El Niño to delay onset of wet season: PAGASA

DAGUPAN CITY — The El Niño phenomenon, which caused severely high and humid weather in the country, continues to weaken but the rainy season is not yet on sight, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Jose Estrada Jr., PAGASA’s chief meteorological officer here, said the rains experienced in the province these … Read More

Pangasinan towns now red tide-free

BOLINAO, Pangasinan — The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 1 (Ilocos) has lifted the shellfish ban on Anda and Bolinao towns in Pangasinan after the latest test on the shellfish samples from these towns yielded negative results. In its latest regional shellfish advisory on Tuesday, BFAR-1 regional director Lilibeth Signey said the … Read More

Smooth turnover of Baguio leadership assured

BAGUIO CITY — Incoming city officials, led by Mayor-elect Benjamin Magalong, are assured of a smooth transition when they assume their posts on June 30. Outgoing Mayor Mauricio Domogan issued on April 16 Administrative Order 049-2019 creating a transition team, in compliance to Department of the Interior and Local Government’s memo circular requiring the different levels … Read More

Female cadet from Ilocos Sur tops PMA Mabalasik Class of 2019

FORT DEL PILAR, Baguio City — The Philippine Military Academy, the country’s premier military institution, announced on Tuesday the top 10 graduating cadets of Mabalasik Class of 2019, topped by Dionne Mae Apolog Umalla of Alilem, Ilocos Sur In a press conference, PMA Superintendent, Lt. Gen. Ronnie Evangelista, said that aside from graduating valedictorian, the 22-year-old … Read More

Espino elected as Pangasinan governor anew

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — Governor Amado Espino III was proclaimed reelected governor of Pangasinan on Thursday by the Provincial Board of Canvassers (PBOC). The PBOC headed by provincial election supervisor lawyer Ericson Oganiza proclaimed Espino, who defeated incumbent Alaminos City Mayor Arthur Celeste with 782,073 votes. Celeste only got 582,872 votes. Espino ran for his second term … Read More