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Province of Ilocos Sur

Infrastructure, Politics, and Lifestyle

Largest Training Center Inaugurated in Sta Cruz

Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur- The Provincial Government headed by Gov. Ryan Singson initiated the opening of the newly built training center in Sta. Cruz Ilocos Sur, assisted by Vice Mayor Virgillo Valle of the host town. The newly built structure was funded by RA 7171 and it was considered as the biggest and most convenient training center in the entire province. This serves as learning and training venue for vocational courses. With the cooperation of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the local government of Sta Cruz will be able to produce skilled workers who will be competitive in their chosen field when they finished the trainings provided.

PGIS Conducts Relief Operations to Areas Affected by Ineng

Members of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) headed by Governor Ryan Singson and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC) of Santa, Ilocos Sur pushed to reach the five isolated barangays during the onslaught of typhoon Ineng despite the strong current of the river. The Calungbuyan Bridge collapsed due to the torrent waters of lower Abra River causing the barangays of Oribi, Dammay, Calungbuyan, Casiber and Rancho inaccessible. Through the help of the Philippine Coastguard, the team of rescuers safely crossed the river and they were able to deliver the food packs to the affected families. “Originally, we plan to airlift the goods, but unfortunately the choppers are not available due to bad weather. The typhoon victims cannot wait. We really need to find ways to reach the isolated families” Governor Ryan Singson said. A total of 730 families in the five isolated barangays in Santa, Ilocos Sur were given food packs for one week. More than 300 families in the island barangay of Puro, Caoayan, Ilocos Sur were also reached through boat by the team of Governor Ryan Singson.

Cooperatives and POs Receive Financial Assistance

Vigan City-The provincial Government headed by Gov. Ryan Singson gave out financial assistance to the different cooperatives and people’s organization in the province amounting to 3.8 million pesos. The assistance will aid the members especially those who are in need. They can borrow an amount from their organization with a minimal interest. Governor Singson saw the needs of the members. Though the assistance may not meet all their wishes, at least it would ease their financial burden. “These cash given to you today is just a half of your request but if you know how to handle and use in a proper way, we will double or even triple your requests”, Gov. Ryan said to the beneficiaries. Eighteen cooperatives and Peoples’ Organization from different municipalities received the cash grants.

Cabugao New Municipal Police Station Installed

Cabugao, Ilocos Sur – Officials from the Provincial and Municipal Government, and the Philippine National Police inaugurated the newly built municipal police station of Cabugao on August 5, 2015. The building was funded by the PNP national headquarters for an amount of 4.5 million pesos. The Local Government of Cabugao donated the lot and the one million worth of equipment such as tables, chairs, cabinet, computers and other facilities needed inside the new police station. The construction of the project was pushed through with the support of Governor Ryan Singson, Cabugao Mayor Edgardo Cubangbang and Regional Director P/CSupt Roman Felix of PNP-RO1. This is to facilitate a more efficient and at the same time convenient delivery of services in keeping peace and order. Cabugao PNP occupied a portion of the building owned by the LGU for how many years. According to Police Senior Inspector Ramil Llarenas, Chief of Police of Cabugao, the old building will still be used as police community precinct to increase police visibility.

Gov. Singson Welcomes Sec. Roxas and LCEs to LMP Conference

Vigan City - The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur headed by Governor Ryan Singson warmly welcome Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas, Senator Fedinand “Bong-Bong” Marcos Jr. and the officers of the League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Luzon Chapter in their visit to the province. Ilocos Sur hosted the LMP annual cluster conference which bears the theme "Tuloy-Tuloy, Sama-Sama." held at the Vigan Convention Center last July 23 and 24, 2015. Around 700 Local Chief Executives headed by LMP National President Mayor Leonardo Javier attended the assembly, Senator Marcos met the municipal mayors in the evening of July 22 while Secretary Roxas served as guest speaker in the following day during the LMP Conference proper. Roxas pronounced new interventions to improve the services of the Local Government Units. These include among others, the efficient release of Internal Revenue Allotment from the Bureau of Treasury directly to the bank accounts of LGUs,

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