All posts by Cris

2017, March 20


Marking the development of local cruise industry in this northern gateway of Luzon, the Philippines Ports Authority and other concerned government agencies must make a head start to ensure a simple yet functional seaport, said Ang Moo Lim, Star Cruises  president. Gifted with a lovely weather and a charming place, Ilocos Norte’s seaport situated in

2017, March 12


Local officials and residents here lauded an unassuming Ilocano cadet from the Philippine Military Academy who ranks top 12 of the graduating 2017 Salaknib Class. A native of Brgy. Mariquet in mountainous Solsona, Ilocos Norte, Cadet first class Gerald dela Cruz is among the 167 PMA graduates who received their military commission from President Rodrigo

2017, March 9


The consul general of the United States Embassy in Manila Russel Brown received a warm welcome from Ilocanos here as he visited the provincial capital. As a first-time visitor to Ilocos Norte, Mr. Brown said, “It’s wonderful to experience the hospitality of the Ilocanos” as he reiterated the relationships of the Ilocanos and Americans goes

2017, March


Ambassador Gary Song-Huann Lin of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines is eyeing agriculture development partnership with the people of Piddig. After a courtesy visit of the Taiwanese ambassador and party to the officials of Piddig town led by mayor Georgina Guillen including other representatives of national government agencies and private firms,

2017, February 25


Hundreds of local supporters, composed mostly of student volunteers and government officials gathered, lit up candles and prayed for the nation and its President Rodrigo R. Duterte that he may continue to implement change and lead the country for the better.  After a short program and lighting of candles, the crowd of supporters uttered some

2017, February 23


The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Laoag District Office has filed plunder charges against former Laoag City treasurer. Elena V. Asuncion at the Office of the Ombudsman. Aside from the plunder charge, the local NBI office also recommended administrative sanctions on current Commission on Audit (COA) auditor Ramelin A. Guiang and COA audit team leader from 2012-

2017, February 20


The Ilocos Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan has declared a Laoag City ordinance granting a franchise to the Laoag City Sports Center “invalid”. With the ordinance’s invalidation, the Laoag City Cockpit Arena lost its franchise and was ordered closed by Ilocos Norte vice governor and Sangguniang Panlalawigan presiding officer.

2017, February 8


Department of Education Secretary Leonor M. Briones who was on a two-day visit to Ilocos Norte starting February 8, said public school teachers are no longer underpaid. Referring to the notion that teachers are overwork yet they are underpaid, Ms. Briones clarified the minimum basic pay of a public school teacher now runs up to

2017, February


Pupils in remote Virgen Milagrosa Elementary School in Badoc are the latest recipients of at least 20 units of brand new computers courtesy of the Philippine Long Distance Company (PLDT). In support of the education program of the provincial government, PLDT management is among private companies in the province who committed to donate various resource

2017, February


WITH THE possible health hazards from coal waste as well as environmental consequences from using it as a source of energy, Ilocos Norte Governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” R. Marcos is set to strengthen provincial efforts to ban the production and use of coal in Ilocos Norte. The province hosts the 150- Megawatt Burgos Wind

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