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Its name which means "the union" or "the
united" in Spanish.
Poro Point lies northwest of Luzon within
San Fernando City in the Province of La
The Poro Point Lighthouse is 8 meters (27
ft) high, its tower made up of concrete
tower which consists a gallery but it has
Region 1 was first
inhabited by the aboriginal
negritos before they were
pushed by successive ways of
immigrants that penetrated
the narrow coast.
From the date of
population distribution of
region 1, one third are nonIlocos who live in this region.
We all know that region one is also
called I locos region but it is a popular
At present day Vigan city in Ilocos
Sur province became bishopric seat of
Nueva Segovia. And many president
of the Philippines came from Region
1: Elpidio Quirino, Ferdinand Marcos
and Fidel Ramos.
As time goes by Ilocos Norte,
Ilocos Sur,Pangasinan and La Union
are the province in Region 1.
Manuel Estabillo Arguilla
(1911-1944) was born on June 17, 1911
in Nagrebcan, Bauang, La Union to
parents Crisanto Arguilla, a farmer and
Margarita Estabillo a potter.
He was an Ilokano writer And he is
know for his short history
“How My Brother Leon Brought
Home a Wife”.
Which won first prize in the
Commonwealth Literary Contest in
studied at University of the
Philippines where he finished BS
Education in 1993.
He married Lydia Villanueva, another
talented writer in English.
Arguilla secretly organized a guerrilla
intelligence unit against the Japanese.
In October 1944 at the age of 33,he
was captured, tortured and executed
by the Japanese army at Fort Santiago.
The one who narrated the He is obedient, innocent,
story and younger brother
and naive boy.
Leon (Or Noel)
The older brother of
He was a responsible,
Baldo who brought home
gentle, and a loving
She was born and grew
She was beautiful,
up in a big city and she is supportive, creative and a
the wife of Leon.
The bull who brought the
A hardworking “pet”.
wife and Leon to the
home. And Baldo
considers as his pet.
The one who instructed
Baldo on what he will do
and gentlest man.
while he is on the road
with Leon and Maria.
Bauang, La Union
Man vs. Society
When they got home, their father did
not welcome them. He was said to
be in his room; “his leg is bothering
him again.” Baldo saw his mother
and sister Aurelia and Maria in the
kitchen who seemed like crying.
His father removed the roll of
tobacco in his mouth when he saw
Baldo and started to ask
something about Labang.
The theme of 'How My Brother
Leon Brought Home a Wife'
To endure journey sacrifices is
necessary. In order to achieve success
we must be strong enough, show
determination, be patient on whatever
difficult event or situation you must
have to sacrifice just to be happy.
Baldo waits Maria and Leon in a Station
so that he will bring the two in their
Maria meets Baldo at first time.
Leon and Maria ride in the cart with
Baldo and Labang.
While they are in their journey, Leon
asks Baldo on who told him to meet
Maria and Leon in the station.
In their journey, Leon and Maria sang a
song “Sky Sown with Stars”.
When they reach to their home, Leon
saw his mother and asks on where is his
Baldo went upstairs to go to his father’s
room and tell some story to their
And when Leon and Maria came into
the father’s room, his father changed the
topic to Labang.
JESSICA D. ADOFINA
DANNA R. ENDON
JASMIN S. REYES
BS Ed II-A