COMPACTORS & CASH. Ilocos Norte Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc (center) leads the distribution of 17 units of garbage compactors and cash assistance to Laoag City, Batac City, and other municipalities in the province during the ceremonial signing and turnover activities held in front of the Provincial Capitol Building, Laoag City, last March 29. Out of the 23 component local government units, 17 have received a garbage compactor each, while the other LGUs got cash assistance totaling P2.5 million to be spent primarily for environmental projects. (Photo courtesy of PGIN-CMO)