Capitals Laoag City (regional center) – Ilocos Norte Vigan City (regional center) – Ilocos Sur San Fernando City (regional center) – La Union Lingayen City - Pangasinan
People Ilocanos – industrious and thrifty Ilocano – major dialect in Ilocos Panggalatok – major dialect in Pangasinan
Can you speak Ilocano? al-alia – ghost agwatwat – exercise agiw-iwa-iti-mangga – slicing a mango Agsalsala ti tukak. – The frog is dancing. Annay! – Ouch!
Ilocano Proverbs • Ti táo nga mannaríta, awán ti ania nga magapuánanna. A man that talks too much accomplishes little. • Ti agmúla, agápit. He who sows, reaps. • Yánud ti danúm ti matmatúrog nga udáng. A sleeping lobster is carried away by the current.
Famous Figures Juan Luna – painter – known for Spoliarium Gregorio Aglipay – leader of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Philippine Independent Church / Aglipayan Church) Elpidio Quirino, Ferdinand Marcos, Fidel Ramos – former Presidents Fidel Go – famous pot-maker from Vigan
Climate Two seasons: dry from October to April wet from May to September Weather – usually mild Cordillera – blocks rains so less rainfall reaches plains
Products and Industries Agriculture – people are mostly farmers Salt making, fish sauce, basi (wine from sugarcane) Handicrafts from bamboo and shells Sugarcane, tobacco, rice Maguey – to make cotton or string Abel Iloko (cloth), Burnay pot making
Beautiful Places in Ilocos Norte Balay ti Amianan (House of the North) – house of former President Marcos (Malacañang of the North) Paoay Lake & Resort Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel Paoay Church Bacarra Church Sta. Monica Church White Beach, Pagudpud
Famous Spots in Ilocos Sur Tirad Pass – defended by Gen. Gregorio del Pilar against the US (he died there) Heritage City of Vigan – example of Spanish architecture
Beautiful Places in Pangasinan Hundred Islands Lingayen Gulf Limahong Channel Isla Santiago Pangasinan – Gateway to the North