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SRP list on school supplies out

SRP list on school supplies out

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI-6) has already distributed Suggested Retail Price (SRP) posters in major outlets here to guide consumers when buying school supplies for their children. DTI-6 Trade Development Division Chief Judith Degala said consumers may look for these posters and refer for the prices if retailers are complying with the SRP. […]

NFA: WV has enough rice supply

The supply of rice in Western Visayas (WV) is stable, according to the National Food Authority (NFA). “The region has enough supply of rice for the lean months from July to September,” NFA Administrator Senen Renan Dalisay said. To ensure this, Dalisay said, NFA has been inspecting markets in the region. He emphasized that WV […]

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Iloilo gets almost P1 billion emergency assistance

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas (WV) has released almost a billion pesos worth of emergency shelter assistance (ESA) for the province of Iloilo. Out of the P2.498 billion disbursed by the DSWD-6, the lead implementing agency of the ESA program, the province received a total of P989.8 million as […]

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OFWs have right to keep their passports, says DFA

Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) have the right to keep their Philippine passports, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). “The Philippine passport is considered to be the property of the Republic of the Philippines and only the bearer has the right to keep it in his custody,” the DFA said in a press release. […]

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Kabataan Partylist-Panay slams K-12

Kabataan Partylist-Panay believes that the implementation of the K-12 program “will bring no benefit” to students, parents, teachers and workers. Charmane Chin, Kabataan Partylist coordinator, said K-12 will further privatize and commercialize education making the students and their parents bear the high costs of education and annual increases in tuition and other school fees. Chin […]

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Iloilo holds 1st Water Summit

Ninety representatives of community-based small water service providers (CBWSP) will gather in the province of Iloilo for two days to look for long-term solutions to perennial problem of the province – lack of reliable water supply. The 1St Iloilo Water Summit, which opened today, May 26, in Eon Centennial Hotel, revolved on the theme “Tubig Kabuhi, […]

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Capitol hauls illegal fishers in court

The provincial government of Iloilo, through the Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force, has filed charges against seven fishermen who were caught practicing the Danish seine fishing. The use of the active gear in Philippine waters has been forbidden by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in 2013 through the Fisheries Administrative Order 246. […]

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Does height matter? Yes, says FNRI

In some countries like the Philippines, shortness in height doesn’t really matter. The Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) said Filipinos should care about their height. The latest National Nutrition Survey (NNS) results showed that three in every 10 (34.7 percent) adolescents, 11-19 years old, in Western Visayas (WV) are stunted or short for their […]

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Visayas power up until 2018 only

Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla revealed that power supply sufficiency in Visayas may be until 2018 only. This is based on a committed power at this time in Visayas region wherein power plant mobilizations and construction are already ongoing, according to Petilla. “There is only 70 megawatts (MW) power excess in Visayas and we still have a […]

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Iloilo City all-out in combating HIV/AIDS

The city government here is serious in its efforts in fighting the spread the HIV and AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome) amid reports of increasing number of cases in the city. In his message during the 2015 AIDS Candlelight Memorial held May 17, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said that there […]

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