ILOCOS NORTE occupies Luzon's far northwest.

Points of interest includes the famous PAOAY church, usual sand dunes up to 800 meters wide, and spectacular coastal scenery between Cape Bojeador and the Cagayan boundary. Ilocos Norte is the home province of former president Ferdinand Marcos. PAOAY is 20 km south of Laoag City, founded by Augustinian in 1593.

BATAC is an important tobacco town, was the boyhood of former president Marcos. Ilocos Norte is a major center of this church, with a significant number of adherents. ... (more)