Feature Article

AROMA ANAO: Scent of Pride, Fragrance of the Countryside

By: Ariel V. Sicalbo, Ph. D.

An extraordinary aroma of a perfume goes through the attraction of the nose. Likewise, a unique story of success blooms like scent raises up a perfume that gives a blossom of fragrance not just for anyone who wears it but for a municipality or town under the process of change, development and progress – the elegance and sophistication of Anao, Tarlac’s “Aroma Anao”.


Anao is a municipality in the northwestern part of Tarlac province. It is a place gifted with agricultural benefits and the home of beauty, majesty and glamour squeezed in one flower, Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata). “Actually, Anao is the Ylang-Ylang capital of the Province of Tarlac,” said Hon. Betty Lacbayan, the beloved Mayor.


Anao takes Pride in the 25 New Professionals

By: Darly A. Ermitanio

Anao takes pride in and acknowledges the feat of the new twenty-five professionals who passed the 2016 and 2017 licensure examinations administered by The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC).

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Anao Celebrates 148th Founding Anniversary

By: Maria Cristina A. Dugay

As the Anao Founding Anniversary turns 148th, the Ylang-Ylang Festival becomes livelier as various activities are lined up to entertain the public on March 14-16, 2018.

The festivity kicks-off Wednesday morning with a Fun Run side by side

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Anao Completes Two more Water Projects

By: LGOO V Bryan Rivera

ANAO, Tarlac – “Gone are the days when fetching water for daily use was a heavy task.” This was Anao Mayor Betty Lacbayan’s remark during the inauguration of the town’s two (2) water tank projects under the Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM)

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PNP-Anao Revitalizes Oplan Barrel Reloaded

By: Melany G. Barrozo

Philippine National Police headed by Police Senior Inspector Bobby A. Madamba invigorated its campaign against illegal drug through the support of the Local Government Unit of Anao and its constituents.

Mdamba said that 18 barangays of

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  • By: Ann L. Conde

                   Eureka! A solution is found. Bye- bye dengue, with this anti mosquito spray!

    To promote a dengue free municipality, the Local Government of Anao in cooperation with Korean Invention Promotion Association (KIPA) and Korean Aromatherapy Society (KAS) sponsored a seminar-workshop on formulating anti-mosquito spray and extracting oil from Ylang-ylang.

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  •                Ting! Everything can be answered by Science.

                To meet the demands of this era of technology and globally competitive world, Anao High School intends to offer Special Curriculum Program in Science, Technology and Engineering (STE) to incoming Grade 7 for S.Y. 2018-2019.

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Arts & Culture

“The first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. to write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.”

-Chuck Palahniuk

Ilang-Ilang Indayog: Epitome of Anao’s Cultural Heritage

By: Ariel V. Sicalbo, Ph. D.

They are not just a dance group. They dance not just to impress but to express. They dance for a cause, with a purpose. They are the Ilang Ilang Indayog (i3) of Anao, Tarlac.

Ilang Ilang Indayog (i3) is an emerging dance group in this town which was created by a group of energetic youth known as the Pro-JEKS, INC under the leadership of Doc Ron Allan Cardona Quimado. The group was launched on November 2010 during an event called Youth Idol. Pro-JEKS, INC stands for Pro-Jevenile Rejuvenation, Environmentality, Kamalayan at Kalinga sa Komunidad and Superhuman Development. Doc Ron Allan Cardona Quimado serves as the Executive Director of Pro-JEKS, INC (PINC) and the founder of Ilang Ilang Indayog (i3). At present, Irish Rosete Rios and Mark Jayson Peregrino work as the head choreographers of i3. Ilang Ilang Indayog is under the pillar of the letter ‘S’ in Pro-JEKS, INC which stands for Superhuman Development.

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