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Former Ilocos Norte Vice Governor Nalupta passes away


Former Ilocos Norte Vice Governor Mariano Nalupta Jr. died after a heart attack at the Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City on Tuesday, the family announced here. He was 69.

Posted: September 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Classes suspended in Ilocos Norte due to heavy rain—Pagasa


Heavy rainfall brought about by the southwest monsoon prompted Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos to suspend classes in the elementary and secondary levels on Thursday.

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

Rare wetland bird spotted in Ilocos Norte

Photo contributed by Tonji and Sylvia Ramos

Glossy Ibis (Plegadis falcinellus), a bird rarely seen in the Philippines, was identified last June 2 in Saud, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte by volunteers from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines (WBCP) taking part in a bird-migration research. This is the first time that this bird species was photographed in mainland Luzon.

Posted: June 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

4.1 quake jolts Ilocos Norte

ilocos norte quake

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck off Laoag City in northern province of Ilocos Norte at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.

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

The mysterious annual ritual of the pigeons of Pasuquin

SYLVIA RAMOS/Contributed photo

Between six and eight in the morning last June 3 on the rocky shoreline of Dilavo in Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte, the rarely seen Spotted Imperial Pigeons started arriving. Witnesses to the unique event were a contingent from the Wild Bird Club of the Philippines led by Ilocos Norte-based birdwatchers Dr. Pete Calope and Richard Ruiz and representatives from local government units and the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »