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

2017, July 5


At least 240 indigent patients in the entire province of Ilocos Norte were the latest beneficiaries of an on-going free checkups and minor surgical operations courtesy of the Department of Health (DOH). Specifically, the project also covers all the patients’ expenses for medicines, follow-up check-ups, cleaning of wounds, and more

2017, July


More Ilocano students aspiring to become medical doctors are excited to study for free at the state-run Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) starting this school year, 2017-2018. Through the years, the country is facing exodus of medical health practitioners such as doctors of various specialization due to high cost of medical education, overseas migration and

July, 2017


Vice mayor and council presiding officer Michael V. Fariñas offered PHP500,000 to any person who could give information on the whereabouts of former Laoag City treasurer Elena V. Asuncion, the prime suspect in the missing PHP85 million case. He appealed to all Laoagueños around the world to help in locating the missing former treasurer. After

2017, July


A Special Investigation Task Group investigating the June 3 killing of Marcos mayor Arsenio Agustin is a step closer to identifying the suspect. The Ilocos Norte police crime laboratory released its DNA examination result which showed that DNA samples extracted from a toothbrush matched those collected from cigarette butts, drinking water and energy drink bottles

2017, July


It was a good day for fishing but almost all motorized fishing boats in Pasuquin town, about 35 kilometers from this city were just lying idle on the shoreline. Asking local fishers here what is going on and they would say, “all the big fish were gone” due to the presence of foreign fishing vessels

2017, June 27


Eight Sangguniang Panlalawigan members declared Rep. Rodolfo C. Fariñas (Ilocos Norte, 1st district) as “persona nongrata.”  Officially known Draft Provincial Resolution No. 2017-06- 080, its first reading was on June 27, 2017. At least 10 board members sponsored the measure namely: Mariano Marcos II, Juan Conrado Respicio, Ramon Gaoat, Vicentito Lazo, Da Vinci Crisostomo, James

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