Monthly Archives: July 2006

The Red Lions are roaring hot!

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Yesterday, the San Beda Red Lions roared in what may have been their loudest and played as if there’s no tomorrow, beating the defending champion Letran Knights in a 57-49 hell of a thriller game, in the jampacked Rizal Memorial … Continue reading

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Tabacalera – Currimao

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Here is another structure with cultural and historical value, which by the way appears to have been neglected, just like the watchtower in the previous post. This is known as the tabacalera, located in Currimao, Ilocos Norte, in the same … Continue reading

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Ruins of a Watchtower – Currimao

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On both sides of the coastline (see/read previous post) are ruins of two watchtowers. The one below is the watchtower on the southern end. The one on the north is barely discernible except for its rubbles. The watchtower stands on … Continue reading

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Coral Rock Formations – Currimao

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Along the coastline of Currimao, just very near the town proper, is an impressive display of coral rock formations which the town is known for. The formation is enormous and it is as if the coral rocks have been cut … Continue reading

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Ceramics Manufacturer – Paoay

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Still in Paoay, there’s this small-backyard manufacturing business that sells fine and good quality ceramics in teracotta and antique finish, owned by a couple with background in ceramic making. Their shop is called Veronica Ceramics, named not after them but … Continue reading

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Abel Iloko – Paoay

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Paoay in not only known for its ever charming St. Agustine Church but also for its “inabel” (popularly known as “abel iloko”), a textile made of cotton and other natural fibers woven in pedal frame looms. It’s not only in … Continue reading

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Structures not to be missed – Paoay!

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A trip to Ilocos Norte would never be complete without visiting the world renowned Roman Catholic Church of St. Agustine, commonly referred to as the Paoay Church, declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Paoay Church is one structure … Continue reading

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Body scrub all you can – Sarrat

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In my recent visit to Ilocos (Norte), I visited a river resort in Sarrat with a friend from Manila, where the scenes in the previous two posts were taken. He prefers fresh water over salt water, thus, I decided to … Continue reading

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The flexibility of the bamboo – Sarrat

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Here are some more images captured in the same place where I took the scenes in the previous post. As a child in the province (just a few years back! Hmm…) I had my ample share of riding a bamboo … Continue reading

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Too Sexy II – Sarrat

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This is a follow up to a previous post of the same title ( See it here.) There was this lady who was going to every cottage in the river resort in Sarrat (ilocos Norte) which we have visited recently, sporting … Continue reading

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Aparri…more than the song – Aparri, Cagayan

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“Mula Aparri hanggang Jolo, saan ka man ay halina kayo, isang-libo’t isang tuwa, buong bansa…Eat Bulaga!” – this is the famous line from the jingle of the longest running noontime show on local television. From the time I started singing the … Continue reading

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