Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Batanes • The ghost of Songsong

One of the things i missed during my last trip to Batanes was the ruins of Songsong. The remnants of a tsunami over 50 years ago, they have endured the weathering of time and the elements but not the hands of man. New stone houses are now standing in place of the ruins. I emailed Augusto Villalon of the Daily Inquirer about this impending destruction way back in January 2007 but sadly, there was no response. So now I'm reprinting a capture from December 2006 as a tribute to this ghost town that's now a ghost of its old self.

6 comments:

Ferdz said...

Sad to hear about this. Last February, those ruins were still there. Sayang yung heritage and history nung town.

lagal[og] said...

sinabi mo bro wulf. nalungkot akong sobra kasi heritage nila ito, not just an attraction for tourists. minsan kasi, tayong mga pinoy, we really have little regard for things like preserving heritage sites

the donG said...

very interesting. hindi ko alam na may ghost town na pala dyan. buti na lang at kahit papaano may naiwan pa.

lagal[og] said...

naku dom, there used to be one but now it's not there anymore. which is why i entitled it the ghost of the ghost town of songsong.

Millie said...

You've beautifully captured its ruins, ang ganda. Good tribute ogs. I feel sad though :(

lagal[og] said...

onga eh millie. ngayon captures at memories na lang ang tanging natira sa songsong ruins

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