Ilocos Norte

Provincial Vision

Narimat nga arapaap, intay’ amin maragpat!

(A brighter future, we can all achieve!)


Provincial Mission

Sapasap a salun-at

(Accessible healthcare for all)

Narimat nga aglawlaw

(A brighter environment)

Agtultuloy nga tulong para mannalon ken mangngalap

(Continuing assistance to farmers and fisherfolks)

Naurnos a transportasion

(Organized transportation)

Adadu a pagpuonan ken naruay a panggedan

(More investments and jobs)

Ilocos Norte Brief History

    Long before the coming of the Spaniards, there already existed an extensive region consisting of the present provinces of Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Abra and La Union) renowned for its gold mines. Merchants from Japan and China would often visit the area to trade gold with beads, ceramics and silk. The inhabitants of the region, believed to be of Malay origin, called their place “samtoy”, from “sao mi toy, which literally meant “our language”.

Samtoy

    In 1571, when the Spanish conquistadors had Manila more or less under their control, they began looking for new sites to conquer. Legaspi’s grandson, Juan de Salcedo, volunteered to lead one of these expeditions. Together with 8 armed boats and 45 men, the 22 year old voyager headed north.

    On June 13, 1572, Salcedo and his men landed in Vigan and then proceeded towards Laoag, Currimao and Badoc. As they sailed along the coast, they were surprised to see numerous sheltered coves (“looc”) where the locals lived in harmony. As a result, they named the region “Ylocos” and its people “Ylocanos”.

Ylocos

    As the Christianization of the region grew, so did the landscape of the area. Vast tracks of land were utilized for churches and bell towers in line with the Spanish mission of “bajo las campanas”. In the town plaza, it was not uncommon to see garrisons under the church bells. The colonization process was slowly being carried out.

    The Spanish colonization of the region, however, was never completely successful. Owing to the abusive practices of many Augustinian friars, a number of Ilocanos revolted against their colonizers. Noteworthy of these were the Dingras uprising (1589) and Pedro Almasan revolt (San Nicolas, 1660). In 1762, Diego Silang led a series of battles aimed at freeing the Ilocanos from the Spanish yoke. When he died from an assassin’s bullet, his widow Gabriela continued the cause. Unfortunately, she too was captured and hanged. In 1807, the sugar cane (“basi”) brewers of Piddig rose up in arms to protest the government’s monopoly of the wine industry. In 1898, the church excommunicated Gregorio Aglipay for refusing to cut off ties with the revolutionary forces of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo. Unperturbed, he established the “Iglesia Filipina Independiente”. Aglipay’s movement and the national sentiment it espoused helped restore the self-respect of many Filipinos.

    “The great increase in population from 1715 to 1818 from 18,980 to 282,845 made the administration of the province very difficult. Due to the excessive monopolies and forced labor, there were several uprisings: first by the people of Dingras in 1589; one that was led by Pedro Almazan in 1616; the revolt of Diego Silang in 1762-1763; by Ambaristo in 1788; by Pedro Mateo in 1808 and uprising of Sarrat in 1815. For this reason, the division of the Ilocos into two provinces was recommended by the local authorities. On February 2, 1818, a Spanish Royal Decree was promulgated dividing the Province of Ilocos Norte from Ilocos Sur. Laoag City, which was then the biggest center of population, was made the capital of Ilocos Norte.”

Departments and Offices

Office of the Governor

Head: Gov. Matthew J. Marcos Manotoc

2nd Floor Provincial Capitol Building East Wing

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc 131

(77) 770-3966 | 772–1772

Records Section

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc 133

pgindts@ilocosnorte.gov.ph | pgindts@gmail.com

All letters addressed to the governor are received at the Receiving Section, 2nd Floor Capitol Building Inner Lobby. For more information please refer to the citizens charter.

Vice Governor Office

Head: Hon. Cecilia A. Marcos

+63 (77) 772-1211 loc. 163 | 670-0485
ceciliamarcosv@gmail.com
FB Page: Cecilia Araneta Marcos

Sangguniang Panlalawigan Secretariat

Head: Mildred Nirmla R. Lamoste

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 155
pginsecretariat@gmail.com

Provincial Administrator's Office

Head: Atty. Yvette C. Leynes

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 111
pa.pgin@yahoo.com
FB Page: Provincial Administrator's Office

Provincial Legal Office

Head: Atty. Erme S. Labayog

+63 (77) 772-1211 loc. 142
legal.pgin@yahoo.com

HRMO - Human Resource and Management Office

Head: FE P. Siazon

+63 (77) 772-1211 loc. 110
provincialhrmo2019@gmail.com

Provincial Treasury Office

Head: Josephine D. Calajate

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 160 and 161
ptoinorte@yahoo.com

Provincial Accounting Office

Head: Mercedes R. Ramos

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 106 and 107
accounting@ilocosnorte.gov.ph

Provincial Budget Office

Head: Leah F. Blas

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 117
budgetilocosnorte@gmail.com

PSWDO - Prov'l Social Welfare and Dev't Office

Head: Rochelle C. Gajes

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 146 and 145
pswdo_in@yahoo.com

Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC)

Head: Mr. Marcell Tabije

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc 151
pete@ilocosnorte.gov.ph

In case of emergency please call 911

PPDO - Prov'l Planning and Dev't Office

Head: Engr. Pedro S. Agcaoili Jr.

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 151
ppdo-inorte@yahoo.com

PEO - Prov'l Engineering Office

Head: Engr. Luciano G. Domingo Jr.

772-2964
peoilocosnorte@yahoo.com

Tourism Office

Head: Mx.Ianree B. Raquel

+63 (77) 772- 1212 loc. 156 | +63 (77) 770-4242
tourismilocosnorte@gmail.com | ilocosnortetourism@yahoo.com | paoay.kumakaway@gmail.com
ilocosnorte.ph

Communications and Media Office

Head: Gervy James Gumarit

+63 (77) 77-300-9214
comms.mediaoffice@ilocosnorte.gov.ph

Information Technology Office

OIC: Wilfredo B. Lorenzo Jr

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 136

ict@ilocosnorte.gov.ph

Web Admin

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 138

webadmin@ilocosnorte.gov.ph

GSO - General Services Office

Head: Miriam D. Ranchez

+63 (77) 772-1213 loc. 127 and 128
pgin.gso@gmail.com

PDRRMO - Prov'l Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Office

Head: Marcel N. Tabije

+63 (77) 772-1211 loc. 119 | +63 963 859 9555
resiliency.office_ilocosnorte@yahoo.com
FB Page: IlocosNortePdrrmc

OBA - Office of Barangay Affairs

Head: Aleth Claire H. Policarpio

+63 (77) 772-1214
obacapitol22@gmail.com

MINC - Metro Ilocos Norte Council

Head: Atty. Athena Nicolette A. Pilar

+63 (77) 772-1211 loc. 166 | +63 915 586 9422
inminc.pgin@gmail.com
FB Page: metro Ilocos Norte Council

PGIN-ENRO - Environment and Natural Resources Office

Head: Mary Gail N. Killa

ilocosnorteenro@gmail.com

INPJ - Ilocos Norte Provincial Jail

Head: Benilda P. Sadian

772-0432
inpj23laoag@gmail.com
FB Page: Ilocos Norte Provincial Jail

PASS - Prov'l Assessor's Office

Head: Elmer Castillo

assessorsofficeilocosnorte@gmail.com

CMO - Communications and Media Office

Head: Gervy James N. Gumarit

677-5112
inorte.cmo@gmail.com

IHUB - Provincial Library

Head: Eric J. Coloma

600-0637
ilocosnortelibrary@gmail.com
FB Page: Ilocos Norte Provincial Library

INYDO - Ilocos Norte Youth Development Office

Head: Willy Jake B. Sib-At

670-7048
inydopgin@gmail.com
FB Page: Sirib Express

Provincial Education Office

Head: Dr. Dany P. Daquioag

600-0636
educationdep-pgin@yahoo.com.ph
FB Page: PGIN Education Office

Ilocos Norte Sports Development Office

Head: Helen Rose Molina-Domingo

(07 7) 774-1954

ilocosnortesportsdevelopment@yahoo.com | insports@ilocosnorte.gov.ph

GAD - Gender and Development Office

Head: Janet Lucia A. London

600-0068
godilocosnorte2023@gmail.com

OPAG - Office of the Prov'l Agriculturist

Head: Ma. Teresa L. Bacnat

677-4810
opag.inorte@gmail.com
FB Page:Ilocos Norte Provincial Agriculture

Provincial Veterinary Office

Head: Loida M. Valenzuela, DVM

774-5327
pvetinorte@yahoo.com

SDC - Sustainable Development Center

Head: Luzviminda L. Ortal

sustainabledevelopmentcenter01@gmail.com

INvest

Head: Rona Leigh C. Bueno

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 112

investilocosnorte@gmail.com

invest.ilocosnorte.gov.ph

INVEST Ilocos Norte

PESO - Public Employment and Services Office

Head: Anne Marie Lizette B. Atuan

+63 (77) 772-1211 loc. 152 | +63 910 664 0305

ilocosnortepeso2020@gmail.com

FB Page: Provincial Peso Ilocos Norte

workinilocosnorte.ph

SMEO - Small and Medium Enterprise Office

Head: Elma O. Gabriel

+63 (77) 772-1212 loc. 125 | +63 909 766 8715
sme.pgin@gmail.com
FB Page: Provincial Small and Medium Enterprise Office - SMEO

PHO - Prov'l Health Office

Head: Dra. Josephine A. Ruedas

300-9227
pho.ilocosnorte@gmail.com

Bangui District Hospital

Head: Dr. Elvin Chester S. Alcoriza

600-3270
banguidh@gmail.com
FB Page: Bangui District Hospital

Dingras District Hospital

Head: Dr. Roland . Andres

600-3085
dingrashospital75@gmail.com

GRBASMH - Gov. Roque B. Ablan Sr. Memorial Hospital

Head: Dr. Roberto Y. Labontog

772-0303
pho-grbasmh@yahoo.com

Marcos District Hospital

Head: Ruth Ann R. Corpuz

784-4587
DJEMDH@yahoo.com

Piddig District Hospital

Head: Dra. Chona Stella F. Rabang

676-1406 | 600-3323
piddigdh@yahoo.com
FB Page: Piddig District Hospital

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