In San Fernando City, lower cracker victims, zero stray bullet

SAN FERNANDO CITY, January 7 (PIA) – The San Fernando city police reported a drop in firecracker victims and zero incident of stray bullets during the 2015 revelries.  Supt. Julius Suriben, San Fernando police chief, said eight victims of blasting were recorded during the 2015 New Year celebrati... Read more

2015 firecracker victims in Region 1 drop

SAN FERNANDO CITY, January 7 (PIA) - Fewer firecracker injuries were recorded during the recent Christmas and New Year revelries in Region 1, an officer from the Department of Health in Ilocos (DOH) said.  David Zaragoza, health and promotion officer of the DOH Region 1, said that 280 blast-relate... Read more

Alaminos City gets funding aid for market, ambulant vendors

ALAMINOS CITY, Pangasinan, January 7 (PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has turned over some P1.2 million to the city government of Alaminos recently as part of the agency’s integrated livelihood program. Of the amount, P600,000 is intended for the establishment of a common s... Read more

Pangasinan to honor war veterans anew

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, Jan. 6 (PIA) - Pangasinan will again honor war veterans as it marks the Pangasinan Veterans Day on January 9 in time for the 71st Anniversary of the Lingayen Gulf Landings. Gov. Amado Espino, Jr. said the event is held annually to commemorate the historic event when United Sta... Read more

UP Subol Society to hold ‘Padunungan’ 2016

DAGUPAN CITY, January 6 (PIA) – The University of the Philippines Subol Society (UPSS)-Diliman and Baguio chapters is all set for the “Padunungan 2016” on January 7-8 at the Dagupan City People’s Astrodome here. Padunungan is an annual inter-campus competition among elementary and secondary... Read more

Historic Cabugao town catches up as tourist haven in Ilocos

CABUGAO, Ilocos Sur, Jan. 6 (PIA) - This historic town  dubbed as the “Boracay of the North” is now a tourist destination because of its rich history, panoramic beaches and shorelines covered in white sand. Town councillor  Benedict Savellano said that the Ilocos Surians Association of Hawaii... Read more

PRC offers mobile services to professionals in Pangasinan

DAGUPAN CITY, January 5 (PIA) – The Professional Regulation Commission (PRC)-Baguio Regional Office will again deliver its services closer to professionals in Pangasinan through its mobile outreach services set for this month. The mobile outreach service called “Araw ng Propesyonal” intends t... Read more

Ilocos Sur barangay health workers now provide blood pressure monitoring

VIGAN CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA) – The provincial government has provided barangay health workers with a blood pressure apparatus complete with training on how it is used to better respond to residents' health needs. Zenaida Pulido, BHW president, said the apparatus was distributed last month and has... Read more

Young artists focus on Ilocos heritage sites as art pieces

LAOAG CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA) – Once a month, a group of young painters and sketchers here goes outdoors and create their pieces out of heritage and tourism sites around Ilocos Norte. Khervin John Gallandez, 23, of Likhang Sining Group of artists in Ilocos Norte, initiated the monthly gathering of loc... Read more

FEATURE: In San Fernando City, tighter smoking ban now in effect

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA) – This city has started implementing a firmer policy against public smoking adding to a growing number of local governments in La Union that eyes smoke-free zones. Last December 19, City Ordinance No. 2014-02 or the smoke-free ordinance took effect repealing a simi... Read more

Harsher ban on public smoking takes effect in San Fernando City

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Jan. 4 (PIA) - This city has joined the list of growing local governments that banned public smoking with its new anti-smoke ordinance that took effect last December 19. Government policies against public smoking find their origin in at least four laws: R.A. 8749 or the Clean Air... Read more

Malacanang bares regular and special holidays for 2016

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 4 (PIA) – President Benigno S. Aquino III issued Proclamation No. 1105 declaring the national holidays to be observed in 2016 to allow the businessmen, various offices, both public and private, and schools to plan their activities. The regular holidays and special non-working d... Read more

10-hour power outage in Urdaneta City, 7 Pangasinan towns on January 6

DAGUPAN CITY, Jan. 4 (PIA) – The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has set a 10-hour power outage in seven towns and including Urdaneta City in Pangasinan on Wednesday, January 6 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The scheduled power interruption will affect the towns of San Manuel, Binalona... Read more

Ilocos Norte records show more Ilocanos now with jobs

LAOAG CITY, January 4 (PIA) – Employment rate in Ilocos Norte has risen to 35 percent in a five-year period from only three percent in 2010, the provincial Public Employment Services Office (PESO) said. According to Provincial PESO Officer-in-charge Lizette Bitancor, the conduct of various job fa... Read more

Pag-IBIG to employers: Use electronic payment, collection facility

URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan, Jan. 3 (PIA) – The Home Development Mutual Fund or Pag-IBIG Fund has informed all employers in Pangasinan that remittance of membership contributions and loan payments using the electronic system of the Fund’s partner-banks is now mandatory. Crisente Cayabyab, assista... Read more