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Iloilo cancels religious fun run event; tracks Koreans in town

THE ILOILO City government, in coordination with the provincial government, has canceled the international “Run for Jesus” event set Thursday and authorities are now tracking Koreans who have already arrived for the activity.

6 years after Yolanda: 63% of housing projects in Western Visayas...

A TOTAL of 57,936 relocation housing units out of the 90,148 target in Western Visayas have been completed for those affected by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) that struck the central part of the country in Nov. 2013.

Unreliable boat service seen choking off Guimaras tourism

RESTRICTIONS on boat operations between Panay Island and Guimaras have made transport links unpredictable and are hindering the tourism industry of Guimaras, the island province’s governor said.

Iloilo City taps PPP Center to assist in three projects

ILOILO City has signed an agreement with the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center for assistance in three projects that it plans to offer as PPPs.

Sicogon Island village under state of calamity due to dengue cases

THE VILLAGE of San Fernando in Sicogon Island, which is under the town of Carles in Iloilo, has been placed under a state of calamity due to a sudden spike in the number of dengue cases.

Consumer group demands refund from PECO

AMID the protracted battle between Panay Electric Co. (PECO) and More Electric Power Corp. (MORE) over power distribution in Iloilo City, consumer group i-Konsumidor on June 13 filed a Complaint in Intervention before Regional Trial Court Branch 37 in Iloilo City.

Another 3 Iloilo towns declare state of calamity due to El...

THE LOCAL governments of Januiay, Sta. Barbara, and Maasin have placed their respective municipalities under a state of calamity due to El Niño, following two other towns -- Bingawan and Lambunao -- in Iloilo that made the declaration in March and earlier this month.

Iloilo sees growing trend in local tourism during Holy Week

THE ILOILO Provincial Tourism Office is conducting a seasonal survey this week, the results of which will serve as a guide for planning promotional campaigns and tourism programs that will cater to the growing number of local tourists during the Lenten holidays.

PECO to seek reconsideration of CA’s TRO order

PANAY ELECTRIC Company, Inc. (PECO) is preparing to file a motion for reconsideration on the Court of Appeals’ (CA) temporary restraining order (TRO) against the implementation of a Mandaluyong court order that stops MORE Electric and Power Corp. (MORE) from taking over PECO’s assets.

El Niño causes P6-M rice loss in Negros Occidental; other Western...

THE province of Negros Occidental has suffered P6.11 million worth of damage to its rice crop due to the dry spell brought about by the weak El Niño weather phenomenon, according to the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council-Western Visayas (RDRRMC-6).

MIB plant upgrades to expand water supply in Iloilo

AS PART of its rehabilitation program, the Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation (MIB) started the upgrade of its water treatment plant in Sta. Barbara, Iloilo on Monday to expand the water supply within the franchise areas of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).

Groundbreaking on for Jalaur Dam

AFTER being stalled for more than three decades, the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project (JRMP) II in Calinog, Iloilo commenced its groundbreaking and capsule-laying ceremony on Wednesday. The dam, a flagship project of the National Irrigation Authority (NIA)-Visayas, is the first large-scale reservoir outside of Luzon.

Batang Pinoy targets Visayan athletes in grassroots

THE Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) said it is on the lookout for new sports talents in this year’s Batang Pinoy 2019 Visayas Qualifying Leg, hosted by the city and province of Iloilo.

AmCham may open Iloilo City office

THE American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (AmCham Philippines), Inc. said it is considering opening an office in Iloilo City in light of the rapid development of the Western Visayas Region.

Renewed drive against ‘hot meat’

THE Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) is bringing the intensified campaign against “hot meat” to lechon stalls, wet markets, and even malls in Iloilo City.

Celebrating all things Ilonggo in this weekend’s 51st Dinagyang Festival

ILOILO CITY is having a big party this weekend with as many as 250,000 domestic and foreign visitors expected to join the 51st Dinagyang Festival.