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Comelec-Iloilo City cracks down on illegal campaign posters

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.

S. Korea-backed project for Panay upland farmers may be replicated elsewhere

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.

Dengue cases in Iloilo up at 669 in Jan-Feb

THE NUMBER of dengue cases in Iloilo province stood at 669 as of March 2, according to the Iloilo Provincial Health Office, much higher than the 171 reported for the full year 2018.

PECO seeks TRO against MORE Power takeover of Iloilo franchise

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).

Iloilo City to undertake coastal rehabilitation program

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.

Iloilo City gets P14.3M of sports equipment from PSC

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.

BPO investors worried by Iloilo power uncertainty

NEW INVESTMENT in the information and technology industry in Iloilo City, particularly the business processes outsourcing (BPO) sector, could slow down due to the unresolved arrangements for the city’s power distribution.

FPOP-Iloilo’s community center targets people at risk of HIV

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.

MORE Power promises Iloilo businesses lower rates

MORE Power and Electric Co. (MORE Power) said it will provide lower power rates when it takes over the concession from Iloilo City from the current power distributor, Panay Electric Co. (PECO).

Panay food terminal seen lowering costs for Iloilo market vendors

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.

Measles cases rise to 688

THE number of suspected measles cases in Region 6 increased to 688 as of February 22, 2019, according to the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DoH-CHD)-6.

Museum of Philippine Economic History: Displaying stories of trade, merchants, and...

ILOILO CITY -- Economics is not exactly an exciting subject matter.

Iloilo invited to send delegation to China’s ‘Maritime Silk Road’ expo

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.

SKorea-backed Panay terminal cuts out the middleman for farmers

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 eyed as premiere MICE destination by 2021

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.

DoH sees drop in measles cases by next month

THE DEPARTMENT of Health (DoH) foresees that measles cases will begin to decrease by next month as they further strengthen their vaccination programs in partnership with other government agencies as a response to the outbreak.

Iloilo town gets P55M flood protection

THE P55-million flood control project intended to protect residents from the overflowing of Barotac Viejo River in Barangay Poblacion Ilawod has been completed, the...

Inter-agency group formed for tighter watch on illegal drugs passing through...

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.

Village plans to build statue of dead whale as reminder of...

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.

Iloilo City wants better port facilities for cruise ship tourism

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.

Security measures tightened in Iloilo worship sites, airport

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.

Dinagyang Festival eyes Philippine tour

ILOILO CITY — Organizers of the city’s annual Dinagyang Festival are planning to bring the street dance performers on a nationwide tour this year to promote Ilonggo culture.

Iloilo City mayor downplays DILG reminder on local water authority

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III said he will continue to pursue solutions to the water shortage problem in the city, including granting of licenses to interested proponents, despite a reminder from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) regarding the control and operation of public water utilities. “As long as the water supply is lacking, we will do measures.

Dinagyang Festival draws long-term investments, says business group

ILOILO CITY concluded on Sunday its annual Dinagyang Festival, an event that draws economic gains beyond the weekend festivities, according to the Iloilo Business Club (IBC).

Getting ready for Dinagyang

MAINTENANCE crew of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) repaint road lane markings as part of the preparations for Iloilo City’s Dinagyang Festival, which will have its highlight events on Jan. 25-27.

PECO assures it will not leave ‘Iloilo in darkness’ as franchise...

ILOILO CITY — The city’s sole power distributor, Panay Electric Company, Inc., (PECO), gave assurance on Thursday that it will continue to operate even after the expiration of its franchise on Jan. 19.

DoT urges Iloilo City accommodation providers to secure accreditation

ILOILO CITY -- Annual festivals such as this city’s Dinagyang prompt peak seasons for the hotel industry, and small and medium-scale facilities also stand to cash in on the tourist influx, especially if they have government accreditation, according to the local tourism office.

DENR says rehabilitation plan for other tourism sites on track alongside...

ILOILO CITY — While the spotlight has recently been trained on the rehabilitation of Manila Bay, work on improving other popular tourism sites after Boracay is continuing, according to a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) official.

Restored Sunburst Park inaugurated

ILOILO CITY’S Sunburst Park, originally known as Plaza de Aduana, was formally reopened last Friday after undergoing a P19-million restoration and development work.

Iloilo mayor ready to go all the way to the Supreme...

ILOILO City Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III has defended the granting of a water supply franchise to Villar-led PrimeWater Infrastructure Corp. saying he is ready to go all the way to the Supreme Court over charges filed by existing distributor Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).

January festivals: Grander spectacles lined up for Sinulog and Dinagyang

THIS YEAR’S year’s P2-million Sinulog grand finale production will showcase a dance-drama-musical presentation dubbed as Sugbo Balikon Ko Ikaw, which will highlight present-day Cebu City to entice more visitors.

Iloilo farmers betting on carabao milk market

ILOILO CITY -- The Department of Agriculture (DA) is seeking to develop the dairy industry in Iloilo province, using milk from the native carabao.

Bigger Dinagyang venue ready in time for festival, mayor assures

ILOILO City Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III has given assurance that the new Freedom Grandstand will be ready for use for the 2019 Dinagyang Festival on Jan. 25-27.