Ilocos Sur Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Ilocos Sur province within Region I in the Republic of The Philippines
Alilem | Banayoyo | Bantay | Burgos | Cabugao | Caoayan | Cervantes | Galimuyod | Gregorio Del Pilar | Lidlidda | Magsingal | Nagbukel | Narvacan | Quirino | Salcedo | San Emilio | San Esteban | San Ildefonso | San Juan | San Vicente | Santa | Santa Catalina | Santa Cruz | Santa Lucia | Santa Maria | Santiago | Santo Domingo | Sigay | Sinait | Sugpon | Suyo | Tagudin
Cities in the province of Ilocos Sur: Candon City | Vigan City(Capital)
Seal of the Province of Ilocos Sur
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Map of Ilocos Sur Province in the Island of Luzon
Capitol building of the Province of Ilocos Sur
Ilocos Sur Province, Philippines
- Ilocos Sur is in Region I and is a 1st class province with 32 municipalities, 2 cities and 768 barangays.
Location of Ilocos Sur, Philippines
History of Ilocos Sur, Philippines
- Source: LGU of Ilocos Sur Province - Verbatim
Before the coming of the Spaniards, the coastal plains in northwestern Luzon, stretching from Bangui (Ilocos Norte) in the north to Namacpacan (Luna, La Union) in the south, were a region called the Ylokos. This region lies in between the China Sea in the west and Northern Cordilleras on the east. The inhabitants built their villages near the small bays on coves called “looc” in the dialect. These coastal inhabitants were referred to as “Ylocos” which literally meant “from the lowlands”. The entire region was then called by the ancient name “Samtoy” from “sao ditoy” which in Ilokano mean “our dialect”. The region was later called by the Spaniards as “Ylocos” or “Ilocos” and its people “Ilocanos”.
The Ilocos Region was already a thriving, fairly advanced cluster of towns and settlements familiar to Chinese, Japanese and Malay traders when the Spaniard explorer Don Juan de Salcedo and members of his expedition arrived in Vigan on June 13, 1572. Forthwith, they made Cabigbigaan (Bigan), the heart of the Ylokos settlement their headquarters which Salcedo called “Villa Fernandina” and which eventually gained fame as the “Intramuros of Ilocandia”. Salcedo declared the whole Northern Luzon as an "encomienda", or a land grant. Subsequently, he became the encomendero of Vigan and Lieutenant Governor of the Ylokos until his death in July 1574.
Augustinian missionaries came to conquer the region through evangelization. They established parishes and built churches that still stand today. Three centuries later, Vigan became the seat of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia.
A royal decree of February 2, 1818 separated Ilocos Norte from Ilocos Sur, the latter to include the northern part of La Union (as far as Namacpacan, now Luna) and all of what is now the province of Abra. The sub-province of Lepanto and Amburayan in Mt. Province were annexed to Ilocos Sur.
The passage of Act 2683 by the Philippine Legislature in March 1917 defined the present geographical boundary of the province.
There are many writers and statesmen throughout the history of the Phillipines. Pedro Bukaneg is the father of Iluko Literature. Isabelo de los Reyes will always be remembered as the Father of the Filipino Labor Movement. His mother, Leona Florentino was the most outstanding Filipino woman writer of the Spanish era. Vicente Singson Encarnacion, an exemplary statesman, was also a noted authority on business and industry.
From the ranks of the barrio schoolteachers, Elpidio Quirino rose to become President of the Republic of the Philippines which is the town's most illustrious and native son of Caoayan, Ilocos SurCaoayan, Ilocos SurCaoayan is a 5th class municipality in the province of Ilocos Sur, Philippines. According to the latest census, it has a population of 18,914 people in 3,533 households.-Barangays:Caoayan is politically subdivided into 17 barangays.... . Col. Salvador F. Reyes, a graduate of the Westpoint Military Academy, USA, led an untarnished and brilliant military career.
Ilocos Sur's history reflects that of the Phillipine history in its entirety. In Vigan, the Villa Fernandina founded in 1574 by Juan de Salcedo, grandson of the Adelantado Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, markers and inscriptions can be found throughout the city.
Following the exploration and conquest of the Ilocos by the Castillan sword, the evangelization of the inhabitants was pursued with the characteristic zeal of the Augustinian missionaries. The stone churches built over the centuries reflect Spanish power that held sway in union with the Church. It is thus interesting to read the marker found near the door of the Vigan Cathedral, placed there by the Philippine Historical Committee.
People of Ilocos Sur, Philippines
- Registered Voters (2010): 332,177
- Population as of 2010 census: 658,587
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 632,255
- Elected officials of Ilocos Sur for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Ilocos Sur: Luis Crisologo Singson - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Ilocos Sur: Deogracias Victor Barbers Savellano - NACIONALISTA PARTY
- House Representatives of Ilocos Sur:
- Elected officials of Ilocos Sur for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Ilocos Sur: Luis Crisologo Singson
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Ilocos Sur: Deogracias Victor Barbers Savellano
- House Representatives of Ilocos Sur:
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- Elected officials of Ilocos Sur for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Ilocos Sur for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Ilocos Sur for the term of 2007-2010
Barangay Elected Officials of Ilocos Sur
Businesses in Ilocos Sur, Philippines
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Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Ilocos Sur, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Ilocos Sur, Philippines
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- Church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur).
- Originally built by the Augustinian priests, rebuilt in 1810. The Church of Sta. Maria is one of the four Baroque churches in the Philippines that was declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. The other three are: Immaculate Conception in Intramuros (Manila City), Santo Tomas Church in Miag-ao (Iloilo), and San Agustin Church in Paoay (Ilocos Norte). The Immaculate Conception is also known as Manila Metropolitan Cathedral-Basilica (featured here) and the last one, San Agustin Church, is featured below. Come to think of it, two World Heritage sites in just one trip. My wife asked me why it was declared as a World Heritage site. I said I don’t know, but a little digging led to the following selection criteria for these churches: to exhibit an important interchange of human values, over a span of time or within a cultural area of the world, on developments in architecture or technology, monumental arts, town-planning or landscape design; and to be an outstanding example of a type of building, architectural or technological ensemble or landscape which illustrates a significant stage(s) in human history.
- Shrine of Our Lady of Charity (Saint Agustine Parish Church, Bantay, Ilocos Sur).
- This is one of the oldest churches of Ilocos Sur, built in 1590. The facade, rebuilt after having been destroyed during World War II, is of neo-gothic design mixed with pseudo-romanesque elements. There should be no problem looking for this church, as it is just beside Vigan.
- St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral (Vigan City).
- Original church was a chapel of wood and thatch erected in 1574 on orders of Juan de Salcedo, the conquistador and founder of Villa Fernandina (now Vigan). The church is beside Plaza Burgos, named in honor of the Ilocano martyr-priest Father Jose P. Burgos, as well as the only surviving 18th century Arzobispado in the country, the seat of the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia. If you drop by the Crisologo museum, you’ll hear that Atty. Floro Crisologo was assassinated in this Cathedral. On a more worldly matter, the (famous) empanada are sold at the fringes of Plaza Burgos.
- Church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion (Santa Maria, Ilocos Sur).
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- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Ilocos Sur here.
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Schools in Ilocos Sur, 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 The name of your school in Ilocos Sur can be listed here. You can list it like this:
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Economy of Ilocos Sur, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Ilocos Sur, Philippines
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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 Ilocos Sur, Philippines
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The Ilocos Sur Museum, founded on August 22, 1970, has a sizable collection of cultural treasures to be proud of. Here, Ilocos Sur art include paintings, centuries-old sculptures and pieces of carved furniture. Here, too, are found relics of Spanish European and Chinese cultures that had influenced Ilocano life for centuries. These relics show Ilocos arts not only for their intrinsic and artistic worth, but also as part of a culture influenced by foreigners, and in turn influencing other regions of the Philippines.
Chapters of Philippine history and religion are found in the Crisologo collections which includes family heirlooms, centuries –old “santos”, statuettes, ivory images, Vienna furniture, marble-topped tables, ancient-carved beds, rare Chinese porcelains, jars and jarlettes, lamps, Muslim brass wares, and Spanish and Mexican coins.
The Syquia collections, including the late President Quirino’s memorabilla, vies in quality with the Crisologo collections. But in the midst of the fire scare in Vigan last year, the relics in the Syquia Mansion were transferred to Manila for safekeeping.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Ilocos Sur, Philippines
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- Pope sets Philippine trip January 15-19
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014 7:33 pm
- MANILA, Philippines – Pope Francis will visit the Philippines from January 15 to 19, 2015, to meet earthquake and typhoon survivors in the Visayas, Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle said.
- In a media briefing on Tuesday, July 29, Tagle said the Vatican will release other details "later in the year."........................ Full Story»
- Aquino: The Filipino is worth living for
- Monday, July 28, 2014 5:52 pm
- MANILA, Philippines – President Benigno Aquino III held back tears as he assured the nation that he has remained true to the legacy of his parents –the late Senator Benigno Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon Aquino.
- During his fifth State of the Nation (Sona) address on Monday, Aquino quoted his father’s famous line: “The Filipino is worth dying for.” ........................ Full Story»
- Minda holds 2 Shell active chess legs
- Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Mindanao, long considered as the country’s hotbed for chess talents, takes its turn to host the Shell National Youth Active Chess Championship with no less than two tournaments on tap, beginning with the Northern Mindanao leg on Aug. 2-3 at SM City in Cagayan de Oro City.
- The CDO elims will debut on Shell Active Chess’ 22nd year to accommodate the large number of entries in the region. SM City in Davao City will host the Southern Mindanao leg on Aug. 30-31 ............................ Full Story»
Ilocos Sur Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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|2701||Santa Catalina||Ilocos Sur|
|2705||Santa Maria||Ilocos Sur|
|2706||San Esteban||Ilocos Sur|
|2712||Santa Lucia||Ilocos Sur|
|2713||Santa Cruz||Ilocos Sur|
|2720||Gregorio del Pilar||Ilocos Sur|
|2722||San Emilio||Ilocos Sur|
|2726||San Vicente||Ilocos Sur|
|2728||San Ildefonso||Ilocos Sur|
|2729||Santo Domingo||Ilocos Sur|
|2731||San Juan||Ilocos Sur|
Ilocos Sur, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
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