Friday, March 19, 2010

Friday Photo Flashback

Friday Photo Flashback

Sicogon Island - 1999

Sicogon Island in the province of Iloilo, Philippines, was a popular destination for the rich and famous back in the '70s. When former President Marcos was still in power, he and his First Lady entertained guests in the island which boasted of a world-class resort and a private airstrip. When we visited the island in 1999, it was no longer the playground of the moneyed and the powerful. What greeted us was a sleepy fishing village with very few amenities. Life in the island is simple and rustic. Electricity was turned off very early at night so that by 7 PM the place was very quiet and dark. However, fresh fish was in abundance and the beach was beautiful and pretty much deserted except for the village children playing on the seashore and the fisherfolk preparing to go out in the sea early in the morning.

The photo was taken during our 3-day excursion to the island back in 1999. That's me and my baby, Nathan.


Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Yes, I remember Sicogon island. If my memory serves me right, that's where the original movie "Ang Pinakamagandang Hayop Sa Balat Nang Lupa" was shot. Too bad that it was neglected after years of fame and renown. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

More Than Words said...

What a great spot for relaxing! I can imagine how busy it was when Marcos was the president. I have an old photo of my lolo and and Marcos. My lolo was in the Philippine Army.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! It looks like a great place to vacation... great photo too!

Blessings & Aloha!


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