I've always been proud of being a Taclobanon.
There's this immense outburst of comfort that I feel whenever I hear of anyone speaking Waray-Waray in my school here in Metro Manila. It feels great to know that there are Waray-Waray people hanging around.
The Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival Park opened yesterday, according to Philippine Information Agency. I really wish I were in Tacloban right now to celebrate the city fiesta and commemorate its traditions. Looking back, Tacloban City was once a small city with few establishments. Now, it boasts one of the most progressive local economies in the Philippines, which is evident in numerous openings of shopping centers, retail shops and other entrepreneurial and industrial areas.
Sometimes I wish progress in the city was not this fast-paced. Majority of the people living there cannot cope up with the inflation of prices and the influx of lifestyle pressure. The effects of being a Highly Urbanized City are now undeniably surfacing up. In ten years time, this city will be able to compete with bigger local economies like Cebu's and Davao's.
As I've said earlier, I've always been proud of being a Taclobanon, but the stress of being in a highly urbanized region is building up, morally pressing the low-to-middle income-earning households which make up a large portion of Tacloban City.