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Ilocos IPs Convergence and Consultation

UNITED WE STAND. Members of the indigenous peoples’ (IP) communities in Ilocos declared to stand united to assert their rights to their ancestral lands and self-determination during the IP Convergence and Consultation on August 9, 2018 organized by the Ilocos Region Ecumenical Council in commemoration of the World Indigenous Peoples Day. (photo by Sherwin de […]

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GOODBYE SANDO BAG

GOODBYE SANDO BAG. The days of the ubiquitous plastic “sando” bag like the one used here to contain the avocados bought by Mrs. Rose Espejo from a merchant in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur, are numbered as SPM Christopher Baterina has filed a resolution limiting the use of single-use plastics such as sando bags, plastic straws, and […]

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BANNER PHOTO: PEOPLE’S SONA

PEOPLE’S SONA. Concerned members of the civil society, human rights groups, church groups and farmer-leaders held a rally in conjunction with the third State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte near the Ilocos Sur Provincial Capitol last July 23, 2018. Among the issues raised by the protesters were the use of the Tobacco […]

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BANNER PHOTO: PDRRMC ILOCOS SUR IN ACTION

PDRRMC ILOCOS SUR IN ACTION. Members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council were deployed to Pangasinan to augment in the evacuation efforts. 4 towns and 2 cities in Pangasinan were declared under a state of calamity after continuous bad weather caused flooding in the localities of Dagupan City, San Carlos City, Sta. Barbara, […]

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LEGISLATIVE AWARENESS WEEK

LEGISLATIVE AWARENESS WEEK. The province of Ilocos Sur held the first Legislative Awareness Week last July 9 to 13 to celebrate how the Sangguniang Panlalawigan has been working hard towards an improved life of every resident of Ilocos Sur according to Vice Gov. Jeremias C. Singson. The second State of the Legislative Department Address was […]

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RALLY VS DAM PROJECT IN ILOCOS SUR

RALLY VS DAM PROJECT IN ILOCOS SUR. Members from different sectors staged a march-rally infront of the Provincial Capitol in Vigan City, Ilocos Sur last June 26, 2018 to protest a planned construction of an 89-meter high dam in Salcedo, Ilocos Sur. Residents of affected towns are worried about possible flooding during rainy season, the […]

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BANNER PHOTO: DANCING FOUNTAIN

DANCING FOUNTAIN. The dancing fountain in Plaza Salcedo, a favorite among tourists visiting Vigan City, remains non-operational after a lightning storm last June 23 caused an error in the programmable logic controller, the computerized “brain” that orchestrates the fountain movement, music and lights.  The South Korean company that built the fountain has assured the local […]

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73RD ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF BESSANG PASS

73RD ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF BESSANG PASS. The historic Battle of Bessang Pass between Filipino guerrillas vs. the mighty Japanese Imperial Army in WWII was commemorated in a ceremony led by the provincial government of Ilocos Sur and the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office last June 14, 2018 at the site where the battle occurred 73 […]

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INDEPENDENCE DAY

INDEPENDENCE DAY. The province of Ilocos Sur is one with the nation in the observance of the 120th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence last June 12, 2018.  The celebration started with a mass at the Saint Paul Metropolitan Cathedral in Vigan City, followed by a short program and the ceremonial laying of wreath […]

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MOTHER AND CHILD BRIGADE

MOTHER AND CHILD BRIGADE. A child patiently waits for her mother as the latter responds to the call of the Department of Education for parents to participate in the annual Brigada Eskwela, where the DepEd teachers, parents and volunteer workers gather together for week-long activities to prepare the school for the next school year. The […]

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