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
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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
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.
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
Thousands of devotes of the La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc, the revered Patroness of Ilocos Norte, witnessed the Pontifical Coronation of her image, the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady, at her shrine at the St. the Baptist Parish in the town of Badoc. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle led the solemn rites
The Department of Agriculture (DA) High Value Crops and Rural Credit in cooperation with the DA Region 1 field office kicked off the first Ilocos Region Garlic Summit at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena. The first garlic summit’s theme: “Crafting of the 5-Year Roadmap for the Philippine Garlic Industry Development.” In the Ilocos Region, climatic