6.6 Million Worth of Marijuana Plants Destroyed

The stepped-up efforts of the Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Regional Office 1 (PDEA-RO1) to locate and destroy marijuana plantations across the region scored after the destruction of P6,640,500.00 million worth of marijuana plants in various plantation sites in Barangay Licungan, Sugpon, Ilocos Sur during the two (2) days Marijuana eradication.

Police Chief Superintendent Roman A. Felix, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1), said the operatives from Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Office (ISPPO); Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 1 (PDEA1), composite intelligence team of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and Sugpon Police Station destroyed 24,770 fully grown marijuana plants, and 34,100 MJ seedlings planted in scattered plantation sites with an estimated land area of 4,285 square meters.

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Search For Model OFW Family Award 2014

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration- Regional Welfare Office 1 (OWWA-RWO1) has conducted its Regional Screening and Selection for the 2014 Model OFW Family of the Year Award (MOFYA) at the OWWA Conference Room.

MOFYA is an annual event of OWWA recognizing the exemplary and notable accomplishments of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families in terms of family solidarity, education, finances and community involvement. MOFYA is now on its 10th year of paying tribute to the success stories of OFWs who sacrificed to live away from their families and were able to surmount the social costs linked with migration.

Each region shall have two MOFYA winners representing the land-based and the sea-based category. The regional winners from the 17 regions in Philippines will compete during the National Awarding, tentatively scheduled on December 4, 2014.

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PNP Regions Completed Disaster Preparedness Challenge

Eight-man Search, Rescue and Retrieval (SRR) Teams under the Regional Public Safety Battalions (RPSBs) of Police Regional Offices 1, 2, 3 and Cordillera joined the elimination round competition of the 2-Day Disaster Preparedness for Contingency and Response (DPCR) Challenge held at the PRO1 Parade Ground on October 16, 2014.

During the opening ceremony, PC/Supt. Roman A. Felix, Regional Director of PRO1 welcomed the participants and contenders of the different PROs and even acknowledged the attendance of PCSupt. Rene D. Ong, Deputy Director of the Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR) and Vice Chairman of the PNP Sub-Committee on Disaster Management (PNP-SCDM).

PCSupt Felix likewise emphasized that the competition has its unified purpose of enhancing the skills of police personnel in disaster preparedness and response particularly in the area of search and rescue.

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Want To License Your Gun

The Police Regional Office 1 under the leadership of Chief Superintendent Roman A. Felix, Regional Director still accommodates gun holders of Region 1 who will avail the Neuro-Psychiatric Examination, Drug Test and Tent Prints as requirements in securing the License to Own and Possess Firearms (LTOPF).

Police Senior Superintendent Angelito D. Dumangeng, Chief of the Regional Operations and Plans Division (ROPD), said the neuro-psychiatric exam is conducted twice a day every Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Regional Health Service 1 (RHS1).

He said, the neuro exam will start at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM every Tuesday and Thursday with a payment of P900.00 per examinee.

The Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO) is also open 24 hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays for Drug Test and Tent Prints with corresponding payments of P300.00 and P200.00 respectively.

2×2 ID pictures are also needed for the application form (3pcs), neuro exam (1pc), drug test (1pc) and tent prints (1pc).

Meanwhile, PSSupt. Dumangeng likewise stressed that applicants will submit all the requirements to the Firearms and Explosives, Security Agencies and Guards Supervision Section (FESAGSS) of PRO1 and said office will forward the application to the Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) in Camp Crame for the processing of LTOPF.

Requirements to be submitted are as follows:

  1. Filled-up Application Forms (3 copies);
  2. Neuro-Psychiatric Clearance;
  3. Drug Test;
  4. Gun Safety and Responsible Gun Ownership Seminar Certificate;
  5. RID Clearance (requirements for this clearance are local police clearance and NBI Clearance);
  6. NSO Birth Certificate/Passport;
  7. Proof of Latest Billing, and
  8. Valid ID###


VIGAN CITY IN TOP 14 Of Wonder Cities of the World

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The Heritage of Vigan City made it to Top 14 of the New Wonder Cities of the World Elimination yesterday.

The lone entry of the Philippines made it to the list along with Barcelona Spain, Beirut Lebanon, Chicago USA, Doha Qatar, Durban South Africa, Havana Cuba, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, La Paz Bolivia, London United Kingdom, Mexico City Mexico, Perth Australia, Quito Ecuador and Reykjavik Iceland.

Eliminated in the list are Bangkok, Istanbul, Mendoza, Mumbai, St. Petersburg, Seoul and Shenzhen.

Vigan City also known as Ciudad Fernandina during the Spanish occupation in 15th century is famous with the old architectural designs and establishments of houses.  It is the most known tourist destination in the north Philippines.

???????????????????????????????Mr. Egay dela Cruz, tourism officer of Vigan, said Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina thank to all the people who supported the city by voting through online and text.

He said they are now more active in promoting the city for the December 7 final and last elimination for Top 7 New Wonder Cities of the World. They are now going to seaport and airport and all parts of the world to campaign for Vigan City.

On December 7, the final 7 of New Wonder Cities will be known and declared.

Governor Ryan Singson Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

gov ryanNo less than his father, former governor Luis “Chavit” Singson challenge his son, now Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson into the charity game Ice Bucket Challenge.

Governor Singson accepted the challenge and did it in front of provincial capitol of Ilocos Sur last August 27 and attended by some provincial mates and capitol employees.

After bathing in the icy cold water, he challenged the president of Philippine governor’s league, the city officials of Heritage City of Vigan led by City Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina and Vice Governor Deogracias Victor Savellano.

IBC, the hit game challenge started to help by donations for the patients of ALS not just now in the United States but invaded even in the rural provinces of the Philippines.

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Ni Reynaldo Duque kadduana dagiti sumagmamano a mannurat nga Ilocano iti maysa nga okasion iti Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature

Ni Reynaldo Duque kadduana dagiti sumagmamano a mannurat nga Ilocano iti maysa nga okasion iti Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature

Pinutarna ti sarita iti papel a danum—Rey Duque

Dakamatem ti naganna, ket awan ti mannurat-mannaniw nga Ilocano ti di makaam-ammo kaniana.

Isuna ti tao a nangipaay ti anges kadagiti agbibiag iti sarita.  Isuna ti nangipaay ti biag kadagiti aggargaraw iti lubong ti literatura.

No ti papel ket maysa a lubong.  Didiosen dagiti karakter nga inikkanna ti biag iti papel tapno aggaraw, agsao ken agbiag iti panunot dagiti agbasbasa.

Maysan nga imortal ti lugar a Bagani Ubbog.  Maysan a pakasaritaan ni Romeo Arquero.

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