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Province of Ilocos Sur

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Sports, Education, and Employment

Ilocos Sur wins Palarong Pambansa 2018 Bid

The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur won the bidding of Palarong Pambansa 2018. Asec. Atty. Tonisito M.C. Umali of the Department of Education announced the result after the final bidding meet, which was attended by top bidders from various provinces and cities. It was held at Seameo Innotech in Quezon City. Umali said Ilocos Sur has met Palarong Pambansa facilities and equipment standards .He further said, “We have evaluated these facilities and they definitely met the criteria”. The newly renovated Quirino Stadium will house the Palarong Pambansa 2018. Governor Ryan Singson led the Ilocos Sur team during the bidding meet.The Ilocos Sur Team was composed of Dep-ed Region 1 Director Alma Ruby C. Torio, Ilocos Sur Schools Division Superintendent Gemma Tacuycuy, Provincial Administrator Cara Michelle Peredo, and Provincial Sports Coordinator Mr. Marius Cabudol. “This is very meaningful for us, for the first time, Ilocos Sur will host this prestigious event. We will show the whole nation what the Ilocosurians are capable of in hosting the Palarong Pambansa”, Singson said. Ilocos Sur has prepared its infrastructure and people resources, and most especially invested in the state of the art sports facilities in the Quirino Stadium. Palarong Pambansa 2018 is set to open on April next year. Gov. Singson looks forward to the immense impact of Palarong Pambansa 2018 in the province’s economy , tourism and sports development. Truly , next year’s Palarong Pambansa is an event to look forward to. This October ,the Province of Ilocos Sur will host the Batang Pinoy Luzon Leg . This event aims to bring out the Iloco Youth’s talent and skills in various sports events, and for them to exemplify and acquire sports values such as self-discipline , teamwork, cooperation and sportsmanship . This way ,the Filipino youth may be encouraged in productive and healthy activities through sports.

PGIS commends the 38 Ilocosurian new lawyers

Vigan City - Governor Ryan Singson together with Vice Governor Jerry Singson, and other provincial officials gave recognition for the thirty eight (38) 2016 Bar Passers of Ilocos Sur by giving certificate of commendation last August 11, 2017. Governor Ryan Singson congratulated the 38 new lawyers of Ilocos Sur and said” I have learned that there is a scarcity of those practicing in our province. I encourage you to exercise your profession here such that those who need more of your services, especially those in the outskirts, will be able to receive competent and effective legal representation. They need most your assistance, and as you have in your oath, compensation is merely secondary. It is a service that you have to give back to your communities.” As clipped in the promise of Governor Ryan that he will serve the people of Ilocos Sur fairly, even in the field of profession and achievements, the 2016 Ilocosurian Bar Passers are the first batch to receive commendation from the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur. Only 22 among the 38 Ilocosurian new lawyers were able to attend the recognition ceremony but those absent were represented by their family member. Former scholar of PGIS during his college time, Atty. Gennelyn Abao of Cabugao Ilocos Sur and finished her Law School at Arellano University was one of the bar passers. She showed her gratitude during the interview saying, “I will always be thankful to the Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur for without them I was not here receiving this commendation. It’s quite hard to pursue and pass the exam but believe me, when you are serious and think of your family you will be there”. Member of the Provincial Board Atty. Ronnie Rapanut said during his closing message “You 2016 batch of bar passers are very very lucky because you marked the second highest bar passers in the country which is equivalent to 59.06% and 38 of it are Ilocosurian, you are even luckier because the provincial government of Ilocos Sur for the first time recognizes your effort and undying sacrifices to reach your ambition and bring pride to our province.”

Developing Football Culture in Ilocos Sur

Green horn Ilocos United had showed it got what it takes to be in the class of the country’s better teams as it eked out draw with seasoned Davao Aguilas, 1-all, at the swank Quirino Stadium in Bantay, Ilocos Sur recently. Skipper John Kanayama converted his penalty kick in the 78th minute to give Ilocos United its first point in the maiden season of Philippine Football League that replaced the United Football League. 19-year old Fil-Belgian Dylan de Bruycker eluded several defenders before drawing first blood for the Aguilas in the 50th minute. “Ilocos United’s result is very encouraging, especially if taken against the backdrop that Ilocanos have never been known to be good football players or plain enthusiasts,” Gov. Ryan Singson said. Singson bared, “Our forming the Ilocos United FC was founded on the notion that Filipinos can be highly competitive in international football considering that height is not a factor in this sport.” To prop up his team in the long run, Singson has embarked on a province-wide football development program with also a view to pushing football to rival basketball as the top sport in Ilocos Sur. The Ilocos United FC mentored by Scot Ian Gillian will play a pivotal role in the program. For starters, United in coordination with the Provincial Sports Committee will conduct clinics three times a week at the Quirino pitch. Eventually all the schools in the province will be covered. The friendly pitting the Philippine Azkals against Australian Perth Glory July of last year kindled the football fever in Ilocos Sur. “Not too far in the future, Ilocos Sur will emerge as one of the centers for football excellence in the country and a host of Ilocanos will be strutting their wares in the professional football league, “Singson concluded.

Ilocos Sur's R1AA hosting wows PSC, delegates

BANTAY, ILOCOS SUR -The weeklong Region 1 Athletic Association meet that attracted some 8,000 delegates formally kicked off with spectacular rites presided over by host province Ilocos Sur’s Gov. Ryan Singson at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium here Saturday. Gov. Singson together with the officials of other provinces and DepEd officials hoisted the R1AA flag followed by raising of flags of the 14 delegations to signal the start of competition. He said that hosting the meet is part of the many sports related activities of the province to raisefurther the bar of sports programs for the best interest of its people, especially the youth. Philippine Sports Institute (PSI) Training Director Mark Albert Velasco who represented Philippine Sports Commission Chairman Butch Ramirez was amazed by Ilocos Sur’s hosting of the R1AA 2017 because of the state of the art football field and other sports facilities. "Kami nga doon sa PSI, walang ganito kagandang stadium. That is why I am very thankful for the support of Gov. Ryan to the PSI" said Velasco as he bared that Ilocos Sur is designated as center for sports training in the region. Gov. Ryan Singson, Vice Governor Jeremias Singson and members of the provincial board warmly welcomed the delegations and offered a convenient and meaningful stay here in the heritage province. Receiving the R1AA banner from Mayor Joseres Resuello of previous host San Carlos CIty, Gov Singson said that this activity proves to be the most memorable as the Quirino Stadium underwent a tremendous change to make it more suitable to major sports events. R1AA 2017 serves as jumping board of Ilocos Sur's bid to host the Palarong Pambansa the previous host San Carlos City in 2018.

Ilocos Sur is Haven for Riders and Cyclists

Highways overlooking the West Philippine Sea, majestic mountain ranges and trails, urban road network with a fusion of the modern and historic past… for the thousands of motorcycle riders or the “big bike” and cyclists, the Ilocos Sur setting is a wonderful haven. On November 25, 2016 thousands of riders from the different parts of the Philippines came to the province of Ilocos Sur for the celebration of the 3rd Ilocos Sur invitational rides organized by former Congressman Ronald Singson with the cooperation of the Provincial Government headed by Governor Ryan Singson. One of the participants is Senator JV Ejercito who travelled from Manila to Ilocos Sur. “We travelled seven to eight hours to reach the province. It’s worth the travel after seeing the impressive scenes of Ilocos Sur”. Sen. Ejercito articulated. The objective of the activity is to uplift the tourism industry of the province. “Riders will serve as the advertisers. They will tell to their friends and relatives their experience in the province and share how beautiful our place is. Through this, they can invite people to experience the same”, Cong. Ronald added. Meanwhile, twenty groups of cyclists from the province joined the 3rd National Bike Day with a theme “Clean air through a bicycle friendly Philippines” held at the Plaza Burgos Vigan City on November 27 this year. The activity was spearheaded by Gov. Ryan Singson together with his Bike Label group. The primary aim of the activity is to help in keeping the air clean by using bicycle and to keep people away from vices. “Bicycling is a good exercise. It’s very beneficial to our health. This can keep us away from sickness,” Gov. Ryan said. The bikers received awards for the categories of youngest and oldest male and female biker, most uniformed group, largest contingent and the most unique bike. They also participated in the different games and raffle draws prepared by the organizers.

ISPHGS Nurse Crowned as Miss Nightingale 2016

Vigan City- Beauty, talents, and brains… sixteen nurses from different hospitals in Ilocos Sur proved that they possess these characteristics in the Search for Miss Nightingale 2016 held at Vigan City Convention Center. The contestants presented themselves gorgeously with poise and confidence in their elegant costumes. Each of them showcased their unique talents and proved that they got something to be proud of. They gave the crowd as unceasing excitement when they performed their talents. Some of them danced while the other entertained the audience by singing. They also expressed their thoughts through the question and answer portion. The contenders recognized the effort of the Provincial Government in organizing such activity to give them time to relax and mingle with the other medical practitioners. In the end, Janella Caballes from Ilocos Sur Provincial Hospital-Gabriela Silang bagged the crown and received 50 thousand pesos cash prize. Kazeleen Padua from Candon City Health Office got the 2nd place and 30 thousand pesos cash prize. Cristine Bornilla from Northside Doctors Hospital for the 3rd place and received 20 thousand pesos, 4th place is Hannah Lyka Unciano from Metro Vigan Hospital and received 15 thousand pesos and the 5th place is Hannah Katrina Tejero from St. James Hospital and received 10 thousand pesos. “I’m thankful to my colleagues in encouraging me to bring out the best in me. I believe that this tittle and crown was given to me for a purpose. This success was made possible thru God’s spirit and with the support of my workmates.” Ms. Caballes expressed. This activity continuously celebrated to build harmonious relationship among Nurses in the province through the support of the Provincial Government headed by Governor Ryan Singson.

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