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Pagasa: It’s not summer yet

Pagasa: It’s not summer yet

The summer season has not yet begun, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Tuesday. Oscar Tabada, Pagasa-Visayas head, said some parts of the country, including Iloilo, are experiencing warm weather due to easterlies or warm winds from the east. The northeast monsoon or hanging amihan, according to Tabada, continues to […]

Rice supply in Iloilo adequate, says NFA

The National Food Authority (NFA) said the province and city of Iloilo have enough supply of rice for the next 128 days. Erna Abello, NFA-Iloilo director, said the public have nothing to worry about because the agency has more the required 30-day buffer stock equivalent to 800,000 metric tons (MT). She noted that they have […]

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Iloilo City to host ASEAN meeting anew in April

Iloilo City will be hosting another Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting set on April 24-29. “That is very good for the city,” said Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog of the additional big event. Mabilog stressed the next meeting resulted from the success of recently-concluded 22nd Senior Officials Meeting for ASCC (SOCA) Meeting and 17th ASEAN […]

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Defensor: Impeachment raps vs Duterte, Robredo bad for PH

Impeachment complaints against President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo “will do no good to the country,” according to Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. Defensor said the Congress should “throw out” the impeachment complaints “for the sake of this country, for the sake of this government, and the Filipino people.” Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano […]

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Iloilo police chiefs told to speed up anti-drug efforts

Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) Director Police Senior Superintendent Harold Tuzon directed all chiefs of police to speed up their efforts to go after drug personalities in their respective areas of jurisdiction. In an interview over radio station Bombo Radyo-Iloilo, Tuzon said the target is to clear Iloilo’s 42 towns and one component city of drug […]

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Ilonggos advised: Withdraw money from ATMs inside banks, malls

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP-Iloilo) warned cardholders to be cautious in withdrawing money from Automated Teller Machines (ATMs). BSP-Iloilo Deputy Director Joanne Marie Castelo, in a radio interview, said they have received several complaints related to unauthorized withdrawals from ATMS. According to her, thieves are using skimming devices to withdraw cash from ATMs. The […]

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Nearly 50 minors in Iloilo City apprehended for curfew violation

The Task Force on Morals and Values Formation caught nearly 50 minors violating the curfew ordinance implemented in Iloilo City. From March 15 to 20, a total of 48 minors or those below 18 years old were apprehended and turned over to the City Social Welfare and Development Office for custody. The City Government launched […]

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Mabilog: Expect more int’l events in Iloilo City

Few days after Iloilo City hosted various meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog expressed optimism that more international events will be held in the city. Mabilog stressed that the city’s successful hosting of the meetings will further promote Iloilo as a Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) […]

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PH seeks loan from China for Panay River Basin project

The Chinese government has expressed interest in supporting the proposed Panay River Basin Integrated Development Project (PRBIDP), according to the Department of Finance (DOF). Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez said the P14.8-billion PRBIDP was among the “big-ticket” infrastructure projects presented by the Philippine government to Chinese 3rd Vice Premier Wang Yang for loan financing. Wang was […]

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China to provide funding for Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros Bridge

China will provide funding for the construction of a proposed inter-island bridge connecting Iloilo, Guimaras and Negros. Department of Finance (DOF) Secretary Carlos Dominguez and Vice Minister Fu Ziying of the Ministry of Commerce recently exchanged letters related to the first two feasibility studies of the nine projects supported by the Chinese government. The feasibility […]

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