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BOC to implement ‘no noon break policy’ starting Sept.

BOC to implement ‘no noon break policy’ starting Sept.

To avoid port congestion this Christmas season, the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is set to implement its “no noon break policy” in all ports and subports in the country starting this month. Customs Commissioner Alberto Lina said operation in all ports will start from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday. “There will […]

PECO preparing for El Niño; 9% growth in power demand seen

In terms of power supply, Iloilo City’s sole power distributor is now taking necessary steps to weather the El Niño Phenomenon. “We are preparing to keep the power situation stable in the city,” engineer Randy Pastolero, vice president for operations and general manager of Panay Electric Co. (PECO) said in a media interview. According to […]

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ICTO to launch ‘Digital Certificate’ in Iloilo

The Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO), an attached agency of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), will soon introduce a device that checks the authenticity of signatures affixed in documents. Frederick D. Amores, ICTO director for Visayas Cluster 1, said they are planning to launch the “Digital Certificate” project in Iloilo before the […]

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231 BuB projects in WV to start soon

Local government units from the different provinces in Western Visayas were already given go-signal to proceed with the implementation of some 231 projects that will bolster agricultural productivity and livelihood of farmers. The projects worth P313, 638, 739.00 are covered by the Bottom-up Budgeting program of the Department of Agriculture (DA-6) for 2015. Dr. Joyce […]

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MIWD assures ‘sufficient’ water supply during APEC meetings in Iloilo City

Iloilo City’s sole water distributor Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) on Tuesday, September 1, said there is nothing to worry about in terms of water supply during meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) 2015 in the city. Dr. Teodoro Robles, MIWD chairman of the board, assured that hotels and the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC), […]

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DSWD to ‘retrieve’ money from unqualified ESA beneficiaries

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas will “retrieve” the cash assistance given to “undeserving” beneficiaries of the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA). “Currently, we are revalidating the names in the lists of ESA beneficiaries submitted to our office,” May Castillo, information officer of DSWD-6, said. According to Castillo, they have personnel […]

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Shelter aid for Yolanda victims in WV fully released: DSWD-6

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-6) on Tuesday, September 1, said it has “fully” released the Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) for Typhoon Yolanda-affected families in Western Visayas. According to Ma. Evelyn B. Macapobre, regional director of DSWD-6, they have already provided P6.8-billion shelter aid for 391,967 families whose houses were partially (P10,000) and […]

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Iloilo bags 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance, gets P7 million

The province of Iloilo is among the recipients of the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) first-ever Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award this year. Only Iloilo, Negros Occidental and Aklan from Western Visayas will receive the sought-after award for performing local government units in the Philippines. These provinces passed the following assessment […]

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BOC-6 assures safety, security of balikbayan boxes

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Western Visayas guaranteed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from the region that their balikbayan boxes will not be opened during inspections. Jose Naig of BOC-6 said they will no longer randomly open balikbayan boxes. According to him, Balikbayan boxes will instead undergo x-ray and K-9 examination and will only be opened if suspicious items […]

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DOT-6 to promote ‘unpopular’ tourist destinations through films

Aside from its famous destinations, Western Visayas (WV) has more to offer to tourists, according to Department of Tourism (DOT-6) Regional Director Helen J. Catalbas “The region has always been known for its beautiful culture and spots like Boracay, Miagao Church and Guimaras Island,” Catalbas said in a press conference. “But there is more to […]

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