All posts by Frank

2016, July 20


About 3 pm on July 20 Barely two weeks since coastal residents and first responders help rescued and released a stranded dolphin here, another male young spinner dolphin was beached at Brgy. Torre fisheries regulatory coordinator of the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) said several trained responders near the area observed and provided care at the

2016, July 18


Members of the Ilocos Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan unanimously approved on July 18 a resolution requesting Laoag City mayor Chevylle and husband, vice mayor Michael Fariñas to take a leave of absence pending an investigation of the missing P90 million funds from the city government coffers. More than a month after the irregularity was uncovered, both

2016, July 15


The Barangay Alogoog chairperson in this town was shot dead at about 6:55 pm on July 15, 2016.  The victim, Sisenado Torralba, was earlier tagged as top drug personality here. He was also the younger brother of former Badoc mayor Thomas Torralba. The younger Torralba was gunned down along the barangay road six meters from

2016, July 11


A provincial government security guard recently detailed at the Ilocos Norte Capitol building was arrested on July 11, 2016 in a drug buy-bust operation. The Provincial Anti- Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (PAIDSOTF) conducted the buy-bust operation. The guard was identified as Eddie Acoba, 54, married and resident of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. According to

2016, July


Coastal villagers of Brgy. Gabut Norte, this town rescued another stranded adult male rough-toothed dolphin recently. Found near the barangay shoreline with bruises all over the body, Arthur Valente, fishery regulatory officer of the Provincial Agriculture Office reported the stranded marine mammal appears to be stressed based on its behavior and absence of buoyancy and

2016, July


Passport applicants in this northern part of Luzon will no longer need to travel far to process their passport as the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is set to open a new consular office here. Located at the newly-opened expansion building of Robinsons Land Corporation (RLC) in this town’s central business district, the DFA and

2016, July


In a scene reminiscent of zombie movies, Brgy. 1 chairperson Darwin Domingo said they discovered three scattered coffins at the Laoag City public cemetery. Mr. Domingo said he immediately reported this to the City Health Office as this may pose a threat to public health. He then disclosed that the coffins were empty.

2016, July


With the installation of new equipment, Laoag International Airport (LIA) manager Ronald Estabillo is hopeful that the airport will soon be Aerodrome certified. Aerodrome and Air Navigation Safety Oversight Office (AANSOO) conducted a five-day Aerodrome Certification and Audit Plan for LIA. AANSOO audit team leader Engr. Nephtalie Velasco said all international airports should now meet

2016, July 5


Adams Vice Mayor Eric Bawingan was shot inside his house, but he was able to fire back, killing his attacker, the police said. Mr. Bawingan and his family were at the kitchen watching television when the gunman, Adams resident Jaime “Jhun” Valencia, barged in and shot the vice mayor in the chest. Although injured, Mr.

2016, July 3


The aggressive crackdown on the illegal drug trade in Ilocos continues. IN, Cagayan police partners. A huge cache of buried illegal drugs suspected as shabu was dug up in Claveria, Cagayan through the joint efforts of the Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) and their counterpart in Cagayan, the Cagayan Police Provincial Office (CPPO). The