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Light of Peace 2015 is San Enrique

Light of Peace 2015 is San Enrique

This year’s Light of Peace will be held in the town of San Enrique on August 29. Organized by Thailand-based The Middle Way Meditation Institute (MMI), the event aims to light 10 to 15 thousand candles for the attainment of peace for our nation and the world. On Thursday,June 25, MMI Director Burin Thitakusalo signed […]

Unemployment rate in WV on downward trend

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-6) said unemployment rate in Western Visayas (WV) is on a downward trend. Data released by DOLE-6 showed that the number of jobless persons in the region went down to 6 percent in April 2015 from 7 percent in 2014 and 8 percent in 2013. Amalia Judicpa of DOLE-6 […]

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Traffic lights in Iloilo City allegedly overpriced

Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava called for an investigation into the alleged overpriced traffic lights in Iloilo City. Nava, committee on transportation chairman, said the investigation aims ensure transparency and accountability in this project. The City Government spent a total of P29 million for seven sets of traffic lights, which are installed around the city. […]

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DBM releases fund to  build 1000 classrooms in WV

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released a budget for the construction and rehabilitation of almost a thousand classrooms in Western Visayas (WV) this year. Of 22,325 classrooms nationwide determined by Department of Education (DepEd), a total of 908 classrooms will be constructed and rehabilitated in the region in preparation of the implementation of […]

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WV needs firefighters

The Bureau of Fire Protection 6 (BFP 6) started accepting applications on June 22 this year for Fire Officer I applicants to fill up its fifty three vacancies. For those who are interested to apply, the qualifications are the following: A citizen of the Republic of the Philippines Of good moral character Must pass the […]

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Netizens report floods in Iloilo City

Photos of rising water in several parts of Iloilo City made the rounds on Facebook, a social networking site. Ilonggo netizens posted photos of the situation in their areas after heavy rains poured over the city Wednesday afternoon, June 24. The heavy rains that lasted for almost an hour caused flooding and heavy traffic in […]

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Bill against sex and gender discrimination approved

The Committee on Women and Gender Equality in the House of Representatives approved the bill that aims to eliminate discriminatory practices based on sex, sexual orientation or gender identity by proscribing and penalizing discriminatory practices. “It is a basic right of every person, whether they are bisexual, homosexual, or heterosexual, to be free from any form […]

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Iloilo gets P4.4 M from int’l shipping company

The Iloilo Provincial Government received some P4.4-million donation from an Italy-based shipping company for the fishery sector of the northern part of the province. The amount donated by Societa d’Amico Di Navigazione  will be spent for the procurement of two Patrol Boats cum Sea Ambulance (P3.3 million), rubber boats (P600 thousand)  as well as medical and […]

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FDA warns public against Sehat Badan

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), an attached agency of the Department of Health (DOH), once again warned the public against buying and taking an Indonesian coffee called Sehat Badan.  Sehat Badan was included in a list of 51 products recalled by BPOM, a food and drug monitoring agency in Indonesia. BPOM said these products contain chemicals […]

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De Asis sustains fight against DoubleDragon, City Gov’t

“There is no turning back” These are the fearless words of Guimaras Vice-Governor Vicente de Asis in an interview with Iloilo Metropolitan Times regarding the legal move he made against DoubleDragon Properties Corp. and the Iloilo City Government. De Asis and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP)-Guimaras Chapter filed a civil case before the […]

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