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DSWD-6: P2.7M spent so far on free medicines

DSWD-6: P2.7M spent so far on free medicines

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-6) has so far assisted 456 indigent patients in Western Visayas under the Libreng Gamot sa Masa (LinGap sa Masa) program. Rebecca Geamala, DSWD-6 director, said the patients received free medicines worth more or less P2.7 million since January this year. The region has a total budget of […]

Law banning kids from riding motorcycles now in effect

Children are prohibited from riding motorcycles along national roads and highways nationwide, the Land Transportation Office (LTO-6) said. The full implementation of The Children’s Safety on Motorcycle Act of 2015 nationwide started on Friday, May 19. The law disallows small children from riding motorcycles unless they “comfortably reach the foot peg of the motorcycle and […]

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LTO assures strict enforcement of Anti-Distracted Driving Act in WV

The Land Transportation Office (LTO-6) said it will strictly enforce the Anti-Distracted Driving Act in Western Visayas. The new law prohibits the use of gadgets “while vehicles are in motion or temporarily stopped on a traffic light or an intersection” to prevent road crashes. Roland C. Ramos., LTO-6 director, said their field personnel have been […]

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‘No terror threat in WV’

The Police Regional Office (PRO-6) said there is no terror threat in Western Visayas. Superintendent Gilbert Gorero, PRO-6 spokesperson, assured that locals and tourists in the region are safe. He said they have not monitored any threat from terror groups. But Gorero stressed that security forces are vigilant at all times to ensure the safety […]

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Crackdown on mines not Cimatu’s no. 1 priority

The newly-installed chief of the Department of Environment and Natural Resource (DENR) said the crackdown on mining in the country is not his number one priority. DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu, during his visit in Iloilo on Tuesday, said the agency, under his leadership, will focus on improving air quality, reducing water pollution and promoting proper […]

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Transport groups to hold strike on June 5-6

Transport groups in Western Visayas agreed to stage a two-day strike next month to protest the planned phaseout of jeepneys aged 15 years old and above. Reymundo “Boyet” Parcon, president of the Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Owners and Drivers Association, (ICLAJODA), said the transport strike is set on June 5-6. According to him, […]

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Motorists urged to report abusive traffic aides in Iloilo City

The Iloilo City Government urged motorists to report traffic aides who behaved in abusive and unfair manner. City Administrator Hernando Galvez said they will not tolerate abusive traffic aides. “If we found out abuses, we will surely discipline them,” he assured. The public, according to Galvez, can report abusive traffic aides to the Customer Care […]

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FNRI: Eat right amount of rice

The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) advised people to limit their rice intake per meal. Too much consumption of rice is not healthy and can lead to obesity, FNRI science research specialist Salvador Serrano stressed during the NUTRICOMNET (Nutritional Communication Network) Meeting and Media Forum in Iloilo City on Tuesday. Obesity is the risk […]

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Crackdown on overspeeding drivers in Iloilo City starts June 1

The Iloilo City Government will strictly implement the speed limit ordinance using speed guns starting on June 1. City Administrator Atty. Hernando Galvez, in a press release, said the enforcement of Regulation Ordinance No. 2015-283 will be led by the Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office (TMTRO). According to Galvez, “the traffic aides are already […]

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Using gadgets while driving prohibited starting today

The nationwide implementation of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act will start today. The new law, according to the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), prohibits the use of gadgets “while vehicles are in motion or temporarily stopped on a traffic light or an intersection” to prevent road crashes. The agency said  making or receiving calls, […]

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