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BROs intensify planting of mangroves

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff reporter LAOAG CITY—Commissioned barangay ranger officers (BROs) have intensified the planting of mangrove propagules in Ilocos Norte covering at least nine coastal municipalities. Early this week, around 6,000 mangrove propagules were delivered at Barangays La Paz and Gabu in this city to rehabilitate and improve its existing mangrove plantations here. Hustler Garalde of the Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) under the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte said hundreds of BROs are assigned in various mangrove plantations located within the 155-kilometer coastline of the province. Aside from guarding the forests, the BROs also help in improving the state of mangroves here which serves as a breeding ground of fish and natural barrier to protect coastal residents should there be a storm surge or strong tidal wave. In Ilocos Norte, at least 80 percent of its population depend on fishing as a major source of livelihood, 10 p

Badoc’s Torralbas lose grip on power

Badoc mayor-elect Maximo Cajigal (in blue) is proclaimed. (Lei Adriano photo) By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff reporter BADOC, Ilocos Norte—Over the past 15 years, the Torralbas of Badoc, Ilocos Norte have ruled this town; the 2016 elections saw their downfall. Badoc Vice Mayor Thomas “Tom” Torralba, a former Badoc mayor himself, tried to reclaim his old post currently held by his wife, Arlene; but he toppled by former Badoc councilor and Liga ng mga Barangay president, now mayor-elect Maximo Cajigal. The incumbent mayor, ran for her husband’s current post but was also beaten by Mr. Cajigal’s running mate, Alwyn Rubio. The Torralba couple have been swapping positions as mayor and vice mayor of this town from 2001 to 2016. Mr. Torralba was mayor for three terms; while Mrs. Torralba had two terms as local chief executive. Mrs. Torralba was expected to finish her third and last term, after running unopposed in 2013, but the emergence of Messrs. Cajigal and Rubio forced

BJMP-Laoag: No special treatment for inmates

By Dominic B. dela Cruz Staff reporter LAOag City —J/Insp. Herminigildo Rivera clarified that they have not given special treatment to any inmate detained at the Laoag City jail. Mr. Rivera, the Laoag City jail warden, made the clarification following the aborted transfer of two detainees to the New Bilibid Prison in Metro Manila. One of the detainees, Atty. Jaime Agtang, was supposed to be transferred to the national jail but due to health reasons, this was aborted. Mr. Agtang, former legal officer of the Ilocos Norte provincial government, was diagnosed with benign prostatic hypertrophy . Aside from this, he is also suffering from upper gastrointestinal bleeding and colon problems. Benign prostatic hypertrophy is an enlarged   prostate   gland. The   prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the   prostate   gets bigger, it may squeeze or partly block the urethra. This often causes problems with urina

The Ilocos Times May 23-29, 2016

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Notices for May 16, 2016

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT FIRST JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH 19 Bangui, Ilocos Norte REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES Represented by DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE), Plaintiff, -versus- THE UNKNOWN HEIR OF BENITO CURAMMENG, and the MUNICIPAL ASSESSOR OF PASUQUIN, ILOCOS NORTE, ET.AL., Defendants, CIVIL CASE NO. 2820-19 X - - - - - - - - - - - - - - X COMPLAINT (With Urgent Prayer for the Issuance of a Writ of Possession) (Summons by Publication)           PLAINTIFF, by counsel, respectfully states: 1.        Plaintiff Republic of the Philippines, represented by the Department of Energy (DOE), is a sovereign political entity with the inherent power to expropriate private property for public use upon payment of just compensation. It may be served with court processes through its statutory counsel, the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG), at 134 Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City. 2.      Private defendant is the unk