“There are increasing number of people who want to watch and witness the ‘Parada Iloca-locana’ this year,” said Governor Imee R. Marcos during a press conference.
This year, ‘Parada Iloca-locana’ is expected to be led by Governor Marcos and will bring back Lilia Cuntapay, the Philippine’s original queen of horror films and the icon of the ‘Semana ti Ar-aria’ festival.
‘Parada Iloca-locana’ one of the most successful activities of the province’s ultimate Halloween bash since 2010 will feature the most terrifying ghost costumes and floats from the province.
“This event will showcase the creativity the Ilocanos in making and conceptualizing their scary costumes,” noted Ilocos Norte Tourism Office.
Thousands of tourists and local audience will be expected to join the parade led by the employees of the provincial capitol, different LGUs and NGOs together with the bigger participation from the private sector.
Governor Imee also added that there a lot of surprises that the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte prepared for the audience.
Meanwhile, on November 1 to 2, festival-goers are invited to complete the Halloween pilgrimage by visiting the Tumba Festival of Paoay as well as the Paoay House of Horror at the Paoay Plaza.
The week-long ‘Semana ti Ar-Aria’ Halloween Festival highlights the province’s unique tradition of remembering the dead.—Richalyn R. Parayo, PGIN-CMO