5th Himala sa Buhangin: A celebration of music, arts, history

Ni Ma. Joreina Therese A. Blanco

PAOAY, Ilocos Norte, May 18 (PIA) – Ilocanos are not just known for their richness in culture and arts, but also of legendary history that are passed on from generation to generation.

In Ilocos Norte, iconic tales of the province’s origin are relived through the celebration of “Himala sa Buhangin.”

The Himala sa Buhangin is an annual music and arts festival in the Paoay Sand Dunes, initiated by the provincial government as part of its La Milagrosa Provincial Fiesta. It is known for its grand tribute to classic films such as “Ang Panday (1980).” “Himala (1981),” and “Temptation Island (1980, 2011).” Historic statutes are built in honor of the films that were shot in the renowned Paoay Sand Dunes.

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Mindanaoan clothing designs showcased in country’s ecotourism pageant

By Freddie G. Lazaro

PAGUDPUD, Ilocos Norte, May 17 (PIA) -The unique Mindanaoan tapestry was showcased during the search for Mr. and Miss Hannah’s Ecotourism Philippines 2017 at the Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center in Barangay Balaoi, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte on Saturday.

This developed as the 12 pairs of beautiful ladies and handsome gentlemen, who were the finalist to the pageant, worn these Mindanaoan clothing designs during their casual wear and formal gown attire.

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2017 Grand Ammungan Festival Activities & Schedule

The Grand Ammungan Festival will be held on May 22-24 and it is meant to celebrate the cultural practices and traditions of the province.

The expected highlights of the festival include:

Cultural Day: Panagpasangbay 2017
Agro-Industrial FAir
Partuat ken Patanur 2017
Laro ng Lahi
3rd Ragragsak ti Sangka-ilian 2017
1st Literatura Ilokano ti Nueva Vizcaya
The Voice of Nueva Vizcaya Season 2
NV Got Talent Season 4
Paddek ken Samiweng iti Daldalan (Street Dancing Competition)

There will also be a Search for Bayabay ken Saniata ti Nueva Vizcaya, as well as other activities such as Medical and Dental Mission, Special Children’s Day, Nueva Vizcaya Fun Day, Musical Pyrotechnics Display, Senior Citizens’ Day, and Job Fair among others.

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