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Pre-Lent Mardi Gras draws tourists in Ilocos town

By: Freddie G. Lazaro, PIA 1, Ilocos Norte   PAOAY, Ilocos Norte- Thousands of tourists, visitors and residents trooped to the parade routes surrounding the centuries- old Saint Augustine Church in Paoay town and watched the street dancing pageantry of the 2014 Guling-guling Festival last week. The festival is derived from an Ilocano word: “guling” […]

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Ilocanos recall heroism of Ilocano freedom fighter

By Freddie G. Lazaro, PIA 1, Ilocos Norte   BATAC CITY – Locals marked the 147th birth anniversary of Ilocano freedom fighter General Artemio Ricarte also known as Vibora during the Philippine revolution of 1896. The Philippine Vetarans Affairs Office (PVAO) and the Batac city government jointly organized the event which started with a mass, […]

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Mysteries behind Luna’s “The Parisian Life”, revealed

By Rey T. Arcangel, Jr, PGIN-CMO Artworks of the greatest Filipino painter and patriot Juan Luna continue to fascinate and mystify modern audiences with a new wave of interpretation which reveals mysteries surrounding his masterpieces. Professor Eric Zerrudo, an expert on cultural heritage and museum development, and Ilocos Norte’s consultant on Heritage Conservation revisited the […]

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Tumba’ fest attracted 8K visitors, hailed a success

    By Grazielle Mae A. Sales, PGIN-CMO     Townsfolk in Paoay successfully celebrated this year’s Tumba Festival as almost 8,000 visitors trooped to this town to participate in the celebration despite being delayed for a day after unexpected tropical storm ‘Vinta’ pounded Ilocos Norte at Halloween night. ‘Tumba’ which is originally celebrated every […]

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Balligi ni Pinoy iti Bessang Pass, rumbeng nga ipagpannakkel ken selebraran ti sibubukel a Pilipinas

News Feature: Ni Imelda C. Rivero, PIA 1, Ilocos Sur   SINAIT, Ilocos Sur – Ti pannakatiliw ken ni Heneral Tomoyuki Yamashita babaen kadagiti taga-Ilokos, saan a babaen dagiti Amerikano, ti masapul a selebraran ti gobierno nasional. Ti panagballigi dagiti Pilipino iti Battle of Bessang Pass idi Hunio 14, 1945 ket masapul nga ikkan ti […]

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Ti ‘Mabagbagi ni Angalo’ iti Magsingal, Ilocos Sur

Maysa a bato iti Barangay San Vicente, Magsingal, Ilocos Sur a kaarngi ti mabagbagi ti lalaki ti paspasiaren dagiti turista aglalo kadagiti makadamag nga agassawa a nabayagen nga agdendenna ngem di pay naparaburan iti anak. Aw-awaganda iti mabagbagi ni Angalo (tay higante a lalaki iti maysa nga unwritten literature iti Kailokuan), agatiddog daytoy iti aguppat […]

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ESSAY: Philippines ranked 6th in Lonely Planet’s top 10 best value destinations for 2011 (Last of two parts)

Second, our hotel services. Most of the time I feel that in many places where I have stayed in my local trips, accommodation is overpriced when I consider the quality of personal service, the food and the room condition. Either we improve the quality, or lower the price to a reasonable level. Third, how we […]

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ESSAY: The Philippine National Anthem: product of revolution

The Philippine National Anthem is a product of revolution, a response to the need of the revolutionary times that gave birth to it. And this need arose in 1898, when the revolution against Spain was in its second year and a Filipino victory was in sight. Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo astutely recognized the need for national […]

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Gomburza: biktima iti yaalsa iti Cavite idi 1872 (Maudi a paset) Ni Rosevelita Alejon

Pannakatay dagiti padi iti garrote PEBRERO 16, 1872. Nairuar da Padre Mariano Gomez, Padre Jose Burgos, ken Padre Jacinto Zamora iti nakaibaludanda ket dimmatagda iti sanguanan ti  agturay a nadelegaran a mangibasa iti pannusada. Malaksid a matayda babaen ti garote, imbilin pay ni Gobernador Heneral Rafael Izquierdo a malabusan dagiti tallo a padi. Ngem saan […]

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Gomburza: biktima iti yaalsa iti Cavite idi 1872 (Tuloyna)

Agdadata a saan a naited kadagiti akusado ti karbenganda a mangpaneknek nga inosenteda iti pammabasol maikontra kadakuada  iti panagusig. Agpayso, adda nadutokan a mangdepensa kadagiti “rebelde” ngem makuna a kattiliw amin dagitoy agsipud ta naikkanda laeng iti maysa nga aldaw a mangisagana iti depensa dagiti naidarum. Kasta met a mapaliiw a mapagduaduaan ti testimonia dagiti […]

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