More than 10 years ago, Mayor Zuriel Zaragoza thought of creating a brand for Narvacan town. It was an old town; its parish, which was established in 1587, is one of the oldest in Ilocos. Located in a valley, the town also one of the oldest trading centers in the North.
Zaragoza knew that dwelling on the past could only get you so far. Although his town was indeed beautiful, he thought of going beyond cultural tourism.
Narvacan is a huge valley surrounded by mountains. It is also bounded by the West Philippine Sea on the west but its beaches, though picturesque, are less swim-friendly th ...
The festivals in Ilocos Sur have been the best markets of the native products of the 34 towns and cities of the province.
The festivals that serve as avenues for the display of these products are the two-week long Kannawidan Ylocos Festival in January, the Binatbatan Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts in May, and the Solidarity Cultural Festival in Vigan City in September.
According to Rosario Quodala of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Ilocos Sur, the sales from the local producers in the province and other participating provinces in the Kannawidan Ylocos Festival reached abou ...
The best agricultural and industrial products in the province of Ilocos Sur were recently showcased through the province's very own Kannawidan Ylocos Festival.
Dubbed "Agri-pinaka" competition, the activity is one of the significant events of the festival to give recognition to the valuable contribution of the local farmers as well as traders for their distinct products.
During the contest proper held in this city, the farmers vied for the top prize for producing the biggest, heaviest or "plus" size, and hybrid crops they have produced.
Aside from the contest, a trade fair was launche ...