Nueva Ecija: San Jose Cathedral and the "Jinxed" Barangay
Photos of San Jose City, Nueva Ecija:
the welcome arch
Facade of San Jose Cathedral (St. Josephs Cathedral)
the cathedral apse/dome taken in front of Jollibee where Tutubi had breakfast (note the difference in color from pictures taken inside the car)
A barangay (village) with a funny name that means jinxed or unlucky in Filipino if you pronounce it differently
Rufina Homes is located in a jinxed barangay...joking!
San Jose Tourism sites cites the Tanduyong festival held every 4th Sunday of April coinciding with the annual fiesta to celebrate this. Tanduyong is a variety of onion grown in the area. Another interesting place is Palasapas Falls said to be a popular picnic venue.
Pupils of this elementary school seem to always see each other often thus the name :P
Note: Photos taken in a moving car through a tinted window that's why some are slightly blurred,with color disparities and sometimes glass reflections. Some pictures cropped and added slight color adjustments but no major alteration.
How to Get to San Jose City, Nueva Ecija:
Driving Directions: On NLEX, take Sta. Rita Exit then just follow the route that will lead to Pulilan, Plaridel, Baliuag, San Ildefonso, and San Miguel, Gapan, San Leonardo, Sta. Rosa, Cabanatuan City, Talavera, Muñoz then San Jose.
Those with motorcycles or want to avoid toll fees on NLEX can opt to go via MacArthur Highway passing through Caloocan, Valenzuela, Meycauayan, Marilao, Bocaue, Balagtas, Guiguinto (Tabang), Plaridel, Pulilan, Baliuag, San Rafael, San Ildefonso, San Miguel , Gapan, San Leonardo, Sta. Rosa, Cabanatuan City, Talavera, Muñoz then finally San Jose City.
Commute: Bus service to San Jose, Nueva Ecija is can be found on EDSA, Cubao Quezon City e.g. Baliwag Transit, Five Star Transit et al with signboards. Buses going to Banaue also pass by the city.
posted by backpacking philippines @ 8:06 PM,
- At Aug 3, 2008, 11:16:00 AM, Nanaybelen said...
nice churches. spanish look talaga
- At Aug 3, 2008, 11:39:00 AM, tutubi said...
nanay belen, spanish looking but it looks recent and not old, probably a reconstruction.
- At Aug 3, 2008, 8:39:00 PM, kyels said...
How are you supposed to pronounce the name properly?
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- At Aug 5, 2008, 3:45:00 PM, acey said...
oh nice cathedral. i like the architechture.
- At Aug 5, 2008, 6:18:00 PM, tutubi said...
kyels, i don't know how to describe but you need to say it slowly to have the funny meaning.
stella, you didn't give your email address, how can i email you?
acey, nice indeed. didn't get to see the interiors though
- At Aug 6, 2008, 1:35:00 AM, the donG said...
hahaha... nice one. malasin=jinxed.
- At Aug 6, 2008, 5:03:00 AM, Photo Cache said...
The architecture of the church is very impressive. I should visit there when I go home.
- At Aug 6, 2008, 11:17:00 AM, Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...
may bago na naman akong papasyalan sa blog!
- At Aug 6, 2008, 2:23:00 PM, lawstude said...
your right. san jose cathedral is newly renovated. the kita-kita church also in san jose is much older although it is closed to the public during weekdays.
my province really has some funny sounding barangay names like Barangay Canaan in Rizal, Barangay Balooga in Talavera and Barangay Palagay here in Cabanatuan.
- At Aug 6, 2008, 9:33:00 PM, tutubi said...
the dong, jinxed? :P
photo cache, just near your home province, eh?
everlito, welcome to my humble blog
lawstude, I should've checked out that Kita-kita church. there's also Barangay Bading in Butuan :P
- At Aug 7, 2008, 1:40:00 PM, Sexy Mom said...
interesting architecture. as to the school, good it was not named kitakits (lol)
- At Aug 7, 2008, 7:30:00 PM, tina said...
Kita kita and malasin? Haha.
/me likes the church. hehe
- At Nov 3, 2008, 3:27:00 PM, said...
willie of san jose city - i miss you.... very much!
- At Apr 17, 2009, 10:36:00 AM, said...
hello I am Sunny of Hong kong,and San jose city is my Hometown.I just want to correct how you translate the word "MALASIN" as you are reffering to one of the barangays.There are two meanings of this word,unfortunately youre using the wrong one.MALASIN means'to have a glance' or 'to look at it.(the next barangay to malasin is KITA-KITA)which means "I SAW YOU".NEXT TO KITA-KITA IS MY BARANGAY TAYABO which means "a POT"or "JAR"-thanks
- At Apr 18, 2009, 12:23:00 PM, backpacking philippines said...
anonymous, hehe i know of the other meaning but it's very easy to use the unlucky one :P
- At Aug 25, 2009, 3:05:00 PM, said...
can anyone point me to cheap inn or lodge somewhere in San Jose, Nueva Ecija? I mean really cheap dives. I'm trying to travel with just the bare necessities: a camera, a few clothes and a couple of bucks, a'la chris mcCandless..
- At Dec 27, 2009, 5:02:00 PM, said...
nice place I found my true love in Sta. Rosa Sibut San jose City< Nueva Ecija his name is Romulo Africa
- At May 5, 2010, 8:54:00 PM, said...
gusto kong makapunta ng san jose sa pic plang kasi parang ang gnda na po ng place pero d ko alam pano mgpunta dun kung san pdeng magstay for a week...
- At Oct 12, 2011, 4:06:00 PM, said...
MALASIN --- to take a glance
KITA-Kita --- I see you
other barangays in San Jose with unique names include:
TAYABO --- a pot
PINILI --- chosen
SIBUT --- a kind of Herb
ABAR --- an egyptian royal name
PORAIS --- named by the early inhabitants of the place who came from PURA, Tarlac.
- At Oct 12, 2011, 4:19:00 PM, said...
The old cathedral structure at the downtown withstood the second world war, but off course it has to be renovated. Watch the movie "Tinimbang ka ngunit kulang" and you'll see some of San Jose's original edifices, including the old cathedral. The church located in Kita-kita is a parish church, while San Jose Cathedral is the central catholic church of the Diocese of San Jose (2nd district), Nueva Ecija.
- At Jul 6, 2012, 12:59:00 PM, eidelweiss pascua said...
"Malasin" is also a deeper Filipino word synonym to "tignan" or "saksihan" (e.g. Malasin mo giliw ang saksi ng aking pagmamahal... a line from a tagalog folk song).
Also, there's also a possibility that since there are Ilocanos in the area, the word "Malasin" could probably be an ilocano word which means "halata"...