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Province of Ilocos Sur

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Communication

4.1 Radio and Television Stations

                             There are six (6) local radio stations operating in the province, 5 AM and 2 FM Stations.

                             There are several local television stations operating in the province. The telecast of national and foreign TV stations can be received locally through cable television companies operating in the province thereby improving access to local and international news.

                             Table 59: Name and Location of Radio Stations,

                                                   Ilocos Sur: 2010  

Name of Radio Station

Location

AM

 

1. DWRS

                     Tamag, Vigan City

2. DZNS

                     Pantay Fatima, Vigan City

3. DZVV

                     Tamag, Vigan City

4. DZTP

                     San Nicolas, Candon City  

FM

                    

1. DWNP

                     Tamag, Vigan City

2. DWVN

                     Quezon Avenue, Vigan City

4.2 Telegraph Stations

            Almost all the municipalities of the province have public telegraph stations. Private telegraph companies like the RCPI, Bayantel and PT & T have offices in Vigan, Narvacan, Cabugao and Candon. These provide telegram, telephone and facsimile services.

4.3 Telephone Systems

            Domestic and direct-distance dialing is provided by the Digital Telecommunication Philippines, Inc. (DIGITEL) and the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT).

            The proliferation of cellular phones expands the communication system in the province. The presence of advanced technologies like computer and internet services likewise improves the communication network in the province.

Mail Services

 

4.4.1 Public Postal Services

                        Postal services are made available to the public through 37 post offices/postal stations headed by a postmaster.

Mail carriers totaled 91 distributed among the 34 municipalities of the province. On the average, the ratio of letter carrier to the population is 1:6342.

 

                  Table 60: Number and Staff of Post Offices and Mail Carrier to

                                     Population Ratio, Ilocos Sur: 2010

Municipality

No. of Post Office

Postmaster

Mail Carriers

Mail Carrier to

Pop. Ratio

 

1

 

1

6,353

 

1

1

1

6,728

 

1

1

3

10,173

 

1

1

1

11,175

 

1

1

3

10,486.3

 

1

1

2

8,599.5

 

1

 

2

7,097.5

 

1

 

1

8,879

9. G. del Pilar

1

 

1

4,134

10. Lidlidda

1

   

4,022

11. Magsingal

1

1

4

6,395

12. Nagbukel

1

1

1

5,671

13. Narvacan

1

1

5

7,687

14. Quirino

1

 

2

3,565

15. Salcedo

1

 

1

10,409

16. San Emilio

1

 

1

6,717

17. San Esteban

1

1

2

3,587

18. San Ildefonso

1

1

2

2,792

19. San Juan

1

1

3

7,153.33

20. San Vicente

1

1

2

5,438.5

21. Santa

1

1

2

6,959

22. Sta. Catalina

1

1

2

6,268.5

23. Sta. Cruz

1

1

4

8,608.25

24. Sta. Lucia

1

1

2

11,181.5

25. Sta. Maria

1

1

5

5,279.2

26. Santiago

1

1

3

5,292

27. Sto. Domingo

1

1

3

8,173.3

28. Sigay

1

 

1

2,375

29. Sinait

1

1

4

6,017.5

30. Sugpon

1

1

1

3,513

31. Suyo

1

 

1

9,685

32. Tagudin

1

1

4

8,606.75

33. Candon City

1

1

7

7,223.42

34. Vigan City

1

1

11

4,103.9

35. UNP

1

1

1

 

36.Banaoang, Santa

1

1

1

 

37.ISPSC,Sta. Maria

1

1

1

 

       TOTAL

37

27

91

 

                 Source of Data: Phil. Postal Corporation, Vigan, I. Sur: 2010

 

4.4  Private Messengerial Services

Private messenger services like the JRS, LBC, DHL, FedEx and EXL operate in Vigan City and some municipalities of the province.

 

4.6 Publications

                                   Ilocos Sur has newspapers/newsletters published locally by local writers/journalists. Newspapers and magazines of national circulation are also available in the province, however, the Bannawag is considered as a community magazine in the locality.

 
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