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    GRANDFATHER OF THE CITY

    by davidjo Written Jul 20, 2013
    ULO NG APO

    You will find the massive statue of Ulo Ng Apo at the roundabout in Bajac-Bajac glorifying the legend of the city. Ulo Ng Apo actually means 'old man's head' and accpording to the legend the Olongapo area was home to many warring tribes, but a wise old man tried to unite the tribes, but one day the old man suddenly disappeared. Sometime later the old man's headless body was found, but no matter how they searched the tribesmen could not find the head, until one day a boy came across the head impaled on a bamboo stick. He ran back to the village shouting ' OLO NIN APO' which meant head of the old man. The phrase stuck and that is supposed to be how Olongapo got it's name. The statue at the roundabout signifies that the present day residents are united.

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    clouds collection onda way to 'GApowHH!

    by missmarianne Updated Mar 10, 2008

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    while in bus back to olongapo.. the window showcased this greengreengreen grass of hope with playfUL sky above (the clouds keep changing shapes..!). You won't get bored and tired travelIn if you just try to appreciate God's materpieces slapping your face..ouch..!

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