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The long road home (Part 2)

Batad and Cambulo I was up by 6 a.m. the next morning. I very much wanted to view the sun rising over the terraces and take photos. The dining area of the place where I stayed had a balcony overlooking the rice terraces. I ate my breakfast and took photos as the sun painted the […]

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The long road home (Part 1)

Ten years ago, I made an extraordinary trip from Mandaluyong City, where I was residing at that time, to Vigan, my hometown. Anybody who has taken this northbound trip would know that the travel time takes from 8-10 hours by bus nowadays. But this trip I took in 2008, I planned to be different. I […]

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LOOK: Katutubo Exchange closing program at the National Museum, Ilocos Complex

VIGAN CITY – Delegates of the Katutubo Exchange program held a closing ceremony that included performances of traditional music and dances, and talks about traditional culture at the National Museum of the Philippines Ilocos Complex in Vigan City last October 7, 2018. The program began last October 5 with a parade in Laoag City, Ilocos […]

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LIVING TREASURE

LIVING TREASURE. Catalina Ablog of Mindoro, Vigan City, is still able to keep a sharp eye on the fine multicolored threads as she demonstrates the traditional way of weaving textile or “abel” to tourists at the Padre Burgos House – National Museum in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. The 85-year-old artist learned the art of weaving […]

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KATUTUBO EXCHANGE

KATUTUBO EXCHANGE. Delegates from Ifugao demonstrate the proper way of wearing the traditional costumes of the Tuwali during the closing program of the Katutubo Exchange to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Month at the National Museum Ilocos Region Complex in Vigan City on October 7, 2018. (photo by Jasper Allibang Espejo)

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BANNER PHOTO: REPASO DE VIGAN AND SOLIDARITY PARADE

REPASO DE VIGAN AND SOLIDARITY PARADE. The history of Vigan City, from the pre-colonial period up to modern times, was the focus of the Solidarity Parade that took place in the afternoon of August 8, 2018 in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. In this photo, Bigueños portrayed American soldiers in the Philippine–American War, an armed conflict […]

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Promosion ti Pikkang falls iti Malamin, San Juan, nakiddaw

SAN JUAN, ILOCOS SUR – Pannakaisayangkat ti promosion ti Pikkang Falls sadiay Brgy. Malamin, San Juan, Ilocos Sur tapno makatulong iti panagdur-as ti turismo ket mabenepisiaran dagiti agnaed iti daytoy nga ili. Dayta ti kangrunaan a kiniddaw ni Richard Agbayani, negosiante ken co-owner ti Afamosa Villas and Resort, iti Municipal Government ti San Juan ken […]

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World Heritage Cities Solidarity Cultural Festival 2018

VIGAN CITY — Got free time this week? Head north to Vigan City in Ilocos Sur and join in the city’s celebration of the annual World Heritage Cities Solidarity Cultural Festival. Interesting cultural activities are lined up including Paseo de Vigan where you get the chance to rent period costumes and have your photo taken […]

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LOOK: Ms Tourism candidate for Ilocos Sur – Ms. Kamille Alyssa Quinola

Ms Tourism Philippines 2018 coronation night will take place tomorrow, August 25, 2018, 7:00 PM at Chateau Royale, Nasugbu, Batangas. There’s still time to vote for our Ilocos Sur candidate, Ms. Kamille Alyssa Quinola, for People’s Choice award via SMS. Simply type type VOTE NC12 and send to 8933. Voting will end 12 midnight tonight. […]

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Ilocos Norte government taps cultural agencies, DPWH to stop demolition of Spanish-era bridge

LAOAG CITY – The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has coordinated with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), National Museum, and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) to stop the demolition of Puente de Barit. Social media had drawn attention to road development […]

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