An old style town with a rich history – Tagudin, Ilocos Sur in Photos

This sign marks your entrance to Tagudin, Ilocos Sur

ASAP Tagudin ABC Hall

The old Sundial of Tagudin is nearby

The 172 year old Sundial of Tagudin. A sundial is an instrument showing the time by the shadow of a pointer cast by the sun onto a plate marked with the hours of the day

This Sundial was built all the way back in 1841

Town Plaza

St. Augustine Church and Belfry


From inside the church

A closer look at the Belfry

Saint Augustine’s School of Tagudin

Tagudin town hall – check out that old beetle

Base Memorial Hospital marker. The Base Hospital of the United States Armed Forces in the Philippines – Northern Luzon (USAFIP-NL) was transferred to Tagudin, Ilocos Sur on May 27, 1945. This move brought the hospital closer to the frontline where the battle casualties and medical cases were tremendously heavy. The headquarters was installed at the municipal hall, while big tents were set up on the town plaza and on the market site as well as the big residential houses bordering the plaza were utilized as hospital wards.

Manned at the height of the Philippine Liberation Campaign by 881 military and civilian personnel, this hospital was the biggest installation during the operations whose patients were casualties and cases of the Battle of Bessang Pass and other skirmishes of the larger Battle of Luzon.

In 1959, the Philippine Historical Committee installed a memorial marker as a tribute to the services of men and women of the Base Hospital.

National Hero Jose Rizal Monument in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur

This monument commemorates the patriotism of our World War II veterans from this small town

Juan Luna

You get thrown in here if you’re a bad boy.

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