Ilocos Norte backs expansion of STL operations

LAOAG CITY — The Ilocos Norte government has backed the expansion of small-town lottery in the province by recognizing its Authorized Agent Corporations (AACs) as extension of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan or Provincial Board unanimously approved on Monday Draft Provincial Resolution No. 2018-10-281, authorizing Governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” … Read More

Ilocanos urged to stop sale, consumption of endangered sea turtle

LAOAG CITY — The Ilocos Norte government is urging all residents to stop selling and consuming marine turtles and their eggs. Through the Provincial Fisheries Division, local environment officials said Tuesday they have been monitoring the stretch of the province’s shoreline from Badoc to Pagudpud towns, the species’ usual nesting area. Provincial Fishery Regulatory Officer Arthur … Read More

Power restored in 465 Ilocos villages

LAOAG CITY—Electricity has been restored in 465 villages in Ilocos Norte, or about 95 percent of the 557 total number, after Super Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) hit the province two weeks ago, Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC) reported Friday. Felino Herbert Agdigos, general manager of Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC), said in a press briefing that … Read More

Quake jolts parts of Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY—A magnitude 4.0 earthquake was felt in some parts of the province at 8:03 a.m. Friday, state seismologists said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was tectonic in origin and with a depth of seven kilometers. Its epicenter was located five kilometers southwest of Marcos in Ilocos Norte. Intensity … Read More

Ilocos Norte donates P300-K for landslide victims in Itogon

LAOAG CITY – The provincial government of Ilocos Norte is donating PHP300,000 for the victims of landslide in Itogon, Benguet. In a special session held at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan on Thursday afternoon, members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) or Provincial Board unanimously approved Draft Provincial Resolution No. 2018-09-273 authorizing Governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” Marcos to … Read More

Ilocos state U reports P86-M loss due to ‘Ompong’

BATAC CITY— The Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) has reported PHP86-million in damage due to the recent onslaught of Typhoon “Ompong” (Mangkhut). The sustained damage, according to Engr. Romeo R. Duldulao, Director of MMSU’s Physical Plant and General Services Division (PPGSD), were mostly on buildings, electrical posts, internet lines, water system, agribusiness, livestock and poultry, … Read More