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FLORAL PARADE. Winners in the recent Search for Little Mr.[...] Full Story - Photo by

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NEWLY CROWNED LITTLE MISS AND MR. LAOAG CITY 2017. Cyrene[...] Full Story - Photo by Agserbi 24/7

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Ilocos Norte Vice Governor Angelo Marcos Barba leads the awarding[...] Full Story - Photo by Alaric Yanos/PGIN-CMO

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Matilde Nery (second from left), Provincial Librarian and her staff[...] Full Story - Photo by i-Hub

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Newly-acquired ambulance for Laoag City CDRRMC headed by Dr. Melvin[...] Full Story - Photo by Agserbi 24/7

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NEWLY-CONSTRUCTED SOLSONA MUNICIPAL POLICE STATION. PCSupt. Gregorio R. Pimentel, Regional[...] Full Story - Photo by Samuel Samson

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LAOAG CITY Mayor Chevylle Fariñas leads other city officials in[...] Full Story - Photo by Agserbi 24/7

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NEW “3G” PLAYGROUND. Gov. Imee Marcos and senior provincial board[...] Full Story - Photo by Alaric Yanos/PGIN-CMO

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Solsona Mayor Alex Calucag (center, standing) poses with the twenty-seven[...] Full Story - Photo by Office of Mator Alex Calucag

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Sarrat Mayor Remigio B. Medrano (standing, 5th from right) awards[...] Full Story - Photo by Municipal Government of Sarrat, Ilocos Norte

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“Tiendani Gob” showcases Ilocos Norte products The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) held “Tiendani Gob” to exhibit local products and livelihood of the province as part of the 199th year foundation anniversary celebration yesterday, February 6. Provincial officials, led by Governor ... Full Story

3 IN mayors are in the narco-list, says Gov. Imee LAOAG CITY – Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos revealed that at least three Ilocos Norte mayors are allegedly in the narco list of President Duterte. She told reporters that there are also barangay officials, including barangay ... Full Story

Trike driver dies in road accident   BANGUI, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 7–A farmer who drove a kurong-kurong (improvised tricycle) with no headlight was killed in a road accident that occurred at Brgy. Baruyen, this town last night, a report said. The victim in ... Full Story

18-wheeler truck hits trike: 1 hurt CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 6–Market vendor Nora Balabala was hurt and unconscious when an 18-wheeler cargo truck sideswiped a tricycle she was riding in last night on the national highway at Brgy. San Simeon, this ... Full Story

Bicentennial, FEM centenary countdowns highlight Ilocos Norte’s 199th foundation anniversary The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) bicentennial countdown and countdown to the centenary of Former President Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM) highlighted the 199th year foundation anniversary celebration of Ilocos Norte yesterday, February 2. Governor Imee ... Full Story

Cagayan farmer survives fall   SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 01–Joel Tayama, a farmer from Brgy. Curva, Pamplona, Cagayan, survived an accidental fall early this morning from the second floor of an unfinished residential house in the outskirt of this ... Full Story

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311 PNP recruits undergo training
Composed of 100 females and 211 males
CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO, San Fernando, La Union – A total of 311 newly appointed police recruits bid farewell to their respective families and loved ones as they departed for one-year training after they ... Full Story

RD Acuña inspects “Tulay ng Pangulo” project in Laoag The newly appointed regional director of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in region one, visited Ilocos Norte recently to inspect some of the projects of DAR in the province. Acuña, a former provincial agrarian reform ... Full Story

Publisher’s daughter wins Little Miss Laoag City 2017 title Cyrene Isobel S. Guiang Beauteous and witty child Cyrene Isobel Sor Guiang, 4 years old, was crowned  Little Miss Laoag City 2017 on Feb. 3  after she won in the beauty and brains competition among Day ... Full Story

“I. N. is nation’s 1st ISO certified province”
The accreditation timely for the province’s bicentennial celeb next year
The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) was granted ISO 9001:2015 certification by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on January 30, making it the first province nationwide to receive this accreditation. ISO is a non-governmental ... Full Story

Ilocos Norte crime rate down by 60%
Index crime: From 1,500 in 2015 to 600 in 2016
Citing a strong partnership with the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) and their relentless drive against crime, Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Director S/Supt. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. reported that crime rate in Ilocos Norte ... Full Story

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Hoping it’s an honest mistake   
Posted in Ilocos Sentinel on February 12th, 2017
Issue: February 6-12, 2017 Education Sec. Leonor Briones visits Ilocos Norte for a DepEd confab. She looks frail with her age. She walks with close-in aides to safeguard her from accidental fall. In public service, age doesn’t ... Read More

Isobel brings home the crown
Posted in Ilocos Sentinel on February 5th, 2017
Cyrene Isobel Sor Guiang wins the Little Miss Laoag City 2017 title Aged 4 and tagged as female candidate #9, she’s one of the youngest bets. Petite yet she dwarfed ‘em all when she emerged at ... Read More

Press Release

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
Bello to jobseekers: Browse PhilJobNet
Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III urged jobseekers to visit and browse the PhilJobNet for job opportunities and register in the system for easier job matching. “Our local job market offers plenty of vacancies. At the ... Full Press Release

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Coop exec survives assassination try
His car’s steering wheel saves his life
BATAC CITY, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 7–Erwin Dumlao y Diokno, 51, married, of Brgy. 11, Laoag ... Full Story

Ex-soldier hacks neighbor SARRAT, Ilocos Norte, Feb. 6–A former army soldier allegedly hacked and wounded his neighbor Angel ... Full Story

3 angles in Mandac slay case—Balles   LAOAG CITY, Jan. 24—Supt. Edwin Balles, city police chief, said that they were looking into ... Full Story

DOTA gamer slain by pal LAOAG CITY (Jan. 14) – Following an alleged heated argument over a DOTA game, a ... Full Story

20-year-old girl stabbed to death    LAOAG CITY (Dec. 12) – A still unidentified suspect stabbed to death a 20-year-old girl ... Full Story

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Two Badoc top officials suspended Town Mayor Arlene Torralba and husband Vice Mayor Tom Torralba of Badoc, Ilocos Norte were ... Full Story

Mayor Agustin not bothered on Marcos town as election hot spot Marcos town Mayor Arsenio Agustin said that he doesn’t see any wrong on the decision ... Full Story

VM Albano questions plan of LGU Vintar to purchase heavy equipment VINTAR, Ilocos Norte – Vice Mayor Rowland Albano said that he is not in favor ... Full Story

Paoay’s former political allies to fight each other in May 2016 polls PAOAY, Ilocos Norte – The saying “there are no permanent friends or no permanent enemies, ... Full Story

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Talaguding iti maysa nga agbalin nga school supt Published date: February 6-12, 2017 Nasdaaw ni Gob. Imee Marcos ti naipadamag ken kuana a naiyalud-od ti dua a bulan ti panagserbi ni Madam Arceli Pastor a kas schools division superintendent iti Ilocos Norte. Nagpakada isuna ... Full Editorial

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Runners group implements new projects Around 300 residents of West Riverside, Laoag City benefited from the recent outreach program of the Bad Circle Runners (BAD), an organization of runners in Laoag City and Ilocos Norte. Members of indigent families were given ... Full Story

DOST scholar dreams high, ranks top 2 in engineers’ board exams “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” This was shared by Engr. William M. ... Full Story

New Zealander lady pedals 2000kms in Phl coasts with a mission Anna Dawson from New Zealand is in Ilocos Norte, on the last leg of her journey biking 2000kms along the Philippines coasts. The aim of the cycle was to raise awareness about the threat of ... Full Story

GLEDCO to venture on city garbage collection –CVF
It offers to build, manage Laoag modern sanitary landfill
LAOAG CITY (Dec. 7) – GLEDCO (Government of Laoag Employees Development Cooperative) is offering its services to collect the garbage materials of all city residents here, Mayor Chevylle Farinas said. GLEDCO, the flourishing employees-run cooperative in ... Full Story

Traditional loom weaving brings livelihood, prestige to Ilocana weave master SAN NICOLAS, Ilocos Norte, November 18 (PIA) – Traditional loom weaving has brought livelihood and prestige for an Ilocana weave master. At 92, master weaver Magdalena Gamayo, who hails from the outskirt Barangay Lumbaan, Pinili, Ilocos ... Full Story

72% decrease of dengue cases this year –PHO reported LAOAG CITY – The Provincial Health Office reported that dengue cases in the whole province have significantly dropped this year. Dr. Josephine Ruedas, PHO head said that data shows that from January to November this year ... Full Story

Kampania kontra ‘rabies,’ balligi iti Ilocos Norte CURRIMAO, Ilocos Norte, Nov. 22 (PIA) – Balligi ti kampania kontra “rabies” iti Ilocos Norte babaen iti Communities Against Rabies Exposure wenno CARE Project a nagtinnulungan nga ingannuat ti Global Alliance for Rabies Control (GARC) ... Full Story

Security Guard trainees will be on duty soon The Security Guard trainees from the Pre-Licensing Training Course on Security Guard of the Sustainable Livelihood Program (SLP) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development – Field Office 1 (DSWD-FO 1) will soon acquire ... Full Story

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