429 HIV-AIDS cases in Iloilo province

ILOILO province has the second highest number of confirmed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) cases in Western Visayas. Dr. Maria Socorro C. Quiñon of the Provincial Health Office said Iloilo has 429 confirmed HIV-AIDS cases as of 2017. Iloilo City tops the list with 531 cases. “This is very alarming but the […]

‘PURE TSISMIS’: ID sale report is ‘fake news’, officials say

OFFICIALS of Boracay Island tagged as fake news the reports that some barangays officials sold identification cards (IDs) to non-residents. The residency IDs will be required of anyone who wants to enter the island resort during its closure starting April 26, 2018, to give way to rehabilitation efforts. Boracay Island, considered as one of the […]

88 barangays in Iloilo considered poll ‘hotspots’

EIGHTY-EIGHT barangays in Iloilo province were declared election watchlist areas (EWAs) or the so-called “election hotspots” less than a week after the start of the election period for the May 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls. Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) director Marlon Tayaba said Calinog town has the most number of hotspots with 26. […]

Tigbauan fisherfolk urged to learn how to rescue turtles

AN AMERICAN Peace Corps volunteer assigned in the municipality of Tigbauan, Iloilo urged the town’s fisherfolk to learn the proper protocols to observe when discovering trapped or washed up turtles. In a media release from Southeast Asian Fisheries Development/Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC/AQD), Stephanie Nys, a Peace Corps volunteer and Marine Biology major, said the limited knowledge […]