DFA sets 2,000 slots for mobile passport services in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, July 24 (PIA) – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) will roll out mobile passport services in Ilocos Norte this coming August 25-26 at the Provincial Auditorium.   The two-day program aims to offer some 2,000 slots for Ilocanos for an easier access in filing and renewing the... Read more

Feature: Alilem: a new and developing tourist haven

ALILEM, Ilocos Sur, July 24 (PIA) – The town of Alilem is becoming a tourist drawer and adds to many reasons why people must visit Ilocos Sur province. Alilem, a fourth-class municipality with a population of seven thousand people speaking the Iloco language and kankanaey dialects, is now push... Read more

Ilocos Sur corn farmers receive hauling equipment

VIGAN CITY, July 20 (PIA) – Farmer members of the Ilocos Sur Corn Cluster Association received two six-wheeler hauling trucks procured by the provincial government during a simple turnover ceremony here the other day. The vehicles were procured using the P3 million cash prize won by the provinc... Read more

Pangasinan coastal waters still red tide-free

DAGUPAN CITY, July 20 (PIA) - Shellfishes and seashells from the coastal waters of western Pangasinan are still free from red tide toxin and are safe for human consumption, as confirmed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).    Shellfish Bulletin No. 21  showed the resul... Read more

Drug clearing efforts in Region I on track – PDEA

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 20 (PIA) – As of July 13, 2017, a total of 482 villages of the 2,829 drug-affected villages in Region 1 are now validated as drug-cleared, 282 of which are in Pangasinan while 202 is in La Union, and 23 each in Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte.    This was announced by Re... Read more

DepEd Ilocos Norte to enforce ‘no soft drinks, no junk foods’ policy

LAOAG CITY, July 18 (PIA) – The schools division of Ilocos Norte complies with the “no soft drinks, no junk foods” policy as stated in Department of Education (DepEd) Order No. 13. The new order or the Policy and Guidelines on Healthy Food and Beverage Choices in Schools and DepEd offices ... Read more

400 males in Pangasinan attend reproductive health counselling

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 18 (PIA) - To intensify the advocacy on family planning (FP) in the grassroots level, the Population Commission (POPCOM) in Region 1 conducted free counseling on Reproductive Health (RH) in Rosales, Pangasinan on Wednesday. The event was one of the highlights of the RH Fai... Read more

ASEAN fora to roll in Pangasinan schools, barangays

DAGUPAN CITY, July 18 (PIA) - In pursuit of informing more Pangasinenses about the goals and benefits of being a member of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), the Philippine Information Agency (PIA), the information arm of the government, is conducting nationwide fora for various s... Read more

Ilocos RDC launches 6-year plan for growth and development

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 18 (PIA) - The Regional Development Council - Region 1 (RDC-1) launched a six-year Regional Development Plan (RDP) for the Ilocos – Pangasinan provinces in a regional road show on July 12 here.   The launching followed after the RDC-1 Full Council Meeting presided ov... Read more

DOH launches surgical caravan in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY, July 18 (PIA) – The Department of Health (DOH) rolled out free medical assistance and operation through launching a surgical caravan in Laoag City.   Highlighting the theme, “To DOH Alaga, May TSekAP na, May Operasyon pa,” the new health program vows to help underprivileged ... Read more

Pangasinan sustains disaster preparedness with new rescue vehicles

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan, July 17 (PIA) - The Pangasinan provincial government affirmed its objective of being a highly responsive local government unit to disasters as it provided more rescue vehicles for Pangasinenses.    Gov. Amado Espino III turned-over two multi-purpose trucks, couple of ... Read more

Ilocos Sur to donate dairy products to Marawi, Ormoc victims

SANTA, Ilocos Sur, July 17 (PIA) - The provincial government of Ilocos Sur is preparing to donate dairy milk products produced in the province to the evacuees affected by the Marawi siege and to the victims of the 6.5 magnitude quake that hit Ormoc City recently. “We had produced dairy milk mor... Read more

MSMEs recognized as agents of economic dev’t

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 17 (PIA) –Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the province were recognized as agents of economic growth during the opening of MSMED Week celebration at the La Union Agri-Tourism Center here on July 11.   This year’s celebration with the theme “7Ms Towards... Read more

Ilocos Sur gov’t strengthens partnership with national government agencies

VIGAN CITY, July 14 (PIA) – The provincial government of Ilocos Sur will convene the national government agencies here on Monday, July 17 at the Vigan Convention Center for a workshop and presentation of the Project RY (Reconnected with You – Enhancing Relationship with Partners). In a state... Read more

No field trips this school year - DepEd

SAN FERNANDO CITY, July 14 (PIA) – The Department of Education (DepEd) in Ilocos reiterates that no field trips will be allowed this school year.   Darius Nieto, regional information officer of the DepEd Region 1, said that Education Secretary Leonor Briones has earlier issued Memorandum No... Read more