San Fernando, La Union is where I spent four years of my teenage life - high school life that is. Back then, I was supposed to attend high school in another catholic school in Tagudin, Ilocos Sur but my ever supportive sister advised me to try Saint Louis in San Fernando instead. (Saint Louis College - High School, was and still is, one of the best schools in the north).
Last week, my mom was admitted in one of the hospitals in San Fernando. I filed a 5-day leave at work, which means I get to spend almost a week in this place.
San Fernando was declared a city in 1998. It was one of the cleanest and greenest municipality in the Philippines in the early 90's, next to Baguio and Puerto Princesa. If Marcos is for Ilocos Norte and Singson is for Ilocos Sur, Ortega is for La Union. The Ortega clan is probably the most loved political dynasty in this part of the country.