Bicycle Riders Ride To Campaign Vigan

The riders travel to Vigan City at around 7AM

The riders travel to Vigan City at around 7AM

More than 500 bicycle riders and enthusiasts travel to Vigan City as part of their campaign and promotion in the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World.

The riders lead by Board Member Nestor Itchon advocates the promotion by also voting Vigan City. On December 7, the final 7 cities will be named from the existing 14 cities of the world in the final voting. Vigan is the lone entry of the Philippines and is contending strong.

In an interview, Itchon said more than 500 riders from Ilocos Sur will participate in the initiative. One group will be coming from Candon City and they will merge in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur and will convoy to Vigan City. The second group will be coming from 1st district of Ilocos Sur.

This is not the first time the riders ride for campaign. Last week, the same group travel from Candon City to Lingayen, Pangasinan for the same purpose.

Vigan City, including the cities of Barcelona Spain, Beirut Lebanon, Chicago USA, Doha Qatar, Durban South Africa, Havana Cuba, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, La Paz Bolivia, London United Kingdom, Mexico City Mexico, Perth Australia, Quito Ecuador and Reykjavik Iceland will vie for Top 7 this December.

To vote Vigan City: text VIGAN10 and send to 29290777 or go to this link

Eating, The Traditional Way

banana eating

The photo was taken during the Begnas Ylocos Festival of the province of Ilocos Sur. Showcasing the traditions and customary practice like the dancing tadek, singing salidummay, playing abistong and drumming the gongs as part of the one day program.

But before anything else, the visitors and the residents alike eat together in the breakfast served by the residents. And in here, you have to do the traditional way of eating: without the plate, fork and spoon. Yes, everyone ate with their hands and using the banana leaf sheath as the plate.

And I mean everyone, as the picture above includes Governor Ryan Singson, Board Member Jaime Singson and Pablito Sanidad enjoy the meal in that moment.

Begnas Festival is a yearly tribal festival of the province usually held during the months of October or November.

There is a saying that says, eating with own hands makes the foods more delicious and tastier.###

OWWA Region 1 Conducts Seminar For Overseas Migration

A Seminar on the Basic Laws and Policies Affecting Overseas Migration was spearheaded by the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration- Regional Welfare Office 1 (OWWA- RWO1) as part of its sustaining capability building program for the Migrant Desk Officers (MDOs) in Region 1.

The said event was held on November 6- 7, 2014 at the Fiesta Garden Hotel in Bantay, Ilocos Sur. It was attended by a total of 84 MDOs comprising of 15 MDOs from Ilocos Norte, 27 from Ilocos Sur, 21 from La Union and 21 from Pangasinan. There were also 13 OFW Leaders who attended the seminar.

The two-day seminar equipped the MDOs and OFW Leaders with knowledge on the framework and implementing guidelines of the basic laws and policies affecting OFWs here and abroad including the government intervention in addressing the gaps encountered in the implementation of these laws and policies.

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268 New PRO1 Civilian Employees Take their Oath

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO- Region 1 police director Chief Superintendent Roman A. Felix administered the oath of office of the 268 civilian applicants as newly appointed Non-Uniformed Personnel (NUP) of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) during the oath taking ceremony held at the PRO1 Grandstand.
The 268 new NUP are composed of 181 Computer Operators/Crime Registrars and 87 Radio Operators who will be assigned to different police provincial offices (PPOs) and city/municipal police stations within Region 1.
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House Of Salt

house of salt

Commonly made from coconut leaves, rice stalks and bamboos, the saltmakers of Ilocandia uses this bahay kubo for the production of salt. It is so common along the seashore in Ilocandia when the residents cooked salt from the saltwater. The granules are so pure white and with naturally iodine content salt. The house is also the best shed of the saltmakers against the extreme heat of the sun.###

Just Released: New Blogging U. Ebooks

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Our recent Writing 101 and Writing 201 Blogging U. courses were a huge success — so we thought you should be able to enjoy them even if your schedule didn’t allow you to take them in real time.

We’re happy to announce that both courses are now offered as free ebooks, available for download in .pdf, .mobi (Kindle), and .epub (iBooks) formats. While conceived with nonfiction writers in mind, fiction writers (we know you’re out there, NaNoWriMo participants!) could find both courses just as useful.

Which ebook should you choose?

Writing 101: Build a Blogging Habit was initially designed as a four-week course. It includes 20 writing prompts, each with its own (optional) twist to push your writing in new directions, from improving your descriptions to thinking about voice and pace. In ebook form, now you can follow the course at your own rhythm and in any order you wish.

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Running In The Plateau


Pristine nature. Where on earth can you find a perfect place to run at around 5:30 in the morning. Try climb more 1,000 meters of mountains and when you find the fresh and clean plateau, run for your health. Practice for your 42 kilometers marathon or train for ultra- marathon, running at the skyway will sure boost your mind. Landscape nature, clean air, serene environment and stay fit.

photo is mine