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1st Native Lechon Festival and Boodle fight

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Ilocos Norte Red Cross Valentine’s Night 2015

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Chinese Cultural Week in Ilocos Norte

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“Sabunganay” dance

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Dancers in Guling-Guling Festival

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ARCHERY TOURNEY. Young archery players Athena Francine Guiang, her sister[...] Full Story - Photo by Photo by Sentinel lensman

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COURT ADMINISTRATOR Jose Midas Marquez (center) of Office of the[...] Full Story - Photo by Lemelyn Ulit

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DULANG FOOD FAIR. Laoag City Mayor Chevylle Fariñas (right) tastes[...] Full Story - Photo by Agserbi 24/7

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Conference of the Provincial Committee on Illegal Entrants

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wreath laying ceremony in honor of 44 SAF troopers

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52 floats compete at Pamulinawen grand parade LAOAG CITY, Feb.15 (PIA) – Thousands of fiesta revelers including foreign and local enjoyed watching the grand parade of  dressed-up floats made of indigenous materials during the  Pamulinawen Festival here. At least 52 floats representing different ... Full Story

‘Listahanan’ picks DSWD INorte top awardee In its effort to accelerate the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in the province by improving the delivery of service and assistance to the poor, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has ... Full Story

Scholars get stipends To eliminate poverty by prioritizing programs on education, Governor Imee Marcos welcomed a new set of Sirib youth scholars during the distribution of their stipends last February 11, 2015 at the Provincial Capitol Auditorium, Laoag ... Full Story

“Excellence as way of life” BATAC CITY, Feb. 3 (PIA) – Graduates of the Mariano Marcos State University, main campus, this city, landed in the Top 10 in the recent 2014 Nurse Licensure Examinations (NLE). The four MMSU topnotchers are: Ralf ... Full Story

OIC Agpaoa fuming mad as eng’g gas pilferage cases rise Officer in charge Fred Agpaoa of the city engineer’s office in Laoag City was fuming mad at his casual employees who were involved in the series of gas pilferage cases. Agpaoa spoke to reporters Wednesday, Jan. ... Full Story

Transmission line proj for Luzon grid LAOAG CITY, Jan. 30 (PIA) – A 230 kilovolt transmission line project from San Esteban, Ilocos Sur to Laoag City is underway to feed power generated from various wind farms in Ilocos Norte to the ... Full Story

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(He was a former video cameraman at PGIN’s Information Office and Tourism Office as well as ABS-CBN TV Patrol Laoag)
I am ALAIN REY G. BARROGA of BRGY, 55 PANDAN, LAOAG CITY, PHILIPPINES, with cellphone number 09174874229 This is a very difficult letter for me to write and many avenues seem to have been closed to ... Full Story

Fariñas eyed for Comelec top post LAOAG CITY—Ilocos Norte 1st district Representative Rodolfo C. Fariñas is being groomed to fill in the vacated top post at the Commission on Elections following the recent mandatory retirement of poll chair Sixto Brillantes. Fariñas said ... Full Story

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PAOAY, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 22–Thousands of people lined up the streets here leading to the picturesque Paoay Church last February 17 when the townsfolk celebrated the annual Guling-Guling Festival, a 600-year old tradition of faith ... Full Story

PH topnotchers from INorte awarded at Sirib night LAOAG CITY, Feb. 18 – The Ilocos Norte provincial government conferred the prestigious Anastacia Giron Tupas and Josefa Llanes Escoda Awards to eight brilliant college graduates, who topped the recent national examinations for nurses and ... Full Story

DSWD I.Norte awarded LAOAG CITY Feb. 14 (PIA) – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) conferred the first Gawad Listahanan Award to Ilocos Norte for using its Listahanan database in the campaign against poverty. Provincial Social Welfare ... Full Story

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Ignoring threat is unwise
Posted in Ilocos Sentinel on February 9th, 2015
Combat soldiers, police/NBI probers,  trial lawyers in criminal suits, judges in criminal court, rival politicians and hard-hitting media men are the usual personalities whose precious lives are commonly at high risk. They are prone to ... Read More

Taiwanese ship vanishing from sight but chase aborted due to no PSB?
Posted in Ilocos Sentinel on February 5th, 2015
Under the cover of darkness, the controversial impounded Taiwanese vessel and its seven foreign crew members made a daring escape from the Currimao seaport in Ilocos Norte at early dawn of last Saturday, Jan. 17, ... Read More

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Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Legarda Hails Vigan Win in New7Wonders Cities
Senator Loren Legarda expressed jubilation over the inclusion of the Historic City of Vigan in the New7Wonders Cities. “I am happy that Vigan made it to the New7Wonders Cities. I congratulate the city government of Vigan, ... Full Press Release

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‘BIRABID’ DOWNS FIVE PIDDIG, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 19–Five people who attended a private lunch here yesterday were believed ... Full Story

BAR MANAGER SLAIN BACARRA, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 18–Videoke bar manager Efren Ian Cid, 37, of Brgy. Corocor, this ... Full Story

CADAVER DUMPED NEAR SCHOOL LAOAG CITY, Feb. 17–The corpse of a male person dumped  in a roadside at the ... Full Story

VENDETTA SURMISED IN TEACHER’S SLAY CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 17–Police probers are looking into the vendetta angle in the ambush-slay ... Full Story

THEFT SUSPECT FALLS PAOAY, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 11–A police character from Batac City was tagged as the suspect ... Full Story

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Lawyer Mariano “Anno” Nalupta Jr, Ex-solon dies at 69 Atty. Mariano Rosario Nalupta, Jr., former Ilocos Norte congressman, vice governor, provincial board member and ... Full Story

Ilocos Mayor dies of cancer BANNA, Ilocos Norte–Banna Mayor Carlito Abadilla has succumbed to colon cancer, report said. His son, Vice ... Full Story

MAYORAL BET NABBED, JAILED MARCOS, Ilocos Norte (Nov. 30)– A mayoral candidate of this town was arrested and jailed ... Full Story

A ‘Prodigal son’ is welcomed back in Paoay Sanggunian PAOAY, Ilocos Norte, (Nov. 7)– Controversial councilor Dante Langaman was likened to a returning home ... Full Story

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Errado a drivers SAEM NGA UMUKUOK. Di mabubos a liday. Agarubos ti lu-lua. Atong nasindian iti paraangan. Simbolo ti nakaam-ames a trahedya. Daytoy ti eksenna dagiti nagpasina kadagiti biktima ti Pariir road accident dita Sarrat, Ilocos Norte. Siam a ... Full Editorial

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‘BIRABID’ DOWNS FIVE PIDDIG, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 19–Five people who attended a private lunch here yesterday were believed victims of alleged food poisoning after they ate a locally preserved  meat of shellfish called ‘birabid’. All victims were taken to ... Full Story

SP seeks DTI help on SME BATAC CITY – As continued support program to help local entrepreneurs, the city council here has sought the technical assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry. City Councilor Violeta Daradar-Nalupta said that the Sangguniang Panglungsod ... Full Story

CHO holds free medical mission LAOAG CITY, Dec. 12 (PIA) – Some 80 local residents in the coastal village of La Paz, this city, have benefited from the free medical and dental mission conducted by the City Health Office as ... Full Story

Nursing aide a rape victim? SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, Dec. 12–Cops under police chief S/I Rodelio Santos quickly conducted a followup operation last night shortly after a nursing aide of a hospital went to the municipal police station here and ... Full Story

1st Ilocos Norte Water Summit offers solution to looming H20 crisis Billed to push for a long-term water management plan in the province, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), together with Ilocos Norte Water District (INWD) and provincial office of Millennium Development Goals (MDG), has ... Full Story

SP asked to aid scholarship grants expansion LAOAG CITY, Nov. 29 (PIA) — The Provincial Education Department here has sought the help of the provincial board to expand the province’s scholarship grants for academic year 2014- 2015. The PED appealed before the Sangguniang ... Full Story

Declare old church as cultural heritage bldg–Mayor Guillen PIDDIG, Ilocos Norte – The local officials of this town have called on the National Commission on Culture and the Arts to declare the 204-year-old Saint Anne parish church here as a national cultural heritage ... Full Story

3 perish in jeep crash NARVACAN, Ilocos Sur – Two security guards and school canteen lady manager of Holy Spirit Academy of Laoag in Ilocos Norte were killed while three other companions were injured Saturday afternoon when an owner-type jeep ... Full Story

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