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THE NEWLY-OPENED P993.3 million Barotac Viejo Small Reservoir Irrigation Project (SRIP) will be further developed for aquaculture and farm-tourism.
THE RECOMMENDATION to declare a state of calamity in the entire Iloilo province is expected to be submitted to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (provincial council) on Monday, April 22, following an assessment that about 22% of the 117,000 rice farmers have been affected by the prevailing El Niño phenomenon.
ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III wants the local government’s regular employees to explore study grants in Australia following a visit last week...
THE PANAY East-West Lateral Road project, which links Antique to central and northern Iloilo and Capiz, is 25% done and the target opening is by 2022, according to the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
A GROUP of exhibitors from Iloilo is representing the Philippines in the 5th Quanzhou Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo (MSREXPO) on April 18-21, showcasing local food, textile, and other fashion products.
LAMBUNAO IS the second town in Iloilo province to declare a state of calamity due to El Niño and the municipal government is tapping P9 million from its emergency fund to assist affected residents.
A DEVELOPMENT plan is being prepared for the 3.2064 hectares of land initially awarded to the Boracay Ati Tribal Organization (BATO) last year, with the indigenous community being positioned as suppliers of fruit and vegetables for the tourism industry.
THE ILOILO City Health Office (CHO) wants to tap barangay officials for continued misting operations to combat mosquito-borne diseases, especially dengue.
THE ILOILO City Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) recorded 77 fire incidents with one fatality in March, observed as Fire Prevention Month in the country.
THE ILOILO Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) is looking into the possibility of declaring the towns of Lambunao, Janiuay, and Cabatuan towns under a state of calamity due to the prevailing El Niño phenomenon.
ILOILO CITY -- Creators of some of the best Philippine products -- local crafts, home and lifestyle items, food, jewelry and fashion products -- converged in Iloilo City late February for the first Tahum Pop Up Festival.
THE DEPARTMENT of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has offered to mediate between the Federation of Sicogon Island Farmers and Fisherfolk Association (FESIFFA) and the joint venture of Sicogon Development Corp. (SIDECO) and Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) over alleged breaches of contract on the development of Sicogon Island.
ILOILO CITY — Manila Water Philippine Ventures, Inc. (MWPV) and Tubig Pilipinas Group, Inc. (TPGI) have been granted a franchise by the local council to establish and operate a water distribution system in parts of Iloilo City.
ABOUT 30% of the 110,000 rice farmers in Iloilo province have been affected by the prevailing El Niño phenomenon, and the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) is already anticipating that it would not be able meet the one million metric ton (MT) target production this year.
THE ILOILO City government has started prepositioning 39 water delivery trucks in anticipation of reduced water supply amid the prevailing dry spell that is expected to continue until June or August. Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III said in an interview Friday that these trucks will be deployed to the identified 38 “susceptible barangays.” The city government is now planning the distribution scheme as well as sources for the potable water supply, including private companies and the fire brigades. Mr. Espinosa also appealed to the public to be more prudent on water use even if there is no shortage yet. “Save on water,” he said.
THE ILOILO Provincial Health Office (PHO) is stepping up the monitoring of chickenpox cases after 35 students in one primary school were recorded to have been infected since January.
SWEDISH AMBASSADOR to the Philippines Harald Fries said he is on a mission to link Swedish businesses with areas outside the National Capital Region as well as strengthen tourism and academic relations between the two countries.
METRO ILOILO Bulk Water Supply Corp. (MIB) said its ongoing upgrade of treatment facilities, which is expected to be completed by end-March, will ensure stable supply in Iloilo City amid the dry spell due to El Niño.
THE ILOILO City council has approved Megaworld Corp.’s proposal to build and operate a transport hub within its 72-hectare Iloilo Business Park in the Mandurriao district.
MORE THAN three weeks since the start of the 2019 campaign period for national candidates, hundreds of illegal campaign posters were removed in Iloilo City.
ILOILO CITY -- A five-year program seeking to turn Panay’s upland farmers into direct distributors of their produce will be replicated in other parts of the country, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said.
PANAY ELECTRIC Company, Inc. (PECO), which is poised to lose its 95-year power distribution license in Iloilo City, is seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) order barring the takeover of new entrant MORE Power and Electric Co. (MORE Power).
THE ILOILO City government, inspired by the rehabilitation initiatives in Boracay and Manila Bay, is launching its own coastal cleanup in 26 villages stretching from Barangays Bitoon, Jaro to Santo Niño Sur, Arevalo.
THE PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) donated P14.3-million worth of facilities and equipment to the Iloilo City government following its successful hosting of the Batang Pinoy 2019 Visayas Qualifying Leg last Feb. 24-March 2.
THE FAMILY Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP)-Iloilo Chapter has set up a community center aimed at assisting those at risk of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) in Iloilo City.
The regionwide Panay Food Center and Terminal in San Miguel, Iloilo is not a threat to the public markets in Iloilo City and will lower costs by doing away with the need to travel to distant suppliers, a city official said.
ILOILO CITY -- Economics is not exactly an exciting subject matter.
ILOILO CITY entrepreneurs have been invited to visit Fujian province in China by officials from the municipality of Quanzhou, to participate in the Quanzhou Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo.
SAN MIGUEL, ILOILO -- Upland farmers in Panay now have a direct link to consumers with the completion of the P11.8-million Local Food Terminal (LFT) here, which also has a solar-powered cold storage facility.
ILOILO CITY is being positioned as a primary meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) destination in the country under the Department of Tourism’s (DoT) three-year marketing plan.
THE SEAPORT Inter-Agency Drug Interdiction Task Group for the Western Visayas Region (SIADITG-VI) has been formed to tighten the watch on illegal drugs that come through seaports in Iloilo, once tagged by the President as one of the worst narcotics areas in the country.
BARANGAY GABI, where the body of a dead Sei whale species (Balaenoptera borealis) was spotted near the shore, plans to build a statue of the creature to serve as a constant reminder of the importance of marine resource protection.
AFTER HOSTING almost 800 Japanese tourists who came via the MV Pacific Venus vessel for the Dinagyang Festival weekend last Jan. 25-27, Iloilo City is now planning to undertake improvements in its port facilities to attract more cruise ships.
PROMPTED BY the recent terror attacks in Mindanao and the alleged presence of members of Islamic State-inspired groups in Iloilo City, Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III has ordered increased police visibility in places of worship.
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