Dagupan emphasizes freedom from poverty, corruption in Independence Day celeb

DAGUPAN CITY, June 12 (PIA) - Independence must significantly mean freedom from poverty, sickness, corruption, financial and economic crisis, and drugs.   This was emphasized by Mayor Belen Fernandez who served as guest of honor and speaker during the city’s celebration of the 119th Philip... Read more

Ilocos Norte set to deploy second batch of SPES beneficiaries

LAOAG CITY, June 9 (PIA) – A total of 300 in and out-of-school youths (OSYs) are ready for deployment as beneficiaries for the Special Program for Employment of Students (SPES) on June 13.   Ann Marie Lizette Bitancor, head of the Public Employment and Service Office (PESO) in Ilocos Norte,... Read more

MTRCB pushes for intelligent viewership in Ilocos Sur

VIGAN CITY, June 9 (PIA) – The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) intensifies its “Matalinong Panonood” advocacy and how it helps empower every Juan and Juana to be able to wield the system in evaluating content in television and film through a briefing with Ilocano r... Read more

Continuous trial system to address prolonged trial of cases – Judge Concepcion

SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 9 (PIA) – The judiciary will be implementing its continuous trial system in criminal cases in all trial courts nationwide effective September, Judge Victor O. Concepcion of Branch 66 Regional Trial Court 1 said.   “Starting September 1, 2017, the courts would impl... Read more

Tagalog News: DOLE nagbigay ng tulong-pinansyal sa mga manggagawa sa Ilocos Sur

LUNGSOD NG VIGAN, Hunyo 9 (PIA) – Nasa 160 mga manggagawa sa lalawigan ng Ilocos Sur ang tumanggap kamakailan ng tulong-pinansyal mula sa Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) upang matulungan silang madagdagan ang kanilang kinikita. Ipinaabot ni Direktor Nathaniel Lacambra ng DOLE sa Rehiy... Read more

DOLE issues pay rules for June 12 holiday

VIGAN CITY, June 9(PIA) – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) issued a labor advisory on the payment of wages and other benefits for June 12, a regular holiday holiday across the nation in observance of the 119th Philippine Independence Day. The DOLE ensures that workers from the priv... Read more

Ilocos Sur to join nation in Independence Day celebration

VIGAN CITY, June 9 (PIA) – The province of Ilocos Sur is one with the nation in the observance of the 119th anniversary of the proclamation of Philippine independence on Monday, June 12. To raise awareness about the celebration, a huge Philippine flag has been displayed in front of the Provinci... Read more

PRC mobile outreach yields high turnout

LAOAG CITY, June 9 (PIA) A huge increase of number of professionals renewed their license through the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) mobile outreach at the Ilocos Norte Provincial Capitol last June 3.   The PRC has partnered with the province’s Public Employment and Service Office... Read more

‘Black garlic’ to boost garlic production in Ilocos Norte market

BATAC CITY, June 9 (PIA) – Ilocos Norte’s golden seed will soon have a new ‘black’ version with the help of a Japanese firm specializing in garlic production.   Headed by Kimio Tarakada, the Japan Garlic Industry and Tarakada Garlic, Inc., has forged partnership with the Ilocos Norte... Read more

Power generation deficiency causes unscheduled brownout in Ilocos, CAR

SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 8 (PIA) - The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) has reported that power generation deficiency caused the unscheduled power outages in the past two days in some areas in Regions 1 and Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).   On Tuesday, June 6, the ma... Read more

Bloggers, info officers pledge to support ASEAN advocacy

LAOAG CITY, June 8 (PIA) – Local bloggers and information officers pledged their support to communicate the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its benefits in the country during the recent ASEAN conference in Ilocos Norte.   About 50 bloggers and information officers from th... Read more

Congressmen inspect dev’t projects in North Luzon

DAGUPAN CITY, June 8 (PIA) - In a bid to personally oversee where the government fund is going, some 85 members of the House of Representatives embarked on a five-day journey to North Luzon to inspect development projects in the regions.   House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Majority Floor Le... Read more

Dengue-free villages in San Fernando City receive recognition

SAN FERNANDO CITY, June 7 (PIA) – With no cases of dengue in 2016, 13 villages of this city were recognized today, June 7, as dengue-free during the kick-off of the Dengue Awareness Month celebration.  This year’s celebration with the theme “Eskwelahan, Palengke, Simbahan at Buong Komunida... Read more

DENR Region 1 kicks off Environment Month

AGOO, La Union, June 7 (PIA) –The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Ilocos once again takes the lead in promoting awareness in protecting Mother Earth as the nation observes Philippine Environment Month this June.   On Monday, June 5, both the regional office of the ... Read more

DTI rolls out ‘Balik Eskwela’ discount caravan in Ilocos Sur

ILOCOS SUR, June 7 (PIA) – The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-Region I has rolled out its Balik Eskwela Diskwento Caravan in two department stores here in time for the opening of classes in June. Joyce Ann Segui-Sabado, information officer of DTI-Region I, said the annual Balik Eskwela ... Read more