Posted by Administrator /  09.09.2008
-Provincial Information and Tourism Office

The Provincial Government of La Union, the Department of Tourism-Region I, the Municipal Government of San Juan and the La Union Hotels, Resorts and Restaurants Association will have its annual surfing event called the LA UNION SURFING BREAK. The event will be held on October 24 to 26, 2008 at Urbiztondo Beach, San Juan, La Union.

The La Union Surfing Break had a successful reprise last year after its launching in 2006. It is conceptualized to educate and expose surfing to the general public through proper teaching methods. Timed during semestral break, the target market of the event was students from Manila, Baguio and other Northern Luzon cities. Among the three other well-known surf sites in the Philippines --- Siargao in Surigao del Norte, Baler in Aurora and Daet in Camarines Sur --- La Union is the most accessible for those coming from Mega Manila. The event turned the beach cove of Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union into the likes of one hot summer getaway in Boracay.
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Posted by Administrator /  05.09.2008
Mary Holly Anne Estrada Rimando (Governor’s Press Corps)

The collective efforts of the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) headed by Gov. Manuel C. Ortega, La Union Provincial Police Office (LUPPO) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) paid off as they discovered and arrested two drug pushers yesterday, September 4, 2008.

The two drug pushers were apprehended in front of the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University – Mid-La Union Campus (DMMMSU-MLUC), yesterday at around 11 o’clock in the morning. They were presented by LUPPO, headed by P/SR/SUPT. Noli G. Taliño, to Governor Ortega at the Capitol Building, hours after their arrest. Jul Picar from Taguig, Metro Manila and Al Flores from Sto. Rosario, San Juan, La Union were under the surveillance of the police; allegedly selling drugs for almost a year now.

Governor Ortega, whose aim is to make La Union peaceful and drug-free, interviewed the two. Saying that no bail can settle their case, Governor Manoling ordered Picar and Flores to tell their “colleagues” to leave La Union. “That was my first order: to bust all drug syndicates in La Union!” Governor Manoling commanded.

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Posted by Administrator /  26.08.2008
Israel O. Rudio, Governor’s Press Corps (La Union)

Like most of the provinces of Northern Luzon, some parts La Union were flooded due to the continuous rain brought by Typhoon “Karen” on August 19 and 20, 2008.

Reports from the Operations Center of the Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council show that 683 families from 69 barangays in Bauang, San Fernando City, Sudipen, Luna, Bacnotan, Bangar, San Juan and Caba were affected by floods due to continuous rains. Gov. Manuel C. Ortega, extended an initial assistance in the amount of PhP 29,500 to victims. Four evacuation centers, situated at strategic locations, were used to serve the affected families. It included Rissing Elementary School and the Municipal Hall in Bangar; Busel-Busel Elementary School in Luna; and Quinavite Elementary School in Bauang.
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