Dry spell not yet over: PAGASA-Dagupan

DAGUPAN CITY — Even amid the cloudy skies and light to moderate rains being experienced in Pangasinan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the dry spell is not yet over. Chief meteorological officer Jose Estrada Jr. of the PAGASA station here, said the light to moderate rains are being brought by three … Read More

Pangasinan bus driver, 2 ticket collectors positive for illegal drugs

DAGUPAN CITY — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) said Tuesday that a bus driver and two ticket collectors turned out positive for illegal drug use during the surprise mandatory tests conducted on Monday in Pangasinan. The PDEA, Land Transportation Office (LTO) and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) offices in Pangasinan implemented a surprise … Read More

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

Regional dev’t body identifies Cordillera investment priorities

BAGUIO CITY – The Regional Development Council Economic Development Committee (RDC-EconDev) has identified tourism; hydropower and alternative energy; and business process outsourcing (BPO) as areas of investment that capitalists can look in the Cordillera as a location. The identification of the three areas of investment was based on the priorities of the six provinces and two … Read More

Baguio opens Kennon Road during Holy Week

BAGUIO CITY— The joint inter-agency Task Force Kennon and the Cordillera Administrative Region Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (CDRRMC) have approved the temporary opening of Kennon Road to two-way traffic from April 12 to 22. “To help ease the traffic on the routes coming in and out of Baguio with the expected influx of vacationers … Read More

Cop shot dead in Pangasinan

SAN CARLOS CITY, Pangasinan — A policeman stationed at the Police Regional Office in Region 1 (Ilocos) was fatally shot allegedly by two barangay councilmen of barangay Mabalbalino this city. Col. Wilson Joseph Lopez, provincial director of Pangasinan police, confirmed the incident Wednesday morning in an interview. “The victim identified as Police Corporal Rogeron Ramirez was … Read More