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2017, November

The state-run Mariano Marcos State University is encouraging farmers to plant new climate resilient rice varieties to increase their productivity. This planting season, MMSU in collaboration with the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) set up a 1,600-square meter demo farm showcasing its 14 varieties that are resilient to prolonged drought or wet season.

2017, November

Talks about the opening of a satellite office for the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) in Ilocos Norte remain uncertain yet due to lack of personnel. When the San Nicolas mall’s annex building opened last year, the mall operator and the DFA agreed to set up a new consular office at the primary mall building;

2017, November

Following the donation of a 3,61-square-meter lot for the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) expansion, the city government here has now also approved a resolution committing to shoulder the jail’s perimeter fence construction. The lot earlier donated is a Batac government property at Brgy. Magnuang.

2017, October 26

Over the past three years, the North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation (NLREC), which operates an 81-megawatt wind farm at Brgy. Caparispisan in this town, has been growing forest trees as part of its greening program. Local officials and residents here witnessed the ceremonial planting of the 205,000th seedling within the 625-hectare windfarm. In 2014, the

2017, October 12

The municipal government here barged into the top 10 local government units recognized as Galing Pook awardee in the entire country. In the awarding ceremony held in Manila, San Nicolas mayor Alfredo “Boying” P. Valdez Jr. thanked all the people behind the prestigious award in their contributions to innovate practices in local governance of the

2017, October

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 Mutlipurpose Cooperative (NLMC) who learned the new designs courtesy of the state-run Mariano Marcos State University. In partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and its implementer,

2017, October

Town mayor Georgina Salazar-Guillen announced that a new portable water system will soon be operational. The project is part of the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat (Salintubig) program. As per a report, that the on-going potable water system (PWS) project at Brgy. Tonoton in this town is 47% completed. The water dam that

2017, September 20

Thousands of Dingreños [Dingras natives] paid honor to a heroine, Josefa Llanes Escoda in her 119th birthday celebration held at the Municipal Civic Center in Dingras, Ilocos Norte. Ms. Escoda, also known as the “Florence Nightingale of the Philippines”, was a war heroine, great civic leader, and social worker. Ms. Escoda was a well-known Filipino

2017, September 16

The 210 years of commemoration lauds the hardship of Filipinos, especially Piddigeños, in their fight for freedom as they began their revolt on September 16, 1807. The Spaniards prohibition of the production and sale of the sugarcane wine called “basi” brought about the revolution. The battle caused much suppression of their way of life and

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

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