Treasures of Ilocandia and the World

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Site Description: Treasures of Ilocandia and the World is a culture and travel blog. Edwin Antonio features the Iloko culture, places, traditions of the Philippines and showcases festivals and other celebrations of life of the country and the rest of the world.
Date Joined: May 9, 2009

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2012: A Year of Great Cultural Events
on Jan 30, 2013 in Ilocandia Treasures World Treasures Yearender Philippine Treasures The year 2012 is called year of the water dragon. It is really a year of new beginnings and mixed blessings. Truly great blessings came this year with so much cultural work accomplished. It is a new beginning of more enjoyable events. When someone is...

Induction Program of BIBAK-Bago of La Union
on Dec 12, 2012 in La Union Ilocandia Treasures Timing was so good that right after my talk in Dagupan, I was invited in La Union to be the guest speaker and inducting officer for the induction program of the BIBAK-Bago new officers. This is a group for indigenous people. An organization created...

NCCA Project Proposal Writeshop in Dagupan
on Dec 10, 2012 in Ilocandia Treasures Pangasinan The city government of Dagupan is eager to propose projects to the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and this is the reason I got invited by City Administrator Vlad Tamayo to come and conduct a project proposal writeshop for the various or...

SSEAYP Pre-Departure Training
on Dec 8, 2012 in Rizal Philippine Treasures Another batch of delegates was selected for 2012. It is the 39th year of the program Ship for South East Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP). I was a former participant of it on its 29th year and it was exactly 10 years ago. SSEAYP is an annual cultura...

T'nalak Festival of South Cotabato
on Nov 30, 2012 in South Cotabato Philippine Treasures Festivals We conducted the second part of our NCCA regular committee meeting on the same day of the T’nalak Festival in Koronadal City on July 18. While discussing matters at the meeting, we heard of the beat of drums and music in the street and so we took a...

Cultural Exposure in Lake Sebu
on Nov 27, 2012 in South Cotabato Philippine Treasures Our team from the Northern Cultural Communities of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) had an out of region meeting last July. We decided to visit South Cotabato because of the T’nalak Festival celebrated slated on the same mont...

Food Offerings on Halloween
on Nov 8, 2012 in Ilocandia Treasures Pangasinan Ilocos Norte Festivals Before the celebration of All Saints Day, I was able to attend a funeral of a grandmother of my boss. It is customary for Ilocanos to pray for the eternal repose of the departed ones at home after the interment. This is usually led by the lady senior...

Dayaw 2012 Soft Opening
on Oct 28, 2012 in Manila Philippine Treasures Festivals As a kick off to the celebration of Dayaw 2012, an indigenous peoples festival to be held in Malolos Bulacan on November 27-29, 2012, the Subcommision on Cultural Communities and Traditional Arts (SCCTA) in cooperation with the Public Affairs and Inf...

Bulacan gears up for Dayaw 2012
on Oct 16, 2012 in Bulacan Philippine Treasures Festivals A grand celebration of the indigenous cultures called Dayaw 2012 will be held in Malolos, Bulacan on November 27-29, 2012. It is an annual celebration conducted under the auspices of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts. It will be a...

Encounter with the Bago Community
on Oct 4, 2012 in Ilocandia Treasures Ilocos Sur Indigenous Peoples After providing technical assistance to the municipality of Santol, we went to visit the school for traditional culture in the town of Suyo in Ilocos Sur. District Education Supervisor Cian Tumacdang showcased to the group the established elementary...

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