River in Baliw, Sanchez Mira
Posted by BCS on January 18, 2009
That’s the name of the place, Baliw. It’s pronounced slowly, by the way, as in Ba-liw (with emphasis on the extended “a” ).
When my brother-in-law, Mang Val, and I passed through this area going to the rice fields from the Thoburn Memorial Academy, Mang Val pointed out to me that it was in this river where he learned how to swim as a young boy.
My wife would later tell me that many children (including her) frolicked in this body of water in the past.
Mang Val, this one’s for you. 🙂