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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

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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 »

Bangui mayor suspended for indiscriminate firing

The provincial government has placed Mayor Diosdado Garvida under a monthlong preventive suspension pending an administrative charge for misconduct and abuse of authority after he allegedly fired a gun while confronting an unlicensed quarry operator in April.

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ilocos Norte gives sand mining a chance

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The official who led the provincial board of Ilocos Norte into banning black sand mining six months ago has softened his position.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »