Tourism blooms in Adams, Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY — With the massive improvement of access roads and bridges leading to eco-tourism sites in the province, the fruit bowl of Adams town and home to the famous bugnay (wild berries) continues to draw more visitors to discover its serene beauty. By word of mouth and personal testimonies from adventure seekers who had been … Read More

Ilocos Norte vies for best tourism-oriented LGU

LAOAG CITY — Showcasing Ilocos Norte’s vibrant tourism industry, the province of Ilocos Norte presented its bid on Friday (Sept. 22) as the “Best Tourism-Oriented Local Government Unit” in the country. Aianree Raquel, provincial tourism chief, said a panel presentation was held at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in Metro Manila to present … Read More

Isabela welcomes Black Nazarene

NAGUILIAN, Isabela — Parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker here  on Wednesday welcomed the image of Black Nazarene through a Eucharistic celebration. The image of Black Nazarene came from Quiapo Church in Manila and will stay at the St. Joseph the Worker in Naguilian town until September 25. The Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Bobot Callueng of … Read More

Department of Tourism

  LAOAG CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is endorsing a village-initiated tourism project to invite more investors and tourists in Burgos town, one of Ilocos Norte’s major tourist destinations and home to the largest wind farm in Southeast Asia. In Poblacion, village officials are pushing for the development of an Amianan tourism village, covering … Read More

Bike enthusiasts join forces to promote La Union Botanical Garden

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Cyclists from different North Luzon provinces –La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan– including Manila participated in a bikeathon last Sunday in an effort to promote adventure tourism in this city, particularly centered on the famous 20-hectare La Union Botanical Garden in an eastern barangay.  At least 82 registered cyclists started the race … Read More

DENR allows trekkers to Mt. Kanlaon anew

  BACOLOD CITY — The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Negros Occidental has reopened the Mount Kanlaon Natural Park (MKNP) to trekkers, two months after its alert status was declared normal. The opening of the trails starting July 1 was declared following the conduct of trail assessment and clearing operations of the … Read More

Cinematheque eyed for Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY —- To further promote the cinematic landscape of Ilocos Norte as a film destination, the Philippine Film Export Services Office (PFESO) under the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is eyeing the establishment of a cinematheque, a media hub to bring in local films to residents here. According to Rogerio Bismonte Jr. … Read More