The Moro Watchtower Of Ilocos Sur

If there’s one intact edifice of watchtower in the Philippines, one of them can be seen in barangay Bateria, San Esteban, Ilocos Sur.

Just like all the moro watchtower this is located along the coastal area, just near the port of this town.

Ilocos have many watchtowers but many of the structure are damaged through the course of time. The government is trying to rehabilitate some of them.

This watchtower was believed to be built in 15th century by the Spaniards and the oldest landmark of the said town.

The moro watchtower was built as part of defenses of the village of that time against moros or pirates who used to ransacked the people and goods at that time.

The was builr in round shape with a height of around 7 meters. There’s one entrance and the walls facing the sea have holes where the canons are placed there.

In fact, the name of the barangay which is Bateria gots its name from the row of canons at that tower.

Today, the site was already as tourist destination by the the Philippine Tourism authority and was also listed in the National Historical Institute of the country.

Though renovated and flourished with the park and the stairway going up the tower, only few visitors were still going here maybe because its not yet known to the tourists.

Still, those who knew the place had their piece of historical pose in the tower.

Boodlefight Shows Ilocos Sur Is Bird’s Flu Free

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photo credit to Gov. Ryan Singson fb fanpage

Ilocos Sur. Governor Ryan Singson led the boodle fight having different dishes from chicken meat and eggs assuring it is safe to eat them which also participated by different sectors held in provincial capitol last August 21.

The governor is with provincial vice governor Jerry Singson and the Sangguniang Panlalawigan members of 1st and 2nd district of Ilocos Sur together with NMIS, Agriculture office and the chicken raisers and chicken meat vendors.

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PRO1 on Alert after NPA Encounter in Quirino, Ilocos Sur

The Region 1 police have heightened their focused police operations after the government troops encountered suspected members of the New People’s Army at Sitio Kin Lourdes, Barangay Namitpit, Quirino, Ilocos Sur on February 26, 2015 that killed five (5) and wounded six (6) personnel of the 81st Infantry Battalion, 7th ID of the Philippine Army.

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Rodeo Tournament (Day One)

Bring on the leather hats, boots with spurs and the black chaleco vest and the favorite Rhinestone Cowboy song– the Rodeo Tournament is here… in Kannawidan Ylocos Festival. Governor Ryan Singson said this is already the 2nd Year of the tournament participated by the Universities and Colleges in the Luzon region. The participating universities compete in different games for men and women that includes bull whipping, wood chopping, load carrying, cattle wrestling, carambola, casting down, egg catching calf lassoing and of course, contest of the rodeo beautiful ladies.

Pictures below happened on the first day.

These beautiful ladies are competing for bull wrestling
These beautiful ladies are competing for bull wrestling
These women are stronger than men, just look at them carrying the sack of sands in the load carrying contest
These women are stronger than men, just look at them carrying the sack of sands in the load carrying contest
One of the beautiful lady who is one of the muses of the participating universities.
One of the beautiful lady who is one of the muses of the participating universities.
What a beautiful girl riding a white horse. She is one of the muses of the rodeos.
What a beautiful girl riding a white horse. She is one of the muses of the rodeos.
Contestant perform in the bull whipping contest.
Contestant perform in the bull whipping contest.
The contestants are busy with their axes in wood chopping contest.
The contestants are busy with their axes in wood chopping contest.

Scheduled Power Interruption In Parts of Ilocos Sur and Abra

NGCP serves notice of the scheduled shutdown of the following transmission facilities:
Date: 24 January 2015
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Affected Distribution Utility: * Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative (ISECO) – Candon
Substation
Affected area/s: San Esteban, Santiago, Candon, Banayoyo, Sta. Lucia, Galimuyod,
Tagudin, Salcedo, Sta. Cruz, Suyo, Sigay, Quirino, San Emilio, Gregorio del Pilar, Alilem,
Cervantes, Lidlidda, and parts of Sugpon, Ilocos Sur
Reason: Annual Preventive Maintenance and Testing of San Esteban 50MVA Transformer
No. 1, simultaneous with transmission line maintenance along San Esteban-Candon 69kV
line

Time: 8:00AM-8:30AM – 3:30PM-4:00PM
Affected Distribution Utility: * Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative (ISECO) – Narvacan
Substation and entire ABRECO

Reason: Momentary interruption to facilitate shifting of loads
Normal operations will immediately resume after work completion. NGCP customers and the
general public are advised to take the necessary preparations and precautions for this
scheduled interruption.

*Specific areas that may be affected by the power interruption are determined by the
abovementioned Distribution Utility (DU), unless the activity will have an effect on the entire
franchise area. The DU allocates the available power within its franchise area and
implements the power interruption schedule among the end-users.

The Legendary Pinsal Falls of Santa Maria

Pinsal Falls of Santa Maria is one of the tourist destination of Ilocandia. Families and barkadas are now heading to this remote nature’s beauty of Santa Maria town of Ilocos Sur. The place boost the amazing Pinsal Falls which is legendary because of the love story of Angalo and Aran in the Ilocano epic.Located in the pristine of not too much explore mountains and hills, this could be one of the major scene of the place in the next years. A going up staircases built in the large stone beneath the falls was once to be the primary path of the people living in the nearby villages.

photo are mine

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