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“Budong” and “sapit” still practiced in upland municipalities

VIGAN CITY – The cultural traditions of “budong” and “sapit” still form an integral role in the common laws of upland municipalities. This was revealed by two police officials during an interview in the cable tv program Ronda Probinsia- PNP Weekend Report aired over Iluko Heritage Channel 16. Police Senior Inspector Reynante Inong, Chief of […]

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Former Sinait vice mayor bats for new town market, encourages farmers to claim 10% RA 7171 funds

SINAIT, Ilocos Sur – Former Vice Mayor and Municipal Engineer Amador Macugay, who is running independently as vice mayor of this town, expressed his support for the municipal government’s plan of reviving the town’s project to transfer the old public market from its present site along the national highway to Barangay Barikir in order to […]

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First Provincial Tourism Awards to recognize pioneers in Ilocos Norte

LAOAG CITY – The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) through the Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO) and in cooperation with the Association of Tourism Officers of Ilocos Norte (ATOIN) will be conducting the 1st Provincial Tourism Awards as part of the Ilocos Norte Tourism Gala at the Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel on November 30. […]

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Three-time Palanca awardee picks e-readers over social media

MAKATI CITY – How does one develop the discipline to be a writer in this age of social media and blogs? For this three-time Palanca awardee, it has to do with choosing reading over spending time aimlessly scrolling on social media. If you ask his advice to aspiring writers today, it’s to own an e-reader […]

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I.Norte youth office opens registration for Sirib Leadership Camp

LAOAG CITY – The Ilocos Norte Youth Development Office (INYDO) is now accepting applications to join the Sirib Leadership Camp (SLC) Batch 7, tentatively scheduled this November 26 to December 2, 2018 at the Shalom Retreat House in Pasuquin. Each SLC batch is composed of advanced and basic campers: an estimated 100 graduates of the […]

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DTI develops prototype mobile app for business registration

MAKATI CITY – The government has developed a prototype that will allow new business registrants to apply for business permits using a mobile phone. “We are pleased to report that business registration at your fingertips will soon be a reality. A multidisciplinary team composed of private/public sector representatives from DTI, DICT, SEC, QC LGU, and […]

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Top most wanted criminal in Santa, Ilocos Sur dies in shootout

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – The top most wanted person (MWP) in Santa, Ilocos Sur died in an armed confrontation in Barangay Manueva, Santa during the serving of a warrant of arrest in the evening of November 7, 2018. Police Chief Superintendent Romulo E. Sapitula, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) identified […]

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BOC eases rules on duty and tax-free balikbayan boxes

MANILA CITY – The Bureau of Customs eases the guidelines in availing the duty and tax-free privilege of consolidated balikbayan boxes, this after the previous rules were met with criticisms from the overseas Filipino workers (OFW) community for the tedious requirements in availing the P150,000.00 duty and tax exemption privilege. Customs Memorandum Order (CMO) No. […]

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KWF statement on the harmonization of orthographies of Filipino languages

The Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino released a statement in response to the controversy surrounding the launch of the Ortograpiya ti Pagsasao nga Ilokano 2018 which many Ilokano writers’ groups and other advocates of the Ilokano language are protesting for its deviation from the existing orthography being used by the Ilokano writers and experts. In the […]

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Antipolo City most wanted arrested in Ilocos Norte

CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – A wanted criminal in Antipolo City who went on hiding was arrested by joint police operatives in Barangay Mangato, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte on Sunday morning, November 4, 2018. The suspect, identified as Roberto Cordova Jr., also known as “Betong”, 28 years old, single and a resident of Brgy. […]

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