New Filipino Cardinal comes home to Ilocos Norte

The people of Ilocos Norte welcomed Orlando Cardinal Quevedo March 30, 2014 when he visited his birthplace Laoag City. The former Archbishop of Cotabato was elevated as Cardinal to the Holy Roman Church last February 22 at the Vatican and is considered the first Ilocano Cardinal. Download hi-res photos here: http://bit.ly/1hbe7HH More »

Accenture looking to expand to Ilocos Norte

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos meets with the heads of Accenture who are in the province March 27 to assess its potential for establishing a business process outsourcing center. Download high-res version of these photos with captions in our flickr.com page here. (PGIN CMO Photo / Alaric A. Yanos) More »

PGIN launches “Saguip Nars” program to employ nurses

The “Saguip Nars” Program of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte was launched on March 28 in Laoag City. The program aims to employ registered nurses in Ilocos Norte and deploy them to different barangays. The nurses in turn will get a chance to accrue the minimum two years clinical More »

Gov. Imee Marcos meets with Jaime Zobel de Ayala and the AC Energy team

Governor Imee met with Jaime Zobel de Ayala of Ayala Corporation today, March 27, 2014, at the Ilocos Norte Capitol. Ayala is in the province to inspect the construction of the 200 megawatt wind energy project in Caparispisan, Pagudpud. Download the hi-res photos from PGIN’s Flickr.com photostream. Click here: http://bit.ly/1rD45Im Photos by More »

Ilocos Norte’s global art heroine reveals path to success

“Everyone possesses talents before even being born to the world. Other people just either forgot them or failed to put them in good use,” said Lucia Najera Mangapit Valdez, the Batac-born global painter and fashion designer who stunned the world during the post-war era. Having nurtured an array of talents More »

Ilocos Norte among the Top Rice Producers in PH

For the second time, the Province of Ilocos Norte was recognized as one of the top 12 Agri-Pinoy Rice Achievers in the country for its commitment in attaining high rice self-sufficiency. Launched on 2011 by the Department of Agriculture, the Agri-Pinoy Rice Achievers Awards aims to encourage the full support More »

2nd Triathlon event in Ilocos Norte goes ultimate for promoting wellness

While its tourism industry remains robust, Ilocos Norte also proves to be an ideal venue of international sports events through hosting another edition of triathlon race, the “Ultimate Tri Ilocos Norte” on March 22 and 23, 2014. The event which was originally launched in March 2013 becomes bigger and more More »

Young Ilocanos embrace the 600-year old “Guling” tradition

Each year, more and more young Ilocanos are observed engaging themselves to participate at the magnificent celebration of Guling-Guling, a festival depicting the age-old tradition of the people of Paoay, Ilocos Norte. The festivitiy which is traditionally held the day before the Ash Wednesday marks the last day when the townsfolk More »

Of old and new: “Guling-Guling” shines through centuries

Fat Tuesday, which marks the last merriment among Catholics before the start of the Lent season, has been a tradition widely forgotten by many Filipinos except for the people of the heritage town of Paoay, Ilocos Norte, who have altogether upheld a localized version for centuries. Guling-guling Festival is a More »

Ilocano onion growers’ income improved thru support from prov’l gov’t

The contribution made through the stipend distributed by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte to the local vegetable farmers has now manifested when Wilfredo Valdez, the president of the Vegetable Growers Association (VGA) of Region 1 revealed that there is already 40% increase in his revenue in growing “lasona”, a More »

More than 4,000 students undergo PGIN’s Free Career Counseling

With its aim to assist students in making crucial decisions for their career pursuits, the free Career Counseling Roadshow, which was spearheaded by the Provincial Public Employment Service Office (PESO) in cooperation with Sirib Express and De La Salle University (DLSU), has successfully catered to more than 4,000 high school More »

Ilocano NCCA awardee upholds the abel-weaving tradition

After being honoured as a National Living Treasure (Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan) by the National Commision for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in 2012, Magdalena Galinato Gamayo of Lumbaan Pinili, Ilocos Norte continues maintaining the abel-weaving tradition in the country alive. At the age of 88, Gamayo is eager More »

Camella opens the first Spanish-inspired development in Laoag

Laoag, the provincial capital of Ilocos Norte and center of the fast developing North Luzon Economic Triangle, is every traveler’s dream destination. It is the perfect place to learn and relax as within its confines thrive an interesting blend of historical and cultural sites.

Every year, a good number of tourists touch down at the Laoag International Airport to see the city’s Spanish colonial buildings particularly the Malacañang Palace of the North and the famous Philippine baroque churches like the St. William’s Cathedral with the Laoag Sinking Bell Tower about a 100 meters away from the church. Paoay Church’s belltower and flying buttress as well as Fort Ilocandia’s famous gardens.

Tourists and even locals visit the natural sand dunes and tropical white-sand beaches and explore destinations in nearby  municipalities. Undoubtedly, tourism is the major driver of the city’s local infrastructure and investment economy.

Its strategic location and proximity to the highly progressive Asian cities of Hongkong and Taiwan make the city of Laoag a prime economic hub where industrial zones blend with designated commercial establishments and residential enclaves.

One such development that has been attracting potential homeowners to Laoag can be found in the quaint barangay of Zamboanga. Just a few minutes ride away from Laoag city center and the Laoag International Airport is the newly launched Camella Laoag.

Strategically located near familiar bus stations, schools and universities like Northwestern University, Holy Spirit Academy, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Divine Word of College and malls and public markets, as well as hospitals and clinics. This new community is situated in a most preferred address within the city.

Camella has the widest geographic presence across the country, dominating the affordable segment. Camella is a member of Vista Land, the country’s largest homebuilder with 35 years of experience in building more than 200,000 homes, not only in Mega Manila, but likewise in 21 key provinces, 48 cities and municipalities in the Philippines.

As you enter the 18-hectare residential development, you are transported to a charming Spanish village set against a rustic Ilocano backdrop. Camella Laoag welcomes its residents to a well-defined streetscape of attractive homes built with the most modern conveniences.

From the standard Lessandra series, to the popular Camella series house models Marvela, Carmela, Drina and Elaisa — purposely built for starting up families and upwardly mobile executives up to the majestic Jewel and Luxuria series — designed for growing families, every effort is made to make homeowners feel and say, that in Camella Laoag, “there really is no place like home”. These homes range from P1.2M to 6M.

Exclusive amenities like the Clubhouse with swimming pool, basketball courts and playgrounds, landscaped parks and gardens are provided for the enjoyment of the family. Round the clock security is ensured for the safety of its residents.

“At best, what makes Camella Laoag a preferred home hunter’s package is its commitment to provide support amenities for today’s modern lifestyle. Indeed, the wish of every family to own the home of their dreams can now come true with Camella,” shares Camella President Jerylluz Quismundo.

The next time you travel to Laoag, discover what makes visitors decide to stay and raise their families in at Camella Laoag. For more details, please call 0915-2175315 or log on to camella.com.ph