DOUBLE SLAY SUSPECT – Cache of guns, explosives seized from Bacolod cop

BACOLOD City – A cache of firearms and explosives including suspected drugs was recovered by National Bureau of Investigation (NBI)-Manila operatives after a  raid on  the  house of a  police officer at Regent Pearl Homes Subdivision 2, Barangay Alijis here morning of Sept 22, 2017. Senior Police Officer 1 (SPO1) Joshua Barile, a member of […]

Ilonggo artists bag MADE top prizes

THE Ilonggo art community is celebrating the win of Paul John Cabanalan in the prestigious annual art competition, the Metrobank Art and Design Excellence (MADE). A licensed architect, Cabanalan is the 2017 Grand Awardee for MADE Painting Recognition Program for his work entitled “Genesis” entered in the Oil/Acrylic on Canvas Category. His work was unveiled […]

Distressed OFWs urged to avail livelihood program

DISTRESSED overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who returned in the country are encouraged to avail of the “Balik Pinas! Balik Hanapbuhay! (BPBH) of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA). OWWA-6 officer-in-charge James Mendiola said it is an old program but was revised and enhanced under the present administration. “Before it is only starter kit amounting to […]

Accommodation businesses need upgrades, accreditation

THE Department of Tourism (DOT)-6 urged all accommodation establishments in Western Visayas to upgrade their facilities and get accreditation from the agency. In a media release, DOT-6 Regional Director Helen Catalbas said that entrepreneurs here should take risks and invest money to upgrade and develop their facilities and amenities. “The comfort and well-being of our […]

BIG-TIME FARE HIKE SOUGHT: Transport coalition seeks P3.50 increase

By: F. Allan L. Angelo and Dolly Yasa THE Western Visayas Transport Coalition (WVTC) will ask the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to increase public transportation fares by P3.50 because of successive oil price hikes. Raymundo “Boyet” Parcon of the Iloilo City Loop Alliance of Jeepney Operators and Drivers Associations, which is a convenor […]