Photographer shares shots of Siargao’s mesmerizing seascapes, ‘walking lechon’
A local photographer from Surigao del Norte province has taken to social media to share some mesmerizing pictures of the seascapes and landscapes of Burgos town on Siargao Island.
Janos Leo Andanar, 34, who lives in Dapa town, posted the photos–which he took while on his way to General Luna town–on his Facebook page Jicko.Andanar Photography on Sunday, Nov. 6.
At around 2 p.m. on the same day, he also spotted a mother pig covered with fresh, brown mud sniffing and wandering around, and took photos of it.
For the past years, Andanar has witnessed the beautiful scenery of the country’s surfing capital, but he considers Burgos town as the most magical and enchanting place on the island.
In his post, Andanar describes the town as replete with superstitious stories and breathtaking seascapes, with city-like lights in the mountain forest. However, what puzzles him the most is the sight of free-roaming pigs in the area.
“27 years ago, I remember seeing pigs and piglets for the first time roaming around the rocky roads of Burgos. It went viral around 2019 when tourists flocked to Siargao and witnessed piglets running [freely on the road],” he recalled.
“As far as I remember, it is the same area where I saw piglets running around when I was a kid. Is this a domesticated pig? Born in the wild? Or one of [those] from the magical cities of Burgos?” he went on to say.
His post quickly drew the attention of other social media users who reacted to Burgos town’s beautiful scenery and were amused by the sight of a “walking lechon.”
Last October, a lawmaker from the province said that Siargao Island still needs at least P2.5 billion to fully recover from the onslaught of Typhoon Odette, which ravaged the tourist haven in December 2021.
Surigao del Norte Rep. Fransisco Jose “Bingo” Matugas II said the funds would be used to reconstruct devastated schools, roads, multipurpose buildings, and the seawall, which protects the island from strong waves and surges during typhoons. /ra
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