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  • A view of the Burgos windmills

    Enjoying the view of the Burgos windmills.

  • Whale shark fished off returned to Ilocos Norte shorelines

    Fishermen returned to sea an endangered whale shark (Rhincodon typhus) locally known as Butanding after being caught along the shorelines of Barangay Navotas here recently.

    Arthur Valente, the Ilocos Norte provincial fishery regulatory officer, said the Butanding was reportedly trapped inside a fishing net that the fishermen set up.

    Aware of the whale shark's vital role in the ecosystem, the fishermen immediately released the butanding after the latter fell on the fishermen's trap.

    Valente said the shark may have been stranded while searching for food along Laoag City's shorelines - c ...

  • Ilocos Norte The merienda chronicles

    Driving 500 kilometers north of the capital, I was rewarded with a delectable food adventure where I indulged in the filling and mouth-watering meriendas of the North.

    From Manila, you'll first pass the town of Currimao, Ilocos Norte. Odd as the name may sound, this quiet town is a perfect place to kick off your Ilocos Norte food trip.

    Located along the national highway, Irene's Native Delicacies sells tasty rice cakes which have become a favorite merienda of both locals and tourists. Instead of the usual grill, the family-owned business uses a large wood-fired oven or pugon for their fr ...