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 [...]

Bauang celebrates Baggak 2011

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

Bauang is one of the municipalities of the province of La Union, Philippines. With its fine beaches, Bauang is the beach capital of the north. Many tourists both local and foreign troop to this place not only because of its beaches but also because of the low accommodation rate in the area.Like any other town, Bauang celebrates its annual festival. Baggak which means morning star is the town’s... more »

Latest summer destination: Ilocos Norte’s first zip line

Posted by Cristina Arzadon On April - 13 - 2011ADD a Comment

BANNA, Ilocos Norte April 13 (PIA) – The first and only zip line in Ilocos Norte continues to draw sports enthusiasts and has become the destination of choice of most tourists including locals.The Banna zipline in the forest village of Caribquib saw its birth in April last year when village leaders thought of transforming a section of the mountainous range to an eco-tourism ground.The project paid... more »

Dagupan bangus festival not all about merry-making, says organizers

Posted by Danny O Sagun On April - 3 - 2011ADD a Comment

DAGUPAN CITY, April 3 (CIO/PIA) – Bangus Festival 2011 is not purely all about merry-making but it is also about cleaning and greening the rivers.Mangrove planting activities along the river banks in barangays Pantal, Bonuan Gueset, Lucao and Tapuac have been scheduled on April 12, 14 and 17, said city agriculturist Emma Molina.“We are going to plant 5,000 pieces of mangrove seedlings to help protect... more »

Guling-guling festival in Ilocos breathes life to dying industry

Posted by Cristina Arzadon On March - 9 - 2011ADD a Comment

PAOAY, Ilocos Norte, March 9 (PIA) – The annual mardi gras that signals the end of earthly pleasures for Catholics in this town is also an occasion to breath life to a dying industry.From home accents to dresses of festival dancers, the “guling-guling” festival is a time for residents to make use of hand woven fabric to revive its traditional loom weaving industry.Guling-guling dates back to... more »

Bangus Festival activities bared

Posted by Venus May H. Sarmiento On March - 4 - 2011ADD a Comment

DAGUPAN CITY, March 3 (PIA) – The much awaited Bangus Festival here will have its grand opening on April 8 with various events.Festival coordinators Maximo ‘Beep Beep’ Tan and Alexander Siapno said a motorcade will signal the start of the festivities followed immediately by a mass. A photo contest and a ‘Bangus Ed Carosa’ parade will cap the day.The next day, April 9, a River Cruise, shootfest,... more »

La Union celebrates 161st Foundation Day today

Posted by Jennilyne C Role On March - 2 - 2011ADD a Comment

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union, Mar. 2 (PIA) — The people of the province of La Union joins in unity in celebrating the 161st Foundation Anniversary of the province today.A thanksgiving mass was held at the provincial capitol grounds this morning followed by a flag raising ceremony that were attended by local government officials and employees of the province and the 19 municipalities and lone city;... more »

Unique run promotes Laoag as destination for sports adventure

Posted by Cristina Arzadon On February - 28 - 2011ADD a Comment

LAOAG CITY (FEBRUARY 28) – More than 200 runners finished Saturday’s first Taray Pamulinawen 2011, described as the first-of-a-kind trail run that marked the end of the month-long Pamulinawen festival that the Laoag city government organized.Some 237 participants raced in various categories that featured a 10-mile trail run, a 10k road Run, 5k road Run, 3k family Run and a 750 meter-kids dash.The... more »

About Bangus Festival

Posted by Tarabitab On February - 16 - 2011ADD a Comment

Entering its 10th year of festivity, the Dagupan Bangus Festival has grown into an institutional trademark for the city of Dagupan, giving it a distinct symbol of identity derived from its most popular product – the milkfish. More than just a distinctive brand for the city, the Bangus Festival has expanded in its scope and reach far beyond the city’s borders to now showcases what North Luzon has... more »

Finding the Best Baguio Hotels in Time for Panagbenga 2011

Posted by Trish Abeleda On February - 10 - 2011ADD a Comment

A vacation just would not be as enjoyable and memorable if accommodations were not as stellar as one would expect. Having a soothing warm bath and a relaxing good night’s sleep is simply the perfect cap to the perfect vacation. Here are a few simple ways to find the best Baguio hotels in the midst of the Panagbenga 2011 festivities:1. Do a Google search on Baguio hotels and the first results that... more »

Major, major reasons to visit Northern Luzon this February

Posted by Carlo P Canares On February - 2 - 2011ADD a Comment

SAN FERNANDO CITY (PIA) — There are major, major reasons to take that trip to Northern Luzon this February. And the reasons spell fun, excitement, discovery, shopping, and something spiritual.In Ilocos Norte, the Sunshine City of Laoag celebrates its 15th Pamulinawen Festival. The City Government under Mayor Michael Farinas promises to make this year’s celebration bigger and better than previous... more »

How to Truly Enjoy the Panagbenga 2011 Experience

Posted by Trish Abeleda On January - 28 - 2011ADD a Comment

Is this your first time to see Baguio’s world renowned flower festival? If yes, then you have been missing out on half of your life! So to make up for it, here’s how to truly enjoy the Panagbenga 2011 experience:The Basics of TravellingThis is really dumb but yes, I’d like to remind all you people to plan early and that means this very second, book early because it’s no fun spending your... more »

Pamulinawen Festival 2011 Program of Activities

Posted by Tarabitab On January - 21 - 2011ADD a Comment

Mark your calendar and join the Pamulinawen Festival 2011, Laoag City Ilocos Norte.  Pamulinawen is the official celebration of the yearly colorful fiesta of Laoag City. The city government of Laoag City prepared a series of activities to commemorate Ilocos Pamulinawen Festival 2011. Check below for the complete official program of activities released by the organizer. PAMULINAWEN FESTIVAL 2011 PROGRAM... more »

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