Tag Archive: Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte Post #12: Caught with POT!

My Dad, the Colonel, always had a strange sense of humor that often left me glaring or agape. Many years ago, when we were sharing a Malate apartment, he once stumbled upon me… Continue reading

Ilocos Norte Post #11: An Afternoon at the Malacanang of the North

Wow, so this is where Ferdinand Marcos and Imelda hung out when they were in their home province of Ilocos Norte! The tree-lined driveway could fit about 10 army tanks in a row.… Continue reading

Ilocos Norte Post #10: Bats in Paoay Church!

Don’t ask whose rear end is walking toward Paoay Church, the oldest church in the region of Ilocos. We only had 15 minutes to spare in our tight schedule so I high-tailed it… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE Post #5: Garlic, Empanada, Tinubong and CORNIX!!!

I once asked “celebrated-man-about-town” Apa Ongpin which garlic was better – the larger-than-golf-balls Taiwan garlic or the dainty braided Ilocos variety. Hands-down, he said, the Ilocos garlic was superior because of it’s clean… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE Post #4: Visiting the Marcos Crypt

I wasn’t really looking forward to seeing my former boss in a glass refrigerator but the Marcos Crypt was the first stop on Media Pillar‘s day-tour around Ilocos Norte. I was a fashion… Continue reading

ILOCOS NORTE Post #3: Visiting Solsona Town

The Media Pillar group (which I am the Secretary of) was graciously hosted by the Mayor of the Municipality of Solsona – Joseph de Lara. He and his wife opened their home to… Continue reading

Adventures of a Beauty Queen is on VACATION in Ilocos Norte!

Well, it’s not really a vacation as I’m here in Laoag to do a workshop on Blogging with a Purpose with some college students at Northwestern University. But it IS a vacation from… Continue reading