Gov DV Launched 1st Book

coverIt was a childhood dream.  And Governor Deogracias Victor Savellano was very happy when his book ‘Ilocos Sur:  An Illustrated History’ was lauched on May 27, 2009 at Ayala Museum, Makati City, Manila.

It was attended by prominent Ilocano like Deputy National Security Adviser Luis Chavit Singson, Deputy Speaker Eric Singson, Cong. Ronald Singson of 1st District of Ilocos Sur, Isabela Governor Grace Padaca, Abra Governor Eustaquio Bersamin, Nueva Segovia Archbishop Ernesto Salgado, NTA Administrator Carlitos Encarnacion, provincial officials, municipal officials and others.

The book has 15 chapters, and the cover design in light brown color with glossy color shown with some drawings that connotes that is an illustration book on history.

The chapters are:

Chapter 1: The Big Bang

Chapter 2: Original Inhabitants

Chapter 3: Ilocos At Point Of Contact With Spain

Chapter 4: The Heart of Northern Luzon

Chapter 5: Ciudad Fernandina

Chapter 6: A History of Resistance

Chapter 7: Ilocos Sur In the Wars Against Spain and US

Chapter 8: Under the Stars and Stripes

Chapter 9: Dark Cloud Over Ilocos Sur

Chapter 10: Raising the Progress of and Prosperity

Chapter 11: Living Treasures

Chapter 12: Culinary Heritage

Chapter 13: Significant Sites and Landmarks

Chapter 14: Famous Sons and Daughters

Chapter 15: Prominent Ilocos Surians

The book was in collaboration with Dr. Maria Luisa Camagay, the Director of the University of the Philippines Pres and a faculty member of the UP History of Department which she was the former chair.

Illustrated by Rene Aranda of Philippine Star and Bim Bacaltos of the UP College of Fine Arts.

Book designers and layout artists are Benjo Laygo and Nanie Gonzales

The editor of manuscript is Ester Dipasupil of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

‘Ilocos Sur: An Illustrated History’ tells the past of Ilocos Sur, tracing the geological origins, early relations with the Chinese and the Japanese, its Spanish past—from being an Spanish ciudad in the 16th century until it was separated from the Provincia de Ilocos to become Ilocos Sur in the 19th Century.

2 thoughts on “Gov DV Launched 1st Book

  1. naragsakaak man nomakitkitak iti naggapuannak a lubong uray addak iti adayo a paset ti lubong sapay koma ta agnanayon iti tulong yo amin akkailiak ti parti ti iloco sur.

  2. Agyamankami met apo, ta uray addakayo dita sabali a pagilian ket agtultuloy latta ti panangsuportayo iti ili a nagtaudantayo. Agyamanak met ta siiiliwkayo latta a mangkita iti pagdurdur-asan ti lugartayo.

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