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Anakpawis Partylist had filed House Resolution 2203 urging Congress to investigate the impact of black sand (magnetite) mining in Northern Philippines to the environment and livelihood of the people living in the coastal areas where the mining operations are taking place.

Political Dynasty: Ilocos Sur Political Trend, Threatens Life and Dignity

Large scale corruption by elected officials, violence and harassment are the dominant features of the political landscape, exploiting and endangering the lives of the majority poor. Candidates of the 2010 elections shows a very disturbing and alarming political trend in Ilocos Sur. Political lordship has become a private property being inherited, passed on or transferred to every family member of a political clan. Worse is elective political position is turned into a family owned and cotrolled business, to the detriment of various families already wallowing in appalling poverty.

Baluarte Watch Tower

Built by the Spaniards during their heydays, the mighty Baluarte was used as watch tower and observation post by the authorities for impending danger from the sea. Not from typhoons or tsunamis, but from the Abu Sayafs at that time: the Japanese, Chinese and Moro pirates who took pleasure in raping coastal towns and settlements.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Ilocos Norte launches new heritage walk


To further boost Ilocos Norte’s tourism campaign, Paoay Kumakaway!, the history-bound Marcos Trail, was reintroduced last September 11, with a new heritage walk situated in the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ birth town, Sarrat.

As part of the weeklong celebration for the 96th birthday of the late President Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM) dubbed as “Marcos Fiesta”, the 1-kilometer “Sarrat Heritage Walk” was launched, comprising of 7 stops, each featuring a time-sculpted infrastructure resounding the 18th-century Sarrat—from the earliest settlers, to the Spanish regime, noted government officials up to the Marcos-Edralin families.

Included in the walk are namely, the Sarrat House Museum, originally FEM’s birthplace, the New Municipal Hall, the Old Municipal Hall, Sta. Monica Parish Church, the Diocesan Museum, Sarrat Central Elementary School, and the Amparo Park or the Sta. Monica Riverview Deck.

VIRTUAL TOURS: Kapurpurawan Rock and Sand Dunes

The first stop, the Sarrat House Museum, is the birthplace and the home for the young Ferdinand E. Marcos or “Andy” as his relatives, friends and the rest of Ilocanos would call him until he was in first grade.

Inside the Spartan dwelling are memorabilia, and age-old wooden furniture which depict the typical lifestyle of the Edralin family, all curated by Professor Erik Zerudo.


Author: Paul Michael Camania Jaramillo

Student| Youth Advocate | Leader | Environmental Advocate | Writer | Blogger | RH Advocate

I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious. — Albert Einstein
I write about darkness because I want to show the light — Jose Rizal

He has been involved in different advocacy and defending human rights. As a blogger, writer, netizen and an advocate, he has found focus & interest on sexuality & reproductive health, deaf rights & legal access and youth development, leadership, environment advocacy, issues in the nation and in the world, religion, culture and human rights At the age of 14, he has fully embraced the call of leadership.

He was a Lussoc National High School 'The Sring' and 'Ang Batis' news editor. A radical visionary leader, he has led organizations of the Supreme Student Government, Science Club, Youth for Environment in Schools Organization, Interact Club, Math Club, Philippine National Red Cross and other organizations in their institution. He was also awarded as a distinguished student leader as a former officer of the Supreme Student Government and received President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo Campus Journalism Award. He attended two National Leadership Training for the Student Government Officers, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Youth for Environment Summer Camp, Science Leaders Congress and Schools Press Conference. Joined and won in the several contests from their school to the national level.

He is an officer and a church choir organist of the Church of Christ (Iglesia Ni Cristo)

Paul is a BS Accountancy student at the Northwestern University. He works for CBAA Biznews and  The Blog of Innocence: SilentVoice Points. He is the Chairperson of the College Editors Guild of the Philippines-Ilocos.

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