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LOCAL GOVERNMENTS and the regional offices of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in the Visayas have been tightening measures on the entry of pork and processed pork products amid the African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak in several Luzon areas.
ILOILO CITY -- Local government units (LGUs) in Guimaras have been advised to develop agriculture for the time being pending the resolution of disrupted boat service to the island province which caused tourist arrivals to drop 74% in August.
FARMERS in Iloilo have been shifting to organic farming, with growers being gradually sold on the challenging method’s health benefits and potential for charging more for their produce.
URBAN PLANNERS from the Netherlands are hoping to make Iloilo City more sustainable by making it more friendly to cyclists.
SAN MIGUEL Corp. (SMC) is interested in investing in Iloilo as it looks to submit an unsolicited proposal for the construction of the bridge that will connect Panay to Guimaras, according to Senator Franklin M. Drilon.
PANAY ELECTRIC Company, Inc. (PECO), which has re-filed an application before Congress for the renewal of its franchise to distribute power in Iloilo City, has questioned the capability of its competitor, MORE Electric and Power Co. (MORE Power), to set up its own network.
ABOUT 1,500 sidewalk vendors in Iloilo City have been ordered to vacate their spots by today, Sept. 9, in line with the national government’s directive to clear roads and public spaces from all obstructions.
NINE ESTABLISHMENTS have been shut down by the Iloilo City government for violations of Executive Order (EO) No. 46, which regulates bars and other leisure spots.
THE ILOILO City government is set to begin construction this year of a P38-million command center for security, traffic, and emergency response.
RED SUBAY Gaming Corp., the sole Small Town Lottery (STL) operator in the province of Iloilo, is unlikely to resume operations as it cannot meet the conditions set by the Philippines Charity and Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
ILOILO CITY — The opening of the restored main building of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), which served as Iloilo’s first government hall, adds to the roster of historical and cultural attractions here.
PANAY ELECTRIC Co., Inc. (PECO) has filed its motion for reconsideration to an Iloilo court’s decision allowing MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) to take over its assets.
INNOVATE ILOILO, which hopes to make Iloilo City an innovation hub by 2030, is organizing its first conference which will feature a business-matching activity for start-ups and investors.
THE JUDGE now handling the expropriation case filed by MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) against Panay Electric Co., Inc. (PECO) has issued a gag order against both companies to stop their representatives from publicly commenting on the case.
THE ILOILO City council has declared the transport hub inside Megaworld Corp.’s Iloilo Business Park legal based on local regulation and as confirmed by the legal office.
ILOILO CITY -- A Regional Trial Court (RTC) has granted the petition of the Razon-led MORE Electric and Power Corp. to take over the assets of Iloilo City’s long-time power distributor, Panay Electric Co. (PECO).
SENATE MINORITY Leader Frank M. Drilon, who hails from Iloilo, is helping push for the immediate construction of the Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge, citing its urgency in light of the Aug. 3 Iloilo Strait tragedy.
WHEN AUTHORITIES lifted the suspension of motorboat operations between Iloilo City and the island province of Guimaras last Tuesday, they cited “passengers” as the main consideration for the decision.
THE ILOILO City council passed a resolution on Tuesday seeking a review of the legality of the franchises granted by the previous council to three water distributors.
THE MARITIME Industry Authority (MARINA) lifted on Aug. 13 the suspension of motorboat operations between Iloilo City and Guimaras, with certain conditions imposed.
THE ILOILO City council will conduct its own inquiry “in aid of legislation” on the Aug. 3 sea tragedy where three pumpboats capsized and 31 people died.
THE NEED to clarify and strengthen protocols on the suspension of motorboat trips as well as emergency response coordination has been put on the spotlight following Saturday’s mishap at the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait wherein three boats capsized and claimed the lives of at least 28 people.
TOURISTS, TEACHERS, and children were among the 25 people confirmed dead after three boats capsized at the Iloilo Strait on Saturday afternoon.
A P30,000 monthly food budget would cover the standard nourishment needed by 54 animals — mostly endangered and vulnerable species endemic to the Visayas — housed at the Mari-it Conservation Park in Lambunao, Iloilo.
SEVERAL TRANSPORT groups have questioned the operations of premium point-to-point (P2P) buses in Iloilo, particularly those plying the route between the Megaworld Transport Hub in Iloilo City to the Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan town.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) is not keen on proposals to declare long-term class suspensions in the Western Visayas amid the dengue outbreak in the region.
AMID THE declaration of a nationwide dengue alert, Secretary Francisco T. Duque III said the Department of Health (DoH) is not considering just yet a possible revival of the controversial Dengvaxia vaccination program.
RURAL HEALTH Units (RHUs) in Western Visayas have been directed to serve as hydration centers for possible dengue-afflicted patients but do not exhibit such warning signs as abdominal pain and persistent vomiting.
A WEEK after all the five provinces in Western Visayas declared a dengue outbreak, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas followed suit on Monday as he expressed alarm over the increasing number of cases in the region’s center.
THE Philippine Red Cross has set up a dengue emergency medical unit at the Jesus M. Colmenares District Hospital in Balasan as both government and private hospitals in Iloilo struggle with the high number of dengue patients in need of medical attention.
THE HEALTH sector in Western Visayas, which registered the highest number of dengue cases amid a nationwide dengue alert declaration, is focusing resources to respond to patients.