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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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GROUND EROSION IN BRGY AMGUID, CANDON CITY

GROUND EROSION IN BRGY AMGUID, CANDON CITY. Heavy rains due to the southwest monsoon exacerbated by a tropical storm caused excessive infiltration of water into the ground in Barangay Amguid, Candon, Ilocos Sur. The resulting erosion caused the affected land to sink damaging roads, houses and farms. The Candon City government and private institutions have […]

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NATIONWIDE SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL

NATIONWIDE SIMULTANEOUS EARTHQUAKE DRILL (NSED). The City of Vigan conducted the 3rd Quarter NSED to foster awareness and to inform the public about the proper course of action in the event of a strong earthquake. The event was widely attended by local government workers and officials; members of the local police, Bureau of Fire Protection […]

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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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