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Nava mulls banning gambling, liquor at public plazas

Nava mulls banning gambling, liquor at public plazas

Councilor Plaridel Nava is planning to file an ordinance that will ban all forms of gambling, including peryahans, at public plazas in Iloilo City especially during fiestas. According to Nava only religious and cultural activities should be allowed at plazas. The councilor observed that plazas are being used to generate income during fiestas. Nava also […]

Police target 7 criminals groups in Iloilo province

Police are now focusing their efforts on neutralizing seven criminal groups operating in the province of Iloilo. Police Senior Inspector Rolando Araño, Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) spokesperson, refused to name these criminal groups but disclosed that they are based in the 5th, 4th, and 3rd districts of the province. According to him, four are […]

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Councilor Jeffrey Ganzon vehemently denied responsibility for the spread of false information about Iloilo City. In an official statement, Ganzon said he has nothing to gain by destroying the reputation of the city. He stressed that he could not afford to put down the city “where I and my siblings were born, grew up, raised […]

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Mabilog still hopeful to clear his name

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is still hopeful that he will be given the opportunity to clear his name against allegations that he is involved in illegal drugs, according to spokesperson Atty. Mark Piad. Piad, in an interview with Iloilo Metropolitan Times, said the beleaguered mayor deserves a chance to defend himself. Mabilog has […]

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‘Konsiyerto para sa Turismo’ in Bacolod a success

The show must go on! Despite heavy rains, people trooped to the New Government Center in Bacolod City to watch Konsiyerto para sa Turismo VI, a musical event featuring Western Visayas artists. Rap groups, Ilonggo Down South, Eunoia, and Tumandok Crew, entertained Bacoleños with their fun and lively performances on October 14. Dance groups, 2Live […]

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Espinosa assumes all executive powers

Acting Iloilo City Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III on Wednesday said he is now assuming all executive powers. “Ang akon lang ya, I am assuming the powers of the mayor because the provisions of the Local Government Code (LGC) say so,” Espinosa explained. Under the LGC, a designated officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Mayor’s Office or […]

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Iloilo airport remains best in PH, ranks 12th in Asia

The Iloilo International Airport maintained its ranking in the list of best airports in Asia. Based on the survey conducted by travel website The Guide to Sleeping in Airports, the airport in the town of Cabatuan remained in the 12th spot this year among Asia’s 25 best airports. The Mactan–Cebu International Airport in Cebu took […]

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Implementation of curfew ordinance for minors in Iloilo City intensified

The intensified implementation of the curfew ordinance in Iloilo City resulted in the apprehension of more minors. The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), in a report by radio station RMN-Iloilo, said a total of 71 minors were apprehended in simultaneous operations on Tuesday night, Oct. 17. The simultaneous operations were conducted by the City Government’s […]

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CAAP reopens Iloilo airport

The Iloilo International Airport resumed normal operations on Monday afternoon, Oct. 16. The reopening of the airport in Cabatuan town at 2 p.m. was permitted by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) after the damaged plane was removed from the runway. Cebu Pacific’s plane from Manila overshot the runway on Friday night, Oct. […]

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Operations at Iloilo airport expected to resume today

The Iloilo International Airport is expected to reopen on Monday, October 16. Cebu Pacific Airline, in its latest advisory, said its plane was already removed from the runway of the airport. “Cebu Pacific continues to work with experts from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) and the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA), along […]

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