Posted by Administrator /  11.08.2008
by Mary Holly Anne Estrada Rimando

Proving that he inherited his father’s leadership skills, Ex-Officio Board Member Manuel Victor “Mannix” R. Ortega, Jr., as President of the Association of Barangay Captains-La Union, organized the 1st La Union Liga ng mga Barangay Congress on July 24, 2008 at the Diego Silang Hall, Provincial Capitol Building, San Fernando City, La Union, uniting Barangay Captains from the 576 barangays of the province.

After the formal opening of the program by BM Ortega, the roll call was conducted by Naguilian-ABC President Ruperto “Jun” Rillera, after which, the officers of the Liga ng mga Barangay-La Union were presented.

National President of the Liga ng mga Barangay, Hon. Rico Judge Echiverri, served as the event’s guest of honor and speaker. His first time in La Union, Hon. RJ Echiverri proudly declared that he is an Ilokano himself. “Naimbag a bigat yo amin!”, he greeted. Hon. Echiverri explained that the national officers of the Liga ng mga Barangay, especially BM Ortega, being the National Vice-President of the Liga, are doing all their best to make sure that optimum service is given to the people, including the members of the Barangay Councils.
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Posted by Administrator /  29.07.2008
From the barangay of Lon-oy in San Gabriel La Union, rises a new sensation in Philippine Martial Arts, Rommel D. Dil-is.

On July 19, 2008, Del-is made history as he beat Jason Campos of Baguio City in the championship round for the 70 kilograms division of the World Muai Boran Federation by way of a lightning knockout, only 20 seconds after the start of the first round. Scheduled for five rounds at the Benguet State University Gym in La Trinidad, Benguet, the La Union Martial Artist amazed officials, local and foreign participants and the audience as Campos fell like a log via a superb roundhouse kick followed by a straight jab. It is the fastest recorded knockout so far in the federation.

Since 1997, Del-is has been practicing martial arts such as kick-boxing and Wushu. Unsatisfied, he tried Muai Boran otherwise known as Muai Thai and has been deeply involved in the discipline ever since.
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Read/Post Comment: 0 Posted by Administrator /  04.07.2008
by : Israel O. Rudio, PITO-LU

Combined elements of the Provincial Government of La Union led by Gov. Manuel C. Ortega, La Union Provincial Police Office headed by P/Sr. Supt. Noli G. Taliño, Municipal Government of Agoo, La Union led by Mayor Sandra Y. Eriguel, Phil. National Red Cross-La Union and other concerned organizations, retrieved from Sta. Cruz and San Vicente, Ilocos Sur, all the 23 missing fishermen from Agoo, La Union who were declared missing in the evening of June 21 after being caught by typhoon "Frank" in the high seas.

Led by Board Member Victoria L. Aragon, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Committee Chair on Disaster Preparedness and Management and Relief Services and Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council Executive Offficer; BM Joaquin C. Ostrea, SP Committee Chair on Peace and Order and Public Safety; Col. Taliño; and Dr. Eufranio C. Eriguel, PGLU Consultant for Local Government Affairs for 2nd District, the party fetched the victims in two different batches.

The first group was found by the Search and Rescue Team led by the Philippine Air Force along the coastal area of Brgy. Pinipin, Sta. Cruz, Ilocos Sur on June 24, 2008. The survivors were rushed at the Sta. Lucia District Hospital. The incident was reported to Governor Ortega and Mayor Eriguel and immediately, a party was formed to take home the victims. After proper coordination, the fishermen were fetched and flown home by two Huey Helicopters of the Philippine Air Force. After landing at the quadrangle of the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University-Southern La Union Campus, the survivors were whisked at the nearby La Union Medical Center for confinement and observation.
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