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Adams

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 5th
Land Area : 15,931 (Hectares)
Festival : Magdadaran Talip Festival
Zip Code : 2922
Description : Majority of the town's inhabitants belong to cultural minorities such as the Itneg or Apayaos and Igorots. A smaller portion is composed of Ilocanos. Originally called Adan, the town was one of the settlements comprising Bangui and was peopled by the Apayaos. The coastal town of the Bangui was founded by Augustinian missionaries in 1607.
Public Officials
Municipal Mayor : ROSALIA DOMINGO DUPAGEN
Municipal Vice Mayor : EDDIEBOY AGUDA SUNIGA
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: FLORENCE SABIANO ANDRES
: THELMA GUINGANIA DALOG
: JOFFREY SUBIA RAMORAN
: RYAN ACUPAN ANDRES
: HOMER MATIAS DOMINGO
: PAMELA TARNATE DOMINGSIL
: BERNARD DOLIKEN CABRADILLA
: MEYNARD SACSAC TAWALI
Awards Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Bacarra

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 3rd
Total Barangays : 43
Land Area : 6,532 (Hectares)
Festival : Bacarra Town Fiesta (November)
Zip Code : 2916
Description : Bacarra is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Pasuquin, on the east by Vintar; on the south by Laoag City; and on the west by China Sea. It has a land area of 66.07 square kilometers, with a population of 27,827 in 1995.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : FRITZE ANN KAYE DELA CRUZ GAPASIN
Municipal Vice-Mayor : JOSE ALBANO PILAR
Sangguniang Panlalawigan Member
: MA.JADEL JANSSEÑA MARDERS VELASCO
: JONATHAN BLAS PASCUA RAMIT
: BRYANT CONSTANTINO RAMOS
: WINSTON CASTILLO CORPUZ
: RICHARD MACADANGDANG ARQUILLO
: DONDEE DURAN VISAYA
: MARIO MADOLORA LAZO
: JONATHAN DANIEL RUIZ SAGARIO
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Badoc

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 3rd
Total Barangays : 31
Land Area : 7,668 (Hectares)
Festival : Badoc Town Fiesta (April)
Zip Code : 2904
Description : The town’s first settlers were people belonging to a tribe known officially as Tingguian but whom the Ilocanos commonly called Itneg. The Spaniards first explored the area in 1572 when Juan de Salcedo made an expedition to the north. He came back in 1574 to formally organize the government of Ilocos. He made Badoc an encomienda of Juan de la Pena. Badoc became an independent parish in 1714.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : MAXIMO DAHILIG CAJIGAL
Municipal Vice-Mayor : ALWYN GABRIEL RUBIO
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: ROMNICK JAMES MAGUSLOG TORRALBA
: JAYSON GARCIA RUBIO
: DIVINA GRACIA BARLAHAN DELA CRUZ
: CIELITO BUMANGLAG LACUESTA
: JONATHAN OASAN TORRALBA
: ZENAIDA AGABIN IDNAY
: RICHARD GO CAJIGAL
: EFREN YADAO CALONGE
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2012 : 2nd Place Tan-ok ni Ilocano Festival of Festivals
2012 : Recognition of Excellence-Highest Compliance Rate in (FDS) Family Development Session (4PS)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
2011 : 3rd Place Tan-Ok ni Ilocano Festival of Festivals
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Bangui

Source: DILG LGU Profile
LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 4th
Total Barangays : 15
Land Area : 11,298 (Hectares)
Festival : Bangui Town Fiesta (April)
Zip Code : 2920
Description : Bangui is bounded by the Bangui Bay on the north; the Municipality of Burgos on the west; Pagudpud on the northeast; Dumalneg on the east; and Adams on the southeast. The town is 66 kilometers away north of Ilocos Norte’s capital, Laoag.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : FIDEL AGULLANA CIMATU
Municipal Vice-Mayor : DENTON LAWRENCE GO GARVIDA
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: JOY REDOBLE SORIANO
: FLORENCIO GACES SALES
: DIOSDADO ILDEFONSO GARVIDA
: DODDIE MALAPIT GACES
: SUSAN BINAG FAYLOGNA
: RODERICK CAMBE BALBAG/td>
: ANTHONY NAVARRO CAMPANANO
: FLORANTE LAZARO GARVIDA
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)

Banna

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 4th
Total Barangays : 20
Land Area : 9,273 (Hectares)
Zip Code : 2908
Description : According to legend, Banna had pre-hispanic origin. It was a prosperous village, inhabited bt Tinggguian settlers, located in the eastern part of Ilocos Norte. It was ruled by a chieftain named Banna. Whose wisdom and courage united and emboldened his people. It was said that when the Spanish colonizers tried to Christianize the village, Banna resisted. He fought the Spanish priest. Soldiers and native Christian settlers who treacherously railed it while Banna and his subjects were celebrating his birthday.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : CARLITO AGUILAR ABADILLA
Municipal Vice-Mayor : MARY CHRISLYN CO ABADILLA
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: HERMINIO ASUNCIION BUMANGLAG
: RUBEN GUIANG TAROMA
: ADONIS BRACEROS MANUEL
: FRANCISCO AGBIGAY BACTAT
: NELSON SEBASTIAN LUCAS
: NELSON CASTILLO OALOG
: JOHNNY HABER GAYYA
: EFREN SANTOS BUMILTAC GARCIA
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Batac

LGU Classification : Component City
Income Class : 5th
Total Barangays : 43
Land Area : 16,106 (Hectares)
Festival : Batac Town Fiesta (December 8-30)
Zip Code : 2906
Description : The first inhabitants of the town were Malays whose descendants are the Tingguians of Bangui and Nueva Era. The word Batac in the dialect means cooperative and helpful. Legends say that the name Batac was given to this place because long before it became a town, the natives were very helpful and cooperative, especially in the pursuit of common welfare.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : ALBERT DAGUIO CHUA
Municipal Vice-Mayor : WINDELL DAGUIO CHUA
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: BISMARK ANGELO ARCANGEL QUIDANG
: RAMON MANARPIIS GAOAT
: GIANCARLO ANGELO SAGUIGUIT CRISOSTOMO/td>
: KICHEL JOMARIE GALACGAC PUNGTILAN
: MACARTHUR ACOSTA AGUINALDO
: JAIME SULICIPAN TANAGON
: BERNARDO KU MARDERS
: EUGENIA VIOLETA DARADAR NALUPTA
: CHRISTOPHER BATAYAN LAGMAY
: LUCKY RENE GOMEZ BUNYE
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Burgos

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 5th
Total Barangays : 11
Land Area : 12,980 (Hectares)
Festival : Burgos Town Fiesta (February)
Zip Code : 2918
Description : The town was first known as Nagparitan, the early inhabitants were called Mumburi and known as a wild and fierce people who prevented the Christianized natives from settling in the vicinity. When the Spaniards came to the area, the people staged a revolt, captured the priest and mutilated his body. Because of this incident, the Spaniards change the name of Nagparitan, meaning prohibit, to Nagpartian which means the place of slaughter.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : CRESCENTE NARCISO GARCIA
Municipal Vice-Mayor : RODOLFO LAZO GARCIA
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: JELSON GALANO ESPEJO
: SUSAN GARAZA SANTIAGO
: RAPONSEL GARCIA JIMENEZ
: FLORENTINO ALBINO CAMPANANO
: KERWIN GASCON GUINTO
: RODEL TRINIDAD DALO
: EFREN ALLADO SAGUIGUIT
: ARISTEDES MALACAS PANTE
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

CarasiB

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 5th
Total Barangays : 3
Land Area : 8,297 (Hectares)
Festival : Magdadaran: Talip Festival (May)
Zip Code : 2911
Description : The name Carasi is derived from the word Carosikis, a tree of exuberant growth later called Carasi. The site is near a forest which made people believed that the Itnegs were the first lowlanders to settle, staying as late as 1902.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : RENE VILLA GASPAR
Municipal Vice-Mayor : WILSON TELAN BULIL-LIT
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: PEDRO LAGASCA OPENA
: JOHN RIVAC ABRIL
: MENANDRO SIMON JULIAN
: EDGAR SIBALI SUEB
: RESURRECCION RAMON PUMARAS
: JULITA BULIL-LIT ULAP
: RAMEL JOSE ALUBIN
: GABRIEL DUMLAO REYES
Award Received
2013 : Zero Backlog on Clup (Bronze)
2013 : Best TB DOTS Center
2012 : 4PS Highest Validated Households
2012 : 4PS Highest Compliance Rate
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Currimao

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 4th
Total Barangays :
Land Area : 3,408 (Hectares)
Festival : Dinaklisan Festival (April 29-May 1)
Zip Code : 2903
Description : This town was formerly a barrio of Paoay. It was made a municipality by virtue of an Executive Order issued by Governor General Francis Burton Harrison on December 28, 1920, and officially inaugurated as a municipality on January 21, 1921.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : EDWARD TABILI QUILALA
Municipal Vice-Mayor : SANDRA TAN CABREROS
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: CHARLES ANTHONY PARADO LAZO
: ELMER DADOY REYNO
: MARK LOUIE SORIA AGLIPAY
: JAY LORD GALAN FERNANDO
: REUBEN SUGA SILAO
: ISABELO ZALAMEDA AGLIPAY
: MARGARITA GALAPIA ALLADO
: LORETO PASCUA VIDAD
Award Received
2013 : Most Organized LGU-School on the Air Program on Sustainable Rice Production
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2012 : Highest Registered Members of FSCAPIN
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
2010 : Top Emerging Phil. M.I.C.E. Destination Award
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Dingras

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 2nd
Total Barangays : 31
Land Area : 9,600 (Hectares)
Festival : Ani Festival (March)
Zip Code : 2913
Description : The town was said to have derived from the names of Ding and Ras. Ding was the son of a chieftain called Naaslag, who ruled the northern part of the river of Dingras. Ras, on the otherhand, was the daughter of Allawigan, the chief of the southern part of the river. At one time, these two chiefs were in perennial war with each other. One day, son Ding defeated the warriors of Allawigan. Ding took ras as his prize from the conquered northern ruler and married her. The union ende the feud between Naaslag and Allawigan. As the two kingdoms merged as one great power in the valley, their place became known henceforth known as Dingras.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : JOEFREY PONCE SAGUID
Municipal Vice-Mayor : ERDIO ESPEJO VALENZUELA
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: RUBEN FELICITO CASTRO MARCOS
: LESTER SALADINO BALLESTEROS
: ELSIE PATACSIL GARCES
: NATHANIEL RUBEN PONCE TAYLAN
: CHARLES LUBONG TADENA
: ROWENA CELERINA PARADO VERZOSA
: JIMMY TUTOP AGUINALDO
: JOEY SANTIAGO APOSTOL
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Dumalneg

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 5th
Total Barangays : 1
Land Area : 8,848 (Hectares)
Festival : Magdadaran: Talip Festival (May)
Zip Code : 2921
Description : Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood of the people, who plant such root crops as gabi, camote and tugue. Some derive meager incomes from planting maliket, an upland rice variety and from the gathering of forest products like firewood rattan and nito. A few of them are also engaged in fishing and in hunting wild animals like deer and pigs. Aside from the natural its native beauty of the place, the people’s tradition like chewing beetle nuts, including its native costumers such as Baog or G-string for men, and tapis for women. As well as its captivating dance called tadek are some of Dumalneg's tourist attractions.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : LAIRVEE GARVIDA ESPIRITU
Municipal Vice-Mayor : FRANCISCO RAVAL ESPIRITU
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: ESTRELIA TOMAS BACONG
: ALEXANDER RAVAL BUNAY
: SHERYLL LAGUYO ASIPIL
: ALEJO MORALES LAGUITAN
: KARLENE CASCAYAN ALAWAG
: JAIME AGUDA AGREDA
: MAVIE MAE BANABA CADIZ
: SANTOS PALERACIO CASCAYAN
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Laoag

Website : www.laoagcity.gov.ph
LGU Classification : Component City
Income Class : 3rd
Total Barangays : 80
Land Area : 11,608 (Hectares)
Festival : Pamulinawen Festival (February)
Zip Code : 2900
Description : The City of Laoag is located at the west central part of the Province of Ilocos Norte bordering the South China Sea. It is bounded on the East by the Municipality of Sarrat; in the Southeast by theMunicipality of San Nicolas; in the Southwest by the Municipality of Paoay, in the Northeast theMunicipality of Vintar; in the Northwest by the Municipality of Bacarra; and in the West by the South China Sea. It is one of the cities in Region I.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : MICHAEL MARCOS KEON
Municipal Vice-Mayor : VICENTITO MANDAC LAZO
Sangguniang Panlungsod Member
: JUAN CONRADO ABSING RESPICIO
: ROGER JOHN CABALLERO FARIÑAS
: HANDY TAGATAC LAO
: JUSTINE CLARENCE GOMEZ CHUA
: EDISON UY CHUA
: DERICK BORROMEO LAO
: JASON BADER LLANES PERERA
: ROQUE BENJAMIN CARCERENY ABLAN
: JAYBEE GALAM BAQUIRAN
: EDISON HERNANDO BONOAN
Award Received
2013 : Most Business-Friendly LGU Award. City Category, Level 3 (Same award in 2012)
2013 : Best Performing City in Region 1 based on Local Governance Performance Management System.
2013 : First Runner-Up, 2013 Search for Best LGU-NGO Partnership for the project: Self and Social Enhancement Program for Senior Citizens in Partnership with Federation of Senior Citizens Association of the Philippines
2013 : Regional Winner, 2013 Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Award, City Category for Barangay 1 San Lorenzo Lupon
2013 : Winner, 2013 Search for Local Champ (Catalytic Action for HIV and Aids Mitigation Programme)
2013 : Best Performing Fire Station in Region 1: BFPP-Laoag City Fire Station based on Performance Output
2012 : Certification Scope: Public Administration for the City Government
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping, Laoag City Government (Silver Award)
2012 : Best Performing City in Region 1 Based on LGPMS
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Marcos

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 4th
Total Barangays : 13
Land Area : 7,277 (Hectares)
Festival : Mannalon Festival (March)
Zip Code : 2907
Description : Marcos is called Promise land by the inhabitants because of its vast expanse of contiguous and fertile delta areas. The town has lush vegetation and terrain which is suitable for rice faming- the main livelihood of the Ilocanos. Marcos is being groomed to become for bread basket of Ilocos Norte in the near future.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : ANTONIO VILLANUEVA MARIANO
Municipal Vice-Mayor : HILARIO BAYUDAN LORENZO
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: NOEL RAMOS CALAOAGAN
: MARIETTA GAOIRAN CASCO
: EDUARD TACLAN MENDOZA
: JAMES COLOMA GACULA
: SHERWIN ROSAL TAMAYO
: RICHARD MARTINEZ NUVAL
: HELEN BUENO ABRIGADO
: TELWIN BAYUDAN TAPAOAN
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Nueva Era

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 3rd
Total Barangays : 11
Land Area : 51,502 (Hectares)
Festival : Magdadaran: Talip Festival (May)
Zip Code : 2909
Description : Nueva Era is situated along the provincial borders of Kalinga, Apayao, Abra and Ilocos Sur on the east, southeast and south, bounded by Marcos Espiritu on the north and Pinili-Bado-Espiritu on the east.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : ALDRIN RAGONJAN GARVIDA
Municipal Vice-Mayor : CAROLINE ARZADON GARVIDA
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: CATHERINE ARZADON NAIRA
: OSIAS OASAN BUENO
: JERRY DUYAO ALEJANDRO
: BENABEL ACNAM LALUGAN
: ROGER OANDASAN ARZADON
: AGRIFINA TOLENTINO DUMLAO
: PETRONIO HUGAL RIQUELMAN
: EDWIN BAUTISTA YAGIN
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Pagudpud

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 4th
Total Barangays : 16
Land Area : 19,490 (Hectares)
Festival : Kangayedan Festival (April)
Zip Code : 2919
Description : Pagudpud was formerly a barrio of the town of Bangui. A group of political leaders, headed by Rafael Rebianos, petitioned its separation from Bangui, but they failed. After World War II, another group, this time led by Constantino Benemerito, revived the old petition.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : RAFAEL RALPH LASMARIAS BENEMERITO
Municipal Vice-Mayor : MATILDE HENSON SALES
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: FERDINAND RAGONJAN GARVIDA
: REYNALD MARTINEZ GARVIDA
: EMILEN GARVIDA SALES
: MAINDRYANN ALBANO SALES
: WILFRED CASTILLO UBASA
: RAJAN CHRISTIAN LASMARIAS BENEMERITO
: EFREN BELTRAN CIMATU
: JOSEPH PASCUA CALIW-CALIW
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Paoay

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 4th
Total Barangays : 31
Land Area : 7,624 (Hectares)
Festival : Guling-Guling Festival (41675)
Zip Code : 2902
Description : Paoay has a high agricultural yields and stable handicraft industries. The major crop of the town is garlic, sometimes called white gold by the farmers deriving their income from this produce.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : JESSIE ECHANIQUE GALANO
Municipal Vice-Mayor : ROMULO LABASAN ACDAL
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: MARK ANGELO DAVID DOMINGO
: LEAH ROSALES BUDUAN
: CARMENCITA BLANCO SADORRA
: GALEN UMAYAM POBRE
: ROSEMARIE DUMLAO CASTILLO
: EDGAR CORPUZ PADAYAO
: AMADOR SADORNAS SADUMIANO
: EFREN VITA VALDEZ
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Pasuquin

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 3rd
Total Barangays : 33
Land Area : 21,054 (Hectares)
Festival : Pasuquin Town Fiesta (December 26-30)
Zip Code : 2917
Description : Pasuquin is also known for its fine, sandy beaches and its salt-making industry. Puyupuyan Beach in Raquiza cove is popular
Officials
Municipal Mayor : FERDINAND DANCEL AGUINALDO
Municipal Vice-Mayor : OSCAR DANCEL AGUINALDO
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: DANTE GERVACIO VIERNES
: ELSIE VALDEZ BASCAO
: RACHELLE LEINALEIGH AGUINALDO FERRER
: CHINO EARL VISCO AGUINALDO
: FERLIND LAGAZO DANCEL
: VIRGINIA SERANO IBALI
: ARMANDO MENOR AGUINALDO
: MARIA GACHO CALIJA
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Piddig

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 3rd
Total Barangays : 23
Land Area : 21,620 (Hectares)
Festival : Basi Revolt Of 1807 (41898)
Zip Code : 2912
Description : Piddig is picturesquely spread on the crests and slopes of rolling hills between the Guisit and Baramban rivers. Because of it hilly position, the people called Pidipid which was later changed to Piddig.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : EDUARDO EDDIE GAMIAO GUILLEN
Municipal Vice-Mayor : EDWIN ENRIQUEZ SALAZAR
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: ZAIDA HERSHEY SALACUP MANDAC
: DEXTER MERGALEJO YAPO
: WILBOR ABELLA BRINGAS
: LENDELL BENEDICT MANALO CHUA
: NENITA TOMAS ALEJANDRO
: MARIANITO PIEDAD FORONDA
: REY MALATE NICOLAS
: ROMULO ESPEJO HILARIO
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Pinili

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 3rd
Total Barangays : 25
Land Area : 8,948 (Hectares)
Festival : Agro-Industrial Fare And Garlic Festival (April)
Zip Code : 2905
Description : Historically, the town of Pinili was used as training ground of the Sandatahans led by Bishop gregorio Aglipay, the founder of the Aglipayan Church, who used his influence as a Catholic priest to prevent the execution of the Filipinos at the height of the Filipino-American War. Pinili, which means selected, was chosen as the name of the town because it was here that Bishop Aglipay constructed his hideout as a last ditch effort to foght the aggressors.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : ROMMEL TAMAYO LABASAN
Municipal Vice-Mayor : MAYNARD FRANCIS RIVAS BUMANGLAG
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: MEL LAWRENCE OASAY COLOMA
: REY AGANUS GABUR
: JULIUS PAGDILAO FERNANDEZ
: AMOR MACALMA BAGARINO
: JERRY PAGDILAO FERNANDEZ
: LOUIE JOY DAHILIG PAGDILAO
: ANUNCIACION DULDULAO PAGDILAO
: REIZEL ABROGENA CABIE
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

San Nicolas

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 2nd
Total Barangays : 24
Land Area : 4,018 (Hectares)
Festival : Damili Festival (December)
Zip Code : 2901
Description : The town was established as the first visita of Ilocos Norte in 1584. Originally, it was a visita of Laoag which was known by the name of Caluntian. In 1617, Caluntian was separated from its matrix which is Laoag. This paved the way for the town to become independent parish under the new name San Nicolas, the titular patron.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : ALFREDO PAJINAG VALDEZ
Municipal Vice-Mayor : EDISTO PAHINAG VALDEZ
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: ANGEL MIGUEL LACAR HERNANDO
: MOERA JOY NARVAIS GALING-LUNA
: JOSEPH LISTER BAYON BUTAY
: ARIEL BUMANGLAG VILLA
: NORBERTO DOMINGO DADIZ
: ERICO ROSALES RUIZ
: LUCIANO RAGUTERO CARAANG
: JESSIE JULITO PASION PUMARAS
Award Received
2013 : Champion, Most Business Friendly Municipality in the Philippines
2013 : National Sandugo Award
2013 : Kabalikat Awards
2012 : Top 5 Finalist for the National Gawad Pamana ng Lahi
2012 : Champion, Most Business Friendly Municipality in the Philippine
2012 : Champion, Regional Search for Gawad Pamana ng Lahi
2012 : National Literacy Award, Outstanding Local Government Unit, Category A
2012 : Champion and Hall of Fame Awardee, Regional Search for Best Performing LGU Based on LGPMS for CY 2011
2012 : National Finalist, National Search for Local Legislative Award
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Sarrat

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 4th
Total Barangays : 24
Land Area : 5,739 (Hectares)
Festival : Rit-Ritemon Cayong (April 29-May 7)
Zip Code : 2914
Description : The town was formerly named San Miguel de Cuning. Cuning is a saffron which used to be harvested abundantly in the region.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : REMIGIO BAYUDAN MEDRANO
Municipal Vice-Mayor : VIRGILIO LAGASO AGOTO
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: MARY ANNE ABAD DAMASO
: ARNEL RAMOS PACOG
: ESTEBAN OBANDO AGOY
: PAULINO RAMOS BALTAZAR
: MARIE-FE GANIR NACION
: JIMMY BERNARDO FAJARDO
: FERDINAND BARIS GAÑO
: APOLONIO GARCIA MEDRANO
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Solsona

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 3rd
Total Barangays : 22
Land Area : 16,623 (Hectares)
Festival : Gameng Festival (January 24-27)
Zip Code : 2910
Description : The mountain ranges command the view of the daily rising of the sun. this gave its name SOSONA, it being the Zone of the Rising Sun which, in Spanish, is ZONA DEL SOL. Solsona, after all, is coined from the Spanish phrase Zona del Sol. This town is so appropriately named as it boasts of a beautiful scenery as the morning sun majestically rises from the Cordillera Ranges.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : JOSEPH ESPIRITU DE LARA
Municipal Vice-Mayor : BOB GOROSPE SACRO
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: JONATHAN LUZ DE LARA
: JOVENCIO MORALES PASCUA
: NESTOR MANERA DELA CRUZ
: NORBERTO LUZ AGULAY
: CEASAR PAUL MANALO PARADO
: BENIGNO DE LEON AQUINO
: MARK DENNIS PAMINTUAN DEL CASTILLO
: JOSE PILAPIL MARTIN
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile

Vintar

LGU Classification : Municipality
Income Class : 1st
Total Barangays : 33
Land Area : 61,435 (Hectares)
Festival : Vintar Day (41977)
Zip Code : 2915
Description : Vintar derived its name from the Ilocano word, intar, which used to described the formation or order taken by the subject from their ruler whenever the chief called them to attention. It is said that a visiting Spanish missionary named Leano, heard the word and add the letter V. The town is considered as the sixth major river system in the region. Its head waters are on the western Cordillera slopes at the Kalinga and Apayao borders. It flows eastward and irrigates most of the flat lands of Ilocos Norte before making its exit into the China Sea.
Officials
Municipal Mayor : LARISA CADAVONA FORONDA
Municipal Vice-Mayor : AMADO VICTOR RAMOS RACIMO
Sangguniang Bayan Member
: RANDY AGREGADO DEGALA
: MARIBEL ALBANO ALBANO
: MARICEL BARBOSA FORONDA
: FERDINAND BALAIS MABANAG
: JOBEL FRED MALASIG FORONDA
: NESTOR MARINO AGRESOR MADAMBA
: ANTERO AGBAYANI CALUYA
: ARLENE LEAÑO RUADAP
Award Received
2012 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver)
2011 : Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze)
Source: DILG LGU Profile