TOURISM OFFICERS ON TOUR

ATOP VISIT. Ilocano dancers greet the delegates of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) as they visit the Vigan Convention Center in Ilocos Sur on Oct. 2. The delegates visited the Heritage… Read more »

FIGHTING FAKE NEWS

FIGHTING FAKE NEWS. Campus journalists from universities in Baguio City and La Trinidad, Benguet, bring out their smartphones and tablets to go online in search of primary sources to verify the truthfulness of real-life news… Read more »

BOUNTIFUL LASONA HARVEST

BOUNTIFUL LASONA HARVEST. Bundles of lasona (shallots) on display during the previous Kannawidan Festival belie the declining production of this Ilocano product due to stiff competition from imported onions. Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano of the… Read more »

A MOST HUMBLE BIRTH. The simple nativity scene near the west entrance of the St. Paul church in Vigan City commemorates the humble birth of Jesus Christ in a cave in Bethlehem with only the shepherds and wise men bearing witness, quietly reminding us to slow down and turn away from the consumerism and excess that now pervades the celebration of the season. (photo by Jasper Espejo)

A MOST HUMBLE BIRTH

The simple nativity scene near the west entrance of the St. Paul church in Vigan City commemorates the humble birth of Jesus Christ in a cave in Bethlehem with only the shepherds and wise men… Read more »

PHOTO: One of the Spanish colonial houses damaged by Typhoon Ompong. (photo by Jasper Allibang Espejo)

ENDANGERED HERITAGE

ENDANGERED HERITAGE. Vigan City’s standing as a World Heritage Site is in peril according to architect-conservationist and Sangguniang Panglunsod Member Rey Florentino if the Spanish colonial buildings within the city were destroyed by calamity like… Read more »