Nakitaripnong diay Samtoy

photo by Samtoy Booksimage via Samtoy Books

Samtoy Books at the La Tabacalera Ilocano Lifestyle Center gathered 40 young mannurat (writers) from the different schools in the province for a naisangsangayan a taripnong (first-of-its-kind gathering) that tackled the art of writing and blogging. Along with the country’s top male fashion blogger/endorser/stylist, David Guison, linguistic anthropologist Dana Osborne, young and talented Ilocano graphic and blog designer Vince Canlapan, I was given the honor of sharing my know-how.

The young writers seemed engaged. Hoping to see more Ilocanos in the blogosphere.

Dave GuisonVince CanlapanDana Osborne

Angeleno Dana Osborne talks about her study on the Ilocano language, sprinkling words like kadiay, nakare-red, nabangsit. Her grasp is amazing!

Sirib Express

Jun Arvin Gudoy, communications and media department head of the PGIN reaches out. He speaks about the SIRIB Express programs that address the educational needs of the youth. Stella Gaspar (in the photo below) facilitates the wonderful event.

Taripnong at Samtoywith Dave Guison

Dave Guison is really as nice as he looks!

Taripnong 2013Dana Osborne and Gee Diaros

Dana and Gee Foronda Diaros.


Former Miss Pamulinawen Festival Jada Maltezo looking sultry in her new ‘do.

Jennifer Tagavilla

Ilocano writer Jennifer Tagavilla asks tips on how to sign up for a blog.

Taripnong 2013

Congratulating Samtoy Books for a job well done!

Photographed by Blauearth © Blauearth™ All Rights Reserved 2009-2013

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