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Tigerair adds new WV destination to network

Tigerair adds new WV destination to network

The increased number of flights bound for Western Visayas (WV) is an indication that the region is a must-experience tourism destination in the country, according to lawyer Helen Catalbas, regional director of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI. Cebu Pacific’s Tigerair Philippines recently launched direct flights from Manila to Roxas and vice versa. Tigerair […]

2015 Iloilo Dinagyang launched

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) officially launched the 47th Iloilo Dinagyang Festival celebration to be held from January 23 to 25, 2015 with the theme, “Sum it up to the Top!” The launching was followed by the signing of memorandum of agreement (MOA) led by the Iloilo City government through Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog […]

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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 demand (BOD) monitoring conducted by the EMB-6, Iloilo River remains way below the standard. Iloilo River’s water pollution […]

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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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Child Poverty in PH on the rise

The number of children living in poverty in the Philippines continues to climb despite the country’s recent economic gains. According to a study titled “Child Poverty in the Philippines” by state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), there were already about 13.4 million Filipino children living in poverty in 2009. “This number represents […]

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Iloilo City wins Livable Cities Design Challenge PH

Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog received the plaque and thanked organizers after Iloilo City won the Livable Cities Design Challenge APEC Meeting Venue Category during the awarding ceremonies at Philippine International Convention Center in Manila on October 15. Iloilo bested Cebu and Legazpi, Albay in the design challenge. The city is set to host two APEC meetings in October 2015. The recognition is another […]

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST-VI) gears up for the 2014 Junior Level Science Scholarships (JLSS) Examination slated on October 18, 2014. At present, DOST VI has a total of 172 applicants all over Western Visayas.  The distribution on the number of examinees per province are as follows: Aklan – 4, Antique – 2, […]

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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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