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The symbolic elements in the Ilocano marriage rituals

THE SYMBOLIC BASI IN THE “DANON” “Danon” means “pumanhik” (negotiations before the marriage) and “basi” means domestic wine extracted from sugarcane. The suitor’s parents normally meet with the girl’s parents and agree upon dowry and the arrangement for the wedding. “Basi” is very strong tool to influence the betrothal. “No adda arak mo, dumanon ka” […]

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

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 Juan Luna Shrine, Badoc last October […]

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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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Makaulaw ti alinuno iti kinaasino? (Maikatlo a paset)

Ta kas iti nakuna ni Roberto T. Añonuevo, Direktor Heneral ti KWF: “Ito na ang katuparan ng Saligang Batas sa ating wikang pambansa; na pagyayamanin ito hindi lamang gamit ang mga salitang hiram sa banyagang wika kundi una sa lahat ay sa katutubo at sariling atin.” “Katutubo ang nakikita kong kinabukasan ng wikang Filipino, ang […]

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