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Windmills can fill in any power shortage
Electric coop may buy from these energy facilities at lower cost due to proximity --INEC president
Written by FREDDIE G. LAZARO posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

LAOAG CITY, August 22 – Energy executives in the province are hopeful that the power produced from renewable energy facilities in Ilocos Norte would fill in the power shortage that is expected to occur in ...

Plant early to beat El Nino, tobacco farmers told
Written by FREDDIE G. LAZARO posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

LAOAG CITY, August 12 – Farmers in the Ilocos region were asked to plant tobacco ahead of the usual cropping season to reduce the impact of the emerging dry spell that is expected to occur ...

1,246 tobacco farmers target 8M seedlings
For NTA’s massive tree planting projects in Regions 1, 2, Cordillera, Mindoro and Rizal provinces
Written by FREDDIE G. LAZARO posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Friday, August 8th, 2014

LAOAG CITY, August 8 – Aside from producing Virginia and native tobacco leaves, tobacco farmers have earned extra income from growing of assorted seedlings for the massive tree planting projects of the National Tobacco Administration ...

MEDY LORENZO “SIGNS OFF”
Veteran broadcaster
Written by Excel D. Guiang posted on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Diomedes “Medy” Lorenzo passed away during confinement at the hospital in Laoag City about 4 a.m. of Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the age of 73 due to lingering illness, relatives said. Lorenzo was former station manager ...

GRO hacked with samurai sword
Written by Excel D. Guiang posted on Monday, August 4th, 2014

LAOAG CITY, Aug. 4–Guest relations officer Marlene Panganiban, 24, single, has a bandage in the forehead and back head when she narrated to reporters how she got her wounds from the hand of a samurai-wielding ...

LGU-Paoay to collect green fees, charges from tourists visiting town’s attractions
Written by Ilocos Sentinel posted on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

PAOAY, ILOCOS NORTE—The municipal government of Paoay here will soon collect green fees and charges from all local and foreign tourists who will be visiting several historical and beauty spots in this town following an ...

20 widowed old folks fooled by false text message
Written by Excel D. Guiang posted on Friday, August 1st, 2014

SARRAT, Ilocos Norte, Aug. 1–At least 20 poor old folks, some partially blind and limping, were deceived by a texter who claimed to be an “employee” of the Ilocos Norte provincial capitol in Laoag City. The ...

Strategies vs. poverty tackled
Written by FREDDIE G. LAZARO posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

LAOAG CITY, July 30- Local executives in Region 1 joined a planning workshop on implementing strategies against poverty that the Department of Social Welfare and Development in the Ilocos conducted recently. The workshop also involved people’s ...

2 jail wardens swap assignment
Written by Excel D. Guiang posted on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

LAOAG CITY – The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology has installed J/Sr. Jerry Palalay as new jail warden of BJMP in Laoag City and J/Sr. Herminigildo Rivera as jail warden of BJMP-Batac City. The two ...

Rotating brownouts rule for more days?
Affected areas: Ilocos, CAR, CagValley and C. Luzon
Written by CRISTINA ARZADON AND JOANNE NAMNAMA PARROCHA posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) said consumers in northern and central Luzon should expect up to four hours of rotating brownouts while energy supply remains low. Lilibeth Gaydowen, NGCP’s communications and public affairs ...

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