DA says Region 1 crop damages from 'Lando' may rise to P500M

October 23, 2015 by · Comments Off on DA says Region 1 crop damages from 'Lando' may rise to P500M 

DAGUPAN CITY, Oct. 22 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) bared that the whole Region 1 has initially sustained crop damages in the amount of P280 million but this could go as high as P500 million once all reports of damages from their fields come in.

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Entrepreneurs urged to invest in more restaurants in Pangasinan

September 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Entrepreneurs urged to invest in more restaurants in Pangasinan 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Sept. 28 (PNA) — A tourism official is urging entrepreneurs to invest in additional restaurants for fine dining, hotels, inns, and resorts in Pangasinan in the Ilocos Region.

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Dragon fruit industry gains ground

September 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Dragon fruit industry gains ground 

By Leilani G. Adriano

BURGOS,Ilocos Norte, Sept. 21 (PNA Features) –From single cuttings of the less known dragon fruit cactus plant Edita Dacuycuy-Aguinaldo, 69, planted 10 years ago in her backyard, who would think that this vine-like cactus species that bears pear-shaped fruits that have a bright pink flesh or sweetish white would catch the attention of plant lovers, now bringing huge income to growers and food processors alike.

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Ilocos Norte gov't urges residents to build animal shelters to boost disaster-resilient communities

September 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Ilocos Norte gov't urges residents to build animal shelters to boost disaster-resilient communities 

LAOAG CITY, Sept. 1 — The provincial government reiterated its call for residents to build shelters for animals as part of disaster mitigation efforts.

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Villar pushes for passage of bill declaring smuggling as economic sabotage

September 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Villar pushes for passage of bill declaring smuggling as economic sabotage 

By Jelly Musico

MANILA, Aug. 31 (PNA) — Senator Cynthia Villar on Sunday pushed for the enactment of a bill declaring smuggling of agricultural products as economic sabotage.

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Nutrition Month 2015 focuses on weight loss program

July 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Nutrition Month 2015 focuses on weight loss program 

LAOAG CITY, June 30 — Carrying the similar campaign of eating the right food and proper diet through the years, the Nutrition Month celebration this year will focus on the different weight loss programs.

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Sen. Cayetano shares a light moment with mayor and garlic growers in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte

June 2, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sen. Cayetano shares a light moment with mayor and garlic growers in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte 

150601163653Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano shares a light moment with Mayor Melanie Grace Valdez of San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte and the garlic farmers and food processors of the town at the shared facility and display center for veggie noodles development in partnership with the San Nicolas Bawang Association located at the second floor of the San Nicolas Public Market on Monday (June 1, 2015). (PNA photo by Leilanie Adriano)

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DAR raises the value of farmers’ products in Ilocos Norte

May 5, 2015 by · Comments Off on DAR raises the value of farmers’ products in Ilocos Norte 

MANILA, May 4 — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) is pushing the farmers in Ilocos Norte to raise the quality of their agricultural products, saying that producing better products means generating greater income.

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Promoting organic farming

May 1, 2015 by · Comments Off on Promoting organic farming 

150430152455A farm worker from the Indigenous Peoples of Adams, Ilocos Norte takes pride of growing organic vegetables such as this locally grown green ice, ready to be served for tourists visiting the highlands. Less known to many, Adams town is a hidden paradise of Ilocos Norte, which boasts of its 18 waterfalls, 14 functional hanging bridges and exotic food products, among others. (PNA photo by Leilanie Adriano)
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Sand Festival in Ilocos Norte boosts local tourism, economy

April 29, 2015 by · Comments Off on Sand Festival in Ilocos Norte boosts local tourism, economy 

LAOAG CITY, April 28 — Creating a surprising crowd of tourist in the past years, the sand festival dubbed “Himala sa Buhangin!” is now again set on foot to bring more employment as a boost to Ilocos Norte’s local tourism industry and economy.

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