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

PDEA mulls livelihood assistance for marijuana planters

CAMP DANGWA, Benguet — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Cordillera mulls giving livelihood assistance to marijuana growers as solution to its unabated cultivation in the region, an official said Tuesday. PDEA-Cordillera Regional Director Edgar Apalla said they will coordinate with the concerned local government units (LGUs) to prepare a proposal regarding an alternative livelihood program … Read More

Baguio eyes 4Es to solve traffic woes

BAGUIO CITY — The perennial traffic problem in this city might be addressed by the application of the 4Es — engineering, enforcement, education and enactment of proper traffic laws, a traffic engineer said on Monday. “Kailangan walang mawawala sa apat (None of the four should be left out),” said Ted Tan, a volunteer of the Traffic Transport … Read More

Hydroelectric power plant eyed in Pangasinan

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan — The Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC) Philippines Inc.- FDC Renewable Corporation is seeking the endorsement of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) for the construction of a 26-megawatt hydroelectric power plant in San Nicolas, Pangasinan. Mirabel Mae Perez, corporate social responsibility officer of FDC, said on Monday the firm already got the service contract from the … Read More

Baguio chills as mercury drops to 12 degrees Celsius

BAGUIO CITY — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has recorded the lowest temperature in this city at 12 degrees Celsius early Tuesday. “The temperature can even go lower as the peak of ‘amihan’ (northwest monsoon wind) strengthens until February. This is the lowest recorded temperature for this month,” PAGASA Baguio weather synoptic … Read More