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At least 2 dead in Ilocos Norte due to Ineng

Aug 24, 2019 - 6:45 PM

(UPDATED) A man was swept by raging floodwaters, while a 17-year-old girl was killed in a landslide, say local officials

FLOODED. Heavy flooding at Barangay 43-Cavite, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, on August 24, 2019. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey Santos

IN PHOTOS: Floods hit Ilocos Norte, Metro Manila due to Ineng, monsoon

Aug 24, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Residents in Ilocos Norte, especially Laoag City, experience massive flooding

FLOOD. Pedestrians and commuters wade through flooded streets of Estrada and Arellano in Malate, Manila on August 24, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity due to Ineng

Aug 24, 2019 - 12:39 PM

(6th UPDATE) Over 18,000 people are affected by heavy rains and massive flooding caused by Severe Tropical Storm Ineng

RESCUE. Police evacuate a woman and her newborn in the heavily flooded Barangay 7B in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, on August 24, 2019. Photo by Edison Deus

LOOK: Laoag City Bypass Road now open

Dec 29, 2018 - 5:31 PM

DPWH Secretary Mark Villar says the new road is expected to cut travel time going north

OPEN. The newly opened Laoag City Bypass Road is expected to ease traffic in the city proper . All photos from the Department of Public Works and Highways

Ilocos Norte execs want CA to declare House detention a form of 'torture'

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The provincial officials lawyer Estelito Mendoza urges the Court of Appeals to grant their petition for a writ of habeas corpus

DETAINED OFFICIALS. From left to right: Evangeline Tabulog, Josephine Calajate, Encarnacion Gaor, Genedine Jambaro, Eden Battulayan, and Pedro Agcaoili during a House hearing on June 20, when they still refused to properly testify before lawmakers. File photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House

LEGISLATIVE VS JUDICIARY? The panel chaired by Representative Johnny Pimentel agrees to issue a show cause order against 3 CA justices. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The good government committee tells the officials If you’re not willing to answer any questions wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell

EMOTIONAL WITNESSES. Ilocos Norte officials Genedine Jambaro and Eden Battulayan tear up in front of lawmakers during the hearing on June 20. Photo by Rappler

'Mastermind' muzzling Ilocos Norte execs in House probe, says Fariñas

Jun 16, 2017 - 1:09 PM

Asked whether he was referring to Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says Your guess is as good as mine maybe even better

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH? Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says only by telling the truth before lawmakers will the Ilocos Norte officials be released from detention. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Cruel' for House to still detain Ilocos Norte officials – Bongbong Marcos

Jun 15, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Former senator Bongbong Marcos says he feels sorry for the situation of the officials claiming they are beginning to suffer symptoms while in detention

THE VISTOR. Former senator Bongbong Marcos steps out of the House Legislative Building, where 6 Ilocos Norte officials are detained. Photo from the Marcos camp

Alvarez calls CA justices ‘idiots’ over detention case of Ilocos Norte officials

Jun 14, 2017 - 6:51 PM

The House of Representatives rejects a Court of Appeals ruling ordering an explanation for detaining 6 Ilocos Norte officials who were deemed uncooperative in a committee hearing

NOT BUDGING. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez refuses to let go of the Ilocos Norte officials still detained at the House despite a CA ruling ordering their release. File photo by Rappler

House defies CA order to release detained Ilocos Norte officials

Jun 10, 2017 - 2:58 PM

The CA orders the officials release on June 9 but Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas says they have questioned the court s jurisdiction over Congress contempt powers

DETAINED. Genedine Jambaro of the Ilocos Norte Provincial Treasurer's Office turns emotional on May 29 after the House good government and public accountability panel orders her detention. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Ilocos Norte officials detained in House seek writ of habeas corpus

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas who had initiate the probe doubts the Court of Appeals will find their detention illegal because they gave dismissive answers to the committee

DETAINED. Genedine Jambaro of the Ilocos Norte Provincial Treasurer's Office turns emotiona on May 29 after the House good government and public accountability panel ordered her detention. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

House summons Imee Marcos to tobacco funds probe

May 29, 2017 - 10:55 AM

UPDATED The House committee on good government and public accountability also detains 6 Ilocos Norte officials for giving dismissive answers during the hearing

SUBPOENAED. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos. File photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Ilocos Norte’s tobacco funds go to Imee Marcos' pet projects

May 17, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Representative Rodolfo Fariñas leads a House probe of Ferdinand Marcos daughter Their families were longtime allies until they split in 2015

TOBACCO FUND MISUSE? Ilocos Norte Representative Rodolfo Farinas leads a probe on alleged tobacco funds misuse in his own province. Rappler photo

High school teacher from Ilocos places 6th in Bar

May 04, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Mark Dave Camarao makes history for Northwestern University Ilocandia s premiere university in Laoag City

TOPNOTCHER. Mark Camarao becomes the second bar topnotcher produced by the Northwern University in almost six decades.

Commercial activity back in Ilocos Norte

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:53 PM

UPDATED In Laoag City alone Vice Mayor Michael Fariñas pegs agricultural destruction at P7 million

BACK IN BUSINESS. Commercial establishments in Ilocos slowly recover after the storm. Photo by Patty Pasion

Ilocanos show 'unconditional love' for Marcos on his 99th birthday

Sep 12, 2016 - 1:20 PM

Marcos daughter Imee thanks the Ilocanos for their unconditional love

NO TO HERO'S BURIAL. Three petitions have been filed against the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Supreme Court image from wikimedia.org

Ilocanos kick off Marcos' 99th birthday celebration

Sep 11, 2016 - 12:17 PM

The Solid North remains steadfast in their support for the late strongman

NO TO HERO'S BURIAL. Three petitions have been filed against the burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Supreme Court image from wikimedia.org

'Great Ilocano': Province mates ask for hero's burial for Marcos

Sep 09, 2016 - 8:30 PM

As they celebrate the late dictator s 99th birth anniversary supporters say his presidency should be viewed not just from the perspective of Martial Law victims

MARCOS SUPPORTERS. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and members of the Rotary Club of Metro Ilocos Norte demonstrate the late president's trademark V-sign on September 9. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

DOF to file charges vs Laoag treasurer over missing P85-M fund

Aug 16, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Laoag City Treasurer Elena Asuncion has reportedly fled to Hawaii with her city s money The Department of Finance has asked the National Bureau of Investigation and other government agencies to get to the bottom of the case

MISSING FUNDS. Of the over P88 million of the Laoag City government’s funds, only P2.64 million are left in the form of time deposits

Robredo: Bongbong very active, not a minor during martial law

Mar 18, 2016 - 7:00 PM

The LP vice presidential candidate reiterates that the least her rival can do is to recognize that something wrong happened during his late father s regime

STRONG ADVOCACY. Administration candidate Leni Robredo is the most vocal among the vice presidential candidates on the issue of martial law. File photo from Leni Robredo's Twitter account

Ilocano-speaking students only 'advised to transfer' – school

Aug 07, 2013 - 7:36 PM

The legal counsel of Saviour s Christian Academy in Laoag City says advised to transfer and expelled are two different things

SPEAK ENGLISH ONLY. The Saviour's Christian Academy in Ilocos Norte implements a strict English-speaking policy inside the campus. All photos by Herdy Yumul

Female Fariñas is Laoag City mayor

May 14, 2013 - 4:42 AM

In the province’s lone district Laoag City Chevylle V Fariñas receives majority votes as city mayor

Homestretch: Fariñas vs Fariñas Part 2

May 02, 2013 - 9:23 PM

Roger Fariñas files a disqualification complaint against his rival in the Laoag mayoral race niece in law Chevylle Fariñas and her entire slate

Rudy Fariñas' son drops bid vs cousin

Apr 26, 2013 - 2:45 PM

This makes the vice mayoral race in Laoag a two way fight between outgoing Mayor Michael Fariñas and lawyer Kris Ablan

Suspected killer of party-list coordinator nabbed

Apr 10, 2013 - 12:33 AM

Laoag City police says Napoleon Ganotisi is the main suspect in the killing of Protestant pastor and 1st Kabagis party list coordinator Macario Campanano

Marcos cousin quits mayoral race

Apr 02, 2013 - 1:25 PM

Michael Keon is known as the first Marcos to challenge the Fariñases who have ruled Laoag City for decades

VLOG: Ilocos Norte under the Marcoses

Feb 16, 2013 - 4:45 PM

The Marcoses are not doing poorly But expectations are higher for a province that got a lot from government

A sport is born in Laoag

Feb 14, 2012 - 4:12 PM

It s the first ever sandboarding competition in Laoag s famous sand dunes

Sandboarding, Laoag, and a bashing adventure

Jan 30, 2012 - 10:07 AM

The Laoag La Paz sandboarding competition is the first of its kind in the country