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Barangays of Laoag City in the Ilocos Norte Province within Region 1(Ilocos Region) in the Republic of The Philippines
Bgy. No. 42, Apaya | Bgy. No. 36, Araniw | Bgy. No. 56-A, Bacsil North | Bgy. No. 56-B, Bacsil South | Bgy. No. 41, Balacad | Bgy. No. 40, Balatong | Bgy. No. 55-A, Barit-Pandan | Bgy. No. 47, Bengcag | Bgy. No. 50, Buttong | Bgy. No. 60-A, Caaoacan | Bry. No. 48-A, Cabungaan North | Bgy. No. 48-B, Cabungaan South | Bgy. No. 37, Calayab | Bgy. No. 54-B, Camangaan | Bgy. No. 58, Casili | Bgy. No. 61, Cataban | Bgy. No. 43, Cavit | Bgy. No. 49-A, Darayday | Bgy. No. 59-B, Dibua North | Bgy. No. 59-A, Dibua South | Bgy. No. 34-B, Gabu Norte East | Bgy. No. 34-A, Gabu Norte West | Bgy. No. 35, Gabu Sur | Bgy. No. 32-A, La Paz East | Bgy. No. 32-B, La Paz West | Bgy. No. 32-C La Paz East | Bgy. No. 33-A, La Paz Proper | Bgy. No. 33-B, La Paz Proper | Bgy. No. 54-A, Lagui-Sail | Bgy. No. 52-B, Lataag | Bgy. No. 60-B, Madiladig | Bgy. No. 38-A, Mangato East | Bgy. No. 38-B, Mangato West | Bgy. No. 62-A, Navotas North | Bgy. No. 62-B, Navotas South | Bgy. No. 46, Nalbo | Bgy. No. 51-A, Nangalisan East | Bgy. No. 51-B, Nangalisan West | Bgy. No. 24, Nstra. Sra. De Consolacion | Bgy. No. 7-A, Nstra. Sra. De Natividad | Bgy. No. 7-B, Nstra. Sra. De Natividad | Bgy. No. 27, Nstra. Sra. De Soledad | Bgy. No. 13, Nstra. Sra. De Visitacion | Bgy. No. 3, Nstra. Sra. Del Rosario | Bgy. No. 57, Pila | Bgy. No. 49-B, Raraburan | Bgy. No. 53, Rioeng | Bgy. No. 55-B, Salet-Bulangon | Bgy. No. 6, San Agustin | Bgy. No. 22, San Andres | Bgy. No. 28, San Bernardo | Bgy. No. 17, San Francisco | Bgy. No. 4, San Guillermo | Bgy. No. 15, San Guillermo | Bgy. No. 12, San Isidro | Bgy. No. 10, San Jose | Bgy. No. 16, San Jacinto | Bgy. No. 1, San Lorenzo | Bgy. No. 26, San Marcelino | Bgy. No. 52-A, San Mateo | Bgy. No. 23, San Matias | Bgy. No. 20, San Miguel | Bgy. No. 5, San Pedro | Bgy. No. 21, San Pedro | Bry. No. 18, San Quirino | Bgy. No. 8, San Vicente | Bgy. No. 9, Santa Angela | Bgy. No. 11, Santa Balbina | Bgy. No. 25, Santa Cayetana | Bgy. No. 2, Santa Joaquina | Bgy. No. 19, Santa Marcela | Bgy. No. 30-B, Santa Maria | Bgy. No. 39, Santa Rosa | Bgy. No. 14, Santo Tomas | Bgy. No. 29, Santo Tomas | Bgy. No. 30-A, Suyo | Bgy. No. 31, Talingaan | Bgy. No. 45, Tangid | Bgy. No. 55-C, Vira | Bgy. No. 44, Zamboanga


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List of the 21 Municipalities in the Ilocos Norte Province within Region I in the Republic of The Philippines
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Federalism in the Philippines is simply a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State. Bangsamoro is POISON. Religion must never rule supreme over any region, province, city, municipality or barangay. All religions must be treated equally.
The Philippine government must STOP FINANCING Islam.

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To have an Islamic State in a Non-Islamic federal form of government invites CHAOS and or possibly later secession from the country. India, USA, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina are some of the countries with the federal form of government. Issues with Islam exist but so far not one of them has a Muslim state. Because they know that it will only lead to chaos. Yet the Philippines tempts this Bangsamoro State idea. Learn from the mistake of Russia. They did this, and is now miserably paying the price. Religion and Government must be kept separate. Doesn't the Philippine legislature understand this? Or possibly the legislature of the Philippines was "bought and paid for" by the Muslim advocates and the Political Dynasty advocates?

Soldiers of the Philippines, you are at war with the Islamic Terrorists in Mindanao. These terrorists are MOROS or MUSLIMS.


The government of the Philippines is financing these Moros/Muslims, and here you are being shot at and killed by these Moros who are financed by the Philippine government.
Federalism in the Philippines is pushed and supported by four types of People.
✅ The first one is by the Muslims (Moros) because they want an Islamic state of their own. Federalism guarantees them an Islamic State.
✅ The second is by the greedy (Kanya-Kanya) mentality who are also the proponents of political dynasties.
✅ The third are the ignorant, the blind followers or the minions of the proponents of this type of federalism in the Philippines.
✅ The fourth are those who are paid to say yes. They are just chasing MONEY. They will do anything for MONEY.

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Laoag City,
Province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines

  • 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."
  • Contact:
    • 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: mvflaoag@hotmail.com
    • FB Fanpage: www.facebook.com/mvflaoag

Location of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

  • 18.1833° N, 120.5833° E - Laoag, Coordinates

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 Population (as of 2010): 104,904
  • Laoag City Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 102,457

  • Laoag City Registered Voters: (2010): 70,631

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 Government Officials of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".


Elected Officials of Laoag City for the term of 2016 -2019
  • Mayor of Laoag City: Chevylle Fariñas
  • Vice-Mayor of Laoag City: Michael Fariñas
  • Councilors of Laoag City:
  1. Franklin Dante Respicio
  2. Roger John Ii Fariñas
  3. Handy Lao
  4. Portia Salenda
  5. Shirley Ong-sin
  6. Roque Ablan
  7. Baby Sapatos Domingo
  8. Edison Bonoan
  9. Justine Clarence Chua
  10. Edison Siazon

Elected Officials of Laoag City for the term of 2013 -2016
  • Mayor of Laoag City: FARIÑAS, CHEVYLLE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
  • Vice-Mayor of Laoag City: FARIÑAS, MICHAEL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY
  • Councilors of Laoag City:
  1. FARIÑAS, JEFF INDEPENDENT 36275 9.80%
  2. NICOLAS, DONALD (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 34107 9.22%
  3. SIAZON, SONIA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 31205 8.43%
  4. RESPICIO, FRANKLIN DANTE (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 29920 8.09%
  5. LAO, DERICK (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 27718 7.49%
  6. ONG SIN, SHIRLEY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 25599 6.92%
  7. TAMAYO, JOSEPH (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 25006 6.76%
  8. BONOAN, EDISON (NP) NACIONALISTA PARTY 24580 6.64%
  9. DOMINGO, FERDINAND (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 23849 6.44%
  10. CHUA, EDISON INDEPENDENT 23390 6.32%

Elected Officials of Laoag City for the term of 2010 -2013

Barangay's power and authority

This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress, not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.

When roads need to be built or any infrastructure within the barangay is needed, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and demand for it from the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Information is power. Be informed.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • Imperial Manila does not exist anymore. Budgetary planning has been "DECENTRALIZED since 1991.".

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

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.


How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: Twins Fried Chicken Restaurant and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property for sale in Laoag City, you can list that property for FREE HERE in Z-wiki.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale for free here in Z-Wiki

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (admin@zamboanga.com) or via Facebook.


Schools in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (admin@zamboanga.com) or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

School year 2017-2018 starts Monday, June 5, 2017 and ends Friday, April 6, 2018, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 204 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the four days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted every quarter. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 195 class days.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.


  • 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.
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.
  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Laoag City

If you have a job available and that job is within Laoag City, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Laoag City" page.

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.

Contact:

  • Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

  • Help us post some interesting pictures. This will help boost the local economy of the community. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
  • Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Send your pictures via email to (admin@zamboanga.com) or via Facebook.
  • Post the Laoag City landmarks here.

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

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

The oldest man or woman in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

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Featured News of The Philippines

  • Philippine dollar reserves rise in November aided by strong peso
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018
The country’s dollar reserves rose slightly in November as the relative strength of the peso in the weeks following the central bank’s aggressive string of rate hikes pushed many dollar holders to liquidate their positions.
Preliminary data from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) showed the country’s gross international reserves rose to $75.49 billion as of end-November 2018 ........... Full Story»

  • Foreign investment pledges rise 6.5% to P45.9 billion in Q3
  • Friday, December 7, 2018 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines — Foreign investment pledges approved by the country’s investment promotion agencies rose 6.5 percent in the third quarter, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.
Commitments approved in the third quarter went up to P45.9 billion from P43 billion in the same period last year ........... Full Story»

  • Festivals in the month of November in the philippines

Adivay: November : La Trinidad, Benquet ★ Banaag Festival: November 1 : Anilao, Iloilo ★ P'yagsawitan Festival: November 3rd week: Maragusan Compostela Valley ★ Binabayani Festival: November Last week: Olongapo, Zamboales ★ Tan-OK ni Ilocano Festival: November third week: Ilocos Norte ★ Crown Festival: November 3rd week: Taytay, Rizal ★ Tumba (Candle) Festival: November 2: San Luis, Batangas ★ Pinta Flores Festival: November 3 to 5: San Carlos City, Negros Occidental ★ San Carlos City Fiesta: November 4: San Carlos City, Negros Occidental ★ Angono Arts Festival: November 5 to 25: Angono, Rizal ★


  • PH in historic World Cup qualifier victory
  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 2:00 am
The Philippines has won the T20 Cricket World Cup qualifier after comfortably beating Indonesia, 138-110, in the final match of the week-long, four-nation tournament.
Earlier in the day, South Korea beat second-placed Japan to put the Philippines in an unbeatable position heading into its last game against Indonesia ............................... 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

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  • ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
  • CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
  • Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>

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