Lantern contest highlights ‘Earth Hour 2017’ in La Union

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 27 (PIA) - San Fernando City on Saturday evening joined millions of people worldwide in celebrating the Earth Hour. The observance of Earth Hour here was highlighted by a lantern contest wherein eco-friendly and recyclable entries in the shape of an endangered animal or p... Read more

Over 400 students target for SPES in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, March 27 (PIA) –The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Ilocos Region has announced that over 400 students in Ilocos Norte will be benefitted from the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) this summer. According to DOLE-1 Regional Director Nathaniel Laca... Read more

‘Alibata’ is incorrect, says NCCA

STA. MARIA, Ilocos Sur, March 27 (PIA) – Contrary to what has been taught in schools, the Philippines’ ancient alphabet is actually called the “Baybayin,” not “Alibata,” clarified by an official of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) in a youth forum held here recentl... Read more

Ilocos Sur gov’t supports Duterte’s war against illegal drugs

VIGAN CITY, March 27 (PIA) – To empower the commitment of the community in fighting illegal drugs, the provincial government of Ilocos Sur spearheaded an Anti-Illegal Drugs Summit on March 22 at the Vigan Convention Center here.   Governor Ryan Luis Singson said this is in line with Preside... Read more

PENRO, groups urge Pangasinenses to join Earth Hour

DAGUPAN CITY, March 23 (PIA) - The Provincial Environment and Natural Resources office urged Pangasinenses to not just observe but to actively participate in the worldwide Earth Hour slated on Saturday, March 25 from 8:30-9:30 in evening. Leduina Co, PENR Officer of Pangasinan, said the Earth Ho... Read more

DILG-R1 to showcase Dagupan village in barangay assembly

DAGUPAN CITY, March 23 (PIA) - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Region I is set to showcase a village in Dagupan City in the simultaneous nationwide Barangay Assembly set on March 25. Derick Dawis, chief local government operations officer of Dagupan City, said DILG h... Read more

PIA to launch info kiosk in La Union to promote ASEAN

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 23 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) through its La Union Information Center will open to the public an information kiosk at the CSI Mall here. Freddie G. Lazaro, officer-in-charge of the PIA-La Union, said the launching of the kiosk set on March 29 is one... Read more

BIR-1 targets P1.8 trillion tax collection for 2017

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March 23 (PIA) – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Ilocos Region officially launched its 2017 tax campaign program on Thursday at the Sison Auditorium in Lingayen town. BIR Commissioner Caesar Dulay, who spearheaded the kick-off ceremony of the tax filing season in ... Read more

DTI to consumers: ‘Patronize firms with Bagwis Seal’

DAGUPAN CITY, March 23 (PIA) – To ensure that buyers get the best offers, good and quality products as well as reasonable prices, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) here advised consumers to patronize firms that have been conferred with Bagwis Seal of Excellence. Peter Mangabat, provinc... Read more

53 PWDs graduate from year-long training

DAGUPAN CITY, March 23 (PIA) – Fifty-three persons with disability (PWDs) from Regions 1, 2, 3, and the Cordilleras proudly marched in the 54th graduation rites held Wednesday in Dagupan City. Elizabeth Manuel, training center superintendent of the Area I Vocational and Rehabilitation Center ... Read more

Nene Pimentel educates university students on federalism

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 21 (PIA) – “Federalism will speed up the development of the country and will put an end to the rebellion of the Muslims in Mindanao,” former Senator Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr., said during a recent forum initiated by the student council of a state university here... Read more

LTFRB to passengers: ‘Be vigilant’

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 21 (PIA) –The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Regional Office 1 urges passengers to be vigilant in reporting any form of unlikely encounters with public transport owners and operators.     Lawyer Veronica T. Peralta said their office re... Read more

BIR targets P15.6 B tax collection in Ilocos Region for 2017

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan March 20 (PIA) - The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Region (RR) 1 targets to collect for 2017 at least P15.6 billion taxes in Ilocos Region which is 30 percent higher from its collection of only P12 billion last year.     On her speech during the kick-off ceremony ... Read more

PIA, NCCA to hold youth forum on the promotion of culture and arts

STA. MARIA, Ilocos Sur, March 20 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) in the Ilocos and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) will hold a youth forum on March 22 at the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC) here for the promotion of culture and arts in the regi... Read more

La Union students battle in ICT Summit

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 20 (PIA) – Sixty-three students and 19 coaches from six state universities and colleges (SUCs) in La Union competed recently in the 2nd eGov Awards and in the first ever Inter-School Hackathon Competition as part of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Summi... Read more