HomeDLSU Dialogue: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Cultural Studiesvol. 20 no. 1 (1984)

The llocanos: An Ethnography of Family and Community Life in the Ilocos Region

Marcelino A. Foronda Jr.

Discipline: Ethnography



IIoco ethnography has preoccupied others before Dr. Jocano. The earliest references to aspects of Iloco ethnography may be attributed to the Spanish missionaries. As early as the second half of the sixteenth century, the Spanish chronicler-missionary, Fr. Juan Gonzalez de Mendoza, had written about certain Ilocano socio-religious practices, like what he called devil-worship, for instance.