2017, August 8

The city government and the city of Telavi in Georgia formalized their ties after signing the sisterhood relationship agreement (SRA) at the Laoag City Hall Conference Room. Laoag mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas, vice mayor Michael V. Fariñas and the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod represented the city government. Georgian consul general Thelmo Luis “Buddy” Cunanan

2017, August 8

An unknown assailant gunned the former Laoag City police chief at Brgy. San Manuel in this municipality on the evening. Retired P/Sr. Supt. Jeffrey Gorospe, 55 years old, married and a resident of Brgy. San Antonio here, was with four other companions when the unknown assailant shot him. Mr. Gorospe sustained gunshot wounds in his

2017, August 2

The local government unit of Solsona received PHP1 million as a reward for being most outstanding rice achiever municipality in the country. Solsona mayor Alexander Calucag received the cash award from the Treasurer of the Philippines for the account of Agriculture Training Institute. The award also comes with a plaque of recognition signed by Department

2017, August

The Laoag police arrested a known drug personality who earlier surrendered in the ongoing “war on drugs”; and her partner in a buy-bust operation. Identified as Arnel Reyes, 40 years old, married, cellphone technician, and a resident of Brgy. 50 (Buttong) this city, the police nabbed the suspect at Brgy. 2 (San Andres) in Bacarra,

2017, July 25

Provincial Capitol employees and residents who were watching the live telecast of a House hearing on the alleged misuse of tobacco funds in Ilocos Norte were elated as the House committee finally released their six co-employees. office’s Bids and Awards Committee and head of the provincial and planning development office; Josephine Calajate, provincial treasurer; Eden

2017, July 23

Men “riding in tandem” shot dead a drug personality in Badoc. The victim has surrendered to the police during the ongoing “drug war” of the Duterte administration. Police Chief Insp. Dexter Diovic Corpuz, Provincial Public Information Officer of the Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office identified the victim as Arnold Quibuyen, 56; resident of Brgy. Mabusag

2017, July 19

Marcos vice mayor Rofel Pambid is now the acting Marcos town mayor following the arrest of his predecessor, Marcos mayor Jessie Ermitanio. Atty. Joseph Apolonio, Department of Interior and Local Government Region I legal officer confirmed this. By law of succession, Messrs. Ermitanio and Pambid took their oath as mayor and vice mayor of Marcos

2017, July 18

With the murder charges relating to the killing of former Marcos mayor Arsenio Agustin still being resolved, the police filed another murder charge against the same suspect—newly installed Marcos mayor Jessie Ermitanio. The charge accuses Mr. Ermitanio of killing a Marcos councilor candidate on November 11, 2015. Police Sr. Supt. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr., Ilocos

2017, July 14

Barely a month after ascending to the mayoralty post, the police arrested Marcos mayor Jessie Ermitanio for multiple murder charges. The Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) accuses Mr. Ermitanio of planning the assassination of former Marcos mayor Arsenio Agustin, whom he replaced by the law of succession just days after the killing. Ilocos Norte

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