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PNP on full alert this summer season

PNP on full alert this summer season

The Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) braced up it security measures to ensure peace and order in this year’s summer break.  ‘Oplan Summer Vacation’ was launched as many vacationers are expected to troop to bus terminals, seaports, airports, markets, malls, beach resorts and other tourist destinations in the province.  IPPO Director Senior Superintendent Cornelio Salinas […]

Don’t leave houses, establishments unattended – ICPO

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) advised the public not to leave their houses and establishments unattended this summer season. “Don’t invite disaster. Petty criminals are just around sighting their probable targets. We should be security conscious all the time,” ICPO Director Ruperto Floro Jr. stressed. Salinas urged parents and establishment owners to be cautious […]

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Iloilo, PHL breaks new Guinness world record for largest flaming image

Rain could not even hamper in placing the Philippines particularly Iloilo’s name again in the Guinness Book of World Records for lighting up a total of 56, 680 candles on a 20-hectare vacant lot located within the Savannah City in Oton, Iloilo, Monday night.   The lighted candles are part of 100, 000 candles displayed […]

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Iloilo to set world record anew, thousands of candles to be lit tonight

Tonight, history will be written anew for Iloilo. One hundred thousand candles will be lit simultaneously in a single event dubbed as Light of Peace in the Philippines 2014 to set a new Guinness World Record for the “World’s Largest Flaming Image Using Candles”. The said event will be held at the Savannah City, Oton, […]

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Prepare food safely this summer

The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas reminded the public to practice food safety habits to avoid ailments and diseases caused by food contamination especially this summer season. Dr. Elvie Villalobos, DOH-6 Head for Infectious Disease Cluster, said that cleanliness of food preparation should be ensured in order to guarantee that food will not […]

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Smoking totally banned

Business operators and smokers, beware: The Iloilo City Ant-Smoking Task Force (ICAST) is stringently implementing the amended ordinance ordering a total ban on smoking in all establishments. Under the amended ordinance, Regulation Ordinance No. 2006-150 or The Comprehensive Anti-Smoking Ordinance of Iloilo City, establishments are prohibited to put up smoking areas for smokers. Iloilo Councilor […]

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Holy Week: Lent or Entertainment?

With hundreds of local and international tourists are expected to attend the “Taltal” or crucifixion events in various places this “Semana Santa” or Holy Week, several people from different sectors were asked of their opinion towards this traditional practice that has become a tourist attraction of sorts. Iloilo Metropolitan Times received mixed thoughts, but most […]

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Anti-vandalism teams created

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has mounted anti-vandalism teams tasked to run after vandals in six city districts and focus will be on graffiti which appears to be on the upsurge as evidenced by ugly and nonsensical markings scribbled on government and privately-owned structures. ICPO Director Ruperto Floro Jr. said the teams have begun to […]

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350 trainees avail TESDA skills training in 1st district

More or less 350 deserving beneficiaries coming from 10 towns in the First District of Iloilo will avail the skills training courses of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) this month. The program will be under the Special Training for Employment (STEP) which is open to high school students graduated from Alternative Learning […]

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Jalaur dam affected IPs assured of homes, jobs, livelihood

Ilonggo Senator Franklin Drilon assured indigenous peoples (IPs) that are directly affected by the implementation of the P 11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II (JRMP II) in Calinog, Iloilo of a relocation site, homes and sustainable livelihood. Drilon said the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) is the overall in-charge for these relocatees. “This is not […]

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