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Ilocos Norte Province, Philippines

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List of the 21 Municipalities in the Ilocos Norte Province within Region I in the Republic 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
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Ilocos Norte Province, Philippines

  • The province of Ilocos Norte is in the north/western tip of the Island of Luzon within Region 1


Capital of Ilocos Norte

Laoag City is the capial city of the province of Ilocos Norte.

  • Address: Provincial Capitol, 2900 Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • Phone: (077) 772-1211; 770-3966
  • Fax: (077) 772-1772; 770-3950

Location of Ilocos Norte, Philippines

  • 18.1667° N, 120.7500° E - Ilocos Norte, Coordinates

  • The province of Ilocos Norte is within Region I
  • Ilocos Norte is located on the northernmost edge of western Luzon. Its boundaries are formed by the Babuyan Channel on the north and its sister province, Ilocos Norte, on the south. To the west are the tribulent waters of the South China Sea, while the eastern borders are formed by part of the Cagayan Valley, Abra and the Mountain Province. A well-paved coastal highway connects the province with the rest of the country.

History of Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Long before the coming of the Spaniards, there already existed an extensive region (consisting of the present provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra and La Union) renowned for its gold mines. Merchants from Japan and China would often visit the area to trade gold with beads, ceramics and silk. The inhabitants of the region, believed to be of Malay origin, called their place "samtoy", from "sao mi toy", which literally meant "our language here"

In 1591, when the Spanish conquistadors had Manila more or less under their control, they began looking for new sites to conquer. Legaspi's grandson, Juan De Salcedo, volunteered to lead one of these expeditions. Together with 8 armed boats and 45 men, the 22 year old voyager headed north. On June 13, 1592, Salcedo and his men landed in Vigan and then proceeded towards Laoag, Currimao and Badoc. As they sailed along the coast, they were surprised to see numerous sheltered coves ("looc") where the locals lived in harmony. As a result, they named the region "Ylocos" and its people "Ylocanos".

As the Christianization of the region grew, so did the landscape of the area. Vast tracks of land were utilized for churches and bell towers in line with the Spanish mission of "bajo las campanas". In the town plaza, it was not uncommon to see garrisons under the church bells. The colonization process was slowly being carried out.

The Spanish colonization of the region, however, was never completely successful. Owing to the abusive practices of many Augustinian friars, a number of Ilocanos revolted against their colonizers. Noteworthy of these were the Dingras uprising (1589) and Pedro Almasan revolt (San Nicolas, 1660). In 1762, Diego Silang led a series of battles aimed at freeing the Ilocanos from the Spanish yoke. When he died from an assassin's bullet, his widow Gabriela continued the cause. Unfortunately, she too was captured and hanged. In 1807, the sugar cane ("basi") brewers of Piddig rose up in arms to protest the government's monopoly of the wine industry. In 1898, the church excommunicated Gregorio Aglipay for refusing to cut off ties with the revolutionary forces of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Unperturbed, he established the "Iglesia Filipina Independiente". Aglipay’s movement and the nationalist sentiment it espoused helped restore the self-respect of many Filipinos.

In an effort to gain more political control and because of the increasing population of the region, a Royal Decree was signed on February 2, 1818 splitting Ilocos into two provinces: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. Soon thereafter, the provinces of La Union and Abra likewise became independent.

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People of Ilocos Norte, Philippines

  • Ilocos Norte Registered Voters 1 (2010): 299,583
  • Ilocos Norte Population(as of Aug 1, 2007): 547,284

Elected Government Officials of Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Elected officials of Ilocos Norte for the term of 2013-2016
  • Provincial Governor: Maria Imelda Romualdez Marcos
  • Provincial Vice-Governor: Barba, Eugenio Angelo Marcos
  • House Representative:
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Farinas, Ria Christina Gerodias
  2. Respicio, Juan Conrado Ii Absing
  3. Salenda, Portia Pamela Respicio
  4. Lazo, Vicentito Mandac
  5. Balbag, Rogelio Ramos
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Chua, Albert Daguio
  2. Crisostomo, Da Vinci Manuel
  3. Gaoat, Ramon Manarpiis
  4. Nalupta, James Paul Castro
  5. Garcia, Joel Reyes

Elected officials of Ilocos Norte for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Ilocos Norte for the term of 2007-2010

Barangay Elected Officials of Ilocos Norte Province

Businesses in Ilocos Norte, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Ilocos Norte, Philippines

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

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Schools in Ilocos Norte, Philippines

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

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Economy of Ilocos Norte, Philippines

  • Agriculture is the main source of livelihood in the province, all lands for cultivation can be planted with rice, corn, garlic, onion, sugarcane, tobacco, and cotton. Ilocos Norte is also noted for its various cottage industries, among which are cloth weaving, pottery-making, blacksmithing, woodcarving and furniture making. 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. The climate is characterized by two extremes: very dry from December to April and very wet for the rest of the year. The average temperature in Ilocos Norte is 81 deg F. May is the warmest month, with an average temperature of 83 deg F, and December is the coldest.
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Jobs in Ilocos Norte Philippines

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Natural Resources of 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.
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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
  • +63-2-929-6626

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 Ilocos Norte, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Ilocos Norte, Philippines

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Ilocos Norte News

Ilocos Pride at Summer Trade Fair in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte- Experience Ilocano pride at the 5th OTOP Summer Trade Fair and Garden Show in Laoag City, this province.

Among the products on sale are One-Town, One-Product (OTOP) of the different municipalities of the province which include, among others, mouth-watering longganiza and empanada from Batac City; chichacorn from Paoay; seaweed noodles from Burgos; vinegar and basi from Laoag City; rice coffee from Banna; Ceramics and crispy-licious Chicharon or Bagnet from San Nicolas; binakol abel from the loom weavers of Sarrat, and shell craft from the artisans of Pagudpud.

Other products featured at the trade fair are furniture and home furnishings, gift items and plants.

According to Maricor Racela of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the trade fair “aims to promote local products not only from Ilocos Norte but also from the other provinces in the Ilocandia, especially the OTOP of the various local government units of the province.”

The OTOP is a government program that supports small and medium entrepreneurs and LGUs to develop their products and at the same time market them.

“There are 40 exhibitors, of which some came from Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, La Union and Abra. Trade fairs like this help them market their products,” Racela said.

The trade fair will run from until May 18, 2012 at the Dap-ayan in front of the Provincial Capitol.

It is a project of the DTI, in partnership with the Partuat ti Kailokuan Association, City Government of Laoag and the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte.

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>>>

The oldest living man or woman in Ilocos Norte, Philippines

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Ilocos Norte Zip Codes

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2900 Laoag City Ilocos Norte
2901 San Nicolas Ilocos Norte
2902 Paoay Ilocos Norte
2903 Currimao Ilocos Norte
2904 Badoc Ilocos Norte
2905 Pinili Ilocos Norte
2906 Batac Ilocos Norte
2907 Marcos Ilocos Norte
2908 Espiritu Ilocos Norte
2909 Nueva Era Ilocos Norte
2910 Solsona Ilocos Norte
2911 Carasi Ilocos Norte
2912 Piddig Ilocos Norte
2913 Dingras Ilocos Norte
2914 Sarrat Ilocos Norte
2915 Vintar Ilocos Norte
2916 Bacarra Ilocos Norte
2917 Pasuquin Ilocos Norte
2918 Burgos Ilocos Norte
2919 Pagudpud Ilocos Norte
2920 Bangui Ilocos Norte
2921 Dumalneg Ilocos Norte
2922 Adams Ilocos Norte

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