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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...
SEVEN in 10 street children, aged four to nine, in two first-class urbanized cities were found working, mostly in eateries or shops, a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey revealed.
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.
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.
BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS in Iloilo City without a valid permit by January 21 will face automatic closure, the mayor warned.
THE ILOILO City Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO) sees the need to come up with local regulation for online businesses and food trucks as the number of such enterprises is on the rise.
CONSTRUCTION OF several buildings and the rehabilitation of public markets and plazas are among the top priorities of the Iloilo City government this year and bidding for the projects are already being prepared, according to Mayor Jerry P. Treñas.
THE ILOILO City government is asking the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) for a P230 million fund to rehabilitate five public parks next year.
A COURT in Iloilo City has struck down the government’s policy prohibiting motorboats plying the Iloilo City–Guimaras route from using tarpaulin or canvass covers to protect passengers from the sun.
ILOILO CITY — Two groups of high school students from Iloilo have created devices that would be useful to rural communities, and they have made it the global judging round of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Space Apps Challenge.
THE ILOILO City government will include bicycle lanes and other related infrastructure in its ongoing review and updating of its Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP).
NINE ESTABLISHMENTS have been shut down by the Iloilo City government for violations of Executive Order (EO) No. 46, which regulates bars and other leisure spots.
THE ILOILO City government is set to begin construction this year of a P38-million command center for security, traffic, and emergency response.
THE ILOILO City council passed a resolution on Tuesday seeking a review of the legality of the franchises granted by the previous council to three water distributors.
THE ILOILO City council will conduct its own inquiry “in aid of legislation” on the Aug. 3 sea tragedy where three pumpboats capsized and 31 people died.
A WEEK after all the five provinces in Western Visayas declared a dengue outbreak, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas followed suit on Monday as he expressed alarm over the increasing number of cases in the region’s center.
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 — 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
ILOILO CITY Councilor Plaridel C. Nava II, the new chairman of the council committee on appropriations, said he will oppose the P500-million Sports Arena in La Paz Plaza proposed by Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III as a priority project.
THE ILOILO City Council has unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the city government to intervene in the ongoing deliberations in Congress on the franchise for the city’s electricity distributor.
ILOILO CITY — South Balibago Resources, Inc. (SBRI), a partnership between Balibago Waterworks System, Inc. and La Filipina Uy Gongco Corp., has launched its P500-million water supply and distribution project in Jaro District, Iloilo City, with an initial capacity for 12,000 households.
THE ILOILO City government is proposing to train “barkers” and accredit them as authorized dispatchers of transport organizations.
AN ILOILO City councilor has proposed the establishment of a permanent office that will coordinate with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DWPH) on the implementation of national government projects.
ILOILO CITY — The city government will conduct a survey on the waste generation of barangays to strengthen the implementation of segregation and reduce the collection of mixed wastes.
MAYOR JOSE S. Espinosa III of Iloilo City is considering filing charges against members of the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) who were appointed by the Iloilo provincial governor.
THE ILOILO City government is now working on a comprehensive transportation plan and is targeting to complete it within the year.