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Barangay officials of Brgy. Bingao, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte

Barangay officials of Brgy. Bingao, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte led[...] Full Story - Photo by Alaric A. Yanos

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THE NEW MUNICIPAL HALL OF PIDDIG. It is one of[...] Full Story - Photo by Photo courtesy of Piddig-LGU

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RELIEF GOODS AT BATAC CITY’S IMELDA CULTURAL CENTER. Folks who[...] Full Story - Photo by Alaric A. Yanos

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KIDS PLAYGROUND. A new playground facility was installed recently at[...] Full Story - Photo by Batac-LGU


Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) National Executive Board

President Benigno S. Aquino III (left) inducts the new officers[...] Full Story - Photo by Office of VM Allan Nalupta

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Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Mercy Mission

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority Mercy Mission arrived in Ilocos[...] Full Story - Photo by Alaric Yanos/PGIN-CMO

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THE LAOAG CITY FIRE DEPARTMENT conducted a Fire Safety Awareness[...] Full Story - Photo by

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U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg at Laoag City Hall

U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg (left) is[...] Full Story - Photo by Photo courtesy of Laoag LGU

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Vigan City’s bid for “new 7 wonder cities of the world” race gets Batac City’s support BATAC CITY— Vigan City’s bid to become one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World got a big boost following the approval of a resolution by the city council to support the campaign. Batac ... Full Story

Solsona’s new tourist attractions bared SOLSONA, Ilocos Norte – Mayor Jonathan de Lara announced that the municipality of Solsona has launched three new tourism sites last September 29, 2014. De Lara said that the first site is the Aguitap Diversion Dam ... Full Story

US Ambassador meets Laoag officials
Sir Goldberg warmly welcomed at the City Hall
On September 03, 2014, the U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, Philip S. Goldberg, paid a quick visit to Laoag City, arriving at 02:00 in the afternoon at the City Hall and proceeded directly to the ... Full Story

Free concerts by Parokya ni Edgar, Rocksteddy Marcos Fiesta will give a back-to-back treat to Ilocanos as Parokya ni Edgar and Rocksteddy, two of the most sought after OPM rock bands, are set to perform free concerts this September. Slated on September 11, ... Full Story

Mass vaccination program launched
Non-immunized kids are illness-prone or carrier of polio, measles--Dr. Arca
SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, Sept. 4 – The Department of Health (DOH) has unveiled the Measles Rubella-Oral Polio Vaccine (MR-OPV) mass immunization program here which provides free anti-measles and anti-polio vaccines to children ages five ... Full Story

Ilocanos mark birth anniversary of Ablan Sr., a World War II hero LAOAG CITY, August 31 (PIA) – Residents here marked the birth anniversary of World War II hero, the late Ilocos Norte Governor Roque B. Ablan Sr. The celebration, called Ablan Day, was pursuant to Republic Act ... Full Story

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Archery school in Laoag now accepting enrollees for children ages 5 & up Children ages 5 years old and above are invited to come and enroll for the BASIC TUTORIAL LESSON in the first-ever Archery Range in Laoag City and Ilocos Norte. Bonnie Ilovino Espiritu, who is the designated ... Full Story

EDC mulls solar farm in Burgos
Town council reviews project plan to ensure it will be environment-friendly--Mayor Garcia
BURGOS, Ilocos Norte—Aside from the ongoing wind farm project in this fifth-class municipality of Ilocos Norte, a solar farm project is being proposed to rise soon in this northern coastal town, Mayor Cresente Garcia reported. He ... Full Story

City gov’t eyes P600M budget for 2015 LAOAG CITY—The city government has proposed an estimated P600 million annual budget for the coming 2015, officials reported. Laoag Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas said that the estimated figure was based on the preliminary hearings for next ... Full Story

P2M repair materials given as calamity aid LAOAG CITY – Demand for construction materials has gone up after Typhoon Mario slammed Ilocos Norte causing damages to many homes across the province. As this developed, the provincial government supplied more than P2 million-worth of ... Full Story

‘Scubasurero’ targets underwater solid waste
MMSU’s frontliners in coastal clean-up campaign in Ilocos Norte since 2007
CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte – Researchers from a state-run university in Ilocos Norte have proven that scuba diving is efficient in ridding beaches of litter. Dubbed as “scubasurero,” the beach clean up team was formed by the ... Full Story

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Cheers to Colonel Jeff
Posted in Ilocos Sentinel on October 6th, 2014
Three months ago, I wrote in this corner a police item titled SUPT. GOROSPE NOW DESERVES TO BE FULL-FLEDGED C.O.P (Sentinel, July 7-13, 2014). It was also posted in the Sentinel website whose site meter ... Read More

Who can explain this freak SUV accident?
Posted in Ilocos Sentinel on September 15th, 2014
Bizarre. Phenomenal. Mysterious. I could not fathom why it happened. I’m referring to the Sept. 13, 2014 shocking incident in Batac City wherein 13 people attending the late ex-congressman Anno Nalupta’s funeral were rammed and ... Read More

Press Release

Monday, May 12th, 2014
Gov’t allots P6.8-M for President Aquino’s attendance in ASEAN Summit in Myanmar
The government has set aside P6.8 million for President Benigno S. Aquino III’s participation in the 24th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar from May 10 to ... Full Press Release

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3 suspects on ex-BoCap slay nabbed PINILI, Ilocos Norte (October 3) – For one year and ten months, the family of ... Full Story

Balikbayan loses P1.2M worth of jewelry LAOAG CITY (Sept. 6) – A balikbayan lost her assorted jewelry valued at P1.2 million ... Full Story

Balikbayan loses P1.2M worth of jewelry LAOAG CITY (Sept. 6) – A balikbayan lost her assorted jewelry valued at P1.2 million ... Full Story

Bingao-Paoay border road: dumping ground of bodies SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, Sept. 5–In many instances in the past, several bodies of suspected ... Full Story

BLOODBATH: 1 DEAD, 5 WOUNDED PASUQUIN, Ilocos Norte, Aug. 27–Blood spilled in the house of Benny Paez at Brgy. Sta. ... 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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Ex-priest Fr. Batoon laid to rest
Cancer victim
LAOAG CITY (Oct. 2) – Former Catholic priest Fr. Roberto Batoon, a cancer victim, was laid to his final resting place at the Catholic cemetery here yesterday, October 1. His priests-colleagues came in full force ... Full Story

Farm animals shelters during typhoons mulled LAOAG CITY, September 26 – Animals need temporary shelters, too during storms. With this in mind, the Ilocos Norte provincial is looking to put up animal shelters in the villages where farm animals could be ... Full Story

59 police graduates in CIC LAOAG CITY – P/Sr. Supt. Antonio Mendoza Jr., Officer in Charge of PNP Provincial Office, said that at least 59 of his men have graduated in the recent Criminal Investigation Course. The 45-day course, he said, ... Full Story

MMSU-Laoag beats NWU rival in Marcos debate cup 2014 The Mariano Marcos State University-Laoag Team won for the second time the Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Debate Cup held on September 10, 2014 at the Laoag City Auditorium. With the topic “Haanmi a kayat nga agbalin a ... Full Story

Wellness drive aims to boost healthy lifestyle To promote physical, mental and psychological fitness among the Ilocanos, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte will hold a Wellness seminar on September 6, 2014 at 8 am-12 pm at the Ilocos Norte National High ... Full Story

DPS patrol car catches fire LAOAG CITY, Sept. 5– The Pajero patrol vehicle of the Department of Public Safety caught fire in the middle of the road near the Laoag Bell Tower here. The burning car incident was captured by ... Full Story

Cow kills farmer LAOAG CITY, Sept. 1–Elderly farmer Ricardo Domingo was attending to his cow near a creek in Brgy. Madiladig, this city when the animal went berserk and gored him in the chest, police said. Fellow farmers ... Full Story

Laoag City reinvents community service LAOAG CITY, Aug. 29 (PIA) – The Laoag City government has reinvented its mobile outreach program which seeks to deliver primary services to the grassroots communities. Formerly known as Rang-ay ti Barangay, the community program is ... Full Story

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