MMSU wins FEM Intercollegiate Debate Tournament 2015

Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) – Batac emerged as champion after defeating Northern Christian College (NCC) in this year’s Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM) Intercollegiate Debate Tournament held on September 16 at the Provincial Capitol Auditorium. The final round focused on the motion “This house believes that all public utility vehicles More »

Gov. Marcos, JICA conducts aerial inspection, seek for quick mobilization of dikes ravaged by typhoon ‘Ineng’

After conducting series of aerial inspections days after typhoon ‘Ineng’ hit the province, Governor Imee Marcos requested for further assessment of the damaged dike systems particularly of the Madongan Dam in Solsona and Sabo Dam in Nueva Era on September 10, 2015. The inspection team included Ms. Misaki Kawaguchi, Japan More »

PGIN estimates agriculture, infrastructure damage from ‘Ineng’ now at P 2 B

Agriculture and infrastructure damage in Ilocos Norte has now climbed up to more than P 2 billion after Typhoon ‘Ineng’ ravaged the province over the weekend, latest report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Council (PDRRMRC) showed. Agriculture recorded an estimated P89 million worth of damage while More »

Governor Marcos continues aerial inspection, relief operation in far-flung areas ravaged by Typhoon ‘Ineng’

Aerial rounds in the far-flung municipalities of Nueva Era and Adams conducted by Governor Imee R. Marcos on August 28, Friday showed that more infrastructures were severely damaged after Typhoon ‘Ineng’ hit Ilocos Norte over the weekend. As the inspection yesterday showed that a great extent of the dike system More »

‘RAKENROL’ musical play to highlight Marcos Fiesta celebration

In celebration of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 98th birthday anniversary, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) will produce for the first time a full-length musical play dubbed as ‘RAKENROL’ on September 11, 2015, 7:00 PM at Mariano Marcos State University’s Teatro Ilocandia, Batac. ‘RAKENROL’, as director Jeremy dela Cruz described More »

Ilocos Norte’s youth program wins Galing Pook Awards 2015

Proving its continuing excellence in local governance in the past few years, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) was cited as one of the ten Galing Pook 2015 awardees for its flagship youth program “Sirib Express.” Governor Imee Marcos led the capitol department heads and Sirib Express Staff in More »

Ilocos Norte set to celebrate Apo Lakay’s 98th birthday anniversary

Marking the 98th birthday anniversary of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos,—popularly known among Ilocanos as Apo Lakay—the Province of Ilocos Norte is set to conduct youth-engaging activities in honor of its favorite son starting this September 9. Da Real Makoy Literary and Musical Competition will open the weeklong celebration, a fitting More »

PGIN remains under red alert, more than 19,000 Ilocanos affected due to ‘Ineng’

Governor Imee R. Marcos ordered the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) to stay on red alert as efforts are intensified for the safety and early recovery of the province from the devastation brought by Typhoon ‘Ineng’ in the province over the weekend. Prompting local government officials to place the More »

Ilocos Norte placed under state of calamity due to typhoon Ineng

In the wake of the most recent typhoon ‘Ineng’ (international name: Goni), the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has declared Ilocos Norte under state of calamity following a total estimated worth of damages of Php 456,878,938.65 has been recorded as of August 23, 2015. According to the Provincial Disaster More »

Power cut off in entire Ilocos Norte due to ‘Ineng’

As Typhoon ‘Ineng’ downed electric transmission lines and toppled numerous electric poles, Governor Imee Marcos is appealing to the Department of Energy (DOE), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Energy Development Corporation-Burgos (EDC), North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation (NLREC), Northwind and several power companies to help in the immediate More »

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity, seeks help for Typhoon ‘Ineng’ damages

After being declared under state of calamity on Saturday reporting a nearly P500 million damage to Ilocos Norte’s agriculture and infrastructure, the Provincial Government is seeking for immediate assistance from the national government to restore the damages caused by Typhoon Ineng which struck Northern Luzon on Thursday, August 20, 2015. More »

PGIN strengthens support to Ilocano farmers, launches KSK program

Over 50 Ilocano farmers will be undergoing a 12-week training on advanced agricultural technology as Governor Imee R. Marcos in partnership with SM Foundation launched the batch 94 of the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) training program on July 15 at VL Farms, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. “We aim to upgrade More »

Investment Incentives

 The Province of Ilocos Norte offers investment incentives in job-rich sectors such agribusiness, tourism and manufacturing. In addition, renewable energy and mining investments are eligible to apply for incentives.

 Taking stock of Ilocos Norte’s pool of hardworking and creative human resources, incentives are also given to investments in business process outsourcing (BPO), creative industries and services.




  • Fiscal Incentive
  • o All registered enterprises qualified under the Ilocos Norte Investment Code are granted full exemption from the payment of basic real property taxes of the 35 percent share of the Provincial Government within a specified period vis-à-vis actual investment infused.

 New Enterprises


Period of Exemption

P1.5 Million to P3.0 Million

3 years

>P3.0 Million to P15.0 Million

5 years

>P15.0 Million to P60.0 Million

7 years

Above P60.0 Million

7 years

Source: New Ilocos Norte Investment Code of 2006


Additionally, qualified registered enterprises that invest more than Php60 Million shall receive 10 percent discount on the 35 percent provincial share from real property taxes for the succeeding five (5) years from the expiration of the period of full exemption.

Qualified registered enterprises that invest more than Php30 Million shall receive 10 percent discount on the 35 percent provincial share from real property taxes for the succeeding five (5) years from the expiration of the period of full exemption.


Existing Enterprises


Period of Exemption

P750,000 to P1.5 Million

3 years

>P1.5 Million to P7.5 Million

5 years

>P7.5 Million to P30.0 Million

7 years

Above P30.0 Million

7 years

Source: New Ilocos Norte Investment Code of 2006

  • Non-Fiscal Incentives
  • Provision of a one-stop documentation center for simplified documentation procedures;
  • Assistance in securing local permits and licenses;
  • Assistance in labor recruitment;
  • Assistance in securing direct source of electric power, water supply, communication and other public utilities;
  • Assistance in the negotiation of special rates for industries with a minimum load of at least 1,000 kilowatts;
  • Assistance in selection and negotiation of right of way;
  • Assistance in identifying business location and factory sites;
  • Facilitating access to financial and technical assistance programs of the government; and
  • Business linkages with local enterprises.