President Rodrigo Duterte has vowed to restore the budget of Ilocos Norte’s second district for 2019, a year after its funding was reduced to zero by Congress under the leadership of then-House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) on Tuesday announced that preparations for the onslaught of Typhoon Mangkhut would be the same scale as those implemented for Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos clarified that when she called on Filipinos to move on from her father’s brutal two-decade dictatorial rule, she did not mean that they should forget what has happened in the past.
Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos maintained that her family would not issue an apology that would be “tantamount to an admission” over the brutal dictatorial regime of their patriarch, former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr.
Certain private rice retailers in the provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and Cavite, as well as the cities of northern Metro Manila, were allowed by the National Food Authority (NFA) to exceed their maximum weekly rice allocations last year.
Former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. prematurely “abolished” the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), claiming that the government agency tasked to go after his father’s stolen wealth is no longer in existence.
Members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) are pushing to include both Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos and opposition Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV in the list of politikos they would be backing for the 2019 polls.
Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino IV refused to heed Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos’ call for Filipinos to “move on” from the atrocities of the dictatorial rule of her father, former President Ferdinand Marcos.
Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas doesn’t feel betrayed despite being replaced as the leader of the Super Majority bloc by the same solons who initiated the controversial July 23 House coup that ousted his former boss, deposed Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas admitted that he was offered by supporters of Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to remain as the Majority Floor Leader prior to the removal of now deposed Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez from the House Leadership.
Davao del Norte Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez and Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas could only blame their egos for their failure to notice the blatant power grab staged by allies of now-Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, a House leader said.
The House of Representatives has recommended the filing of graft and other criminal and administrative charges against Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos over the alleged misuse of the province’s P66.45-million tobacco excise tax collection.
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