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.
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.
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 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.
What a beautiful girl riding a white horse. She is one of the muses of the rodeos.
Contestant perform in the bull whipping contest.
The contestants are busy with their axes in wood chopping contest.
Experience Ilocos Sur
The province hold it’s longest ever fiesta. Kannawidan is the festival of culture, tradition and heritage of the province. The 12-day festivities are compact to activities from January 29 to February 13. February 2 is the foundation day of Ilocos Sur since February 2, 1818.
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
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
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
*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.
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
The cobblestone of Mena Crisologo of Vigan City.
“We are living the dream!”
VIGAN CITY is declared as the new New 7 Wonder Cities of the World with more an estimated of more than 12 million votes.
Joining with Vigan City of the province of Ilocos Sur of the Philippines when declared last December 8, 2014 in the prestigious title are the cities of Beirut, Lebanon; Doha, Qatar; Durban, South Africa; Havana, Cuba; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and La Paz, Bolivia at around 3:00 in the Philippine time.
Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Singson Medina in a press statement said the following words.
“15 years after Vigan’s inscription in the UNESCO LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE
SITES and MONUMENTS IN DECEMBER 1999, she has been declared as the New
WONDER CITY OF THE WORLD on the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mother Mary.”
“We have been blessed with another distinct stature.”
“This is inspiring!” Mayor Singson said. “It is a tribute to a people who has committed to achieve development and make wonderful things happen in their lives and their communities even radiating beyond boundaries.”
In the said statement, Mayor Medina thank God for according Vigan and the entire Philippines the global recognition.