Things here back in the States have been keeping me away from the keyboard too much. Don’t know if this article/movie will make it in time for the weekly posting, but here goes, anyway.
I’ve shown some flicks in the past that were pretty much historical in nature. This time around, let’s jump ahead to 2013 and see just how much change has occurred in the City of Laoag since 1945. This clip, which isn’t very long but is quite interesting, was put together by Leonardo Dacumos and published on April 21, 2013. It is very well done, and includes music in the background for your enjoyment as well.
No one, other than Leonardo, can provide the details any better – here is what he has to say:
The City of Laoag (Ilokano: Ciudad ti Laoag; Tagalog: Lungsod ng Laoag) is a 1st class city in the province of Ilocos Norte, Philippines.
It is the capital city of Ilocos Norte, and the province’s political, commercial, and industrial hub. It is the northernmost city in the Philippines and the location of the Ilocos region’s only commercial airport.
According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 104,904 people.
The municipalities of San Nicolas, Paoay, Sarrat, Vintar, and Bacarra form its boundaries. The foothills of the Cordillera Central mountain range to the east, and the South China Sea to the west are its physical boundaries.
Laoag experiences the prevailing monsoon climate of Northern Luzon, characterized by a dry season from November to April and a wet season from May to October, occasionally visited by powerful typhoons.
So, without much further ado, roll it!