2017, June 9


Public schools in the entire province are expecting to welcome about 87, 569 enrollees but as of June 9, 2017, only a total of 85,091 students have so far attended classes from Kindergarten to Grade 12. With a decrease of 2.76 percent, Ilocos Norte schools division superintendent Vilma Eda is hopeful some of these students

2017, June 6


Two more hydroelectric power plants are set to break ground in the mountainous towns of Solsona and Nueva Era courtesy of FDCUtilities Inc., a subsidiary of Filinvest Development Corporation.FDC representatives Engr. Neil Guillen and Mirable May Perez paid a courtesy call before members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on June 6, 2017 to seek their support

2017, June 5


Hundreds of local farmers gathered in front of the Provincial Capitol, holding placards and streamers expressing support to the leadership of Ilocos Norte governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” R. Marcos. This is in light of an on-going investigation in the House of Representatives regarding the alleged anomalous transactions in the purchase of motor vehicles from

2017, June 5


Welcoming over 87,000 learners in Ilocos Norte public schools, the Department of Education (DepEd) here made sure everything is in place. Except for some minor repair of school facilities and overcrowding in some urban areas, the Ilocos Norte schools division led by the newly installed superintendent Vilma Eda reported the June 5 opening of classes

2017, June 3


Marcos mayor Arsenio Agustin was inspecting the on-going construction of a small water impounding dam at Sitio Cabua-an, Brgy. Mabuti here on the morning he was shot by a still unidentified gunman. found Mr. Agustin, 61 and RusmarValencia, 35, a backhoe driver lying on the ground and soaked with blood at about 11:40 am. Two laborers

2017, June


One year after it was discovered, the missing PHP85 million from the city government’s coffers here remain at that—missing. Laoag mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas explained that the Commission on Audit is still investigating the issue; more than a year now after former Laoag City government treasurer Ma. Elena Asuncion flew the coop by leaving the

2017, June


Piddig, the country’s first and largest national convergence program for coffee host joined 19 other participants on value-added agriculture products workshop held in Taiwan. Exclusive for Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and South Asian countries, former Piddig mayor Engr. Eduardo “Eddie” Guillen, currently a consultant to the Piddig mayor, represented the Philippines

2017, June


The on-going rehabilitation of a 4.9-kilometer Nalasin-Sungadan-Langiden farm-to-market (FMR) road in this water catchment basin town of Ilocos Norte is seen to boost economic livelihood here by at least 20 percent once completed. Worth PHP67,330,338.99, the project is under the World Bank-supported Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) with 10 percent counterpart each from the Department

2017, May 12


The Laoag City schools division officially kicked off this year’s “Brigada Eskwela” at the at the Ilocos Norte Regional School of Fisheries (INRSF) in Brgy. La Paz, this city. With this year’s theme, “Isang DepEd, Isang Pamayanan, Isang Bayanihan Para sa Handa at Ligtas na Paaralan,” the Department of Education aims to focus on resilience

2017, May 11


Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas personally received the city’s award as among the top livable cities in the country during the awarding ceremonies held at the New World Manila Bay Hotel. Ms. Fariñas said Laoag was awarded based on the city’s improved emergency response and rescue equipment. She thanked the Manila Times, which spearheaded the search