Where to stay in La Union Philippines

La Union, which is one of the four (4) provinces of Region 1 (Ilocos-Pangasinan Region) Philippines is known for its great beaches. The stretch from Agoo to Bacnotan marks scenic and breathtaking beaches ideal for relaxing, nature tripping, surfing, family bonding and even official gathering. This stretch is also where you can find San Juan [...]

PUGAD: A nest of recreation and adventure in Pugo La Union

The province of La Union is popularly known for its fine beaches. But it is fast becoming more than these fine beaches and its monicker as the surfing capital of the Ilocos. “Pugad” which means bird’s nest is one reason for this transformation.Pugo, a municipal town of La Union is the site of the newly [...]

A handy travel guide to La Union

There is nothing fancy. But this handy travel guide to La Union created by justgo.ph serves its purpose well. All you need is a mobile phone which can display images. You do not need a high end phone to run this travel guide. This La Union travel guide is a series of landmark directions from [...]

Revisiting the famous Ilocano song “Manang Biday”

Manang Biday is a popular Ilocano folk song which is all about courtship. The lyrics illustrate the courtship of a guy to a lady who happens to be older than the former. The lyrics mostly decribe the lady’s reaction to the courtship. Did the guy win the lady’s heart? Let us go over the lyrics [...]

Hundred Islands National Park: A great place for a great island adventure

If there is one tourist destination in Ilocos-Pangasinan Region that you should not miss, it is the Hundred Islands National Park and its home, Alaminos City in Pangasinan, Philippines. This park is a cluster of islands and islets scattered in the Lingayen Gulf. It is made up of 123 islands (124 islands on low tide)covering [...]

San Juan La Union: A surfing hotspot

Are you looking for a good place for your next surfing expedition? If you are, try San Juan La Union, the surfing capital of the Ilocos region. This surfing area is gaining popularity among surfing enthusiasts. Local and foreign surfers troop to Ilocos because of the unique surfing experience this place can offer . San [...]

Bangus Festival 2013 Schedule of Activities

Posted by On April - 8 - 2013ADD a Comment

It is another year. It is another fun filled Bangus Festival in Dagupan City, Philippines. Bangus Festival is one of the popular festivals in the Philippines. For 2013, the festival kicks off with the lighting of 1,000 barbecue grills lined up to cook thousands of bangus stretching up to a distance of around two (2) kilometers. This also serves as an avenue for the competition of hundreds of cooks... more »

Ilocos Norte’s grandest festival to kick off on Nov. 17

Posted by Tarabitab On November - 9 - 2012ADD a Comment

‘Tan-ok ni Ilocano Festival of festivals’, Ilocos Norte’s biggest cultural festivity returns to promote northern wonders this Nov. 17 at Ferdinand E. Marcos Memorial Stadium, Laoag City.Taking center stage is a myriad of festivities distinct to Ilocos Norte such as Empanada of Batac City which shows off the recipe for the most popular Ilocano orange-colored fastfood, and Panag-Abuos of Banna... more »

La Union Surfing Break 7 Schedule of Activities

Posted by Tarabitab On September - 17 - 2012ADD a Comment

Mark your calendar. La Union Surfing Break 2012 is just around the corner. This annual surfing event will be held on October 26-28, 2012, Urbiztondo, San Juan La Union, Philippines. La Union Surfing Break 2012 Schedule of Activities October 26, 2012 (Friday) 7:30AM | Motorcade9:00AM | Opening Ceremony, Sala Ti Dalluyon Dance Competition10:00AM | Sand Castle Fun Building Contest, Beach Volleyball... more »

Ilocos Sandboarding

Posted by Trish Abeleda On July - 8 - 2012ADD a Comment

There was mixed martial arts, then there was parasailing, there was wakeboarding and banana boat rides. If it was not involved in man to man combat, it surely had something to do with water sports. Extreme sports enthusiasts, tourists, adventurers, locals and plain bored people alike are looking for something in common, that is a breath of fresh air, the need for something new. Now, whoever thought... more »

Where to Stay in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte

Posted by Tarabitab On June - 15 - 2012ADD a Comment

Pagudpud, which is classified as a 4th class municipality of the province of Ilocos Norte lies in the northern most tip of Ilocos Region. To the south this town is bounded by the town of Bangui and to the east by the Cordillera Mountain Range, the town of Adams and the province of Cagayan. Dubbed as the Boracay of the north because of its white-sand beaches and crystal-blue water, Pagudpud is fast... more »

Ilocos Norte, Paoay folks celebrate ‘Guling- guling’ 2012

Posted by Tarabitab On February - 16 - 2012ADD a Comment

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) and the Municipality of Paoay celebrates today the centuries- old annual ‘Guling- guling’ Festival with a line up of events.Traditionally held on a Tuesday before Ash Wednesday, this 400 year-old festival is replete with drinking, dancing, and merry-making as it is the last day for the Paoay folks to enjoy themselves before the advent of the Lenten... more »

Ilocos Norte launches ‘Paskua Mi Ditoy’, lights 45- foot Christmas tree

Posted by Florante A. Nicolas On December - 8 - 2011ADD a Comment

The provincial government of Ilocos Norte has officially launched the opening of a series of Christmas events dubbed as ‘Paskua Mi Ditoy,’ a month- long celebration which underscores the customs and traditions of the Ilocanos in celebrating Christmas.The launching was highlighted by lightning up the 45- foot Christmas tree displayed in front of the Ilocos Norte provincial capitol last December... more »

Baguio City gears up for Panagbenga 2012

Posted by Tarabitab On November - 18 - 2011ADD a Comment

Panagbenga 2012, the 17th Panagbenga season was officially declared open last 14 November 2011. The Panagbenga Festival, formerly known as the Baguio Flower Festival is a major annual festival in Baguio City, the summer capital of the Philippines. Panagbenga is a kankanaey term for “a season of blooming”.For the forthcoming Panagbenga festival, are you curious on what is in store for you?... more »

Ilocos Norte’s White Giants of tourism, energy

Posted by Carlo P Canares On October - 28 - 2011ADD a Comment

LAOAG CITY, Oct. 28 (PIA) — The traveler going north of Laoag would not miss them by any chance. From a distance, they are like white three-horned giant robots guarding the seashore. For others, they seem white monuments, rising to the sky, in all their glory.But for the province of Ilocos Norte, they are mighty giants in tourism and renewable energy.They are the Windmills in the town of Bangui,... more »

Vigan’s “Raniag” Twilight Festival 2011 starts

Posted by Freddie G Lazaro On October - 27 - 2011ADD a Comment

VIGAN CITY, Oct. 27 (PIA) — The activities of the weeklong Vigan City’s “Raniag” Twilight Festival 2011 started last Wednesday evening with a “candle floater” at the Vigan River Cruise Dock and an acoustic competition at the Celedonia Garden; both in Barangay Beddeng Laud this city.Mayor Eva Marie Singson–Medina told that this year’s celebration of “Raniag Twilight Festival 2011”... more »

Amazing Race Asia cruises to Ilocos Norte for next season’s epic

Posted by Cherry Joy Discaya On October - 20 - 2011ADD a Comment

LAOAG CITY, Oct. 20 (PIA) — Get ready for season 5 of the reality game show The Amazing Race Asia as it goes to Ilocos Norte.The municipalities of Burgos, Bangui and Pagudpud in Ilocos Norte will be the show’s trail for season 5 which will be aired in next year’s episode.The US-based reality show chose the seven great wonders Ilocos Norte for the utilization of the shows’ venue.The... more »

Where to Stay in Pangasinan Philippines

Posted by Sam Onofre Francisco On October - 18 - 2011ADD a Comment

Pangasinan is the largest province of Region 1 (Ilocos-Pangasinan Region) and the third biggest province in the whole Philippine Archipelago. The province which covers almost one half (42%) of the entire land scope of Region 1 is bounded on the north by the Lingayen Gulf, La Union and Benguet, on the north-east by Nueva Vizcaya, on the east by Nueva Ecija, on the south by Tarlac, and on the west by... more »

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