LIKE SHOOTS to the Sun, tens of thousands of tourists will be lured to Sillag


The 4th Sillag: Poro Point Festival of Lights will shine anew from April 9 to 12 with additional exciting events highlighting the rich heritage of the warm, hardworking people of La Union amid the province’s picturesque beaches and scenic landscape.

Similar to its previous celebration, Sillag is expected to draw an average of 20,000 people per day, hundreds of which are foreign tourists, to witness the four-day festival. The peak number of visitors is expected to reach 40,000.

A beacon for progress


La Union was previously eclipsed by other (and more popular) local tourism events up north especially in Benguet’s Baguio City, Pangasinan’s Dagupan City, and Ilocos Sur’s Vigan City. La Union gradually reinvented itself and was able to exploit the tourism and business potentials especially of its beaches in San Juan endowed with enticing surfing conditions.


Soon enough, Sillag came to light. The Sillag Festival is named after the Ilocano word “sillag” meaning “moonbeam” alongside other positive subtexts including happiness or enjoyment as one is elated and relaxed from a moonbeam after a hard day’s work.

For Arnel Paciano Casanova, President and CEO of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA), “The Sillag festival enlightens our people and gives them strength. It serves as the beacon for growth and progress in the north.”



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