Programs, Projects and Activities, using public and personal money, are the following:

  1. With Teacher Karen of Carusikis Elementary School

    With Teacher Karen of Carusikis Elementary School

    Saguip Maestra Program – Sponsored teachers to teach in public elementary schools in need of additional teachers.  For example, Carusikis Elementary School in Pasuquin only has 3 teachers, each teaching 2 grade levels.  In order to lessen the teaching load of the teachers there, I sponsored Karen to help them.  Other beneficiaries of this program are Sta. Maria Elementary School in Laoag City and Gubang Elementary School in Vintar.

  2. Observing a SMAW Scholar

    Observing a SMAW Scholar

    Vocational Course Scholarships – Sponsored poor but deserving students to study Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW II) and Care Giver courses in INCAT, PrimaCare and Takuat Training Center.

  3. With Japan Trainees

    With Japan Trainees

    Japan Skills and Technology Transfer Program – Together with Ocean Bridge and Arc Foundation (OBAF) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), trained selected individuals for 3-year internship/skills training (i.e. electronics, welding, painting, etc.) in Japan.  Out of the hundreds who applied, 10 are currently training in various parts of Japan.

  4. With INPJ Inmates and our Bike Parking Project

    With INPJ Inmates and our Bike Parking Project

    Inmate Skills Training and Livelihood Project – Together with the Ilocos Norte Provincial Jail (INPJ), gave a welding machine (with materials & equipment) for the inmate-welders to fabricate trash cans, bike racks, benches, road signs, window frames, etc. for use of the community.  Recipients of this project include Paoay Lake National Park, Corocor-Cabulalaan River Park, SK Pasuquin, and MMSU-College of Arts and Sciences.

  5. PopLaw Seminar in Sarrat

    PopLaw Seminar in Sarrat

    Adult Legal Education – Together with the U.P. Law Center-Training and Convention Division, organized adult legal education seminars for barangay officials and lupon members under its Popularize the Law Program (POPLAW).  Topics include the Local Government Code, the Katarungang Pambarangay Law and the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act.  Held seminars in Laoag City and Vintar.

  6. Voter Registration at DWCL

    Voter Registration at DWCL

    On Campus Voter Registration – Together with COMELEC and  Youth Vote Philippines, organized on campus voter registration for college students.  Held one in Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) – Batac City last February 2009 with 250 voters; another one in Northwestern University (NWU) last September 2009 with 100 voters; and the latest one in Divine Word College of Laoag (DWCL) this October 2009 with 85 voters.

  7. Bike Recipients in Dumalneg

    Bike Recipients in Dumalneg

    Bikes for the Barrios – Together with Wheels 4 Life Foundation, gave bikes to poor but deserving high school students living in far flung barangays for their use in commuting to school.  Also gave bikes to barangay tanods for their use in patrolling the community.  Recipients include Adams, Dumalneg, Bacarra and Laoag City.  I also started a Ride-a-Bike program at Mariano Marcos State University in Batac by giving bikes to student councils to promote bike commuting.

  8. Tourist Road Sign in Burgos

    Tourist Road Sign in Burgos

    Support for Tourism Infrastructure – Had tourist site road signs fabricated and installed in National Highway.  Signs made include for Cape Bojeador Light House, Kapurpurawan Rock Formation, Bangui View Deck, and Bangui Windmills.  Installed a tourist site billboard in Pasuquin last September 2009.

  9. Ilocos Norte Calendar 2009

    Ilocos Norte Calendar 2009

    Tourism Promotion – Held the Zoom IN photo contest last December 2007.  Winning photos were used to produce postcards and calendars promoting Ilocos Norte tourism.

  10. Softball Seminar in Laoag City

    Softball Seminar in Laoag City

    Sports Clinics – Together with the Amateur Softball Association of the Philippines (ASAPHIL), organized softball clinics for softball players and seminars for coaches and umpires in 2009 and 2010.

  11. Taguipuro Elementary School

    Taguipuro Elementary School

    Sports Equipment – Jointly with the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) distribute basic sports equipment to schools and youth organizations.

  12. Med Mission in Carusikis, Pasuquin

    Med Mission in Carusikis, Pasuquin

    Medical Missions – Together with the Gov. Roque B. Ablan Memorial Hospital and the U.P. College of Medicine, conducts yearly medical and dental mission in Pasuquin.

  13. Cycle Beads

    Menstrual Cycle Beads Project with INPJ female inmates

Natural Family Planning – Together with the Population Commission (POPCOM), conduct reproductive health seminars in schools and barangays around the province. And together with the INPJ Women Inmates, manufacture menstrual cycle bead necklaces for distribution to couples in order for the latter to plan and control their pregnancies.

14.  Rabies Vaccination Drive

Oplan Iwas Rabies – Supplemented the supply of rabies vaccines of the Provincial Veterinarian Office to prevent the spread of rabies in canines.

15.  Teaching kids about proper soap hand-washing

Proper Soap Hand-washing Activity – I visit day care centers in Vintar, Burgos and Laoag City to teach children the proper way of washing hands with soap.


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  1. Good morning sir!

    I am Lexter Llapitan, an Engineering graduate from Mariano Marcos State University and also a board passer.

    I would like to ask when will you conduct again the screening of your program, the “Japan Skills and Technology Transfer Program”. I am interested to this program because i am inclined with electronics.

    I can be reached through my e-mail account sir,

    Thank you and More power!

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