DOT-6 focuses on sustainable tourism

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas is geared towards sustainable tourism in 2019. Atty. Helen Catalbas, DOT-6 regional director, said sustainable tourism will be the flagship thrust of the national leadership under tourism secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat. The tourism department sets accreditation, tourism product development, tourism planning and tourism trainings as […]

GUV HAS POWER TO RELEASE WRAA FUNDS: No need for SP nod for problematic fund transfer scheme

INSTEAD of pressuring the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and demoralizing Ilonggo athletes to suit his political purpose, Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. should try harder in looking for ways to release funds for the province’s participation in the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) games in February 2019. After getting stumped on the rehiring of contractual and […]

Speaker Arroyo on sentimental visit to legacy projects in WV

By: Gail T. Momblan HOUSE Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo went around Western Visayas on Jan 18, 2019 to check her priority projects when she was President from 2001 to 2010. Arroyo visited and got updates on the Bacolod-Silay International Airport in Negros Occidental, Iloilo International Airport in Cabatuan, Iloilo; and Dumangas roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) Passenger […]

Raps filed vs PDEA, cops who raided Odicta kin

A STRING of criminal and administrative charges was filed against members of the operating team who raided and arrested the in-laws of slain suspected Western Visayas drug lord Melvin Odicta, Sr. The family’s matriarch, 84-year-old, Candelaria Regalado, formally accused 8 agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and 6 members of the PNP Regional […]

Comelec announces local absentee voting for media, gov’t workers

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) in the province of Iloilo said journalists, government employees, and security forces can apply for absentee voting for the May 13, 2019 midterm polls. Comelec-Iloilo provincial election supervisor Roberto Salazar said media practitioners, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Philippine National Police (PNP), and other government employees who will perform their duties […]