Burgos – The first Pul-oy Festival was held on February 25-28 as a thanksgiving for God’s abundant blessings, turning Burgos town into a vibrant, self-reliant and progressive municipality. “Pul-oy” is an Ilokano word which means “breeze”, a gentle breeze which is characterized by the town’s climate induced by the northwest monsoon during the months of
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Batac City – The proposed College of Medicine (COM) of the MMSU cleared a crucial hurdle when members of the Regional Quality Assessment Team (RQAT), after a visit on February 24, finally endorsed to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) its formal opening on the first semester of AY 2014-2015.
Governor Imee Marcos and Philippine Ambassador to the Holy See Mercedes Tuason share a meal with newly installed Cardinal Orlando Quevedo in Rome, Italy on February 21. Pope Francis himself install Cardinal Quevedo, a native of Sarrat, who served as Archbishop of Cotabato.
To strengthen intelligence gathering of the men in the PNP, 61 uniformed of the Ilocos Norte PNP went through a three-month or an equivalent of 480-hours special schooling on intelligence course was held for the first time at the Takuat Training Center in San Nicolas. In a joint closing ceremony of Police Intelligence Officers Course
Following a series of earthquakes that shook Ilocos Norte, resident here are advised to stay on alert with possible aftershocks that may happen anytime. A regular bulletin issued by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs) showed that at least 14 earthquakes shook Ilocos Norte since early January this year, with a5.7 magnitude temblor
Vintar – The municipal tourism officer of this town was arrested on February 16 at 12:50 in the afternoon for allegedly possessing prohibited drugs. Police Chief Insp. Jaime Quiocho, Vintar police chief reported on February 17 that Erwin Suguitan, 33 and currently the municipal tourism office was apprehended at a checkpoint in front of the
Carasi – This mineral-rich town, has banned the collection and transport of gigantic living stones abundant along its crystal clear river banks here. Carasi Mayor Rene Gaspar of said some Korean nationals have been transporting these precious stones to Korea as in previous years, the formers administration allowed their application for quarry permit to extract
As part of continuing efforts to help victims and survivors of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan), over 5,000 Ilocanos in this northern part of Luzon participated in a worldwide walk organized by the Iglesia ni Cristo [Church of Christ] to raise funds and at the same time an official attempt to surpass two Guinness world
Batac City – To promote science-based information gathering and to assist in deciding critical issues based on facts, a new website featuring real-time monitoring of critical watershed areas in the Philippines is now available to end users, particularly those involved in disaster preparedness and risk reduction from the national line agencies down to the remotest
Badoc – A female sub adult spinner dolphin was found in distress along the shore of Gabut Sur village here, making it the third of this kind stranded spotted by coastal residents since January. As of press time, respondents brought the dolphin measuring 1.7 meters and weighing over 50 kilograms to a safer ground in