PGIN remains under red alert, more than 19,000 Ilocanos affected due to ‘Ineng’

Governor Imee R. Marcos ordered the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) to stay on red alert as efforts are intensified for the safety and early recovery of the province from the devastation brought by Typhoon ‘Ineng’ in the province over the weekend. Prompting local government officials to place the More »

Ilocos Norte placed under state of calamity due to typhoon Ineng

In the wake of the most recent typhoon ‘Ineng’ (international name: Goni), the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has declared Ilocos Norte under state of calamity following a total estimated worth of damages of Php 456,878,938.65 has been recorded as of August 23, 2015. According to the Provincial Disaster More »

Power cut off in entire Ilocos Norte due to ‘Ineng’

As Typhoon ‘Ineng’ downed electric transmission lines and toppled numerous electric poles, Governor Imee Marcos is appealing to the Department of Energy (DOE), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Energy Development Corporation-Burgos (EDC), North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation (NLREC), Northwind and several power companies to help in the immediate More »

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity, seeks help for Typhoon ‘Ineng’ damages

After being declared under state of calamity on Saturday reporting a nearly P500 million damage to Ilocos Norte’s agriculture and infrastructure, the Provincial Government is seeking for immediate assistance from the national government to restore the damages caused by Typhoon Ineng which struck Northern Luzon on Thursday, August 20, 2015. More »

PGIN strengthens support to Ilocano farmers, launches KSK program

Over 50 Ilocano farmers will be undergoing a 12-week training on advanced agricultural technology as Governor Imee R. Marcos in partnership with SM Foundation launched the batch 94 of the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) training program on July 15 at VL Farms, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. More »

PGIN distributes cash incentives to Saguip Nars beneficiaries

Eighty six Ilocano registered nurses who are beneficiaries of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte’s Saguip Nars Program received their cash incentives and certificates of employment during an awarding ceremony led by Governor Imee Marcos on July 20, 2015. More »

Ilocos Norte hosts 24th NLABC for first time

Top officials and members of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) gathered for the very first time in Ilocos Norte on July 8-10 to participate in the 24th North Luzon Area Business Conference (NLABC). More »

PGIN launches ‘Silpo ti Biag 707’ (Lifeline 707) Project

In an effort to improve the quality and delivery of public health and medical services to Ilocanos especially the poor and indigent, Governor Imee R. Marcos launched ‘Silpo ti Biag 707’ (Lifeline 707) Project on July 1, 2015 at Batac City, Ilocos Norte. More »

16th ASEAN Age Group Chess Champion Mhage Sebastian visits Gov. Imee

Mhage Gerriahlou F. Sebastian, Gold Medalist at the 16th ASEAN Age Group Chess Championships in Singapore, visits Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos at the Capitol June 19, 2015. Mhage hails from Barangay Binsang, Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte. More »

PGIN Task Force Trabaho offers first free masonry training in N. Luzon

First time in Northern Luzon, a free six-month training for basic masonry will be offered by the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) Task Force Trabaho to at least 30 Ilocano youth starting July this year in Paoay. More »

PGIN, CFO to bring Mobile Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar to Ilocos Norte

In line with the efforts of Governor Imee R. Marcos to make various government services accessible to more Ilocanos, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) together with the Commission on Filipino Overseas (CFO) is scheduled to conduct the Mobile Pre-Departure Orientation Seminar (MOBILE-PDOS) at the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Hall, Provincial More »

Ilocos Norte launches garlic buyback scheme

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PGIN remains under red alert, more than 19,000 Ilocanos affected due to ‘Ineng’

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Governor Imee R. Marcos ordered the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) to stay on red alert as efforts are intensified for the safety and early recovery of the province from the devastation brought by Typhoon ‘Ineng’ in the province over the weekend.
Prompting local government officials to place the province under a state of calamity on August 22, 2015, Ineng has reportedly left an estimated Php 600 million worth of damages.

According to the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), cost of damage to infrastructure now stands at Php 586,231,580.00 while agricultural damage has reached Php 59, 487,159.40 as of August 24. The figures are still expected to rise in the coming days.

Numbers of affected individuals, families and barangays have climbed up to 83,220, 19,452 and 238, respectively. Reported death toll from the typhoon stood at one, with ten injured and one still missing.

As of today, roads in Nalasin and Talugtog, Solsona and Barong and Elizabeth, Dingras remain impassable due to severe flooding.

Meanwhile, Governor Marcos announced today that Ilocanos could undergo a free medical check-up and treatment of typhoon-related diseases in Provincial Hospital and several district hospitals in Ilocos Norte until Friday, August 28.

The medical teams earlier deployed by the Provincial Capitol reported an increase risk in widespread respiratory tract infection including diarrhea and flu and a dengue outbreak after the typhoon.

Governor Marcos also added that Ilocanos can avail of the free transportation service from Laoag City proper to Lapaz, Gabu and San Mateo starting today while those who will be going to the routes of Laoag-Pagudpud, Laoag-San Nicolas-Batac-Paoay, Laoag-Dingras-Solsona will be accommodated beginning tomorrow. The free service will be implemented by the Metro Ilocos Norte Council’s (MINC) Night Express and will last until Thursday, August 27.

With the strong wind and heavy rain brought by the typhoon, a province-wide power cut off is being experienced since yesterday caused by a toppled electric tower at Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur.

“Restoration of the toppled tower along San Esteban-Laoag 115kV line is currently in full swing. Target completion of restoration is August 26 as we are still being delayed because of inaccessibility and inclement weather,” said National Grid Corporation of the Philippines.

To address the massive power cut off in the province, the Provincial Capitol, several municipal and city halls and the pumping stations of the Ilocos Norte Water District are offering free charging of devices and free calls to Ilocanos.

Since yesterday, Governor Marcos has been seeking for the assistance from the national government and appealing to NGCP to fast track the repairing of the toppled electric tower. She has also asked local gasoline stations to stock up in preparation for a rise in demand in fuel.—Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, Communications and Media Office

For reference, contact Mr. June Arvin C. Gudoy of PGIN – Communications and Media Office at 0915 396 1332.

Ilocos Norte placed under state of calamity due to typhoon Ineng

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In the wake of the most recent typhoon ‘Ineng’ (international name: Goni), the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has declared Ilocos Norte under state of calamity following a total estimated worth of damages of Php 456,878,938.65 has been recorded as of August 23, 2015.

According to the Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC), damages to agriculture amounted to Php 55,082,358.65 while infrastructure reached Php 401,796,580.00.

PDRRMC has also reported that some 17,434 families, 75,348 individuals and 221 barangays have been affected by the typhoon in Ilocos Norte.

Meanwhile, Governor Marcos said that “the three medical teams of the Provincial Capitol has reported a widespread respiratory tract infection; diarrhea, flue and dengue  (brought by the typhoon) and it is helping us that we have earlier distributed medicines like ‘hyposol’ during Capitol Express.”

Governor Marcos continues to seek more support on behalf of the affected communities in terms of medicines, relief operations, immediate attention to the damages in the roads and infrastructure in the province.

As of today, several areas in the province like Brgy. Laureta, Nagapatpatan, Sta. Ana, Lipay, Nalasin, Bagbag,  Puttao, Bagbago, Solsona, Cabaroan, Cabulalaan, Bacarra, Baresbes, Barong, Elizabeth, San Marcelino, Francisco, Lanas, Ver, Dingras, Caestebanan and Banna remain impassable due to severe flooding.  While power lines have been restored in 18 areas in the province.

PDRRMC also added that Ineng has injured nine from the municipalities of Badoc, Piddig, Solsona and Marcos, claimed one life in Badoc due to being hit by a fallen tree while one is reportedly missing in Solsona.

Governor Marcos said that the Province of Ilocos Norte remains to be on red-alert until Tuesday as Ineng is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Monday morning.—Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, Communications and Media Office

Power cut off in entire Ilocos Norte due to ‘Ineng’

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As Typhoon ‘Ineng’ downed electric transmission lines and toppled numerous electric poles, Governor Imee Marcos is appealing to the Department of Energy (DOE), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Energy Development Corporation-Burgos (EDC), North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation (NLREC), Northwind and several power companies to help in the immediate restoration of power supply in Ilocos Norte.

In a text message, NGCP explained that the toppled electric tower in Brgy. Nagtupakan, along Sta. Maria River, Sta. Maria, Ilocos Sur resulted to the power outage currently experienced in the entire province of Ilocos Norte.

“We cannot give yet estimated time of restoration of power as the electric site is under seven feet deep raging water flood. Motorized boat can’t get thru the area…we hope that the weather condition improves so that we can enter and fix the toppled electric tower,” NCGP added.

Meanwhile, Governor Marcos has also been calling on local gasoline stations in Ilocos Norte to check their stockpile of fuel and replenish it to ensure steady and reliable supply for generators in hospitals, important installations and to be used during rescue operations. –Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, Communications and Media Office

 

 

For reference, contact Mr. June Arvin C. Gudoy of PGIN – Communication and Media Office at 0915 396 1332

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity, seeks help for Typhoon ‘Ineng’ damages

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After being declared under state of calamity on Saturday reporting a nearly P500 million damage to Ilocos Norte’s agriculture and infrastructure, the Provincial Government is seeking for immediate assistance from the national government to restore the damages caused by Typhoon Ineng which struck Northern Luzon on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

Governor Imee Marcos has already requested assistance particularly planting materials for the Ilocano farmers including rice seeds, vegetable seeds and fertilizers as well as livestock. The fisheries sector, she added, is also in need of tilapia, bangus and malaga fingerlings.

With over P401 million damages to infrastructure, the province is also in need of building and construction materials such as corrugated GI sheets, nails and local tanguile.  Due to the heavy rain and strong wind, some portions of the Sabo Dam in the Solsona and Dingras has been damaged and overflowed which triggered severe flooding in nearby areas.

In order to hasten relief operations, the province is also seeking for additional search and rescue equipment such as fiberglass rescue boats, rubber boats with outboard motors, rescue ropes, hybrid brand electric winch, life vests, hydraulic cable cutter, life buoy cans, hard hats, rain coats, wheel burrows and flood lights.

Governor Marcos also seeks support for additional medicines in the province as the medical teams of the provincial government have reported widespread respiratory tract infection like diarrhea, flu and dengue outbreak.

As of August 23, 2015, the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council reported a total of P456,878,938.65 damages in Ilocos Norte.

 

Gov. Marcos said the Provincial Government continues its intensified efforts for the safety and early recovery of the Ilocanos.—Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte, Communications and Media Office