In the first ever fun and fab Ilocos Norte Street Party, presented by Governor Imee Marcos and the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, in cooperation with Vertext Handyphones, bodies sashayed, eyes popped, hearts throbbed, hips gyrated, temperature fluctuated…
The Museo Centro, the first green building in the North, a contemporary inclusion in the historical Museo Ilocos Norte compound, was broken-in for Panagrubuatan 2011, a Museo Tribal event featuring a painting and photo exhibit and tribal dances from the highland towns in the province.
The structure, made with recycled materials like reclaimed wood and bricks, is set to house posh establishments like pastry and coffee shops in the near future.
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Fresh from a photography session in Sarrat, at the Sta, Monica Church, these kids were about to leave our house when I saw them upon getting off a tricycle from the the Museo Centro. I wanted to let them appreciate the arts and culture thing, so I went back with them in tow
Remember Ivon Domingo, the young photographer? I asked Atty. Nesty Corpuz if he could grant us a photo-op, in lieu of his daughter, smart and lovely anac to Batac broadcast journalist Niña Corpuz-Rodriguez of ABS-CBN. Omg, Ivon not only posed with sir Nesty, she also received a flattering comment from Niña herself, on FB!! Oh, life! (Thanks, sir Nesty and Niña!)
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On December 26, the Convento Ruins right across the St. Augustine Church in Paoay was transformed into an arena for the first ever TUPIG COOK-OFF in Norte. The best tupig makers in a showdown! What better way to honor this old-age tradition than by staging the convergence in the Christmas Season when tupig-making gets busiest — for carolers, noche buena, presents, pasalubong, etc.?
A variety of tupig was showcased, from heritage to new. The different towns and cities of Ilocos Norte were represented.
My personal favorite was Pinili’s, a sticky traditional tupig with black sesame seeds.
Congratulations to each and everyone!