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‘All systems go for Dinagyang 2017’

‘All systems go for Dinagyang 2017’

It’s all systems go for the two-day highlights of the Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City on Jan 21-22, according to the Tourism and Development Office. The Kasadyahan Regional Cultural Competition is set on Jan. 21, while the Ati Tribe Competition is scheduled on Jan. 22. Junel Ann Divinagracia, city tourism officer, said Senator Franklin Drilon, […]

Pagasa advises Dinagyang revelers: Bring umbrellas

Are you planning to join the celebration of the Dinagyang Festival this weekend? Don’t forget to bring your umbrellas and jackets as parts of Visayas and Mindanao are expected to experience light to moderate rains. According to the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), rainy weather may persist until Monday, […]

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Medical lab scientist crowned Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2017

The new queen has been crowned! Jekkah May Prudente won the title of Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2017. She bested nine other ladies competing for the crown during the coronation night held at the University of San Agustin Gymnasium on Wednesday night, Jan 18. Prudente also bagged the Best in Interview award. The 22-year-old medical laboratory […]

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14 Iloilo towns seek drug-free status

The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) said 14 towns in the province are seeking a drug-free status. The towns of Leon, Bingawan, Mina, Lambunao, Tubungan, Alimodian, Balasan, Lemery, Zarraga, Duenas, San Dionisio, San Rafael, Maasin and Calinog want to be declared free of illegal drugs. IPPO spokesperson Chief Inspector Aron Palomo said that these towns […]

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Defensor to attend meeting with President Duterte

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. said it will attend a meeting in Malacañang to Thursday, Jan. 19. President Rodrigo Duterte will lead the meeting arranged by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). Defensor expects that the President will talk about his campaign against illegal drugs. DILG-6 Director Anthony Nuyda said Governors Florencio Miraflores […]

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Signal jammers less likely to be installed during Dinagyang

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) said that is less likely to set up signal jammers during the celebration of the Dinagyang Festival. ICPO spokesperson  Senior Inspector Shella Mae Sangrines, in a radio interview, said that the activation of signal jammers is not part of the security measures for the festival, which is expected to […]

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Body to look into establishment of transport system in Iloilo City formed

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog signed an executive order (EO) creating a technical working group (TWG) that will look into the establishment of an Intelligent Transport System (ITS) in Iloilo City. The setting up of ITS is one of the solutions being pushed by the City Government to address the traffic woes that have long been […]

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BFP: 15 Iloilo towns have no fire stations

Fifteen towns in the province of Iloilo still have no fire stations up to now, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP). Provincial Fire Marshal Superintendent Jose Filomeno Salolog told local government units (LGUs) to look for vacant lots for the construction of their fire stations. “After identifying the sites, they (LGUs) can send […]

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DSWD-6 allots P2.3B for Social Pension Program this year

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD-6) allotted P2.3 billion for its Social Pension Program this year. The amount covers a total of 394, 256 senior citizens in Western Visayas. According to DSWD-6 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala, the target number of beneficiaries this year is five times higher compared to 2016’s  78, 706. “This […]

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WV population seen to balloon this year

The Commission on Population (POPCOM-6) is expecting the population of Western Visayas to balloon by about 36 thousand this year. “Given the population growth rate (PGR) of 1.14, the region will have a projected population of 7,573, 262 by the end of the year,” said POPCOM-6. WV, according to the agency, is one of the […]

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