LC selected for Int’l Museums Day celebration


The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) – National Committee on Museum (NCOM) Executive Committee unanimously agreed that Laoag City be one of the three venues selected for the International Museums Day (IMD) Celebration. IMD 2009 is a three day celebration which will be heldon May 18, 21 and 25, 2009, in Laoag

Dinaklisan Festival


  ON MAY 1, residents of Currimao, Ilocos Norte took off in a fluvial parade, Catholics here regard as a thanksgiving festival and tribute for their patron saint, Nuestra Seniora Dela Paz (Our Lady of Peace and Safe Voyage). The annual festivity of fishermen and residents in this coastal village dubbed as “Dinaklisan festival” is

Pasuquin


The heart of Pasuquin lies where two rivers marry. The Bilatag and Parang rivers wander from the interior to meet in the center of the town and then flow out together to the sea. Though farming accounts for much of the activity of the townspeople. Pasuqiun is more known for three things: feldspar for fine

Gabaldon Schools of Ilocos Norte


(March 09, 2009 to May 20, 2009) What is so important about the Gabaldon Building? The Act of 1801 was sponsored by then Assemblyman Isauro Gabaldon, which explains why the law is more commonly known as the “Gabaldon Law”. Gabaldon Law’s main objective was to promote that education was for all, which explains why the

Vintar


  Vintar is a lush valley carpeted with farmlands which easily yields the rice supply for the entire province. The Vintar river and its tributaries from an intricate lattice of waterways that weave through the valley to keep the land constantly irrigated and fertile.

Solsona


Solsona is a triangular municipality where rivers have grown wild. Four rivers and their many tributaries stretch across the municipality and more than make up for Solsona’s lack of access of the sea. River resorts have capitalized on the attraction of these scenic natural resources and have steadily lured visitors including those with access to

Sarrat


Because the Padsan river joins the two halves of Sarrat, it helps keep the outlying farms irrigated and the municipality alive. Each season, truckloads of tomatoes from nearby towns and municipalities are transported to Sarrat and processed into catsup. Sarrat is also famous for its Sta. Monica Church. The longest church in the province known

San Nicolas


  San Nicolas is largely agricultural and produces rice, corn, tobacco, and vegetables. It is also a major producer of maguey plants, the processed fibers of which are transported by oxcarts to the port of Currimao. The people of San Nicolas take pride in their various craft industries. The town is famous for its pottery,

Pinili


Pinili continues to be a productive agricultural town. The road by Darat, in the junction of town center, is the best place to purchase garlic and onions. Pinili also has a thriving weaving industry, with hand-woven materials featuring the binacol, an intricate geometric design likened to an optical illusion. The traditional method of weaving using

Piddig


The town of Piddig is located on rolling hills and small valleys between the Guisit and Baramban rivers. Piddig is known for its basi (homemade wine). The sugarcane for this popular wine is grown on the farms which are situated along the town’s rolling terrain. Visitors looking for a swig of this delicious wine need