LAOAG CITY, March 9 (PIA) – Buses and jeepneys are now available even at night time from the Laoag capital to at least five destination areas around Ilocos Norte beginning March 6.
Hourly night trips from Laoag to the towns of Pagudpud, Batac, Paoay, Dingras and Bacarra are scheduled at 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to service home-bound commuters including local and foreign tourists.
Gov. Imee Marcos initiated the creation of the Metro Ilocos Norte Council Night Express (MINCNE) to meet the transport needs of night commuters in the next six months on experimental basis.
She noted transport difficulties of tourists, students and the general riding public at night time due to shortage of public vehicles except buses plying the Manila-Laoag-Pagudpud route. (Freddie G. Lazaro, PIA- 1 Ilocos Norte)