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DOST rolls out Regional S&T week in Candon City

Laoag CITY—The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will showcase again its latest achievement and innovation, bringing the products of Science and Technology closer to people. In cooperation with the Candon City government,  the 2017 Regional Science and Technology Week  celebration and caravan will be on October 3-6, 2017 at the Candon City Civic Center will feature more than 40 technologies concerning agriculture and fisheries, food processing, metals and engineering, industry, environmental and other technologies. DOST regional director Armando Ganal said there will also be presentation of appropriate technologies during the technology fora, livelihood training, bazaar for DOST-assisted micro, small and medium enterprises, and various activities for students. Dubbed as, “Science for the People,” the DOST is conducting this event annually to instill public awareness and encourage more stakeholders to take advantage of what Science and Technology can offer to imp

Notices for September 18, 2017

RA Form No. 10.1 (LCRO) Republic of the Philippines Local Civil Registry Office Province of Ilocos Norte Municipality of Sarrat NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION           In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048, a notice is hereby served to the public that CHARLENE LALIC TUMAMAO has filed with this Office a petition for change of first name from JULITA to COLETA in the birth certificate of JULITA FIESTA CALAMAYAN who was born on 06 March 1963 at Sarrat, Ilocos Norte and whose parents are GABRIEL A. CALAMAYAN and CARMEN FIESTA.           Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this Office not later than Oct. 2, 2017. (SGD) JOAN A. DUQUE Municipal Civil Registrar Sept. 18-24, Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2017*IT _____________________________________________________ Republic of the Philippines REGIONAL TRIAL COURT First Judicial Region Branch 15, Laoag City IN RE: PETITION FOR THE ASSISTANCE IN THE LIQUIDATION OF

P170-M farm to market road for Ilocos Norte benefits Batac residents

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff reporter Batac CITY—At least eight barangays here composed of more than 5,000 households will benefit from the on-going rehabilitation of a farm to market road at Brgy. Rayuray village, this city. Worth PHP170.3 million funded by World Bank in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and Ilocos Norte government under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP), the Billoca-San Juan farm to market road is the second largest infrastructure project here in Region 1. Also included in the package are eight bridges. These are the entry and exit points of commuters from the interior Barangays of Nagbacalan, Baoa West and Camandingan in Batac City. Farmers and traders also pass this route particularly in Barangay San Juan that connects Batac to Sarrat town. Residents like Noli Lacambra of Camandingan said he is grateful for the project as the project composed of five packages would certainly improve their way of life. “We harvest m

NHCP installs marker for FM in Batac

The North Remembers held from September 8-9 at the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) Teatro Ilocandia, featuring as speakers Prof. Antonio Contreras, Dr. Raul Sunico, Prof. Clarita Carlos, Atty. Estelito Mendoza, Dr. Jaime Laya, and former Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos. Marcos Presidential Center Batac City —The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) officially turned over the biographical marker of Former President Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM) on September 10, at the recently-relocated "Daytoy ti Bannawag" monument in this city. Originally inaugurated in 1977, the monument, sculpted by Italian Giuseppe Marinucci, was for Mr. Marcos’ 60 th birthday and was originally beside the current Marcos Museum. Mr. Marcos, born on September 11, 1917, died in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1989. His interment at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (LNMB) in Taguig City was on November 18, 2016. Ilocos Norte tourism office Aian B. Raquel shared, &

IN business group, workers oppose 4-day work week

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff reporter LAOAG CITY—Local business groups and workers here have opposed a measure in Congress to allow four-day workweek by increasing the normal daily work hours. If House Bill (HB) 6152 becomes a law, companies will reduce the number of workdays by increasing the usual eight-hour workday to a 10- or 12-hour workday. Ricardo Tolentino, president of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)-Ilocos Norte chapter expressed concerns that this may have a negative impact on the productivity of small businesses and local work force as well. While acknowledging that the compressed four-day work week could help solve heavy traffic in Metro Manila, Ricardo pointed out it is just a “band-aid solution” to the problem. “What we need is a long-term solution to traffic. Reducing the number of days to work is just a band-aid solution. It is not good for business and the marginalized earners who need to work daily to make ends meet,” he

Ilocos Norte takes best booth runner up honors in PH Travel Mart

By Ma. Christian A. Ramos PGIN-CMO The Ilocos Norte Tourism Office (INTO), partnering with 12 private business stakeholders, won first runner-up honors for "Best Booth" at the 28 th Philippine Travel Mart held September 1-3, 2017. The travel expo held at the SMX Convention Center in Metro Manila gathers local government units (LGUs) along with hospitality and business establishments to showcase their best packages, promotional deals, and other tourism-related services. According to Ilocos Norte provincial tourism officer Aian Raquel, Ilocos Norte's participants were "very satisfied with the result of their sales—that’s the best indicator of the success of our presentation because this is a trade show. It is important that we were able to promote our province through the sales of our private counterparts." The Paoay Convent Ruins, one of the more recently opened tourist attractions in Paoay, Ilocos Norte, inspired the booth’s design. The

INPPO welcomes 77 new cops

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff reporter LAOAG CITY—The Ilocos Norte Police Provincial Office (INPPO) welcomed at least 77 newly downloaded personnel at the Camp Valentin S. Juan, this city. Geared towards the realization of Patrol Plan 2030—an approach to further improve effective and credible police service, the neophyte police personnel are expected to hone their skills, knowledge and core values to carry out the Philippine National Police transformation to promote peace and order in local communities. In his short speech, provincial police director P/Sr. Supt. Jose Melencio Nartatez Jr. reiterated to the new cops to always follow discipline and dedication to their mandated tasks. The downloading of the new PNP personnel is in compliance with the directive of the PNP Central leadership to increase police visibility in the community and conduct regular patrolling activities to prevent commission of crimes. Earlier, all police inspectors and police officers 1 in th

INWD, Prime Water Corp. joint venture looms

LAOAG CITY—The government-owned Ilocos Norte Water District (INWD) is considering a possible joint venture with Prime Water Corporation (PWC). Prime Water Corporation is water distribution system company based in Metro Manila. INWD general manager John Teodoro confirmed this as a proposed public and private partnership agreement which is expected to improve water supply in the province. With the on-going infrastructure developments in the province, Mr. Teodoro said it is high time to consider this joint venture with a private company. As of this posting, Mr. Teodoro reported about 90 percent of the 132 permanent and job order employees may probably consider to transfer with Prime Water once the agreement will be finalized. This is because the private party offers better compensation and benefit packages to its employees. As part of the government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC) of the Philippines, INWD will still regulate the activities of the priv

Notices for September 4, 2017

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES REGIONAL TRIAL COURT OF ILOCOS NORTE FIRST JUDICIAL REGION BRANCH XVI, LAOAG CITY IN THE MATTER OF THE PETITION FOR THE PROBATE OF HOLOGRAPHIC WILL OF BASILIA S. ANDRES WILFREDO G. ANDRES, JR. Petitioner, SPEC. PROC. NO. 17153-16 FOR PROBATE OF HOLOGRAPHIC WILL OF BASILIA S. ANDRES x---------------x ORDER A verified petition has been filed by the petitioner wherein he prayed the Court that after due notice, publication and hearing the holographic will of the late BASILIA S. ANDRES be declared her last will and testament and that the petitioner be appointed as executor and/or administrator of her estate and serving as such without a bond. The petitioner likewise prayed for other just and equitable reliefs. Finding the petition to be sufficient in form and substance, the hearing of the same is hereby set for September 27, 2017 at 8:30 A.M. before this Court sitting at the ground floor of the Marcos Hall of Justice, Laoag Ci