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La Union: Beach capital of the Philippines

La Union is the smallest province in Region I whose bustling industries mark the beginning of what used to be called “Marcos Country.”

It is a lovely stretch of land, shaped like a left footprint, nestled between the clam waters of the China Sea in the west and the vast ranges of the Cordillera Mountains in the east.

La Union –- Spanish term for “the union” or “the unified” -– no other name could apply more appropriately to a province born out of the fusion of towns from the provinces of Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan and Benguet in 1850.

The province was created by virtue of a Superior Decreto (Executive Decrees) issued on March 2, 1850 by then Governor-General Antonio Maria Blanco. The establishment of La Union as a province was formally approved by the Real Orden (Royal Decree) of Queen Isabela II of Spain on April 18, 1854. (more…)

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Philippines : A Premier Surfing Haven

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The campaign of the Department of Tourism (DoT) to make the country a premier surfing destination is beginning to get recognition. With a coastline twice as long as the United States, the Philippines is slowly but surely securing a place in the surfing world.

In cooperation with Department of Tourism, Onboard Philippines hopes to grow the local surfing industry, explore the numerous opportunities that it presents for Philippine tourism as well as empower and support the country’s growing community of local surfers, says Freddy Gonzalez of Aloha Board Sports Inc. (more…)

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La Union – Surfing Destination

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San Juan La Union Surfing Spot

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