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MGB identifies flood-prone areas in Iloilo

MGB identifies flood-prone areas in Iloilo

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB-6) released a list of flood-prone areas in the province of Iloilo. Based on the list, the towns of Dumangas, Oton, Guimbal, Zarraga, Banate, Leganes, Pavia, San Rafael, Tigbauan, Carles, Ajuy, San Enrique and Estancia are vulnerable to flooding. Iloilo City, according to the MGB-6, is also susceptible to floods. […]

325 barangays in Iloilo prone to landslide; 10 towns at high risk

A total of 325 barangays in the province of Iloilo are prone to landslides, especially during heavy rains, according to the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Seventy-three of these barangays are in the mountainous town of Leon. Other landslide-prone barangays are in the towns of San […]

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Iloilo posts highest dengue cases in WV

The province of Iloilo posted the highest dengue cases in Western Visayas, data from the Department of Health (DOH-6) showed. There were 1,035 reported cases of dengue with three deaths in the province from January to June 11 this year. The figure was 196 percent higher compared to 350 cases in the same period last […]

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57 out of 1,096 drug personalities in WV neutralized

Fifty-seven out of 1,096 drug personalities in the Western Visayas were neutralized, according the Police Regional Office (PRO-6). The apprehension of these drug personalities was the result of the 186 anti-drug operations conducted from May 18 to June 17. Four of them were in the regional watchlist of top 20 drug personalities, five from the […]

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Guimaras files petition vs Iloilo City gov’t, DoubleDragon’s GIFT project

The Guimaras Provincial Government filed a petition asking the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 65 to stop the opening of the P135- million Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT) project. Governor Samuel Gumarin, Vice Governor-elect John Edward Gando and lawyers of the province’s Legal Office filed the petition for “declaratory relief with prayer of issuance of ex […]

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DOH records 39 new HIV cases in WV

The Department of Health (DOH-6) recorded 39 new cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in Western Visayas in March this year. Of the cases, five progressed into full-blown acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and 34 are asymptomatic, data from the DOH-6 Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance showed. Thirty-seven of the victims are males and two are […]

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FIC poised to become WV’s food hub

The Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST-6) Food Innovation Center (FIC) is poised to become the leading food hub in Western Visayas. The FIC, which is now operational, primarily aims to “to provide innovative technologies and relevant support services to strengthen the region’s food industry.” It serves as one-stop-shops “addressing various technology-related concerns of the […]

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DepEd-6 hopes for successful senior high school implementation

The Department of Education (DepEd-6) is positive that the implementation of senior high school (SHS) will be successful. SHS, which covers the last two years of the K to 12 (Kindergarten to Grade 12) program, kicked off on June 13, official start of classes this year. Graduates of junior high school (Grades 7 to 10) […]

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Nearly 400 boarding houses in Iloilo City ‘unsafe’, lack permits

Nearly 400 boarding houses in Iloilo City are “unsafe”, according to the Boarding House Commission (BHR). Of the 1,211 boarding houses inspected in the city as of June 10, 812 secured business permits and 399 are illegally operating. Ben Palma of BHC said these boarding houses without permits may face closure. According to him, they […]

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Police target ‘zero drug personalities’ in WV by end-2016

The Police Regional Office (PRO-6) is confident to achieve its target of “zero drug personalities” in Western Visayas by the end of 2016. Chief Superintendent Bernardo Diaz, PRO-6 director, said they have been exerting maximum efforts to stop the proliferation of illegal drugs in the region. Solving the illegal drug problem within six months is […]

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