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The Industrious and Economical Ilocanos

The Ilocanos live on the northern part of the Philippines.

They occupy the provinces of Ilocos Sur, Ilocos Norte, Cagayan, Isabela, some parts of Zambales, Pampanga and Pangasinan.

Ilocanos are known in the country for being industrious.

We are also known for being economical.

Here are some photos we have taken in Ilocos Sur.

They show how industrious the Ilocanos are.

Other photos show their source of livelihood.

Their tricyle is full of varied stuff for sale.

They go to different villages and offer their stuff.

These couple had their produce in their sidecar.

They appeared to be on their way to the market.

Some tend to their cows or carabaos or goats or pigs.

Once their animals are big enough they sell them.

There are many farmers.

They plant rice.

They plant different kinds of vegetables.

Or corn.

Some others patiently pick the camachile and sell it at the market or from house to house.

Some Ilocanos have tilapia fishfond.

These plants are also source of income to some:

The taro plants.

The water spinach.

There are many white collar job workers.

Many also are working overseas.

Some others tend to their businesses.

Almost everybody is doing something.

Several Ilocanos have 2 or more jobs at the same time.

We love side hustles or part time jobs.

When I was in Manila I used to teach in 3 universities.

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