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Going Ilocos

Above: caretaker arranges pictures of Ferdinand Marcos at the former president's mausoleum and museum in Batac, Ilocos Norte. Below: completed in 1710, Paoay Church, a Roman Catholic parish church in Ilocos Norte province, was designated a Unesco World Heritage site in 1993. Photos: AFP, Corbis

The northwestern provinces of Luzon, in the Philippines, have weathered nature and survived battle to retain their distinct charm, writes Glenn A. Baker.

Monday, 24 December, 2012, 2:16pm

Smelly smoked fish sparks lawsuit

In New York, the Filipino love for smelly smoked fish has turned into a cross-cultural lawsuit involving angry nuns, smelly apartments and a US$75,000 claim for damages.

Although Michael and Gloria Lim left the Philippines 30 years ago, their love affair with tuyo, or smoked fish, endures.

28 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Pair injured

A worker, 27, was fighting for his life in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after he and a colleague were injured when scaffolding they were dismantling collapsed in the Laguna Verde development, Hunghom.

6 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Pig's head sent as threat

A PIG'S head wrapped in cloth was delivered to a construction site in the Green Wood Laguna Verde Road, Hunghom, with a warning to a worker to 'mind your own business'.

30 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Wong's Tour hopes rest on teamwork

HONG KONG'S Wong Kam-po will be hoping his five teammates can keep up with the pace as the 1997 Marlboro Tour of the Philippines resumes today on the main island of Luzon.

20 Apr 1997 - 12:00am

Symbol of mindless investment

Steven Knipp's article headlined, 'Finding a cure for Manila' (South China Morning Post, August 15), on the Philippine building boom quotes a Filipino economist as saying that close to 100 new high-rises will 'grace' Makati and environs within five years.

17 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Negotiations continuing

IN response to the letter by N. Baker (South China Morning Post, January 30), we would like, first of all, to thank him/her for enthusiastically supporting our services.

We apologise for the delay in our plans to make Laguna City 'cable-ready'.

8 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Ramos orders building of $745m 'superdyke'

PRESIDENT Fidel Ramos has ordered the Mount Pinatubo Commission and the Department of Public Works and Highways to start construction of a 2.5-billion peso (HK$745 million) 'superdyke' that will protect against volcanic mudflows from Mount Pinatubo.

8 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

Rights survey planned

THE controversial centre for former mental patients in Laguna City looks likely to play a role in September's district board polls.

The pressure group, Movement Against Discrimination, is to send questionnaires to all election candidates this week, asking their position on such centres and on equal opportunities legislation.

8 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Suicide threat

A 14-YEAR-OLD boy was found in Laguna City 21/2 hours after he had threatened to kill himself because he was scolded for breaking school regulations.

27 May 1994 - 12:00am

Tension grows in Laguna City row

A MEETING to ease tension over a centre for former mental patients is being jeopardised by arguments over the venue and who should attend.

Laguna City residents have threatened to boycott the meeting with social welfare chiefs if legislators or representatives from rehabilitation groups are allowed to participate.

12 May 1994 - 12:00am

Talks offer

LAGUNA City residents opposed to a centre for former mental patients were invited to discuss the issue with the Director of Social Welfare, Ian Strachan.

7 Apr 1994 - 12:00am

Day care centre poses dilemma for government

AS Laguna City prepares to admit its first former mental patients to a day care centre, the Government is caught in a dilemma of how to handle the official opening of the facility.

13 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Officials ponder best way to handle opening of controversial facility for

AS Laguna City prepares to admit its first former mental patients to a day care centre, the Government is caught in a dilemma of how to handle the official opening of the facility.

13 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

Residents angered by 'biased' plan

ANGRY residents in Laguna City, Kwun Tung, say the Government should review its plan to start a day centre for former mental patients in the area because a report on the matter by the ombudsman was ''partial and biased''.

The Government plans to move the day centre from Yau Ma Tei to the Cha Kwo Ling Neighbourhood Community Centre next to Laguna City.

17 Jan 1994 - 12:00am