A number of towns in the provinces of Capiz and Aklan were flooded until the weekend following heavy rains since the middle of last week, claiming two lives, rendering some roads impassable and leading schools to suspend classes and offices to close.
In Capiz, two boys drowned in separate incidents, according to a report of the Philippine News Agency, quoting the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council.
A magnitude 3.9 earthquake jolted the province of Antique thrice on Saturday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) reported over a local radio station in Iloilo City.
Barely a month after the establishment of Task Force Bakhaw, the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) has reported a 90 percent decline in the illegal drug trade in the village, long known as one of the city’s drug havens.
As it started operating the first unit of its coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City to full capacity Friday, the Panay Energy Development Corp., a subsidiary of Global Business Power Corp., said consumers may experience power disruptions while the plant is “still on test and commissioning.”
The Department of Social Welfare and Development 6 (DSWD 6) is warning the public against seeking jobs in Malaysia that will make them victims of human trafficking and illegal recruitment.
Victims of atrocities committed by the New People’s Army in Western Visayas have tripled from 2009 to 2010, according to the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division.
The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. has told ati-ati competing tribes to be more responsible in their performances as Dinagyang is being promoted as a world-class festival, City Tourism Officer Benito Jimena said.
ROXAS CITY – The son of Sangguniang Panlalawigan secretary Zoe Herrera Jr. was elected unopposed as president of the Sangguniang Kabataan of Capiz during the election held Friday at the Provincial Capitol.
ROXAS CITY – No serious incident was reported during the Sinadya sa Halaran celebration from December 3 to 8, but 77 persons were arrested for alcohol-related violations at the plaza.
ROXAS CITY – Twenty-seven Barangay Service Point Officers (BSPO) in Capiz who have rendered 25 years of service as an extension arm of the Provincial Population Office (PPO) received the Loyalty Award during the BSPO congress last December 1 held at the Capiz Gym.
Majority of those injured by firecrackers during the holidays in Western Visayas were children, records of Department of Health 6 show.
The Department of Labor and Employment 6 released P1,439,936 in livelihood assistance to five groups in Iloilo and Guimaras during the ceremony held as part of the 77th year celebration of DOLE 6 Wednesday.
The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration 6 has reiterated the warning issued earlier to medical students, graduates and practitioners against illegal recruiters offering fictitious hospital jobs abroad.
The Philippine Airlines (PAL) welcomed on Wednesday Malacanang’s appeal to the PAL Employees Association (PALEA) to exercise restraint in their planned strike for the sake of the flying public.
MANILA – The cable unit of ABS-CBN Corp. expects the number of its subscribers to grow by double-digit next year mainly because of its affordable subscription charges and new offerings.
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For the second year, SM City Iloilo held the SM Master Chef competition. Here, teams comprised of Hotel and Restaurant Management students from different schools were asked to create three recipes containing a common ingredient. Last year, it was mango. This year, the common ingredient was crab meat.
LAST December 1, the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2010 candidates were presented to the press at Hongkong Kitchen, Robinsons Place Iloilo. These lovely ladies were asked several questions and they answered with the hope of getting the Darling of the Press
Christmas is in the air–the season of rejoicing, giving and merry making. Robinsons Place Iloilo welcomed the season with a jolly afternoon last December 1, 2010 with Santa Claus and Friends Parade.
The University of Iloilo-PHINMA launched the Center for Enterprises Development (CED) recently at the Hotel del Rio. The event was attended by businessmen and women who are curious on the services that the said organization can provide Ilonggo businesses.