(September 26, 2008 to January 16, 2009) The Traditional Way of Harvesting Rice in Ilocos Norte A satellite exhibit of bayANInanding Metropolitan Museum of Manila Fernando Amorsolo, or Nanding, as our National Artist was fondly called, is most known for his rural landscapes and genre paintings suffused with light, life, and joy. Winnowing Rice, painted


(April 16, 2008 to July 16, 2008) Farola: Colonial Lighthouses of the Philippines There are very few architectural wonders which were built for the service of mankind, though the nature of architecture itself is to protect life through shelter, historically significant builders are those which were built to promote a particular faith or project the

Fortunato Vilones Basa – Awardee 2007

Fortunato Vilones Basa whose parents, Basa Infiel and Giwalit Vilona Basa, migrated to Naguilian, Nueva Era then known as Gernaden, from Abra during the Spanish colonial period. Youngest of 12 children, Fortunato was born on February 10, 1925. At an early age of 18, he was appointed Treasurer, Kagawad and Lupon of Brgy. Naguilian, during

Castora Coloma Cudal – Awardee 2007

Castora Coloma was born on January 13, 1940 to Manuel Coloma and Benedicta Lumabao in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte. The Coloma’s main source of livelihood was pottery and farming. On January 18, 1957 she was married to Guillermo Valdez Cudal. Her exposure to pottery at an early age gave her the opportunity to perfect her


(September 01, 2007 to January 15, 2008) Traditional Ilocano ways of Childbirth. In the Ilocano community, nothing is awaited with greater anticipation, interest and curiosity than the birth of a new baby.