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FOUR out of 12 mega quarantine facilities in the National Capital Region for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients have been completed, Bases Conversion Development Authority President and Presidential Adviser on Flagship Programs and Projects Vince B. Dizon said.
ILOILO City is extending its lockdown to April 30 following confirmed local transmission cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Jerry P. Treñas announced...
THE Kiangan Billeting Center inside the police national headquarters has been temporarily converted as a quarantine facility for officers who are considered patients under investigation (PUI) and persons under monitoring (PUM) for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
MANGO season in Guimaras finds growers denied their usual markets this year because COVID-19 has restricted tourist movements and cancelled fiestas and trade fairs.
THE INTEGRATED Bar of the Philippines (IBP) will release early half of the 13th month pay and salaries of its national office employees located in the National Capital Region while Luzon is under enhanced community quarantine due to the novel coronavirus disease.
SEVERAL LOCAL governments around the country — mostly major cities, provinces, and even some municipalities — have declared a community quarantine to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus that has infected 140 Filipinos as of March 15.
THE PANGASINAN provincial board has passed a resolution ordering village leaders along with the youth representatives to suspend “activities that could draw crowd in their respective localities” to avoid potential community transmission of the new coronavirus disease known as COVID-19.
ILOILO CITY Mayor Jerry P. Treñas is meeting village leaders this week after 46 areas failed in the assessment for compliance to the national government’s road clearing policy.
LOCAL SILK yarn production is not enough to meet the needs of weavers around the country, especially with the renewed appreciation for indigenous designs. “Right now, the silk yarn that we are producing cannot meet the demand of the weavers, that is why we are encouraging more farmers to venture in this production,” Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA)-Western Visayas Regional Director Evelyn B. Cagasan said in a recent interview as they announced a pioneering project in Lambunao.
PANAY ELECTRIC Co., Inc. (PECO) has asked the Court of Appeals in Cebu to stop the take over of its power distribution assets in Iloilo City by MORE Electric and Power Corp. after a local court issued a writ of possession in favor of the Razon-led company.
ILOILO CITY -- The Iloilo business sector will start developing halal-friendly establishments and food manufacturing to support its campaign to capture a bigger share of meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE).
ILOILO CITY -- A bill creating the Metro Iloilo Special Economic Zone and Freeport Authority has been approved at committee level in the House of Representatives.
TWENTY-NINE persons under investigation (PUI) in Western Visayas tested negative for the COVID-19 and have been discharged from hospital, the Department of Health-Center for Health Development in Western Visayas (DoH-CHD 6) reported on Friday.
AS THE national government imposes travel restrictions and line agencies undertake strict monitoring of entry points, local governments should focus on organizing their barangay health emergency response teams (BHERTs) to serve as the first line of defense against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV) said.
THE DAVAO City Veterinarian’s Office (CVO) has completed the culling of pigs in two villages with confirmed cases of the African Swine Fever (ASF), but the movement of pigs and pork products remains restricted to avoid another outbreak.
QUARANTINE AUTHORITIES continue to implement strict screening measures at airports and seaports in the Western Visayas Region to protect the hog industry from the African Swine Fever (ASF), with the ban on pork and pork products extended to those coming from the Davao Region in addition to the entire Luzon mainland.
THE DEPARTMENT of Tourism-Western Visayas (DoT-6) office will meet with the region’s industry stakeholders, starting in Boracay, to map out marketing strategies and possible room rate discounts to spur domestic travel.
LOCAL POLITICAL units of areas with popular tourist destinations are imposing restricted entry rules amid the continued threat of the novel coronavirus.
ILOILO PROVINCE is preparing the concept notes for five projects being proposed for public-private partnership (PPP) implementation.
THE SERVICES sector in Iloilo, particularly hotels and restaurants, are seeing minimal impact from the novel coronavirus (nCoV) threat as the industry relies more on the local travel market.
AN ELEVATED expressway that will connect the provinces of Iloilo, Capiz, and Aklan will be endorsed by the Western Visayas Regional Development Council (RDC) to pave the way for a feasibility study.
THE NATIONAL Economic and Development and Authority (NEDA)- Western Visayas regional office has called on local governments to build up a workforce that can be tapped for the anticipated construction of the Panay-Guimaras-Negros interisland bridges.
JAPAN has offered to help the Philippines screen a new strain of coronavirus that has killed more than a hundred in China and sickened thousands more, the Health department said on Wednesday.
ILOILO CITY -- The demand for accommodations during this year’s Dinagyang Festival highlighted the growing vacation home rental sector in Iloilo City, and the local government will now be looking into the regulation of these types of accommodations.
ILOILO CITY -- The town of Maasin, Iloilo, which is being positioned as a center of the bamboo industry, supplied most of the kiosks for this year’s Ilonggo Food Festival in a bid to highlight the town’s design talent.
LAST WEEK’s launching of GrabFood delivery services in Iloilo City and the neighboring towns of Pavia and Oton is an opportunity for start-ups and small- and medium-scale enterprises in the food sector to expand as well as help boost culinary tourism, according to the Department of Tourism’s (DoT) Western Visayas head.
THE 24-year old flight attendant who was unwell and had a cough following travel in Wuhan, China, the ground zero of the novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV, has been discharged from hospital but will continue to be monitored, according to the Aklan Provincial Health Office (PHO).
FORTY-FIVE-year-old Melodina Hugo is the go-to person when family members and relatives, especially those from the remote Paquibato district, get seriously sick and need to be brought to the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City, the biggest government-owned hospital in Mindanao.
THE THREE Chinese nationals quarantined after showing signs of high body temperature upon arrival at the Kalibo International Airport in Aklan have all been cleared and released.