Event expected to draw thousands
LAOAG CITY, I.N, CMO-MID – Governor Imee Marcos continued efforts to promote the province’s key tourist attractions and vibrant culture is definitely thriving, as we will be witnessing “Himala sa Buhangin” arts and music festival.
Now on its second year, the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte’s (PGIN) tourism campaign Paoay Kumakaway! expands its reach and teams up with Petron in its motorist assistance program known as Lakbay Alalay.
A total of 54 cattle and 20 swine were awarded to indigent recipients from Laoag City through the Livestock Dispersal Program of the Provincial Veterinary Office last May 3 at the Laoag riverbank. Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos and Laoag City ABC President Chevylle Farinas personally awarded the animals to recipients from Barangays Suyo, Casili, Pila and Madiladig. The animals were requested from the Provincial Government by the respective barangay councils of the recipients as a means of livelihood. The cattle will be returned to the provincial government upon producing a calf, which will be kept by the recipient. Likewise, the swine will be replaced with those from the pig’s first litter.
Marine mammal conservation is now in the list of PGIN’s top priority efforts, given the occurrences in previous years concerning sea life.
Last year’s reports have shown and proven that 12 to 16 meter humpback whales have been visiting the warmer Philippine waters to escape the colder parts of the Pacific Ocean.