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Ilocos students hit SUCs’ implem of Free Education Law

LAOAG CITY — Students from State Universities and Colleges across the Ilocos Region still paid various school and department fees ranging from Php50 – P1150 upon enrollment for the school year 2018-2019. This, despite the implementation of the Free Education Law.

NPA attacks 81st IB HQ

VIGAN CITY — Guerrillas of the New People’s Army operating in Ilocos Sur attacked the headquarters of the 81st Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army in Barangay Bugbuga, Sta. Cruz town on the evening of August 9.

UNP ask students to waive right to data privacy

VIGAN CITY — In a document sent by the youth group Anakbayan Ilocos, the University of Northern Philippines has literally asked its students to waive their right to data privacy or defer from enrolling in the institution.

Dengue forces UNP to reset opening

VIGAN CITY — The University of Northern Philippines here moved its class opening from August 6 to August 8, 2018 “to pave way for massive fumigation and spraying” in the campus. This was announced by Dr. Gilbert Arce, president of UNP, through a Facebook post that immediately circulated on Friday, August 3.

SONA ni Duterte, tinuligsa ng rebong grupo

BAGUIO CITY — Sa magkahiwalay na pahayag, sinabi ng mga tagapagsalita ng Kabataang Makabayan-Ilocos at Lejo Cawilan Command (LCC) ng New People’s Army- Kalinga na pawang kasinungalingan ang tinuran ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa kanyang nakaraang State of the Nation Address (SONA). Ayun sa kanila, wala umanong makabuluhang pagbabago sa loob ng dalawang taong pamumuno nito.

Ilocos Sur Dads support opposition to dam

VIGAN CITY — The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Ilocos Sur “approved and enacted unanimously” a resolution “adopting the strong opposition” of the Municipalities of Salcedo, Del Pilar and Sigay and objection” to the proposed Gregorio Del Pilar Impoundment Project (GDPIP) during its regular session on Tuesday, July 24. The declaration was authored by SP member Pablito Sanidad, Jr.

Police checkpoints tried to stop people’s SONA in Ilocos

VIGAN CITY— Despite being stopped and searched in five police checkpoints; fisherfolks, peasants and activists from various towns of Ilocos Sur and La Union converged and staged a protest action in Vigan City on July 23, to present what they said is the real state of the nation as opposed to President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Infra gets lion’s share in Ilocos 2019 budget

VIGAN CITY — The infrastructure sector was allotted with ₱71 billion which comprise 54.8 percent of the region’s ₱129 billion allocation for the 2019 proposed budget, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-1) regional office bared last June. The Department of Public Works and Highways will implement the projects.