Economy of Ilocos Region accelerates by 8.4 percent

The economy of Region I accelerated by 8.4 percent in 2016 from 5.4 percent in 2015. The faster performance of the region’s economy in 2016 was due to the accelerated growths in the Industry and Services. Services contributed the largest share in the region’s output in 2016 at 51.2 percent. The Industry, on the other hand contributed 28.8 percent. Meanwhile Agriculture, Hunting, Forestry and … [Read More...]

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Ilocos Norte declares Congressman Fariñas as “Persona non Grata”

The Ilocos Norte Provincial Board or Sangguniang Panlalawigan today approved Resolution No. 2017-06081, which declares 1st District rep. Rodolfo “Rudy” C. Fariñas as “persona non grata.” The resolution is sponsored by SP Member and Lawyer Vicentito “Toto” M. Lazo and Vice Governor Angelo Marcos Barba. Technically, the legal term “persona non grata” means “unwelcome person,” implying that a certain individual [declared as persona non grata] … [Read More...]

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