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Kannawidan toasts Cardinal Quevedo; ‘7 Last Words’ to reflect on Year of Laity

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle with writer Catherine M. Chia, producer-director Meng Canlas and associate producer Ana Lisa San Luis of the “Seven Last Words” TV program on Channel 13 on April 18, 12 noon-3 p.m.

The Kannawidan foundation of Ilocos Norte tendered a dinner in honor of Cotabato Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, the first Ilocano cardinal, recently.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Quevedo is first Ilocano Prince of the Church

THE MIRACULOUS Sto. Niño de Providencia, which has shed oil, marks for 22 years since 1992

This column welcomes the appointment of Archbishop Orlando Quevedo, OMI, of South Cotabato as the Philippines’ newest cardinal. He is the first Ilocano cardinal, having hailed from Sarrat, Ilocos Norte.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

When in Laoag, head to these restaurants for hearty Ilokano fare


I had been to Ilocos Norte many times in the past—mostly as a guest of a friend who spent a lot of time there; and as a resident of Sarrat when we were still operating the tomato paste plant Northern Foods.

Posted: December 19th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Discovering Ilocos, Bulacan cuisines: A blast from the past


“Foodprints” is a new show on the ABS-CBN Lifestyle Channel. It is a food show many viewers will be able to relate with. Its ultimate goal is to bring world recognition to Philippine cuisine via reports on undiscovered or little-known dishes of the country. So far, we in the show have visited two provinces, Ilocos Norte and Bulacan.

Posted: September 5th, 2013 in Columns,Food | Read More »

Imee Marcos ‘gets on with it’ in her hometown


Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos is fixated on artist Juan Luna’s mustache. “Asian men have no facial hair. So why did he have this bush? ”

Posted: January 12th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Pigging out in Ilocos–and everywhere else


You can skip all the meals you want so you can control your weight gain, but once you hit the dessert section, your diet is doomed. That, at least, is true in my case. I am a sweet tooth. I love desserts.

Posted: December 6th, 2012 in Columns,Food | Read More »

How to do Ilocos Norte in six hours


Fresh from medical school in the early ’60s, Joven Cuanang took his backpack and toured the world. While sightseeing in the Mediterranean, he noticed the brick and stucco houses that reminded him of his origins in Ilocos Norte.

Posted: August 25th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Fariñas-Singson nuptials–Ilocos’ north and south reunited

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In the National Archives of the Philippines is kept a document which relates how Ilocos was divided in 1818. It was thought that by creating the provinces of Ilocos Sur and llocos Norte, two sets of administrators would be better able to watch over the native populations.

Posted: November 20th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

‘Bagnet pinakbet’ lures you this long weekend–and the beach


“Country Cooking” is a Thursday Food column we’re running today in time for the long weekend, to guide traveling foodies.

Posted: October 29th, 2011 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Celebrities hop on bikes to save women from cervical cancer


On the recent Bravehearts Tour of Hope, celebrity cyclists saved 12 lives each in a special 67-km bike ride. It’s not easy getting up before dawn, enduring hours exposed to the elements, and not earning a single centavo for all your efforts. But once you consider the pay-off—saving 12 women’s lives from cervical cancer—it’s definitely [...]

Posted: July 5th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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  9. ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  10. Life lessons I want to teach my son
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