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”.

Ilocos Trip: 2D1N Sample Itinerary

We spent almost 4 days in Luzon but technically, it took us only 2 days to enjoy Ilocos. The 2 days are set aside for our travel to and from there. And so, number of days to spend will depend on your mode of transportation, place of origin, even the choice how to travel within Ilocos’ tourist sites: exclusive tour or backpacker style.