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PGIN honors Ilocano young achievers anew thru third Sirib Youth Awards

Mhage Sebastian By Jennifer T. Pambid PGIN-CMO For bringing honor to the province and inspiring their fellow to harness their world-class talents and skills, 162 Ilocano youth were recognized through the Sirib Youth Awards 2016 organized by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN). Now on its third year, the event was held on February 13, 2016 at the Imelda Cultural Center in Batac City and part of Ilocos Norte’s 198 th  Foundation Anniversary. Ilocos Norte Governor Maria Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos said that as Ilocos Norte gears up for its bicentennial anniversary on 2018, it is important to highlight the involvement of the Ilocano youth in achieving sustainable development. Ilocos Norte Youth Office OIC June Arvin C. Gudoy said, “The Sirib Youth Awards aims to recognize young Ilocanos who brought prestige to the province through their participation in various national and international competitions.” The awardees came from different fields inclu

Pasnaan, yuboyuban dagiti managbariw-as nga Ilokano a mannurat

Isuda a bellang, ballatinaw, balitok ken rimat to AMMAFLA Idi inrugimi a pinanunot no ania ti napintas a proyektomi a mabalin a makatulong ken mangidur-as ti pagsasao nga Ilokano iti tay-ak ti literatura Ilokana. Saanakon a nagpangngadua: Salip. Salip. Salisal. Eskrima wenno arnis ti pluma dagiti agdadamo a mannurat. 1977-1980 Journalism Award para kadagiti estudiante iti Sinait National High School a nagturposanmi idi 1966 babaen iti panangiturong ni Mistro Romulo Gomez Basuel, Adviser ti The Hillside Echo ken Alingawngaw- nainayon pay ti Ilokano Section iti dayta nga school organ. 1980-1996 Dakilang Ugat Award Idi maipasngay ti anakko Cheryl Lei “Maria” [Lei Esperanza iti piksion], para iti sapasap, nakisalsalip ken nangab-abak dagiti sumaganad: Ely Madarang Raquel, Jimmy Agpalo, Arnold Jose ken dadduma. Ni manen Mistro Romulo G. Basuel ti nangimaton kas president ti Gumil Sinait. 1996- agdama AMMAFLA, as a tribute to my father who died on January 3, 1996, p

Int’l Ilocano athletes lead Sirib Youth Awardees for 2016

By Jennifer T. Pambid PGIN-CMO Batac CITY—ASEAN chess champion Mhage Sebastian and SEA Games Decathlon silver medalist Jesson Cid led the outstanding Ilocano youth awardees in the third Sirib Youth Awards held February 13, 2016. Organized by the Ilocos Norte Youth Office (INYO), the event was held at the Imelda Cultural Center in Batac City and is part of Ilocos Norte’s 198 th  Foundation Anniversary. INYO Officer-in-charge June Arvin C. Gudoy said, “The Sirib Youth Awards aims to recognize young Ilocanos who brought prestige to the province through their participation in various national and international competitions.” Ms. Sebastian and Mr. Cid, together with International Regatta novice category second placer Kyle Lavarias, received the Teofilo Yldefonso Award for demonstrating excellence in the field of sports. Teofilo Yldefonso, known as the ‘Ilocano Shark,’ is considered as the greatest swimmer of the Philippines and is the first a

Mrs. SKB 2016

Mrs. SKB 2016 . Laoag Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas crowns Samahan ng Kababaihan sa Barangay (SKB) 2016 Susana I. the coronation was held at the city basketball court on February 15 as part of the month-long Pamulinawen Festival 2016 celebration. (Doms dela Cruz)

Comelec appoints new Laoag City election officer

By Dominic B. dela Cruz Staff reporter Laoag City —This city has new election officer. The Commission on Elections (Comelec) appointed Atty. Julius Harvey Balbas as Laoag’s new elections officer. He assumed office on February 1, 2016. Mr. Balbas, upon assuming the office, said he applied for the post not only for the forthcoming elections. He stressed that he will serve until the Comelec orders him to a new assignment. Prior to this designation, Mr. Balbas served as tax and corporate law practitioner in Manila. He said is he confident that election in Laoag will be smooth, peaceful and orderly. This is because the incumbent mayor and vice mayor are running unopposed while there are only 18 candidates vying for the council. He said that with the help of the Laoag police the local Education office and the local tri-media, the elections in the city will be smooth. As for the May elections, Mr. Balbas said his office is ready. He disclosed that a seminar for

OWWA provides assistance to 21 nurses, medical workers from Kuwait

TWENTY-one overseas Filipino workers (OFW) nurses, assistant nurses, and medical workers from Kuwait are the initial beneficiaries of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)-led Assist WELL Program whose primary objective is to extend immediate assistance to returning OFWs who are displaced due to war or other distressful situations or economic problems in countries where they work, or are victims of calamities, epidemics, and labor problems. Assist WELL is acronym for Welfare, Employment, Legal and Livelihood program for returning OFWs. The 21 Filipino migrant workers are the first recipients of the program when it was launched last week at the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) building in Ortigas, Pasig City. The returning female OFWs were met by OWWA at the NAIA in coordination with the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Kuwait. “ Hindi nasunod ang nakasaad sa pinirmahan naming kontrata kaya nagdesisyon kami na umuwi na lang ng Pilipinas ,”

Resurgence in global wood production

Production of all major forest products exceeds levels seen prior to economic crisis   Villagers milling lumber for eventual manufacture of wood products such as furniture and even homes, for the local market, Back Kan, Viet Nam. (FAO) Rome —Global production of all major wood products is showing its largest growth since the global economic downturn of 2008-2009, according to new data published by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). In 2014, growth in wood products, including industrial roundwood, sawnwood, wood-based panels and pulp and paper, ranged from 1 to 5 percent, surpassing the pre-recession levels of 2007. The fastest growth was registered in Asia-Pacific and Latin America and Caribbean. "Wood industries were among the hardest hit by the recent global economic downturn in 2008-2009. We are seeing now the highest growth of the global wood industries in the last five years, which is important to national economies and the wellbeing and livelihood

GUMIL-Ilocos Norte chapter's new set of officers

.  Gladys Mae Menor, president of the Calayab Association Hawaii Chapter leads the oath-taking of the new officials of GUMIL Ilocos Norte Chapter at the MMSU-CTE Social Hall on February 17, 2016. The new elected officials for  CY 2016-2017 are: Mario Tejada (president), Leilanie Adriano (vice president), Aileen Rambaud (secretary), Elmer Lopez (sub-secretary), Avelina Fe Camacho (treasurer), Adoracion Salantes (sub-treasurer), Ederlina Acantilado (PIO), Leonor Melchor (auditor), Daniel Nesperos and Delfin Dumayas (business managers), Narcisa Acosta, Milagros Sagadraca, Renato Taylan, Edna Nagtalon, Elma Santos, Rodolfo Guittap (Board of Directors), Elizabeth Raquel, Cles Rambaud, Severino Pablo, Joel Manuel, Rosario Bingayen and Jorge Placido (advisers). (Lei Adriano)

Notices for February 22, 2016

Republic of the Philippines OFFICE OF THE PROVINCIAL AND CITY SHERIFF Marcos Hall of Justice Laoag City LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES, Mortgagee, -versus- SPS. CAMILO RONDAL., JR. and LILIBETH (Elizabeth) RONDAL., as principal and as Representative of ANELINE (Aveline) R. BRINGAS married to Edgar Bringas, RANDY C. RONDAL married to Emma S. Rondal, ROBERT C. RONDAL married to Darly M. Rondal and GLENN C. RONDAL, Mortgagor/s, EXTRA-JUDICIAL FORECLOSURE OF REAL ESTATE MORTGAGE UNDER R.A. 3135, AS AMENDED EJF NO. 03-2016 x----------------------------x NOTICE OF EXTRA-JUDICIAL SALE           Upon Extra-Judicial petition for sale under Act 3135, as amended, filed by the LAND BANK OF THE PHILIPPINES with principal office and place of business at 1598 M.H. del Pilar cor. Quintos Sts., Malate, Manila and branch office address at La Union Ilocos Lending Center, San Fernando, La Union against Sps. Camilo Rondal, Jr. and Lilibeth (Elizabeth) Rondal of Brgy. Loren