PNP aims zero case of firecracker injury, indiscriminate firing

LAOAG CITY—The Philippine National Police (PNP) is eyeing zero incidence of firecracker injuries and indiscriminate firing during the New Year’s revelry in Ilocos Region. During the command visit to Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office on Saturday, Chief Supt Romulo Sapitula, Police Regional Office (PRO1) director, ordered his men to “intensify their campaign on crime prevention … Read More

NTA awards outstanding tobacco growers

LAOAG CITY—The National Tobacco Administration has cited eight outstanding tobacco growers for the crop year 2017-2018 during the awarding ceremonies held at the NTA building in Batac, Ilocos Norte on Monday, December 17. Under the burley and native tobacco categories, the awardees were Fredelito Lapitan of Balaweg, Nagbukel, Ilocos Sur; Juan Dumpit of Parian Oeste, … Read More

Qualified Ilocos Norte seniors to get burial, medical assistance

LAOAG CITY—Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board) of Ilocos Norte on Monday approved an ordinance granting burial and medical assistance to qualified senior citizens of the province. Sponsored by Senior Board Member Matthew Joseph Manotoc, Draft Ordinance No. 2018-10-063 aims to assist less fortunate senior citizens who struggle with the financial burdens of medical … Read More

Multi-sectoral group signs deal to boost tobacco growing

LAOAG CITY—A group composed of farmers, buyers, local government units and the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) signed a memorandum of agreement on Wednesday to revitalize tobacco growing in the province. Starting the cropping year 2018-2019, the provincial government and some tobacco-growing municipalities in Ilocos Norte will directly be involved in the Tobacco Contract Growing System … Read More