Ernesto Ocampo Olarte – Awardee 2006

Modest, down-to-earth, and with an easy going air, Ernesto Ocampo Olarte, who hails from Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, was born on March 30, 1932. He attended the Laoag Central Elementary School and the Ilocos Norte High School in Laoag. It was during his high school days that his  singing talent was discovered. He became a


(January 03, 2006 to March 27, 2006) 100th Year of the Sakada. On December 26, 1906, the first group of Filipino laborers known as Sakadas arrived from the Philippines to work in the Hawaii sugar plantations. This marked the start of a historic migration, making the Filipinos the largest single Asian ethnic group in the

1999 – 2005 Chronology

(November 09, 2005 to January 09, 2006) A Chronology of Ilocos Norte History 1999 November 12 Inauguration of Museo Ilocos Norte.  The collections are housed in the old Tabacalera building, which also housed another ethnographic museum realized by then First Lady Imelda Marcos in September 11, 1977.  The present Museo was set up as a