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2017, November 27

Freshly-dried and processed products of seaweeds and bamboo are the main attraction of a three-day Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights held at the Teatro Ilocandia of the Mariano Marcos State University, this city. To showcase the different technologies utilizing bamboo and seaweeds, MMSU opened the exhibit to the public at the MMSU covered

2017, November 26

The magnificent St. Augustine Church, a UNESCO-world heritage site hosted a thousand prominent figures in national government and business sector who witnessed the wedding union of former president Ferdinand E. Marcos’ grandson from daughter, Ilocos Norte Governor Ma. Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos—lawyer Michael Ferdinand Marcos Manotoc and Carina Amelia Gamboa Manglapus of Tagudin, Ilocos Sur,

2017, November 13

Jose Ma. “Joey” Concepcion, chairperson of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) Business Advisory Council invited former Piddig mayor, now consultant, Engr. Eduardo “Eddie”Guillen to serve as resource speaker on agriculture. Specifically, Mr. Guillen will speak at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS). Mr. Guillen discuss Piddig’s best practices, including agricultural development thru convergence

2017, November 11

Sarrat mayor Remigio B. Medrano and Pagudpud mayor Marlon Ferdinand T. Sales graduated in the Agribusiness Executive Program of University of Asia & the Pacific (UA&P). Ilocos Norte governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” R. Marcos expressed her warm congratulatory message to Mayor Medrano and Mayor Sales: “It is indeed a great opportunity for our town

2017, November

Before farmers could take that match to light up scattered rice straw in the farm lands, the local government unit of Piddig is offering cash to them should they convert it into organic fertilizer. Former Piddig mayor, now consultant to the Office of the Mayor, Engr. Eduardo Guillen, said this is one way of encouraging

2017, November

Local officials of the Tingguian community of this town, about 38 kilometers from Laoag City assailed the Department of Public Works and Highways and a contractor for not finishing the construction of a bridge, which supposed completion was last year. Nueva Era mayor Aldrin Garvida said the delayed completion of the PHP250 million Bonggo bridge

2017, November

The state-run Mariano Marcos State University is encouraging farmers to plant new climate resilient rice varieties to increase their productivity. This planting season, MMSU in collaboration with the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) set up a 1,600-square meter demo farm showcasing its 14 varieties that are resilient to prolonged drought or wet season.

2017, November

Talks about the opening of a satellite office for the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Ilocos Norte remain uncertain yet due to lack of personnel. When the San Nicolas mall’s annex building opened last year, the mall operator and the DFA agreed to set up a new consular office at the primary mall building;

2017, November

Following the donation of a 3,61-square-meter lot for the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) expansion, the city government here has now also approved a resolution committing to shoulder the jail’s perimeter fence construction. The lot earlier donated is a Batac government property at Brgy. Magnuang.

2017, October 26

Over the past three years, the North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation (NLREC), which operates an 81-megawatt wind farm at Brgy. Caparispisan in this town, has been growing forest trees as part of its greening program. Local officials and residents here witnessed the ceremonial planting of the 205,000th seedling within the 625-hectare windfarm. In 2014, the

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