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Nardz Belen, 

ILOCANOS are known to be everywhere in the world! Hence, this page title, GLOBAL ILOCANO, or GI! Or Genuine Ilocano. The Ilocano is also known as an FBI,  Full-Blooded Ilocano. Or CIA, Certified Ilocano Agent. Or NBI, Natural-Born Ilocano!

Four Ilocanos became presidents of the Philippines: Elpidio Quirino, Ramon Magsaysay, Ferdinand E. Marcos, and Fidel V. Ramos! Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo speaks Ilocano fluently.

The first woman general, an Ilocana, was Josefa Gabriela Silang of Santa, Ilocos, the wife of Diego Silang, the leader of the Ilocos Revolt against Spain.

We have a long list of great Ilocanos who were national leaders, or holding top positions in government.

So, why Global Ilocano?  To link all Ilocanos worldwide! Ania, Kailian?

Well-known radio-broadcaster Rolly "Lakay" Gonzalo and I were having our afternoon snacks when we thought of Ilocanos worldwide, and he suggested the creation of a Global Ilocano, and I added GI to it!

GI can become an enormous organization which will transcend the world! Join us now for fun - and later on seriously as we will be discussing soon activities which we can truly participate in and share our experiences, expertise, and professional know-how, among others, to benefit the Ilocano, particularly the promotion of the Ilocanos' cultures and traditions worldwide. Get in touch with us - - emailing to us a brief information about yourself so that we can compile a database of membership for the Global Ilocano or GI.

This is just the beginning! (Posted March 31, 2013)