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CITY OF LAOAG (ILOCOS NORTE)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: 

ACCESSIBILITY:

Nearest airport:   Laoag International Airport

Nearest seaport:   Currimao Seaport

Major road networks:   Manila North Road

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:   Type I

HOTELS AND RESORTS:   Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel, Northview Hotel, Isabel Suites,  Java Hotel, Rio Grande de Laoag Resort & Nature Park, Hotel Tiffany, Casa Llanes, Hotel Del Norte,  Texicano Hotel &  Restaurant, Palazzo De Laoag,Parklane Hotel, La Elliana, Starlight Lodging House,  Balay de Blas Pension House, Paradise Lodging & Drive-In, Fort Ilocandia land Development Co., Ltd., Grand Octagon Resort, Gertes Resort, Hotel and Restaurant, , Kingscourt Drive Inn Hotel, Lovely Inn, Farm Side Hotel, Laoag Renzo Hotel, M. Cortez Lodging, Supertram Lodging House, Aurelio's Manison, Paty Garden Inn Inc., Pichay Lodging House, Beaufort Inn

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:   sinking bell tower, tobacco monopoly monument, Ilocos lighthouse and Ilocos Norte museum, St. William's Cathedral, The Laoag City Hall, La Paz Sand Dunes, Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:   Pamulinawen Street Pageantry, Dulang Food Festival, Calesa Festival

ETHNIC GROUPS:   Ilocano, Aklanon, Bicol, Bisaya, Cebuano, ilonggo, Ibanag, Ifugao, Kapampangan, Manobo, Pangalato, Surigaonon, Chavacano

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:   Ilocano, English, Kapampangan, Kan-kanaaey, Maranao, and Tagalog

RELIGION:   Roman Catholicism, Aglipayan, Iglesia ni Cristo, Evangelicals

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:  

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:

       Telephone and internet providers:   PLDT, Digitel, , Smart, Globe, SUN
       TV and radio stations:
   AM: DZJC, DWFB, DZVR, DZEA-CMN; FM: dwlL-Love Radio, i-FM-RMN, dwLC Campus Radio and dwSN-Mom's Radio, MOR 95.51, Super Radyo DWRC, 106.7 Dream FM; TV: ABSCBN, GMA7, Studio 23, GMA TV-5, QTV 29, TV2; Publications: The Ilocos Times, Ilocos Sentinel  
       Postal:
Philippine Postal Corporation, LBC, JRS Express, Kabayan Forwarders, EXL, Abitiz Express FedEx;

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:

Malls:

Popular establishments:   5 Sisters Superstore, Mart 1, Food House - Jollibee, McDo, Chowking, Lamoda, Macy's Diner

Entertainment venues:   Disco Houses, Videoke Bar, Casino (Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel)

BANKS:   Metro Bank, Allied Banking Corporation, Laoag Central General Merchandise, Banco de Oro Unibank Inc., Banco Filipino Savings and Mortgage Bank, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank, L D Pawnshop, China Banking Corporation, Town Foreigh Exchange, Development Bank of the Philippines, Eastwest Banking Corportation, Land Bank of the Philippines, LBC Development Bank, Loyola Plan COnsolidated, Inc., Maybank Phils. Inc., Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company, Philippines Business Bank, Phil. Rural Banking Corporation, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, Rang-ay Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking, Security Bank Corporation, Union Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:   AMA Computer College, Data Center College of the Philippines, Divine Word College, Northern Christian College, Northwestern University

HOSPITALS:   Gov. Roque Ablan Memorial Hospital  

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:

House Rental:   P2,500-P5,000

Food:   P50/meal  

Utilities:   water - P155 min 1-10 cubic meters, Electricity - P7.53 per kw/hr

Transportation/Travel:   Tricycle - P8, Jeepney - P8-P15, Bus - P600-P1,000

Education:  

Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:

Accredited facilities:

Merchant partners:

Registered retirement accommodations:

Retirement franchises:

Nearest PRA satellite office:   Baguio Satellite Office Unit 8, Bldg. 3 Nevada Square, No. 2 Loakan Road, Baguio City

Number of PRA retirees:  17

LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
       Investment zones:   
Fort Ilocandia Tourism Economic Zone
      Government agencies/branch offices:   Bureau of Immigration, National Bureau of Investigation, Department of Trade and Industry, GSIS, DILG, DOT, Civil Service Commission, DOLE, DTI, BIR, DAR, DepEd, COMELEC, NSO, NBI, DENR


LINKS:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laoag


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