Ilocano millennials hail SONA

LAOAG CITY — Many young residents of this city watched as President Rodrigo Duterte delivered his second State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday afternoon, and expressed their approval of what the Chief Executive had reported to the Filipinos. As the President spoke of his achievements for the past 12 months, he went off … Read More

Another murder rap filed vs Ilocos town mayor

  LAOAG CITY -— Newly-installed mayor Jessie Ermitanio is facing another murder charge for the killing of a municipal councilor candidate on November 11, 2015. Senior Superintendent Jose Melnecio Nartatez Jr., Ilocos Norte police director, said Wednesday a case of murder was filed before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office at 3 p.m. on Tuesday for being … Read More

Police security beefed up in Ilocos town hall

LAOAG CITY — Additional policemen were deployed at the municipal hall of Marcos town following the July 14 arrest of newly-installed Mayor Jessie Ermitanio in connection to the killing of his predecessor, mayor Arsenio Agustin. Marcos police chief Sr. Insp. Joseph Calderon said they have increased police visibility in Marcos town to maintain peace and … Read More

Laoag gov’t employees told to respect LGBT rights

LAOAG CITY — City government employees here are enjoined to avoid using derogatory terms such as, “bakla”, “tomboy” or “transgender” to address persons of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Addressing all department heads and employees of the Laoag government, City Administrator John Michael Fariñas issued memorandum no. 411 on Tuesday directing them … Read More

P500K reward for info on missing Laoag treasurer

LAOAG CITY — The city government of Laoag is offering PHP500,000 for any information leading to the arrest of former Laoag treasurer Elena Asuncion, who is facing plunder charges and embezzlement of over PHP85 million taxpayers’ money. Photos of Asuncion has been circulating over social media networking sites since Sunday as City Mayor Chevylle Fariñas … Read More

Cinematheque eyed for Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY —- To further promote the cinematic landscape of Ilocos Norte as a film destination, the Philippine Film Export Services Office (PFESO) under the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) is eyeing the establishment of a cinematheque, a media hub to bring in local films to residents here. According to Rogerio Bismonte Jr. … Read More

Ilocanos run for peace

LAOAG CITY — Hundreds of young and old Ilocanos staged a fun run early Saturday to advocate for peace. Led by personnel of the Ilocos Norte Police Public Safety Company (INPPSC), the annual activity is now running for three years. With a registration fee of less than PHP1,000 for the 3K, 5K, 10K and 21K … Read More