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Road project to benefit 3 Iloilo towns

Road project to benefit 3 Iloilo towns

The towns of Anilao, Dingle and San Enrique will benefit from the road concreting project under the Konkreto at Ayos na Lansangan at Daan Tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran (KALSADA) program. Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. led the groundbreaking ceremony of the project on April 30 to signal the start of the construction. The Department of Interior […]

Gov’t employees to get tax-free bonus

Government employees will receive their mid-year bonus “tax-free”, according to Department of Budget and Management (DBM). “Eight in every 10 civilian personnel will receive their mid-year bonus in full, or tax-free under Republic Act 10653, which provides that gross benefits such as the 13th month pay and other benefits not exceeding P82,000 shall be tax […]

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DSWD-6 distributes food packs worth P5.5 M to El Niño-affected families

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas said it distributed food packs worth P5.5 million to families affected by the El Niño phenomenon. Rebecca Geamala, regional director of the DSWD-6, said they have been responding to El Niño-affected families since the last quarter of 2015. The DSWD-6, as of April 28 […]

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Water rationing in Iloilo City starts

A private water supplier started to ration water to drought-affected villages in Iloilo City. The city is currently under a “state of water crisis” due to the El Niño weather phenomenon. Darwin Papa of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) said many water sources in the city were drained. On Monday, April […]

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Students told: Enroll in ‘priority courses’

To easily find employment, incoming college students are encouraged to take up “priority courses”. Dr. Rex Casiple of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in Western Visayas said they came up with a list of courses that match the job vacancies available in different industries. On top of the list are agriculture, engineering, information technology […]

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Iloilo under state of calamity due to El Niño

The province of Iloilo has been placed under a state of calamity due the El Niño-induced drought. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP), in a special session on Friday, unanimously approved a resolution declaring a province-wide state of calamity. The declaration, which was made following the recommendation the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), allows […]

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‘Iloilo needs integrated road plan’

The Iloilo Business Club (IBC) urged local government units (LGUs) in the province to come up with their own maps that bear detailed information on road networks. IBC Executive Director Lea Lara, in an interview with Iloilo Metropolitan Times, said these maps would give investors “a better appreciation of our industries here in the province.” […]

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Electricity rates in Iloilo drop, says PECO

Power rates in the city of Iloilo this April will go down by P0.20 per kilowatt hour (kWh), according to the Panay Electric Company (PECO). This translates to a P40.00 reduction in electricity bills of residential households with a monthly average consumption of 200 kWh. Engineer Randy Pastolero, PECO vice president for operations, said the […]

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DepEd-6: WV is 70% ready for K to 12 program

The Department of Education (DepEd) in Western Visayas said it is “on track” for the full implementation of the K to 12 program starting this year. The region, according to Dr. Lea Belleza of the DepEd-6, “is around 70 percent ready as of now.” Under the Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, signed by President […]

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Policemen, brgy. kagawads among gun ban violators in Iloilo

The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) arrested a total of 77 individuals for violating the election gun ban, which took effect starting January 10 this year. Data from the IPPO showed that 73 of the violators were civilians, two were police officers and two were barangay kagawads. The two police officers were identified as PO2 […]

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