Ilocos Region ranks 5th in terms of GRDP in 2016

SAN FERNANDO CITY, May 15 (PIA) – Ilocos Region posted a 3 percent increase in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) from 5.4 percent in 2015 to 8.4 percent in 2016, making the region the fifth fastest growing economy nationwide. This was reported by Director Socrates Ramores of the Philippine... Read more

‘End Hunger Summit’ to fight poverty, malnutrition

SAN FERNANDO CITY, May 12 (PIA)- With an end goal to raise awareness on fighting poverty and addressing hunger, the city government of San Fernando has partnered with several groups for a noble cause recently. The activity dubbed as “End Hunger Summit” gathered different organizations and gov... Read more

More health centers to rise in Dagupan villages

DAGUPAN CITY, May 11 (PIA) - More health centers will soon rise in Dagupan villages with the near-completion of health buildings that would bring services closer to the people.   Mayo Belen Fernandez said health services is one of the top priorities of the city so that residents would not ha... Read more

PIA in Ilocos to gather various sectors in a gender-responsive talk

SAN FERNANDO CITY, May 11 (PIA) – Pursuant   to   the   government’s   mandate   to   ensure all   appropriate   means   to   eliminate discrimination against women, Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) sectors, the Philippine Inf... Read more

Feature: New agriculturist from La Union optimistic for the agri sector

AGOO, La Union, May 11 (PIA) – “We are the hope of the country not only as the youth referred to by Dr. Jose Rizal but as ‘mga kabataang magsasaka’,” Nikah Dulatre beamed. Dulatre, a graduate of the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University in Rosario town placed ninth among the 927 ... Read more

Ilocano News: Panagtitinnulong para ti naballigi a “Brigada Eskwela,” nakiddaw

VIGAN CITY, May 11 (PIA) – Kidkidawen dagiti mangidadaulo iti Ilocos Sur National High School (ISNHS) ti panagtitinnulong dagiti umili, nagannak ken negosiante para ti naballigi a pannakaisayangkat ti “Brigada Eskwela” ita a tawen ditoy. Kuna ni Reynan Soriano, maysa a maestro ken mangidaul... Read more

Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition 2017-2022 to reduce malnutrition

ILOILO CITY, May 10 (PIA) – “Health and nutrition is everybody’s concern,” Secretary of Health and National Nutrition Council National Governing Board Chair Paulyn Jean B. Rosell-Ubial said during the recent launching of the Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) 2017-2022.   ... Read more

Feature: Preservation of Vigan’s heritage through festival of the arts

VIGAN CITY, May 9 (PIA) – Vigan’s heritage is not only celebrated and promoted for preservation during the World Heritage Solidarity Festival in September, but also during the Viva Vigan Binatbatan Festival of the Arts in May.   “It is very timely that you have this festival in May as ... Read more

Feature: Vigan, proud city of Philippine Father of Labor Union

VIGAN CITY, May 9 (PIA) – This city is proud of its outstanding son, Isabelo de los Reyes, the father of labor union in the Philippines.   “We must remember what Don Belong accomplished for our country, not only during the celebration of Labor Day, but all throughout the year,” said Mar... Read more

Feature: La Union drug treatment and rehab center nearing reality

SAN FERNANDO CITY, May 9 (PIA) – The proposed La Union Satellite Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center is nearing reality as the Department of Health – Regional Office 1 and the Provincial Government of La Union recently led the groundbreaking ceremony.   Dr. Myrna C. Cabotaje, DOH-1 r... Read more

New buildings to rise at Pangasinan capitol complex

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, May 8 (PIA) – Two new buildings namely “Abong na Dayew” (Hall of Fame) and Training Center II are set to be constructed by the provincial government at the Pangasinan Capitol Complex in this town.   Governor Amado Espino III, who led the ceremonial ground breaking ... Read more

ERC holds training-workshop for energy journalists in North Luzon

LAOAG CITY, May 8 (PIA) – The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) hosted a training-workshop on energy regulation reporting to help journalists in North Luzon understand more about energy sources and energy regulation, and get ideas and resources for energy-related stories. Under the Continuing ... Read more

Pangasinan farmers receive farm equipment from DA, prov’l govt

STA. BARBARA, Pangasinan, May 8 (PIA) - Farmers associations from 35 towns of Pangasinan received farm mechanization equipment from the Department of Agriculture and the provincial government here to help boost their farm produce.     Gov. Amado Espino III and Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand... Read more

PhilHealth warns public against unaccredited health units

ILOCOS SUR, May 7 (PIA) – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)-Regional Office I informs the public that the application for renewal of PhilHealth accreditation for 2017 of two health care institutions (HCIs) here has been denied due to lawful and justifiable grounds.   ... Read more

NGCP provides school supplies to pupils in Pangasinan

SAN MANUEL, Pangasinan, May 5 (PIA) – Pangasinan public school children received early gifts in a form of school bags containing school supplies through the “Gamit ni Bulilit” project of the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines(NGCP). Lida May Lopez, head of corporate initiatives a... Read more