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Pangasinan, La Union report infections after zero new cases for 2 weeks

May 14, 2020 - 1:30 PM

The new cases are reported as the Ilocos Region is scheduled to ease quarantines on May 16

A representative of the United Architects of the Philippines Manila-Metro Chapter and the Rotary Club of Manila Pugad Lawin turns over two swabbing booths, which the two organizations donated to the city government on Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Photo from the Dagupan City Public Information Office Facebook page.

Gov't task force rejects ECQ requests of several provinces

May 03, 2020 - 5:18 PM

DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says regional task forces may instead extend the enhanced community quarantine in smaller areas such as towns and barangays

GENERAL COMMUNITY QUARANTINE. La Union Governor Francisco Emmanuel Ortega III declares general community quarantine in the province in Ilocos region. Photo from La Union Facebook page

'We need to be bold': Provinces make difficult decisions on 1st day of GCQ

May 02, 2020 - 11:55 AM

(UPDATED) 'We need to be bold and act on this health emergency in our locality especially if we still have active cases of COVID-19,' says Bangsamoro Parliament member Zia Alonto Adiong, spokesperson of the Lanao Del Sur IATF

EXTENDED. Aurora Governor Gerardo Noveras meets with provincial government and police officials to discuss matters related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo from Province of Aurora Facebook page

Pandemic in paradise: Quiet days in locked-down La Union

Apr 07, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Paradise in a pandemic might be more picturesque, but those who live there are not spared from the anxiety that comes with living in uncertain times

Photo by Tarish Zamora/Rappler

First coronavirus cases confirmed in San Fernando, La Union

Apr 03, 2020 - 2:08 PM

The patients are confined at the Lorma Medical Center and the Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center, both in San Fernando City

Tarlac, Cebu, other areas see coronavirus cases spike to double digits

Apr 02, 2020 - 7:10 PM

(UPDATED) Tarlac, Cebu, Pampanga, La Union, Davao City and Baguio City are among provinces and cities seeing cases rise in their areas

DISINFECTION. Personnel of Tarlac provincial government disinfect a hospital in Tarlac. Photo from Tarlac's Facebook page

Coronavirus cases rise outside Metro Manila as tests slowly keep up

Apr 01, 2020 - 5:22 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Health warns the public numbers will increase as government acquires more test kits and sub-national laboratories are accredited to conduct tests nationwide

VIRUS. This photo shows the form of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Shutterstock

La Union mayor, councilor test positive for coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020 - 7:42 PM

(UPDATED) Caba, La Union Mayor Philip Crispino and his wife, councilor Donna Crispino, have been in self-quarantine for the last 16 days and only showed minor symptoms

Ilocos Sur, La Union under community quarantine

Mar 16, 2020 - 6:38 PM

Both provinces have no confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus as of Monday, March 16

Computer store owner, 2 employees shot dead in La Union

Jan 25, 2020 - 3:17 PM

This is the second time the Shaina Kenny Merchandise in San Fernando City is attacked by gunmen in 4 years

La Union mayor Gualberto steps down

Jan 08, 2020 - 7:58 PM

'Bilang respeto sa desisyon ng Ombudsman, bababa ako sa puwesto pero hindi ito mangangahulugan na sumasang-ayon ako sa paspasang paglilitis o sumusuko sa laban,' San Fernando, La Union Mayor Dong Gualberto says

STEPPING DOWN. Suspended San Fernando, La Union mayor Hermenegildo Gualberto steps down from office. File photo from the official website of San Fernando, La Union

Body of OFW killed in Singapore car crash arrives in La Union

Jan 02, 2020 - 6:04 PM

Her family in San Carlos, Caba, La Union, will hold a wake for Arlyn Nucos for two weeks

Photo from Arlyn Nucos' Facebook

3 La Union water district officials get 6 years for graft

Dec 18, 2019 - 2:50 PM

'The subject funds were merely made to appear as COLA when the actual intention of the accused was simply to bilk the company of its limited public funds for their pure selfish interests,' says the Sandiganbayan

TPLEX extension opened for the holidays

Dec 15, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The 4-kilometer Sison-Rosario section, which runs parallel to the existing highway, can shave another 30 minutes of travel from Metro Manila to Baguio City

La Union pride: Meet PH’s SEA Games closing rites flag bearer Roger Casogay

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:53 PM

Despite all the attention he’s getting, Filipino surfer Roger Casogay remains grounded and doesn't want to be called a hero

 Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Village chief in La Union shot dead at home

Nov 26, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Lourdes Parotina, 66, is shot dead while watching TV inside her house

La Union barangay chief shot dead in Bauang casino

Nov 13, 2019 - 11:51 PM

Bauang Councilor Noel Gallardo, the barangay captain of Pagdalagan Sur, was playing the slot machines inside an e-casino when he was shot by the suspect

Ilocos Sur judge killed in ambush in La Union

Nov 05, 2019 - 9:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) In September, Judge Mario Anacleto Bañez acquitted a Cordillera health worker, whom the army accused of being a communist rebel

How a La Union town transforms drug surrenderers into productive citizens

Jul 05, 2019 - 1:44 PM

In La Union, a town helps former drug dependents to renew their lives and become microentrepreneurs after rehabilitation

3 die in road crashes in Ilocos provinces

May 29, 2019 - 2:17 PM

But a motorcycle rider in La Union narrowly escaped from being crushed by beer delivery truck. Watch it here.

2010 Bar exam blast survivors win local races

May 14, 2019 - 11:55 PM

Almost 9 years after the 2010 Bar exam blasts, two women prevail in their bids for local positions

COUNCILORS. Two victims of the 2010 Bar exam blast emerged victorious in local races.

Election-related violence disrupts voting in various provinces

May 13, 2019 - 4:02 PM

Shootings and explosions are reported in polling centers and precincts across the country

Candidate for La Union town councilor hurt in ambush

May 04, 2019 - 11:51 AM

Rogelio 'Roger' Concepcion is a cousin of slain Balaoan town vice mayor Al-Fred Concepcion

CAMPAIGN MODE. Rogelio Concepcion, candidate for Balaoan councilor, campaigns in his town. Photo from the Facebook page of Nadine Concepcion

Weekend lifeguards now serve 2 La Union public beaches

Apr 24, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Through the initiative of the San Juan Resort Restaurant Hotel Association, there are now lifeguards manning beaches in Urbiztondo and Ili Norte villages in San Juan town during weekends

LA UNION BEACH. Urbiztondo Beach in La Union. Photo courtesy of Tina Antonio.

5 killed in motorcycle crashes in Tarlac, La Union

Apr 19, 2019 - 3:47 PM

A truck swerves into a group of motorcycles in La Union on Thursday, killing 4. A fifth person dies after their motorcycle crashes into a tree

Coworking to 'co-living': Studio22 in La Union hopes to redefine the shared workplace

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:59 AM

The newly-opened shared workplace in the surftown of San Juan offers coworking basics, and then some

CO-LIVING. Studio22 provides coworking facilities in La Union. Photos by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Car-rille, a La Union surf spot, and a place suspended in time

Apr 13, 2019 - 10:03 AM

Beyond the surface, this famous surf spot has more to offer than great waves

CAR-RILLE. Surfers head out to catch waves from this spot, accessible from an old resort in Carlatan, San Fernando, La Union. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

San Juan in La Union declared coal-free

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:50 AM

(UPDATED) Resolution No. 03-2019 bans the construction, development, and operation of coal-fired power plants in San Juan, La Union

COAL-FREE. The municipal council of San Juan in La Union passes an ordinance declaring the municipality coal-free. Photo courtesy of Tina Antonio

La Union deserves a coal-free future – congresswoman

Dec 15, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Ten years after the Renewable Energy Act was signed, 'the evils and perils it aims to eradicate have continued to persist,' says Senior Citizen Representative Milagros Magsaysay

LUNA COASTLINE. Part of the Darigayos coastline in Luna, La Union, home to many beach resorts. Residents are worried about the construction of a coal-fired plant in their town. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar, Joms Santos, and Eleazar Cuela

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Dec 05, 2018 - 10:30 PM

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Congresswoman urges Comelec: Place La Union under military protection

Dec 05, 2018 - 1:16 PM

'To await the start of the election period might become too late for us,' La Union 2nd District Representative Sandra Eriguel says in her request to the Comelec

CRY FOR JUSTICE. The Balaoan Municipal Hall  displays posters seeking justice for slain officials. All photos by Mau Victa/Rappler

LOOK: La Union towns put up banners seeking justice for slain officials

Nov 24, 2018 - 10:51 AM

The provincial office of the Commission on Elections is in favor of placing La Union in the hotspots list, and under the control of the Comelec

Latest vice mayor killed: Who is Balaoan's Al-fred Concepcion?

Nov 14, 2018 - 5:19 PM

The killing of Balaoan Vice Mayor Al-fred Concepcion ends his more than two decades of working in government

La Union vice mayor, security escort killed in ambush

Nov 14, 2018 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) Vice Mayor Al-fred Concepcion of Balaoan, La Union, dies as unknown assailants open fire on their convoy. His daughter, Mayor Aleli Concepcion, is undergoing medical treatment.

Photo from Vice Mayor Al-fred Concepcion's Facebook account

DENR issues ECC for La Union coal plant project

Nov 03, 2018 - 3:53 PM

The project faces opposition from residents and environmental groups in La Union

La Union beyond surfing

Oct 07, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Know more about Luna town's picturesque pebble beaches and hidden charms

SEASIDE ART. Artwork face the sea. Photo courtesy of Laurie Mae Gucilatar, Joms Santos and Eleazar Cuela

Police eye 5 suspects in La Union mayor Buquing slay

Oct 03, 2018 - 5:35 PM

2 executed the killing, while 3 others are suspected to have acted as lookouts

SHOT DEAD. Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing. Photo courtesy of Sudipen LGU

Politics, business eyed as motives in La Union mayor Buquing's slay

Oct 02, 2018 - 6:06 PM

Police say Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing had an intense political run in 2016 and is a big-time local Pepsi distributor

LEADS PURSUED. The PNP forms a special task group to probe the killing of Sudipen Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing. Photo from Sudipen LGU Facebook page

Slain La Union mayor shielded wife during attack – police

Oct 02, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Police say this explains how Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing of Sudipen, La Union, survived the attack

SAVED. Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing was shielded by her husband from the gunfire. Photo from Sudipen LGU

Latest mayor killed: Who is Alexander Buquing of Sudipen, La Union?

Oct 01, 2018 - 11:09 PM

Sudipen, La Union, Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing is the 12th mayor killed since July 2016

La Union mayor Alexander Buquing shot dead

Oct 01, 2018 - 9:00 PM

(4th UPDATE) His driver and police body guard are also dead, while his wife, Sudipen Vice Mayor Wendy Joy Buquing, is injured

AMBUSHED. Mayor Alexander 'Alan' Buquing is shot dead in Bangar town, on his way home to Sudipen, La Union. Photo courtesy of Sudipen municipal government

Coal plant project in La Union sparks protests

Jul 28, 2018 - 11:45 AM

Residents are urging the La Union provincial government to pass an anti-coal ordinance to stop the construction of a 670-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Luna town

'PROTECT LA UNION'. Groups converge at the town plaza in San Fernando, La Union, in July 2018 to protest coal-fired power plant to be built in Luna. Screenshot from the video of Diane Mendoza Orpilla

In La Union, farmers let tourists pick grapes

Jul 21, 2018 - 10:30 AM

Tourists don't mind shelling out P300 per kilo of red cardinal grapes as long as they do the picking themselves

FRESH FRUITS. Tourist Chi Vallido fofCavite City  visits Bauang in La Union to harvest fresh grapes. Photo by Mau Victa

La Union Rep Eriguel says husband’s murder ‘politically motivated’

May 28, 2018 - 6:43 PM

The widowed lawmaker also blames PNP Region 1 director Romulo Sapitula and sacked Agoo chief of police Alfredo Padilla Jr for failing to prevent her husband's death

NOW A WIDOW. La Union 2nd District Representative Sandra Eriguel delivers a privilege speech on the killing of her husband and ex-lawmaker Franny Eriguel. Screenshot from the House of Representatives

La Union, Agoo police chiefs sacked amid Eriguel slay probe

May 21, 2018 - 10:34 PM

The two police chiefs were sacked to see whether they had lapses in preventing the high-profile killing

Barangay captain bet arrested over ex-La Union lawmaker Eriguel's slay

May 15, 2018 - 2:40 PM

The Philippine National Police says Felizardo Villanueva, a barangay captain candidate, is among the suspects in the killing of Eufranio Eriguel

SHOT DEAD. Former La Union congressman Eufranio Eriguel is killed while delivering a campaign speech

Malacañang hits killing of ex-La Union congressman Eriguel

May 13, 2018 - 7:46 PM

'Political violence has no place in society,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, as he denounces the killing of former congressman Eufranio Eriguel

PALACE REACTION. Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque denounces the killing of former La Union representative Eufranio Eriguel. Malacañang photo

Ex-La Union congressman Eriguel shot dead

May 12, 2018 - 10:21 PM

(UPDATED) Police say Eriguel was attending a gathering in Barangay Capas in Agoo, La Union when the suspects opened fire

SHOT DEAD. Former La Union congressman Eufranio Eriguel. File photos froM Eriguel's Facebook page; Shutterstock

Ilocos Region ready to be alternative to Boracay

May 04, 2018 - 10:43 AM

More tourists are expected to come to Ilocos Sur and Norte because of the 'resting' of Boracay

Ilocos as alternative to Boracay. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Reasons to fall in love with La Union, and to keep coming back

Apr 08, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Looking for a place with the right mix of calm and fun and festive? La Union is the place to be.