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Successive quakes rattle Ilocos Norte town on New Years’ Day

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At least six successive earthquakes rattled residents of Burgos town in Ilocos Norte province on New Year’s Day. The strongest, which occurred at 4:01 a.m., registered at magnitude 5.5 and its epicenter was traced 105 kilometers northwest of the town.

Posted: January 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

La Union, Pangasinan push ‘mother tongue’ to save local languages

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The La Union provincial government is going all-out in its campaign to preserve and promote its mother tongue.

Posted: December 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After 35 years and 6 presidents, Ilocos Sur bridge finally opens

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PHOTO shows the panoramic view of the 180-meter Aluling Bridge that connects the provinces of Ilocos Sur and Mt. Province. Richard Balonglong / INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Francisca Aluaro, 69, was a witness to how residents of Barangay Aluling here would brave rampaging waters each time they crossed the Abra River in the 1970s.

Posted: August 18th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Bangko Sentral brings art collection to communities

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ART SHOW The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ traveling exhibit on display at its regional office in San Fernando City in La Union. The exhibit, which ended on Aug. 9, is part of the BSP’s efforts to promote Philippine art. Similar exhibits will be mounted in BSP offices in Cebu and Davao later this year. PHOTOS BY CRISTINA ARZADON

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has brought part of its extensive and priceless art collection to its regional offices to build public awareness on Philippine art.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dynasty? So what, Ilocos votes show

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The results of elections in Ilocos Norte merely proved that political dynasty is a nonissue among Ilocanos.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

1 dead, 6 hurt as mayoral bets’ supporters clash in Pagudpud

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Park Geun-hye, Michael Linnington

A firefight between supporters of mayoral candidates in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, erupted in that town on Tuesday afternoon, the police said.

Posted: May 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

10 ‘bottle’ bombs found in Ilocos Norte bus motor pool

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At least 10 bottles of improvised explosives planted under two passenger buses parked in a motor pool in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte were recovered by a police team on Sunday.

Posted: April 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Marcoses’ One-Ilocos Norte crumbles

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PROMISING unity under One-Ilocos Norte, the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos’ children, Gov. Imee Marcos and Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr, endorse the Fariñas couple Michael and Chevylle during a proclamation rally. 
PHOTO BY CRISTINA ARZADON

The political landscape in Ilocos Norte is no stranger to wrangling between members of a political clan or to a circus of former allies becoming fierce enemies.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Preacher shot dead in Laoag City

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A preacher of the Church of Christ was shot and killed by a gunman in front of his house in Barangay 9 here early on Thursday.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pastor shot dead in Laoag

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A pastor of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines was shot and killed by at least two men outside his house in Barangay (village) 9 here on Thursday.

Posted: April 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

No campaign jingle from ‘King of Ilocano Songs’

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Residents of Ilocos Norte won’t hear a distinct tune from the barrage of political jingles that comes with the start of the campaign season for local candidates on March 30.   Once named by a local radio station as the “King of Ilocano Songs,” the late Ernesto “Erning” Olarte used to dominate the campaign airwaves [...]

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

2 gunmen kill Ilocos Norte mayoral bet

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Laoag City

Another mayoral candidate in Marcos town was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding men on Saturday in front of the Iglesia ni Cristo church there, police said.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Ilocos law school dean wounded in gun attack

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The dean of the College of Law of the Mariano Marcos State University was declared in stable condition after he was shot by two men on Thursday night on the school’s parking lot here, police said.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Sports | Read More »

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