2018, May 31

Thousands of devotes of the La Virgen Milagrosa de Badoc, the revered Patroness of Ilocos Norte, witnessed the Pontifical Coronation of her image, the Feast of the Visitation of Our Lady, at her shrine at the St. the Baptist Parish in the town of Badoc. Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle led the solemn rites

2018, March 22

Works had started to restore the bell tower and perimeter walls and to retrofit the church’s buttresses and roofing of the 207 years old St. Anne Parish Church in Piddig

2018, March 14

The Department of Agriculture (DA) High Value Crops and Rural Credit in cooperation with the DA Region 1 field office kicked off the first Ilocos Region Garlic Summit at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena. The first garlic summit’s theme: “Crafting of the 5-Year Roadmap for the Philippine Garlic Industry Development.” In the Ilocos Region, climatic

2018, March 12

Citing the increase of petroleum products, the Federation of Tricycle Association of Laoag (FETAL) filed a petition for a tricycle and calesa fare increase in this. FETAL is asking for a PHP2 increase; from the current PHP11 to PHP13 for the first kilometer, and an additional PHP2 per additional kilometer thereafter. The group added that

2018, March 2

The Ilocos Norte government is seeking more ambulances from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Governor Ma. Imelda Josefa Marcos to request for six units of ambulance. Sponsored by the committee on health and sanitation, the PCSO requires Draft Provincial Resolution 2018-02- in compliance to

2018, March 1

The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) unveiled a commemorative marker of the 100-year-old Ilocos Norte Capitol building to the public. The marker recognizes the Capitol’s historical significance to the lives of the Ilokanos in this northern gateway of Luzon. Builders completed the Ralph Harrington Doane-designed structure in 1925. Engr. Jose Paez, who became

2018, March

Juan Luna Memorial Academy recently celebrated its 87th Foundation Day with Atty. Ameurfina A. Respicio, consultant on Women of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, as crowning guest and speaker. The late former Ilocos Norte 2nd district Congressman Roman Campos founded the educational institution. The late lawmaker also served as judge of the Court of

2018, March

Officials and residents of this town are rejoicing as its dome-less belfry will soon be restored courtesy of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP). Bacarra mayor Nicomedes dela Cruz reported that the NHCP through director Rene Escalante on his recent visit to Ilocos Norte, assured about PHP50 million for the restoration of this

2018, February 26

The Sangguniang Bayan here ratified a resolution from the Municipal Development Council to appropriate the municipality’s tobacco excise tax share for the local farmers. Piddig’s tobacco excise tax share is PHP125 million. After the approval, Piddig mayor Georgina Salazar-Guillen expressed her appreciation to the members of the Sangguniang Bayan on their munificent effort. “It is

2018, February 26

A travel company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates is set to explore the famous Paoay sand dunes of Ilocos Norte for possible tourism investment partnership. The Dubai company visit is a “big deal” for Ilocos Norte as talks are on-going for the company to pour in some investments here. The Royal Blue Tour, an