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 posts 6% increase in Holy Week tourist arrivals, 103% in two years

Ilocos Norte welcomed a total of 472,989 day visitors last Holy Week, April 10-16, posting a 6% increase compared to the same period last year with a record of 444,980. The 2017 figure also shows a 103% increase in just two years, with 232,678 arrivals recorded in 2015. Categorized as people who visit the Ilocos Norte's tourist attractions but do not stay overnight, "day visitors" are recorded by provincial tourism personnel deployed … [Read More...]

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