BOUNTIFUL LASONA HARVEST

BOUNTIFUL LASONA HARVEST. Bundles of lasona (shallots) on display during the previous Kannawidan Festival belie the declining production of this Ilocano product due to stiff competition from imported onions. Rep. Deogracias Victor Savellano of the… Read more »

Rizal Day

Rizal Day

RIZAL DAY CELEBRATION. The Philippines annually celebrates the death anniversary of the national hero, Jose Rizal, with wreath-laying ceremonies in various parks and monuments throughout the country to remember Rizal’s great love for country that… Read more »

A MOST HUMBLE BIRTH. The simple nativity scene near the west entrance of the St. Paul church in Vigan City commemorates the humble birth of Jesus Christ in a cave in Bethlehem with only the shepherds and wise men bearing witness, quietly reminding us to slow down and turn away from the consumerism and excess that now pervades the celebration of the season. (photo by Jasper Espejo)

A MOST HUMBLE BIRTH

The simple nativity scene near the west entrance of the St. Paul church in Vigan City commemorates the humble birth of Jesus Christ in a cave in Bethlehem with only the shepherds and wise men… Read more »

PHOTO: One of the Spanish colonial houses damaged by Typhoon Ompong. (photo by Jasper Allibang Espejo)

ENDANGERED HERITAGE

ENDANGERED HERITAGE. Vigan City’s standing as a World Heritage Site is in peril according to architect-conservationist and Sangguniang Panglunsod Member Rey Florentino if the Spanish colonial buildings within the city were destroyed by calamity like… Read more »

OPENING CEREMONY OF NEW ISECO SUBSTATION

OPENING CEREMONY OF NEW ISECO SUBSTATION. National Electrification Administrator Edgardo Masongsong and Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative Board of Directors President Atty. Gloria Corrales cut the ceremonial ribbon during the opening of the cooperative’s new substation… Read more »

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.… Read more »