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Market vendors react to plastic ban ordinance in Iloilo City

Market vendors react to plastic ban ordinance in Iloilo City

The plastic ban ordinance, which is set to take effect on July 1 in Iloilo City, drew varied reactions from market vendors. Susan Borromeo, a fish vendor at the Iloilo Terminal Market, expressed worry about the effect of the ordinance on their daily sales. “Mas mahal ang non-biodegradable plastic bags. Sa una, mabudlayan gid kami sini,” […]

LTFRB-6 reiterates: No phaseout of old jeepneys

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB-6) reiterated that there will be no phaseout of old jeepneys. LTFRB-6 Director Richard Osmeña, in an interview with Iloilo Metropolitan Times, said the Omnibus Franchising Guidelines (OFG), a major component of the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) modernization program does not impose the phaseout of all public utility […]

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UPSA concert in Iloilo jam-packed

Ilonggos filled the 1000-seater University of the Philippines (UP) Visayas Auditorium in Iloilo City on June 25 for the concert of the UP Singing Ambassadors (UPSA). The jam-packed concert, dubbed Ilig sang Ambahanon, was produced by Metropolitan Global PH Communications, the publisher of Iloilo Metropolitan Times, Western Visayas’ only business and tourism weekly, in cooperation […]

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New IPPO director warns rogue cops

The new director of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) warned policemen not to get involved in illegal drugs and other illegal activities. Newly-installed IPPO Director Senior Superintendent Marlon Tayaba said he will not tolerate rogue policemen in the province. “There will be no cover-up in the investigation of all cases against cops,” he assured. […]

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Iloilo City tourism not affected by red alert status declaration

There were no reported cancellations of trips to Iloilo City since the latter was placed under red alert status, according to the City Tourism and Development Office (CTDO). This meant that tourists remained confident that the city is a safe destination, said Junel Ann Divinagracia, CTDO head. Activities and conventions in the city will also […]

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PNP chief tells police to ‘fight till death’, urges public to cooperate

National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa told police to “fight till death” when members of the New People’s Army (NPA) attack their respective stations. “Kapag may nag-attack, they (police) should fight kahit kulang pa sila. Once you take oath as police officer, you must be ready to die anytime,” Dela Rosa said […]

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Bato ‘very disappointed’ over NPA attack in Iloilo

“I was very disappointed.” These were the words of Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa when sought for his reaction on the attack of the New People’s Army (NPA) on the police station of Maasin town, Iloilo. “Siyam sila na tao (police officers on duty) dito (police station) wala man lang […]

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Iloilo City fire incidents down in Jan.-May

The number of fire incidents occurred in Iloilo City dropped in the first five months of 2017 compared to the same period last year. The Office of the City Fire Marshal recorded a total of 245 fire incidents in the January to May period, lower than 2016’s 355. The total cost of damage also decreased […]

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Manguiat to lead UPSA concert in Iloilo City

Internationally acclaimed musical director and conductor Dr. Edgardo Lumbera Manguiat will lead the concert of the University of the Philippines Singing Ambassadors (UPSA) in Iloilo City on Sunday, June 25. Manguiat is the founder of UPSA, which is now one of the foremost choral groups in the Philippines. He won the Dirigentenpreis (Conductor’s Award) at […]

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Accommodation establishments in Iloilo City urged to undertake maximum security measures

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog urged all accommodation establishments in Iloilo city to undertake maximum security measures. Operators and personnel of accommodation establishments should also be alert and vigilant to counter possible terror attacks, according to Mabilog. The mayor has asked the City Council to come up with an ordinance mandating all boarding houses, pension houses, […]

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