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November 10, 2017

Saint Bartholomew is the patron saint of the city of Malabon and this, the Greco-Roman San Bartolome Church, is erected in his honor, with the first stone structure dating back to 1622. The church did not achieve its current incarnation however until in 1861 when its f...

November 3, 2017

Badoc is a 3rd class municipality that is among the least known of the provinces within Ilocandia, no doubt eclipsed by such places as Vigan, Paoay, Laoag, and Pagudpud- at least to most visitors. However, it has the distinction of being the first town of Ilocos Norte...

August 16, 2017

Last Sunday, August 13, my students and I climbed the belfry of the San Pedro de Alcantara church in Pakil, Laguna and pointed to them a pleasant piece of history: a bell made from the Fundición de Hilario Sunico. Hilario Sunico is one of two real-life people that beca...

March 11, 2017

 One fine May morning last year, 2016, my girlfriend and I took a detour from our Ilocos tour to Sarrat, a sleepy and rustic town southeast of the city of Laoag. Sarrat is little known to travelers outside the Ilocos region, although it holds the distinction of having...

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