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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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NEW NEGROS ARMY CHIEF VOWS TO GO AFTER REBELS

November 6, 2018 - 2:30 PM

COL. BENEDICT AREVALO, newly-assumed commander of the Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade based in Murcia, Negros Occidental, vows to prioritize the operations against communist rebels, during an interview in Bacolod City on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (Photo by Nanette L. Guadalquiver)   BACOLOD CITY — Col. Benedict Arevalo, newly-designated commander of the Philippine Army’s 303rd Infantry Brigade, vowed to […]

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ILOILO CITY GOV’T PUSHES CENTRAL MARKET UPGRADE

November 6, 2018 - 2:25 PM

A typical scene at the Iloilo Central Market in downtown Iloilo City.   THE Iloilo City government presented on Nov 5, 2018 the P866.972-million proposed Iloilo Central Market Redevelopment Plan.   Amid problems such as the deteriorating heritage building, traffic congestion, illegal parking, lack of water supply, insufficient lighting, poor sanitation and ventilation, inadequate space […]

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ILOILO CITY PLACED ‘BLUE STATUS’ AFTER QUAKES

November 6, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Students of UPV-Miagao in Iloilo campus leave the premises of Tomas Fonacier Building (College of Arts and Sciences) after a quake shook the town around 10:55 am Monday. (F. A. Angelo photo)   ILOILO CITY was placed under blue status after the series of earthquakes that hit Guimaras, Antique and Guimbal and Leon in Iloilo […]

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NEW MOBILE, COMBAT ASSETS FOR WESTERN VISAYAS POLICE

November 6, 2018 - 2:15 PM

CHIEF Superintendent John Bulalacao (right), Western Visayas police chief turns over combat assets to a police officer on Nov 5, 2018 at Camp Delgado in Iloilo City. (Photo courtesy of Ryan Orleans/Police Regional Office-6)   ADDITIONAL mobile and combat assets were turned over to several police units in Western Visayas.   The blessing and turnover […]

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CIMATU: BORACAY REHAB EFFORTS TO CONTINUE EVEN AFTER REOPENING

November 5, 2018 - 7:05 PM

Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has assured the rehabilitation efforts in Boracay will continue even after tourism-related activities on the world-famous resort island have resumed.   Cimatu said the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will conduct continuous water quality monitoring to make sure Boracay’s waters remain safe for swimming and other recreational activities. […]

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WESTERN VISAYAS ROCKED BY THREE QUAKES

November 5, 2018 - 7:15 PM

PATIENTS of the Don Pedro Trono Memorial District Hospital in Guimbal, Iloilo are evacuated from the their wards after the 4.8-magnitude quake Monday morning. (Photos courtesy of Francis Basco)   Parts of Western Visayas, including Negros Occidental were rocked by three earthquakes, causing people to evacuate buildings and suspending classes in some parts of the […]

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GO CALLS FOR INTENSIFIED DRIVE VS. ILLEGAL DRUGS IN GUIMARAS

November 5, 2018 - 3:40 PM

MANILA — Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Christopher “Bong” Go on Sunday said he will personally relay to President Rodrigo Duterte reports that Guimaras is being used as transshipment point of illegal drugs, and will appeal to law enforcement agencies to intensify the war against drugs in the province.   “Nabalitaan kong may mga […]

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2 SUCCESSIVE QUAKES JOLT ILOILO CITY, ANTIQUE, GUIMARAS

November 5, 2018 - 3:38 PM

QUAKES LEAVE CRACKS School officials want the Department of Education to inspect reported cracks at the new Special Science Class building of the Baluarte Elementary School in Iloilo City after two quakes Antique and Guimaras hit the city and neighboring provinces Monday (Nov. 5, 2017) morning. (Photo courtesy of RMN Iloilo)   ILOILO CITY — Two successive […]

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SILAY CITY RONDALLA FEST HIGHLIGHTS GLOBAL UNITY THROUGH MUSIC

November 5, 2018 - 3:33 PM

RONDALLA FEST. The host city’s Kabataang Silay Rondalla Ensemble performs during the opening ceremonies and concert of the 5th International Rondalla/Plucked String Music Festival on Sunday night at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center in Silay City, Negros Occidental. (Photo by Nanette L. Guadalquiver)   SILAY CITY — More than 250 musicians from 11 nations converged in […]

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BILL RENAMING MACTAN-CEBU INT’L AIRPORT TO LAPU-LAPU-CEBU INT’L AIRPORT APPROVED

November 5, 2018 - 3:13 PM

The House Committee on Transportation chaired by Rep. Cesar Sarmiento (Lone District, Catanduanes) approved House Bill 8170 which seeks to rename the Mactan-Cebu International Airport (MCIA) to Lapu-Lapu-Cebu International Airport (LCIA). According to the bill’s principal author, Rep. Raul del Mar (1st District, Cebu City), the renaming aims to honor Lapu-Lapu, the native chieftain, who […]

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NEGROS OCCIDENTAL STARTS SEED PRODUCTION PROGRAM

November 5, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Negros Occidental will become the first province in the country to introduce an innovation in rice farming by investing in a provincial government-funded seed production program which would focus only on at most three rice varieties, the Department of Agriculture said.    The program which both Gov. Alfredo Marañon and Agriculture Secretary Manny Pinol agreed […]

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WILL FREEDOM WALLS SOLVE VANDALISM IN ILOILO CITY?

November 4, 2018 - 4:17 PM

PUBLIC Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) head Jeck Conlu is pushing the construction or designation of freedom walls in Iloilo City to discourage vandalism mostly perpetrated by the youth. “We proposed to put up freedom walls either in plazas or the Esplanade. Since we cannot look after all vandals, at least they have a […]

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PSA-GUIMARAS LAUNCHES ‘THE COUNTRYSIDE IN FIGURES’

November 4, 2018 - 4:09 PM

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)- Guimaras Provincial Statistical Office successfully launched its provincial publication, “The Countryside in Figures: Guimaras” 2018 Edition as one of the major activities during the culmination of its 29th National Statistics Month last October 30, 2018 at the Guimaras Trade and Information Center (GTIC) San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras. Mr. Vicente G. […]

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PATRIOTISM IN ILONGGO SCHOLARS

November 4, 2018 - 4:14 PM

THE “Filipino Patriot Scholars Project” is a set of various activities that will allow the junior scholars to interact with the different sectors or community, identify problems, and provide solutions. In Western Visayas, the Department of Science and Technology–Science and Education Institute (DOST-SEI) support around 6,000 undergraduate and graduate scholars who specialize in the fields […]

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3-MO FISHING BAN IN VISAYAN SEA SEEN TO BOOST FISH PRODUCTION

November 4, 2018 - 4:08 PM

BACOLOD CITY — The three-month fishing ban in the Visayan Sea which will start on November 15 is expected to boost production by 20 percent in one of the country’s richest fishing grounds. Remia Aparri, regional director of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Western Visayas, said Friday the closed fishing season will allow the […]

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MMDA TEAM TO STUDY BACOLOD CITY’S TRAFFIC SITUATION

November 1, 2018 - 3:07 PM

Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia (3rd from left) meets with MMDA officials led by Chairman Danilo Lim (3rd from right) at the agency’s  head office in Manila on Tuesday (October 30, 2018) (Photo courtesy of Bacolod City PIO)   BACOLOD CITY — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will deploy a 15-man team of technical experts here in December to study the city’s traffic situation. […]

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