Every Good Friday pilgrims troop to the town to climb the peak of Balaan Bukid following the 14 Stations of the Cross. After the Balaan Bukid trek, pilgrims and tourists then proceed to the town of Jordan to witness the Ang Pagtaltal sa Guimaras.
Ang Pagtaltal sa Guimaras is a lenten presentation on the hillside of Jordan. The play is patterned after the famous Oberrammergau Passion Play in West Germany. The play shows the story of Christ’s Passion, beginning with the entry into Jerusalem and ending with the Death of Christ on the Cross with the locals as actors.
The increasing number of spectators and devotees yearly shows as proof that Pagtaltal is already gaining its popularity. If you are one of them, make sure to protect yourselves from the scorching summer heat by bringing enough water and food along with you.
How to Get There
From Manila, you can fly to Iloilo. From Iloilo Airport, take a cab and ask to be taken to Parola which is the jump-off point for Jordan, Guimaras. From there you can board a motorboat (Php14++ per head) going to Jordan port. Upon arriving in Jordan port, proceed to the tourism center just a few meters from the drop-off point. You can ask for assistance getting around. There are also several mini-van and tricycle drivers who offer tour rides.