Israel O. Rudio, PITO-LU In recognition to the vital role of Local Government Units (LGUs) in the development of the country, the Regional Development Council-I (RDC-1) has accorded the Provincial Government of la Union, led by Gov. Manuel C. Ortega, the Hall of Fame Award as the Best Performing LGU in the implementation of the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) for 2006, 2007 and 2008 in a simple ceremony held on February 20, 2009
By: Victor B. Dacanay, PITO,LU In celebration of this year’s Farmers and Fisherfolk Month with the theme “Rice Sufficiency thru Technology Promotion,” the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist led this month’s PGLU flag raising ceremony at the Provincial Capitol Grounds, San Fernando City, La Union on May 4, 2009. Chief Agriculturist Edmund Quinit, who is also the Regional Rice Banner Coordinator from the Department of Agricultlure-Regional Field Unit 1 (DA-RFU1, was the guest of honor
By: Mario Eliseo O. Casimiro, Governor’s Press Corps In what has been considered as a rare honor and opportunity, La Union Agriculture Chief Avelino A. Lomboy, in his capacity as Commencement Speaker, exhorted the 2009 roll of graduates and the academe’s officials of the De La Salle Araneta University in Caloocan City during its 62nd Commencement Exercises which was attended by some 2,000 proud parents, guardians, guests and spectators. Lomboy, an alumnus of the said
Charlie O. Balanon PITO-LU To sustain its mission for the sick and needy, the Board of the La union Heart, Kidney and Cancer Foundation, Inc. met at the Board Room of the Provincial Capitol Building, San Fernando City, La Union on March 26, 2009 and revisited the foundation’s goals. Chaired by Mrs. Dory C. Decena, the foundation wants to bring in new blood by recruiting new members both from individuals and corporations. In this way
Charlie O. Balanon PITO-LU The La Union Vibrant Women, Inc. (LUVWI) gathered at the Diego Silang Hall of the Capitol Bldg on March 26, 2009 in celebration of the Women’s Month with the theme “Babae: Yaman ka ng bayan”. In her welcome address, Ms. Geraldine R. Ortega, President of LUVWI urged the members to think of “betterment”. The “Mother of the Province” challenged everyone “to be better people and constituents of the province.” “Domino-effect of
Charlie O. Balanon PITO-LU  In line with the Sanitation Infrastructure Assistance under the “Sanitasyon Para Kadatayo Amin Program” of the Province of La Union, Gov. Manuel C. Ortega approved on March 24, 2009 the initial procurement of toilet bowls for indigent households.In conformity with the Objective I of the Urban Environmental Management and the Millennium Development Goal (MDG), this project aims in reducing the number of people without access to safe water and sanitation. The
By: Israel O. Rudio, PITO-LU In its bid to instill responsible and accurate information dissemination among its stakeholders, the Bureau of Animal Industry led by its Officer-In-Charge, Dr. Davunio P. Catbagan, held a two-day seminar and strategy planning workshop entitled “Integrated Risk and Crises Communication: Maintaining the Integrity of Livestock and Public Health” at the Center for Continuing Education, University of the Philippines-Los Baños (UPLB) last March 26-27. In his welcome remarks, Dr. Victor C.

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Charlie O. Balanon P.I.T.O. – L.U “This is a dream come true!” Gov. Manuel C. Ortega boasts during the inauguration of the newly-upgraded San Fernando City Airport at the Poro Point Freeport Zone on March 16, 2009. Her Excellency, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, unveiled the marker of the airport together with Department of Transportation and Communication Secretary Leandro Mendoza. It was witnessed by local officials led by Governor Ortega, 1st District Representative Victor F. Ortega
By: Israel O. Rudio, PITO-LU Governor Manuel C. Ortega, issued last February 26 Executive Order No. 004 Series of 2009, suspending the collection of livestock quarantine regulatory fees on adult poultry fowls in the province, in response to the request of the poultry stakeholders in La Union and in response to the threats of global economic crises.  Prior to the issuance of the EO, the Provincial Government of La Union collects PhP 1.00 for every

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Handog Titulo Program

By: Victor B. Dacanay, PITO-LU Handog Titulo beneficiaries from the various municipalities and the lone city of La Union received their Free-Patent Title in the Handog Titulo Program which was held on March 17, 2009 at the Diego Silang Hall, Capitol Building, San Fernando City, La Union, in line with La Union’s 159th Foundation Anniversary. In her opening remarks, Regional Executive Director Corazon C. Davis, CESO II from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources