Paracale is a town of gold.

Kids striking a pose while I waved goodbye to them.

It was almost after lunch when we left Paracale. Our overnight camping trip to Calaguas was a trip that I will certainly remember. It was also  a heartbreaking situation  that we were about to leave Camarines Norte. I have learned a few things about Paracale in general. Thanks to a good friend of mine Kevin for introducing his hometown to us. It’s literally a gem in Bicol provinces. Paracale is located in front of the Pacific Ocean which is a short distance of about 40 kilometers from the town of Daet. And is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines.

I did not know anything about Paracale before but when Elal mentioned about the  town of gold then I suddenly remembered something I watched on television about its abundance  in natural resources like gold. You have to agree with me that this small town is popularly known as the town of gold as it’s the town where gold can be found in any forms like in a soil or in a sand. It is recorded in the pages of the history of the Philippine Islands. Small scale mining is wide-spread in this town . In fact we have seen mountains and forest but no trees. How depressing.

Some of the major industries in Paracale are mining, fishing, agriculture and copra making. One of the great things to know about Paracale is that it is ranked as one of the most peaceful towns in the province.


I was looking off to the mountains and I could feel it’s grieving. The province is surrounded by mountains and there were areas where I could not find trees at all . I am deeply concerned about this small-scale mining in this town. It’s alarming that people reside near the mountains and I would not be surprised if calamity strikes again this would kill innocent people.

How I wish those trees they cut could speak. And if they could speak,  what do you think they are going to say?

Paracale, thank you for the good memories and I hope to see you soon.

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