Monday, November 20, 2017


The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur (PGIS) has pledged an all-out support for the conduct of next year’s Region 1 Athletic Association (R1AA) meet.

Marius Cabudol, representative of Gov. Ryan Luis V. Singson, relayed the Chief Executive’s willingness to provide the much-needed equipment and facilities including area security, during the R1AA Meet Planning Conference held at the Vigan City Convention Center on November 3, 2016. The meeting was attended by Schools Division Superintendents (SDS), Education Program Supervisors (EPS) in-charge of sports, and Heads of Units and Divisions of the Department of Education (DepEd) Region 1 led by Assistant Regional Director (ARD) Bettina D. Aquino.  

Aimed to ensure the successful implementation of the sports event, the participants presented to ARD Aquino, presiding officer,  the need of convenient and accessible playing venues and billeting quarters; medical assistance and security of the players; light, water, and clean comfort rooms; and smooth flow of traffic to and from the playing venues.

Cabudol ensured that the PGIS will coordinate with the province’s Local Chief Executives, Philippine National Police (PNP), and volunteer organizations, to guarantee the safety of every delegation as well as to avoid possible traffic congestions.

The thorough preparation is in line with the plan of the PGIS to bid for the Palarong Pambansa in 2018. The R1AA will be a prelude of the Palaro, if Ilocos Sur will be given the chance to be the place of the historic sports event.

The City Schools Divisions of Vigan and Candon have pledged closer ties with the Ilocos Sur Schools Division (ISSD) - host of next year’s R1AA, to help in the preparation.

The sports events include Arnis, Athletics, Basketball, Baseball, Billiard, Boxing, Chess, Football, Sepak Takraw, Taekwondo, Table tennis, Wushu, Wrestling, Futsal, and special games for special children. # Source –


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti 2-Day Division Schools Press Conference 2017  dagiti pagadalan ti eskuela-elementaria ken dagiti sekundaria iti DepED-Ilocos Sur nga addaan ti Tema: “Embracing ASEAN Integration: Campus Journalisms’ Role in Advancing Inclusive Education” iti Nobiembre 19-20, 2017 a naangay iti Covered Court, Sinait National High School, Sinait, Ilocos Sur. 

Iti Day 1, Nobiembre 19, 2017,  naangay ti Opening Program.

Nangted ti Mensahe ni Dr. Gemma Q. Tacuycuy, CESO VI, Schools Division Superintendent. Kimmablaaw ken nagyaman iti pannakipaset  dagiti mannursuro ken mannurat. Pinaregtana dagiti participants nga agtultuloyda koma a  mangasa iti kabaelanda nga agsurat ta napateg a mangpasayaat kadakuada  daytoy a talentoda   ken iti pananggun-odda pay kadagiti  balligi  a pakaidaydayawan ti paggapuanda nga eskuela ken iti ilida.

Iti Day 2, nagtultuloy ti salip dagiti nagduduma nga aspeto iti panagsuratan babaen iti pannarabay dagiti Speakers ken Facilitators kadagiti Contestants  a kas iti sumaganad:

News Writing; Feature Writing; Editorial Writing; Sports Writing; Copyreading and Headline Writing; Photojournalism; Editorial Cartooning; Radio Broadcasting and Scriptwriting; Collaborative Publishing; Science and Health Writing; TV Broadcasting and  Scriptwriting ken ti Online Publishing. Dagitoy a nategoria ket maisurat iti English ken Filipino.
Maipatungpal ti tinawen a Division Schools Press Conference (DSPC) babaen iti mandato ti RA 7079 nga am-ammo a “Campus Journalism Act of  1991”. Ken naaramid babaen iti Division Memorandum No. 334, Series of 2017 iti DepED-Ilocos Sur. 

Kalpasan ti maysa nga aldaw nga aktibibidad ket maipakaammo dagiti Regional Qualifiers iti School Paper ken iti Awarding of First Day  Individual and Group Events.  # (Web In-Action)


The National Tobacco Administration (NTA) recently released the newly-increased floor prices of tobacco for trading seasons ‎‎2018-2019

NTA Administrator Robert L. Seares said in an interview that the new prices for the three tobacco types being produced in the country such as Virginia, Burley, and Native, were approved during the series of the Tobacco Tripartite Consultative Conference held at the NTA Central Office in Quezon City.

The increase of tobacco floor prices was realized after fruitful negotiations between the tobacco farmers and leaf buyers following the September 6 tripartite conference.

The new floor prices of tobacco are the following: for the flu-cured Virginia tobacco, which is composed of 60 percent of the total tobacco production area in the country, the floor price per kilogram for its top grades increased to Php 82 for Grade AA, Php 81 for A, Php 80 for B, Php 78 for C, Php 70 for D, Php 69 for E; Php 60 for F1, and Php 57 for F2.
For Burley, the top-grade A rose by Php 2 bringing the price per kilo to P70 from the current P68. The floor prices for grades B, C, D, E, and F are now Php 67, Php 58, Php 47, Php 46, and Php 38, respectively, an increase of Php 2, except for Grade F which increased by Php 1, from the current prices per kilo.

The floor prices of the native-type were increased as follows: High-grade, from P70 to P71; Medium 1, from P58 to P60; and Medium 2, from P48 to P50.

Seares said that there is no increase on reject class of tobacco to further discourage its production.

“We are encouraging our farmers to follow the proper technology on tobacco production to avoid the production of reject,” he said.

Tobacco farmer leader Mario C. Cabasal, president of the National Federation of Tobacco Farmers Associations and Cooperatives (NAFTAC), expressed his satisfaction to the newly-increased floor prices of tobacco.

“With this development, more farmers are surely inspired to plant tobacco this coming season,” Cabasal said.

Following the successful negotiation, Seares said that the tobacco agency will now focus to the programs focusing to the reduction of tobacco production cost such as offering of subsidy in the form of production assistance.

Seares assured that the setting of the tobacco floor prices provides tobacco farmers a guaranteed minimum return on investment of at least 25 percent for expenses.

“The actual buying price, which is based on prevailing market prices, is usually higher than the approved tobacco floor price,” he said.

He expected that more farmers are engaging in growing tobacco this season as he cited that tobacco is considered as the main cash crop in Ilocos provinces after the rice season. #  Source -  (JNPD/FGL/PIA- 1)

Friday, November 17, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Naangay ti pannakabendision ken cutting of ribbon ti baro a pasdek ti  Barangay Health Station a masarakan iti Brgy. Cuancabal, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur idi Nobiembre 15, 2017.

Naaramid ti seremonia idiay Barangay Cuancabal a daytoy ti  pannakagetteng ti laso iti kabarbaro a pasdek ti  Barangay Health Station babaen kada Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang ken ni  Brgy. Captain Helen S. Savellano nga inimatangan dagiti Opisiales ti Salun-at, RHU, Opisiales ti Ili ken dagiti lumugar ti Barangay Cuancabal.

Simmaruno  ti panangidaulo ni Rev. Fr. Felix A. Costales iti panagkararag ken panangbendisionna iti amin a parte ti kabarbaro a pasdek a binayabay da Mayor Josh Edward; Engr. John Foz, OIC, Provincial Health Team Leader ken dagiti kakaduana; Dr. Mark-Lawrence T. Tirao, OIC Municipal Health Officer ti Cabugao; Opisiales ti Ili nga isuda Vice Mayor DJ Savellano; SBM Jayhan Alcid-Tan; SBM Dodgie Santella; MPDC/Budget Officer Florante S. Jara; Barangay Officials ken dagiti bumarangay a nagatendar.

Pinagyamanan ni Punong Barangay Helen S. Savellano dagiti amin a nakipaset  iti nasao a taripnong ken kasta metten  iti naballigi a pannakaipatungpal ti nadakamat nga  aktibidad ken iti pannakalpas ti  nadakamat a proyekto. # (Web In-Action)

Wednesday, November 15, 2017


Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Iti pannakiuman ti Web In-Action, imbatad dagiti Municipal Link Staff ti 4 Ps a napagsasaritaan ken nasolusionan dagiti naidokumento (Minutos ti Binulan a Mitingda)  a pakaseknan ken problema dagiti 4 Ps iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur iti umuna a tallo a  bulan ti (2nd Semester)  ti Tawen 2017.

Innayonda a maitultuloy a maipatungpal ti Family Development Session (FDS) ita a Tawen 2017 kadagiti barangay agsipud ta daytoy ti “pannakapuso”  ti programa iti serbisio-sosial ti DSWD ken ti LGU-Cabugao.

Sakbayna, naangay ti panagmiting ti Municipal Advisory Committee (MAC)  kadagiti napalabas a bulan babaen iti panangidaulo ni Mayor Josh Edward S. Cobangbang iti ili a Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Ni Mayor Josh Edward  ti ag-Preside kadagiti  nasao a miting a pagatendaran dagiti Staff nga idauluan ni MSWD Officer Mrs. Lydia S. Gazmen; Staff ti Municipal Operations Office ti 4 Ps; Parent-Leaders ti 4Ps; ken dagiti pannakabagi ti RHU-Cabugao  ken iti DepED-Cabugao.
Maibasar iti rekord ti Minutos ti Miting-da ket naangay dagiti kallabes ken nagsaruno a  mitingda idi Oktubre 9, 2017 ken iti Nobiembre 13, 2017 ditoy Munisipio.

Kangrunaan a nataming iti nadakamat a miting iti pannaka-update dagiti pakaseknan ken  problema a timmaud   iti biang dagiti 4 Ps Beneficiaries ken iti pannakaaksion/pannakasolusionda  agraman iti pagturturonganen  ti pakabuklan ti programada iti babaen ti pannarabay ti Munisipio. # (Web In-Action)


World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

This year's theme: Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics. Antibiotics are a precious resource, so it is important to get the right advice before taking them. This not only ensures you and your family get the best treatment, responsible use of antibiotics will also help reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance. #  Source:

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 124, dated November 26, 2001. The third week of November of every year has been declared as Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Week to promote public awareness against the evil effects of illegal drug use as well as public cooperation in the government's anti-drug campaign. #  Source –