Visiting the Marcos Museum is an interesting activity to do. Discover the thoughts and insights of former president Marcos during his presidency (and downfall from power) and learn of his achievements and struggles as a student, lawyer, legislator and president of this great nation known as the Philippines.more
The Residence of Marcos is just beside the Ancestral Home. It is a two storey strong concrete, white building. The surroundings is badly maintained as the Residence is almost covered with untrimmed greens. (See more pictures attached). At the entrance, the porch area, there are some nice seats for you to relax if you want. We were not able to tour...more
The Ancestral Home of Marcos is near to his residence. The Ancestral home is in two storey - the lower portion is of concert while the upper is of wood. We were not able to take a tour inside the building as the officer told us that it has been closed for renovation. The surroundings of the Ancestral home is cooling due to the many trees and greens...more
Marcos Museum & Mausoleum consists of two rooms , opposite each other, located at the ground floor of the Ancestral Home of Marcos. The Museum=========Entrance is free. The Musuem displays many of the personal collections of the late President. There are many write-ups and photographs of the struggles and the achievements of Marcos.Opens 9am-noon...more
Batac is known for its mami... a noodle dish that is so good it rivals La Paz batchoy of Iloilo. Riverside Walk is a collection of stalls that specializes in mami, empanada, longganisa and other local dishes. All Batac visitors should drop there in the late afternoon when the sun is cooler. The mami and longganisa are the best! Your P500 can feed...more
Aside from the tour of the Marcos' House, this is one reason to go and visit Batac. Emapanada. Actually, the whole region is famous for it but I have it on good source that empanadas originated from this town. True or otherwise, this is a favorite not only of those who sojourn to the region but to the locals as well. I would think that Ilocanos are...more
You can reach Batac on any south-bound bus from Laoag or north- bound bus to Laoag. Batac is about 15km away from Laoag.We were on our way to Laoag by the Partas bus .... we stopped at Batac for good half day visit. The bus will stop you at place very near to the police stand. Here's an opportunity for you to ask direction on Batac.more
What to buy: Batac longganisa is a MUST BUY!!! I've tasted a lot of longanisas but this local product is the best by far!!!
Empanadas are Everywhere in Ilocos Norte and Sur Provinces but the difference of the Empanadas of both Provinces is that the Longanisa Made in Vigan is more garlicky and the longanisa made in Batac has more anise flavor. Empanada is a Spanish Invention. It is usually made using wheat flour and the fillings are porkmeat w/ potatoes and sweet peas...more
Wonder if they have the real Chillie sauce? When we were having lunch, we asked if we could have some chillie sauce to go with the meat that was served, we were given a bottle of little chillies soaked in some soya/vinegar. We then asked if there is anything else besides those little chillies, she shook her head.more
Quiaoit Bridge is a good place to get your bearings and a good landmark.
Most of the places of interests are around the vicinity of this bridge. Before the bridge, you will see the Iglesia Filipina Independiente Church and the Ancestral Home/Residence, Marcos Museum & Mausoleum. After the bridge, you will see the Batac Church right in front, the garden and Marcos monument on the left.