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 […]

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 […]

6,000 warm bodies to secure Dinagyang

MORE than 6,000 security personnel will be deployed starting Jan. 24 around the metropolis to ensure the safety of revelers of Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. They include 2,347 police officers, and the rest are from Armed Forces of the Philippines, volunteers, colleges and universities, and non-government organizations. Backpacks, big luggage, bladed weapons, pointed sticks, buckled knives, […]

MRWD announces water interruption

By: Felipe V. Celino  ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The Metro Roxas Water District (MRWD) said water supply will be intermittent this weekend. MRWD General Manager Gonzalo Glenn Delgado said the reason for the supply interruption on Jan 19-20, 2019 is the ongoing construction of the transmission line at Brgy. Adlawan, Roxas City The affected areas are […]

Councilor seeks probe on P45-M grandstand

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo City Councilor Joshua Alim continues to raise his eyebrows at the recently inaugurated Iloilo City Dinagyang Grandstand. Alim said he intend to take a closer look and check if the newly constructed Dinagyang Grandstand was worth P45 millio. “Ang sa original plan tahom, but subong ya daw waiting shed nga ginpadako. Lantawon ta basi ginpadalian para makaabot sa Dinagyang. Lantawon ta […]