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Ilonggo solons back  PNoy’s explanation on DAP

Ilonggo solons back PNoy’s explanation on DAP

Four Ilonggo lawmakers concurred with the explanation of President Benigno Aquino III on the implementation of the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Trenas,Iloilo 3rd District Representative Arthur Defensor Jr., 2nd District Representative Arcadio H. Gorriceta and 5th District Representative Niel Tupas  upheld the president’s pronouncement during his July 14 national address that […]

P650-M in DAP funds went to Iloilo

Over half billion Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) fund went to various infrastructures projects in the province and city of Iloilo. The list of DAP-identified projects released by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), as of July 14, showed that Iloilo benefited from DAP with a total of P550-million worth of projects. These  projects are […]

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“Be proud in speaking Kinaray-a”

“It happens because we allow them to do that to us, and it shouldn’t be. That’s why we have this book, Padya Dungug Kinaray-a. The language meaning indi sa mga sulugu-on, sa mga sagada, sa mga imol. Kami mga tao, mga dunganon. (We are honorable).” That’s what Emmy L.Masola, treasurer of Dungug Kinaray-a (DK) said […]

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Social media blamed for higher teenage pregnancy cases in Iloilo

The Iloilo Population Office revealed that there is an increase in average of teenage pregnancy cases in the province. The Provincial Population Office Head Ramon Yee said based on its 2013 population monitoring record, the teenage pregnancy cases in Iloilo range to 9.7 percent or 9-10 mothers are teenagers for every 100 delivered children. In […]

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Mabilog warns boarding  house owners vs. cybercrimes

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog urged operators of boarding houses in the city to become vigilant to avoid being charged under the country’s cybercrime law by choosing their boarders well so these renters can’t use the facilities as cybersex dens. “I ask the help of everybody, especially all boarding house owners and ‘barangay’ officials, […]

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The upcoming 5th RDC Private Sector Representatives’ (PSRs) National Convention is expected to boost the economic activity of Western Visayas and will showcase the Ilonggo cuisines, attractions and the recent public and private infrastructure developments in Iloilo City, according to the Regional Development Council (RDC) Region VI. RDC-6 is set to host the said convention […]

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Floods disturb tourism

“It hampers the stay of our guests. It’s detrimental to the coming of tourists to Iloilo.” That’s what Iloilo City Tourism Officer Ben Jimena stated if floods or typhoons swarm the metropolis. Moreover, he said that while tourism has no control on the flooding, they still make sure that infrastructures, destinations or attractions would have […]

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SEC lacks manpower to monitor bogus NGOs in WV

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Iloilo Extension Office admitted that they lack resources and personnel to monitor non-governmental organizations (NGOs), charitable institutions and foundations involved in unscrupulous activities. The agency has too small number of personnel to monitor hundreds of registered NGOs in the region, Director Russell I. Ildesa told Iloilo Metropolitan Times. “Sa […]

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Malnourished pupils in WV up by 19.15%

There are 55,250 malnourished schoolchildren in Western Visayas (WV) this school year, up by 19.15 percent from the previous school year. Eden D. Deriada, Department of Education (DepED)Region VI Resource Mobilization Special Program chief said the biggest number of malnourished school was recorded in Negros Occidental, with 27,563. The Province of Iloilo came in second, […]

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Who’s to blame for floods?

The flurry of finger-pointing took place after the heavy rains intensified by Typhoon “Florita” (international name: Neoguri) flooded the streets, schools, communities and houses in many areas around the city of Iloilo last week. The Iloilo City Government claimed that the flooding was caused by the ongoing construction of drainage systems, road-widening and reblocking projects […]

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