All roads go to San Fernando City Hall on Friday

A variety of events called “Peoples’ Day” will be held here, Friday to usher a fiesta-like affair which will be participated by residents, barangays, policemen, teachers, tourists and its frontline, the city government, led by Mayor Pablo Ortega. The activity will start with a “Zumbarangay,” a dance-exercise at 5:30 AM and a cheer dance by [...]


Health authorities join forces to fight measles, polio

The provincial and city health officers, Drs. Hector Beñas and Eduardo Posadas urge every residents here to seek professional medical help when their children suffers from the symptoms of measles-rubella in a Ligtas-Tigdas (Measles-free) and anti-polio vaccination activity here on Monday. “We do not have a scientific proof that they (measles-infected patients) were cured by [...]


Chinese devotees celebrate feast of “Ma-Tzu”

Chinese devotees from the different parts of the country trooped here at the Ma-Cho Temple , Saturday afternoon ( August 30, 2014 ) for the annual celebration of the miraculous Virgin of Caysaysay or Ma-Tzu – a Chinese deity of the Sung Dynasty. This year the pilgrims traveled to La Union in the morning from [...]


City extends strategy to barangays

The City Government of San Fernando led by Mayor Pablo C. Ortega, through the supervision of the Office of the City Planning and Development headed by Ramon T. Peralta extended the city’s strategy by conducting the Barangay Development Strategy 2 (BDS2) to open new doors for the institutionalization of the city’s vision to be Northern [...]


Marine life takes focus in Ocean Month Celebration

The City Government of San Fernando, through the Office of City Environment and Natural Resources Office, in cooperation with its partners, spearhead the annual celebration of the Month of the Ocean for the whole of May 2014. Environmental activities related to coastal protection are designed to encourage the participation and active involvement of the communities [...]


City offers “Libreng-Sakay” to tourist destinations

The City Government of San Fernando led by Mayor Pablo C. Ortega, through the City Information and Tourism Section conducted the “Libreng-Sakay” (free ride) daily to La Union Botanical Garden (LUBG) and La Union Science Centrum and Museum (LUSCM) from April 21 to May 31, 2014. Libreng-Sakay, is a project of the city which aims [...]


Ilokano Food Festival showcases city’s local and unique delicacies

The City Government of San Fernando led by Mayor Pablo C. Ortega spearheaded the holding of a weekly Ilokano Food Festival (IFF), through the City Information and Tourism Office (IDS), from February 28 to March 31of this year with the aim to promote healthy food and lifestyle to its residents. Local food like bagnet (crispy [...]


Barangays join tour guiding seminar to support tourism industry

A 3-day free basic tour-guiding training-workshop focusing on boosting the local tourism industry, was held on August 12 to 14 at the City Library, with participation of 48 persons from the 15 barangays of the city. The said workshop dubbed as “Knowing your City: A Tourist Reception and Guiding Techniques” is a part of the [...]


Fish traps demolished to give way to fries

The City Agriculture Office, through the Task Force Sagip Karagatan here demolished up to a hundred fish traps in Barangay Carlatan, Friday because they obstruct the flow of sea water and fries to the fishponds of the villages of Bangcusay, Lingsat, Biday and Dalumpinas Este, here. Dolores Gurtiza, city fish warden said that despite the [...]


Mayor Ortega lauds 12 winning students in math international match

Mayor Pablo Ortega on Monday (August 18), lauded the performances of 12 students who brought honor to the country by winning three gold, three silver and two bronze medals in various international mathematics competitions this year. The math wizards paid a courtesy call to the Mayor, accompanied by their school principal Loreta Cepriaso of the [...]


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