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PPCRV prepares volunteers for BSKE

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff reporter LAOAG CITY—The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting is calling on volunteers to assist voters, particularly millennials who are voting for the first time in the synchronized Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections (BSKE). As a duly accredited arm of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), PPCRV-Ilocos Norte’s Francisco Bitagon said Monday have already started the conduct of orientation to at least 75 volunteers who will serve as watchers in the upcoming elections. In support for “clean, honest, accurate, meaningful and peaceful elections”, Mr. Bitagon appealed to the Comelec and all concerned government authorities to respect PPCRV watchers. But since the May 14 elections will be conducted manually, Mr. Bitagon said the PPCRV will focus on assisting millennials this time. To do so, Mr. Bitagon reiterated that election officials should equally respect assigned PPCRV watchers in the

Laoag mayor wins 3rd straight best mayor award

  By Dominic B. dela Cruz Staff reporter Laoag City —For the third consecutive time, the SuperBrand Marketing International Incorporated (SMMI) awarded Laoag mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas with the Most Outstanding Mayor Award for CY 2018. Mrs. Fariñas is among the 23 mayors nationwide SMMI recognized. She thanked the awarding body for recognizing the efforts made by the officialdom of Laoag and its people. The award aims “to promote the work of mayors for their collective effort toward nation-building and as a testament of one’s achievements”. It is also an alternative in the identification of specific projects through billboards and other media. The award-giving body recognized the two-term lady mayor as “an exemplary leader whose impressive academic track record laid the foundation of a productive stint as the first lady mayor of Laoag, a multi-awarded local government unit. Her impressive accomplishments are the re

Badoc school celebrates 87th foundation day

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff reporter Badoc , Ilocos Norte—Juan Luna Memorial Academy recently celebrated its 87 th Foundation Day with Atty. Ameurfina A. Respicio, consultant on Women of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, as crowning guest and speaker. The late former Ilocos Norte 2 nd district Congressman Roman Campos founded the educational institution. The late lawmaker also served as judge of the Court of First Instance in La Union and Ilocos Sur. It was in 1928 when he established a secondary school in Badoc which he named Saranay High School so more elementary school graduates from Badoc could finish secondary education. At that time, high school students then had to travel to Laoag to study at the Ilocos Norte High School. In 1931, officials renamed the school to Juan Luna Memorial Academy. Ms. Respicio extolled the noble intention of the founder to help young girls and boys in Badoc as well as his genuine love and concern for his