Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Barangays of Laoag City in the Ilocos Norte Province of The Philippines
Apaya | Araniw | Bacsil North | Bacsil South | Balacad | Balatong | Barit-Pandan | Bengcag | Buttong | Caaoacan | Cabungaan North | Cabungaan South | Calayab | Camangaan | Casili | Cataban | 43-Cavit | Darayday | Dibua North | Dibua South | Gabu Norte East | Gabu Norte West | Gabu Sur | La Paz East | La Paz Proper | La Paz West | Lagui-Sail | La Paz East | La Paz Proper | Lataag | Lataag 'Burobor' | Madiladig | Mangato East | Mangato West | Navotas North | Navotas South | 46-Nalbo | 51A-Nangalisan East | 51B-Nangalisan West | Nstra. Sra. De Consolacion | Nstra. Sra. De Natividad | Nstra. Sra. De Soledad | Nstra. Sra. De Visitacion | Nstra. Sra. Del Rosario | Pila | Raraburan | Rioeng | Salet-Bulangon | San Agustin | San Andres | San Bernabe | San Francisco | San Guillermo | San Isidro | San Jacinto | San Jose | San Lorenzo | San Marcelino | San Mateo | San Matias | San Miguel | San Pedro | San Quirino | San Vicente | Santa Angela | Santa Balbina | Santa Cayetana | Santa Joaquina | 19-Santa Marcela | 30B-Santa Maria | 39-Santa Rosa | Santo Tomas | 30A-Suyo | 31-Talingaan | 45-Tangid | 55C-Vira | 44-Zamboanga
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List of Municipalities in the Ilocos Norte Province of the Philippines
Adams | Bacarra | Badoc | Bangui | Banna | Burgos | Carasi | Currimao | Dingras | Dumalneg | Marcos | Nueva Era | Pagudpud | Paoay | Pasuquin | Piddig | Pinili | San Nicolas | Sarrat | Solsona | Vintar
Cities in the province of Ilocos Norte: Batac City • Laoag City (Capital)
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Laoag City within Ilocos Norte Map
Map of Ilocos Norte Province in the Island of Luzon
Laoag City Welcome Arch
Laoag City Hall
Laoag City church facade
Padsan River Laoag City
Sinking bell tower in Laoag City
- Laoag City is the capital city of Ilocos Norte
- Laoag City has a total of 80 barangays
- Registered Voters of Laoag City as of (2010) = 63,095
- Population of Laoag City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 102,457
- Land Area of Laoag City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 11,608
- Laoag City is a 3rd class Component City and Partially Urban.
- Laoag City is in the Ilocos Norte province and within Region_I in the northern island of Luzon
- The name of the city "LAOAG" is a derivation of the Ilocano term "lawag", which means light/brightness. According to history, Laoag has a clear, blue skyline. It was from this premise, perhaps, that the place was given the name "Laoag."
- Laoag City Hall
- Brgy 10, Tupaz Street
- 2900 Laoag City, Philippines
- Tel Nums: 772-0001 loc 231; 772-1100
- FAX Num: 771-3168
- Cellular Number: 09178650194
- Email Address: email@example.com
- FB Fanpage: www.facebook.com/mvflaoag
Location of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
The City of Laoag is located at the west central part of the Province of Ilocos Norte bordering the South China Sea. It is bounded on the East by the Municipality of Sarrat; in the Southeast by the Municipality of San Nicolas; in the Southwest by the Municipality of Paoay, in the Northeast the Municipality of Vintar; in the Northwest by the Municipality of Bacarra; and in the West by the South China Sea. It is one of the cities in Region I.
It is located between 120 degrees and 31 minutes to 120 degrees and 40 minutes longitude and between 18 degrees and 16 minutes north latitude.
The City of Laoag is along the Manila North Road and is 78 kilometers from Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 217 kilometers from the City of San Fernando, La Union, the Regional Capital; 274 kilometers from the Summer Capital, Baguio City; 363 kilometers from Tarlac; and 488 kilometers from the National Capital Region, Metro Manila.
Laoag City is strategically located at the northern tip of the Northwestern Luzon Growth Quadrangle. It is within two hours of jet travel to any one of Asia's economic tigers by way of the Laoag International Airport if direct routes are opened and established.
Specifically, Laoag is eight hours by land travel and one hour and forty-five minutes by air to Manila, forty-five minutes by air to Taiwan, one hour and forty-five minutes to Japan and two hours to Mainland China or Hong Kong.
- information from the city of Laoag verbatim
History of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
- Article from the government of the City of Laoag verbatim:
At the arrival of the Spaniards in the Philippine Islands, they found out that the natives were divided into community groups, each living its own independent government. That there were centers of population as was observed by Captain Juan de Salcedo, Ilocos was extra ordinary in size. In Laoag alone, the population reached as high as 6,000. This was the greatest number of inhabitants in a "barangay" or "puroc" in the whole country at the advent of the Spaniards. The houses of the natives, made of bamboo and cogon numbered to no less than a thousand. These were built and compactly arranged around a hill known as "Ermita Hill", located at the Southeastern section of what Laoag is now at the very brim of the northern bank of the Padsan River. The natives must have chosen this spot for the location of their community not only of its proximity to the river which is indispensable to them as source of their protein, that is fish,, shellfish, and water for drinking and washing. Buzeta, commenting on the practice of the Ilocanos in constructing their houses very close to one another, that no space was left for their orchards contrary to the common practice of the natives in their places of island who constructed their houses isolated on the fields adjacent to their farms.
The late Don Luis Montilla, who for several years, was Director of the National Library (now the Rizal Centennial Commission) unquestionable documents in the National Archives which mention 1580 as the real date of the organization of Laoag as a parish under the Patronage of St. William, the Hermit, whose feast is celebrated on the 10th of February of every year.
The inhabitants of Ilocos Norte at the arrival of Salcedo were a sturdy and industrial race predominantly Malay. The first wave of Malay Immigrants to the Philippines came back abut 200 to 300 B.C. These immigrants were the less civilized Malays - ancestors of the Igorots, Ifugaos, Bontocs and Tinguians of Northern Luzon.
The second wave came after the Christian Era, beginning about the first century A.D. and continuing through the succeeding centuries until the 13th century. These migratory waves saw the advent of the alphabet using Malays - ancestors of the present Ilocanos, Tagalogs, Visayans, Bicols, Pampangos, and other Christian Filipinos. To these better civilized Malays belonged the Ilocanos that Salcedo found in the Ilocos in 1572.
The Spaniards found the inhabitants of Ilocos with distinctive peculiarities in character and culture. They looked very similar to the Tagalogs with faded hair, big eyes, olive-like color, flat nose and with very thin beard or none at all. However, they spoke a different dialect that, although belonging to a common tongue as the Tagalogs, had required certain modifications and idiosyncracies making the Ilocano dialect quite different from the Tagalog.
Though Laoag was converted into a city in 1965 through a plebiscite, leaving its municipal status, it remained the capital of Ilocos Norte. The first city mayor was Hon. Eulalio F. Siazon.
People of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
- Laoag City Registered Voters: (2010): 70,631
- Laoag City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 102,457
Its ethnic population is overwhelmingly Ilocano. Unlike the rest of the region, however, the Roman Catholic Church does not predominate. The Aglipayan Church, Iglesia ni Cristo, and other Protestant groups have strong followings, as well as, animism and non-religiosity.
- Elected Officials of Laoag City for the term of 2010 -2013
- Mayor: Michael Verzosa Fariñas
- Vice-Mayor: Edward Peralta Domingo
Barangay Elected Officials of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
Businesses in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
In the City of Laoag, the center of commercial activities or the Central Business District is in the urban barangays. Of the 3,968 firms registered with the Office of the City Mayor's License Division, noteworthy are the presence of 80 computer shops/schools, a Muslim compound with 24 stalls, 244 real estate lessors, 25 banks, 15 lending institutions, 11 broadcasting radio and TV stations and 24 goldsmith/jewelry shops.
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Real Estate for Sale Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
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Schools in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014
- Aglipay Institute
- Caterpillar Centre for Early Learners
- Divine Word College of Laoag
- Earlier known as Saint William's College, is a Catholic institution of higher learning run by the Society of the Divine Word or SVD in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines. It was founded by Rev. Fr. Alphonse Mildner, SVD in 1946.
- Gabu NHS
- Holy Spirit Academy of Laoag
- Homeschooled in Laoag City
- Ilocos Norte Adventist School
- Ilocos Norte College of Arts & Trades
- The Ilocos Norte College of Arts and Trades was founded in 1908 as Laoag Provincial Trade School, in line with the government policy of establishing trade schools in various parts of our country. Said policy was geared towards providing vocational training for the young people so they could make our country economically self-sufficient.
- Ilocos Norte NHS
- Ilocos Norte Regional School of Fisheries
- INNHS Caaoacan Annex
- Kid's Kollege
- Laoag Central Baptist Kindergarten
- Laoag Four Square Kindergarten Sch. Inc.
- Laoag Montessori
- Maestra Damasa Madarang
- Mariano Marcos State University
- Northern Christian College
- Northside Bible Baptist Academy
- Northwestern University, Airport Avenue, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte 2900 Philippines
- Trunk Lines: (077) 670-85-10, 670-86-07 to 10 TeleFax Number: (077) 670-68-64/771-38-14
- Homepage: www.nwu.edu.ph/
- Northwestern University was awarded by the Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) for having the highest number of Level II Reaccredited Programs in the country and the highest number of accredited programs in Region I during the 21st PACUCOA General Assembly on December 10, 2010 at the Diamond Hotel, Manila.
- Our Saviour's Found., Inc. (Saviour's Christ. Acad.)
- Padre Annibale School
- Saved by Grace Christian Academy, Inc.
- St. Joseph High School
- St. Mary's High School
- St Marys Seminary
- St. Santiago Elementary School
- The Living Gates of Praise Christian School
- United Church of Christ of the Philippines
Economy of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
- Laoag's economy is based primarily in agriculture, producing rice, tobacco, and garlic as economic staples. The region is renowned for pottery, blacksmithing, furniture-making, and weaving.
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Natural Resources of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
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Laoag International Airport services flights to and from Taiwan and some charter flights by Philippine carriers.
Laoag is a 10-14 hour drive from Manila. Provincial buses also provide transportation from Baguio City, Manila, and a number of other cities.
Fiestas and Traditions of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Fiesta date of Laoag City
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- “The equity markets have clearly understood and maybe over-discounting, a little bit, the trend going forward,” said Christopher Eoyang, managing director for global economics, commodities and strategy research at Goldman Sachs..........Full Story
- IMF exec sees Q1 growth at 6%
- Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Economic growth could hit no less than six percent in the first quarter of the year as consumption and investments offset a weakness in the trade sector, an official of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said.
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- Carabao Festival
- Date: May 14 - Location: Angono, Rizal
- Farmers pay tribute to their patron saints; a procession of carabao carts bearing a myriad local produce is held; prizes are awarded to the strongest and most beautifully decorated carabaos.
- Date: May 14 Location: Pulilan, Bulacan
- Hundreds of festively adorned carabaos are paraded by their farmer-owners on the street leading to the church; there the carabaos are made to kneel down as a homage to San Isidro de Labrado, the patron saint of farmers.
- Razcals, Barakos take opener in Asian elims
- Friday, May 24, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - The Razcals and Barakos launched their bid for a place in the World Series with imposing wins on the first day of the PONY Mustang and Bronco Asian eliminations at the Senayan Baseball stadium in Jakarta.
- The Razcals, leaning on base-running skills, crushed the error-prone Indonesian host team, 12-2, in an abbreviated duel for their opening win in the competition for boys 9-10 years old..........Full Story »
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
- Total Distance to be traveled: 540 kilometers or 338 miles - Visit our WebPage
Laoag City News
Fariñas wins in Laoag City
Posted at 05/11/2010
LAOAG CITY, Philippines – Michael Fariñas was officially proclaimed as Laoag mayor after the canvassing of votes in the city was completed early Tuesday morning.
The proclamation was a formality because Fariñas ran unopposed.
Poll officials also proclaimed Eddie Domingo as Laoag vice mayor at the conclusion of the tally.
Meanwhile, former president and Puwersa ng Masang Pilipino standard-bearer Joseph Estrada and his running mate Jejomar Binay enjoyed a huge lead over their rivals.
Siblings Imee and Ferdinand Marcos Jr. also have a significant lead over their rivals in Ilocos Norte.
Imee is running for governor of Ilocos Norte against her cousin Michael Keon while her brother is eyeing a Senate seat. Report from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN Northern Luzon
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