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UNVEILING OF THE MARKER FOR THE DOCUMENTS OF THE NUEVA SEGOVIA ARCHIVES

UNVEILING OF THE MARKER FOR THE DOCUMENTS OF THE NUEVA SEGOVIA ARCHIVES. (Left to Right) Archbishop Marlo Peralta, Representative DV Savellano, Vice Governor Jerry Singson. Not in photo are National Archives of the Philippines Executive Director Vitorino Mapa Manalo and Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Francisco Ranchez III. The marker was unveiled last December 6, 2018 to […]

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ORGANIC FARMING AT THE ILOCOS SUR PROVINCIAL JAIL

ORGANIC FARMING AT THE ILOCOS SUR PROVINCIAL JAIL. Provincial Warden Raymond Tabios announced the accreditation of the Ilocos Sur Provincial Jail as an Agricultural Training Institute by the Department of Agriculture. The farm (pictured above) is located inside the provincial jail and tended after by the inmates, or People Deprived of Liberty (PDL). Farmers from […]

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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 in Brgy. Nanguneg, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. Assisting in the ceremonial cutting were Narvacan Vice Mayor Fayina Pilar Zaragoza Delgado and […]

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BIRTHPLACE OF THE 6TH PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES

BIRTHPLACE OF THE 6TH PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES. A long line of calesas wait for tourists infront of the former Provincial Jail, now serving as the Nat’l Museum Ilocos Regional Complex. This historic building also houses the memorabilia of the 6th President of the Philippines, Elpidio Quirino. According to historical records, Quirino was born at […]

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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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STREET DANCING SHOWDOWN

STREET DANCING SHOWDOWN. The spirited and fiery performance of Vigan National High School East inspired by the Disney movie “Moana” wowed the judges enough to award them first prize at the Raniag Vigan Twilight Festival Street Dancing and Showdown competition at the Plaza Burgos, Vigan City, on October 26, 2018. (photo by Jasper Espejo) . […]

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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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