Pasalubong is a Filipino word and it pertains to the tradition of bringing back something (gifts or foods) from the destination (or place of vacation) to friends and family back home. Pasalubong can be any gift or souvenir brought for family or friends after being away for a vacation.
Last February 28-March 1, 2015 I was with my photography friends in Baguio. We were there to shoot the Panagbenga 2015 Celebration. February 28 (Saturday) was for the Street Dancing Competition while the next day, Sunday (March 1) was for the Grand Parade. We also left Baguio on a Sunday, after the Grand Parade.
Baguio City was so crowded during this year’s Panagbenga 2015 Festival that we almost had no time to buy pasalubong. Good thing we dropped by the Lion’s Head place, which is an iconic place in Baguio, and brought some pasalubong. Here are some of the things that can be brought here as pasalubong. Special thanks to Rudy & Gloria’s Store for allowing us to photograph their merchandize.
Strawberry Jam and Peanut Butter from Good Shepherd – a well-known brand in Baguio City.
Sweet potato (kamote)
Strawberry key chains
“Walis-tambo” key chains
The famous Baguio City “walis-tambo”.
Fresh vegetables from Baguio City.
Rudy & Gloria’s Store sells a lot of pasalubong from Baguio City.
The “sundot-kulangot” – there’s a sweet honey-like food inside.
A giant version of the popular “sundot-kulangot”
One of the sales lady in this part of Baguio City.
The owner of Rudy & Gloria’s Store in Baguio City, near the Lion’s Head.