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Orlando Cardinal ‘Orly’ Quevedo comes home

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WARM WELCOME Orlando Cardinal Quevedo greets well-wishers, among them members of indigenous groups, during his homecoming in Ilocos Norte province. LEILANIE ADRIANO

When then 8-year-old Orlando Quevedo left Ilocos Norte province for Cotabato with his family in 1947, he made sure his heart would never forget.

Posted: April 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Magnitude 3.1 quake jolts Laoag City

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The façade of Museo Ilocos Norte in Laoag City. A magnitude 3.1 earthquake jolted this capital of Ilocos Norte province on Tuesday afternoon. No casualty or damage was reported by disaster response official. INQUIRER.net/TOTEL V. DE JESUS

A magnitude 3.1 earthquake jolted this capital of Ilocos Norte province on Tuesday afternoon, but disaster response officials did not report any casualty or damage after the ground shaking.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 dolphins given shelter in marine park

SCARLETT, a spinner dolphin rescued in Zambales province, is being nursed back to health. ALLAN MACATUNO/INQUIRER CENTRAL LUZON

Two injured spinner dolphins that were shipped to a marine theme park here for safekeeping after surviving blast fishing in Ilocos Norte and Zambales provinces have shown signs of recovery.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Fall seen in Ilocos mango harvests

Mango production in some areas of Ilocos Norte may fall short of the province’s expected yield this year due to a cecid fly infestation that has been attacking mango plantations.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Guard kills woman in hostage-taking in Ilocos Norte town mayor’s house

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A woman was stabbed dead on Friday afternoon by a security guard who held hostage six people briefly inside the home of Mayor Gladys Go Que here.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Guling-guling,’ an Ilocos party before Lent

PAOAY residents don costumes made of “inabel” as they perform dances during the annual Guling-guling Festival, a gathering devoted to merrymaking prior to Lent. LEILANIE ADRIANO/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Ilocano folk wearing “abel”-inspired traditional dresses filled the streets here on Tuesday for a day of merrymaking as Christians prepared for the Lenten season.

Posted: March 8th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ilocos farmers paid for crop losses due to 2 typhoons

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Farmers in Ilocos Norte whose farms were devastated by back-to-back typhoons last year have received compensation from the Department of Agrarian Reform as part of government’s crop insurance program, officials said Friday.

Posted: March 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Whale shark caught in fishing net freed, is back to sea

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A whale shark (Rhincodon typus), commonly known as “butanding,” got caught in a vertical fish net off Calayab beach here about 2 p.m. on Thursday, according to a report from the Ilocos Norte Provincial Fishery Office.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

German missing after kite-boarding accident found dead

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A German tourist, who was reported missing after a kite-boarding accident in Barangay Saud in this coastal town on Saturday, was found dead on Tuesday, reports from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) said.

Posted: February 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Employees ordered out of buildings as quake rocks Ilocos

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Imee Marcos. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Gov. Imee Marcos ordered employees at the provincial capitol and other government buildings here to move out of their offices as a precaution after a magnitude 5.3 earthquake shook the province on Monday afternoon.

Posted: February 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pagudpud extends deadline vs illegal structures

A ZIP LINE being operated by Hannah’s Beach Resort and Convention Center attracts tourists to Pagudpud in an area called Blue Lagoon. LEILANI ADRIANO/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Officials of Pagudpud town in Ilocos Norte province have extended until next week its deadline for resort owners in Barangay Balaoi to remove cottages and other structures standing on the town’s foreshore areas.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ilocos wind farm hosts endangered turtles too

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The first and largest wind farm in the country located by Bangui Bay here is not just a popular tourist destination, it is also a haven for endangered sea turtles that lay their eggs on the shore.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

4th quake hits off Ilocos Norte

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Another earthquake struck off Burgos town in Ilocos Norte at 6: 24 p.m. following a series of tremors Friday morning, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

Posted: January 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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