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  • Feature Alilem A New And Developing Tourist Haven

    The town of Alilem is becoming a tourist drawer and adds to many reasons why people must visit Ilocos Sur province.

    Alilem, a fourth-class municipality with a population of seven thousand people speaking the Iloco language and kankanaey dialects, is now pushing for travel and tourism development to bring in various economic activities in the town.

    It is mainly an agricultural community inundated by the Amburayan River which can be reached from municipality of Sudipen by an exhilarating jeepney or single motorbike ride in 30 minutes.

    Vast rice fields greet visitors in this simple but b ...

  • Bike Enthusiasts Join Forces To Promote La Union Botanical Garden

    Bike Enthusiasts Join Forces To Promote La Union Botanical Garden

    Cyclists from different North Luzon provinces ?La Union, Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Pangasinan? including Manila participated in a bikeathon last Sunday in an effort to promote adventure tourism in this city, particularly centered on the famous 20-hectare La Union Botanical Garden in an eastern barangay.

    At least 82 registered cyclists started the race in front of the City Hall here and dared the ?challenge route?? 16 kilometers of flat, cemented roads, steep, hilly terrain, passing through the villages of Cabaraoan, Tanqui, Lancuas, Birunget, Sibuan-Otong, Masicong, and Cadaclan, where the ...

  • Luna Baluarte

    Luna Baluarte

    At left is a file photo of the 400-year-old watchtower known as the Luna Baluarte when it was wrecked after typhoon Lando in 2005. Below is the restored historical landmark sitting on the coast of Barangay Victoria in Luna, La Union. It now has a boardwalk along the beach for retirees and exercise fanatics. (Erwin G. Beleo)

    Luna, La Union ??" The Luna Baluarte, a 400-year-old historical landmark that had slowly powdered away on the coast of Victoria in this town has been restored and now stands as majestic as it did in the early Spanish times.

    Considered as one of the country's national ...

  • A Lazy Weekend In La Union

    A Lazy Weekend In La Union

    The summer is over, or so Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration says, but the sea is still calling out to the beach bums. Just a six-hour bus ride from Manila is the growing surf town of San Juan, La Union, and as it offers endless waves and surfing lessons, various cuisines and tourist attractions, it is now seen as a vacation hotspot.

    It's easy to get to San Juan. Like all trips to the north of Luzon, one only needs to board a bus in the various terminals in Cubao or Pasay. On the main highway of the town is a long strip of hostels and small-time rest ...

  • A Break From The Waves Tangadan Falls

    A Break From The Waves Tangadan Falls

    La Union is famous for its surfing waves; however, it also has other attractions that make it a noteworthy province to visit. One of the places to add to your itinerary is Tangadan Falls.

  • Spanish-era Watchtower Restored Travel And Tourism, Lifestyle, Features

    Spanish-era Watchtower Restored Travel And Tourism, Lifestyle, Features

    The restoration of a 400-year-old historical landmark in Barangay Victoria was recently completed.

    The Baluarte of Luna, one of the watchtowers built on the shores of La Union during the Spanish era, is considered a national treasure by the National Historical Institute.

    Luna Mayor Victor Marvin Marron told The STAR that the Baluarte, half of which had collapsed after it was toppled by big waves and strong winds brought by typhoons, has been completed at a cost of P6 million with materials that look like those used by the Spaniards.

    The Baluarte was used by the Spanish soldiers to spo ...