Tag Archive: Media Pillar

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 #8: Praying for Lady Mayors…

The Media Pillar Team (which I am the secretary of) had the opportunity to visit two beach resorts – Pangil Beach Resort and Currimao Mayor Rosario Go’s private resort. Mayor Go’s beach front… Continue reading

Ilocos Norte Post #7: Pangil Beach, Currimao

Currimao Municipality in Ilocos Norte, Philippines is a lazy seaside town with a most unusual feature lining it’s long stretch of beach – a string of sharp coral formations that jut out of… Continue reading

Ilocos Norte Post #6: Tupig Out or NOT Tupig Out… Dat Is D’Question!

One of Media Pillar‘s stops was the Municipality of Currimao, to visit Mayor Rosario Go and raid her stock of Tupig. Awwww…. I’m just kidding! We went there to bring greetings from Manila… 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 #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


My visit to Ilocos Norte was not just to eat and to teach blogging – I was there as part of a larger event – The launch of MEDIA PILLAR’s “DAPAT KARAPAT DAPAT”… Continue reading