Officials and residents of Laoag City celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Cityhood on June 19. The Charter of the City of Laoag was passed by the fifth congress of the Republic of the Philippines by Congressmen Raquiza and Valdez, senior and junior authors of House Bill No 9366, during the term of late President
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BADOC – Police seized over 10 grams of illegal drugs, assorted firearms and live ammos from the house of Badoc Mayor Arlene Torralba and husband, Badoc Vice Mayor Thomas Torralba, including the vice mayor’s two brothers in a separate search warrant operations held June 15.
International flights from China to Ilocos Norte resumed June 13 nearly five years after the Manila bus siege led to the cancellation of Chinese flights to the Philippines in 2010. Some 142 Chinese nationals arrived at the Laoag International Airport on board China Eastern Airlines from Guangdong, China which signalled the resumption of chartered flights
Currimao – In a public hearing held May 28 at the Currimao government function hall Local residents and officials of this town finally agreed to let some 600 indigenous trees be cut to give way to a US$40 million solar power plant located in a 150-kilometer stretch of sand dunes and a 25-year old forest park at Barangays
Batac City –MMSU announced the opening of its College of Medicine this June, expected to provide quality medical and healthcare education to aspiring Ilocano doctors. MMSU President Miriam E. Pascua said the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has officially approved the operation of the medical college with limited 25 slots to compose the first batch
Pasuquin – Incumbent municipal councilor Rodolfo Valdez, 49, a consistent topnotcher in all of his term as councilor for six terms and as a former three-term vice mayor, was shot and killed while his daughter was hurt by unidentified gunman in Barangay Lussuc, Pasuquin.
Bangui – Suspended Bangui Mayor Diosdado Garvida has returned to his post after a “stay order” was handed down by the Office of the President. In a two-page order signed by Atty. Michael Aguinaldo, Deputy Executive Secretary for Legal Affairs under the Office of the President, the execution of the Ilocos Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan’s decision
Burgos – The REFMAD-V Enterprise in Paayas village, Burgos, owned and managed by Mrs. Edita Aguinaldo-Dacuycuy, the pioneer in organically grown dragon fruit plant in northern Philippines has been recognized as one of the Philippines best business ventures during the 2015 Golden Globe Annual Awards (GGAA’s) for Business Excellence ceremonies held at the Manila Hotel
VINTAR – The rice granary of Vintar is richer by P1 million as it retained its title again as the country’s top rice producer in 2014 (Agri-Pinoy Rice Achiever’s Award). The awarding ceremony was held March 26 at the Dept. of Agriculture central office. Similar to 2013 when Vintar town also emerged as the country’s