August 01,2014 12:18 AM
MORE families in Western Visayas meet the minimum basic needs for survival, results of the 2013 Annual Poverty Indicator Survey (APIS) showed.
According to the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA), eight out of 10 families in Region 6 met their basic needs, which are measured by the survey respondents’ access to safe drinking water, presence of electricity at home and use of sanitary toilet.
August 01,2014 12:16 AM
By: Wenceslao E . Mateo Jr.
THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured Senate President Franklin Drilon on the completion of the Iloilo Convention Center in March 2015.
DPWH regional director Edilberto Tayao made the assurance to Drilon during the meeting of the Iloilo-Batiano Rivers Development Council (IBRDC) meeting Thursday at the Iloilo City Hall.
Drilon said many significant events will happen in Iloilo next year.
August 01,2014 12:14 AM
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
THE Iloilo City General Services Offices (GSO) reminded barangay officials of the stiff fines imposed on violators of Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000).
Engr. Raul Gallo, assistant GSO chief, issued the reminder in Wednesday’s seminar on the operation of Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) in barangays.
August 01,2014 12:12 AM
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
A WOMAN filed a complaint against a taxi driver who allegedly sprayed the vent of the vehicle's air conditioning system with a chemical which made her dizzy.
Lorevy Joy Diana, 24, of Brgy. Balabago, Jaro, Iloilo City, she boarded a Jazz-Jazz Eron Taxi with temporary license plate 06003 around 10 a.m. of July 25,
August 01,2014 12:10 AM
By: Angelica L.Tapalla
AUTHORITIES are looking into the death of a still unidentified man who was found floating in a river in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo Thursday.
Initial report said a concerned citizen phoned authorities around 6 a.m. Thursday after seeing the body floating underneath the bridge.
Responding police officers described the victim to be around 50 years old, 5 foot and 7 inches tall, medium built and believed to be a polio patient.