2017, February


President Rodrigo R. Duterte appointed a 23-year old youth leader from Ilocos Norte as the new Commissioner at Large of the National Youth Commission. After receiving the official appointment papers from the Office of the President, James Caesar Ventura, a native of Brgy. Manalpac in Solsona met with NYC Commissioner Aiza Seguerra on for his

2017, January 25


Over a hundred fishermen in Ilocos Norte vowed to support the national government’s program on food security and sustainable fisheries management as they received around 12-million worth of fishing livelihood materials courtesy of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR). Apart from the tilapia fingerlings, additional fish landing centers were also turned-over to them

2017, January 14


The Philippines budget airline Cebu Pacific (CEB) suspended flights to Laoag without any further public advisory. The Civil Aviation Authority confirmed this on late Friday January 13, 2017 following the budget airline’s last flight to Laoag City. Without any official announcement yet from the airline management, it is very unfortunate that the airline decided to suspend

2017, January 12


With the assistance of the Ilocos Norte provincial government, The “Mango King” Ricardo Tolentino and his association of mango growers here formed a task force to contain the spread of “kurikong.” “Kurikong” is the damage caused by cecid flies to green mangoes. Based on initial report, some affected areas already include the towns of Currimao,

2017, January 9


Residents here have acceded to the proposed expansion of the city’s controlled dumpsite at Brgy. 54-A (Lagui -Sail). The proposal expands the facility into nine hectares and would be converted into a fully functioning sanitary landfill.

2017, January 6


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) turned 13 ambulance units to the Provincial Governments of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), Ilocos Sur, and Abra in a joint ceremony held at the Provincial Capitol Auditorium. The Ilocos Norte government received six ambulance units—exceeding Ilocos Norte Gov. Ma. Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos’ initial request for two units. The ambulances

2017, January


Domestic helper in Hong Kong who hails from this town has captured the hearts and admiration of Ilocanos here, a 33-year old single mom as her life story has been featured in a documentary film entitled, “Sunday Beauty Queen”, which is one of the entries in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). A graduate

2017, January


In the small barangay of Lumbaan, this town, at least 25 farmers have seen a great opportunity to increase their income and at the same time to rekindle their sense of pride through reviving a dying cotton industry. Elders recall Lumbaan used to have cotton fields, an important raw material in the making of inabel

2016, December 22


STREAMLINING emergency response for Ilocanos, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte and the Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) launched the Provincial Incident Response Management (PIRM) 911 on December 22, 2016. PIRM 911 allows for quick response from public safety agencies and other law enforcement offices to anyone in the province. This is in line

2016, December 20


Teachers and students of the Currimao National High School (CNHS) here enjoyed a happy Christmas as they exchanged gifts, played parlor games and participated in songs and dances on Tuesday afternoon only to be horrified hours later when a fire broke out at the administration building at past seven o’ clock in the evening.