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Biz sentiment declines but outlook brighter for Q4

Business sentiment in the third quarter of 2018 slid to 30.1 percent, the lowest since the first quarter of 2010, from quarter-ago’s 39.3 percent...
The plastic ban ordinance draws varied reactions from market vendors. Photo by Marry Hope Torrechante/ IMT

WV inflation hits 7.4%, among PH’s highest

Western Visayas is among the regions in the country with the highest inflation rates. Inflation in the region hit 7.4% in August 2018, data from...
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

Piñol tells WV farmers to plant more rice

Amid the alleged shortage in the supply of the staple grain in the country, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol urged farmers in Western Visayas to...

WV tourist destinations wow int’l investors

Participants of the five-day Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) Post Tour were impressed with tourist destinations in Western Visayas. The post tour, which started on Aug.31...

More LTE sites deployed nationwide

Globe Telecom has deployed more Long-Term Evolution (LTE) sites across the country amid continuing upgrades and expansion of its network to address subscriber demand...
The Philippine Charity Sweeptakes Office (PCSO) has chosen Eagle Crest Gaming Corporation to handle the Small Town Lottery (STL) operation in the province of Iloilo.

‘Red Subay’ is new STL operator in Iloilo province

There is now a new operator of the Small Town Lottery (STL) in the province of Ilolio. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) chose Red...
Based on the 2016 Annual Financial Report released by the Commission on Audit on October 12, Iloilo ranked 7th with P8.144 billion in assets.

Iloilo has 5 potential sites for economic zones

The Local Economic and Investment Promotions Office (LEIPO) is targeting to establish two economic zones in the province of Iloilo before the end of...

P8.50 minimum jeepney fare takes effect Aug. 30

Starting next week, Jeepney drivers in the province and city of Iloilo can charge higher fares. Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-6) Director Richard...
DOT-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas said the tourism guidebook was developed as one of support mechanisms to serve as reference and guide in the local government units’ tourism planning activities.

DOT-6 wants to make WV tourism more resilient

A symposium that seeks to improve Western Visayas' tourism crisis management will be held in Iloilo City next week. The Regional Tourism Crisis Management Symposium...

AirSWIFT to open flights between Manila, Sicogon Island

Direct flights between Manila and Sicogon Island in Carles town, Iloilo province will soon start. AirSWIFT Transport, Inc., an Ayala-owned regional boutique airline company, held...