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    Ilocos Sur Province Luzon Philippines
Location
Ilocos Sur Province is located on the western coast of Luzon in Region I (Ilocos Region) of the Philippines. Borders Ilocos Norte Province to the north, La Union Province to the south, Benguet Province to the southeast, Mountain Province to the east and Abra Province to the northeast. Borders the South China Sea to the west.

Vigan
Japanese Army landed at Vigan on on December 10, 1941. Unlike other cities in the Philippines, Vigan escaped heavy bombing, saving most of its Spanish and pre-war buildings.

Salomague (Salomague, Salamague)
Located on the western coast of Luzon includes the Port of Salomague.

Bessang Pass (Battle Among The Clouds)
Battle in southeast Ilocos Sur, between Filipino Army guerrrila forces under the command of Col. Russell Volckman against the flanks of Japanese Army in a three month battle. Also known as the Battle Among The Clouds.

References
Manila Standard "Battle of Bessang Pass" by Emil Jurado June 14, 2018

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February 12, 2020

 

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