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5 dengue deaths recorded in Iloilo

5 dengue deaths recorded in Iloilo

Dengue deaths in the province of Iloilo increased. From January 1 to July 16 this year, the Provincial Health Office (PHO) recorded five deaths due to dengue. The towns of Calinog, Sta. Barbara, Anilao, Igbaras and Concepcion have one fatality each. The province posted a total of 1,759 dengue cases for the period. According to […]

Jalaur dam feared to worsen flooding in Iloilo

The construction of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project (JRMP) II in Calinog town would only worsen the flooding problem in Iloilo, according to an anti-dam group. “The flood-prone towns will greatly suffer for sure when the Jalaur dam opens its gates during heavy rains, especially this La Niña season,” said Mary Grace Lobaton, spokesperson […]

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Who are qualified to run for SK posts?

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) said voters aged 18 to 24 years old can run for Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) posts. Republic Act No. 10742 or the SK Reform Act, which was enacted early this year, sets the new age limit for SK officials from 15 to 17 years old. Qualified voters for the SK elections […]

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PECO braces for strong winds, rains

Iloilo City’s sole power provider has started trimming down trees near power lines as safety measures against strong rains and winds. Engineer Randy Pastolero, Panay Electric Company (PECO), vice president for operations of PECO, said they have started doing the pre-trimming of trees during the summer season. “This is part of our vegetation control program,” […]

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2 ‘notorious drug group leaders’ in Iloilo surrendered

Two “notorious drug group leaders” and more than three thousand drug pushers and users in the province of Iloilo surrendered to the police. The implementation of “Operation Tokhang” (toktok-hangyo or knock-persuade), according to the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO), resulted in the surrender of Ernesto Bolivar alias “Erning”, leader of the Bolivar Drug Group, together […]

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DoubleDragon okays P5 terminal fee, says Ortiz Wharf won’t be closed

The Iloilo City Government convinced property developer DoubleDragon Properties Inc. to reduce the terminal fee for passengers who will pass through the Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT). DoubleDragon lowered the terminal fee from P11 to P5 per passenger, according to lawyer Mark Piad, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog’s spokesperson. It will not also implement the closure of […]

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IMT promotes vegetable consumption, launches ‘Seed for Life’

In celebration of this year’s Nutrition Month, Iloilo Metropolitan Times officially launched its campaign against malnutrition on Thursday, July 14. Seed for Life aims to promote vegetable consumption among pupils in the city and province of Iloilo. The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI), an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), […]

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DOT-6 rolls out programs, projects, activities for Duterte’s first 100 days

The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas rolled out its programs, projects and activities (PPAs) for the first 100 days of President Rodrigo Duterte. “We are full for the new president’s first 100 days,” said lawyer Helen J. Catalbas, DOT-6 director. The PPAs for the July-September period include the following: financial assistance to tourism-related […]

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NBI, PDEA in WV to have new directors

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) in Western Visayas will have new directors. PDEA-6 Director Paul Ledesma, in an interview over Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo, confirmed that he was relieved from his post. According to him, he already knew that the new PDEA chief, Isidro Lapeña, will implement a reshuffling of […]

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Senior citizens in Iloilo receive P41-M social pension

A total of 27, 424 indigent senior citizens in the province of Iloilo received their social pension from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-6). Beneficiaries, identified by the agency’s National Housing Targeting System, received P41, 136, 000 (P1,500 each) The amount covers the second quarter of 2016. The town of Lambunao has the […]

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