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Tourism in Ilocos Norte

Rise in food prices good for the economy but hurts the poor—study

An increase in world prices of agricultural commodities has nuanced impacts:   good for the nation ’ s economy but bad for the poor. Professor German Calfat, an expert on the relationship and nature of trade and national development at the University of Antwerp, shared this conclusion during a seminar-forum organized by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies. His presentation was based on the findings of his research on   Poverty impacts of changes in the price of agricultural commodities: recent evidence for Argentina   ( an ex-ante analysis ). The study found that, in the experience of Argentina, an increase in world prices of agricultural commodities have positive macro effects on the Argentinian economy.   However, the poorest and most vulnerable sector of society were negatively affected.   The changes in labor income positively affected only the middle class, in that labor income increased. But the positive changes weren’t enough to compens

Canadian ambassador to the Philippines in Laoag City

Laoag Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas presents Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder with souvenirs and gifts that represent the city during his visit to Laoag City recently as city administrator Perry Martinez looks on. (Photo by Alwin Formantes)

INEC to bid out 20-year power supply contract

By Dominic B, dela Cruz Staff reporter Dingras , Ilocos Norte—In a move to secure their power supply for the next 20 years, the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC) is set to bid out a power contract for the specified period. INEC general manager Engr. Felino Herbert Agdigos said they came to this decision after they were able to identify their long-term plan in the joint competitive procurement for power supply. Mr. Agdigos said there will be bidding to be for all power suppliers who are interested and seven of them have confirmed their interest and participation. They are AES Power, GN Power, SO Power, Meralco Power Gen., FIRST Gen., Global Power and Trans Asia. INEC gave three months for these bidders to submit their requirements for the bid proposals. Mr. Agdigos explained that thru bidding, the lowest cost or price of electricity will automatically win and get the 20-year power supply for INEC. INEC also plans to ask the winning bidder to construct a

Notices Jan. 26, 2015

R.A. 9048 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Ilocos Norte Municipality of Pasuquin NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION             In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048 a notice is hereby served to the public that RONALDO D. DANCEL has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from “MARCELO” to “ROLANDO” in the birth certificate of MARCELO DANCEL who was born on August 30, 1957 at Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte and whose parents are Juan Dancel and Genara Daliva.             Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than February 9, 2015. (SGD) FELIZA C. RATUITA Municipal Civil Registrar Jan. 26-Feb. 1, Feb. 2-8, 2015*IT _____________________________________________________ Publication Notice R.A. 10172 NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC CFN-0004-2015                                                                                        

DAPA ‘nadapa’: Obama amnesty ruled unconstitutional

DAPA is the acronym for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, an amnesty program aka “executive action” announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014 allowing parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been illegally in the country since before January 1, 2010 to request deferred action from deportation. “Nadapa” in Tagalog means “fell flat on its face.”   On December 16, 2014, Judge Arthur J. Schwab, a U.S. district judge in Pennsylvania held that the program was unconstitutional. In his Memorandum Opinion Judge Schwab said: “This Executive Action ‘cross[es] the line,’ constitutes ‘legislation,’ and effectively changes the United States’ immigration policy. The President may only ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed . . .’ he may not take any Executive Action that creates laws. U.S. Const., Art. II, Section 3.”  United States of America v. Juarez-Escobar, Criminal Case No. 14-0180, DC WD PA Doc. 32, filed 12/16/14. It appears that Judg

197th Foundation Anniversary of the Province of Ilocos Norte program of activities

Cops nab serial robbers in Dingras

By Dominic B. dela Cruz Staff reporter Dingras , Ilocos Norte—The police in this town, led by their chief P/Chief Insp. Teddy Rosqueta arrested three suspects for a series of robbery at Brgy. San Marcelino. The police report stated that on Jan. 13, 2015, five residential houses and an elementary school were ransacked all on the same night. The incident was reported by Brgy. San Marcelino chairperson Norbert Calaoagan on Jan. 14. In their initial investigation, the Dingras police learned that the suspected robbers roamed around the barangay on the said night, apparently looking for an opportunity to rob residents. On Jan. 15, an eyewitness, whose identity is being withheld for security reasons, identified the suspects through the police’s bio profile compilation. The suspects who were identified were Richard Batac, 21 and a minor aged 17, both residents of Brgy. Cacafean in Marcos, Ilocos Norte. The said suspects were later brought by the Dingras police to the


2015 Theme: TIMELESS February 1 – 28, 2015 PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES                            February 1 (Sunday) 4:00 A.M   DIANA AROUND THE CITY      1:00 P.M.  CIVIC-MILITARY PARADE Viewing Area:   Stage in front of the Laoag City Commercial Complex along Rizal St. 7:00 P.M.   DIOS TI AGNGINA:  THE CONCERT                   Venue:  Aurora Park                   Featuring : Hale and Alden Richards                   FIREWORKS DISPLAY                   Venue: Aurora Park         7:00 P.M. DIVINE WORD COLLEGE OF LAOAG ALUMNI NIGHT: “PANAGPASANGBAY”                   Venue:   City Multi-Purpose Center (Basketball Court)                   Featuring :  “PARABUR”                   Host s: Batch 1990 Silver Jubilarians Elem., HS, College                               Batch 1965 Golden Jubilarians Elem., HS, College                   Guest of Honor and Speaker: Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas       7:00 P.M. APOLINAC Night (Grand Reunion and