Ex-mayor nabbed for loose guns, ammo

  LAOAG CITY— Police arrested on Thursday a former mayor of Paoay town after a raid on her farm house yielded several loose firearms and ammunition. Armed with a search warrant, personnel of the Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office and the Paoay town police led by Inspector Grandeur Tangonan found various unlicensed firearms in some … Read More

PRC opens service center in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY — Thirty-four-year-old Sheryl Corpuz’s professional license as a teacher is expiring next month. Thanks to the newly-opened Professional Regulation Commission office in San Nicolas town, she will no longer need to travel for hours as the new and only PRC office in Ilocos Norte is just a short distance away from her doorstep. Located … Read More

Magnitude 4.7 quake jolts Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled Ilocos Norte residents 12:59 p.m. Tuesday, state seismologists said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the tremor — with epicenter located at Kilometer 1 southeast of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte — was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 46 kilometers. Intensity 3 was … Read More

Chinese garden in Laoag seen to boost tourism

LAOAG CITY — A Chinese garden overlooking the legendary Paoay Lake is currently being developed as an added attraction for tourists here. This is strategically located near the Malacañang of the North, a former residence of the Marcos family turned into a presidential museum and a favorite venue for wedding receptions. In a recent meeting, the … Read More

Cecid flies threaten Ilocos mango farms anew

LAOAG CITY — It is nearly the season of mangoes again – the Philippines’ national fruit. But the association of mango growers and the provincial government are again concerned of cecid fly infestation here. Cecid fly resembles a bigger mosquito that attacks mango trees at night. They leave circular black marks on the mango fruit when … Read More

PH losing P220-B yearly due to malnutrition

MANILA – More than 29,000 children are dying annually due to the high prevalence of undernutrition in the country, a UNICEF study has stated. “This is about 38 percent of all deaths among Filipino children under five,” UNICEF Philippines nutrition specialist, Joris Van Hees, said during the launch of the Costing Study on Undernutrition, and the … Read More