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THE ILOILO City government is asking the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) for a P230 million fund to rehabilitate five public parks next year.
ILOILO CITY — The Supreme Court (SC) has temporarily blocked the decision of a regional court in Mandaluyong that declared as void and unconstitutional some provisions of MORE Electric and Power Co.’s (MORE Power) new congressional franchise covering Iloilo City.
THE ILOILO City hall is aiming to automate transactions by 2020, including the payment for business permits and other fees.
PASSI CITY, located in the central part of Panay Island, is proposing to host the second airport in Iloilo province, to be built either through national funding or a public-private partnership (PPP).
GUIMARAS hopes to market its mangoes in Japan at a festival where a delegation from the province will deliver a cultural performance.
ILOILO CITY’S major roads are decorated for this year’s Christmas season with 1,600 lanterns, locally called parol, made by jail inmates as commissioned by a public-private partnership.
ILOILO CITY -- Business leaders said the dispute between the two utilities over the right to provide the city’s power supply could damage Iloilo’s reputation as an investment and tourism destination, and asked regulators to intervene.
RETAIL BUSINESSES along with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are likely to feel the blow from the higher minimum wage rates in Western Visayas that will take effect on Nov. 26.
ILOILO CITY is aiming to be part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network -- joining Baguio and Cebu, the only two Philippine cities in the group -- through the food category.
MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power) has expressed interest to join the Iloilo City government’s planned auction of the assets of its rival firm, Panay Electric Co. (PECO) on Dec. 12.
THE ILOILO City government is putting up for auction today, Nov. 12, the assets of Panay Electric Co. (PECO), which have unpaid real estate taxes for two years. Mayor Jerry P. Treñas on Monday said the City Treasurer’s Office will proceed with the sale of the assets valued at P90 million.
ILOILO CITY -- In the forests of the remote mountain village of Nagpana in Iloilo province, coffee shrubs have long been growing wild in abundance.
A COURT in Iloilo City has struck down the government’s policy prohibiting motorboats plying the Iloilo City–Guimaras route from using tarpaulin or canvass covers to protect passengers from the sun.
THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism-Western Visayas (DoT-6) has launched a new campaign to bring in at least 100,000 visitors to Guimaras Island, which suffered a major setback following the boat accidents in August.
ILOILO CITY — Two groups of high school students from Iloilo have created devices that would be useful to rural communities, and they have made it the global judging round of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge.
THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Iloilo province is urging small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) to have an online presence and target millennials to expand their markets.
BLANK PUBLIC walls in Iloilo City have been designated as canvasses for local artists as part of the city government’s support for a more vibrant art scene.
THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DoST) has tied up with universities in the Western Visayas to develop modern seagoing vessels that meet international safety standards.
ILOILO CITY -- Minimum wage rates in Western Visayas are expected to increase before the end of the year following the regional board’s approval.
THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Iloilo province has so far covered 78 barangays with 8,714 participants in its capacity-building program for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) outside the urban areas.
THE ILOILO City government will include bicycle lanes and other related infrastructure in its ongoing review and updating of its Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP).
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.