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Iloilo’s P3.1-B budget for 2017 approved

Iloilo’s P3.1-B budget for 2017 approved

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Iloilo has unanimously approved the P3.1-billion budget of the Provincial Government for 2017. Fifth District Board Member Nielo C. Tupas, chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, said P2.371 billion of the budget is allocated for the General Fund and P748.24 million for the Local Economic Enterprise (LEE). The budget for 2017 […]

Backpacks, canned drinks prohibited during big events in Iloilo City

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has adopted an ordinance that bans backpacks and beverages in cans and glass bottles during festivals and big events in Iloilo City. The ordinance, presented by Councilor Jeffrey Ganzon during their regular session on Tuesday, November 6, aims to ensure the safety of tourists and locals. Ganzon is the chairman of the […]

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‘Konsiyerto para sa Turismo’ set in Guimaras today

All roads lead to the town of Buenavista in the island-province of Guimaras today for the Konsiyerto para sa Turismo. For the second time this year, the Department of Tourism (DOT-6), in partnership with Iloilo Metropolitan Times, will hold the concert at the town’s covered gym from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The concert aims […]

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PRO-6: 83 barangays in WV cleared of illegal drugs

The number of barangays in Western Visayas affected by illegal drugs decreased, according to the Police Regional Office (PRO-6). Of the 1,973 drug-affected barangays, 83 have been cleared as of November 30 this year, data from the PRO-6 showed. These 83 barangays are in the provinces of Aklan (58), Capiz (23) and Guimaras (2). PRO-6 […]

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Island in Iloilo among world’s most beautiful places

A small island in the town of Carles, Iloilo bagged a spot in the “definitive list of the 20 most beautiful places in the world” featured in Forbes magazine. Cabugao Gamay, which is part of Islas de Gigantes, a set of islands, ranked 14th in the list. The places that made it to the list […]

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DSWD still undecided on whether to give cash or rice to 4Ps beneficiaries

The proposal to give 20 kilograms of rice to beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is still under deliberation, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-6). Beverly Salazar of the DSWD-6 said the distribution of rice from the National Food Authority (NFA) is expected to start next year. It will […]

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Over 400 minors among drug surrenderers in WV

Hundreds of minors in Western Visayas are involved in illegal drugs, the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-6) said. Katherine Joy Lamprea of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council (JJWC), in a year-end forum organized by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-6), disclosed that out of more than 17 thousand drug surrenderers […]

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Scrapping of ‘no permit, no exam’ policy in schools pushed

Senator Bam Aquino wants the “no permit, no exam” policy in schools to be declared “illegal.” Aquino, who is also the chairman of the Committee on Education, said educational institutions should not prevent students from taking examinations due to unpaid tuition and other fees. The senator filed Senate Bill No. 1235 seeking to prohibit schools […]

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Nava withdraws ordinance prohibiting riding-in-tandem in Iloilo City

Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava withdrew his ordinance that seeks to prohibit motorcyclists riding in tandem. According to Nava, he decided to withdraw the proposed ordinance after he received several complaints from different motorcycle groups. In his letter addressed to Councilor Jeffrey Ganzon, chairman of the Committee on Police, Fire, Penology and Public Safety, Order […]

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Iloilo City Council OKs P2.08-B budget for 2017

The Sangguniang Panlungsod on Tuesday approved the City Government’s Executive Annual Budget for 2017. Next year’s budget amounted to P2,089,960,758, lower than the current year’s  P2,171,246,249. Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo, chairman of the Committee on Appropriation, said the 2016 budget was higher due to the P360-million bank loan for the construction of classrooms for the senior […]

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