MMSU wins FEM Intercollegiate Debate Tournament 2015

Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) – Batac emerged as champion after defeating Northern Christian College (NCC) in this year’s Ferdinand E. Marcos (FEM) Intercollegiate Debate Tournament held on September 16 at the Provincial Capitol Auditorium. The final round focused on the motion “This house believes that all public utility vehicles More »

Gov. Marcos, JICA conducts aerial inspection, seek for quick mobilization of dikes ravaged by typhoon ‘Ineng’

After conducting series of aerial inspections days after typhoon ‘Ineng’ hit the province, Governor Imee Marcos requested for further assessment of the damaged dike systems particularly of the Madongan Dam in Solsona and Sabo Dam in Nueva Era on September 10, 2015. The inspection team included Ms. Misaki Kawaguchi, Japan More »

PGIN estimates agriculture, infrastructure damage from ‘Ineng’ now at P 2 B

Agriculture and infrastructure damage in Ilocos Norte has now climbed up to more than P 2 billion after Typhoon ‘Ineng’ ravaged the province over the weekend, latest report from the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management and Resiliency Council (PDRRMRC) showed. Agriculture recorded an estimated P89 million worth of damage while More »

Governor Marcos continues aerial inspection, relief operation in far-flung areas ravaged by Typhoon ‘Ineng’

Aerial rounds in the far-flung municipalities of Nueva Era and Adams conducted by Governor Imee R. Marcos on August 28, Friday showed that more infrastructures were severely damaged after Typhoon ‘Ineng’ hit Ilocos Norte over the weekend. As the inspection yesterday showed that a great extent of the dike system More »

‘RAKENROL’ musical play to highlight Marcos Fiesta celebration

In celebration of President Ferdinand E. Marcos’ 98th birthday anniversary, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) will produce for the first time a full-length musical play dubbed as ‘RAKENROL’ on September 11, 2015, 7:00 PM at Mariano Marcos State University’s Teatro Ilocandia, Batac. ‘RAKENROL’, as director Jeremy dela Cruz described More »

Ilocos Norte’s youth program wins Galing Pook Awards 2015

Proving its continuing excellence in local governance in the past few years, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) was cited as one of the ten Galing Pook 2015 awardees for its flagship youth program “Sirib Express.” Governor Imee Marcos led the capitol department heads and Sirib Express Staff in More »

Ilocos Norte set to celebrate Apo Lakay’s 98th birthday anniversary

Marking the 98th birthday anniversary of former President Ferdinand E. Marcos,—popularly known among Ilocanos as Apo Lakay—the Province of Ilocos Norte is set to conduct youth-engaging activities in honor of its favorite son starting this September 9. Da Real Makoy Literary and Musical Competition will open the weeklong celebration, a fitting More »

PGIN remains under red alert, more than 19,000 Ilocanos affected due to ‘Ineng’

Governor Imee R. Marcos ordered the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) to stay on red alert as efforts are intensified for the safety and early recovery of the province from the devastation brought by Typhoon ‘Ineng’ in the province over the weekend. Prompting local government officials to place the More »

Ilocos Norte placed under state of calamity due to typhoon Ineng

In the wake of the most recent typhoon ‘Ineng’ (international name: Goni), the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) has declared Ilocos Norte under state of calamity following a total estimated worth of damages of Php 456,878,938.65 has been recorded as of August 23, 2015. According to the Provincial Disaster More »

Power cut off in entire Ilocos Norte due to ‘Ineng’

As Typhoon ‘Ineng’ downed electric transmission lines and toppled numerous electric poles, Governor Imee Marcos is appealing to the Department of Energy (DOE), National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP), Energy Development Corporation-Burgos (EDC), North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation (NLREC), Northwind and several power companies to help in the immediate More »

Ilocos Norte under state of calamity, seeks help for Typhoon ‘Ineng’ damages

After being declared under state of calamity on Saturday reporting a nearly P500 million damage to Ilocos Norte’s agriculture and infrastructure, the Provincial Government is seeking for immediate assistance from the national government to restore the damages caused by Typhoon Ineng which struck Northern Luzon on Thursday, August 20, 2015. More »

PGIN strengthens support to Ilocano farmers, launches KSK program

Over 50 Ilocano farmers will be undergoing a 12-week training on advanced agricultural technology as Governor Imee R. Marcos in partnership with SM Foundation launched the batch 94 of the Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan (KSK) training program on July 15 at VL Farms, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. “We aim to upgrade More »

Camella opens the first Spanish-inspired development in Laoag

Laoag, the provincial capital of Ilocos Norte and center of the fast developing North Luzon Economic Triangle, is every traveler’s dream destination. It is the perfect place to learn and relax as within its confines thrive an interesting blend of historical and cultural sites.

Every year, a good number of tourists touch down at the Laoag International Airport to see the city’s Spanish colonial buildings particularly the Malacañang Palace of the North and the famous Philippine baroque churches like the St. William’s Cathedral with the Laoag Sinking Bell Tower about a 100 meters away from the church. Paoay Church’s belltower and flying buttress as well as Fort Ilocandia’s famous gardens.

Tourists and even locals visit the natural sand dunes and tropical white-sand beaches and explore destinations in nearby  municipalities. Undoubtedly, tourism is the major driver of the city’s local infrastructure and investment economy.

Its strategic location and proximity to the highly progressive Asian cities of Hongkong and Taiwan make the city of Laoag a prime economic hub where industrial zones blend with designated commercial establishments and residential enclaves.

One such development that has been attracting potential homeowners to Laoag can be found in the quaint barangay of Zamboanga. Just a few minutes ride away from Laoag city center and the Laoag International Airport is the newly launched Camella Laoag.

Strategically located near familiar bus stations, schools and universities like Northwestern University, Holy Spirit Academy, Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University, Divine Word of College and malls and public markets, as well as hospitals and clinics. This new community is situated in a most preferred address within the city.

Camella has the widest geographic presence across the country, dominating the affordable segment. Camella is a member of Vista Land, the country’s largest homebuilder with 35 years of experience in building more than 200,000 homes, not only in Mega Manila, but likewise in 21 key provinces, 48 cities and municipalities in the Philippines.

As you enter the 18-hectare residential development, you are transported to a charming Spanish village set against a rustic Ilocano backdrop. Camella Laoag welcomes its residents to a well-defined streetscape of attractive homes built with the most modern conveniences.

From the standard Lessandra series, to the popular Camella series house models Marvela, Carmela, Drina and Elaisa — purposely built for starting up families and upwardly mobile executives up to the majestic Jewel and Luxuria series — designed for growing families, every effort is made to make homeowners feel and say, that in Camella Laoag, “there really is no place like home”. These homes range from P1.2M to 6M.

Exclusive amenities like the Clubhouse with swimming pool, basketball courts and playgrounds, landscaped parks and gardens are provided for the enjoyment of the family. Round the clock security is ensured for the safety of its residents.

“At best, what makes Camella Laoag a preferred home hunter’s package is its commitment to provide support amenities for today’s modern lifestyle. Indeed, the wish of every family to own the home of their dreams can now come true with Camella,” shares Camella President Jerylluz Quismundo.

The next time you travel to Laoag, discover what makes visitors decide to stay and raise their families in at Camella Laoag. For more details, please call 0915-2175315 or log on to