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Ayala assures Sicogon residents of P120M community dev’t

Ayala assures Sicogon residents of P120M community dev’t

The Sicogon Island’s investor – Ayala Land, Inc. assured the Sicogon residents of P 120 million community development within the 24-hectare resettlement area in the island. This was confirmed by no less than Senator Franklin Drilon who was also in the meeting with several concerned departments like the Secretary of Department of Agrarian Reform, Secretary […]

Peter’s Prize winners honored

Three Peter’s Prize medallions were bestowed upon a high school teacher, a nurse, and a history professor during a lavish dinner ceremony at the Al Dente Restaurant tendered by The Peter Solis Nery Foundation for Hiligaynon Literature and the Arts, Inc. on September 13. Early Sol Gadong, a secondary school teacher at UP High School […]

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‘Dagoy’ is official APEC souvenir

The Iloilo City Tourism Office is now busy making designs of different “Dagoy” mini-dolls to make it as the official souvenir during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting in October next year. City Tourism Officer Benito Jimena said they will be submitting the designs to the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI early this month […]

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Iloilo has‘sufficient’ rice supply

The province of Iloilo has “enough” supply of rice despite the “farm labor scarcity” that Western Visayas has been experiencing. At present, the province has a buffer stock that will last for 39 days based on the daily consumption of Ilonggos which is 21,000 bags of rice a day. Lino Lamojer, National Food Authority (NFA-Iloilo) […]

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Each tourist spends P3-K a day in Iloilo City

Each tourist spends more than P3,000 a day in Iloilo City, Iloilo City Tourism and Development Office data showed. In 2013, Iloilo City earned P11, 600,931,436.20, with local tourists amassing P10, 851,059,154.60 and foreign visitors with P749,872,281.60. The city recorded a total of 627,870 tourists last year, poising about 19.14 percent growth than the year before. […]

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7 in 10 underemployed workers are men

More men are underemployed compared to women, based on the latest data released by the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA). Seven in 10 underemployed workers in the Philippines from 2006 to 2013 were men. Underemployed people, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), are working part-time who want additional hours of work in their […]

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Magic 6 Iloilo Municipalities are Bridging Leaders

After a successful Provincial Leadership and Governance Program (PLGP, the four-day Municipal Leadership and Governance Program (MLGP) comprising of the Magic 6 municipalities led by their local chief executives who are now bridging leaders was again successfully concluded last August 19-22, 2014 in Iloilo City. The six local chief executives, Concepcion Mayor Milliard Villanueva, Estancia […]

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‘Marketing is key to successful tourism dev’t’

There is a need to market Iloilo City said Iloilo Tourism Officer Ben Jimena. “Ang kulang ta is effective advertising and promotion, because, daw na anad kita nga we don’t have to go out of the place and tell people all about our attractions,” he said. He stated that people are used to wait for […]

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Land conversion threatens agri sector of WV

The conversion of agricultural farms into commercial lots and other uses is one of the underlying threats to the agriculture sector of Western Visayas (WV), according the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Region VI. Farmers in the region, according to NEDA-6 Regional Director Ro-Ann Bacal, are competing with businessmen for land. “Many agricultural lands […]

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Iloilo cops brace for ‘ber’ months

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has strengthened its security forces for the “ber” months starting this September up to December. Senior Supt. Ruperto Floro, ICPO director, said he enhanced the deployment of his 800 uniformed personnel to secure all vital installations and economic points such as malls, churches, busy streets, resorts, markets and other […]

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