2016, December 14


“Iti daytoy a Paskua ken sumangbay a baro a tawen, sapay la kuma ta itultuloy tayo iti tiempo iti panagi-innayat, pinagsang-sangkamaysa, pinaggi-innawat ken pigbibinnadang iti amin a nasayaat nga iyuswat tayo para iti ing-ingunguten tayo a siyudad ken kasta met iti probinsiya tayo”. She delivered the message during the joint Christmas tree lighting of the

2016, December 8


A lawyer representing the Fort Ilocandia Resort (FIR), insisted that there is no illegal gambling facility in the Laoag hotel. The Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) earlier ordered the casino at FIR closed, following events at Fontana Leisure Park in Pampanga where hundreds of undocumented Chinese nationals were arrested for being undocumented workers. A

2016, December 6


TO FURTHER provide educational opportunities to Ilocano youth, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) will be offering ‘Sirib’ athletic scholarship starting school year 2017-2018. Through the approved Provincial Ordinance No. 005-2016 sponsored by senior Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Matthew M. Manotoc, an estimated 50 athletes will be added to the list of PGIN’s scholarship program

2016, December 5


Following the “personal arrest order” of President Rodrigo R. Duterte to arrest Fort Ilocandia Resort and Casino (FIRC) owner Jack Lam, the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) closed the FIRC casino. The whole hotel has also been ordered closed after the Clark Development Corp. (CDC) suspended its certificate of registration and tax exemption. The

2016, November 20


Thousands of Catholic devotees from all over the province participated in the “Christ the King” event, more popularly known here as “Kristo Rey”. This city, being the site of St. William Parish, hosted the event for the first time in a decade.

2016, November 18


FINALLY, former President Ferdinand E. Marcos was buried—at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB), no less.  The former president’s family decided to inter his remains on November 18, 2016. A Philippine Air Force chopper airlifted the remains from Batac to the LNMB before noon. The former president was accorded military honors.

2016, November 9


A dead fetus was found dead at the Chapel of Candles, just beside the St. Williams Parish this city. Sampaguita vendor  said, in an interview, that when she entered the said chapel, she saw a plastic bag, which she mistook for “bagoong”, [fermented fish paste]. She added that she suspected that it was left behind

2016, November


Brgy. Lagui residents assailed the proposed expansion and conversion of the existing controlled dumpsite here into a sanitary landfill. In a recent assembly and consultation, the residents questioned the operation of the dumpsite and the plan to convert it into a landfill. Laoag City government department heads also attended the said consultation, where the residents

2016, October 28


EMPHASIZING the importance of access to higher education, Ilocos Norte governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” R. Marcos announced that the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) will seek to provide free college education for Ilocano youth. The governor revealed that PGIN, together with Mariano Marcos State University, will shoulder an estimated P30 million worth of

2016, October 20


Facing an unprecedented public storm warning signal (PSWS) no. 5, Ilocos Norte and its residents went ahead to prepare for super typhoon Haima (Lawin), and as a result minimized what could have been heavy damages. Howling winds with moderate to heavy rains toppled electric posts, uprooted trees and destroyed some house roofs here but Ilocanos