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1 in every 10 mothers in Ilocos is a teenager

A MANILA hospital is overwhelmed by the number of women giving birth in a scene repeated many times over outside the metropolis, including the Ilocos region where one of every 10 mothers is a teenager. JOAN BONDOC

The number of teenage mothers in the Ilocos region has risen over the past 10 years, alarming population officials who have raised concerns over the young child-bearers’ health.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Animal torture tied to online racket

A couple behind the filming of small animals being tortured and killed was sentenced by a judge to double life terms and ordered to pay more than P9 million in penalties in 10 separate charges filed in the Regional Trial Court (RTC) here in La Union province.

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

3 dead, 22 hurt in La Union road accident

San Fernando City map

At least three persons died while 22 others were hurt when a passenger jeepney lost its brakes and hit a stone wall in San Fernando City in La Union province on Thursday morning, police said.

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

Carabao drops dead from heat in La Union


The scorching summer heat has taken its toll on the carabao, the national work animal.

Posted: June 2nd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »


From Metro Manila, Natividad town can be reached through the Manila North Road (MacArthur Highway), after exiting from the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway in Paniqui town in Tarlac province.

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