2017, November 13

Jose Ma. “Joey” Concepcion, chairperson of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations(ASEAN) Business Advisory Council invited former Piddig mayor, now consultant, Engr. Eduardo “Eddie”Guillen to serve as resource speaker on agriculture. Specifically, Mr. Guillen will speak at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS). Mr. Guillen discuss Piddig’s best practices, including agricultural development thru convergence

2017, November 11

Sarrat mayor Remigio B. Medrano and Pagudpud mayor Marlon Ferdinand T. Sales graduated in the Agribusiness Executive Program of University of Asia & the Pacific (UA&P). Ilocos Norte governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” R. Marcos expressed her warm congratulatory message to Mayor Medrano and Mayor Sales: “It is indeed a great opportunity for our town

2017, November

Before farmers could take that match to light up scattered rice straw in the farm lands, the local government unit of Piddig is offering cash to them should they convert it into organic fertilizer. Former Piddig mayor, now consultant to the Office of the Mayor, Engr. Eduardo Guillen, said this is one way of encouraging

2017, November

Local officials of the Tingguian community of this town, about 38 kilometers from Laoag City assailed the Department of Public Works and Highways and a contractor for not finishing the construction of a bridge, which supposed completion was last year. Nueva Era mayor Aldrin Garvida said the delayed completion of the PHP250 million Bonggo bridge

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,

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