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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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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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GABALDON BUILDING OF SAN JUAN NORTH CENTRAL SCHOOL

GABALDON BUILDING OF SAN JUAN NORTH CENTRAL SCHOOL. Congressman Deogracias Victor “DV” Savellano of the first district of Ilocos Sur guarantees his support for the restoration and maintenance of the Gabaldon buildings in the province. The historic structures were built as public schools during the American occupation and are still being used until today. Restoration […]

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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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DAMAGE TO RICE FARMS IN ILOCOS SUR ESTIMATED AT OVER P1.2 BILLION

DAMAGE TO RICE FARMS IN ILOCOS SUR ESTIMATED AT OVER P1.2 BILLION. Hectares of rice farms like this one in Ilocos Sur were damaged by the strong winds and rains of Typhoon Ompong when it passed across Northern Luzon last Sep 15, 2018. The typhoon wreaked damage at the worst possible time just when the […]

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OMPONG’S PATH OF DESTRUCTION

OMPONG’S PATH OF DESTRUCTION. Typhoon Ompong caused havoc not just along its path in Northern Luzon but the entire country because of its wide rain band as it crossed the northern part of the Philippines on September 15, 2018. In Vigan City, Ilocos Sur, this large tree that served to provide shade for many years […]

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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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NUTRITION AWARDEES

NUTRITION AWARDEES. Vigan City Mayor Juan Carlo Medina, Vice Mayor Lourdes Baquiran, and the other winners of this year’s Rehiyon 1 Gawad Parangal ng Nutrisyon were honored in a ceremony held on August 30 at the Vigan Convention Center. Vigan City was awarded Consistent Regional Winner on Nutrition – City Category while Santa was awarded […]

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