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DUMAGUETE ALARMED BY SURGE IN CHILD ABUSE CASES

DUMAGUETE CITY -- The Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the City Social Welfare and Development Office expressed concern on Monday over[...]

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DENGUE INFECTS ILOILO CITY COUNCILOR

July 17, 2019 - 3:31 PM

PANAY NEWS PHOTO CREDIT DENGUE spares no one, not even Iloilo City Councilor Ely Estante. Estante failed to attend their regular session on Tuesday after he was confined at Iloilo Mission Hospital in La Paz district due to dengue hemorrhagic fever on Monday evening. In his Facebook post, Estante said he has been suffering from […]

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6 LTO-7 PERSONNEL, 2 FIXERS FACE GRAFT RAPS

July 16, 2019 - 5:43 PM

‘LICENSE FIXING’. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI-7) shows a print copy of a screenshot from a close-circuit television monitor, which showed two government agents purportedly applying for driver’s license at the Cebu City Licensing Center at SM Seaside Mall. The screenshot was attached in the charge sheet against six Land Transportation Office (LTO-7) employees and […]

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PAGASA WARNS FLOODING IN EASTERN VISAYAS DUE TO TD FALCON

July 15, 2019 - 6:43 PM

PAGASA satellite image of the track of Tropical Depression “Falcon” TACLOBAN CITY — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued on Monday a flood warning over Eastern Visayas provinces as Tropical Depression Falcon threatens to dump heavy rains on the region. In an advisory issued early Monday, the state weather bureau identified several […]

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CAPIZ, GUIMARAS DECLARE DENGUE OUTBREAK

July 14, 2019 - 6:52 PM

DENGUE UPDATES. Officials from Capiz Provincial Health office provide dengue updates to Capiz Governor Esteban Evan Contreras. The province of Capiz and Guimaras declared a dengue outbreak on Friday (July 12, 2019) following the surge of cases of the mosquito-borne disease. (Photo courtesy of Capiz Provincial Health Office) ILOILO CITY — The provinces of Capiz and Guimaras […]

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ARMY IN HOT WATERS OVER HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS IN ILOILO CITY

July 12, 2019 - 5:10 PM

NO INTIMIDATION. Photo shows Army soldiers at Camp Peralta, Capiz. Capt. Cenon Pancito III, chief of the Army’s 3ID Public Affairs Office, said on Thursday (July 11, 2019) that no soldier was involved in the alleged harassment against a member of a cause-oriented group on July 7 in Jaro, Iloilo City. (File photo) ILOILO CITY — The Philippine […]

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ANTIQUE EYES P5-M DENGUE CALAMITY FUND

July 11, 2019 - 5:47 PM

P5-M FOR DENGUE. The Antique Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council approves on Wednesday (July 10, 2019) a resolution amending the declaration of the province under a state of calamity due to El Niño and the dengue problem. With the amendment comes the proposal to appropriate PHP5 million to finance interventions needed to address the […]

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MAYOR REVISITS PPP TO SOLVE CITY’S WOES

July 10, 2019 - 5:21 PM

PREVIOUS administrations in Iloilo City have tried but failed to use the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) concept to solve basic problems. Now, Mayor Jerry Treñas hopes to succeed where his predecessors failed in resolving the sorry state of public markets, slaughterhouse, and garbage disposal. Treñas said he is once again looking into the possibility of using the […]

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INVESTOR EXPRESSES CONFIDENCE IN BACOLOD’S BUSINESS CLIMATE

July 10, 2019 - 5:19 PM

(From left) BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Marie Angelica Chan and her father Jose Marie Chan hold a press conference after the inauguration of the Chan family’s commercial building and groundbreaking of a housing project at Brgy. Mansilingan in Bacolod City on July 8, 2019. (Courtesy of Dolly Yasa) BACOLOD City – Businessman and music icon […]

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DENGUE OUTBREAK DECLARATION MULLED IN CAPIZ

July 10, 2019 - 5:13 PM

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The Dengue Crisis Committee of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) is mulling to endorse the declaration of dengue outbreak in the province of Capiz due to the continued upsurge in cases. Board Member Esteban Jose Contreras, SP chairman Committee on Health, said the declaration was based on a recent committee hearing. Latest […]

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CITY HALL EYES TO PLANT 7,000 TREES IN METRO

July 10, 2019 - 5:09 PM

ILOILO CITY officials led by Mayor Jerry P. Trenas and Councilors Irene Ong and Leila Luntao plant tree seedlings at Plaza Libertad, July 8, 2019. (Ricky D. Alejo)   A global city with trees planted along its major thoroughfares is what the administration of Mayor Jerry Treñas envisions for Iloilo City in the next five to seven […]

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COASTAL VILLAGE HAS HIGHEST DENGUE CASES

July 10, 2019 - 4:12 PM

THE coastal barangay of San Juan in Molo, Iloilo City has the most number of mosquito-borne dengue cases at 23 as of June 2019. San Juan has been a consistent member of the “Top 10” list of dengue-stricken villages since 2017, City Health Office (CHO) data showed. The other dengue-affected barangays from January to June […]

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ILOILO GUV SAYS DENGUE OUTBREAK ‘MANAGEABLE’

July 9, 2019 - 6:35 PM

DENGUE MANPOWER. Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. on Monday (July 8, 2019) says health personnel in 12 district hospitals ‘can manage’ dengue cases in the province. Based on Monday’s data of the Hospital Management Office, the province has 165 doctors and 696 nurses to attend to 1,984 patients — 769 of those were confirmed cases of […]

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ILOILO CHILDREN TRAINED ON DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

July 9, 2019 - 6:31 PM

DRRM TRAINING FOR KIDS. Selected elementary pupils from the municipality of Tubungan join one-day training on disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM) held in Tubungan Central Elementary School on Friday (July 5, 2019). In the photo, Melissa Banias, OCD-6 Capability Building Section chief, said they hoped children would be more aware of the hazards in their […]

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MAYOR SCOUTS FOR CITY HOSPITAL SITE

July 8, 2019 - 5:48 PM

MAYOR Jerry P. Treñas is now scouting for a two-hectare property for the site of proposed Iloilo City Hospital. “We already had a briefing with the Department of Health regional office for the establishment of City Hospital. They will start with the building construction as soon as we secure the lot requirement. We will then […]

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CITY EYES BEST COMMAND CENTER IN VISAYAS

July 8, 2019 - 5:46 PM

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jerry P. Treñas wants the metropolis to establish a state-of-the-art command center that could become one of the best in the Visayas region. “I assure support not only for funds but also manpower. Our job is to make residents safe. We want to have the best Command Center in Visayas,” Treñas stressed […]

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NEGOCC TOWN FARMERS BENEFIT FROM SOLAR IRRIGATION SYSTEM

July 7, 2019 - 6:47 PM

SOLAR POWER. The solar panels used to power the irrigation system for rice and sugarcane farms in Barangay Bato, Hinigaran, Negros Occidental. The project is funded by the Department of Agriculture.  (Photo courtesy of the Negros Occidental Office of the Provincial Agriculturist/RU Foundry) BACOLOD CITY — Some 60 farming families in Hinigaran, Negros Occidental who are into rice […]

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