Sunday, September 23, 2018
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DOT-6 positions Iloilo City as cruise ship hub

The Department of Tourism (DOT-6) is positioning Iloilo City as a hub for international cruise ships. Lawyer Helen J. Catalbas, DOT-6 director, said a cruise...

Sea trips in Iloilo suspended

All voyages to and from Iloilo were suspended by the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) on Saturday, Sept. 15, to ensure the safety of passengers. Pagasa...

Friday classes in Iloilo City suspended due to Ompong

Mayor Jose Espinosa III has called off Friday classes in all levels, both public and private, in Iloilo City due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). The...

Ompong won’t directly hit Iloilo, says Pagasa

Typhoon Ompong will not directly hit Iloilo and the rest of the Western Visayas region, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services...
Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp., Seaoil Philippines Inc., Phoenix Petroleum Philippines, Flying V, Unioil Petroleum Philippines will hike gasoline prices by P0.55 per liter and diesel by P0.70 per liter.

Fuel prices continue to rise

Fuel prices in the country rose by an average of P11 since January this year. The last time oil companies implemented a price hike was...

WV prepares for potential super typhoon

Members of the regional disaster council in Western Visayas will hold a Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment (PDRA) meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 11, in preparation for...
The plastic ban ordinance draws varied reactions from market vendors. Photo by Marry Hope Torrechante/ IMT

WV inflation hits 7.4%, among PH’s highest

Western Visayas is among the regions in the country with the highest inflation rates. Inflation in the region hit 7.4% in August 2018, data from...
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol

Piñol tells WV farmers to plant more rice

Amid the alleged shortage in the supply of the staple grain in the country, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol urged farmers in Western Visayas to...

Crime incidents in Iloilo City drop by nearly 50%

The number of crime incidents in Iloilo City went down by almost 50 percent. From Aug. 24-30 this year, the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO)...

WV tourist destinations wow int’l investors

Participants of the five-day Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) Post Tour were impressed with tourist destinations in Western Visayas. The post tour, which started on Aug.31...