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  • 120-kg Sea Turtle Rescued In La Union

    120-kg Sea Turtle Rescued In La Union

    An endangered 120-kilogram olive ridley sea turtle was released back to the sea on April 1, 2016 after it was caught along the pebble ground of Barangay Barrientos, Luna town in La Union.

    Tito Gorospe, municipal environment management coordination (EMC), said the turtle was caught by Bernardo Ayala, 57, who was looking for pebbles in the area at around 4:50 a.m. He saw the turtle crawling along the rough ground.

    Gorospe said the sea creature has a length of 40 inches and 35 inches in width.

    Virgilio Enriquez of the Coastal Underwater Research Action Movement in San Fernando City, La U ...

  • Feature Sillag Festival An Inroad For Tourism Investment In The North

    Festival organizers have set the stage for one of the biggest summer events in this city the Sillag Poro Point festival of lights.

    "Sillag," which means moonbeam, was launched on April 28 by the Poro Point Management Corporation (PPMC), a member of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority Group inside the Poro Point Freeport Zone (PPFZ).

    The festival is meant to draw local and foreign tourists and, in the process, promote Freeport zone as a beacon for tourism and investment projects in the North PPMC Board Chairman Ives Nisce said during the launch.

    Organizers hope to promote th ...

  • Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Region Runs For Hope

    The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Regional Welfare Office I (OWWA RWO1) personnel joined hundreds of runners during the Sunset Run for Hope, a fun run organized by the Poro Point Management Corporation (PPMC) in the City of San Fernando, La Union on April 09, 2015 at 6 pm.

    The Sunset Run For Hope 2015 is part of the activities for the 4th Sillag Poro Point Festival of Lights by the PPMC. The festival is an annual event which aims to highlight PPMC as the beacon of economic progress in the North. "Sillag" is an Ilocano term for "moonbeam" and symbolizes hope for the Ilocanos.

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