Taiwanese’s safety assured
By: Francis Allan L. Angelo
ERIC CHIEN (not his real name), 45, a Taiwanese national who is based in Iloilo City said he feels safe in the city.
But he is also wary that the sea row between the Philippines and his native country Taiwan might escalate to widespread violence in both countries.
“I hope that they will resolve it diplomatically soon so that our peoples will not anymore resort to hate and violence,” he said.
The Philippines and Taiwan are locked in a diplomatic row after Philippine Coast Guard members allegedly shot dead a Taiwanese fisherman last May 9 in disputed waters near Batan Island.
Local HIV/AIDS councils needed
By: Tara Yap
THE HEALTH department urged local government units in Western Visayas to establish local councils that will tackle Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
Charity Yanson-Perea, coordinator for sexually transmitted and infectious diseases of Department of Health (DOH-6), said there is an urgent need to create the local councils as HIV/AIDS cases in the region continue to rise.
The DOH-6 led the 30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Sunday.
Jimena: We are ready for APEC ‘15
By: Michael Ray B. Quintana
THE Iloilo City Tourism and Development Office (ICTDO) said the city will be ready for the series of meetings between December 2014 and November 2015 relative to the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference Leaders’s summit.
City tourism office chief Benito Jimena said all preparations and ongoing infrastructure are on the right track and will be completed by the time the meetings begin.
Iloilo City is one of the potential venues for APEC-related meetings that will tackle a wide variety of economic issues and policies.
Dengue kills 6 in Iloilo
By: Tara Yap
DENGUE CASES continue to rise in Iloilo province resulting in the death of six persons.
The Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of the Iloilo Provincial Health Office (IPHO) noted a 178% increase in dengue cases from January 1 to May11, t.
A total of 849 cases were recorded including 106 new cases for the 19th morbidity week.