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Chicken products in WV are safe to eat, says DA-6

Chicken products in WV are safe to eat, says DA-6

Chicken products in Western Visayas are safe to eat, the Department of Agriculture (DA-6) assured on Thursday. Jonic Natividad, head of the Regulatory Division of DA-6, said the public has nothing to worry about because poultry farms and products in the whole region are free from the avian influenza or bird flu. According to him, […]

Creation of Iloilo City drugs board approved

The Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved an ordinance creating the Iloilo City Dangerous Drugs Administrative Board (ICDDAB). Councilor R Leone Gerochi, author of the ordinance, said the creation of the Board was in accordance with the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002. The Board, composed of heads of the City Health Office, City Legal Office and […]

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Electric, telco, cable firms in Iloilo City ordered to remove ‘unserviceable’ wires

A resolution demanding electric, telecommunications and cable companies operating in Iloilo City to “immediately remove unserviceable wirings” was approved by the Sangguniang Panlungsod on Tuesday, August 15. Councilor Reyland Hervias, the proponent of the resolution, said the wirings as well as poles along the streets pose a threat to the public safety. “These create obstruction, […]

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New PDEA-6 chief says no let up in anti-drug campaign

The new director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-6) vowed to further intensify the campaign against illegal drugs in Western Visayas. In a turnover ceremony Monday, newly-installed PDEA-6 Director Wardley Getalla assured that there would be no let up in the crackdown on illegal drug activities in the region. He said they would also […]

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Defensor not closing doors on moving to PDP-Laban

Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. said he has not yet decided if he will transfer to the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino – Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), President Rodrigo Duterte’s political party. He, however, clarified that he is not closing his doors on the possibility of transferring to the ruling party. “I have an open mind,” Defensor […]

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PDEA-6 director relieved from post

Lawyer Gil Pabilona was relieved from his post as director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-6). He was replaced by Wardley Getalla from the Negros Island Region (NIR). The turnover ceremony held this morning was attended by PDEA Director General Isidro Lapeña. Aside from Pabilona, 20 other PDEA-6 personnel were ordered relieved. Lapeña said […]

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‘New drug lord operates in WV’

PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Monday said there is a new drug lord operating in Western Visayas. “Wala na dito ang pinakamalaking drug lord (Melvin Odicta, Sr.) sa inyo pero meron namang pumalit,” said Dela Rosa in his speech during the 116th Police Service Anniversary at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo […]

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Mabilog urges barangay officials involved in illegal drugs to surrender

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog urged all barangay officials involved in illegal drug activities to surrender. A total of 10 barangay officials are on the drug list of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), Mabilog disclosed. According to the mayor, it’s better for them to surrender and undergo drug treatment and rehabilitation. Last week, […]

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New members of Duterte’s political party in Iloilo City take oath

About 3,000 new members of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Iloilo City took their oath at the Iloilo Convention Center in Mandurriao district on Sunday, August 13. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, PDP-Laban’s secretary-general, led the oath-taking ceremony of elected officials. Majority of those who joined the political party of President Rodrigo […]

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Second District Board Member Liecel Mondejar-Seville is seeking to regulate sound systems, karaokes, and other sound-producing devices in the province of Iloilo. Seville filed an ordinance prohibiting people, establishments and organizations from using sound amplifying equipment after 12 midnight. “The playing or operating, or permitting the playing of amplified musical instruments, loudspeakers or other sound […]

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