Differently abled Man enters grade school at 40 

ILOCOS NORTE – Jay Calivoso, 40, member of PWD from Apaya Village in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte enters grade school at his age.

He was warmly welcomed at AMAROSA Elementary School on his first day yesterday.

Braced with confidence and perseverance, Calivoso enters grade one and met his classmates on their orientation day.

"Kayat ko ti makasursuro ken tapnu ‘di dak to uy-uyawenen [I want to learn so that they will never bully me anymore],” Calivoso said.

Jay, a Poliomyelitis victim often called ‘polio’ (infectious disease caused by the poliovirus) suffers to walk on his way to his destinations. His righ foot was affected.

Nevertheless, his primary aim is to finish studies even in elementary level only, as long as he can and believes that there is no greater achievement than education.

Meanwhile, Calivoso is currently living with his aunt together and does farming in a land owned by a private family near the city. 

 -Bernard Ver/Frances Alegre, Bombo Radyo Philippines


IMELDA MARCOS: Ilocos Norte is self-supporting province

LAOAG CITY - Ilocos Norte 2nd District Congresswoman Imelda Romualdez Marcos broke her silence and share some thoughts on how the province (Ilocos Norte) worked-hard and show their potentials to survive after the death of her husband, the late President Ferdinand Edralin Marcos.

Imelda Marcos with Ilocos Norte Press Corps
"Mula noong yumaon si President Ferdinand Marcos, napag-iwanan na ang Ilocos Norte, nalimutan at naging self-supporting pero naipakita ang galing at potensyal ng Ilocano," Marcos said.

This is her observation after 3 decades and believes that that the only hope of the country is to be united as one and not to fight to foul others.

Meanwhile, she was surprised when heard that some presidential candidates are willing to support Senator Bongbong Marcos on his race to vice-prexy.

She just smiled to the media and said; "We were able to unite and to show to the world the potential of Ilocos Norte [pertaining to BBM]. Let us all be together and win together."

Imelda Marcos, 86, known to be one of the strongest women in the world, still down to earth talking and she never wanted to throw muds against critics of her family. - Bernard Ver, Bombo Radyo Philippines

Binay's visit up north

Almost an hour, when Presidential Candidate Jejomar “Jojo” Binay visits Ilocos Norte Capitol.

Press conference follows at the Office of the Governor.

“Depende sa kapatid ko… Kapag tinanung mo sya, depende sa Manang ko…” (It depends upon my brother… if you ask him; It depends upon my Eldest Sister) - Governor Imee Marcos answers the question if his brother (Bongbong Marcos) will support Binay.

Moreover, Binay’s followers in Ilocos were felt during his stay…
- Bernard Ver, Bombo Radyo Philippines



EDSA Anniv: Marcos loyalist, emotional

Laoag City – Tears fall down from a loyalist of Marcos family as he tells story of their visit in Hawaii during EDSA revolt.

Mr. Napoleon Marcos, former barangay chairperson of Dibua South Village in Laoag City got emotional during an interview at Bombo Radyo. Marcos remembers the last visit of the late president Ferdinand Edralin Marcos Sr. in Makiki Heights-Hawaii during exile.

The former added that their money during that time including some personal documents was confiscated by the Consul General of Hawaii. He further stated that they only eat less and no financial stability.

However, friends of Marcos and other Ilocano immigrants helped the family in their daily needs by sharing some money from their monthly salary and personal income.

Meanwhile, Mr. Napolen Marcos stayed in Laoag City for good.

Remembering Epifanio de los Santos Avenue

3 decades after the unforgettable February 25, 1986 when the People Power Revolution (also known as the EDSA Revolution and the Philippine Revolution of 1986) surprised the world.

Series of demonstrations in the Philippines thru campaign of civil resistance against allege Marcos’ violence and electoral fraud that led to the departure of President Ferdinand Marcos.

Philippines during that time felt the presence of Yellow Revolution. They tied yellow ribbons on trees and other civilians put it on their head as a sign of democracy. Some Filipinos believes that a 20-year running authoritarian, President Marcos was involved in the assassination plot of the late senator Benigno Aquino, Jr., but up to this date, no proof that confirms such.

At present, President Benigno Aquino III urges the Marcos family to say sorry and mentioned vice-presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos to admit the fault even if it was the head of the family. (Bernard Ver – Bombo Radyo Philippines)



The Office of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan - Ilocos Norte affirmed its order of suspension for six (6) months against Solsona Mayor Jonathan L. De Lara, Vice-Mayor Joseph E. De Lara and Councillor Edison E. De Lara for Dishonesty, Grave Misconduct, and Conduct Unbecoming Public Officers.

The Order approved on 10 December 2015 stated that it is “final and executory after the lapse of thirty (30) days from receipt of copies thereof by the respondents, and considering further that a copy thereof was received by all the respondents on November 10, 2015.” The said Order released by SP was signed by Governor Imee Marcos.

Meanwhile, a photocopied Stay Order from the Office of the President posted in front of the Mayor’s office stating that a Most urgent Ex Parte plea for a Stay of Execution Order. Wherein, stated also “to prevent the appeal of the respondents from becoming moot and academic, and to enable the office of the President to sufficiently consider the merits thereof, the execution of the Decision dated 09 November 2015 of the Sangguninag Panlalawigan of Ilocos Norte is hereby stayed pursuant to Section 9 of Administrative Order No. 22, series of 2011.” So ordered and signed by Deputy Executive Secretary for legal Affairs, Menardo I. Guevarra.

Moreover, the Office of the Mayor (Jonathan De Lara) was closed and nobody is present to receive the Suspension Order from the Sangguninang Panlalawigan, although, it was posted on the entrance door of the said office.

The De Laras’ were not seen around the Municipal Building and no one is present also in their houses. However, their legal counsel Atty. Ferdinand Agustin states that “the Stay Order from the Office of the President is valid and there is no more explanation about it and it is clear under the law, with due respect to the Executive Body of the Philippines that mandate such.” (Bernard Ver - Bombo Radyo Philippines)


Flitches of Narra Tree found abandoned, recovered by PNP

SOLSONA, Ilocos Norte.
Recovered flitches of Narra Tree (Pterocarpus indicus).
82pcs of alleged illegally cut Narra tree, abandoned along brgy road of sitio Cabatakan, Barangay Sta. Ana, Solsona.

Authorities spearheaded by PSr.Insp. Leonardo Tolentino including local government officials lead by Mayor Jonathan de Lara inspected the area and discovered that it was placed near the house of Sta. Ana Barangay Chairperson Nestor del Castillo.

Meanwhile, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) forest rangers conducted the evaluation of the flitches. They obtained a total of 1,384.13 board feet and if it will be multiplied by 95 (estimated average market value) the grand total would be Php. 131,492.25.

"The investigation is still in progress and we need to have a witness in order for us to file a case against the perpetrators.," Tolentino said.

However, Solsona Councilor Mark del Castillo as the committee chairperson on environment urged to have a thorough investigation together with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO).

Although, PNP is now preparing for some documents ready to be filed in the prosecutors office against the suspect once busted due to violation of PD 705 also known as "Revised Forestry Code of the Philippines." (Bernard Ver - Bombo Radyo Philippines)


Kadaanan a Simbaan ti Piddig indeklara ti Sangunian Bayan kas "Heritage Structure."

Indeklara iti Sanguniang Bayan iti ili ti Piddig ti simbaan ti Saint Anne Roman Catholic Church a kas maysa a “heritage structure."

Saint Anne Roman Catholic Church - Piddig, Ilocos norte
Babaen iti panag sponsor iti committee of the whole, naaiputar iti municipal council ordinance no. 2011-11-145, a mangipaneknek iti kadaanan a simbaan a kas historical landmark ken natural heritage.

Malaksid iti daytoy, bigbigen daguiti opisyales ti Piddig iti naisupsupadi a langa kadaguiti maibilang a kas colonial churches iti intero a probinsya ti Ilocos Norte, ngamin kakaisuna laeng a simbaan a naipatakder iti toktok ti bantay a sumango iti abagatan a passet iti ili.

Innayun pay iti ordinansa iti pannakarestore ken pannakatarimaan iti nasao a pasdek… Malaguip a narekeppan ti nasao a simbaan kalpasan a naduktalan daguiti inhinyero iti kinarukop daguiti poste ken dadduma pay a partesna.

Ditoy nga narikeppan ti simbaan babaen iti pammilin ni Bishop Renato Mayugba idi Septyembre 14 iti daytoy a tawen.

Umaboten iti 204 a tawenen a naipasdek iti St. Anne parish babaen iti kongregasyon ti Augustinian Friars idi tawen 1810. (Bernard Ver - Bombo Radyo Philippines)

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