SUSTAINING STRONG TIES WITH CITY PNP. In a courtesy visit to Gov. Pacoy on May 11, 2021, outgoing City of San Fernando Chief of Police (COP) PLTCOL Orly Z. Pagaduan expressed his gratitude in the collaborative effort of the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) – City of San Fernando in sustaining peace and order during his term while incoming COP PMAJ Benjie Daireu Umalla have committed to provide trustworthy service to constituents.
Gov. Pacoy also thanked PLTCOL Pagaduan for his service in the City PNP amidst the CoViD-19 pandemic. Reassuring his full support, he congratulated PMAJ Umalla as he handed both officers their tokens of gratitude from the Province of La Union.
To ensure peace and order in the whole province, the PGLU continues its collaborative work with the City Government of San Fernando and all municipalities of La Union.
In its continuous effort to facilitate crisis recovery, the Provincial Government of La Union extends support to La Union Entrepreneurs for Progress Association, Inc. (LUEPA) as it opens today, May 7, 2021 the Buena Mano by LUEPA Bazaar at CSI The City Mall, City of San Fernando, La Union which will run until May 23, 2021.
With the aim to bolster economic activities and attract investors amidst the pandemic, the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) along with the Department of Trade and Industry – La Union (DTI-LU) is extending technical assistance to component Local Government Units (LGUs) to update their Local Investment and Incentives Code (LIIC).
As the La Union Investment and Incentives Board (LUIIB) secretariat, the Local Economic Enterprise and Investment Promotions Unit (LEEIPU) headed by Ms. Charito C. Dator assisted in the creation of a Technical Working Group (TWG) to guide in updating their LIIC during their monthly meeting held on May 7, 2021 via video conferencing.
The TWG, headed by DTI-LU Provincial Director, Merlie D. Membrere, will also assist the LGUs in crafting the Implementing Rules and Regulations of their LIIC.
The TWG aspires to align the LIICs with the recently signed Corporate Recovery and Tax Incentives for Enterprises Act, producing more competitive incentives and attracting investors to make the Province of La Union a preferred investment area.
The La Union Investment and Incentives Board Meeting was presided by Vice Chairperson Lina Flor G. Hizon. Also present were other board members: Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member Jonathan Justo A. Orros; Engr. Cherish Rillera-Caasi representing Mayor Stefanie Ann Eriguel; Mr. Cesar Ocampo; Mr. Ronald Dy; and Dr. Catherine Bada representing Atty. Felix S. Racadio. Guests from the PGLU who served as resource persons in their field of expertise were Provincial Legal Officer Atty. Dominique Jose S. Puzon; Atty. Marion Guerrero; and Acting Provincial Treasurer Janet Molina.
With the continuing #BakunaMuna Program of La Union, the vaccination team of the Municipality of San Juan with the assistance of two vaccination teams of the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) inoculated a total of 284 vaccinees, the highest number of vaccinated individuals so far in the province in a day on a single site during the CoViD-19 vaccination of Senior Citizens or Priority Group A2 in the said town on May 5, 2021.
On behalf of the Provincial Government of La Union, La Union Provincial Tourism Office (LUPTO) Officer-in-Charge Arthur S. Cortez, Jr. with local historian Dr. Adriel Obar Meimban turns over bougainvillea cuttings to City General Services Officer (GSO) Don Carlo N. Peña of the City Government of San Fernando on May 5, 2021 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, City of San Fernando, La Union.
The 22nd Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) approved on its third and final reading the Draft Ordinance No. 281-2021, “Institutionalizing the La Union Youth Congress on Human Rights” during its 97th Regular Session on May 4, 2021 at the SP Session Hall, City of San Fernando, La Union.
With the aim to identify priority interventions, validate plans and explore future cooperation among key stakeholders, the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) through the La Union Provincial Tourism Office (LUPTO) – Culture and Arts Section conducted a consultative dialogue on local history with partner agencies in education on April 21, 2021 via video conferencing.
In its bid to promote ecological integrity and clean and healthy environment through the La Union #KalikasanNaman campaign, the Provincial Government of La Union (PGLU) SCUBA Diving Team assisted in the successful deployment of 70 units of Artificial Reef (AR) on April 22 to 28, 2021 in the coastal Municipalities of Balaoan, Bacnotan and San Juan, La Union .