Ilocos Region ranks 5th in terms of GRDP in 2016

By JOANNA DIAZ SABADO

SAN FERNANDO CITY, May 15 (PIA) – Ilocos Region posted a 3 percent increase in Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) from 5.4 percent in 2015 to 8.4 percent in 2016, making the region the fifth fastest growing economy nationwide.

This was reported by Director Socrates Ramores of the Philippine Statistics Authority-Region 1 during the simultaneous news conference in all 17 regions recently.

“Our region’s economy in 2016 was above the national target of 6.9 percent economic growth,” Ramores said.

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Addan Digital Edition ni Apong Bannawag!

Kadagiti nagaget nga agbasa iti Bannawag ngem adda iti sabali a pagilian. Ken uray no addakayo ditoy Pilipinas ngem diyo ammo no sadinno ti paggatang iti Bannawag, dikaya madanagan. Addan digital edition ni Apong Bannawag!

Uray la makalaglagtoak iti dayta a damag. Kasano ngamin, tapno makagatangak laeng iti Bannawag, masapulko pay aglugan iti LRT1 iti Roosevelt station sa mapanak idiay UN Avenue. Idiay ngamin ti masansan a paggatangak. Ita ta addan digital version, uray saanakon a mapan idiay a linawas. Luktak laeng ti Smartphone-ko, i-touch-ko laeng ti Buqo App, mabalinkon a basaen dagiti naisurat iti Bannawag.

Naimbag a damag met daytoy kadagiti Ilokano nga adda iti Ballasiw taaw. Masansan a masalawko ti nagkaadu a komento iti Facebook page ti Bannawag — “Adda kadi digital version ti Bannawag?”

Ita kakailian, addan!

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Error-ridden Ilokano Book Draws Ire From Ilokano Writers

BATAC, Ilocos Norte, May 9 — The country’s Ilokano writers have assailed the publication of a book that is replete with errors in Ilokano grammar, ignores the language orthography and other usage, and is now being sold to elementary teachers in Ilocos Norte as material for the MTB-MLE program of the Department of Education for Grades 1, 2, and 3.

Published by Danabon Enterprises in Barangay Buttong in Laoag City, the book was written by a certain Jhony C. Azada of Nueva Era National High School and edited by Maria S. Eliza, a teacher who, they say, is also ignorant of Ilokano syntax and grammar. The book is currently being sold in National Book Stores.

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