September 2, 2007

Vic G. Labaro

Saud beach, best tourist destination in Asia

THE SHORELINES of Barangay Saud, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte was adjudged the best beach destination in Asia, besting nine other beaches where tourists have visited.

Tourism officials, along with Asian environmentalists visited all the contending beaches for the “best beach title”, and they decided that the white beach and blue lagoon in Pagudpud are the best destinations.

Boracay got a triple-A rating but that was before they discovered the atmosphere, beauty and environment of the Pagudpud beach. A legacy of nature is in Ilocos Norte as evidenced by the beautiful sceneries, legendary spots and historical places.

The heritage church in Paoay, the Marcos mausoleum in Batac, the sinking tower in Laoag, Kaangrian Falls in Burgos, the upcoming forest resort in Solsona, to mention a few, are the tourist attraction in the province.

The Pagudpud white beach is shared by 15 resorts, hotels, and restaurants erected along the shorelines like Villa Del Mar, Arinaya, Saud Beach, Casa Teresita and others who are early occupants sharing the legacyof nature. -o0o-

SOLSONA, the first Grand Slam winner nationwide, the easternmost town of the province keeps on maintaining the clean-and-green program of the DILG, along with the face lifting of the plaza theatre and road-widening project as well.

Town Mayor Joseph De Lara, a veteran politician-businessman, believes that resorts do not only exist in beaches and rivers but also in a secluded place like a forest—a sanctuary of peace and silence where the clean, green environment prevail. So he is developing a forest resort in Manalpac, Solsona.

The forest resort amenities include a swimming pool with fresh spring water from the upland, hilly area east of the resort, a classy cottage, a function hall for guests, restrooms and recreation and sports facilities.

Other special features of the forest resort in Solsona is the wild life sanctuary where a big python, monkeys, deer, wild chickens, wild pigs, kakok and birds and fowls of extraordinary origin will be found. All these will hopefully catch the attention of all nature lovers, excursionists, tourism students, balikbayans and lovers who would long to stay for the night to discover for themselves the difference of forest resort to other places they have visited.

De Lara is the new president of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Ilocos Norte chapter who started his plans during the Marcos administration and which he has carried over today. -o0o- Advance happy birthday, Apo

DAGITI Marcos loyalist iti pagilyan ti nangipasimudaag ti partisipasyonda iti commemorasyon ti panagkasangay daydi nag-Presidente Ferdinand E. Marcos inton September 11, 2007.

Awan pay ti formal a pakaammo ti Marcos family wenno ti dait a First Lady Imelda R. Marcos kasta met ti provincial officials, nagbalinen a tradisyon ti celebrasyon a taltalantanan dagiti sangka-pagilyan.

Kadagiti nasinged a gagayemmda, dagiti napautangan ti imbag a nakem, dagiti umili a nakakita kadagiti napondar nga escuela, cementado ken aspaltado a kalsada manipud Batanes ti amianan aginggat Tawi-tawi iti abagatan, ti pannakasilaw amin a bar-barangay, dagiti agtutubo a napagbalin ti partisipasyonda iti pagpandayan linted, pondasyon ti local government code ti panangibokbokna ti pigsa ken turedna iti tay-ak ti gubat idi World War II, ken daduma pay ti di pagduaduaan a pakalagipan.

“Da Apo” ti lejetimo a presidente a nailaon ti pakasaritaan iti libro, “Let The Marcos Truth Prevail”. -o0o-

Natay a napaltogan ti padi idiay Pinili idi rabii

PINALTOGA ken patay ti saan pay nga ammo a tao no Fr. Florante Rigonan, parish priest ti Pinili Catholic Church idi rabii, panakaaramat ti armalite rifle a nakatayanna nga insigida.

Siam ti simbrek a bala ti nagduma a paset ti bagi ni apo padi ket naricobre dagiti Pinili PNP ti siam met a kapsula ti M-16 rifle.

Saan pay a naestablisar ti motibo ti pammapatay ngem kotkotkoten dagiti pulis ti angolo, kasta met ti lead a mabalin a pannakaidalandalanan ti pannakasolbar to crimen. -o0o-

Road mishap kills 2

Fariñas bus no. 2004, drive by Edgar Bagaoisan collided with a tricycle driven by Leomar Felipe and which had three passengers along the national highway in Barangay 10, San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte on August 25, 2007. Two of the tricycle passengers died on the spot.

Police investigation showed that the tricycle was in full speed coming from the west along Payas road and which had failed to slow down as they approached the national highway, encroaching on the lane where the Fariñas bus was traveling on. The bus hit tricycle slamming it some 30 meters away from the point of impact.

The dead passengers were identified as Nestor Salvador and Dennis Foraonda, who suffered head injuries and fractured limbs. The tricycle driver, Felipe, a resident of Piddig, Ilocos Norte, is confined at the Gov. Roque B. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital while the third passenger, identified as Arnel Diego is recuperating at the Mariano Marcos Memorial Hospital and Medical Center in Batac.

The PNP sketch report showed that the Fariñas trans bus was on the right lane when the speeding tricycle encroached on the said lane resulting in the accident.

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