Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Dr. Raul Banias

Is Raul Banias running for vice governor?

With barely three months left before the filing of certificates of candidacy (COCs) for the 2019 midterm elections, the camp of Representative Arthur “Toto”...

Ilonggos rejoice over Pacman’s victory

Ilonggo netizens rejoiced over the victory of Filipino boxing icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao today against Lucas Matthysse. Pacquaio, 39, defeated the 35-year-old Argentine boxer via...
Guimbal Mayor Oscar “Oca” Garin. Photo by Iloilo Metropolitan Times

Oca Garin: ‘I’m neutral, Biron or Defensor Jr. choice is a bridge too far’

The patriarch of the Garin family who is considered as Iloilo’s First District political kingpin has finally broken his silence on the role of...

7,600 WV workers regularized in H1

Around 7,600 workers in Western Visayas were regularized in the first half of 2018, according to the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-6). "We have...

Salary increase won’t burden WV businesses, says DOLE-6

Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE-6) Director Johnson Cañete believes that the new wage order will not burden businesses in Western Visayas. Wage Order No....
Cabugao Gamay, Islas de Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo. Photo from www.mikelaagan.com

DOT-6 wants temporary closure of Islas de Gigantes

Department of Tourism (DOT-6) Director Helen Catalbas has suggested a temporary closure of Islas de Gigantes in Carles, Iloilo province. The three to four-month shutdown,...
The Police Regional Office (PRO) in Western Visayas registered a total crime volume of 19, 647 in first four months of 2016. Photo from thetimes.co.uk

WV crimes down 45% in January-June

The Police Regional Office (PRO-6) recorded a 44.77 percent drop in the number of crime incidents in Western Visayas from January to June 2018...

‘Gardo’ enters PAR; No classes in some Iloilo towns

Typhoon Gardo entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this morning, said state weather bureau PAGASA. In a bulletin issued 4 a.m. today, the typhoon...
Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. on “tanim-bala” or “laglag-bala” (bullet-planting) scam.

Iloilo mayors told: ‘You have nothing to fear’

Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. on Thursday said mayors in the province of Iloilo have nothing to fear. "No more mayors here are included on the...

Nava blocks Tupas’ ‘unnecessary’ resolutions

Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava has blocked the passage of two resolutions sponsored by Councilor Candice Tupas. Tupas, during their regular session on Tuesday, July...