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“Pamulinawen” is popularized by the Philippine Constabulary Band, conducted by Col. Loving and assisted by Capt. Pedro B Navarro, in the Panama Exposition held in the US. (The lyrics of theimmortal song were written by Isidro Castro, and set to music by Julian Dacuycuy Sales. Castro, Sales, and Navarro were all from Bacarra.) [Miguel-Jacob]


Ilocos Norte wins over all other provinces in the Clean-up Week held this year. The trophy, a bust of Rizal, and commemorative plaques are installed in front of the Capitol.

1921, January 21

Currimao is inaugurated as a municipality with land from Paoay and Batac, by virtue of Executive Order Nos. 34 and 92 signed on 20 December 1920 by Governor-General Francis Burton Harrison. The new town is composed of the barrios of Currimao, Liwes, Gaang, Pias, Maglawi and Pangil. [Cadiz,  A Pascua]

1920, January 1

Pinili inaugurated as a municipality, by virtue of EO No. 92 s. 1919, signed by the Governor-General on Dec. 20, 1919; it is organized from Barangays Nagtrigoan, Buanga and part of Insukit, from Batac. First mayor is Juan Raña. [Cadiz]


A small pox epidemic strikes the province. In some towns, more than 30 corpses are buried in a day, with at most only ten mourners at each burial. [Aurelio] Another epidemic, dengue fever, strikes later this year. As a result, people are ordered to construct the so-called ‘antipolo’ toilet. [Aurelio]


Provincial Capitol is erected; the new building, in Neoclassic style, replaces the earlier one built of brick during the Spanish colonial period. Ralph Harrington Doane is consulting architect.


San Miguel reverts to its earlier name, Sarrat, by virtue of an act of the Philippine Legislature sponsored by the Hon. Santiago A. Fonacier. [Cadiz] Ilocos Norte Normal School is established. [Bonoan]