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BATAC EMPANADA

BATAC EMPANADA. A vendor prepares Batac empanada with its distinctive orange color imparted by the addition of achuete. The empanada is just one of many attractions that tourists love to experience when visiting Ilocos Norte. The province is set to launch the 1st Provincial Tourism Awards to recognize pioneering projects and local leaders in hospitality […]

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CEREMONIAL TEARING OF THE NEW KWF ILOKANO ORTOGRAPHY

CEREMONIAL TEARING OF THE NEW KWF ILOKANO ORTOGRAPHY. Members of the Gunglo dagiti Mannurat nga Ilokano iti Filipinas (Gumil Filipinas) perform a symbolic tearing of the latest Ilokano Orthography released by the Komisyong ng Wikang Filipino (KWF) to express their protest against the new guidelines during a conference that was held at Mariano Marcos State […]

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FLOATING SKY LANTERNS

FLOATING SKY LANTERNS. A highlight of the Raniag Vigan Twilight Festival, the Floating Sky Lanterns was held on October 22, 2018 at Jardin de Caridad. Families with loved ones buried in the cemetery, like this family in the photo, took the chance to visit their loved ones ahead of All Saints Day and participate in […]

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STREET DANCING SHOWDOWN

STREET DANCING SHOWDOWN. The spirited and fiery performance of Vigan National High School East inspired by the Disney movie “Moana” wowed the judges enough to award them first prize at the Raniag Vigan Twilight Festival Street Dancing and Showdown competition at the Plaza Burgos, Vigan City, on October 26, 2018. (photo by Jasper Espejo) . […]

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LOOK: Donita Rose demos her version of “imbaliktad”

VIGAN CITY – Celebrity chef Donita Rose appeared in a segment of the GMA Kapuso Night program held at Plaza Burgos, Vigan City, October 20, 2018 to demonstrate her version of a favorite ilocano dish “imbaliktad.” Prior to this, she met with members of the local media including the staff of TNM at Hotel Luna […]

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1ST SLPA CONGRESS

1ST SLPA CONGRESS. Bangus and other fish products were just some of the many local products sold at the 1st Sustainable Livelihood Program Association Congress held last October 19, 2018 at the Vigan Convention Center. This year’s congress had for its theme “Solidarity and Inclusivity in Bridging Opportunities for Livelihood (SIBOL)” and was attended by […]

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JACK O’LANTERN MAKING CONTEST

JACK O’LANTERN MAKING CONTEST. A contestant intently works on the details of his jack o’ lantern using screwdriver, knife and toothpick. He was one of several contestants who joined hoping to bag the Php 5,000 first prize. The activity was held at the Plaza Burgos in the evening of October 19, 2018 as part of […]

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INDIAN NAVRATRI FESTIVAL

INDIAN NAVRATRI FESTIVAL. Members of the Indian youth community performed an hour of non-stop communal dancing in the Indian Navratri Festival held at the Plaza Burgos, Vigan City on the evening of October 18, 2018. The performance kicked off this year’s celebration of the RANIAG: Vigan Twilight Festival scheduled until October 25. (photo by Jasper […]

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LOOK: Jack o’Lantern making contest

VIGAN CITY – A jack o’lantern making contest was held at the Plaza Burgos here, last October 19 as part of the 2018 Raniag Twilight Festival. Here are some photos from the event. Photos by Jasper Espejo. Do not copy without permission.

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LOOK: Indian Navratri Festival

VIGAN CITY – Vigan City has a growing Indian community composed mainly of students at the local university. They have been infusing aspects of their unique culture in our local festivals like this celebration of the Navratri Festival held at the Plaza Burgos in the evening of October 18, where a big number of young […]

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