Laoag City: Light to Marcos’ History

Laoag is the capital city of Ilocos Norte of Region 1 and has been the northernmost city of the country (487 km from Manila). This city’s ethnic population is overwhelmingly Ilocano and “The Aglipayan Church” as the majority’s religion. Gained the moniker “The Sunshine City” of the Philippines, Laoag City derived its name from the Ilocano word which means “light or bright”.