The 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army has branded the recent attacks of the New People’s Army in Iloilo and Antique as desperate acts.
Maj. Gen Vicente Porto, commander of the 3rd ID, said in a statement that “attacking innocent civilians is an approach that is done only by desperate men
Public offices like city hall where people mostly converge, must be made into gun-free zones, Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said.
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Two more members of the notorious Alarba robbery group have also been arrested, the Iloilo Police Provincial Office said.
MANILA – President Benigno Simeon Aquino III called on the Filipinos over the weekend to unite behind his program of government in the same way that they rallied behind her mother, former President Corazon Aquino, when she passed away exactly a year ago.
MANILA – The House of Representatives is set to tackle the proposed postponement of barangay elections.
The city government of Makati recently donated books to New Lucena, Iloilo and two other towns, including La Paz, Leyte and Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro, a report of the Philippine News Agency said.
MANILA – Flag carrier Philippine Airlines canceled at least 11 of its flights Saturday due to “inadequate” pilots, its spokesman Jonathan Gesmundo said.
ROXAS CITY – Capiz Electric Cooperative, which suffered power crisis for almost two months, now has a stable power supply after acquiring electricity from another Independent Power Producer.
ROXAS CITY – Two policemen from Pontevedra Police Station and a civilian were injured in an ambush by 17 heavily-armed persons believed to be members of the New People’s Army Friday morning, a Philippine Army official said.
ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Police Provincial Office has organized a composite team that will track down robbers and carnappers in the province, a Philippine News Agency said.
Cebu Pacific recently flew its 45 millionth passenger from Incheon (Seoul, South Korea) to Cebu, and marked the milestone with a 50 percent-off seat sale to all its 33 domestic and 16 international destinations.
The Development Bank of the Philippines has offered to finance the purchase of a lot adjacent to the new Iloilo city hall in front of Plaza Libertad to be used for parking purposes.
MANILA – The government’s bid against tax evasion will also check on government-accredited rice importers and contractors to check if these are paying correct taxes.
Milagrosa-J Shipping and the Iloilo City Integrated Lions Club (ICILC) have somehow eased the burden of the residents of Barangay Lapuz Norte when they held a medical and dental mission there recently.
THE Province of Iloilo has numerous child laborers. Instead of spending more time in school, these children endanger themselves in sectors like sugarcane plantation, commercial agriculture, fishing, domestic work, pyrotechnics, mining and quarrying, scavenging and commercial sexual exploitation.
Gawad Kalinga Iloilo, the trailblazing institution with its passionate vision and mission of ending poverty by 2024, held its first fun run last July 11, 2010. It was an eight-kilometer fun run from Freedom Grandstand to Boardwalk.
The Figura Besian Artistico held a workshop for students from Iloilo City schools recently. There were three classes – Basic Art Class A, Basic Art Class B and Advanced Art Class. They were mentored by artists Louelyn Reyes, Julius Reyes, Elmo Palma Jr., and Lucky Lima.