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2016, June 20


A newly-constructed two-storey rural health unit was inaugurated on June 20 to provide better health care services to local residents here. Located at the eastern part of the old municipal hall, the new RHU is equipped with laboratory, pharmacy and dental clinic. To improve maternal and new born health, the facility also provides neonatal, post-natal

2016, June


Taking the environment preservation move a step further, the North Luzon Renewable Energy Corp. (NLREC) began a massive reforestation project here. With an area covering 293 hectares at Brgy. Caparispisan here, NLREC is set to create a sanctuary for endemic flora and fauna.

2016, June


The city government accounting office here discovered a huge discrepancy in the finances of the local government unit after instituting the Philippine Public Sector Accounting Standards (PPSAS). City government accountant Edgar Pascual said they discovered at least P85 million missing from the city’s coffers. The missing money was supposed to be deposited in savings and

2016, June


The city government here is set to construct additional jail cells at the Laoag City Jail. Mr. Rivera is hopeful the additional cells would ease congestion problems at the jail. He explained that one jail cell can contain 20-30 detainees.

2016, June


The Piddig government, in the process, has become of the first local government units in Ilocos Norte to have its own dedicated server that offers free and better connectivity to their constituents and visitors. Visitors and local residents here now have a free access to the internet following the rollout of Wi- Fi zone here.

2016, June 12


LOCAL GOVERNMENT and private officials, national police personnel, the academe, and employees of the Ilocos Norte provincial government (PGIN) gathered at the Provincial Capitol in the morning of June 12 to commemorate the country’s 118th Independence Day. World War II veteran and Veterans Federation of the Philippines”Ilocos Norte Chapter district commander Alfredo Domingo, was also

2016, June 5


The Department of Environment and Natural Resources awarded the municipal government here the 2015 Regional Award for Best Practices in the implementation of Republic Act 9003, or the Solid Waste Management law. The awarding was held during the Regional Solid Waste Summit and LGU Awarding of Best Practices in line with the yearly celebration of

2016, June 2


The Ilocos Norte police nabbed a 62-year old notorious drug personality. The Laoag police arrested Emelinda Lao aka Linda, 62 years old, single and unemployed following a search warrant implementation The operation was a joint intel-operation and investigation sections under the guidance of P/Supt. Edwin C. Balles, Laoag police chief; and supervision of P/Sr. Supt.

2016, May 21


A family of five riding on a carabao-drawn carriage locally known as “karison” made of bamboo filled with baskets of native garlic was immortalized through a sculpture in this town to honor its hard-working farmers. Located in the junction that divides three paths leading to Badoc, Pinili and Currimao along the Manila North Road, the

2016, May


J/Insp. Herminigildo Rivera clarified that they have not given special treatment to any inmate detained at the Laoag City jail, made the clarification following the aborted transfer of two detainees to the New Bilibid Prison in Metro Manila. One of the detainees, Atty. Jaime Agtang, was supposed to be transferred to the national jail but