Government eyes P42.6-B Chinese aid for irrigation projects

Government eyes P42.6-B Chinese aid for irrigation projects   The National Irrigation Administration (NIA) hopes to secure a P42.6-billion loan from the Chinese government for six flagship irrigation projects that will be completed before the end of President Duterte’s term. The NIA management met with Commercial Counselor Jin Yuan and Second Secretary Yang Ming from…

SOLUTION TO POWER CRISIS? Ilocos Norte inaugurates 81-MW wind farm

SOLUTION TO POWER CRISIS? Ilocos Norte inaugurates 81-MW wind farm With the specter of blackouts to hit Luzon grid customers, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. expects the inauguration of the 81-megawatt Caparispisan wind farm in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte to contribute toward easing the expected backlog of electricity come summer of 2015. Together with his sister,…

From wind to sun, Marcos inaugurates largest solar power field in Northern Luzon

From wind to sun, Marcos inaugurates largest solar power field in Northern Luzon From wind energy to solar power, former Senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” R. Marcos Jr. inaugurated the first grid-connected solar power farm in Ilocos Norte on February 9, 2016. He addressed students at the Mariano Marcos State University in Batac City, Ilocos Norte, Marcos…

Ilocos Seeks OK For Marcos Day

Ilocos Seeks OK For Marcos Day IN preparation for the burial of former President Ferdinand Marcos, the provincial board of Ilocos Norte unanimously approved a resolution seeking approval of President Rodrigo Duterte to declare September 11 as a special non-working holiday in the province. Vice Gov. Eugenio Angelo Barba said the resolution— “President Ferdinand Edralin…