All posts by Frank

2016, September

As farmers here brace for farm modernization, they also look forward to trying new things such as the adoption of a Vietnamese onion technology to boost their productivity. Backed by the Department of Agriculture led by Secretary Emmanuel Piñol, the new Vietnamese technology which uses onion tubers as planting materials instead of seeds will be

2016, September

Filipinos of this generation associate nipa palm with the rooftops of old farm huts in the middle of fields tended by their grandparents. But residents of Brgy. Cabaggan in this Cagayan town have known for decades that sap extracted from nipa palm helps the neighborhood make “lambanog” (local wine). Now comes a team of experts

2016, August 31

Gearing for its Aerodrome Certification, Laoag International Airport (LIA) officials and employees staged a successful series of emergency drills. The drills are part of the requirements for LIA’s application to become Aerodrome-certified. The drills aim to ensure LIA’s preparedness, along with their mutual aid partners, to effectively and safely respond to an aircraft accident at

2016, August 29

The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in this city is drug-free. J/Chief Insp. Herminigildo Rivera made this announcement after the mandatory drug testing result was released. The Ilocos Norte police crime laboratory team conducted the drug testing. Mr. Rivera said he and his 15 personnel tested negative. The testing was done through urine

2016, August 26

Attended by airport personnel, local government units’ officials and representatives of the PLDT Group and its wireless unit Smart Communications, the public Wi-Fi was officially launched at the airport’s arrival area to provide fast and reliable internet service to all. With this in mind, the LIA officials officially launched an ultra-fast public Wi-Fi on August

2016, August 20

VETERAN actress Lilia Cuntapay who was dubbed as the country’s “Horror Queen” died at 81 years old at her son’s home in Pinili, Ilocos Norte. Ms. Cuntapay, who died due to a spinal cord illness, was the icon of Ilocos Norte’s annual horror festival ‘Semana ti Araria’ and a mainstay of the  ‘Parada Iloca-locana’ [Ghost

2016, August 19

Showing that the country’s correctional system may still work, the Laoag City Bureau of Jail Management and Penology celebrated the graduation of 17 detainees from the Alternative Learning System (ALS) Accreditation and Equivalency Program of the Dept. of Education. Jail Chief Insp. Herminigildo Rivera congratulated the graduates for SY 2015-2016 during the graduation exercises held

2016, August 11

Responding to the needs for more professionals in the field of renewable energy sector, the staterun Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) launched another specialized course program to advance professional training and managerial capability building of engineers and other concerned stakeholders here. Dr. Prima Fe Franco, MMSU acting president said the Professional Science Master’s in Renewable

2016, August 10

Two well-known cities in the country formalize their bonds through a sisterhood relationship agreement (SRA), which was signed at the Laoag City Hall Auditorium With both their lady mayors representing the city governments, Laoag mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas and San Juan mayor Guia G. Gomez signed the agreement with their respective department heads and punong

2016, August 10

The next time you buy your ‘Abel Iloko’ [handwoven cloth] product, chances are these may have become more intricate and stylish that goes with modern style. Leading the way in reinventing the modern fashionista style of unique abel products in Paoay town are some 10 highly-skilled women from the Nagbacalan Loomweavers Multipurpose Cooperative (NLMC) who

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