San Fernando City's frontline services get Ombudsman's blue certification

SAN FERNANDO CITY, February 20 (PIA) – The Office of the Ombudsman has conferred the Blue Ribbon Certification to this city for its systems and procedures in business registration and licensing, and renewal of business permits.  City Mayor Pablo Ortega received the certification from Deputy Ombu... Read more

DG Mari urges gov't execs to adopt Filipino brand of leadership

ANTIPOLO CITY, February 20 (PIA) - Philippine Information Agency (PIA) Director General Jose Mari Oquiñena has urged government executives from the different agencies in Region 1 to adopt the Filipino brand of leadership in managing the government's services and programs. On Wednesday, Oquiñe... Read more

DTI warns against tobacco sale to minors

DAGUPAN CITY, February 20 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry has warned retailers against selling or distributing tobacco to minors or persons under 18 years old. Provincial Director Peter Mangabat said Republic Act 9211 also known as the Tobacco Regulation Act of 2003 requires all poin... Read more

Mini-hydro power plant to rise in Naguilian, La Union

NAGUILIAN, La Union, February 19 (PIA) – A P1.2 billion-mini hydro power plant capable of producing eight megawatts of clean energy will soon rise in this town. Naguilian Mayor Reynaldo Flores said the power plant aims to provide a low-cost, alternative source of energy and reduce dependence on t... Read more

Special non-working holiday in La Union on March 2

SAN FERNANDO CITY, February 19 (PIA) -  Malacañang has declared March 2 a special non-working holiday in La Union to give residents full opportunity to celebrate the province's 166th founding anniversary. Adamor Dagang, chief provincial information and tourism officer, said Proclamation No. 1... Read more

Philippine Cancer Society mangted libre serbisio medical iti Ilocos Sur

SIUDAD TI VIGAN, Pebrero 19 (PIA) – Libre a serbisio medical ti inted ti Philippine Cancer Society (PCS) kadagiti napapanglaw a babbai ken ubbing iti probinsia idi Pebrero 16 ken 17 sadiay Gabriela Silang General Hospital iti barangay Tamag ditoy a siudad, kuna ni Patch Savellano Singson, asawa ti... Read more

DAR to feature agrarian reform communities in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY, February 19 (PIA) – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) will conduct a localized information drive to feature successful agrarian reform communities (ARCS) in the country. DAR, in partnership with the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), rolled-out its provincial coverage of the... Read more

Ilocos Norte supports tech-voc scholars

LAOAG CITY, February 19 (PIA) - At least 399 "Iskolar ni Manang Imee" beneficiaries enrolled in technical-vocational programs in Ilocos Norte received their stipends in a simple rite at the Centennial Arena on Sunday here. The "Iskolar ni Manang Imee" program in Ilocos Norte was launched in 2012 bu... Read more

Dagupan City holds mobile blood donation, blood typing 

DAGUPAN CITY, February 18 (PIA) – A total of 178 bags of blood were collected from donors during the first mobile blood donation and blood typing activities conducted by the Dagupan City Blood Coordinating Council (DCBCC) at CSI the City Mall here on Tuesday. Mayor Belen Fernandez said the initia... Read more

Group behind recycling venture shows love for environment

ARINGAY, La Union, February 18 (PIA) - To an eco-friendly group engaged in recycling scraps, hearts' month is another occasion to show its love for the environment. Owners of the Balanag Roving Junkers, a group operating as a junk shop since 2014, honored love month by conducting a clean-up dri... Read more

Remembering Father Burgos

VIGAN CITY, February 17 (PIA) - February is also associated with Father Jose Apolonio Burgos, one of the martyred priests of the famous GOMBURZA (Fathers Mariano Gomez, Jose Burgos, and Jacinto Zamora). Burgos was known for his kindness and love of peace among his parishioners that earned the respe... Read more

Pangasinan dads commend Nat'l Science Quest winners

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, February 17 (PIA) – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan here commended the Pangasinense students who won in the 13th National Science Quest held at the Teachers’ Camp in Baguio City recently. During the regular session of the provincial board on Monday, Samantha Glo Revita, Lea L... Read more

Vet advise on avoiding avian pest: vaccinate healthy chicken

VIGAN CITY, February 17 (PIA) - The city veterinary's office advised poultry owners to have their birds and chickens vaccinated while they are healthy to avoid contracting the Newcastle disease virus or avian pest. Dr. Liborio Arca, the city veterinarian, said chickens will stand against any di... Read more

Ilocos Norte backs production of tissue-cultured garlic

LAOAG CITY, February 17 (PIA) - To improve the quality of locally-produced garlic in the province, the Ilocos Norte provincial government has supported the production program of the tissue-cultured garlic here. Tissue culture is a process allowing the replication of a plant with desired characteris... Read more

Solon mulls revival of north railroad transit in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY, February 17 (PIA) -  The revival of the North Railroad Transit which traverses Dagupan City was raised to contribute to Pangasinan's agricultural sector. Senatorial bet Sherwin ‘Win’ Gatchalian talked about the train revival during his visit here when asked about his possible... Read more