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2014, October 04


A 35-member cultural troupe from China’s Guangdong province staged an artistic performance at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena on October 4 as part of the extended Filipino-Chinese friendship day celebration.

2014, September 19-20


Typhoon “Mario” (Fung Wong) with storm warning signal no. 2 left million of pesos worth of damages in agriculture, infrastructure and forced hundreds of families to flee their homes in the province. Dept. of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas along with Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas and party arrive in the

2014, September 02


Former Vice Governor Mariano R. Nalupta, Jr. 69, a pillar of the Nalupta clan in the province, died from a series of heart attacks at the Philippine Heart Center in Manila on September 2.

2014, September 01


Marcos supporter and family spokesman Otilio “Lito” Gorospe, 78, died on September 1 in a hospital in Manila due to aneurysm. Gorospe served as media consultant of then Ilocos Norte Governor, now Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr.

2014, August 26


Gov. Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Aug. 26 focused on the Ilocano greatness united by a vision to make this small province the best in the country by 2020.

2014, July


Piddig – A town famous for being the site of the famous “Basi Revolt” during the Spanish era has started developing a coffee plantation. The switch from sugarcane, prime ingredient of basi (sugarcane wine), to coffee involves the development of an initial 10-hectare plantation of Arabica coffee in the mountain ranges of this town.

2014, July 01-08


Ilocano devotees took time out to welcome the Santo Niño de Cebu (Holy Child of Cebu) visiting the province on July 1 to 8 to mark the milestone of its arrival in the country about half a millennium ago.

2014, July 01


Laoag City – Starting July 1, the Laoag City government begins full implementation of the BAYONG (Bring Along Your Own Natural Greenbag) ordinance No. 2012-045.