By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The town of Mambusao was recently placed under the state of calamity, joining five others towns here that were affected by heavy flashflood brought about by tropical depressions Urduja and Agaton on Dec 23, 2017 and Jan 2, 2018, respectively. A municipal resolution passed on Jan. 17, 2018 […]
PRESIDENTIAL Spokesperson Harry Roque said that works on the bridge that will connect Iloilo, Guimaras, and Negros will start soon. “The last time I heard it was from (DPWH) Secretary Villar himself, so that is one of the big item projects the administration will be implementing even as we speak,” he said during the first […]
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Region 6 completed more than 700 infrastructure projects amounting to P5.715 billion in 2017. DPWH-6 reported had programmed 1,084 projects amounting to P23.310 billion under its Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Regular Infra Program. The projects include construction of roads, bridges, flood control structures and other infrastructure […]
By: Ms. Mary Lyncen M. Fernandez THE University of the Philippines Visayas conducted and university-wide Strategic Plan 2018-2023 Workshop on January 25 – 26, 2018 at the UPV Iloilo City campus. The Strategic Plan followed the vision for UPV as “A Leading Regional and Global University in an Environment that Sustains 21st Century Learning, Knowledge Creation […]
ILLEGAL logging and plantation fires are some of the common environmental offenses committed within the Panay Mountain Range. This is based on the survey of the Forest and Climate Protection (ForClim) Phase II program funded by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The Forest-Related Offenses in Panay Mountain Range 2014 to 2017 is […]
FORMER Iloilo fifth district representative Rolex Suplico denied allegations that he misused his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in 2007 because he had none at that time. Suplico made the reaction after the Office of the Ombudsman indicted him for failure to liquidate P14.7 million from his pork barrel which was released to the implementing […]
ILOILO 5th district Rep. Raul “Boboy” Tupas said he has no plans to transfer to administration party PDP-Laban, for now. Rep. Tupas said he will remain with the Nacionalista Party which forged an alliance with PDP-Laban. “Wala man sang mga movements. For now wala ako sang plano,” he said. His fellow Ilonggo lawmakers and former […]
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The head of the Roxas City Bantay Dagat Task Force (RCBDTF) is dismayed by order of the Agriculture Office to release the fishing gears of suspected illegal fishers. Punong Barangay Manuel Aninang of Olotayan and concurrent RCBDTF chief questioned the action of Acting City Agriculturist Anabelle Albay to release the fishing […]
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A sex toy and plastic gun were among the items found by police who conducted a surprise inspection morning of Jan. 26, 2018 on Capiz Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Brgy. Lawaan here. Dubbed Oplan Galugad, the surprise inspection was meant to find out if inmates were on illegal drugs. According to […]
DAO, CAPIZ – Three persons were arrested for mauling a 63-year old farmer to death. Police identified the victim as Reynaldo Hernoga of Manhoy village here who was found dead morning of Feb. 6, 2017 in a store owned by Arnel Opiniano. Police investigation revealed that the victim was walking home evening of Feb. 5 […]
THE BOARD of Investments said (BOI) Tuesday that it has approved the registration of the P22 million sugar processing project of Forever Nutriliving Corporation in Sagay town, Negros Occidental.
“This is one of the tracks we are taking to further develop Philippine industries and achieve our export goals. Investments in agricultural products with added value, such as the outputs of the proposed sugar processing plant in Sagay, will enhance the competitiveness and marketability of our products,” Traded Undersecretary and BOI managing head Adrian Cristobal Jr. said in a statement.
The BOI said Forever Nutriliving’s processing plant will produce and manufacture antioxidants and soft sugar, 70 percent of which will be exported.
AFTER forging a partnership over flag carrier Philippine Airlines, Philippine business tycoons Lucio Tan and Eduardo Cojuangco may engage in other tie-ups, their lawyer said Tuesday.
Estelito Mendoza, legal counsel of both Cojuangco and Tan, said in an interview with reporters the possibilities are there despite the obvious competition between their respective interests.
“There will be future areas of cooperation whenever they believe doing so will be good for them,” said Mendoza.
Cojuangco and Tan are “very good business people” who would pursue business cooperation amid their competing business interests, he added.