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Suspects in VCM burning arrested

THE TWO suspects behind the burning of vote counting machines (VCM) in Jones, Isabela on Tuesday have been identified and are now in police custody.

2 VCMs burned in Isabela hotspot; PNP probes why BEIs unescorted

TWO VOTE counting machines (VCM) were burned on Tuesday morning by still unidentified armed men in Jones, Isabela, an area identified as an election hotspot and categorized under “grave concern.”

Bambanti Festival 2019:From Aliw Awards to a Guinness World Record

A SCARECROW is a human-like figure that guards crops from marauding birds, and is usually made of sticks and old clothes stuffed with straw, held up by a frame over a field -- and can be a farmer’s best friend. The province of Isabela celebrates these farmer’s helpers -- known in the province as bambanti -- with a festival every fourth week of January.

Hospitals in Isabela, Baguio, La Union, and Bayombong up for expansion

FOUR GOVERNMENT-owned hospitals in the northern Luzon area have been lined up for expansion after President Rodrigo R. Duterte recently signed laws corresponding to the improvement programs.

2018 Bambanti Festival: Isabeleño artistry front and center

ON THE WAY to Ilagan City, one sees field upon field of rice and corn, each with a bambanti (Ilocano for “scarecrow”) standing guard....

Manila Water bags P800-M Isabela project

MANILA WATER Company, Inc. on Monday said it bagged a P800-million water project in Ilagan City, Isabela. In a disclosure to the stock exchange, the...

Isabela’s Bambanti Festival

FOOD, MUSIC, AND SCARECROWS — these are just some of the things that a visitor to Isabela will see if they visit during the...