2018, February 14


Upland farmers engaged in the planting of ginger, tugi and other root crops got a boost in an open trade fair the Ilocos Norte government organized to promote various products of Ilocos Norte. They harvested sacks of ginger, tugi and taro from the integrated social forestry program of the government and these were all sold

2018, February 8


Police raided the farm house of former Paoay mayor Dolores Clemente at Brgy. San Roque village in this town. Armed with a search warrant operation, personnel of the Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office and the Paoay police led by P/Insp. Grandeur Tangonan found various firearms in some cottages within the compound. In a radio interview,

2018, February 6


A zip bike and surf zipline will soon operate in this town. Overlooking the vast Bislak River near the 16 by 50-square meter Vintar dam at Sitio Bucana, Brgy. Parparoroc, town officials here and representatives of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) broke ground on January 18 the proposed site. They expect construction

2018, February 5


The police arrested a suspected unlicensed gunmaker at Brgy. Ar-arusip, in this town. The police nabbed farmer Jimmy Salvacion, 47 in his shanty on by joint operatives of the Badoc police, Crime Investigation and Detection Group and the Ilocos Norte Provincial Mobile Force Company. P/Sr. Insp. Joseph Tayaban of the Badoc police reported seized items

2018, February 2


As the province of Ilocos Norte celebrated its 200th founding anniversary, farmers in Dingras town also rejoiced with the turn-over of multi-million rice processing complex. Representatives of the Department of Agriculture led by regional executive director Lucrecio Alviar and Dingras officials led the ribbon cutting ceremony of the modern rice processing center here. Operated by

2018, February 2


THE PROVINCE of Ilocos Norte will celebrate her 200th founding anniversary this February 2, 2018, through a series of events highlighting Ilocano culture and history. Two centuries ago, a Spanish Royal Decree split the Provincia de Ilocos into what are now known as Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur. stemmed from a series of revolts in

2018, January 22


The Korean government through the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) officially awarded a grant for a distribution voltage upgrading project to the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC). The grant totals 3.5 billion Korean won, or PHP150 million if converted to the local currency. The grant represents the industrial cooperation and exchange of industrial

2018, January 18


Around 3,000 young boys from the 21 towns and two cities of the province are in the mountainous town of Carasi, some 30 kilometers northwest of Laoag, for the 71st Provincial Boy Scout Jamboree slated. With a favorable weather, Carasi mayor Rene Gaspar said the indigenous peoples (IP) community are eager to share their ‘piece

2018, January 16


PRIMEWATER Ilocos Norte, in partnership with the Ilocos Norte Water District (INWD), made another great stride as the joint venture celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the pipelaying project at Brgy. Buyon, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. This project is a 2,200-meter Pipelaying of 350mm diameter pipe along the national highway, from Sitio Tamucalao to Sitio Liwliwa, Brgy.

2018, January 15


Hundreds of devotees swarm the pilgrim relics of St. Therese as they offered prayers and roses to venerate the saint. Touching down at the Laoag airport via military plane, a crowd of local government, school, church and religious leaders welcomed the relics on its fourth visit to the Philippines. Enclosed in a golden reliquary some