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Darepdep: Maysa a Soneto

nagimnas a darepdepen dagiti banag a kayat a pasudien ta ti tarigagay a mapalugodan nga agbariw-as. adu dagiti madalapusna iti langalang adda baresbes a palalo't litnawna a mangdepdep waw ni karayo. adda rangkis a masapul a kalay-aten agingga a magteng iti pantokna anian a kinapintas ti aglawlaw; maidarnap ti darepdep a kayat nga ikutan nawada, awanen dagiti batbato ken gabat nainayad a pannagna ti naannayas a darepdep. sika ken siak nagtengtan iti kinaimnas pateg ti dayaw a kinalikagumanta a magteng. ni Elizabeth Madarang Raquel Brgy 3, Laoag City

Dagupan tops 2019 R1AA anew

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff Reporter LAOAG CITY—The Department of Education Schools Division of Dagupan City sustained its run as the grand champion in this year’s Region 1 Athletic Association meet held March 6 to 11, 2019 in this city. Though there is no overall ranking for this year’s R1AA meet, the official medal tally results show Dagupan City received the most gold medal with a total of 87, 64 silver and 55 bronze . This is followed by Pangasinan 2 whose delegates dominated archery, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and wushu. They took home 57 gold medals, 52 silver and 43 bronze while Ilocos Norte had a close finish of 56 gold medals, 39 silver and 61 bronze respectively. Since the start of the sports competition, the Dagupan City powerhouse has displayed its might to defend its title from last year’s regional competition as it showed its best in arnis , boxing, swimming and aero-gymnastics competitions. As champion, it will field most of the

Nominations for inspiring role models open in ‘The Many Faces of the Teacher’

The teacher portrays different roles to students—as parent, disciplinarian, sibling, friend, or an idol. These are the faces from whom inspiration can be drawn by the youth and help shape the character of students willing to learn. Teachers, who have made a significant difference in the lives of students, deserve to be recognized. Bato Balani Foundation Inc. (BFFI), with the support of Diwa Learning Systems Inc. (Diwa) searches the nation afresh for exceptional teachers who have made outstanding contributions in their profession with “The Many Faces of the Teacher” program. For 17 years, the program has celebrated educators who have molded the character and built the capabilities of future leaders. This 2019, “The Many Faces of the Teacher” continues its search to give Filipino teachers a bigger voice to be heard. The search is open to educators of all ages who are actively teaching in private or public, elementary or secondary schools, colleges, and universities. The no

Marcos widow substitutes for vice gov

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff Reporter LAOAG CITY—Cecile Araneta-Marcos, the widow of the late Sangguniang Panlalawigan member and Ilocos Norte vice gubernatorial candidate Mariano ‘Nonong’ V. Marcos II, who died of cardiac arrest last month is substituting in for her late husband’s candidacy. As the official campaign for local elections started on March 29, 2019, Mrs. Araneta-Marcos was accompanied by her sons and the Marcos family at the Commission on Elections on the same day to personally file her certificate of substitution candidacy. Commission on Elections Resolution 10420 allows substitute candidates for those who withdraw their candidacies—and not just for those who die or get disqualified—until midday of election day. The substitute, however, should share the surname of the original candidate. No substitution is allowed for independent candidates. "The substitute for a candidate who died, withdrew his candidacy, or was disqualified by final judgmen

DepEd lauds Ilocos NorteN as R1AA ‘best host

Laoag City —Department of Education Region I director Dr. Malcolm Garma praised Ilocos Norte as the “best host” among all regional sports events he has attended; commending the “spectacular” opening program, well-organized playing venues, and comfortable billeting venues. Senior Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Matthew Joseph M. Manotoc also extended his gratitude to the people behind the success of R1AA Meet, saying: “I would like to thank the DepEd for allowing the province to host the R1AA this year and I also thank all our delegations for coming and staying as a very dignified and reasonable guests here in Ilocos Norte.” He also stressed that the delegates are “always welcome” to visit again and appreciate the beauty of Ilocos Norte. ( Blessing Angel V. Agliam )

Execs urge Ilocos Norte residents to save water

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff Reporter LAOAG CITY—Residents in the province of Ilocos Norte are urged to save water before they experience the same in the metro where there is an on-going water shortage. In a water summit held at the Centennial Arena on March 19, 2019, around 250 participants composed of farmers, policymakers, academicians, disaster risk reduction and management officers and water resource management experts participated in the formulation of a strategic plan to address environmental issues particularly on the lingering effect of El Niño. With the looming water scarcity from the unpredictable weather conditions caused by climate change, Ilocanos have been told to save water as an immediate solution. In a presentation of Engr. John Teodoro, manager of the Ilocos Norte Water District, he reiterated that “Water is life and everybody has to do its part to use water wisely.” Organized by the provincial government of Ilocos Norte, the third wa

Laoag City’s Agserbi 24/7 resumes

By Dominic B. dela Cruz Staff reporter Laoag City —The city government here has resumed its “Agserbi 24/7” program. The said program, a pet project of Laoag Mayor Chevelle V. Fariñas, brings the city government closer to the people as they visit barangays around the city. With the program’s resumption, Mrs. Fariñas led the visit at Brgys. 54-B Camanggaan and 53 Rioeng. The Barangay Entrepreneurial Services (BES), otherwise known as the mobile market for the sale of goods and agricultural products. Vendors from the market and the barangays are invited. Aside from the mobile market, the city government also gives free snacks called “ Pa-chill ni Chevylle” , “ Pa-miki ni Mikee” , “ Pa-mami ni Jamie” and “ Pa-popsikel ni Jan Michael”; named after the mayor and her children . The city also gives the traditional birthday parties with free individual cakes to senior citizens.   All department office heads were advised and encouraged to participate i

Pasuquin mayor still a no-show

By Bernardo B. Ver II Contributor Pasuquin , Ilocos Norte—This town’s mayor, Ferdinand ‘Kilo’ Aguinaldo continues to be a “no-show” at the municipal hall after his name was again included in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s “narco-list”. Reports says that Mr. Aguinaldo was seen last om March 20, 2019 inside the municipal hall. But he reportedly stayed only for a short time and left in a hurry. This town’s municipal officials and employees claim they have no knowledge of the mayor’s whereabouts. Earlier, Mr. Aguinaldo was involved in a drug buy-bust operation in Metro Manila on July 8, 2016. He denied his involvement. Mr. Duterte, however, still included him on his “narco-list”.

Birkog ken pedestrian lane

  Nagbalinen a garahe dagiti delivery truck daytoy a paset ti maysa a pedestrian lane iti ciudad ti Laoag. (Jopo Guerrero) Iti benneg ti lokal a pulitika, arigna taltallo laeng dagiti mangmangngegan nga issue. Ania a pamilya't nabilbileg? Siasinno't nabirbirkog? Siasinno't ad-adu't aliporesna? Ala, balido dagitoy a topiko. Ngem ibuksilan koma met dagiti pulitiko no ania't maitedda a solusyon kadagiti inaldaw a sagsagabaen dagiti umili: trapik, abusado a driver , umang-angdod nga aglawlaw, panagsigarilyo iti publiko, agkaiwara a bulos nga aso, naariwawa a videoke uray kaltaangen ti rabii ken dadduma pay. Mabalin a kunaenda a sitsitik ken babassit laeng dagitoy nga issue. Wen, nalabit mapan a kasta. Ngem saantay koma a liplipatan a ti lider a saan a mapagtalkan iti bassit a banag ket saan met a mapagtalkan iti dakkel a banag. *** Ay , piman a pedestrian lane iti amiananen ti maysa a dakkel a grocery iti ciudad ti Laoag! Awan serserbinan ta

Netizens rise up vs Currimao reclamation project

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff Reporter Currimao , Ilocos Norte—The local government unit here found some ally in opposing the proposed reclamation project as the issue has been posted in Facebook to promote greater awareness about the issue. The “Save Currimao Cove From Reclamation” page created by an environmental conservation organization in Manila on March 14, 2019 has generated an almost 1,500 likes as of March 22, 2019 and the number of shares keeps on increasing daily. To date, a global sand exporter which has been exporting construction sand from Ilocos Norte to Japan and Singapore since 2009 is pushing for the development of a 112-hectare private seaport reclamation project at Brgy. Maglaoi, here. As part of its long-term master plan for seaport expansion and development, Omnico Natural Resources Inc. wants to reclaim over a hundred hectares of the sea using imported furnace slag aggregates from Taiwan. The Phase 1 of the project has already start

Batac hospital brings hope to kids with cancer

  (From left) Lawyer Ferdinand Nicolas, president of Northwestern University; Dr. Ma. Lourdes K. Otayza, medical center chief II; Batac City Mayor Albert Chua; Aurea Nolasco, LandBank Batac branch manager; Salun-at Foundation chair Dr. Alfredo Valdez; and Dr. Jose B. Orosa III, project head of Arapaap Photo Exhibit, award the Arapaap portrait to one of the cancer patients of the hospital. (Photo by David James C. Aniñon) BATAC CITY—When seven-year-old Princess Chloe Ramos was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer associated with the blood and bone marrow in 2015, her mother, Melimar Miguel, thought that her daughter would not survive and have a normal childhood. However, four years have passed and Princess is now at the maintenance stage of her medications for ALL. Her improved condition became evident as she was beaming when she stood side-by-side with princesses and mythical creatures in her photograph as part of the "Arapaap: A child’s dr

Burgos schools set up more rainwater harvesting tanks

By Leilanie G. Adriano Staff Reporter Burgos , Ilocos Norte—Several public elementary schools in this town have put up their own rainwater harvesting tanks courtesy of the Energy Development Corporation which operates the largest wind power farm in the country here. In time for the summer season, some schools in drought-stricken Ilocos Norte experience water scarcity hence the need to install low-cost water, sanitation and hygiene facilities particularly among school children. Using a simple technology, the water is filtered through a facility that removes sediments like iron, harmful bacteria and odor that may be detrimental to the consumer ’ s health. Recognizing this, EDC ’ s corporate social responsibility program head Deborah Melchor said they are happy to see pupils enjoying the rainwater harvesting system , providing them adequate source of water for toilet flushing and for washing their hands and feet while in school. “For 2019, we have already installed

Ilocos Norte, ballaigi ti pannakaisayangkat ti R1AA

Laoag City —Dakkel a ballaigi iti gobierno probinsial ken Schools Division of Ilocos Norte (SDOIN) iti pannakaisayangkat ti 2019 Region I Athletic Association (R1AA) Meet idi Marso 6 ingana 11. Nagtalinaed a naurnos ken nabunga dagiti napasamak nga aktibidad, ken nagawid dagiti delegado nga addaan adu a napipintas a pakalaglagipan iti probinsia ti Ilocos Norte. Indauloan ni senior Sangguniang Panlungsod member Matthew Marcos Manotoc ken ni Ilocos Norte Vice Governor Angelo Marcos Barba dagiti kameng iti gobierno probinsial bayat iti pananglukat a program iti R1AA. Ni SBM Manotoc ken Vice Governor Barba iti nangawat ti bandera iti R1AA nga aggapo iti ofisiales iti Alaminos City a nakaangayan met ti R1AA iti napalabas a tawen. Pinasangbay ti probinsia iti nasurok 10,300 a delegasion dagiti atleta, mangisursuro, ofisiales ken dagiti mangidadaulo manipud iti agbibinnalubal a schools division: Alaminos City, Batac City, Candon City, Dagupan City, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, L

Ilocos Norte Vice Governor Barba, ipangpangrunana ti pagsayaatan dagiti mannalon ken babassit a negosiante

Laoag City —Pagsayaatan dagiti mannalon ken dagiti babassit a negosiante ti ipangpangruna ni Ilocos Norte Vice Governor Angelo Marcos Barba para iti nabunga ken agtultuloy a panagserbina iti publiko. Daytoy ket babaen ti panangipaay ti nagduduma nga ayuda a kasapulan dagiti mannalon ken panangpabulod iti kasapulan a pagpuonan dagiti babassit a negosiante ditoy probinsia. Ni Vice Governor Barba ti immunan a nagibunong kadagiti nagduduma nga ayuda ken ramit a kasapulan dagiti mannalon tapno adda ti nayon nga usarenda. Malaksid iti daytoy, timmulong ti bise gobernador tapno maisagana ken maipasa dagiti kasapulan a gakat tapno maipatungpal ti programa a panangipaay ti pagpuonan kadagiti gagangay a negosiante tapnon kabaelanda ti makilaban iti napigsa a kompetision. Malaksid iti pagsayaatan dagiti mannalon, ti bise gobernador ti mangiyal-alikaka ti pagsayaatan ken pannakapreserbar ti aglawlaw. AMBag sa Kalikasan Pinasingkedan ni Vice Governor Angelo Marcos Ba

Pinili: Ili ti balligi

Pinili ti umuna nga ili ditoy Ilocos Norte a makaipatakder iti multi-purpose hall kada barangay. Pinili , Ilocos Norte—Iti umabagatan a paset ti Ilocos Norte, iti ili ti Pinili ti kangrunaan a mabigbigbig kas “Garlic Capital” iti probinsia. Naiyugeden iti dakkel a paset dagiti mannalon ken kasta met dagiti mangidadaulo ti idudur-as saan laeng iti nasao nga ili ngem ti sibubukel a probinsia. Babaen ti pinangidaulo ni Ret. Col. Mayor Samuel S. Pagdilao Sr. ken ti nabileg a suporta da Bise Mayor Rommel T. Labasan, konsehal Maynard Francis “Mayo” R. Bumanglag ken dagiti dadduma pay a konsehales ken ofisiales ti ili, maipangpangruna ti pagsayaatan dagiti mannalon. Manipod tawen 2016 inggana ti agdama ket sumurok dua gasut a milion a pisos ti ti nailatang a pondo para ti pannakapadur-as ti benneg ti agrikultura. Kangrunaan a nagbalin a proyekto ti gobierno munisipal ket dagiti farm-to- market roads (FMRs) a naaramid para kadagiti umili. Nagserbi dagitoy a kalsada para ka