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Iloilo River’s water quality not improving

Iloilo River’s water quality not improving

The level of water pollution in Iloilo River remains high, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) – Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) Region VI. Based on the second quarter results of the biochemical oxygen (BOD) demand monitoring conducted by the EMB-6, Iloilo River remains way below the standard. Iloilo River’s water pollution […]

More windmills to rise in Guimaras

The private investor of windmill project in Guimaras Island is eyeing to construct more units in the neighboring towns of Sibunag and Nueva Valencia to complete its 54 target units by next year. Guimaras Governor  Samuel Gumarin said Trans-Asia Renewable Energy Corp. (TAREC) through its contractor Sta. Clara Corp. will start the second phase of […]

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WV strengthens Singapore, Malaysia tourist markets

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI reported an increase in Singaporean and Malaysian tourist arrivals two months after the delegation from the region embarked on the first-ever WV Tourism Business Mission in Singapore and Malaysia. WV, in a partial report (all contributed by Boracay Island), recorded a total of 2,273 Singaporean arrivals in August-September, […]

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The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Region VI is targeting to cover a total of 36,920 indigent senior citizens in Western Visayas for the social pension program before this year ends. Broken down, the province of Aklan has 4,824, followed by Antique, 4,554; Capiz, 5,100; Guimaras, 1,430; Iloilo, 12,915; and Negros Occidental, 8,097. […]

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WWF presents ‘Rain or Shine’ Transportation Routes for Iloilo

Is Iloilo City prepared to deal with floods on the scale of Typhoon Frank? Not yet – but a new study might help make it so. Recognizing how more powerful storms can cripple infrastructure by rendering roads impassable, the Philippine arm of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) partnered with the Iloilo city government […]

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VPY 2015 to showcase  regional destinations

Lawyer Helen Catalbas, regional director of Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI said that “Visit Philippines Year 2015 (VPY) will open an array of opportunities for the regional destinations “The next year’s event in the country will showcase to the world what these regions have given for –attractions, facilities, culture and so on,” said Catalbas […]

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Each Ilonggo family spends P77 a day on electricity

Every household in Iloilo City spends an average of P77.66 a day or P2,330 a month on electrical consumption, according to the Panay Electric Company (Peco). Peco Vice President Randy Pastolero said the monthly consumption of a typical residential consumer in the city is at 200 kilowatt-hour (kWh). Iloilo City, according to Pastolero, has a total of […]

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Iloilo’s crime solution efficiency falls by 21%

Police performance in solving crime cases in the province of Iloilo went down by 21.56  percent,  according to the data released by the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region VI. Iloilo’s crime solution efficiency decreased from 19.2 percent in the second quarter of 2013 to 15.10 percent in the same period this year. In terms of […]

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List of DTI-certified  Xmas light brands released

Planning to buy Christmas lights this yuletide season? The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region VI released the list of certified brands that you can purchase in the market to avoid untoward incidents. Included in the list are AKARI, DSL LED, SUPER BRIGHT, GOLDEN SEASON, ET/GHC/LUCKY STAR, BIGLITE, LANDLITE, SEVEN STAR, GOLDCREST, JF, FUJI […]

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SUCs to get P43-B budget in 2015

The country’s State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in 2015 will receive a total of P43.3 billion from the national budget, higher by P5.2 billion compared to this year with P38 billion. Secretary of Budget and Management Florencio “Butch” Abad said the increase showed that there is no budget cut for the SUCs in the proposed […]

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