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‘Konsiyerto para sa Turismo’ set today

‘Konsiyerto para sa Turismo’ set today

The first-ever Konsiyerto para sa Turismo will be held today, September 24, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV-Iloilo City Campus). The staging of the concert is spearheaded by the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas, Iloilo Metropolitan Times and radio station RMN-Iloilo. It aimed at promoting […]

Students encouraged to join BATA AKO Feature Writing Contest

High school and college students in Western Visayas can now showcase their writing prowess and propagate children’s welfare in the country through the BATA AKO Feature Writing Contest. BATA AKO is inviting students to share and submit stories about children, their plight, and their needs. Topics can be are as follows: Children’s literature Children and […]

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Iloilo City tourism not affected by Zika, says DOT

There is no slackening of tourist arrivals in Iloilo City despite reports of Zika cases in the city, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT-6). DOT-6 Regional Director Helen J. Catalbas said she sees no effect of the advisory issued by the Department of Health (DOH-6) on “the overall tourist arrivals in the city.” In […]

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The Police Regional Office (PRO-6) targets to neutralize more drug suspects in Western Visayas before the year ends. From July 1 to September 20, a total of 782 drug pushers and users on the watch list have been neutralized, data from the PRO-6 showed. According to PRO-6 spokespersoon Superintendent Gilbert Gorero, the figure includes high-value […]

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Zika cases in Iloilo City now at 7

The number of Zika-infected persons in Iloilo City went up to seven, the Department of Health said on Tuesday, September 20. DOH spokesperson Dr Eric Tayag, in a press briefing, said a total of nine Zika cases have been recorded in the country since January 1 this year. Of the Zika patients, seven are from […]

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Travelers told: ‘Nothing to fear about Iloilo City’

Travelers have nothing to be afraid of when they go to Iloilo City because measures are in place to protect them from the Zika virus, according to the City Health Office (CHO). CHO’s Dr. Bernard Caspe said the city is safe for local and foreign tourists despite the reported cases of Zika. Three persons in […]

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Santa Barbara under state of calamity due to dengue

The town of Santa Barbara in Iloilo has been placed under a state of calamity due to the increasing cases of dengue fever in the area. The Sangguniang Bayan approved the declaration of a state of calamity on Friday, September 16. The declaration, which was recommended by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management (MDRRMC), would […]

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Defensor: No sand, gravel shortage in Iloilo

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. assured constructions firms that that there is no shortage of sand and gravel in the province. “We have enough supply of these construction materials here,” he said. Recently, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) stopped releasing permits for river quarry operations. Defensor said the order was in compliance […]

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List of drug pushers, users in Iloilo ‘highly confidential’

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. said he will not divulge the names included in the list of drug pushers and users in the province. Defensor considered the drug list as “highly confidential.” The governor asked the list from the Police Regional Office (PRO-6) to know the alleged drug users and pushers in every town. Included […]

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Regional museum in Iloilo to be completed by 2017

The regional extension museum-gallery of the National Museum in Iloilo is now more than halfway done. Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. said the project worth P80 million is 70 to 80 percent complete as of this month. He is expecting that it will be finished by January 2017. The National Museum and Iloilo Provincial Government funded […]

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