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Iloilo embarks on massive riverbank reforestation

Iloilo embarks on massive riverbank reforestation

The Iloilo Provincial Government through the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) has embarked on massive tree planting along river banks in the province. Gov. Arthur Defensor, Sr. recently approved the release of P300,000 for stream bank reforestation along Asue River in Brgy. Agbobolo, Ajuy; Aganan River in Brgy. Sta. Cruz, San Miguel; Jalaud […]

Ilonggo topnotcher: ‘The formula is hard work’

Ilonggo topnotcher Mark Leo Bejemino said his preparations for the 2014 Bar examinations were never easy. Bejemino landed fourth place with a rating of 84.55 percent. “Although there are only eight subjects in the Bar exam, the review takes at least six months,” said Bejemino. “For every subject, there are many things to read and understand. […]

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11 provincial gov’t scholars get top honors

Eighteen provincial government scholars under the “Iskolar sang Iloilo” program are graduating this year with 11 of them getting the top honors. Seven graduates will receive cum laude honors while four graduates will receive magna cum laude honors. The Iloilo provincial government will give cash incentives to 18 “Iskolar sang Iloilo” graduates in appreciation of […]

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DSWD-6 gives P109 thousand for trafficking victims

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas (WV) has released a total of P109,000 for victims of human trafficking. The amount was given to a total of 16 victims, seven of them were victims of prostitution and two displaced Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), while the rest were victims of cyber pornography, […]

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Iloilo City joins Earth Hour 2015

Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog is enjoining all city residents to celebrate Earth Hour 2015 with people all around the world switching off their lights on March 28 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. “We are taking part in this global campaign to send a strong message for everyone to take action on global warming,” Mabilog said. In […]

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WVSU alumna tops 2014 Bar exams

Irene Mae Alcobilla, an alumna of the West Visayas State University (WVSU), topped the 2014 Bar examinations with a rating of 85.5 percent. Alcobilla, who is a native of the town of San Remigio, Antique, graduated with an AB Political Science degree in 2009 and finished her  Bachelor of Laws at the San Beda College in […]

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LTO to enforce no registration, no travel policy starting April 1

The Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is set to implement its “No Registration-No Travel Policy” for motor vehicles (MVs) starting April 1 this year. This means that all MVs must be registered, or at least be in the 7-day registration period, by the start of next month. “It […]

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Rice prices in PH down by P2 per kilo

Rice prices have declined steadily since the last quarter of last year to the first quarter of this year, making rice more affordable for consumers. Citing statistics from Philippine Statistics Authority, National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Renan Dalisay said well-milled rice wholesale prices went down by P1.74 per kilo in early 2015, from P40.57 per kilo […]

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2 establishments in Iloilo City ordered closed

Two establishments in Iloilo City have been ordered closed by the Business Permit Licensing Office (BPLO) for operating without business permits. Basil Talabahan along Diverson Road in Mandurriao district and Wild Cats, a beer house, along Muelle Loney in the City Proper district were ordered closed. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, in a press […]

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Preps for Holy Week in full swing in WV

Preparations are in full swing for the Lenten rush next week, according to the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Region VI. LTFRB-6 Regional Director Romulo Bernardes said they are already implementing Oplan Ligtas Biyahe in the region to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers who travel in observance of the Holy Week. […]

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