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The saga of Aringay rail line

RAIL TO NOWHERE  Nestor Ninnuan (left) says the abandoned tunnel of the railway track that would have run from his hometown of Aringay in La Union to Baguio City has fallen prey to treasure hunters and vandals.  PHOTOS BY RAY ZAMBRANO

On top of the entrance to a concrete tunnel in Barangay Poblacion in Aringay town, La Union province, are the Roman numerals MCMXIII.

Posted: November 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

37 hurt as bus slams into mango tree in La Union

Bauang, La Union map

At least 37 people were hurt on Thursday, when an Abra-bound bus slammed into a mango tree along the national road in Bauang town, La Union province.

Posted: October 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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 »