Ilocos Norte’s Himala sa Buhangin Festival to pay tribute to Da King

Ilocos Norte, a fast-growing center for film tourism, will once again be a host to a number of upbeat music and art installations with the return of Himala sa Buhangin this May 1, 2015 at the Sand Dunes. After unveiling the sculpture of Elsa from the internationally-acclaimed and iconic Filipino More »

Ilocos Norte’s Himala sa Buhangin! Festival to exhibit world-class avant-garde art installations

As the Himala sa Buhangin! Festival makes its third year comeback on May 1, the majestic expanse of the Paoay Sand Dunes will be transformed once again into a haven of avant-garde art installations. Governor Imee R. Marcos believes that the Ilocanos are given the chance to be exposed to world-class artworks More »

Himala sa Buhangin! Festival will feature sand sports adventures, draws more tourists in Paoay

The vast land of Paoay Sand Dunes is welcoming hundreds of thousands of tourists since the Himala sa Buhangin! Festival kicked off last May 2012 which featured unique and thrilling sands sports adventures in the country. According to the Ilocos Norte Tourism Office, the Paoay Sand Dunes is one of the most More »

Himala sa Buhangin! Festival brings jobs, boosts local economy

As the Himala sa Buhangin! Festival continues to prosper on its third year, the biggest and most recognized outdoor arts and music festival in the north is again set to provide more employment opportunities for the locals of Ilocos Norte. Himala sa Buhangin! features Ilocos Norte’s sand sports adventures such as the 4X4 More »

I. Norte reaches 350,000 tourist arrivals during Holy Week, expects more than 1.5 million tourists for summer season

With Ilocos Norte attaining its highest number of tourist arrivals during the summer season last year, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) reported an influx of 350,000 tourists during this year’s Holy Week, aiming to hit more than 1.5 million in the number of foreign and local travellers in More »

Ilocos Norte ensures success in hosting APEC meeting

As the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) gears up for the influx of tourists for the summer season, Governor Imee R. Marcos kicks off the preparation to ensure success of the province’s hosting of the Expert Group on New and Renewable Energy Technologies (EGNRET), a subcommittee of the Asia-Pacific More »

Iskolar Ni Manang Imee graduates as magna cum laude

Allan Dave Patubo of the Mariano Marcos State University College of Industrial Technology, who will be graduating as magna cum laude, expressed his thanks to the “Iskolar Ni Manang Imee” Program of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) for being a big part of his success. Patubo, together with More »

Bigger Tri Ilocos Nort3 attracts local and international competitors, highlights Northern summer adventure

Emerging from a successful race last year, the much-awaited ‘Tri Ilocos Nort3,’ a triathlon series promoting ‘sportourism’ in Ilocos Norte as its racecourses highlighted many of the province’s famous tourist landmarks, kicked-off on March 28. In its third year now, the triathlon race which featured triathletes from the different parts More »

UNESCO World Heritage Site Paoay Church hosts Ilocos Norte’s Earth Hour celebration

Joining the worldwide effort in raising awareness on and addressing environmental issues, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Paoay Church hosted the Earth Hour celebration in Ilocos Norte on Saturday, March 28, 2015. Paoay Church, a centuries-old edifice, is famously known for its distinct architecture highlighted by the huge buttresses on More »

Ilocos Norte welcomes Black Nazarene, thousands expected to pay homage

As the Province of Ilocos Norte prepares for the Lenten season, thousands of Ilocano devotees are expected to join the procession of the revered Nuestro Padre Jesus Nazareno of Quiapo or Black Nazarene at 3 p.m. on March 27, Friday around the city of Laoag. “Considered by many Filipinos as More »

PGIN holds forum on agricultural resiliency, seeks immediate solution to El Niño threats

Following the conduct of the first Ilocos Norte Water Summit, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) together with the provincial office of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and the Ilocos Norte Water District (INWD) held an Agricultural Resiliency Forum on March 17 at Provincial Capitol. As the water summit, conducted More »

PGIN honors Mamasapano SAF survivors as ‘modern Ilocano heroes’

PGIN honors Mamasapano SAF survivors as ‘modern Ilocano heroes’ Governor Imee R. Marcos led an honorary tribute on March 10 for SPO1 Allan Lampitoc Franco and PO2 Jovalyn Lozano, both with Ilocano roots who are two of the few Special Action Force (SAF) commandos who survived the Mamasapano encounter last 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