All posts by Cris

2016, October 6

WITH ITS vibrant and dynamic tourism industry, Ilocos Norte was cited as first runner-up in the Best Tourism-Oriented Local Government Unit category during the Department of Tourism-Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (DOT-ATOP) Pearl Awards held in Clark, Pampanga.

2016, October

In order to further help the Ilocanos’ search for jobs, the Ilocos Norte’s government’s employment assistance program was incorporated in the Capitol Express in bringing services in various municipalities in the province. The said program aims to ease the problems of job hunters, especially those coming from the remote areas, such as lack of money

2016, October

The Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in the province stopped an alleged treasure hunting activity along Culili Point at Brgy. Masintoc in this town. Upon verification by concerned authorities, the document presented by the treasure hunters appears to be fictitious and there was also no signage at the excavation area. The DENR also

2016, September 28

After a series of postponement, the Laoag’s famous Gilbert Bridge finally began to undergo major repairs. Lasting up to November 11, 2016, the Laoag City Traffic Division posted a public advisory that the northbound lane will be closed from 7:00 pm to 6:00 am to allow laborers to work even at nighttime. Then from November

2016, September 21

The police here claim that they have recorded “21 drug-cleared barangays” as of September 21, 2016. P/Supt. Edwin Balles reported that barangays as: Brgys. 32-B, 59-B, 35, 33-A, 49-A, 31, 39, 45, 34-A, 50, 58, 49-B, 60-B, 61, 30-A, 52-B 40, 32-C, 60-A, 34B, 47, 42, 44, 51-B, 38-B, 32- A, 43 and 48-A. P/Supt.

2016, September

A new administration, a new look. Batac mayor Albert D. Chua said the rehabilitation and improvement of the Batac Plaza is now in full swing. Mr. Chua said the redesign actually began during the term of former Batac mayor, now vice mayor, Jeffrey Jubal Nalupta. He added that this current redesign i s one of

2016, September

All Laoag City government-owned vehicles will soon be tracked anywhere anytime. This becomes possible after the city government began installing global positioning system (GPS) kits in the said vehicles. Laoag information technology officer Franz Reginal Felipe said at least 20 vehicles are already equipped with GPS. He disclosed that vehicles assigned to the engineering officer


(May 23, 2016 to September 15, 2016) Black Gold of Ilocos Norte The windy drive on the smoothly paved highway along the rolling verdant green hills north of Laoag City leads to a magnificent structure rising from a hill, reaching up to the azure blue sky – the famous Cape Bojeador lighthouse of Burgos. This

2016, January

Living up with its tradition of quality service and academic excellence, the state-run Mariano Marcos State University in this city topped the November 2015 nursing board exam with a 100 percent passing rate.

2015, December 21

Badoc – In order to preserve the integrity of records and fair trial on the on-going administrative case filed against Badoc Mayor Arlene Torralba and her husband, Badoc Vice Mayor Thomas Torralba, the Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office Philippine led by Provincial Director Albert Ocon jointly with Atty. Jason Perreira of the Provincial Legal Office