By Homerun Nievera, MyTagaytay.com |
It was during my 5th grade in Don Bosco Makati did I first encounter the Lighthouse in Calatagan, Batangas.
I was then a member of our school’s Junior Aspirants’ Club which was known as a stepping stone to the priesthood. We had a field trip to Calatagan and in one of our walks on the beach, we reached theParola as it’s locally known.
The word Parola is actually a literal Tagalog translation of Lighthouse, from the Spanish word Farola.
On this summer road trip, my wife Sweetie and I went to Calatagan just to look for the Parola. We were in Calatagan about 3 years ago but missed finding it. It seemed like a lost icon from my childhood. I had to find it this time.