DOST pushes passage of key S&T bills

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 14 (PIA) – In a Science and Technology Legislative Advocacy Program held March 9 and 10 here, key officials of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) presented vital S&T legislations that are hoped to be among the priority bills this year.    DOST Secretary F... Read more

Another NPA rebel yields to Army troopers in Ilocos

STA. CRUZ, Ilocos Sur, March 13 (PIA) - Another member of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered last week after fruitful negotiations were initiated by the operatives of the army’s 81st Infantry (SPARTAN) Battalion based here. Lieutenant Colonel Eugenio Julio C Osias IV, the commander of th... Read more

Feature: Pangasinan town launches “Discipline Zone”

LAOAC, Pangasinan March 13 (PIA) – With an aim to make residents of the municipality of Laoac more self-restraint, a “Discipline Zone” was launched by the local government here recently. The zone located in Barangay Poblacion here, which is part of the monitoring tool of the local governmen... Read more

Recruitment on for Army, BFP

DAGUPAN CITY, March 13 (PIA) - The Philippine Army recently conducted its pre-entry examinations for qualified applicants at the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology.    Capt. J-Ar Ramos, public information officer of the 702nd Infantry Defender Brigade based in Manaoag town, sai... Read more

COMELEC opens  special registration for women

DAGUPAN CITY, March 13 (PIA)-  The Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Region 1 opened its “One Day Special Registration for Women and Girls” at the Dagupan City Plaza  on March 8 in celebration of the International  Women’s Month.    Ilocos region director Noli Pipo said the natio... Read more

Feature:  Halo-Halo De Iloko in La Union draws worldwide market

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 9 (PIA) -  When someone says he is from La Union, Region 1, or from the Philippines, foreigners would say, “ah, Halo-Halo De Iloko!”   This is one surprising reality these days which shows how the Halo-Halo De Iloko (HHDI), a homey restaurant owned by local Iloca... Read more

TESDA eyes more scholars in new tendering system

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, March  9 (PIA) - The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) eyes more scholars to take up technical - vocational (tech-voc) courses with the launch of its tendering system for scholarships.   Deputy Director General Diosdado Padilla personally hand... Read more

La Union's cleanest, safest and greenest LGUs get P 8M worth of projects

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March  9 (PIA) –Six local government units and four famous inland water destinations in La Union recently received P 8 million worth of environment and agri-tourism related projects for being adjudged as cleanest, safest, greenest, and cleanest inland bodies of water.   ... Read more

Pangasinan offers financial aid to calamity victims in CamSur, Surigao City

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan March  9 (PIA) – Families affected by the recent calamities that hit the provinces of Camarines Sur and Surigao Del Norte will soon benefit from a financial assistance amounting to P1 million from provincial government of Pangasinan.   On Monday, members of the Sanggun... Read more

FEATURE: Health buff Lola ‘Nez:  Not your typical ‘lola’

SAN FERNANDO CITY, March 8 (PIA) - A permanent resident in the Unites States but a proud Filipina. Physically sound and fit at the age of 46. A grandmother of two toddlers namely Arkin, five, and Zoe, four. A staunch advocate of working out.   She is Marinez dela Torre Burnett but known to many ... Read more

Ilocos Norte opens tourism program this summer

LAOAG CITY, March 7 (PIA) – The Summer Tourism Program of the Tourism Office, under the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN), welcomes student applicants, including retirees and senior citizens.   The office is in need of tourism ambassadors, utility personnel, and first aid personn... Read more

9 more dump trucks coming to Dagupan to help solve garbage woes

DAGUPAN CITY, March 7 (PIA) -  Nine more garbage trucks will be purchased by the city government of Dagupan to help solve the garbage problem in this central city.   Mayor Belen Fernandez said the dump trucks will be used in the waste management activities of the city on top of the three tha... Read more

Laoag City supports Women’s Month in an all-gender parade

LAOAG CITY, March 6 (PIA) – All kinds of gender joined in a parade in celebration of Women’s Month, led by the City Government of Laoag and Laoag City Council of Women, on Monday at the Laoag City Hall. Aside from the parade, the Laoag City Council of Women spearheaded major activities such ... Read more

All systems go for ASEAN awareness campaign in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, March 6 (PIA) – The Philippine Information Agency in Region 1 is set to launch various promotional activities on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to begin in Ilocos Norte on March 9 and 10.   With the Philippines’ chairmanship of the ASEAN summit this year, t... Read more

Pangasinenses weigh in on Federalism

DAGUPAN CITY, March 6 (PIA) - Pangasinenses from various sectors shared their opinions and queries about the amendment of the constitution and Federalism in a public consultation led by members of the House of Representatives.   Rep. Roger Mercado, head of the Committee on Constitutional Ame... Read more