Opening of the 81 MW wind farm in Pagudpud

Brian Caffyn, Chairman, UPC Renewables; Atty. Wilfredo M. Penaflor, NLREC President; Pagudpud Mayor Marlon Sales; Senator Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.; Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos; John Eric Francia, President, AC Energy Holdings Inc. during the opening of the 81 MW wind farm of the North Luzon Renewable Energy Corporation in Barangay Caparispisan, More »

Capitol Express in La Paz, Laoag City

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos was surprised by the birthday greetings of the residents of Barangay La Paz, Laoag City during Manang Imee’s Capitol Express held November 18, 2014. Gov. Marcos distributed nipa and mangrove seedlings as well as tilapia fingerlings to previous Capitol Express clients in barangay La Paz. More »

Largest BPO firm all set to open branch in Ilocos Norte

After recognizing the province’s potential in becoming a destination for Information Technology-Business Process Management (IT-BPM) industry, an international and leading Business Process Outsourcing Firm Expert Global Solutions (EGS) is finally set to launch its branch in Ilocos Norte, November 21, 4:00 PM at the Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena. Six years More »

Ilocos Norte seeks long-term provincial water management plan

PGIN to hold first ever provincial water summit Challenged by the call of Governor Imee R. Marcos during her State of the Province Address (SOPA) last August 20 to better manage our water resources, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte together with Ilocos Norte Water District is set to conduct More »

PGIN’s youth program to mark first year anniversary on November 22

Sirib Express, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte’s (PGIN) flagship youth program will celebrate its first year anniversary on November 22, 2014. From its launching last year at Ilocos Norte Agricultural College in Pasuquin, Sirib Express has evolved into an official capitol office—the Sirib Youth Office (SYO)—last March thru an More »

New Sirib campaign aims to teach volunteers on how to keep peers on track

Ilocos Norte’s Provincial Education Department, Provincial Employment and Service Office, and Sirib Youth Office in cooperation with Sirib Ilocano Kabataan Association (SIKA) will be holding for the first time a peer counseling seminar and workshop to raise awareness about depression and mental health among teens and young adults. Dubbed as More »

Horror festival up north to make Halloween family-friendly

In its fourth year, the Semana ti Ar-Aria (Ghost Week) Festival is set to return this October 24 with its activities aiming “to encourage families and friends to spend quality time together”. Organizers will retain the Semana activities which received positive reception and huge number of attendees for the past More »

Ilocos Norte and Gov. Imee at Manila FAME

Ilocos Norte 2nd District Representative Imelda R. Marcos, mother of Governor Imee Marcos visit the Ilocos Norte pavilion. More »

Ilocano woodworker promotes frugality thru ‘upcycled’ art

Marietta Bonador, an Ilocano wood artist participating in the upcoming Manila FAME (Furnishings and Apparel Manufacturer’s Exchange) said that her practice of upcycling wood waste signifies the Ilocano way of being “frugal and nature-loving”. Bonador who hails from Batac City specializes on creating wood furniture and products. She said that More »

Manila FAME to feature Ilocano Abel, ceramics, wood crafts

With a unique and vibrant repertoire of the finest home-grown materials, Charito Carriaga, Redemptor Bitantes, Marietta Bonador and other Ilocano artisans will be gearing for a three-day trade event to demonstrate Ilocos Norte’s first class products ranging from Abel Iloco, ceramics and wood furniture reflecting the province’s rich heritage and More »

DILG Secretary Mar Roxas visits Ilocos Norte after Typhoon Mario

Governor Imee R. Marcos led a press briefing regarding Typhoon Mario on September 22, 2014 at the Ilocos Norte Capitol. Also present were DILG Secretary Mar Roxas, Secretary Edwin Lacierda, Vice Governor Angelo Barba, Laoag City Vice Mayor Michael Fariñas, and Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Singson. More »

PGIN delivers typhoon Mario relief goods, gets 3,000+ more from DSWD national office

Gov. Imee delivers relief goods, including some baked products and recycled GI roof sheets for temporary fix, to disaster-stricken residents of Pasuquin September 21, 2014 in Barangay Davila after Typhoon Mario pummeled Ilocos Norte. 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 camella.com.ph