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2014, April 6 – 10

For the first time in Ilocos Norte history, hundreds of potential youth leaders from the entire province will converge in one place for a summer leadership camp set on April 6 at the Dungo-dungon estate in Burgos. Hosted by the provincial government of Ilocos Norte, the five-day Sirip leadership camp consists of an intensive workshop

2014, April

Most of the cottages and other structures built on the foreshore area surrounding the “Blue Lagoon,” the town’s favorite tourist destination in Brgy. Balaoi, have been removed, enabling tourist to enjoy an unobstructed view of the white sand and clear waters of Pagudpud. The DENR required resort owners in January to take down permanent structures,

2014, April 3

Bangui – Mayor Diosdado I. Garvida issued a statement on April 3 that the gun-toting issue lodged against him “is absolutely false, corrupted by people opposed to my untiring drive to bring good governance to my town.” The gun-toting issue stemmed from incident March 31, when Mayor Garvida went to Brgy. Banban to try to

2014, April 3

Seven college scholars of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte are set to graduate with honors or cum laude this school year. Of the 115 honor graduates to lead a total of 1,972 graduating students to march at MMSU on April 3, seven are academic scholars of the provincial government

2014, April 2

Laoag City stamped its class again as it was named the cleanest, greenest and safest city in the entire Ilocos Region. The award was given by the Regional Development Council through the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on April 2 at a hotel in Bauang, La Union

2014, March 31

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has step up investigation on the reported illegal hunting of birds and cutting of trees in Adams, an emerging eco-tourism destination recently declared as the “last frontier of dipterocarp forest.” On April 2, personnel of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office based in neighboring Bangui town visited

2014, March

Garlic production in Ilocos Norte is declining. Of the average total production of 8,231 metric tons of garlic bulbs in 2005, the industry has suffered a major setback in the succeeding years until the yield went down to a low 5,436 metric tons in 2013. The production failure due to crop’s vulnerability to bulb rot

2014, March 31

“Welcome His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, first Ilocano Cardinal of the Holy Roman Church.” Cardinal Olando “Orly” Beltran Quevedo, after 67 years he returns to his home province as the first Ilokano cardinal. Quevedo spent his elementary years (Grade 1-3) at the Shamrock Elem. School in Laoag City before his family moved to Marbel, South

2014, March

Burgos – More trees have to fall, to give way to the on-going construction of the largest wind farm in the Philippines, which is targeted for commissioning in the last quarter of this year. After eight months of full construction work, the Burgos wind project (BWP) of the Lopez-led Energy Development Corporation (EDC) in Ilocos

2014, March 18 – 20

Nueva Era – At least 30 Tingguians in this town’s newest eco-tourism destination graduated as full-pledged tour guides with the seminar the Department of Tourism in cooperation with the Nueva Era government conducted on March 18-210 for free.

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