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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)


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Ilocos Sur Province, Philippines

  • Ilocos Sur is in Region I and is a 1st class province with 32 municipalities, 2 cities and 768 barangays.

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Location of Ilocos Sur, Philippines

  • 17.3333° N, 120.5833° E - Ilocos Sur, Coordinates

Ilocos Sur is located in the island of luzon and within Region I

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 Government Officials of Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Elected officials of Ilocos Sur for the term of 2013-2016

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

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

Barangay Elected Officials of Ilocos Sur

Businesses in Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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

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  • 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
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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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    1. 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.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
  • List the Methodist churches in Ilocos Sur here.
  • List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Ilocos Sur here.
  • List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Ilocos Sur here.
  • List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Ilocos Sur here.
  • List the Presbyterian churches in Ilocos Sur here.
  • List the Baptist churches in Ilocos Sur here.

Schools in Ilocos Sur, Philippines

School year 2014-2015 starts June 2, 2014 and ends March 27, 2015, 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 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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Jobs in Ilocos Sur Philippines

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Natural Resources of Ilocos Sur, 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. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Ilocos Sur, Philippines

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Source: LGU Ilocos Sur - Vebatim

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

Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Ilocos Sur.

Philippine News

  • Phl to put up own electronic development center – P-Noy
  • Friday, October 31, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - President Aquino revealed yesterday that the National Government, through the Department of Science and Technology, is in the process of putting up a development center and tapping the expertise of Filipinos in making products world-class.
“We have also been exploring our country’s capacity to design our own products, which is behind our drive to establish the Electronics Product Development Center in Bicutan, meant to assist product designers to improve the quality of their designs,” he said ........................ http://www.philstar.com/business/2014/10/31/1386310/phl-put-own-electronic-development-center-p-noyFull Story»]

  • PH is still Asia’s top performer in closing gender gap
  • Thursday, October 30, 2014
MANILA, Oct. 30 -- The Philippines maintains its position as the Asia’s best performing country in closing gender disparity, according to the Global Gender Gap 2014 report of the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Although short with just 0.02 points from last year’s standing, the country garnered 0.781 points, making us yet again the only country in Asia and the Pacific that has fully closed the gender gap in both education and health ........................ Full Story»

  • Portugal virtual Phl grand touring champion
  • Friday, October 31, 2014 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Taysan, Batangas Mayor Dondon Portugal put a lock on the overall crown with one leg to go in the 2014 Yokohama Philippine Grand Touring (GT) Car Championships, scoring a decisive sweep in the fifth leg at the Batangas Racing Circuit in Rosario, Batangas.
Portugal ruled in the Sprint and the GT Main Races of the penultimate leg to virtually win the overall Yokohama plum and the GT300 crown .............................. Full Story»

Ilocos Sur Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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2700 Vigan Ilocos Sur
2701 Santa Catalina Ilocos Sur
2702 Caoayan Ilocos Sur
2703 Santa Ilocos Sur
2704 Narvacan Ilocos Sur
2705 Santa Maria Ilocos Sur
2706 San Esteban Ilocos Sur
2707 Santiago Ilocos Sur
2708 Banayoyo Ilocos Sur
2709 Galimuyod Ilocos Sur
2710 Candon Ilocos Sur
2711 Salcedo Ilocos Sur
2712 Santa Lucia Ilocos Sur
2713 Santa Cruz Ilocos Sur
2714 Tagudin Ilocos Sur
2715 Suyo Ilocos Sur
2716 Alilem Ilocos Sur
2717 Sugpon Ilocos Sur
2718 Cervantes Ilocos Sur
2719 Sicay Ilocos Sur
2720 Gregorio del Pilar Ilocos Sur
2721 Quirino Ilocos Sur
2722 San Emilio Ilocos Sur
2723 Lidlida Ilocos Sur
2724 Burgos Ilocos Sur
2725 Nagbukel Ilocos Sur
2726 San Vicente Ilocos Sur
2727 Bantay Ilocos Sur
2728 San Ildefonso Ilocos Sur
2729 Santo Domingo Ilocos Sur
2730 Magsingal Ilocos Sur
2731 San Juan Ilocos Sur
2732 Cabugao Ilocos Sur
2733 Sinait Ilocos Sur

Ilocos Sur, 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.
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