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I. Norte gets 3rd Rice Achiever Award anew
The province’s rice production increased by 2.16% in 2015 compared to 2014
Written by Jennifer T. Pambid, PGIN-CMO posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Sunday, April 24th, 2016

For the third time, the Province of Ilocos Norte was cited by the Department of Agriculture as one of the Agri-Pinoy Rice Achiever Awardees in the entire country for achieving rice sufficiency for the year ...

IN hits lowest poverty rate-PSA
From 2012 to 2015, Ilocos Norte is included in the least poor cluster provinces
Written by John Michael Mugas, PGIN-CMO posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Sunday, April 17th, 2016

With aggressive programs focusing on poverty alleviation, the province of Ilocos Norte reached the lowest poverty incidence rate in Region 1 at 15% in 2015, the Philippine Statistics Authority said. PSA defines poverty incidence as the ...

7,747 voters can’t vote in Laoag City
Written by Ilocos Sentinel posted on Sunday, April 17th, 2016

LAOAG CITY – City Election Officer Atty. Julius Balbas has reported that at least 10% of the total voting population of the city was disenfranchised in the coming May 9 election. He said that 7,747 of ...

PNP chief order: Ensure SAFE 2016
D/Gen. Marquez commends accomplishment of INPPO on the Lambat Sibat Ops, peace & order, etc
Written by Freddie G. Lazaro/PIA1-Ilocos Norte posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Thursday, April 14th, 2016

LAOAG CITY, April 6 – Philippine National Police chief Director General Ricardo Marquez has urged police ground commanders to closely coordinate with other government agencies to help guarantee a Secure and Fair Election (SAFE) on ...

African Ambassador visits Laoag City
Written by MCA/CJDG/JM, PIA1-Ilocos Norte, OJT posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Thursday, April 14th, 2016

LAOAG CITY, April 14 – City government officials warmly welcomed South Africa Ambassador to the Philippines Martin Slabber during his first visit to Ilocos Norte on Monday. Slabber arrived in the province early Monday morning and ...

Gov. Marcos named Outstanding Governor of the Philippines anew
Written by Mizpah Grace G. Castro, PGIN-CMO posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Monday, April 11th, 2016

Distinguishing her consistent performance as a proactive leader urging the transformation of Ilocos Norte for the past six years, Governor Imee R. Marcos received the Outstanding Governorship in the Philippines Award 2016 for the second ...

PGIN partners with DOST-ICTO in ‘Tech4Ed’ implementation
Written by John Michael Mugas, PGIN-CMO posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Sunday, April 10th, 2016

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte has partnered with the Department of Science and Technology–Information and Communications Technology Office (DOST–ICTO) in implementing the ‘Tech4Ed’ in the province, the Provincial Education Department reported. According to DOST–ICTO, Tech4Ed ...

DOST cites Ilocos Norte as country’s best BPO site
Written by Freddie G. Lazaro posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Friday, April 8th, 2016

LAOAG CITY, April 8 (PIA) – The Department of Science and Techonology (DOST) has awarded Ilocos Norte as one of the country’s outstanding alternative hubs of Information Technology–Business Process Management (IT-BPM). Governor Imee Marcos received the ...

400K tourists flock to I.N. on Holy Week
About 91% increase compared to last year data
Written by John Michael Mugas, PGIN-CMO posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Monday, March 28th, 2016

More than 400,000 day tourists spent their Holy Week vacation in Ilocos Norte, surpassing last year’s 232,678, the Ilocos Norte Tourism Office reported. INTO head Aianree Raquel disclosed that the surge of tourists during the holidays ...

NGCP assures no ‘blackout’ on May 9
It asks AFP, PNP to help secure transmission lines and towers
Written by Freddie G. Lazaro posted in Ilocos Sentinel on Sunday, March 27th, 2016

LAOAG CITY, March 27 – The National Grid Corporation of the Philipplines (NGCP) has assured no power transmission-related brownout in Ilocos Norte during the May 9 elections. Lilibeth P. Gaydowen, NGCP’s North Luzon public affairs officer, ...

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