Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid: What not to do

Holy Week is coming up. Are you planning to visit Balaan Bukid in Jordan, Guimaras?

The Guimaras Provincial Government said there are “prohibited acts” that those attending the Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid on Good Friday, April 19, should keep in mind.

Aside from bladed weapons, the Police Provincial Office will also ban the use of backpacks of all shapes and sizes for security purposes.

Fines will be imposed against those caught “littering” and “smoking within the premises of the event.”

Attendees are advised keep themselves hydrated by drinking a lot of water.

On April 18, Holy Thursday, and April 19, a color coding scheme for motorbancas will be implemented.

April 18, 2019

Blue flaglets – going directly to Balaan Bukid

Green flaglets – via Jordan wharf

April 19, 2019

Blue flaglets – via Jordan wharf

Green flaglets – going directly to Balaan Bukid

Fares are P15 and P25 from Iloilo City to Jordan wharf, and Iloilo City to Balaan Bukid, respectively.

The Pagtaltal sa Balaan Bukid is one of the most attended events during the observance of Holy Week in Western Visayas.

It is a reenactment of the suffering of Jesus Christ from the flagellation to the crucifixion.IMT

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