2018, February 2


THE PROVINCE of Ilocos Norte will celebrate her 200th founding anniversary this February 2, 2018, through a series of events highlighting Ilocano culture and history. Two centuries ago, a Spanish Royal Decree split the Provincia de Ilocos into what are now known as Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. stemmed from a series of revolts in

2018, January 22


The Korean government through the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) officially awarded a grant for a distribution voltage upgrading project to the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC). The grant totals 3.5 billion Korean won, or PHP150 million if converted to the local currency. The grant represents the industrial cooperation and exchange of industrial

2018, January 18


Around 3,000 young boys from the 21 towns and two cities of the province are in the mountainous town of Carasi, some 30 kilometers northwest of Laoag, for the 71st Provincial Boy Scout Jamboree slated. With a favorable weather, Carasi mayor Rene Gaspar said the indigenous peoples (IP) community are eager to share their ‘piece

2018, January 16


PRIMEWATER Ilocos Norte, in partnership with the Ilocos Norte Water District (INWD), made another great stride as the joint venture celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the pipelaying project at Brgy. Buyon, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. This project is a 2,200-meter Pipelaying of 350mm diameter pipe along the national highway, from Sitio Tamucalao to Sitio Liwliwa, Brgy.

2018, January 15


Hundreds of devotees swarm the pilgrim relics of St. Therese as they offered prayers and roses to venerate the saint. Touching down at the Laoag airport via military plane, a crowd of local government, school, church and religious leaders welcomed the relics on its fourth visit to the Philippines. Enclosed in a golden reliquary some

2018, January


The Diocese of Laoag and the residents of Piddig town look forward to the full restoration of the 207-year-old St. Anne parish church in Piddig, Ilocos Norte, about 30 kilometers from this city. Father Carlito “Joey” Ranjo Jr., Diocese of Laoag spokesperson said it took about two years for restoration experts to study the church

2017, December 5


In a gathering of environmental researchers and scientists across Southeast Asia, they presented various technologies, strategies and innovations in a three-day forum to rise above the challenges of climate change particularly in urban cities. Organized by the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the forum hopes to

2017, December 4


The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO recognized the Ilocos Norte government as one of the champions of the Freedom of Information program after a year of implementation. Ilocos Norte is among the first provinces in the country to implement the right of access to information as the Ilocos Norte board passed Provincial Ordinance No. 002-2016

2017, December 2


Gracing its 400th year celebration, San Apostolic Nuncio Gabriele Giordano Caccia and other top priests in the country visited this municipality in a state dinner held at the municipality’s old plaza. The Apostolic Nunciature to the Philippines is a top-level diplomatic mission assigned by the Holy See to the Philippines. Diplomatically, an Apostolic Nuncio may

2017, December


The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) appealed to the municipalities of Vintar and Bangui in the province’s first district to settle amicably a boundary dispute covering more than 1,000 hectares. In a letter forwarded to both concerned municipalities, Gwendolyn Bambalan, assistant director for technical services of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources based in San Fernando

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