About the Seal
Shield, derived from the Provincial seal of Ilocos Norte.
Circular Lines, represents the Provincial seal of Ilocos Norte embracing all the eastern towns of the province.
Blue Sky, represents the clear mind and open hearts of the townspeople for friends and foes, alike
Tree and Mountain, stand for the rich natural resources of the town
Farm Land, symbolizes the source of abundant staple food
House, represents the dwelling place of the people where discipline and love prevail
Rice Stalk, symbolizes farming as the chief occupation of the townspeople
Tobacco Leaf, symbolizes the golden product of the town, the Virginia tobacco
Yellow, represents the town’s initiative to march towards progress
Orange, color for international love
Marcos is located almost midway between the Municipalities of Dingras and Banna, bounded by the town of Batac on the west; Barangays Biding and Rangay down to Caparian and Gabon on the northwest; Burnay River on the northeast; and the Padsan River on the south. It has a total land area of 226.38 square kilometers, with a population of 13,688 in 1995.
The town was created on June 22, 1963 under Republic Act 3753. The seven barangays of Dingras namely: Caparian, Biding, Escoda, Culao, Alabaan, Ragas, and Agunit were separated from the municipality and constituted into A new town called Marcos in honor of the late Don Mariano Marcos, the father of then President Ferdinand E. Marcos. The author of this act was former Congressman Simeon M. Valdez of the second district of Ilocos Norte. On March 6, 1976, a monument of Don Mariano Marcos, installed at the town plaza, was unveiled. And on August 23 of the same year, Proclamation No. 92-A was issued reserving for townsite purpose of the municipal government of Marcos, a parcel of land situated in Barangay Biding as the town’s seat of government.
Marcos is called Promise land by the inhabitants because of its vast expanse of contiguous and fertile delta areas. The town has lush vegetation and terrain which is suitable for rice faming- the main livelihood of the Ilocanos. Marcos is being groomed to become for bread basket of Ilocos Norte in the near future. To sustain this vision, various infrastructure projects have been developed. One of these ic the Boris-Kuripat Gravity Irrigation Dam. The dam is 6.2 meters high and 43 meters long with concrete slabs and slush ways. When fully operational, it will benefit not only the farmers of Marcos town but also the famers of the neighboring towns of Ilocos Norte.
The Municipality of Marcos aspires to rice to prominence as another important town in the Province of Ilocos Norte and this is not a remote possibility considering the town’s potential as a growth center.