All posts by Cris


Museo Ilocos Norte is closed for renovation… but we keep our souvenir shop Sarusar open for business for your shopping pleasure, graciously offering a wide selection of the Native Products and the Latest not found elsewhere. Sarusar promises you a shopping spree you can share with your relatives and friends. It is open weekdays from

2019, February 5

Thousands of devotees, guests and visitors from all over the Philippines and abroad witnessed on Tuesday the solemn declaration of Saint John the Baptist Parish in Badoc, Ilocos Norte as a minor basilica. In the Philippines, the 200-year old Basilica Minore of Saint John the Baptist, where the La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc is currently

2018, October 5

Ilocos Norte government won the “Pearl Award” as the best tourism-oriented province in the Philippines from the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) held the awarding ceremonies on October 5, 2018 in Cagayan de Oro City.

2018, September 24-26

Ilocanos paid their last respect to a former archbishop in the city after the remains of the late Archbishop Edmundo Abaya was brought to the St. William’s Cathedral on September 24-26. Archbishop Abaya, who was the first Filipino Bishop appointed by the late Pope John Paul II, died at the age of 89 on September

2018, September 15

As Ilocos Norte was still recovering from weekend long monsoon rains, typhoon Ompong (Intenational name Mangkhut) with signal number 4 pummeled the province leaving ₱3.2 billion in agriculture and infrastructure damages.

2018, August

Heavy downpour spawned by the southwest monsoon caused floods and landslides in Ilocos Norte, prompting local officials to declare the whole province under a state of calamity over the weekend. Classes and work in government offices were suspended at noon Friday. Many roads in the province were also closed due to floods.

2018, July 31

Vatican grants Ilocos Norte its first IP priest, a 29-year-old deacon is set to be ordained on Tuesday, July 31, in his home-parish of Saint Gabriel in Nueva Era, Ilocos Norte and those attending his first mass will receive a special plenary indulgence. Catholic Church members in the Diocese of Laoag led by Bishop Renato

2018, August

The provincial government of Ilocos Norte has coordinated with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, National Historical Commission of the Philippines, National Museum, and the Department of Public Works and Highways to stop the demolition of the 200-year old bridge Puente de Barit. Social media had drawn attention to road development projects of

2018, June 29

Hundreds of devotees gathered at St. John the Baptist Parish on June 29, for the solemn unveiling of the commemorative marker highlighting the pontifical coronation of La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc.

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