2016, August 4


Some Ilocanos living in far flung areas with limited access to oral health may now avail of free dental services courtesy of the Provincial Health Office (PHO). The mobile health dental bus cum clinic—started serving patients on August 4, 2016 at Brgy. Tabug in this city. The air-conditioned mobile dental health bus is equipped with

2016, August


Roel Tolentino alias “Yalip”, 37 years old, married and resident of Brgy. 19 here, was gunned down during a botched buy-bust operation. The police report stated that Mr. Tolentino drew his magnum .22 revolver when he sensed that the buyer-poseur was actually a police officer. The buyer-poseur, reportedly, had no recourse but to defend himself.

2016, August


With the burial scheduled, some Ilocanos in Hawaii are also scheduled to come home to the Philippines to witness the burial. The Ilocanos are mostly the same as those who accompanied Mr. Marcos body to the Philippines in 1993. A native of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte, Engr. Ric Agnes who heads the Marcos for Peace Movement

2016, August


A pure white abel Iloko [handwoven cloth] measuring seven and a half yards is now being prepared as a shroud and pillow case for the scheduled burial of President Ferdinand E. Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani next month. The shroud will go along with the bronze casket imported from the United States of

2016, August


In a surprise mandatory drug testing activity held at the municipal hall, newly-elected town mayor Georgina Guillen said the result turned out all negative. At least 120 municipal employees and elected officials of this town can be the first to claim, they are clean and free from illegal drugs. Led by Ms. Guillen, she invited

2016, August


Motorists can heave a sigh of relief for now. The planned retrofitting of Gilbert Bridge has been reset. The original schedule was August 10 but after a meeting between officials from the Dept. of Public Works and Highways, the contractor Viking Construction and Supply (VCS) and the engineering offices of the Laoag and Ilocos Norte

2016, August


The city government here is set to partner with the Government of Laoag Employees Development Cooperative (GLEDCO) to convert the city’s controlled dumpsite into a sanitary landfill. Though still in the planning stage, city assessor Engr. Ruben Domingo said they have been successful in negotiating for the purchase of 12 hectares of land around the

2016, August


The new Batac mayor began his term by focusing more on giving the business sector all the support they need to succeed. Batac mayor Albert D. Chua stressed that Batac is open for investments from big business establishments and that he would do everything to help them facilitate the government process needed for them to

2016, July 29


Another suspected drug personality was gunned down making him the third person killed in a week, a police report said. Tagged as one of the top drug personalities in this town, Andres Pasalo alias “Daris,” was shot in a police encounter when the victim was subjected to a buy-bust operation at Brgy. San Marcos here.

2016, July 25


The 1 megawatt Sarrat Power Plant is complete and has begun its operation. The newest power plant in the province was formally opened and blessed on July 25, 2016. the solar power plant will further improve voltage quality in the province because of the project proximity to the distribution system which will enhance system efficiency