An Baao sa mata kan tambay

The Philippines is indeed living to its reputation as a “text (or short messaging system) capital” of Asia. One of the messages circulating in the “text-sphere” is the picture of Baao in Camarines Sur during the 80’s and the 90’s. The text message is reproduced as follows:

A Baao

Nalagalag na ika sa lugar ka Baao?
Natagayan kin alak sa San Jose?
Nabugbog kin tambay sa Buluang?
Narakop kin tanod ta curfew sa Sta. Cruz?
Nabadil sa Bagumbayan?

Napagtripan kin adik sa San Francisco?
Napangayamnan kin maligno sa Antipolo?
Nabayad a paruyan sa Salvacion?
Saka mga magagayon na raraga sa San Juan?

Napaalnas sa agiyan ka Caranday?
Napatambay ka o naging makuapo ni Barlin?
Natigbas sa Del Pilar?
Saka pagtsismisan kin mga tsismosa sa La Medalla?
Sirangon ta an gayon kan Baao.

I am not sure if this is still the picture of Baao today. Hopefully not. Cheers!

2 thoughts on “An Baao sa mata kan tambay

    1. I beg to disagree. I lived in san juan and sta. Cruz, baao, camarines sur in the 70s and 80s, and i say it is one of the most peaceful place I have ever been. Sorry, but the town in the poem is not the BAAO i was born into.

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