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John Magwilang

Written By (sagada genuine guides association inc). on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 | 2:51 PM

any viewers who happened to have some photos of them with their Saggas guides are encouraged to send them to my e-mail address (crazyhim16@yahoo.com) so that we could feature them here.

JOHN MAGWILANG..
Contact #: +639107967073

Mr. John Magwilang is the Founder of the SaGGAs organization.. Through his patience and tough endurance and intelligence, we were able to form an organization that would cater to the satisfaction of tourists here in Sagada..

To Break Heart, this guys is married and blessed with 3 children.. He has a wide knowledge of the traditional practices of the Sagada people.

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..Photos taken and sent by Matura Leslie..

photo by tsimko

"begnas 2009"

some reviews about John Magwilang click this link...........

.@left: John at the Cemetery @right: at the cave

@left: is at Lumiang cave @right: John explaining death rituals at echo valley..

you can watch a video of John Magwilang at Echo Valley by the Trip na Trip travel show of Abs-Cbn
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Photos sent by Ms. Cristel
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October 11, 2007 at 2:37 PM

wow, buti sinimulan mo na itong paggawa ng profile para sa mga sagada guides at first feature mo pa si john ah. hehehe.

share ko lang ang testimony ko about john. he was the first guide i met sa sagada and he was so knowledgeable, courteous, very professional, soft spoken, magaling sa tagalog, at parang radio announcer ang boses. basta magaling. malaking tao si john at kahit ako eh nakaya nyang alalayan sa trekking. maulan kasi sa sagada nung time na yun at madulas ang mga daan pero, i never got hurt kasi nga magaling mag-guide si john. nakayanan nga niya akong buhatin ng isang kamay. hahaha.

to john, you did a great job. i hope that i helped a little sa association ninyo at sa tourism ng sagada. i miss sagada so bad, and i hope to see you all again. musta mo na rin ako ke andrew at sa kanyang asawa. pakisabi, thanks a lot for the cd.

mabuhay ang sagada.

November 13, 2007 at 11:41 AM

si sir john ang official crush ko sa sagada, sorry gareth pero mas crush ko sya sayo...hahahah! See you guys! babalik ako dian...mark my word. heheh lapit na...excited na ko. :P -shan

August 25, 2009 at 11:54 AM

hi!maraming salamat sa comments m;wrere are u now?dito na ako availlable to guide u uli

eugene "yogi" angad
September 23, 2009 at 12:10 PM

sir john!

kmusta po? kmi po ung tumuloy kila kuya oscar nung sept 18 to 20,2009...
salamat po sa pag guide nyo sa amin sa cave connection.ang dami po nmin natutunan sa inyo...pasensya n po sa kakulitan nmin...

salamat po ulit

ako si eden na taga iloilo
October 20, 2009 at 10:58 PM

maraming maraming salamat sa pagiging hagdan sa kweba. hahaha! at sa pinikpikan experience, at sa marami pang iba! :D

arthur
October 20, 2009 at 11:18 PM

kuya john..maraming maraming salamat sa mga tulonng sa cave connection. sa pinikpikan at mga information sa inyung cultura. best experience i ever had!

cathy
October 31, 2009 at 6:29 PM

hello kuya john! kami po ang natulog sa inyung headquarters para manood at tumikim ng pinikpikan. the best tlaga kayong lahat! best year ender experience po tlaga namin ang pagpunta sa sagada! medyo bitin pero ok lng.. thnx sa mga bakal ninyong legs na nag alalay samin sa cave! whehehe. more power to you guys!

November 5, 2009 at 5:21 AM

sir john is the main reason why I SURVIVED in the cave connection.I did not know at that time that he was the President of the group.

I lack coordination whatsover and is proud to be the weakest link in our group. I would have given up buti na lng Sir John made me feel safe.

He welcomed us not just at the caves but in their headqaurters as well. He even cooked PINIKPIKAN for us. It was late at night and I know it was a big sacrifice on thier part but they were so hospitable.

My firends binoculars got lost in the cave, hinabol pa talaga kami ni Sir John para sa waiver and some other info, kasi daw papanhana nya yun dun at pag nkita na papadala sa Iloilo. If he only knew that the binocular's price was so cheap. Sending it here in our palce would cost more than the actual price of that thing.


Sir John, if you get ot read this. Dont bother with Reymund's binoculars.

Hope to see you soon.

The best po talaga yung group nyo...

john
November 16, 2009 at 12:32 PM

hello mera joy thanks also for being my guest and we enjoyedguiding u also guys. by the way i got ur binaculars.hope ur trip here is worth it

Anonymous
November 21, 2009 at 8:10 PM

im really excited n mkpunta s sagada,kaya lng mtagal p ko uuwi,sa nkikita ko p lng sa web site nyo nkaka thrill,at sa mga kwento ni j.h.this guy is really nice khit dito sa taiwan super bait siya at mgaling mkisama.

hotcy_lola_nhe
November 26, 2009 at 8:41 PM

happy birthday j.h. magwilang.my you have more b'days to come and more bleesings keep up the good work.we miss you.

Anonymous
January 18, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Sir John, Thank you very much sa pag tour po ninyo sa amin last Jan 15 & 16, 2010(Fri.-Sat.) from echo valley, Orange Farm to Sumaging Cave. kami po yun sa (George Guest House)yun mga makukulit at maiingay haha! Sayang nga we don't have much time para ma tour po natin lahat. promise babalik po kami diyan para matapos po natin lahat ng pwedeng mapuntahan like Bomod-ok Falls =) we'll call you agad Kuya John. Maraming-maraming salamat po sa inyo. Till the next trip po. God Bless you and your family. always stay safe! We miss Sagada and your people! FYI: sa inyo po kami titira ah hahaha! jk! - Kenneth

Anonymous
February 20, 2010 at 9:14 PM

Dianne: enter me

fazy0718
June 22, 2010 at 2:21 AM

eventhough he is not our guide he was kind enough to include us while giving infos about sagada..he is nice and very informative..he was there to "rescue" us when it was already dark and hindi pa kami bumabalik from our trek in bomod-ok and the rice terraces...

you asked our group why we went to Sagada..and i answered, "pangarap" :) it was a very a simple dream for us who just want to travel and see some exciting places in the phil...and sagada never failed us :)it took a while before we finally set our foot in sagada and i was glad that trip was worth the wait. :)

November 21, 2011 at 9:51 PM

kuya john, kumusta...:D Remember me from red team last April..:D see you next time...Super winner ang adventure...:D my travelling feet really enjoyed it!!! salamat,Salamat

Anonymous
December 6, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Si Kuya John siya ang tour guide namin sa Cave Connection and we had so much fun with him in the cave, he is also our photographer together with Mark.
He is very kind to help us get to our inn. He is also kind to give lectures to other tourist that happens to be on the location that we are at.
We always stop and he give background information with the place.

We were there last December 3 and 4, thank you very much for your patience in guiding us with the cave connection, sunrise, orange picking, church and echo valley.

I will be back again there this coming Feb for another set of friends who didn't join our Dec 3/4 trip.

Thank you very much Kuya John.

Queennie
April 9, 2012 at 1:08 PM

The key to surviving the challenges of Sagada is to have a a guide how is patient, kind, knowledgeable to all the tourist spot and of course a guide who offers 100% customer service to its clients that would definitely be Kuya John. We observed the service that the guides of SAGGAS did to us from the other guides and I would say that they give us the ultimate customer service. Other guides do not assist their guests in the caving, they are even smoking while watching their guest climb the stiff rocks in sumaging cave. others call their guest by merly clapping their hand. But with Kuya John and associates they give a helping hand in the caving, even let their knees to be come a ladder if the cave portion is too high for the guest. They carry our things to give us comfort while trekking to the falls.

High Five to you kuya john and your associates. Our Sagada Adventure will never be a great as it is without your help and without having an amazing tour guide as you. Keep up the good work. The word of the mouth will not be replace by money. May this inspire the other guides to treat their guest same way as you did to us. More Power and God bless!

Queennie

Queennie & Company
April 9, 2012 at 1:11 PM

The key to surviving the challenges of Sagada is to have a a guide how is patient, kind, knowledgeable to all the tourist spot and of course a guide who offers 100% customer service to its clients that would definitely be Kuya John. We observed the service that the guides of SAGGAS did to us from the other guides and I would say that they give us the ultimate customer service. Other guides do not assist their guests in the caving, they are even smoking while watching their guest climb the stiff rocks in sumaging cave. others call their guest by merly clapping their hand. But with Kuya John and associates they give a helping hand in the caving, even let their knees to be come a ladder if the cave portion is too high for the guest. They carry our things to give us comfort while trekking to the falls.

High Five to you kuya john and your associates. Our Sagada Adventure will never be a great as it is without your help and without having an amazing tour guide as you. Keep up the good work. The word of the mouth will not be replace by money. May this inspire the other guides to treat their guest same way as you did to us. More Power and God bless!

Queennie & Company
April 5-7 (Wyze Tours)

Anonymous
May 24, 2012 at 10:12 PM

musta na si mr.j magwilang..rply ka naman sa e mail add ko..

October 29, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Manong John, si Mari po ito, friend ni Nabby sa Manila. Bago na po ba number ninyo? Nagtext po ako.

June 1, 2013 at 9:58 PM

we first met manong john right off the jeep in sagada. hinahanap namin yung kanip-aw inn (nagpareserve kami dun, di naman alam kung saan mejo tangangerz haha)then he walked with us along the road and pointed us in the right direction. we would see him again during the first day, tapos naging guide na rin namin sya eventually (we had gone to saggas and had arranged to have a different guide, pero after a minor kaguluhan, ke manong john din kami napunta.)

he had been very informative and patient with us, speaking very easily about his Sagada,local customs, his people's heritage and origins, and patiently answering our questions kahit paulit ulit paulit ulit paulit ulit. He jokes a lot too, and pauses for lectures before entering caves ("unfortunately, there are 300+ more steps," he says grimly, "and if you don't count correctly you have to go back until you do it right. hehe.") He carefully recommends which places to go to depending on how much the clients are able to handle them, explaining that maybe the cave connection isn't a very good idea for someone with a knee injury (my sister) or with weakish bones (my mother).

having been to sagada a couple times more than my mother and sister, i had forewarned them that sagada is rugged country. after the trip, ayaw na nila akong paniwalaan. alagang alaga kami ni manong john! ang saya saya namin sobra (maybe a bit too much, ang ingay na nga ata namin masyado)

we're grateful for his kindness to us, as we had been going through very trying times. we had gone to sagada to escape grief. it's very easy to take advantage of people in that condition, but we never felt that in sagada, and never with manong john. there's nothing like finding the good in other people from so far away to give you faith in humanity again.

shucks!

babalik kami talagers, promise yan. thank you sagada, thank you saggas, thank you manong john! kitakits sa october!

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