Thirteen nabbed in KTV bar raid

THIRTEEN persons were arrested in an anti-illegal drugs operation at a KTV bar in Estancia, Iloilo on July 19, 2018. The subject of the operation, Patricio Gallego, is the owner of the KTV bar, which was allegedly used as a front for his illegal drug trade. The arrest happened after Gallego allegedly sold a sachet […]

Iloilo museum to highlight city’s industries

THE Iloilo City government is offering to collaborate with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) in maintaining the rehabilitated Elizalde building that will be converted into a Museum of Economic History. In an interview Friday, Mayor Jose Espinosa III said he broached the proposal to NHCP executive director Ludovico Badoy when they met […]

Bacoleña nabbed in Iloilo drug sting

A WOMAN from Bacolod City was caught in a police anti-narcotics operation late afternoon of July 18, 2018 in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo. Police collared Marlyn Abanggo, 42, of Purok Sigay, Barangay 2, Bacolod City, at Barangay Tabucan, Barotac Nuevo after allegedly selling a sachet of suspected shabu worth P800 to a police poseur-buyer. Members of […]

Cops to join DOT-6 Boracay trainings

METRO Boracay Police Task Force (MBPTF) will join the trainings and seminars of the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region-6 in Boracay Island to ensure peace and be oriented for the reopening of the island resort. DOT-6 is now conducting a series of trainings for Boracay frontliners, stakeholders, and indigenous people. The MBPTF will also participate […]

Tourism summit in Northern Iloilo pushed

A TOURISM summit is being pushed for the 5th district of Iloilo to discuss concerns in the northern part of the province where popular island destinations such as Gigantes and Sicogon are located. Fifth district Rep. Raul Tupas said they plan to conduct the summit within one or two months from now as preparations are […]

EMB-6 to issue ECC, other permits to existing Boracay structures

THE Environmental Management Bureau (EMB-6) under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has requested the lifting of the moratorium on the issuance of environmental compliance certificate (ECC) and other permits to more or less 20 existing structures in Boracay Island so they can start operating when the island reopens. The existing structures are […]

FOR USING GOV’T FUNDS IN POLLS: 25 village chiefs face probe

BACOLOD City – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) ordered the preliminary investigation on 25 village chiefs here accused of using government resources in the May 2018 elections. In a memorandum, Comelec-6 Regional Director Dennis Ausan ordered Negros Occ. provincial election supervisor Jessie Suarez to investigate the complaints filed by Emmanuel Rectra, Salvacion Penuela, Rogelio Ermeo […]