HIMALA SA BUHANGIN 2019

HIMALA SA BUHANGIN 2019. An artist breathes fire during a performance at the “Himala sa Buhangin!” festival held in Paoay, Ilocos Norte last April 30. Himala is an annual event that features installations by Ilocano… Read more »

BEACH CLEANUP

In time for summer holidays, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte is strengthening the campaign for a cleaner and greener province by embarking on a massive clean-up of key tourist destinations as part of the… Read more »

SEMANA SANTA

SEMANA SANTA. Young men endure the heat of midday as they wheel a carroza portraying the crucifixion of Jesus to the church of St. Paul in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur in this file photo taken… Read more »

BATANES IDYLL

BATANES IDYLL. Monique Espejo Torina, granddaughter of Tawid News founder Salvador Espejo, reads a book she found at the “Little Free Library,” a book-swapping station built by the side of a traditional Ivatan house in… Read more »

WALK FOR PEACE

WALK FOR PEACE. Taking a break from their “word war” over social media and radio, former Ilocos Sur governor Luis “Chavit” Singson and ex-mayor of Narvacan Edgardo Zaragoza, opposing candidates for the mayorship of Narvacan,… Read more »

MOCK ELECTION. Atty. Marino Salas (in white shirt), Ilocos Sur Provincial Election Officer of the Commission on Elections witnesses the mock election and testing of vote counting machine for the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) poll volunteers. Over 200 PPCRV volunteers took part in the training held at Aula de Caridad, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur on Mar. 23, 2019. The training was was also attended by Rev. Fr. Danilo Martinez, Archdiocesan Director of Social Action Commission. (photo by Eden A. Alviar)

MOCK ELECTION

MOCK ELECTION. Atty. Marino Salas (in white shirt), Ilocos Sur Provincial Election Officer of the Commission on Elections witnesses the mock election and testing of vote counting machine for the Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible… Read more »

Cervantes forest fire (photo by Bureau of Fire Protection Cervantes)

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN

SMOKEY MOUNTAIN. Forest fire in Cervantes, Ilocos Sur believed to have originated from a vegetable farm being developed in the adjacent town of Bakun, Benguet. Fires again destroyed forests in Benguet province on Mar. 10,… Read more »