2017, September 14


An explosion froma suspected improvised explosive device (IED) killed a 51-year-old woman and severely injured her husband. The explosion occurred at Brgy. 22, in this city at about 6:45 am. The explosion instantly killed Noemi Macario Fiesta. Her husband, Cresencio Saladino Fiesta. Witnesses said Mrs. Fiesta was inspecting a box in their porch when it

2017, September 10


Originally inaugurated in 1977, the monument, sculpted by Italian Giuseppe Marinucci, was for Mr. Marcos’ 60th birthday and was originally beside the current Marcos Museum. The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) officially turned over the biographical marker of Former President Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM) at the recently-relocated “Daytoy ti Bannawag” monument in this

2017, September


A Japanese car manufacturer prefers hiring Ilocano graduates of automotive technology servicing. Amelito J. Cardenas, Marcos Agro-Industrial School administrator this as the manufacturer based in Sta. Rosa, Laguna had been accommodating on-the-job trainees from Ilocos Norte for over two years now. For this year, Mr. Cardenas said they sent about 10 trainees to Laguna to

2017, September


With the Dept. of Science and Technology finally giving its approval, the dream of having a science high school in this city became a reality. The Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) already issued a certification approving the proposed school site.

2017, September


The Sangguniang Panlungsod here approved the partial allocation of PHP2 million for the purchase of lots for the sanitary landfill project. The City Development Council (CDC) certified passed unanimously. During the deliberations, however, councilor Franklin Dante A. Respicio asked if the city’s appraisal committee has checked the proposed area for the project. The proposed area

2017, September


Two months after declaring Rep. Rodolfo “Rudy” C. Fariñas as “persona non-grata”, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan recalled the June draft resolution. SP member Vicentio “Toto” M. Lazo also mentioned that the provincial board will also pass a “resolution of apology” to formalize their “sincere intent”. He added that the House of Representatives is the addressee of

2017, September


The city government here found Brgys. Salet-Bulangon and Balatong as possible sites for a sanitary landfill. This came after the planned partnership with the Government of Laoag Employees Development Cooperative (GLEDCO) to build and operate a sanitary landfill at Brgy. Lagui-Sail here was cancelled.

2017, August 26


The city government here expressed its full support to President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s executive order banning smoking in all public places. Laoag mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas said they established the Laoag Smoke Free Task Force and deputized the PNP and Traffic Enforcers to implement Executive Order No. 26. In addition to this, she said she

2017, August 24


A handwoven cloth locally known as “Abel Iloco” holds a distinction as one of the most sought-after Ilocano product here and abroad. In Paoay, Ilocos Norte, loom weavers remain competitive as they are known to produce durable and stylish inabel clothing designs. Twenty-five years ago, a Brgy. Nagbacalan resident, Charito C. Cariaga, founded the Nagbacalan

2017, August 21


In a recent visit of a team from the Ilocos Norte Provincial Public Safety Command along with its municipal counterparts to promote peace and counter anti-terrorism threats in the barrio, they met with villagers and offered food to at least 21 day-care pupils of Abkir Child Development Center. Running for two years now, the police