It could have been the first and only State in the Philippines – the State of Ilocandia, if in fact there was ever any! 🙂
How did I find about State of Ilocandia?
I was driving one Sunday afternoon coming from Nagtahan Flyover going down Legarda in Manila. At the foot of the flyover, fronting Arellano University, a passenger jeepney to my right had the sign State of Ilocandia. It was so unfortunate that I didn’t have my Lumix at that time, too bad.
Instead, I was contended with my 1.3 megapixel camera phone and because of its terrible shutter lag, I captured pictures mostly out of frame. Be that as it may, what is important is I think this jeepney is another reflection of Ilocano pride. (See another jeepney called Ilocos King here.)
There! The “mobile” State of Ilocandia! 🙂