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Province of Ilocos Sur

Health, Tourism, and Travel

 E-mobile Passporting Aids Hundreds of Applicants in Ilocos Sur

Vigan City –The Department of Foreign Affairs brought to the province its services through E-mobile passporting held at Provincial Capitol atrium on July 23, 2015. Through the information dissemination initiated by the Provincial Government for two months, thousands of applicants from different municipalities flocked to avail the services. This includes the first time applicants and those who wanted their passports to be renewed. “We worked this out together with the DFA in order to serve our constituents and lessen their burden in going to the regional office in La Union to secure their passport”, Gov Ryan said. Eight hundred applicants with complete requirements were screened out by the DFA within the day. Former OFW Beatriz Malapit of Bungro, Magsingal was one of the clients served. She wanted to renew her passport just to be ready whenever her former employer will request her to be back in her workplace. “I appreciate the move undertaken by Governor Ryan.

DOT Trains Tourist Guides of Ilocos Sur

Vigan City- Officers of the newly organized group of tourist guides in Ilocos Sur took their oath of office before the governor of the province Wednesday morning. The group composed of thirty five individuals who went through almost a month of training undertaken by the Department of Tourism Region 1 and Tourism Office of Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur on May 21 to June 10, 2015. The group was organized to boost the tourism industry and to focus more on the potential of newly discovered tourism sites in the province. As Governor Ryan Singson said, there are a lot of tourist destinations that are yet to be promoted and develop. This necessitates a pool of tourist guides. “I congratulate you all. Your work begins now to see that the tourists coming to Ilocos Sur are properly served and tourist destinations are properly promoted” Gov. Ryan Singson addressed.

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