Ilocos Sur- the Mexican Band known as “Mariachi” performs and explores at the historic tourist destinations of the province of Ilocos Sur as part of their celebration of Mexican Independence. The group was brought by Mexican Ambassador Julio Camarena Villaseñor to help promote different tourist spots here and strengthen the diplomatic relationship between Mexico and Philippines through the different potentials of Ilocos Sur. The band sang and performed classic Mexican music with their guitars, violin, tambourine and accordion at the well-preserved century-old Bantay bell tower and Nuestra Señora de La Caridad Church found at Bantay - a town nearby the Heritage City of Vigan, in the famous Baluarte Zoo, in the prominent Heritage Village and in the different Museums. They also tasted the delicious Ilocano foods and delicacies. “We choose Ilocos Sur because we have the same culture and traditions which traces back during Spanish colonial times. We want to incorporate these similarities we have to promote our tourism industry.” Villaseñor added. Provincial Governor Ryan Luis Singson also takes the opportunity to invite Mexican investors to establish business in partnership with the Ilocanos for the development of economic industry in the province. “Our main goal is to boost our tourism industry and at the same time we wanted to uplift our economic industry. Investors will come and invest in our province to create employment that could lead to economic growth”, Gov. Ryan expressed. Meanwhile, Gov. Singson and Ambassador Villaseñor plans to have a Tequila Festival in the province. This festival is famous in Mexico.