Sino ang Party-List Mo?

April 2, 2010 at 11:29 am | Posted in Others | 1 Comment
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The Party-Lists grouped into the sectors they represent.  For an informed choice!

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2010 Campaign Flyer

March 27, 2010 at 6:33 am | Posted in Others | Leave a comment
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TEODORO for President

ABLAN for Congressman

KEON for Governor

BARBA for Vice-Governor

LAZO, ONG, PERALTA, SALENDA, RESPICIO for 1st District Board Members

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Brigada Bisikleta Photos

October 20, 2009 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Others | Leave a comment
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San Nicolas - Laoag - Bacarra - Vintar - Sarrat - Laoag - San Nicolas

San Nicolas - Laoag - Bacarra - Vintar - Sarrat - Laoag - San Nicolas

300+ Bikers from all over the province!

300+ Bikers from all over the province!

And away we go!

PWD Norman Santos biking

PWD Norman Santos biking

Bike peloton leaving Sarrat town proper

Bike peloton leaving Sarrat town proper

Crossing Gilbert Bridge

Crossing Gilbert Bridge

Thanks for joining the bike ride!  See you next year!

Thanks for joining the bike ride! See you next year!

Visit PhotoBucket for more photos from Brigada Bisikleta 2009!

http://s917.photobucket.com/albums/ad12/kristianablan/Brigada%20Biskleta%202009/

Info about the 2010 Automated Elections

September 26, 2009 at 11:17 am | Posted in Others | 1 Comment
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This is an informative Powerpoint on the May 2010 Automated Elections, courtesy of YOUTH VOTE PHILIPPINES and YOUNG PUBLIC SERVANTS.  Download as you wish, and please spread the word about the automated elections.  People should be informed of the procedure as early as possible to avoid panic and confusion on election day.

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The 2009 Ilocos Norte Eco-Bike Ride

September 24, 2009 at 9:14 pm | Posted in Announcements, Others | Leave a comment
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Brigada Bisikleta

Brigada Bisikleta

Join the 2009 Ilocos Norte Eco-Bike Ride on October 18, 2009, and win raffle prizes!

Download the registration form at brigadabisikleta.multiply.com  and submit at Room 214, Ilocano Heroes Hall, Rizal Street, Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.  Look for Ms. Melymar Astocia.  Registration is FREE.

Assembly time is 5:30am at the 365 Plaza parking grounds in San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte.  Ride will be lead by Sokisok Bike Group and our friends from PINAKBET.  It will be a 40 kilometer easy bike ride from San Nicolas to Laoag City to Bacarra to Vintar to Sarrat and back to San Nicolas.

For more information, call (77) 770-4696.

See you there!

Garcia vs. Vice-Governor Chua and Ilocos Norte Sangguniang Panlalawigan

July 22, 2009 at 6:32 pm | Posted in Others | 2 Comments
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  • Decision of the Branch 16, Regional Trial Court, here in Laoag City on the Petition for Certiorari Case of Burgos SK Federated Pres. Alexander Garcia against us in the Provincial Board.
  • The Court affirmed our exercise of jurisdiction and denied Garcia’s petition.

My 2009 Ilocos Norte Calendar Project

January 3, 2009 at 11:51 am | Posted in Others | Leave a comment
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First things first:  Happy New Year, everybody!


Now on to today’s journal entry.  We usually begin the year with replacing our calendars, right?

Enter my 2009 Ilocos Norte Calendar Project.  With the help of my niece, Triscia, and her friend Ivan, the photo entries of 2007’s Zoom IN Contest, and my high school friend Michael Pesengco, we came out with a calendar.

The project was actually conceptualized many, many years ago when my dad came out with calendars with his face as the main picture (like all politicians with calendar giveaways).  I thought to myself, “What if people didn’t want to look at your face every day.”  “What if they just wanted to see scenery instead of your picture.”

If a politician wants to be “remembered” with his giveaway, why doesn’t he just put his name at a corner of the calendar and put some worthy pictures instead.

It was only when I was armed with pictures from the Zoom IN contest, aided with the artistic help of Triscia and Ivan and sponsored by Michael that this personal dream came true.

Thanks, guys!  I owe you big time!

And here is the final product:


It reads, “Intayon, Ilocos Norte,” which translates to, “Let’s go, Ilocos Norte.”  It means several things.  It can be a battle cry for Ilocanos to be better.  It can be a slogan to entice tourists to come.  So on and so on.

The calendar features 14 tourist spots of the province, namely:
1.  The La Paz Sand Dunes (alternatively, people can visit the Paoay Sand Dunes, which they say is much, much better);
2. Malacan ti Amianan, or Malacanan of the North, and Paoay Lake;
3. Kapurpurawan Rock Formation in Burgos;
4. Saud Beach in Pagudpud;
5. The Sinking Belltower in Laoag City;
6. Currimao;
7. Pasaleng Bay in Pagudpud;
8. Cape Bojeador Lighthouse in Burgos;
9. Northwind Windmills in Bangui;
10. The Tobacco Monopoly Monument in Laoag City;
11. Maira-ira Cove in Pagudpud;
12. Museo Ilocos in Laoag City;
13. Paoay Church; and,
14. The Marcos Museum in Sarrat.

Although this is my project, I didn’t place a picture of me.  Not even a shadow.  No big KRIS ABLAN name either.  Just a small logo in the upper right corner.  My name is spelled so tiny I don’t even think you can read it.  Kasi nga my theme was local tourism.

When I showed it to some people here in Laoag, they asked me where my picture was.  I told them, “wala.”  “Bakit wala?,” tanong nila.  “Eh, wala eh.”

I don’t think naintindihan nila yung concept ko.
 
Anyway, beginning today I’ve been distributing these calendars around the area.  I hope people appreciate it and I provoke them into being “tourists” in their own province.  I am sure a lot of Ilocanos haven’t gone to Kapurpurawan Rock or to the Paoay Sand Dunes.  I hope, even in a small way, this tourist calendar would spur a little more interest in my beautiful province of Ilocos Norte.

Here are some other drafts that did not make it to print:
a.

I liked this draft kaya lang sabi ni Ria medyo top heavy yung itsura.  Parang mahuhulog yung poster.

b.

Eto naman, masyadong malaki yung 2009.

c. 

This one also looked nice pero isa lang yung photo.  Yung sa Currimao lang.  And it looks like a Marimar poster.

d.
Eto gawa ni Ria.  Ito talaga ang original concept/design ko pero hindi kasi ganun ka-pulido yung pag-lay-out.

Top 10 Ways to Stay Safe in School

October 1, 2008 at 12:15 am | Posted in Others | Leave a comment
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By: Anthony Rayan (www.resiligence.com)
(1) Sign up for the mass notification for emergency information through sms, voice and email.
 
(2) Do not walk alone on the campus especially during late hours. Be in a group of friends. If you are arriving late, please call Security for escort from the Parking lot
 
(3) Know the emergency response plan for the school & read it.  YOU MUST KNOW THE FOLLOWING: Your Role, if you have undergone any training (CERT), and what your evacuation point is.
(4) Be aware of your surroundings of any suspicious activity.  Report suspicious persons. Report loiterers or suspicious persons in your building immediately to security or residential staff.

(5) Report theft of any incidents of theft should be reported immediately so an investigation can begin.  Always lock your doors & keep your room door locked at all times. Do not give out your room code or card to anyone. Close all external doors. Do not prop open the outside doors  to any buildings.   

(6) Attend College programs on self defense, sexual assault, date rapes, drugs, and alcohol awareness. 

(7) Fire Alarms and drills.  Know the Building exits of all the Classrooms and Dorms, and participate in drills.

(8) Earthquake Procedures.  Understand the ‘before’, ‘during’ and ‘after’ procedures.
 
(9)  Security programs.  Attend sessions on ID Thefts, Credit cards, securing personal items.
 
(10)  SHOOTER ON CAMPUS.  Understand the lock down procedures and your role.” 

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