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POINT-TO-POINT (P2P) buses between Iloilo City and the different airports within Panay Island will start services Friday, and other routes to Antique and Roxas City in Capiz will soon be opened for franchise applications.
THE EXECUTIVE Order (EO) issued last July 6 by Iloilo Governor Arthur R. Defensor Jr. declaring a dengue outbreak in the province will be submitted to the provincial board this week to serve as basis for the declaration of a state of calamity.
A MANDALUYONG court has declared sections of the law that granted Razon-led MORE Electric and Power Corp. a franchise as a distribution utility in Iloilo City as void and unconstitutional for infringing on the right of the area’s existing electricity distributor Panay Electric Co., Inc. (PECO) to due process and equal protection of the law.
THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) is pushing for the development of cacao and coffee in Iloilo, where several towns and cities have been identified as priority areas for the industry clusters strategy.
WESTERN VISAYAS is aiming for at least 6.5% growth in gross regional domestic product (GRDP) growth this year, from 6.1% in 2018, with regional officials hoping to focus their efforts on the agriculture and fisheries sectors, which have been affected by the dry spell due to El Niño.
LARRY M. Casinao -- who recently touched the hearts of netizens after photos of him painting on the sidewalk of Jaro Plaza uploaded by student Sal Molinos went viral on social media -- used to go house-to-house to peddle his artworks.
ILOILO CITY — Metro Pacific Water (MPW) and Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) formally started of operations of their joint venture company Metro Iloilo Water (MIW).
HEARING RESUMES Tuesday, July 2, on the expropriation case filed by MORE Electric and Power Co. (MORE Power) for Panay Electric Co. Inc.’s (PECO) assets.
THE WESTERN Visayas Region has the potential to become a hub for the science and technology sector due to the strong research and development performance of its state universities and colleges (SUCs), according to Department of Science and Technology (DoST) Secretary Fortunato T. dela Peña.
THE DEPARTMENT of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Western Visayas called on the public to immediately seek consultation after being bitten or even just scratched by a cat or dog as the number of deaths due to rabies has been increasing in the region.
ILOILO CITY — Panay Electric Co., Inc. (PECO), the embattled power distributor in lloilo City, filed a criminal case against two outgoing councilors and two other persons for allegedly damaging the company’s reputation.
THE DEPARTMENT of Education-Western Visayas (DepEd-6) is looking into piloting a program in Antique that will allow secondary school students to study and earn a living at the same time.
THE DEPARTMENT of Science and Technology (DoST) and stakeholders in Iloilo City are working on the “Innovative Iloilo” plan, a roadmap towards better governance using science, technology and innovations (STI).
THE DEPARTMENT of Trade and Industry (DTI) in Iloilo said it launched a capacity-building program for small entrepreneurs at the barangay level.
THE REGIONAL Trial Court Branch 37 in Iloilo City has set on July 2 the continuation of the hearings on the application for writ of possession of MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power), after it denied Panay Electric Co.’s (PECO) plea to stop the proceedings.
DENGUE CASES in the Western Visayas Region rose to 8,613 in Jan-May this year from 2,886 in the same period 2018, with deaths more than double at 48 from 23, based on the data from the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DoH-CHD)-Region 6.
ILOILO CITY Mayor-elect Jerry P. Treñas has outlined his governance plans for the next three years to the business community, including an assurance that there will be a moratorium on real property and business tax increases.
ILOILO CITY — Israeli Ambassador to the Philippines Rafael Harpaz visited Iloilo earlier this week to explore cooperation opportunities in line with its goal to strengthen ties with the Philippine through local partnerships in the regions.
FOLLOWING THE celebration of Eid’l Fitr on Wednesday, the Iloilo United Muslim Community thanked the people of Iloilo for treating them with respect.
THE ILOILO City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 37 will start hearing on June 13 the application for writ of possession filed by MORE Electric and Power Corp.
THE PROPOSED expansion of the Iloilo International Airport takes a step forward after the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) granted an original proponent status (OPS) to the unsolicited proposal submitted by the Villar Group of real estate magnate Manuel B. Villar, Jr.
ILOILO CITY’S power distributor, Panay Electric Company, Inc. (PECO), said it would be “premature” for the Iloilo Regional Trial Court (RTC) to proceed with the hearings on the expropriation of its assets by its competitor, MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power), without a ruling on another case filed before the Mandaluyong RTC.
THE ILOILO Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 37 has denied the motion for reconsideration filed by Panay Electric Company, Inc. (PECO) against the hearings on the expropriation case filed by More Electric and Power Corp. (MORE Power).
ILOILO CITY -- Megaworld Corp. is aiming to make its Iloilo Business Park (IBP) the new city center as Iloilo’s tourism sector shifts more towards the MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) segment.
PANAY ELECTRIC Co., Inc. (PECO) has been granted provisional authority by the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to continue operating in Iloilo City as the company’s certificate of public convenience and necessity (CPCN) expires Saturday (May 25).
MORE ELECTRIC and Power Co. (MORE Power) has started ground preparations for taking over the electricity distribution service in Iloilo City despite pending court cases, while its top official said they are very open to an amicable settlement with competitor Panay Electric Co., Inc. (PECO).
ILOILO CITY — Department of Energy (DoE) Undersecretary Felix B. Fuentebella has assured residents here that they are monitoring the power distribution tug-of-war between two companies and that the government will be ready to step in should the situation lead to a breakdown in supply delivery.
RESULTS of today’s midterm elections will give a clearer picture of how secure remaining economic and other structural reforms, as well as business-friendly local initiatives, will be in the last three years of President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s term, analysts and business leaders said in separate interviews late last week.
THE PHILIPPINE Air Force (PAF) delivered election paraphernalia and personnel in three far-flung villages of the town of Tapaz in Capiz last week, and remain on standby for other possible support needed for the May 13 midterm elections.
THE FIRST 12 modernized jeepneys of the Iloilo City Alliance Operators and Drivers Transport Cooperative (ICAODTC) will start operating next week, with an initial four routes to be served.
ILOILO CITY’S Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) has approved another water distribution franchise, this time to New Earth Water System, Inc. (NEWS), a subsidiary of Lucio Tan-controlled Boracay Tubi System, Inc.
ILOILO CITY recorded its highest heat index since 2010 at 48°C last May 2, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) reported based on its local weather monitoring station.
ILOILO CITY -- An Iloilo City delegation participating in the 5th Quanzhou Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo in Fujian, China last month cited the need for more government help for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) venturing into international experts.
THE ILOILO Sangguniang Panlungsod (city council) passed a resolution last April 30 calling on the city’s two water distributors to waive the minimum rate amid the prevailing water shortage due to El Niño, especially for consumers who are unable to fully draw the minimum 10-cubic meter (cu.m) supply per month.
ILOILO CITY — The six-month temporary closure of Boracay Island last year contributed significantly to the slowdown of Western Visayas Region’s economic growth, but a recovery is expected despite the regulated entry for tourists and stricter rules now being implemented on the island resort.
ILOILO CITY — Officials from Quanzhou, a major port city in China’s Fujian province, are returning to Iloilo City with potential investors and to discuss possible direct trade links between the two cities.
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.