Brgy. Maliwalo, Tarlac City, Philippines

Hello Janet, This post is for you πŸ™‚

I had a request from my regular reader who used to live in Tarlac but relocated now in Davao City. She want me to post pictures of Barangay Maliwalo and Maliwalo High School. Her last look on this place was in 1989, whoa! Almost 2 decades!

I was relocated in Tarlac in May 1991 prior to the eruption of Mount Pinatubo. So you’re already gone before I even set my foot in this place Janet. Well, there were big changes from then on. I still remember the first time I saw this place, OMG, I whispered to myself, I don’t think I will survive here… lol! I just arrived from Japan then, from a company training at Sumitomo Wiring Systems, one of the biggest company in Japan. We were sent by Kawasaki Company for further training and in return, I need to be transferred here so I can also share my knowledge to newly hired workers of IWSPC- International Wiring Systems Philippines Corp. – the company where I used to work)

Can you imagine, I am a party goer, we were spending nights in bars and discos and suddenly I will live in a barrio lol! The only recreation I can find here then was the old bowling lane at Jecson (It’s a Hospital now). I remember the first time I tried to watch movie here, I was not able to finish the film because I can’t take it anymore, the movie theater was so mapanghe haha πŸ™‚ and that was my first and last visit to that theater, and The Mandarin and Marco Polo. Those where the places where we used to spend our Saturday night after 5 days of tiring work at IWS but those are all gone now. Tarlac is already invaded by Mc dos, Jollibees, Max’s, Chowkings, Malls etc…

So as promised, because I will be paying my water bill at Tarlac Water District, I brought my cam to give you a shot of the place.Eto na yung junction na papasok sa Maliwalo, yung way sa left, palabas yan ng Metro Town, yung sa rignt, palabas ng Osias College.Eto naman yung pinaka downtown ng Maliwalo ngayun, Maayos na syaTarlac Water District Building. O, say mo, sosyal yung building ng TWD ngayun πŸ™‚

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish ChurchMaliwalo Barangay Hall Globe Telecom – Tarlac Maliwalo Elementary School Eto na ang Maliwalo High Shool ngayun, donated ng Japan Gov yang building na yan kaya me flag ng Japan

At siyempre sinama ko na din to. Alangan namng puro new buildings lang ang makita mo πŸ™‚

Ayan yung Post office. Antique na ha πŸ™‚ Sana mapalitan na din ito

So that’s Maliwalo now. Parang Nostalgia trip ha, madami ka sigurong naalala ano? Pareho lang tayo. Na mi miss ko na din ang aking homeland Bikolandia. Pero talagang ganun, maraming reason kung bakit nandito tayo sa lugar kung saan tayo nakatira ngayun.

In my case, I’m just making the most out of it. I had my share of struggles and happy moments here and there but I always bear in mind that wherever we live, we’re just underneath the grace of God. Just pause, look up and feel His presence no matter where you are πŸ™‚


23 comments on “Brgy. Maliwalo, Tarlac City, Philippines

  1. jul, Salamat talaga ng sobra sa ginawa mo for me… naiyak ako imagine almost lahat ng place na lagay mo salamat tlaga na mis ko na talaga ang place na yan… salamat talaga πŸ˜€


  2. Hi janet, wala yun, di lang naman ikaw ang unang nag request ng topic, actually the articles I wrote here are always based on the need of my readers at dun sa mga searchers who always land in my search page. It really helps to improve our page views.

    I am glad na nagustuhan mo yung mga pics πŸ™‚


  3. grabe jul, inulit-ulit kng tingnan ang mga picture d2 naiiyak ako lagi na mi miss ko na talaga ang lugar na ito. thank you . pro prang ang high skul indi na nka uniform y mn?? heheh kc yong panahon ko nka maroon yun heheheh lamat uli ha heheh sobra


    • hi juliet and good day. i got interested in your article about maliwalo, tarlac city as i kept on browsing the intenet hpoing to find some good reasons before we finally decide. reason why is that my wife and i are planning to purchase a house and lot (lumina homes) situated in maliwalo. since i grew up in manila and now based in baguio, wala ako kasi idea how mailwalo looks like, except the pictures you have posted here and the comments from several people. basta meron lang nice, peaceful, environment friendly surroundings and stress free living, ok lang for me and my wife to transfer and live in maliwalo, if these very nice comments and pictures would mean transferring, then why not. i know how difficult and emotional it is to leave the places where i have been to, but at this point, we are almost decided to transfer elsewhere. so, hindi ba kami magkakamali to transfer and live in maliwalo based on the comments and the pictures posted here? help us decide. thanks. btw, if it’s ok with you, can you email me something or anything which i have to now about maliwalo? email add : many thanks.


      • Hi Manny, sorry, late tong repy ko, mas naka focus kasi ako ngayon sa travel website ko, na inanak na ng blog na to :P. Anyway 8 years ago na tong post ko kaya mas madaming changes pa ang makikita nyo dyan ngayon. I suggest na mag ocular kayo before purchasing your house. Mas ok kung makapasyal kayo dito kahit saglit lang. If you have your own car, I can send you a map and driving direction. You can also hire one of our local guide to see the place. You can also visit the place via public transport, via bus and PUJ. With the new administration, mas ok na ang public market ngayon, mas malinis at peaceful πŸ™‚ Anyway, Tarlac is just 2 hours away from Manila kaya I know, mas madali kayong makakapag adjust. Looking forward to meet you here πŸ™‚


  4. wow, taga maliwalo, tarlac city po ako and nice to know na may blog post na ganito hehe. God Bless and more power. I saw a lot of stuf from the pinaykeypoint lady. saw ur vids sa youtube on the aro cup pati ung sa milo. ur such a techie. nyway computer teacher here. hehe


    • Hi there, actually, that post is a request from my reader na dating taga Maliwalo but moved to Davao now. 10 years na daw sya di nakakauwi so she requested some pics. One of my objective is to give an updates sa mga kababayan na malayo na pero me chance pa din para masilip ang mga changes d2 sa atin πŸ™‚

      I’m glad to find you here too and to know that you’re checking my works πŸ˜‰ thank you for your time, yung mga ganitong comment ang nakaka-inspire pa lalo sakin to continue posting and blogging. Keep in touch!!


    • really πŸ˜‰ thank you for taking interests in my works, I hope to see some of yours too. I hope you can leave some link for me to click to return your visits. Tc!



  5. ala namiss ko ang maliwalo dyan kasi ang bayan ko pero sa manila ako lumaki ngayon d2 ako sa taiwan work dyan pala ako bumili ng lupa sa zone 5 hahaaha ganda na pala dyan makauwi at makapag bakasyon


  6. hi po..ganda nmn po ng pagkakakuha nyo sa mga pictures..nung mkita ko po mga pic na yan prang nagflashback lht ng memo ko sa maliwalo ehehe…9years na rin ako d nakakauwi dyan e..sna po mkagawa pa kau ng ibang sana puh mas mraming photo…GodbLess u Poh and keEp sAfe….


  7. Hi to all my classmates batch 81′ yun ginawa natin mini-volcano ay nandun pa rin.namiss ko ang maliwalo dyan kasi ako lumaki sa nga friends ko sa zone 1 to 5 kumusta na. sana mag organize ng reunion ang nga class officers natin someday. my email add sa opis


  8. Hi Juliet, nice pictures of Bgy. Maliwalo. Mabuti naman at nakapag-adjust ka na sa Tarlac. Marami na rin nga nagbago sa City. Lalo na ngayon may SM na. Invite din kita at mga Kabalen natin to join Skyscrapercity Tarlac City and Province Thread. Puede ka magpost doon ng mga pictures ng Tarlac City, mga tourist spots sa province natin, it is one way of promoting Tarlac. Thank you. (Type nyo lang Tarlac Skyscrapercity sa yahoo search)


  9. Truly, indeed bring back memories, nice pictures, I still remember the old high school building, actually i enrolled there year 70’s but did not finish, i was relocated to baguio. I still remember my seat mate Ludy Santos, whom i considered as a friend, who is so talkative they put us infront, and also Miss Genius Julieta Manalang and some Buddies Guinto Brothers. We used to play softball in the other side of the river. Nasaan na kaya sila? I hope the’re still alive. Hope that meron na silang malaki at masayang pamilya. Thank sa pictures Juliet. Please, if you happen to know those people(not the right term)classmates, can you mail me pls. at or facebook with the same name. thanks and Godblees you…


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