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MARINA REPORTS 7 RORO MISSIONARY ROUTES TO BE SERVED

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES – The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) reported that several shipping operators have already signified their interest to serve[...]

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80 BACOLOD SCHOLARS FINISH TESDA COURSES

September 17, 2018 - 5:45 PM

CAPTIONS:   The 80 Bacolodnon TESDA scholars at their graduation rites at the MassKara Hall of the Bacolod City Government Center on Sept. 14, 2018. (PIO) A TOTAL of 80 Bacolod City residents who are scholars of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, have finished their course on Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC […]

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SIPALAY HEALTH WORKERS ATTEND TEAM BUILDING, ORIENTATION

September 17, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Sept 6, 2018—40 Barangay Health Workers, nutrition scholars, and representatives from the Sipalay City Nutrition Office gathered at the Brgy. Mambaroto Gym in Sipalay City for their first team building and final orientation under TraNSCEnd Hunger, a program focused on the training of barangay nutrition scholars and health workers to end hunger.   Communities First […]

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INFRA SUPPORT FOR VISAYAS’ LARGEST ENTERPRISE STARTS

September 17, 2018 - 4:47 PM

CHRISTMAS came early in Negros Occidental as members of the Negros Swine Integrated Enterprise gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of the Rehabilitation of Piggery Building and Construction of Feed Mill in La Castellana. Department of Agriculture (DA)-6 Regional Executive Director and DA-Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) Project Director Remelyn R. Recoter said “the rehabilitation of […]

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BACOLOD STUDENTS ATTEND SYMPOSIUM ON TEENAGE PREGNANCY

September 17, 2018 - 4:59 PM

MORE than 2,000 students in Bacolod, enrolled in Grades 7 to 12, attended a symposium on teenage pregnancy conducted by the City Population Office in separate five secondary schools recently. City Population Office-OIC Ernie Asoy said the symposia aim to educate young people aged 10 to 19 years old about adolescent health, as well as […]

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BACOLOD CITY COUNCILOR APOLOGIZES FOR ASSAULTING COLLEAGUE

September 15, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Caption:  Bacolod City Councilor Jesus Claudio Puentevella, in a press conference on Friday (September 14, 2018), issues an apology for punching colleague Councilor Dindo Ramos during the session of the City Council Wednesday afternoon. (Screen grab from Aksyon Radyo Bacolod)     BACOLOD CITY — The Bacolod City councilor, who punched his colleague inside the session hall, issued […]

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ILOILO MAYOR SUPPORTS NEW ICPO CHIEF

September 14, 2018 - 5:23 PM

MAYOR Jose Espinosa III expressed full support to the new Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) chief, Senior Supt. Martin Defensor. “We expect full partnership between the police the new ICPO chief and we assure you that we are always in constant communication with them,” said Espinosa. Defensor assumed the ICPO helm replacing Senior Supt. Henry […]

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ILOILO CITY NABS LITERACY AWARD

September 14, 2018 - 4:41 PM

(Photo from the FB page of Mayor Jose Espinosa) LITERACY AWARD Iloilo City garners the third spot (local government unit-highly urbanized category) in the 2018 National Literacy Conference and Awards recently held in Baguio City.  ILOILO CITY was recognized as the country’s third best in the 2018 National Literacy Conference and Awards for local government […]

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GOVERNOR HAILED AS ENVIRONMENTAL HALL OF FAMER

September 14, 2018 - 5:15 PM

ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. receives the Environmental Hall of Fame Award from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday (Sept. 13, 2018) during the People’s Organization Summit at Diversion 21 Hotel. From left: Asst. Regional Director (ARD) Jesse Vego, Regional Director Jim Sampula, Gov. Defensor, DENR Usec. Rodolfo Garcia, ARD Livino […]

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ILOILO MAYOR CONSIDERS LIQUOR BAN TO PREVENT ACCIDENTS

September 14, 2018 - 4:37 PM

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III plans to issue an executive order that will temporarily suspend the sale of liquor in the city as a precautionary measure as Typhoon “Ompong” (international name Mangkhut) passes through the country. According to Espinosa, he will consult with the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) before issuing the necessary […]

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SIPALAY CITY PRESENTS UNIQUE DIVE SITES AT EXPO

September 14, 2018 - 4:14 PM

BACOLOD City — The City of Sipalay in Negros Occidental showcased its dive sites and other offerings at the Diving and Resort Travel Expo 2018 on September 7 to 9.   Sipalay was the lone local government participant from Western Visayas in the country’s the largest dive exposition held at SM Mega Trade Hall of […]

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Senate declares every June 18 as Bacolod City Charter Day

September 14, 2018 - 4:43 PM

THE Senate approved on third and final reading on Sept 10, 2018 House Bill No. 7044 declaring June 18 as the Bacolod City Charter Day. Joining the senators in a photo opportunity after the Senate hearing are Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Rep. Greg Gasataya, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, Councilors Em Ang and Bartolome Orola, […]

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Iloilo town nabs Seal of Good Education Governance

September 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Officials of the winning local government units with Vice President Leni Robredo (fifth from left), Smart Community Partnerships Head Darwin Flores (third from left), and other Synergeia partners.   FOR the second time, the municipality of Lambunao, Iloilo is one of the recipients of the Seal of Good Education Governance from Synergia Foundation for its […]

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Global bidding for $5.5-M fish port project starts soon

September 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM

Artist’s perspective of the proposed rehabilitation of the Concepcion Fish Port to be called as Northern Iloilo Fishery Rehabilitation Development Project to be funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).   The much-awaited rehabilitation and improvement of the Concepcion Fish Port or the Northern Iloilo Fishery Rehabilitation Development Project will start very soon.   […]

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84 schools participate in Iloilo task force’s anti-smoking drive

September 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM

THE Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Task Force (ICAST) conducted a two-day awareness campaign at Jalandoni Memorial National High School from Sept. 4-5, 2018   The Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Task Force (ICAST) conducted an anti-smoking awareness campaign in 84 public elementary and high schools, and private schools in the metropolis.   ICAST director Iñigo Garingalao said the initiative […]

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Iloilo City prepares for Typhoon ‘Ompong’

September 12, 2018 - 11:59 PM

The Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) led a Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment in preparation for super typhoon ‘Ompong’ (international name “Mangkhut”) which entered the Philippine area of responsibility Wednesday.   CDRRMO head Darwin Papa assured Ilonggos that the city government is preparing for the super typhoon.   “As the directive of our CDRRMO chairman, Mayor Jose Espinosa […]

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Estancia claimants receive over half a million for oil spill

September 12, 2018 - 4:37 PM

Photo By Jonathan Jurilla The Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) resumed on 03 September 2018 the distribution of compensation checks to the families and enterprises in the Municipality of Estancia, Iloilo affected by the oil spill from Power Barge (PB) 103. Then docked at Barangay Botongon in Estancia, PB 103 ran aground […]

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