Why STaiRwaY?
Upon taking a glance on my blog, STAIRWAY... maybe you'll ask why STAIRWAY? What is in it? Well, I chose STAIRWAY simply because it speaks of taking a STEP either going up or going down in order to reach the next level or even reach a place where you want to go. It is my avenue to reach out to the world and share my hopes and aspirations in life as well as sharing the wonders of dwelling here in the Philippines.

BARILI - A place where my beauty radiates....

>> Saturday, December 12, 2009


Tilapia Fun Fishing in Campangga, Barili, Cebu

Mantayupan Falls in Mantayupan, Barili, Cebu
Milk Station in Dakit, Barili, Cebu

            In the heart of the Philippine archipelago, lies a group of islands called the Visayas. At its center is the island of Cebu long and narrow at 216 kilometers. On its southwestern coast lies the historic town of Barili. It is 62 kilometers from Cebu City and is surrounded by mountains on almost all sides.
           There are various legends about how Barili got its name. During the Spanish times, the town was alternately called Barili and Barilis, a variety of fish common in the nearby waters from which the place probably derived its name. 
           Another legend became the officially accepted story in a resolution passed in 1908 by the Barili Municipal Council which goes like this... A long time ago, in a tiny hut resting  on a small plateau, there lived a poor couple. Near their home was a tree entwined with a vine locally known as "balili". One summer day, as the couple was taking a break from work under the shade of a tree, a group of Spaniards on an exploration trip of the island came upon them. After greeting the couple in sign language, one of the Spaniards began toying with the leaves of the vine. He had never seen such a plant in his homeland. The Spaniards, however, were more curious about the place they had wandered into, and so one of them asked: 'Como se llama este lugar'? (What is the name of this place?). Not understanding the strange tongue in which they were being spoken to, and assuming that they were being asked for the name of the plant in the Spaniards hand, the couple answered 'Balili'.
             The name struck and in time became BARILI which was easier for the Spanish tongue to pronounce.

2 comments:

FaYe December 12, 2009 at 11:11 AM  

maayo kaayo ang imo post, daghan ug links. kamao na gyud ka mohimo ug links.
nice post!!! very nice!!! invite your friends abroad to visit your blog. am eager to read your next post.
naay makig exlinks nimo so, ibutang iya links sa imo blog. then check sab iya blog kon imo blog gi-add ba niya.

FaYe December 16, 2009 at 9:58 AM  

nice pictures!!ann. nindot sab imo header, kinsa man gabuhat sa imo header or kamao naka?

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