April 24, 2011 in NL general
Earth Day reveled in Ilocos Norte
By Stella Gaspar
BANGUI, Ilocos Norte — The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) conducted a thanksgiving for the Earth Day celebration on April 19 at the Bangui windmills.
Communication and Media Office (CMO) Department Head June Arvin Gudoy said the event was a “Panagyaman” (thanksgiving) to the Creator for saving Ilocos Norte from natural disasters, especially from the recent tsunami scare in Japan.
He added that a commitment towards renewable energy, green technology, solid waste management and water reservation management was signed between all town mayors in the province, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and the Department Of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Ilocos Norte in the same event. #
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5.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Laoag
By Cristina Arzadon/PIA Ilocos Norte
LAOAG CITY — A 5.3 magnitude earthquake shook Laoag and nearby towns at 1:30 PM, April 19 but caused no damage to property or injury to persons, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said.
Ernesto Agnir, Sr., Science Research Specialist of Philvocs based in Pasuquin town, said the tremor was located 128 kilometers northeast of Laoag City. It was felt at intensity 2 in Laoag, Batac City, and the towns of Pasuquin and Sarrat. It was also felt at intensity 5 in Calayan in Cagayan and intensity 3 in Claveria in Cagayan.The tremor was tectonic in origin with a depth of 15 kilometers.
It was the second temblor that hit Laoag in five days. A 3.0 magnitude earthquake rocked the city and nearby towns on April 13. #
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NPA yields to Pangasinan police officer
By Freddie G. Lazaro/PIA 1 Ilocos Sur
NARVACAN, Ilocos Sur — A member of the New People’s Army (NPA) operating along Cordillera mountains voluntarily surrendered to a police officer assigned in Pangasinan police provincial office, it was reported here Monday, April 18.
Police identified the NPA as Froilan Culang, aka “Ka John,” 23, from Kalinga province and a member of “Kilusang Larangang Guerilla” (KLG) Bagkas, operating in Kalinga province.
Culang reportedly agreed to surrender to Chief Inspector Froilan Lopez, head of the Investigation Division of the Pangasinan police office when Lopez promised to help him continue his studies.
Lopez added that Culang is presently under tactical interrogation at the provincial police office while his benefits as a surrenderee are being processed. #