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It’s for ‘one team, one dream’ – SPM Mika

By Edward B. Antonio VIGAN CITY – “One team, one dream.” Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Mika Singson Mendoza, chairman of the Provincial Board Committee on Family, Social Services, Sports and Youth Development announced the creation of the Ilocos Sur Sports Development Council (SDC) as a centralized board to oversee the development of sports in the province, […]

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FEATURE STORY: Ilocos Norte bags second consecutive ATOP-DOT Pearl Award

LAOAG CITY – For the second year in a row, Ilocos Norte bagged the second place for Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (local government unit) in the Pearl Awards sponsored by the 18th Association of Tourism Officers in the Philippines and Department of Tourism (ATOP-DOT). bagged the second place for Best Tourism-Oriented LGU (local government unit) in […]

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The healthiest beverage on the planet

By Edward G. Antonio (Part II) 5. Green Tea May Protect Your Brain in Old Age, Lowering Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Not only can green tea improve brain function in the short term, it may also protect your brain in old age. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in humans and […]

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The healthiest beverage on the planet

By Edward G. Antonio (Part 1) When I visited two former students who just got married, our topic did not dwell on raising kids, managing family finances or anything related to marriage. We talked for almost two hours about tea. We talked about white tea, detoxifying tea, green tea, black tea and all kinds of […]

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ASEAN youth forum focuses on teenage pregnancy, illegal drugs, violation against women and children

By Imelda R. Castro, PIA 1, Ilocos Sur VIGAN CITY– Talks on teenage pregnancy, HIV/AIDS, illegal drugs, violence against women and children, and the Rights and Responsibilities of Every Filipino Child, were shared to some 380 students of Metro Vigan during the ASEAN Youth Forum held at the Ilocos Sur National High School in this […]

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Feature: Costumes of ASEAN countries give Asian flavor to World Costume Festival in Vigan City

By Imelda C. Rivero, PIA 1, Ilocos Sur VIGAN CITY (PIA) – To promote further the 50th anniversary of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the country, the costumes of women of the 10 member-states were displayed at the city’s Vigan Culture and Trade Center from October 21 to 27 and were […]

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FEEDING TILAPIAS TO FEEDING POCKETS

By Janine Joy B. Altero, Social Marketing Officer, Sustainable Livelihood Program SAN VICENTE, Ilocos Sur -Apart from furniture making, this town in Ilocos Sur is also known for its Aquaculture industry. Most of the fish cages can be found in the barangays of San Sebastian and Pudoc. Although this livelihood has a high income potential, […]

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Baluarte Zoo, best spot in Ilocos Sur for PIA-ASEAN for information kiosk – Vice Gov. Jerry Singson

By Imelda C Rivero, PIA 1, Ilocos Sur VIGAN CITY – ‘PIA picked the best place,’ – Baluarte Zoo in this city – for the sixth information kiosk of the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) and promotion of the 50th year of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), said Jeremias “Jerry” Singson, the vice […]

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Battle of Bessang Pass: One of the greatest victories won by Filipinos

Feature: By Imelda Castro-Rivero, PIA 1 Ilocos Sur VIGAN CITY – The only battle where Filipino soldiers won over foreign invaders in the Philippines is the Battle of Bessang Pass. This battle which took place on June 1945 ended the Japanese hold on the country after three years. Today, celebrations show how fighters in Ilocos […]

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Feature: ‘Pedya Kamp’ in Vigan binds children with disabilities and their volunteer guides

By Imelda C. Rivero, PIA 1, Ilocos Sur VIGAN CITY – The Pedya Kamp is not only a 10-day period where children with disabilities are given the chance to enjoy various activities that normal kids do. It is also a chance for the children to bind and feel the warmth of care and love of […]

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