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’

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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

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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 »

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

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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 province under a state of calamity on August 22, 2015, Ineng has reportedly left an estimated Php 600 million worth of damages.

According to the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), cost of damage to infrastructure now stands at Php 586,231,580.00 while agricultural damage has reached Php 59, 487,159.40 as of August 24. The figures are still expected to rise in the coming days.

Numbers of affected individuals, families and barangays have climbed up to 83,220, 19,452 and 238, respectively. Reported death toll from the typhoon stood at one, with ten injured and one still missing.

As of today, roads in Nalasin and Talugtog, Solsona and Barong and Elizabeth, Dingras remain impassable due to severe flooding.

Meanwhile, Governor Marcos announced today that Ilocanos could undergo a free medical check-up and treatment of typhoon-related diseases in Provincial Hospital and several district hospitals in Ilocos Norte until Friday, August 28.

The medical teams earlier deployed by the Provincial Capitol reported an increase risk in widespread respiratory tract infection including diarrhea and flu and a dengue outbreak after the typhoon.

Governor Marcos also added that Ilocanos can avail of the free transportation service from Laoag City proper to Lapaz, Gabu and San Mateo starting today while those who will be going to the routes of Laoag-Pagudpud, Laoag-San Nicolas-Batac-Paoay, Laoag-Dingras-Solsona will be accommodated beginning tomorrow. The free service will be implemented by the Metro Ilocos Norte Council’s (MINC) Night Express and will last until Thursday, August 27.

With the strong wind and heavy rain brought by the typhoon, a province-wide power cut off is being experienced since yesterday caused by a toppled electric tower at Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur.

“Restoration of the toppled tower along San Esteban-Laoag 115kV line is currently in full swing. Target completion of restoration is August 26 as we are still being delayed because of inaccessibility and inclement weather,” said National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.

To address the massive power cut off in the province, the Provincial Capitol, several municipal and city halls and the pumping stations of the Ilocos Norte Water District are offering free charging of devices and free calls to Ilocanos.

Since yesterday, Governor Marcos has been seeking for the assistance from the national government and appealing to NGCP to fast track the repairing of the toppled electric tower. She has also asked local gasoline stations to stock up in preparation for a rise in demand in fuel.—Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, Communications and Media Office

For reference, contact Mr. June Arvin C. Gudoy of PGIN – Communications and Media Office at 0915 396 1332.