PGIN, Laoag City Gov't reunite in flag raising ceremony

Jul 15, 2019 ...

The City Government of Laoag joined in the traditional weekly flag raising ceremony of the Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) this morning, July 15 at the Provincial Capitol Grounds.

The newly elected officials and employees of the province and the city, stood together with other government and non-government organizations to signify renewed unity and strengthen the camaraderie between the Provincial Government and the City Government.

"Senator Imee R. Marcos always spoke about 'One Ilocos Norte.' Once again, today is 'One Ilocos Norte.' This means that both the province and the city will work together in unity in order to implement the goals, programs, and visions that we have for Ilocos Norte and Laoag City. We at the City Government will stand and we will work with you [at the PGIN] hand in hand," Laoag City Mayor Michael Marcos Keon emphasized.

Likewise, Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc expressed his joy on this significant day, saying, "Today marks a very symbolic and historic day. It's been a long time since the City and the Provincial Government had been on the same page. This is the reason why we ran on the same platform of One United Team here in Laoag and the province of Ilocos Norte."

Governor Manotoc also inspired and challenged the officials and employees to work harmoniously for a more progressive province.

"We look forward to working with our fellow public servants in the city [government]. Today is a new day; may we all seize this day and this week. Let us maximize every hour that we have to work towards the Ilocos Norte that we all dreamed of and which we will eventually attain," he ended.

by Stewart Ocampo



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