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RICE BLACK BUGS HIT NINE ILOILO TOWNS

PEST ATTACK.  Photo shows rice black bugs,  locally known as 'atangya',  taken from Banate, Iloilo. Nine towns in Iloilo province, including[...]

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SLUGGISH AGRI DRAGS WV’S REG’L ECONOMY

April 27, 2019 - 4:42 PM

DIVERSION Road is the fastest growing area in Mandurriao, Iloilo City, the regional economic and political center of Western Visayas. The regional economy grew by 6.1 percent in 2018, slower compared to the 8.6 percent growth in 2017 due to a sluggish agriculture sector. (Photo by F. A. Angelo) DRASTIC reforms in the Agriculture Hunting, Forestry […]

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ILOILO CITY COLLEGE EXAM ON MAY 7

April 27, 2019 - 4:40 PM

THE Iloilo City Community College (ICCC) is now accepting applications for entrance exam on May 7, 2019. ICCC offers free tuition for two courses, Bachelor of Science (BS) in Tourism Management and BS in Office Administration. “To those interested to study at ICCC, do not hesitate to visit the City College. Just bring your credentials […]

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MALAY TOWN MAYOR TO APPEAL DISMISSAL ORDER

April 27, 2019 - 4:39 PM

On Wednesday, April 24, 2019, Mayor Ciceron Cawaling of Malay, Aklan reported for work fresh from his six-month preventive suspension. But hours later, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Aklan provincial served Cawaling’s dismissal order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman. Rowen Aguirre, Cawaling’s executive assistant, said Cawaling was no […]

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MAGNITUDE 4 QUAKE JOLTS CENTRAL LEYTE

April 26, 2019 - 5:22 PM

GROUND SHAKING. Image shows the epicenter of the minor earthquake that shook central part of Leyte Friday morning (April 26, 2019). The ground shaking occurs three days after the magnitude 6.5 earthquake in San Julian, Eastern Samar that rocked Eastern Visayas province Tuesday afternoon. (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology photo)  TACLOBAN CITY — A magnitude 4 earthquake […]

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BORACAY RESTOS, ESTABLISHMENTS TOLD TO SERVE GENERAL PUBLIC

April 26, 2019 - 5:22 PM

OPEN TO EVERYONE. Rows of restaurants and other establishments catering to tourists on Boracay island. The Department of Interior and Local Government reminds business establishments on the island to serve the general public and not a particular nationality. (Photo by Gail Momblan) BORACAY ISLAND, Malay — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has reminded operators of […]

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PNP PROBES REDS’ IED ATTACK IN N. SAMAR

April 26, 2019 - 5:21 PM

MANILA –The Philippine National Police (PNP) will investigate the improvised explosive device (IED) attack by communist rebels that killed a 10-year-old boy in Northern Samar. “A full-dress investigation is underway to identify and build a strong case that we will present in court against CPP-NPA (Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) personalities responsible in […]

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EASTERN VISAYAS ECONOMY POSTS 5.9% GROWTH IN 2018

April 25, 2019 - 5:50 PM

LEAST PRODUCTIVE. A coconut farmer processes coconuts into copra. Coconut farming is one of the least productive economic activities in Eastern Visayas, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority. The sector, which downscaled by 0.5 percent in 2018 from 0.1 percent growth in 2017, contributes 14 percent to the regional economy. (Photo from FB page of Agriculture Secretary Manny […]

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INJURED IN EASTERN SAMAR QUAKE NOW 21

April 25, 2019 - 5:49 PM

MANILA — The number of people injured in Tuesday’s magnitude 6.5 tremor that shook San Julian, Eastern Samar has risen to 21, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Thursday. The number of affected families was placed at 68, consisting of 272 persons, residing in 13 barangays in Eastern and Western Samar, […]

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CEBU TEEN SLAY CASE: SELF-CONFESSED KILLER’S DNA FOUND ON SCISSORS

April 25, 2019 - 5:48 PM

MANILA — The DNA of Renato Llenes, the self-confessed suspect in the killing of a teenage girl in Cebu, matched with the samples found in the pair of scissors used in the crime. “The DNA exam conducted by the PNP crime lab on the pair of scissors reveals positive findings of presence of DNA of both […]

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1.5K COPS, SOLDIERS SECURE NATIONAL YOUTH DAY OPENING RITES

April 24, 2019 - 6:49 PM

YOUTH PILGRIMS. Participants in the National Youth Day 2019 pose for a photo after the registration on Tuesday (April 23, 2019). About 12,000 pilgrims are now gathered at the Cebu City Sports Center for the opening ceremony, which will be followed by a solemn procession to the Basilica Minore del Sto. Niño where the opening mass […]

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10 HURT IN E. SAMAR QUAKE; MINOR CRACKS FOUND IN GOV’T STRUCTURES

April 24, 2019 - 6:48 PM

TACLOBAN CITY — At least 10 people have so far been reported injured during the 6.5-magnitude earthquake that rocked Eastern Samar and nearby provinces in the Eastern Visayas region on Tuesday. Initial reports from the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) released Wednesday disclosed that those hurt are from Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar provinces. […]

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DUE TO EL NIÑO, THREE MORE ILOILO TOWNS DECLARE STATE OF CALAMITY

April 24, 2019 - 4:40 PM

THREE more towns in Iloilo province were placed under a state of calamity due to the effects of the El Niño phenomenon. The towns of Januiay and Sta. Barbara made the declaration through a resolution passed by their respective Sangguniang Bayan on April 17, 2019 while Maasin followed after a special session on April 18, […]

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ANTIQUE EYES SPILLOVER TOURISTS FROM BORACAY

April 24, 2019 - 4:25 PM

THE province of Antique is eyeing to host spillover tourists from the newly reopened Boracay Island in Aklan. Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao said that with the opening of the Boracay Island, one of the popular tourism-drawers in Western Visayas, they hope to attract some of the tourists to also pass by their province. “Boracay is […]

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P993-M IRRIGATION PROJECT INAUGURATED

April 24, 2019 - 2:31 PM

THE newly inaugurated P993.3-million Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (BVSRIP) at Brgy. Nueva Invencion, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo is expected to irrigate 2,050 hectares of farmlands, benefitting almost 900 farmers in said municipality and neighboring towns.   The project of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), which includes the construction of a 27.65-meter Zoned Earthfill Dam […]

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MAGNITUDE 6.5 QUAKE JOLTS EASTERN SAMAR

April 23, 2019 - 6:16 PM

MANILA — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake rocked Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake of tectonic origin, with a depth of 17 kilometers, struck 19 kilometers northwest of the municipality of San Julian at around 1:37 p.m. The temblor was felt in the following areas: Intensity 6 […]

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DOTR ORDERS ASSESSMENT OF TRANSPORT HUBS AFTER E. SAMAR QUAKE

April 23, 2019 - 6:14 PM

MANILA — In the light of the magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck Eastern Samar on Tuesday, Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade has ordered the immediate assessment of the structural integrity of all major transportation hubs such as airports, land terminals and seaports in Eastern Visayas and nearby regions that experienced seismic intensities. Tugade directed transport officials to […]

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