Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Bicol's ‘Pinangat’ town comes out with own history book

CAMALIG, Albay, Oct. 26 (PNA) -– This Albay town famous for delicious pinangat is now ready with a written chronicle of its past – the Camalig History Book: CAMALIG...Albay's Cabecera of Christian Evangelization.

Written by historian Danilo Madrid Gerona, the book is one of the foremost legacies in the preservation and promotion of the town's rich heritage.

As the first book written on the history of the town, it provides a comprehensive narrative which traces its epic journey from a vibrant cabecera of the Franciscan missions in Albay in the late 16th century to an opulent abaca trading center in the 19th century, culminating in the post-war rehabilitation era.

With sources drawn from the major archives in Spain and the Philippines, this book serves as a solid foundation for in-depth studies of scholars on the various aspects of Camalig’s past.

This book was realized through the vision and initiative of Mayor Caloy Baldo, the wholehearted support of the Sangguniang Bayan members, Gov. Joey Sarte Salceda, the local government unit of Camalig and the people of the town.(PNA) hbc/FGS/EMC/CBD/pjn