Ilocos Norte eyes home for the aged

LAOAG CITY — A home care facility for the aged is being considered to be established in Ilocos Norte courtesy of the provincial government. Dr. Josephine Ruedas, Officer-in-Charge of the Provincial Health Office, said it is about time for a home for the aged to be established in the province and all throughout the country. … Read More

Ilocos Norte vies for best tourism-oriented LGU

LAOAG CITY — Showcasing Ilocos Norte’s vibrant tourism industry, the province of Ilocos Norte presented its bid on Friday (Sept. 22) as the “Best Tourism-Oriented Local Government Unit” in the country. Aianree Raquel, provincial tourism chief, said a panel presentation was held at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in Metro Manila to present … Read More

DepEd-Ilocos Norte eyes ISO certification

LAOAG CITY — The Department of Education (DepEd) Schools Division of (SDO) of Ilocos Norte is eyeing International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 certification as it continues to improve its services into world-class quality. The ISO standards require an organization to enhance customer satisfaction through effective and efficient application of its system and processes. Of … Read More

Currimao mayor dies at 83

LAOAG CITY— Mayor Rosario Chua-Go, one of the longest-serving mayors of Ilocos Norte, died at the age of 83. Her daughter, Vice Mayor Gladys Go-Que, confirmed this on Monday and said that the mayor’s body is still at the Christ the King Parish in Green Meadows, Quezon City. She died in the evening of September 2 … Read More

2,000 Ilocos Norte students get TESDA scholarship

LAOAG CITY —A total of 2,000 scholarship grants were awarded to Ilocos Norte students on Saturday by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). During a ceremony held at the student center of Northwestern University of Laoag, TESDA Director General Guiling Mamondiong urged beneficiaries to focus on taking skilled courses as these are highly … Read More

Young ‘star’ farmer starts green revolution

LAOAG CITY — Twenty-seven year-old John Lei Ganiron is a rising star in organic farming. He is an “Outstanding Young Farmer” awardee in Batac City who pioneered in automated hydroponics technology last year, growing lettuce and other high-value vegetables. A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Communications Engineering, he opted to follow in … Read More

Ilocos Norte biz group opposes 4-day work week

LAOAG CITY — The president of Ilocos Norte chapter of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry has opposed the newly-approved Congressional measure allowing a four-day work week by increasing the normal daily work hours. Last week, Congress approved on third and final reading House Bill 6152, a measure seeking to institutionalize a “compressed work week … Read More

Department of Tourism

  LAOAG CITY — The Department of Tourism (DOT) is endorsing a village-initiated tourism project to invite more investors and tourists in Burgos town, one of Ilocos Norte’s major tourist destinations and home to the largest wind farm in Southeast Asia. In Poblacion, village officials are pushing for the development of an Amianan tourism village, covering … Read More