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2017, July 10

A Chinese state-owned conglomerate is planning the development of another 100-megawatt photovoltaic electric power plant project in Currimao, Ilocos Norte. If successful, it would become the largest solar farm in the province next to Soleq Philippines Inc.’s 20-MW solar power farm also in Currimao. The Soleq solar power farm is a joint venture with the

2017, July 5

At least 240 indigent patients in the entire province of Ilocos Norte were the latest beneficiaries of an on-going free checkups and minor surgical operations courtesy of the Department of Health (DOH). Specifically, the project also covers all the patients’ expenses for medicines, follow-up check-ups, cleaning of wounds, and more

2017, July

More Ilocano students aspiring to become medical doctors are excited to study for free at the state-run Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) starting this school year, 2017-2018. Through the years, the country is facing exodus of medical health practitioners such as doctors of various specialization due to high cost of medical education, overseas migration and

July, 2017

Vice mayor and council presiding officer Michael V. Fariñas offered PHP500,000 to any person who could give information on the whereabouts of former Laoag City treasurer Elena V. Asuncion, the prime suspect in the missing PHP85 million case. He appealed to all Laoagueños around the world to help in locating the missing former treasurer. After

2017, July

A Special Investigation Task Group investigating the June 3 killing of Marcos mayor Arsenio Agustin is a step closer to identifying the suspect. The Ilocos Norte police crime laboratory released its DNA examination result which showed that DNA samples extracted from a toothbrush matched those collected from cigarette butts, drinking water and energy drink bottles

2017, July

It was a good day for fishing but almost all motorized fishing boats in Pasuquin town, about 35 kilometers from this city were just lying idle on the shoreline. Asking local fishers here what is going on and they would say, “all the big fish were gone” due to the presence of foreign fishing vessels

2017, June 27

Eight Sangguniang Panlalawigan members declared Rep. Rodolfo C. Fariñas (Ilocos Norte, 1st district) as “persona nongrata.”  Officially known Draft Provincial Resolution No. 2017-06- 080, its first reading was on June 27, 2017. At least 10 board members sponsored the measure namely: Mariano Marcos II, Juan Conrado Respicio, Ramon Gaoat, Vicentito Lazo, Da Vinci Crisostomo, James

2017, June 15

Overlooking the deep blue sea,  a two-storey colorful building situated near the sand dunes and green hilly portion of Brgy. Masintoc here will soon become a busy trading center for fisherfolks, seafood vendors, consumers and visitors alike. Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional director Nestor Domenden and Paoay mayor Jessie Galano led a

2017, June 15

A four feet long female baby pygmy killer whale that was stranded in shallow waters here om June 15, 29017 has died. Fisher Domingo La Torre said that at about 6:30 am, they spotted the stranded marine mammal near the shoreline; they and immediately brought the whale to a safer ground. Hours later, trained endangered

2017, June 12

Rep. Rodolfo “Rudy” C. Fariñas stressed that the House of Representatives will not recognize the Court of Appeals’ (CA) order to release the six Ilocos Norte government employees currently detained at the Batasang Pambansa complex in Quezon City. Mr. Fariñas explained during a press conference at the Laoag City Hall, that the petition for the