Solinap’s scion hopes for hero’s recognition

By: Gail T. Momblan THE municipality of Santa Barbara is celebrating its Kahilwayan Festival today, Nov 17, 2018, to commemorate the historical Cry of Sta. Barbara, which sparked the revolution in Visayas and Mindanao in 1898. Part of the festival highlights is the commemoration of the 100th death anniversary of Ilonggo revolutionary leader General Martin Teofilo Delgado last Nov 12. But another […]

DSWD to delist ineligible social pensioners

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas said they had received reports of ineligible senior citizens that availed the Social Pension Program. Gretchen Anne Taleon of the Social Pension Program said they are addressing this concern through the assistance of the Social Welfare Office in cities and municipalities. “Galing […]

Three wanted persons nabbed

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Three persons wanted for the crime of estafa and serious physical injuries were arrested in separate occasions on Nov. 15, 2018. The Dumalag PNP led by Senior Insp. Pedro Goldino Diocsion, Capiz Provincial Mobile Force Company, and Capiz Police Provincial Office collared Charity Mae Brillo, 59, of Poblacion Dumalag. Brillo, who […]

NHCP eyes another museum in Sta. Barbara

By: Gail T. Momblan THE National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) is planning to put up an ecclesiastical museum in Santa Barbara, Iloilo. The museum will house ecclesiastical art collection of the Santa Barbara parish, priestly garbs, and other historical materials related to the town’s churches, according to NHCP Executive Director Ludovico Badoy. “One of […]

Salary hike for casual workers

By: Felipe V. Celino  ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Councilor Powell Del Rosario of this city is pushing to increase the salaries of casual employees of the city government. Del Rosario said the salaries should be raised because of the increase in prices of basic goods and transportation. But before the Del Rosario’s privilege speech, Mayor Angel […]

DA aims to lessen rice wastage in PHL

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 6 – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is calling all Filipinos to be responsible rice consumers to prevent wastage. DA Regional Executive Director Remelyn Recoter said that the DA is aiming to curb rice wastage in the country through its “Be RICEponsible Campaign.” “We want to […]