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Vigan City bids one more time for world presence

A CALESA (horse-drawn carriage) passes through the cobblestone-covered Calle Crisologo in the heritage city of Vigan in Ilocos Sur province, as the sun rises. Vigan has been receiving visitors year-round, enamored by the city’s Spanish-era mansions, its native cuisine and local culture. RICHARD BALONGLONG

The last time Vigan in Ilocos Sur province pulsated collectively as a city was before 1999 when it was inscribed in the World Heritage list of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco).

Posted: June 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Successive quakes rattle Ilocos Norte town on New Years’ Day

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At least six successive earthquakes rattled residents of Burgos town in Ilocos Norte province on New Year’s Day. The strongest, which occurred at 4:01 a.m., registered at magnitude 5.5 and its epicenter was traced 105 kilometers northwest of the town.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

La Union, Pangasinan push ‘mother tongue’ to save local languages

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The La Union provincial government is going all-out in its campaign to preserve and promote its mother tongue.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After 35 years and 6 presidents, Ilocos Sur bridge finally opens

PHOTO shows the panoramic view of the 180-meter Aluling Bridge that connects the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Mt. Province. Richard Balonglong / INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Francisca Aluaro, 69, was a witness to how residents of Barangay Aluling here would brave rampaging waters each time they crossed the Abra River in the 1970s.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bangko Sentral brings art collection to communities

ART SHOW The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ traveling exhibit on display at its regional office in San Fernando City in La Union. The exhibit, which ended on Aug. 9, is part of the BSP’s efforts to promote Philippine art. Similar exhibits will be mounted in BSP offices in Cebu and Davao later this year. PHOTOS BY CRISTINA ARZADON

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has brought part of its extensive and priceless art collection to its regional offices to build public awareness on Philippine art.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »