Magnitude 5.0 quake jolts Laoag

LAOAG CITY — A magnitude 5.0 earthquake was felt in this part of Luzon at 9:33 a.m. Monday, state seismologists said. With the epicenter located at 42 kilometers southwest of Calayan Island in Cagayan province, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake was tectonic in origin and had a depth of 11 kilometers. … Read More

Ilocos Norte offers free tours for Holy Week visitors

LAOAG CITY — The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte is again offering free trips to its popular tourist destinations during the Holy Week. Aian Raquel, Provincial Tourism Officer of Ilocos Norte announced Friday that from April 18-20, government-owned vehicles, usually the red buses will transport passengers visiting various church pilgrimage sites and also tourism landmarks along … Read More

Ilocos Norte farmers brace for dry spell

LAOAG CITY – The effects of dry spell are now being felt in the province of Ilocos Norte prompting residents to take same precautionary measures and for farmers to adjust their planting calendars.  Cynthia Iglesia, head of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Laoag station, said the dry spell could extend up to … Read More

Ilocos Norte to honor young achievers anew

LAOAG CITY — The Ilocos Norte provincial government is again accepting nominations for outstanding Ilocano youths who excelled in their respective fields of endeavor. Dubbed as the “Sirib Awards 2019”, the annual event is another highlight of the 201st foundation anniversary of Ilocos Norte where outstanding residents of Ilocos Norte will receive commendations. Weenter Ventura, … Read More

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