Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tourism in Ilocos Norte


Rise in food prices good for the economy but hurts the poor—study

An increase in world prices of agricultural commodities has nuanced impacts:  good for the nations economy but bad for the poor.

Professor German Calfat, an expert on the relationship and nature of trade and national development at the University of Antwerp, shared this conclusion during a seminar-forum organized by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies.

His presentation was based on the findings of his research on Poverty impacts of changes in the price of agricultural commodities: recent evidence for Argentina (an ex-ante analysis).

The study found that, in the experience of Argentina, an increase in world prices of agricultural commodities have positive macro effects on the Argentinian economy.  However, the poorest and most vulnerable sector of society were negatively affected.  The changes in labor income positively affected only the middle class, in that labor income increased. But the positive changes weren’t enough to compensate the overall increase in commodity prices.

Professor Calfat recommended that, as a countermeasure, Argentina and any country facing a similar situation should enforce complementary actions to address the distributional impact, especially on the poor, of raising international commodity prices.

The models used in Professor Calfat’s study relied on data from individual households. They demonstrated the relationship between wages, the increase in international prices, and the respondents’ highest educational level. The study, however, did not include non-labor income in its models.

Professor Calfat’s conclusions raise questions on the notion that trade liberalization is good for all. The study shows that is not always the case.

Professor Calfat encouraged more studies to be done on the matter. Government measures that anticipate price changes and the interacting nature of their impacts must be enforced to protect those most vulnerable to the negative effects.

Philippine researchers and policymakers can replicate the models used and undertake their own study to gauge the distributional impact of trade liberalization and its relationship to poverty.

One relevant area worth looking into is the rice sector and the effects of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) extension of the high duties on imported rice.


The WTO Council for Trade in Goods approved the Philippines’ waiver request for a special treatment on rice until 2017. The country sought the extension to give farmers time to enhance their production capability and adjust to the increasing competing with other rice-producing countries in the region.

Canadian ambassador to the Philippines in Laoag City

Laoag Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas presents Canadian Ambassador to the Philippines Neil Reeder with souvenirs and gifts that represent the city during his visit to Laoag City recently as city administrator Perry Martinez looks on. (Photo by Alwin Formantes)


INEC to bid out 20-year power supply contract

By Dominic B, dela Cruz
Staff reporter

Dingras, Ilocos Norte—In a move to secure their power supply for the next 20 years, the Ilocos Norte Electric Cooperative (INEC) is set to bid out a power contract for the specified period.

INEC general manager Engr. Felino Herbert Agdigos said they came to this decision after they were able to identify their long-term plan in the joint competitive procurement for power supply.

Mr. Agdigos said there will be bidding to be for all power suppliers who are interested and seven of them have confirmed their interest and participation. They are AES Power, GN Power, SO Power, Meralco Power Gen., FIRST Gen., Global Power and Trans Asia.

INEC gave three months for these bidders to submit their requirements for the bid proposals.

Mr. Agdigos explained that thru bidding, the lowest cost or price of electricity will automatically win and get the 20-year power supply for INEC.

INEC also plans to ask the winning bidder to construct a power plant in the province to ensure enough power supply for the cooperative.

Mr. Agdigos stressed that INEC will become more secured in terms of electricity supply if this plan pushes through as this would mean a 100% power supply for the whole province in 20 years.

INEC based the power supply contract in the projected demand for 2023. If the demand for 2023 is 50 megawatts, then INEC would ask the winning bidder to provide this for the next 20 years.

The 20-year supply contract begins on 2019 up to 2039. The four years’ interval is to give time for the winning bidder to build more power plants that would be connected to the Luzon grid.

In 2014, INEC distributed at least 240 million kilowatt-hours in electricity and they project the demand to be 250 million kilowatt-hours for 2015.

Currently, INEC sources 90 percent of its power needs from SMEC with the remaining 10% sourced from WESM.

Meanwhile, Mr. Agdigos explained that power outages remains inevitable especially during calamities.

Aside from this long term plan, INEC also identified medium- and small-term plans for this.

Among them are the re-conductor of line from Laoag to Pagudpud, the establishment of a Pinili sub-station as well as additional collection centers in Batac and the establishment of additional facilities at their Barangay 1 Laoag sub-station.

INEC is also set to upgrade its mini-hydro plant in Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte.

The Pagudpud mini-hydro was constructed 30 years ago and now needs maintenance to prolong its life.

At present, it has only two turbines working from the original five because it could not really operate the five turbines because of limited water supply being produced.


This is the reason INEC plans to upgrade the equipment of these two working and operational turbines.

Notices Jan. 26, 2015

R.A. 9048 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Ilocos Norte
Municipality of Pasuquin

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
            In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048 a notice is hereby served to the public that RONALDO D. DANCEL has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from “MARCELO” to “ROLANDO” in the birth certificate of MARCELO DANCEL who was born on August 30, 1957 at Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte and whose parents are Juan Dancel and Genara Daliva.
            Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than February 9, 2015.

(SGD) FELIZA C. RATUITA
Municipal Civil Registrar
Jan. 26-Feb. 1, Feb. 2-8, 2015*IT
_____________________________________________________

Publication Notice
R.A. 10172
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

CFN-0004-2015                                                                                                         23 January 2015
CCE-0005-2015          R.A. 10172
            In Compliance with the publication requirements and pursuant to OCRG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-1 Guidelines in the Implementation of the Administrative Order No. 1 Series of 2012 (IRR on R.A. 10172), Notice is hereby served to the public that JULIANA MAGDALENA L. GASPAR has filed with this Office, a petition for Change of First Name from “MAGDALENA” to “JULIANA MAGDALENA” and correction of entry in the child’s date of birth from “NOV. 8, 1959” to “NOVEMBER 1, 1959” in the Certificate of Live Birth of MAGDALENA LLAMELO at Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte and whose parents are Daniel Llamelo and Romana Sagario.
            Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his/her written opposition with this Office not later than February 9, 2015.

(SGD) FELIZA C. RATUITA
Municipal Civil Registrar
Jan. 26-Feb. 1, Feb. 2-8, 2015*IT
_____________________________________________________

R.A. 9048 Form No. 10.1 (LCRO)
Republic of the Philippines
Local Civil Registry Office
Province of Ilocos Norte
Municipality of Pasuquin

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
            In compliance with Section 5 of R.A. Act No. 9048 a notice is hereby served to the public that EULOGIO S. VILA JR.  has filed with this office a petition for change of first name from “LUGIO” to “EULOGIO” in the birth certificate of LUGIO S. VILA JR. who was born on June 8, 1956 at Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte and whose parents are Lugio Vila and Margarita Salud.
            Any person adversely affected by said petition may file his written opposition with this office not later than February 9, 2015.

(SGD) FELIZA C. RATUITA
Municipal Civil Registrar
Jan. 26-Feb. 1, Feb. 2-8, 2015*IT
_____________________________________________________

DEED OF EXTRAJUDICIAL SETTLEMENT WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS
            Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the late ALEJANDRO CARRASCA DOMINGO consisting of a bank accounts with the PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BANK (PNB) under Peso Savings Acct. No. 144832400050, Savings Special $ PNB-Emp/Direct under Acct. No. 144832400042 and Savings Dollar Special-OCW/Benef under Acct. No. 533162600016 has been the subject of Deed of Extrajudicial Settlement with Waiver of Rights executed by his heirs ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public Windell D. Chua as per Doc. No. 30; Page No. 11; Bk. No. XXXII; s. of 2015.
Jan. 26, 2, 9, 2015*IT
_____________________________________________________


AFFIDAVIT OF CLAIM WITH WAIVER OF RIGHTS
            Notice is hereby given that the intestate estate of the deceased depositor ROSITA COLOMA DUMLAO consisting of Savings Deposit Accounts with the PHILIPPINE VETERANS BANK-laoag branch under Savings Acct. Nos. 04405-000793-5 and 0044-330572-100 has been the subject of Deed of Affidavit of Claim with Waiver of Rights executed by her heirs in favor of Archie Coloma Dumlao ratified and acknowledged before Notary Public Luciano R. Caraang as per Doc. No. 498; Page No. 100; Bk. No. CXIV; s. of 2015.
Jan. 26, 2, 9, 2015*IT
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DAPA ‘nadapa’: Obama amnesty ruled unconstitutional

DAPA is the acronym for Deferred Action for Parental Accountability, an amnesty program aka “executive action” announced by President Obama on November 20, 2014 allowing parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who have been illegally in the country since before January 1, 2010 to request deferred action from deportation. “Nadapa” in Tagalog means “fell flat on its face.”
 
On December 16, 2014, Judge Arthur J. Schwab, a U.S. district judge in Pennsylvania held that the program was unconstitutional. In his Memorandum Opinion Judge Schwab said: “This Executive Action ‘cross[es] the line,’ constitutes ‘legislation,’ and effectively changes the United States’ immigration policy. The President may only ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed . . .’ he may not take any Executive Action that creates laws. U.S. Const., Art. II, Section 3.”  United States of America v. Juarez-Escobar, Criminal Case No. 14-0180, DC WD PA Doc. 32, filed 12/16/14. It appears that Judge Schwab not only swabbed the amnesty program, he deep throated it.

As we have been telling our radio listeners and writing in this publication and other publications, and as every alien applying for citizenship knows or ought to know, there are three branches of government—the executive, the legislative, and the judicial. The executive executes the laws, the legislative makes the laws, and the judicial interprets the laws. Granting amnesty is a legislative function. When President Obama granted amnesty, he performed a legislative function. As Judge Schwab said, he crossed the line.

Judge Schwab acknowledged that presidents and certain members of their administrative agencies may exercise “prosecutorial discretion” over certain criminal matters on a case by case basis and that in the field of immigration it applies to a broad range of discretionary enforcement decisions. President Obama invoked this discretion when he announced his “Executive Action”. However, the Judge said, Mr. Obama’s Executive Action goes beyond prosecutorial discretion because: “(a) it provides for a systematic and rigid process by which a broad group of individuals will be treated differently than others based upon arbitrary classifications, rather than case by case examination; and (b) it allows undocumented immigrants, who fall within these broad categories, to obtain substantive rights.”

The Juarez-Escobar case involved an alien who was deported and reentered the U.S. illegally. In determining the sentence, Judge Schwab asked the parties to file supplemental briefing on how DAPA affected the defendant. The parties did not even raise DAPA as an issue.

This is the first judicial decision addressing DAPA. However, twenty four states, half of our country, led by Texas, have filed suit challenging Mr. Obama’s immigration “executive actions.” The 24 states are: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The Texas-led case was filed in U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas. Texas v. United States of America. The court is presided by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, an appointee of President George W. Bush. 

The first case challenging Mr. Obama’s “executive actions” was filed on the same day Mr. Obama announced them by Arizona sheriff Arapaio in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. It will be heard on December 22.

What now? The “executive actions” have not been stopped by the courts. Consequently aliens who qualify for the amnesty should immediately consult an attorney who has experience and knows what to do in order to file the necessary applications with the Department of Homeland Security.

Even though we have questioned the propriety and legality of amnesty, we have used it for the benefit of our clients. As we said in our previous column, a lawyer must use every weapon in the legal arsenal to fight the government who is deporting the lawyer’s clients, whether the lawyer likes the weapon or not.


(Atty. Tipon has a Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of the Philippines. He specializes in immigration law and criminal defense. Office: 900 Fort Street, Suite 1110, Honolulu, HI 96813. Tel. (808) 225-2645. E-Mail: filamlaw@yahoo.com. Websites:  www.MilitaryandCriminalLaw.com. He is from Laoag City and Magsingal, Ilocos Sur. He served as an Immigration Officer. He is co-author of “Immigration Law Service, 1st ed.,” an 8-volume practice guide for immigration officers and lawyers. Listen to “The Tipon Report”, the wittiest, interesting, and useful radio program in Hawaii on KNDI at 1270 AM dial every Thursday at 7:30 a.m. This article is a general overview of the subject matter discussed and is not intended as legal advice. No attorney-client relationship is established between the writer and readers relying upon and/or acting pursuant to this article.)

197th Foundation Anniversary of the Province of Ilocos Norte program of activities


Friday, January 30, 2015

Cops nab serial robbers in Dingras

By Dominic B. dela Cruz
Staff reporter

Dingras, Ilocos Norte—The police in this town, led by their chief P/Chief Insp. Teddy Rosqueta arrested three suspects for a series of robbery at Brgy. San Marcelino.

The police report stated that on Jan. 13, 2015, five residential houses and an elementary school were ransacked all on the same night.

The incident was reported by Brgy. San Marcelino chairperson Norbert Calaoagan on Jan. 14.

In their initial investigation, the Dingras police learned that the suspected robbers roamed around the barangay on the said night, apparently looking for an opportunity to rob residents.

On Jan. 15, an eyewitness, whose identity is being withheld for security reasons, identified the suspects through the police’s bio profile compilation. The suspects who were identified were Richard Batac, 21 and a minor aged 17, both residents of Brgy. Cacafean in Marcos, Ilocos Norte.

The said suspects were later brought by the Dingras police to their station for investigation and questioning. During questioning, the suspects revealed their cohort, who was also a minor. They also disclosed where they kept the stolen items.

In a follow-up operation, the police nabbed the third suspect and they also recovered the stolen items including one cellular phone, one rifle air gun, and three bicycles at Brgy. Escoda in Marcos, Ilocos Norte.


Charges were being prepared against the suspects as of press time.

PAMULINAWEN FESTIVAL 2015, YEAR XIX


2015 Theme: TIMELESS
February 1 – 28, 2015

PROGRAM OF ACTIVITIES
                          
February 1 (Sunday)

4:00 A.M  DIANA AROUND THE CITY
     1:00 P.M.  CIVIC-MILITARY PARADE
Viewing Area:  Stage in front of the Laoag City Commercial Complex
along Rizal St.

7:00 P.M.  DIOS TI AGNGINA:  THE CONCERT
                  Venue:  Aurora Park
                  Featuring: Hale and Alden Richards
                  FIREWORKS DISPLAY
                  Venue: Aurora Park
       
7:00 P.M. DIVINE WORD COLLEGE OF LAOAG ALUMNI NIGHT: “PANAGPASANGBAY”
                  Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center (Basketball Court)
                  Featuring:  “PARABUR”
                  Hosts: Batch 1990 Silver Jubilarians Elem., HS, College
                              Batch 1965 Golden Jubilarians Elem., HS, College
                  Guest of Honor and Speaker: Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas
     
7:00 P.M. APOLINAC Night (Grand Reunion and Homecoming)
                  Venue: City Auditorium
                  Guest of Honor and Speaker: VP JEJOMAR BINAY

February 2 (Monday)

8:00 A.M. OPENING OF THE AGRO-INDUSTRIAL FAIR
                 Venue: Balintawak St. bet. A.G. Topaz and F.R. Castro (West of City Hall)
      8:00 A.M. OPENING OF THE MARIKINA SHOE EXPO
                  Venue: CSWDO Compound
8:00 A.M. 197th FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY OF ILOCOS NORTE
                  Open Capitol
                  Venue: Ilocos Norte Capitol
                        Job Fair
                        Venue: Capitol Parking Area (west)
      8:00 A.M. NWU DAY: “A Bright and Promising Future” (Medical Mission)
                        Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center
4:00 P.M. 197th FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY OF ILOCOS NORTE
ILOCOS NORTE AGRI-TOURISM MANUFACTURING TRADE SHOW
                  Venue: V. Llanes St.
      7:00 P.M. NWU Night: “A Bright and Promising Future”
                        Venue: City Auditorium

February 3 (Tuesday) 
1:00 P.M.  SEARCH FOR LITTLE MR.  & MISS LAOAG 2015
                 Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center
                   Special Guest: Zaijian Jaranilla
7:00 P.M. NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION (NGO) NIGHT
                   Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center
                        Guest of Honor & Speaker: CONG. SHERWIN GATCHALIAN

February 4 (Wednesday)
8:00 A.M.  STI MOBILE SCHOOL’S  Free Lectures and Hands-on Workshop
                              Venue:  Ilocos Norte National High School, Laoag City
7:00 P.M.  MISS ABC 2015 NIGHT
                  Venue: Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena

February 5 (Thursday)
4:00 AM.  TWO THOUSAND (2,000) HAIL MARY DEVOTION &
                 THANKSGIVING MASS
Venue:  City Auditorium
8:00 A.M.  STI MOBILE SCHOOL’s Free Lectures and Hands-on Workshops
     Venue:  Ilocos Norte Regional School of Fisheries, Bgy, La Paz,
                              Laoag City
7:00 P.M.  KALAYAAN PHILIPPINES HAWAII INTERNATIONAL NIGHT
                  Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center
           Guest of Honor & Speaker: CONG. LENIE ROBREDO

February 6 (Friday)
      1:00 P.M.  “GANDANG LOLA, GWAPONG LOLO” CORONATION
                        Venue: City Auditorium
        7:00 P.M. ILOCOS NORTENIANS OF AMERICA NIGHT   
                        Guest of Honor & Speaker: Marikina City Mayor DEL DE GUZMAN
February 7 (Saturday)
      7:00 AM     PIGEON RACE
                         Liberation Point: Rosales, Pangasinan
                              8:00 A.M.  ABS-CBN “ALAY KAPAMILYA SA PAMULINAWEN FESTIVAL:
                           7:00 P.M.  Donation, Fun and Talent Night”
                        Venue: City Auditorium and Aurora Park (Evening event)
8:00 A.M. 3rd  PAMULINAWEN INVITATIONAL BADMINTON TOURNAMENT          “SIPLAG TI AMIANAN”
                         Venue: David’s Sports and Fitness Center (Brgy. Barit – Bacarra
                                 Road, L.C.)                  
8:00 A.M. PINS INVITATIONAL SHOOTFEST
                  Venue: Brgy. Talingaan
9: 00 A.M. DULANG FOOD FAIR Featuring: Golden Foods
                  Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center
           
      3:00 P.M.  MISS LAOAG CITY PAMULINAWEN INTERNATIONAL 2015
                       PRE-PAGEANT
                  Venue:  City Auditorium
7:00 P.M.  ILOCOS NORTE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL NIGHT
                  Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center

   February 8 (Sunday)
8:00 A.M. PINS INVITATIONAL SHOOTFEST
                  Venue: Brgy. Talingaan
1:00 P.M. CALESA PARADE
                  Venue:  Stage in front of the Laoag City Commercial Complex along
                            Rizal St.
     7:00 P.M.  LAOAG CITY CIRCLE OF HAWAII, SIRMATA DIALYSIS FUND CORP.                &  DepED LAOAG  CITY  NIGHT          
                Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center
                  Guest of Honor & Speaker: US AMBASSADOR PHILIP GOLDBERG
     7:00 P.M. LOVE ATTACK AKSYON AGAD
                        Venue: Aurora Park
                       
February 9 (Monday)
     8:00 A.M. INAUGURATION & BLESSING OF THE NEW CHO BUILDING
                        Venue: City Health Office
    1:00 P.M.   PAMULINAWEN GRAND PARADE
Viewing Area: Stage in front of the Provincial Capitol
         
    7:00 P.M.   UNITED LAOAGUENOS OF HAWAII NIGHT
Venue:  City Auditorium

February 10 (Tuesday)
4:00 A.M. DIANA AROUND THE CITY
7:30 A.M.  HOLY MASS
                  Venue: St. William Cathedral
8:00 A.M.–12:00 NN  LECTURE & ORIENTATION for Hobbyist and Professional                                                 Photographers
                  Venue:  Sangguniang Panlungsod Session Hall

10:00 A.M. “KOMEDYA” ILOCANA
                  Highlight: Parade of “Komedya” Participants around the
                                 Central Business District
                  Venue: Laoag City Auditorium
1:00 P.M. PAMULINAWEN STREET PAGEANTRY
                  Venue: Stage in front of the Provincial Capitol
1:00 P.M. ON-THE-SPOT  PAMULINAWEN PHOTO EXPERIENCE
7:00 P.M. MISS LAOAG CITY PAMULINAWEN INTERNATIONAL QUEST 2015      PAGEANT
                  Venue:  Ilocos Norte Centennial Arena
                  Guest of Honor and Speaker: Gov. Imee R. Marcos

February 11 (Wednesday)
7:00 P.M. MARIANO MARCOS STATE UNIVERSITY NIGHT
                  Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center

February 12 (Thursday)
      8:00 A.M. HORSE RACE
                        Venue: Brgy. 1 Race Track
7:00 P.M. AGRICULTURE SECTOR NIGHT
                  Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center
                  Highlight:  Coronation of MRS. RIC 2015
                        Guest of Honor & Speaker: DA SEC. PROCESO J. ALCALA
                                   
February 13 (Friday)
1:00 P.M. DRUM AND LYRE COMPETITION:
                  Venue: Rizal Street, in front of LCCC Stage

7:00 P.M. CITY GOVERNMENT NIGHT
                  Venue:  City Multi Purpose Center

February 14 (Saturday)
      8:00A.M. -5:00 P.M. 1ST ARCHERY TOURNAMENT (QUALIFYING ROUND)
                  Venue: Brgy. 1, Casili Road
3:00 P.M.   ILOCOS MUSIC ARTISTS SOCIETY (I.M.A.S.) –  ALDAW TI I.M.A.S.
                   Venue: Aurora Park
7:00 P.M.   ILOCOS MUSIC ARTISTS SOCIETY (I.M.A.S.) - RABII TI I.M.A.S.
                   Venue: Aurora Park

February 15 (Sunday)
6:00 A.M.  4.5K Couple Color Run
                  Assembly: Laoag City Hall
      8:00 A.M.  MEDIA DAY
                         Featuring:  Media Summit coordinated by KBP Laoag City-
                                        Ilocos Norte Chapter                
      8:00 A.M. BLOOD LETTING PROGRAM
                        Venue: PRC Office, P. Gomez St., Laoag City
      8:00 A.M.  8th MVF 4 X 4 FUN RACE
                  Venue:  La Paz Sand Dunes
8:00 A.M. -5:00 P.M. 1st ARCHERY TOURNAMENT (FINAL ROUND)
                  Venue: Brgy. 1, Casili Road
1:00 P.M. LARTAGE “MS. VALENTINE 2015” CORONATION PAGEANT
                        Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center
3:00 P.M. SAND-BOARDING COMPETITION
                  Venue: Lapaz Sand Dunes

February 16 (Monday)
      8:00 A.M. CEREMONIAL TURN-OVER OF THE CITY REINS TO THE
                      INNHS JUNIOR OFFICIALS
      9:00 A.M. 4th  MVF INVITATIONAL MOTOCROSS
      7:00 P.M.  CORONATION OF MRS. RED CROSS VALENTINE 2015
                  Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center
                  Guest of Honor & Speaker:  GOV. IMEE R. MARCOS

February 17 (Tuesday)
1:00 P.M.  TRICYCADE (Tricycle Motorcade)
                        Viewing Area:  Stage in front of the Laoag City Commercial
                       Complex along Rizal  St.
Highlight:  Selection of Manong Tricycle Driver 2015


February 18 (Wednesday)
      5:00 P.M.  MUJERES 2015 (MARDI GRAS)
                        Venue: Aurora Park

February 20 (Friday)
8:30AM – 5:00PM  LCGH Breast Cancer Screening Program
                        Venue: Laoag City General Hospital
                        Pre-Registration on Feb. 18 and 19
                       
February 21 (Saturday)
      7:00 A.M. 3rd PAMULINAWEN RIDERS MEET
                         Event/Venue: Riding Safety Seminar -  ABC Building; Grand Motorcade  City Proper;  Motor Show,  Games & Raffle Draw – Aurora Park
      8:00 A.M. 14th BREAKING AWAY: MVF MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE
                  MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE REGISTRATION
                  MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE PROPER
      8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.  1st  “CVF” FOOTBALL CUP, 7-A-Side Mens Open
                  Venue: Marcos Stadium
8:00 A.M. PAMULINAWEN FESTIVAL CYBER LEAGUE SEASON 2
                  Venue: City Auditorium
7:00 P.M.  ABC NIGHT
(Awarding of Winners in the Search for the Cleanest, Safest, Greenest & Most Productive  Brgys., Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentive Award and Most Child-Friendly Barangay Award)
                  Venue:  Aurora Park

February 24 (Tuesday)
8:00 A.M.  “AY-AYAM” (Kastoy Kami Idi, Kasano Kayo Ita?)  Inter-                                Agency/ Department/PUBLIC-PRIVATE SCHOOLS Season 4
                 Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center

February 27 (Friday)
     5:00 P.M.  BOODLE FIGHT WORLD RECORD
      6:00 P.M.  RACE BRIEFING, LAOAG MARATHON 2015
                         Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center
      6:00 P.M. Unilever Pop Fiesta 2015
                        Venue: Centennial Arena
  
February 28 (Saturday)
   4:00 A.M.  RACE PROPER, LAOAG MARATHON 2015
                        Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center
   8:00 A.M.  14th BREAKING AWAY: MVF MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE
                  MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE REGISTRATION
                  D.R.O.P.  DOWNHILL CHALLENGE (National Level)
   8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.  8th MVF 4x4 Race NASFOR Leg (National Level)
                  Feb. 28 and March 1
                                 Venue: Laoag Riverbank (Southern Portion)
                  Contact Person: Mr. Ramon Formantes
    6:00P.M.  Socialization: 8th MVF 4x4 Race NASFOR Leg Participants
                  Venue: Aurora Park
              
    7:00 P.M.  OUTSTANDING LAOAGUEÑOS AWARDING CEREMONIES
                Venue:  City Auditorium
                        Guest of Honor/Speaker: P/SSupt JOEL DULDULAO PAGDILAO

                                                                    QCPD Director