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DepEd: Field trips are not mandatory

DepEd: Field trips are not mandatory

The Department of Education (DepEd) has reminded parents, school officials and personnel that while educational field trips are meant to supplement classroom learning, joining them is not mandatory. The department issued the reminder Wednesday following the recent bus accident in Tanay, Rizal that claimed the lives of 15 people. The students of Bestlink College were […]

BFAR opens Visayan Sea for fishing

Fishermen are now allowed to catch fish in the Visayan Sea. This after the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) lifted the three-month fishing ban, which took effect on November 15 last year through Fisheries Administrative Order (FAO) 167-3. BFAR-6 Director Remia Aparri is expecting an increase in fish production after the declaration of […]

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Ilongga appointed as new youth commissioner

An Ilongga youth advocate was appointed as commissioner of the National Youth Commission (NYC). President Rodrigo Duterte chose Rhea Peñaflor, 37, to serve as NYC commissioner representing the Visayas. Peñaflor replaced JP Peñol who left the post seven months ago. The new commissioner is a resident of Mandurriao district in Iloilo City. She graduated Cum […]

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San Enrique mayor faces charges for not remitting GSIS, Pag-IBIG contributions

San Enrique Mayor Rosario Mediatrix “Trixie” Fernandez is facing charges at the Sandiganbayan over alleged failure to remit on time a total of P5.96 million worth of premiums of municipal employees to the state-run pension agencies. The Office of the Ombudsman said Fernandez and Imelda Celebrar, municipal treasurer, were found liable for 16 counts of […]

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Restored Jaro town hall declared Important Cultural Property

The newly-restored old municipal building of Jaro in Iloilo City has been declared as Important Cultural Property (ICP). Jeremy Barns of the National Museum of the Philippines made the declaration on February 19. The structure, which was built by Filipino architect Juan Arellano in 1934, “is an exceptional example of the Art Deco Style in […]

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‘Inasal Country’ eyed in Iloilo City

An “Inasal Country” may soon rise in Iloilo City. Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is planning to turn Valeria Street in the City Proper into a prime destination for those who want to eat inasal or grilled dishes in the city. This plan, which aims to help ambulant vendors, was presented by Mabilog to the head […]

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DPWH-6 starts implementation of agri-tourism project in Leon

The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-6) began the implementation of an agri-tourism project in the town of Leon, Iloilo. The project worth P160 million includes the concreting of roads and construction of bridges leading to tourist destinations and farms, according to Jose Al V. Fruto, DPWH-6 assistant director. At present, a 137.2-meter access […]

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Tuzon satisfies Defensor, gets endorsement

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. has endorsed the promotion of Police Senior Superintendent Harold Tuzon to full-fledged director of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO). Defensor, in his letter addressed to Police Regional Office (PRO-6) Director Chief Superintendent Jose Gentiles, said Tuzon “showed exemplary performance in ensuring peace and order in the province.” “He also […]

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Number of teenage pregnancies down in Iloilo City

The number of teenagers who got pregnant in Iloilo city decreased in 2016, according the City Population Office (CPO). Last year, CPO recorded a total of 1, 753 teenage pregnancies, lower from 2, 266 in 2015 and 2,251 in 2014. Rachel Lapascua of CPO attributed the decrease to their intensive campaign to prevent pregnancies among […]

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Iloilo police on full alert vs NPA attacks

All police stations in the province of Iloilo have been placed on a full alert status in anticipation of possible New People’s Army (NPA) attacks. Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) directed police chiefs in 42 towns and one component city of the province to enforce stricter measures. According to IPPO Director Senior Superintendent Harold Tuzon, […]

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