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  • lv on April 22, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Good Friday in Tagudin 

    Just a few snapshots I took on Good Friday afternoon in Tagudin when I went for the “suknal”. There was a mass followed by a procession or “libot” that went through the town proper later in the afternoon. The town was getting ready for the town fiesta and as always there were already vendors at the town plaza but without the peryahan this year. The local government is no longer allowing any kind of gambling. It is much quitter this time at the plaza.

  • lv on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Expressway to Ilocos (TPLEX) Update 

    The Expressway System of Northern Luzon (NLEX, SCTEX, and TPLEX) is the fastest route going to Ilocos from Manila and vice versa and I am glad that the last segment of TPLEX will be completed soon. I still prefer to take the expressways because it is safer and faster. Also, I think the scenery you see while going through the expressways is much more beautiful than the scenery you see at the crowded National Highway. You would see marshlands, and endless rice and sugarcane fields particularly in Pampanga and Tarlac. It is worth paying the toll especially if you are vacationing in the Philippines and you don’t have much time.

    TPLEX completion to spur regional economic growth
    (The Philippine Star) | Updated April 4, 2017 – 12:00am

    MANILA, Philippines – The forthcoming completion of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) is bound to boost domestic tourism and travel to Northern Luzon and the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to unprecedented levels, according to the Department of Tourism and its marketing arm, Tourism Promotions Board.

    Tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo said TPLEX as an extension of the North Luzon Expressway could spawn the rise of eastward and westward road networks to make various destinations in the Ilocos region accessible while shortening the travel time to Baguio City and the rest of the CAR.

    Citing a report from the Department of Public Works and Highways, Teo said the recent opening of the exits in Pangasinan (Rosales, Urdaneta and Binalonan) from Tarlac City showed at least 20,000 vehicles benefitting daily from TPLEX.

    “That means the completion of the northernmost terminal in Rosario, La Union by yearend or early 2018 will open up to the access routes to Ilocos Norte and Sur, shorten the travel time to heritage sites and other attractions along the northern segment of our western coast and up the mountains of the Cordilleras, and increase visitor traffic for the entire north Philippines altogether,” Teo said, citing the Duterte administration’s vigorous infrastructure buildup to push national economic growth and expansion.

    Teo noted that the public-private partnership projects for infrastructure approved by President Duterte in his first three months amounted to P223.5 billion compared with the measly P43.4 billion in all of the first three years of the previous administration.

    Pointing out the massive infrastructure buildup nationwide, Teo said: “We can expect a similar uptrend in domestic tourism as travel now becomes a part of the Filipino lifestyle, especially among the millennials in the BPO (business process outsourcing) industry.”

    She said an emerging convergence could be observed in the country’s three dollar-generating industries – tourism, BPOs and exports.

    “The BPOs are becoming a catalyst of domestic tourism because of their digital access and critical mass, while our export enterprises at the communities are becoming travel attractions themselves,” Teo said

  • lv on April 10, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Happy Easter 

  • lv on April 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Kristine and Jerome’s Wedding 

    At Jerome and Kristine’s Wedding
    March 28, 2017


    Kristine and Jerome’s wedding was held on March 28 at the Tagudin Parish and had their reception at Seaside Park in Barangay Dardarat. Jerome is from the Decano Family while Kristine is from the Valbuena Family . Both the Decanos and Valbuenas are from Barangay Dardarat. Kristine and Jerome are both professionals and work as OFWs. They both came home to have their wedding in the Philippines.

  • lv on April 1, 2017 Permalink | Reply  

    Tagudin Farm For Sale 

    Attention Farm Lovers: a 22,329 sq. m. farm land is up for sale located in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur. Inclusive with 1 residential house, 3 bunkhouses, 3 eqpt. houses, 1 stack house, 1 goat house, 1 fishpond, 65 full grown mangoes, 3,000 Mahogany trees, 8 Sagat trees, 11 Narra trees, and various fruit bearing trees.

    Any interested buyers who want to retire/live in Philippines or anyone out there who wants to own this farm property in in Tagudin should give their email address and phone numbers to the Administrator of this site – mails114-tagudinseasideadministrator@yahoo.com . The farm owner will contact you personally.

    Naimbag nga aldaw.

    Thank you.

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