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Batac is a city of over 55,000 in Ilocos Norte.


Batac is a relatively young city, which have only gained its cityhood in 2007. It is about 17 km (11 mi) from the capital at Laoag

The city does have its share on Philippine history. Founded by the Augustinians as a town in 1587, Batac is home to historical figures, from the revolutionary general Artemio Ricarte to the infamous Marcos family.

Batac is the birthplace of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente (Philippine Independent Church), better known as the Aglipayan church. It was founded by Gregorio Aglipay, who was excommunicated by the Roman Catholic Church for refusing to cut support to the revolutionary forces under Emilio Aguinaldo.

Get in[edit]

The city is along Rte 2, which bypasses the town to the west. Buses also ply this highway.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Marcos Museum and Mausoleum (Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center). Marcos Museum and Mausoleum (Q2110591) on Wikidata Ferdinand E. Marcos Presidential Center on Wikipedia
  • Immaculate Conception Parish.
  • Aglipay Mausoleum. Gregorio Aglipay, the founder of the Iglesia Filipina Independiente, is interred here.







Go next[edit]

  • Paoay, a historic Spanish-era town, known not only for its heritage downtown, but also for its sand dunes
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