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Iloilo City poised to become global

Iloilo City poised to become global

The hosting of the Asia Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) ministerial meetings in 2015 will make Iloilo City a global city, according to National Competitiveness Council (NCC) Private Sector Co-Chairman Guillermo Luz. In a press statement, Luz said that hosting the APEC meetings will give opportunities for infrastructure and investments in the city to grow. Nevertheless, Luz […]

Reducing poverty still top priority, says NEDA

Poverty reduction will remain a top priority of Aquino administration until 2016, according to National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Director-General Arsenio Balisacan. Balisacan said the government will address poverty in the country through “massive generation of quality employment.” Based on the third quarter result of the Social Weather Station (SWS) survey, the number of […]

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DOH-6 heightens preparations against Ebola virus

“Channel this fear as a defense mechanism.” These were the words of epidemiologist Dr. Jessie Glen Alonsabe of the Department of Health (DOH) Region VI during a press conference for the dissemination of information campaign and health advisory on the dreaded Ebola virus. He said when one is infected, the mortality rate will go around […]

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NCDA, DOT promote accessible tourism for PWDs

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) has partnered with the Department of Tourism (DOT) to teach frontliners of hotels and other tourism-related industries on how to deal with customers with disabilities. “We are partnering with the NCDA, because it’s also the advocacy of the DOT to make the tourism stakeholders aware of the people […]

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DTI explains gift certificates policy

As a general rule, even it is not legal tender like real money, gift certificates (GCs) bought from stores or retailers should not have expiration dates, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). “Examples are GCs from department stores such as SM, Robinsons’, Rustans’ and Landmark are considered as good as cash though […]

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12-hour brownout hits Boracay

Boracay Island and other parts of the province of Aklan are experiencing brown out today, November 19, due to the scheduled shutdown of the 69-kilovolt Nabas-Avon-Caticlan lines. The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said the power outage will last for 12 hours (from 5 am to 5pm). The power shutdown, according NGCP, intends to […]

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Mejorada declared ‘persona non grata’ in Iloilo City

The Iloilo City Council on Tuesday, November 18, passed a resolution declaring former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada “persona non grata” for calling Iloilo City “a bird’s nest of corruption”. Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo, who drafted the resolution, said the decision of the city council intends to show displeasure against Mejorada’s statement. “Calling Iloilo City as […]

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Iloilo City gears up for 2015 Paraw Regatta Festival

The Iloilo City Government is set to ink a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation, Inc. (IPRFI) for the holding of the 43rd Paraw Regatta Festival next year in Iloilo City. Lawyer Helen J. Catalbas, regional director of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI, said more tourists are expected to […]

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80% of children shows in PH contain violent acts

Anak TV Foundation highlighted the effects of excessive television viewing among children during the No Blackboard Academy seminar held at the West Visayas State University (WVSU) Cultural Center, Iloilo City recently. “While television can be a helpful tool, it can also be a harmful appliance,” said Anak TV Foundation Secretary General Mag Hatol. Each Filipino […]

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DTI-6 enlightens consumers about “No Return, No Exchange” policy

Consumers are entitled to either an exchange or refund, as long as there is a defect in the quality of goods or imperfection in the service, according to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region VI. “Consumers today have misconception that they do not have the right to return shoddy or defective goods or […]

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