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Province of Ilocos Sur





Infrastructure, Politics, Governance, and Lifestyle

River Flood Control eases qualms of Bani residents

Sta.Lucia, Ilocos Sur - The team from provincial government led by Governor Ryan Singson formally opened the newly built river flood control in Brgy. Bani in this town. The concreted project extends to about 200-meter long and is funded by the provincial government of P3 Million pesos from the RA 7171 funds. It was intended to protect the residents from the harm of flooding during rainy seasons and to prevent loss of their property especially those who maintains agricultural lands along the river bed. “As we can see, the residents really need this flood control. They are threatened every time there is disaster. This project will protect their lives and property”, said Gov. Singson. Brgy. Chairman Romeo Vilog said that the old and unfinished river flood control was destroyed during typhoon Mario in September 2014 which brought perennial problem to the community. Having now this new flood control, his constituents can already live safer and maintain a livelihood. The provincial government signifies his willingness to extend support to more development projects of Barangay Bani to serve the needs of the community.

Covered Courts Built in Second District

Santa, Ilocos Sur- The provincial government headed by Gov. Ryan Luis Singson formally inaugurates the newly built multi-purpose hall known as Governor Ryan Singson Sports Complex at Brgy. Saccuya Norte, Santa Ilocos Sur. The construction of the new covered court was funded by the provincial government to give convenience to the residents and to accommodate activities of the barangay. The building can also be utilized as post-harvest facility and evacuation center during calamities. Aside from the fund from the provincial government, the members of Balik-bayan association within the community also shared finances for the fencing of the sports complex. “This shows the good relations between the community, barangay, municipality and the provincial government. Everyone is participating and this is a good foundation to achieve a progressive and peaceful community.” Mayor Jeremy Jesus Bueno said. Meanwhile, residents of Brgy. Lesseb, Sta. Maria can now use its new covered court after the PGIS converted the open pavement into multi-purpose hall. At the same time, Gov. Ryan leads the inauguration of the new day care center in the community. “Rest assured that as I continue my term in serving the people of Ilocos Sur, I will initiate more projects that would directly benefit the people.” The residents gratefully thank the Governor for his dedication and selfless services to extend benefits for the people of Ilocos Sur.

PGIS Funded Four Multi-million worth Infra Projects

San Esteban, Ilocos Sur- The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur headed by Governor Ryan Luis Singson funded four infrastructure projects in the municipality of San Esteban through the initiative of Barangay and Municipal officials. These projects include the two multi-purpose gymnasiums located in Barangays Villa Quirino and Apatot, the bunkhouse in Barangay Bateria and slaughterhouse in Barangay San Nicolas. The multi-purpose gym was constructed to accommodate barangay activities, to store palay goods and to serve as evacuation center during calamities. The slaughterhouse was purposely built to improve the meat processing industry that could eventually lead to safe and quality products such as fresh, clean and safe meats. In addition, the bunkhouse located at the coastal area was opened to serve as a working place and rest area for the “bantay dagat” officers in performing their duties. This is to establish security within the coastal area and to protect the seas from any form of illegal activities. “These are the facilities that the people of San Esteban need in order to improve the different industry and their community as well. We are always here to support them that is why, we allotted funds for the construction of these infrastructures” Gov. Ryan Singson said. Meanwhile, the provincial government of Ilocos Sur distributed goat breeders to the residents in coastal barangays as their alternative livelihood. “This livelihood project is extended to all coastal barangays because we see how hard to live in coastal area. They only depend in one source of living. Goat raising is a good additional livelihood for them”, Gov. Ryan added. Projects and programs that would directly benefit the people has always been the priority of the provincial government.

2016 Candidates Sign a Peace Covenant

The Commission on Elections and the Catholic Church initiated a peace covenant held at St. Paul Metropolitan Cathedral one week after the deadline of substitution of candidates. This was attended by the candidates for provincial and municipal officials where a mass was celebrated by Archbishop Marlo Peralta. The homily of Archbishop Peralta focused on the importance of the covenant and the role of the candidates in order to achieve a peaceful and orderly election on May 2016. Governor Singson and Vice Governor Deogracias Victor “DV” Savellano led the Nationalista candidates in signing the covenant, committing and binding themselves in their responsibilities to attain the goal of the society for the upcoming elections. But, none of the opposition candidates showed up in the activity. Governor Singson said that participating in the peace covenant is one of the candidates’ ways to show how sincere they are in their electoral platforms. His goal is to eventually turn the political state in the province into “One Ilocos Sur”. The 2016 election will mark a step closer to their goal as there will be no race in the highest and second highest post in the province. Then gubernatorial candidate Benny Aguilar and his running mate for Vice Governor Rosalia Rodriguez withdrew their Certificate of Candidacy (COC) during the last day of substitution leaving re-electionist Gov. Ryan Singson and Vice Gubernatorial candidate SPM Jeremiah Singson unopposed. Also, fourteen out of the thirty four Mayoralty candidates are unopposed. “As we can see, this is really the first time that gubernatorial, Vice-gubernatorial and many mayoralty candidates are unopposed. We have a reason to believe that our province will no longer be one of those listed as hot spot during the elections” Gov. Ryan Singson said. The COMELEC and the Catholic Church are expecting the candidates to fulfil their pledges and contribute in the attainment of peaceful and orderly elections.


Vigan City- The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC), Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC), Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and National Agencies conducted a joint meeting headed by the provincial Governor Ryan Luis Singson at Baluarte, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur. Ilocos Sur Police Provincial Officer, PSSUPT Nestor Felix gives his updates on Provincial Peace and Order Situation. Brigade Commander, 702nd IB, PA, Lt. Col. David B. Diciano discussed the Internal Security Operations. Chief Intelligence Division, PRO1, PSSUPT Edgar Allan O. Okubo presented the Internal Security and Convergence Plans and Activities and PDRRMO, Provincial of Ilocos Sur, Mr. Michael Chan presented the PDRRMC Programs and Activities. Through the unity of the different councils and national agencies in enforcing the peace and order, crimes and insurgency cases continuously decreases. Aside from crimes and insurgency, they also discuss traffic problems in the province. Motorist often suffers from delayed of travels due to the long traffic happening in the different roads especially during rush hours. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured to solve this issue. Meanwhile, PGIS and Gov. Ryan gave an amount for the region to support anti-illegal drugs eradication. “There should be unity and diversity within us. Without these two, we will not implement the peace and order we want to implement in our respective places.” Gov. Ryan added. The meeting aims to deliberate and present plans and activities for the implementation of peace and order within the region. Dagupan City Mayor Belen T. Fernandez also joined and facilitated the activity.

3 Infra Projects for 2nd District Towns

Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur- The provincial government of Ilocos Sur headed by Gov. Ryan Singson formally inaugurated the three vital projects in the second district which include the river control, farm to market road and multi-purpose gym. The construction of these new projects was funded by the provincial government as requested by the barangay officials. The river control was built at Brgy. Paoc Sur, Sta. Lucia, Ilocos Sur in order to protect the residents from flash floods during rainy seasons. Gov. Ryan Singson immediately approved the resolution in constructing these projects to address the perennial problem of the residents along the river bed. “We do not want to see our constituents suffering especially during calamities. As I always say, I will immediately approve without a second thought as long as it will benefit the people.” Gov. Ryan added The farm to market road in Brgy Quinabalayangan was also built to lessen the struggles of the farmers in transferring their products in the markets and to promote agricultural development. Also, a multi-purpose gym was built in Al-aludig, Santiago, Ilocos Sur to accommodate barangay activities. This will also serve as an evacuation center in times of calamities “We are very thankful to our beloved Governor for giving us this multi-purpose gym. This building is a big help to us especially when our barangay is conducting big events.” Mario Corpuz, Brgy. Chairman of Al-aludig said.

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