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Iloilo City extends lockdown to April 30, others keep open-ended policy

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...

SWS: 7 in 10 street children in Iloilo City, Cagayan de...

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 to meet barangay leaders after 46 villages fail...

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.

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.

Iloilo City mayor warns businesses without permit face closure starting Jan....

BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS in Iloilo City without a valid permit by January 21 will face automatic closure, the mayor warned.

Iloilo City eyes regulation for online businesses, food trucks

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.

Iloilo City prepares to bid out infra projects for this year

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.

Iloilo City seeks P230M fund from TIEZA to spruce up 5...

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.

Court strikes down policy against tarpaulin cover on Iloilo-Guimaras boats

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 students invent devices that can help rural communities

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.

NRC taps Iloilo City to be resilience model

ILOILO CITY has been chosen by the National Resilience Council (NRC) as the first local government unit for assistance towards becoming a model for safety and sustainability.

Iloilo City plans inclusion of bicycle infrastructure in land use update

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).

Iloilo City sets up digital info kiosk

ILOILO CITY — A digital information kiosk has been installed at the Iloilo City Hall, a step towards the local government’s goal of becoming a “smart city.”

9 establishments closed: No more bar curfew, but Iloilo City gets...

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.

Iloilo City to start building P38M command center this year

THE ILOILO City government is set to begin construction this year of a P38-million command center for security, traffic, and emergency response.

Iloilo City council to review franchises granted to 3 water distributors

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.

Iloilo City council to conduct separate probe on sea tragedy

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.

Dengue outbreak declared in Iloilo City following all 5 provinces in...

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.

Modernized jeepneys to start plying Iloilo City next week

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 eyes investments, trade links with Quanzhou after international expo...

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.

Iloilo hospitals, city gov’t prepare alternative water sources amid dry spell

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.

Megaworld gets Iloilo City council nod on transport hub proposal

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.

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

P500-M Iloilo City sports complex plan faces council opposition

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.

Iloilo City council appoints 2 reps for power franchise congressional hearings

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.

Jaro, Iloilo City gets water supply

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.

Iloilo City proposes legalizing ‘barkers’ as public transport dispatchers

THE ILOILO City government is proposing to train “barkers” and accredit them as authorized dispatchers of transport organizations.

Iloilo City councilor wants coordination office for national infra projects

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 to survey waste generation of barangays to strengthen segregation...

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.

Iloilo City mayor considers charges vs governor-appointed MIWD board

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.

Iloilo City comprehensive transport plan in the works

THE ILOILO City government is now working on a comprehensive transportation plan and is targeting to complete it within the year.

Real estate hotspots outside Metro Manila

Metro Manila in recent years has become the Philippines’ pride and glory. In addition to being the hub of Philippine culture and commerce, the...

DILG to implement dismissal of Iloilo City Mayor

PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Ernesto C. Abella on Friday, Oct. 27, said the Department of Interior and Local Government will implement the dismissal order of Iloilo...