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 [...]


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 [...]


Math wiz student bags medalists in international match

Twelve students of this city who won three gold, three silver and two bronze medals in various international mathematics competitions which was held in China, Singapore and Taiwan from July 26 to August 13, this year. Mayor Pablo C. Ortega received in a courtesy call yesterday these math wiz kids together with their school principal [...]


City’s new business requirement play role in increased tax collection

A renewed business tax collection and the permits and licenses acquisition, have been considered as a contributing factors in the increase of business tax collection by the city government here. City Treasury Officer (CTO) Edmar Luna said in relation to the business tax collection, which he stressed as “the biggest increase yet,” as it went [...]


Residents undergo earthquake, tsunami drills

Residents along the coastal area in Barangay Ilocanos here undergone earthquake and tsunami drill jointly spearheaded by the Regional and City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Councils, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Aside from RDRRMC and CDRRMC, also on the hand to assist residents in the evacuation are police personnel and firemen. Melchito Castro, regional director of [...]


Three way partnership launches Poro Point as Marine Protected Area

A multi-sectoral partnership of the city government, Institute of Social Order (ISO) and Chevron Philippines, launched a 173-hectare marine protected area in Poro Point last Friday, May 30, 2014. “This would serve well for coastal villagers who have lack of awareness to manage aquatic resources,” Mayor Pablo C. Ortega said during the launching. San Fernando [...]


Ortega donates cash to schools in “Brigada Eskwela”

The “Brigada Eskwela” Program, a yearly clean-up of surrounding and repair of dilapidated roofs, desks, chairs and structures in public school premises by parents, teachers and volunteers, opened in Lingsat Community School, here in preparation of the coming school year 2014-15 opening on June. Mayor Pablo C. Ortega donated financial assistance of P10, 000 each [...]


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