Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cabanatuan City - How About My Place?

Welcome to my hometown - Cabanatuan City. It is high time to feature my place because in a research conducted by Asian Instititue of Management, my City is among the best places in the country to live, work or start a business. See related news here.

My city is strategically located in the heart of the Province of Nueva Ecija approximately 117 kilometers (or about 4 hours) from Manila. Although, this is not the Provincial Capital, Cabanatuan is the only 1st-Class City and is considered the commercial center of Nueva Ecija.

It's almost 19 thousand hectares of plain land are mainly agricultural so expect to see lots of rice fields in the area. There are no beaches, no mountains, no falls or any other attractive landscapes but the City more than made-up for these thru its rich history.

The various attractions in my City are mainly associated with my people's participation in World War II. As an info, Nueva Ecija represents one of the eight rays of sun in the Philippine Flag which revolted against Spanish Occupation. Most of these landmarks are posted here so do enjoy this post and if you happen to go to Cabanatuan, just buzz me and I am more than happy to show you around.


Fields of Palay are everywhere in the City



Cabanatuan City Hall



An Angel's Fountain at the Freedom Park



A Symbol of Novo Ecijanos heroism in World War II



Gen. Antonio Luna monument at Plaza Luzero



Burgos Street with the Kings of the Cabanatuan Road - Tricycles



Fields of Gold: Palay



A Tribute to Cabanatuan Farmers at Cabu (One of those is a real person. Guess who?)



Sun Dial at Pangatian Concentration Camp



American and Philippine Flags at Pangatian Shrine


Please check-out my related posts about Cabanatuan City:

Longanisa Festival 2008

Pangatian Shrine and Concentration Camp

Cabanatuan Tourist Spots

117 comments:

  1. someday... someday i will visit your place....

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  2. Very nice group of pictures! I especially like the flagpoles!

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  3. ah taga cabanatuan ka pala.
    pasaka naman ng palayan nyo. hehe.

    nung nagpunta kaming cordillera, syempre dumaan kaming nueva ecija. ang lawak...

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  4. nice place. pa invite naman dyan..:-)

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  5. baka naman haciendero ka dyan! lol!

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  6. great to see your hometown! looks really interesting to visit!

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  7. Cabanatuan: The home of the world's best longanisa! :)

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  8. LS: How interesting to see your home town. An interesting experience with a busy main street. Thanks for the trip.

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  9. Your place looked interesting too. Burgos Street looked like a very busy street. Which are the most famous/favourite local products in your town? I know I sounded crazy but when I first visited manila in 1983, I bought one whole box of dried mangos but they are now easily available in our supermarkets....lol

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  10. Enjoyed the pictures of your home town. I especially like the fields of palay. Got to Google and see what that is!

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  11. I used to travel through and/or make stopovers in Cabanatuan when I was doing fieldwork in the Cagayan River Basin in the 60's. Ibang-iba na pala ang Cabanatuan ngayon! Time to revisit na pala.

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  12. hey hey hey!

    neighboring towns pala tayo...

    taga bulacan ako, baliuag.

    at nung nasa audit pa ko, I audited banks there sa cabanatuan. stayed at La Parilla... then tambay sa mall na katabi nun (i forgot the name)

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  13. @ ifoundme - you can just spend a day here and you will see evrything my City has to offer but if you decided to stay for the weekend then we have some of the best resorts in the region.

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  14. @ luke wiley - it's the Fil-Am connection that makes us brothers. Our countries have rich historical relations.

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  15. @ the islander - cabanatuan pa lang yan, yung nueva ecija talaga napakalawak ng mga bukirin. pinakamalaki kami sa region 3 in terms of land area.

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  16. @ r-yo - oo ba. kelan ka punta?

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  17. @ coldman - how i wish lols. marami ako lupa sa paso.

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  18. @ lara - americans visit our place specially those war veterans. thanks.

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  19. @ kegler747 - uy carlo may utang nga pala ako sayo na longanisa :)

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  20. @ fishing guy - you're welcome FG, just wanna share my hometown to everyone.

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  21. @ alicesg - Burgos St is our downtown area with lots of old stores and old market.

    the most famous local product of my town has gotta be the longaniza. it is a meat sausage wrapped in pig intestine mixed with lots of garlic. i know it doesn't sound delicious but wait 'til you taste it. we even have a festival named after it.

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  22. @ dot - palay is my country's main crop and it is where rice came from. the region in which Cabanatuan belongs is known as the Philippines Rice Bowl which produces the most rice in our country.

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  23. @ bertN - the City has fully developed now with lot's of concrete road networks. this is where most of commercial establishments in the province are located.

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  24. @ lethalverses - hey ka-region, kumusta. La Parilla is still there with lots of worthy competitions now. You must be referring to NE Mall just near the hotel. Now, we have bigger NE Malls, a Mega Center which is reputed to be the biggest mall in Central Luzon and Robinson's. SM is in the drawing board.

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  25. Fantastic ones..... No words to express the beauty of it. I really like especially the last one.... Lawstude you rocks...

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  26. I am to stay at cabanatuan for two weeks time starting next week, can you recommend any place to stay there that's clean and affordable?

    and . . thanks to your blog, i now know places to see there! i was gettin desperate browsing everywhere..!

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  27. wow, nueva ecija ka pala. there's a large group of pinoys in tokyo from there. they're part of the Japan Association of Novo Ecijanos (JANE)

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  28. Nice place. Talaga lang ha? You will tour us around. Makapunta nga dyan.

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  29. talaga? dapat nga talaga na mabisita ko ang cabanatuan. looking forward to visiting this place. most likely october. puno na ang september.

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  30. wow! really wonderful pictures. i'm sure cabanatuan in the flesh is as beautiful also. soon... i hope i can drop by your place. link you up.

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  31. Law, Thanks for the information. I would looked out for it if I come across any filipino food fair over here. :)

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  32. Beautiful. Must visit one day :-)

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  33. @ selerines - oh boy. thanks for the comment and for liking the photos.

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  34. @ tourme_around - if you are just planning to stay within the city proper, i suggest you check the following:

    Fred's Apartelle - (044) 464-1746

    Village Inn resort - (044) 464-3474

    Greenland Leisure Suites - (044) 965-1988

    My pick is on Fred's Apartelle because they have weekly rates that is a really affordable.

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  35. @ caryn - that's nice to know. the novo ecijano spirit still lives even in foreign land.

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  36. @ vanessa - sure. just buzz me kung kelan mo gusto kasi madalas wala din ako dito hehehe.

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  37. @ the dong - sure bro. sana makasam ko sa lakad mo sa september and meet bloggers in those area kaya lang medyo hectic din eh tsaka baka materminate ako sa work lols.

    basta see you soon na lang bro.

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  38. @ promdiblogger - we may not have the best tourist attractions but my City is a good place to visit too.

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  39. @ alicesg - no problem. thanks on the info about singapore foods too.

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  40. @ ever - yup. i am proud to be a cabanatueno.

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  41. @ ash - thanks. a nice place really.

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  42. Wow, I like your hometown! It looks peaceful.

    ;)

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  43. LS: I have an award for you on my site for being an Amazing Friend, please take a look.

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  44. You hometown sure look very "hometown-ey". MUst've been a great place to grow up in =)

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  45. You have one great City and I know that your province is one of the largest supplier of rice. Nice photos Lawstude. Well done.

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  46. hahaha... oo nga. kahit habol ka na lang sa boracay ayos na. hehehe...

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  47. Beautiful and interesting pictures. I enjoy seeing other parts of the world.

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  48. i have never been to this place. thanks to you, i will consider going here one day..

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  49. Beautiful tour of your hometown city! Beautiful captures~my favorite two are the Field of Palay~gorgeous scenery, & the field of gold~gorgeous! The tricycles look fun! :)
    Enjoy your day!
    Cat

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  50. Wow! You've got a really nice place. And very hospitable and gracious ang host to offer a personal tour. Baka mag dagsakan ang iyong bisita. Pero i'll keep that in mind...until i finally get my most awaited bakasyon back there.

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  51. Hello again. I have a 5-Star Award for your blog. Please claim it in my blog.

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  52. @ kyels - very peaceful. you sould even hear crickets and toads croaking at nights.

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  53. @ fishing guy - wow. thanks you. the friendship means a lot to me. i'll proudly display it in my sidebar.

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  54. @ stanley - yup. it has a mis of everything from the busy urban lifestyle to the cozy rural settings.

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  55. @ uno - thanks buddy. when rice shortage hit Pinas, my province is one of those not affected by it.

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  56. @ the dong - sige try ko sumunog doon. di pa nga ako napupunta doon eh.

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  57. @ andrea - thanks. i am just delighted to share our part of the world to you.

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  58. @ random ramblings - ok. you will see lots of plain fields here, maganda lalo kung anihan na.

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  59. @ catherine - palays and tricycles are two of the top 3 things we are known for.

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  60. @ em - hahaha. ok lang yun, kahit konti lang libutan dito eh hospitable naman mga cabanatuenos lols.

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  61. @ vanessa - wow. thank you for the award. i appreciate it.

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  62. Ganda rin pala ng place mo. Kailan ba pwede pumunta jan?

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  63. the pictures prove it - cabanatuan is really a good place to live in. parang peaceful nga dyan plus ganda pa ng scenery [i'm talking about the ricefields]. i love seeing ricefields. hehe. siguro kasi sa southern luzon ako lumaki kung saan marami ding ricefields. i've never been to northern luzon. at pag pumunta ako jan, i'll surely buzz you kuya oman.

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  64. Hey this is such a cool place to be in and what a beautiful environment ;)

    Thank you for sharing and yes we do have fried ice-cream but not too popular here though. Yes, do blog about it ya :D

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  65. Nicely done! I love the shot of the fields. I have been to Cabanatuan before for a concert.

    Thanks for visiting Norwich Daily Photo and leaving your kind comments. Have a fab weekend!


    joy

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  66. wow! ang ganda ang palayan. napakagreen at healthy ang mga palay. minsan sa ilocos - yellowish kasi walang ulan.

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  67. i remember passing through cabanatuan on my way to aurora---we had lunch at my friend's in-laws. great photos! hope to explore your city one of these days.

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  68. Ah.... very nice indeed. The fields of Gold is a wonderful perspective... rich colors... you must've been on your belly to take this one! Good job! =D
    Mountain Retreat

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  69. Just great to see your city! It looks really a nice place to visit!

    Thanks for your gentle visit on my place!

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  70. wow mayaman sa palay at history ang hometown mo @ Lawstude. nice shots as usual. congrats, naka more than hundred comments ka, grabe. unbeatable!

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  71. thanks for taking us on a tour of your city. the people sculptures on the city gate are really interesting, & the fields are beautiful. LOL on the angel

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  72. you have good reason to be proud of you hometown; the pics show it. i like the second photo the most.

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  73. what a great comilation of photos!

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  74. The rice field photo is never different from those Italy in and I have a Vienna photo of almost the same composition (2nd).

    I came here via your comment from a skywatch post and your sky photos (though not for skywatch) are really wonderful!

    Pundaquit beach seems a peaceful paradise...Happy weekend!

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  75. Que lugar más peculiar tiene de todo.
    Un abrazo

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  76. ive never really been here. but what i know is that this city is also known as the tricycle capital of the country... hehehe

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  77. @ vinzent - anytime would be ok pero pinakamaganda pag february because of the festival and also during april and november because of harvest time.

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  78. i tried to look for the bridge near pangatian but had to leave after a few minutes since we're running out of time...next time or never :(

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  79. @ beero - you would always almost pass nueva ecija when you plan to go north. maganda dito ang endless views ng rice field. just tell me when ka mapupunta para naman mailibot ko kayo dito.

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  80. @ shionge - it is a cool place to live in but the weather is relatively hot and humid.

    i'll try to go to that ice cream shop and feature the fried ice cream soon.

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  81. @ joy - Cabanatuan is a popular place for concerts and these are usually held either at Araullo University Gymnasium or in other resorts and hotels here.

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  82. @ nanaybelen - medyo maganda kasi irrigation system dito sa cabanatuan kaya sagana sa tubig ang mga palayan.

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  83. @ luna miranda - cabanatuan is a good stop-over if you are going to baler or dingalan in aurora. the best accomodations and restaurants in nueva ecija are in my city.

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  84. @ mediterranean kiwi - you are right MK.

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  85. @ michele - yup and i almost step on a mud just to shoot this one. thanks for liking it.

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  86. @ sonia - great food and warm people. a nice place to visit indeed.

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  87. @ redlan - salamat bro. kaya naman pinagbubutihan ko pagkuha ng mga pics para di ako mapahiya sa mga bumabasa tulad mo. hehe.

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  88. @ tash - there are actually two welcome signs of the City which are created similarly and the sculptures on top of it are both identical. they are sculptures of farmers and a haystack.

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  89. @ collapsingbarrycade - thanks. i am proud of my city, although our tricycles could sometimes be a headache. they are way tooooo many.

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  90. @ john - thanks. i appreciate.

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  91. @ mirage2g - to borrow from one of my fave blogger "same, same but different". thanks, i like to visit skywatch entries a lot.

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  92. @ wanderingcommuter - yeah, we love our tricycles and almost every family here owns one.

    some of them could really be a pain in the as*** specially to tourists.

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  93. @ tutubi - i dunno if there is a bridge in pangatian. maybe just a foot bridge to cross the irrigation. you may have passed valdefuente bridge going to talavera, nueva ecija. the other bridge (Vergara Bridge) is still in the works.

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  94. grabi ang lawak pala ng palayan nyo dyan...sigurado walang rice shortage dyan..hehh

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  95. I've been to Cabanatuan once or twice but did not have the chance to go sight seeing. My brother has a house there but his family has migrated to the States now.

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  96. yung nakapulang shirt pala ang totoong tao. oh, nakasmile pa siya. hehehe

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  97. hi atty! validate lang info? is cabanatuan 19 hectares of plainb land only?

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  98. Great post!

    I have enjoyed Cabanatuan

    A city pulsating. while agricultural and urban.

    Very cool.

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  99. hi there, kabayan,
    im from daan sarile, sadly nagtratrabaho na ko ngayun sa dubai. proud din ako at least maraming nakaka appreciate sa bayan natin. Baka mapadaan ka sa blog ko din, www.kunejo.blogspot.com
    salamat!

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  100. Hi guys there's no bridge in pangatian but they do have bridge between CABU and PALAYAN City.

    Lawstude It was amazing what you been posting here all the picture is beautiful. I even see the place that I use to play when I was a little girl and you made my eyes watery because there is so much memories that I cant forget to our province like I use to help my father sa bukid but even his gone now his memories is still remain to me.

    To all you guys, you need to visit this place am telling you its worth every single minute you spend here like what LAWSTUDE said and he is rights for every words he mention here.

    Good luck LAWSTUDE and more power in everything you do.
    God Bless and Regards

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  101. your from cabanatuan just like mom mom.
    i was born here, and i just visit our country every 2 years. but you know, after viewing your blog... i just wished to be back there soon.

    pinas is a nice country too bad they are not taking good care of it.

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  102. Nice Blog

    I am a graduate of CIC

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  103. hi oman, happy holidays... hope you can post din pics of dupinga, or more of cabanatuan. miss ko na lugar natin. God bless

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  104. permission to post your pics on my blog with a link to your site?

    salamat

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  105. hi! do you know the contact number of hunter valley resort?thanks.

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  106. Hi!

    Kabayan pala tayo. From Talavera naman ang parents ko pati lahat ng mga kamag-anak ko.

    I'm proud to have one kababayan like you! Miss ko na ang longganisang Cabanatuan pati adobong palaka!

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  107. I enjoyed my stay in Cabanatuan. I stayed there at least 2 weeks on a couple of work assignments. I hardly remember though the name of the hotel-resort I stayed in + that bakeshoppe that I liked a lot. I suddenly missed Burgos area.

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  108. hi..super ganda tlga ang cabanatuan city..lalo na kung sa huntervalley resort ka mag stay kc zha yung resort na all in one...anjan n kc lahat eh..wow tlga? wag k trip k pa nila sa ibang places meron ang nueva ecija..pa wowwwwww

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  109. hi..i stumbled upon ur blog site as i was searching and browsing thru links regarding cabanatuan city, i'm planning to spend not a week there and i dont know where to stay. i was looking for a hotel, decent and nice, but not so expensive. i came accross microtel, the rates were so high. can you help me please?
    my ym is smoooth_and_silk@yahoo.com

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  110. HELP PLS
    i wanna know where hotels motels inns are at a low price 4 2 hrs:D

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  111. sir lawstud san po kau d2 sa cabanatuan.. laban po kaung mayor.. boto q pu kau hehe

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  112. Ang kabayanihan ng labanan para sa napalaya sa lalawigan ng Nueva Ecija sa Gitnang Luzon noong Enero hanggang Agosto 1945 noong ikalawang digmaang pangdaigdig sa panahon ng Hapon at inialay ng tunay na matapang na sundalong Pilipino ng Hukbong Katihan ng Komonwelt ng Pilipinas at Hukbong Pamayapa ng Pilipino kasama ang mga kinaroroonang gerilya at ang rebelyong Hukbalahap sa tulong ng mga sundalong Amerikano ay silang talunin at kalabanin ng sundalong Hapones at pagkaraan ng digmaan.

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  113. dami ko pang di napupuntahan.

    thanks for sharing your city!

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  114. I do really love visiting another places. And finally I found a place that soon I would call a home. I do really like this place.

    House and Lot in Cabanatuan

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