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200 books up for distribution

200 books up for distribution

Iloilo Metropolitan Times has reached the quota on the number of books. The company would like to thank everyone who donated. Individuals may still yet drop off books until August 26. The event’s project-in-charge said that she is delighted to see people contributing to the welfare of Chameleon Association Inc communities. Chameleon’s community development program […]

Iloilo fears severe flooding

The Iloilo City Government is worried because almost 80 percent of the total residents and establishments in the city are extracting water from the ground that could lead to higher floods. City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said most residents and establishments were forced to extract water from the ground due to the failure of Metro […]

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Defensor to deliver  his SOPA in high spirit

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. is scheduled to deliver his State of the Province Address (SOPA) on August 26, Tuesday. Defensor said that his speech will highlight the accomplishments of his administration for the past years and what they intend to do in the remaining years. “The provincial government will continue to move forward and hit […]

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City gets three new BPOs

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Region VI disclosed that there are three new business process outsourcing (BPO) companies will invest in Iloilo City. DTI-6 OIC Regional Director Wilhelm Malones said San Miguel Corporation serving its sister companies and will open 500 seats for call center agents; StarTech will offer 1,500 seats; and West […]

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NHCP allots P92-M for restoration projects in Iloilo

A total of P92 million has been allotted by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) for the restoration and rehabilitation of several heritage sites in the province of Iloilo. The NHCP will release P9 million additional funds for the restoration of the historic church and convent of Sta. Barbara, P3 million for the […]

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Iloilo wasting 400,000kg  of food a month

Ilonggos are wasting thousands of kilograms of food every month. The Food and Nutrition Research Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (FNRI-DOST) said that the estimated food wastage in the Philippines is 3.29 kg each person every year. With a population of 1.8 million, the province of Iloilo is accounted for an estimated […]

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IMT still accepting books

Iloilo Metropolitan Times would like to thank those who have handed books but yet issued a continuous plea to donate more books now up to August 26. The company plans to collect at least 200 new or gently-used storybooks. This is to benefit the children of Chameleon Association Inc. Founded in 1997 by French national […]

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WV ports, airports  on high alert for Ebola

The Department of Health (DOH) Region VI had intensified their monitoring of all incoming passengers at the airports and seaports in Western Visayas. Although there has been no case of Ebola virus in the country, the health department in the region remained on high alert against the deadly virus, Dr. Marlyn Convocar, Regional Director of […]

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Filing a case against  MIWD among options of CLO

Filing a case against Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) for dereliction of duty is among the four options rolled out by the City Legal Office (CLO) to solve the water problems in Iloilo City. City Legal Officer Dan Dinopol said the city’s sole water distributor has failed to perform its mandate on water distribution. Once […]

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“More jobs to solve poverty”

More job opportunities would reduce poverty and lead the country into a sustainable manner. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) , in a press release, said that better domestic job opportunities would reduce poverty, thereby curtailing outward migration and the accompanying social hardships and sustained remittance inflows that can complicate macroeconomic management in the absence of […]

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