Ihawan rehab progresses but still awaits funding

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE long-overdue rehabilitation of the Iloilo City Slaughterhouse is on its initial steps after the submission of the master plan to the Department of Agriculture (DA) – National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS). DA Assistant Secretary for Regulations and the Visayas Hansel O. Didulo confirmed that NMIS has already received the technical specifications needed […]

‘We have to be self-sufficient’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE top official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) emphasized that the country needs to be “self-sufficient.” During the Food Security Summit Visayas cluster on Oct 9, 2018 held at Royal Convention Hall, Iloilo City, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that towns should be able to rely on their own resources. “Because the population is […]

Ex-convict shot dead in Guimaras

By: Gail T. Momblan AN EX-CONVICT was shot dead by still unidentified assailants at Sitio Carig-on, Barangay Agsanayan, Buenavista, Guimaras morning of October 10, 2018. Nataniel Jover, who was convicted of murder, was riding a jeepney when riding-in-tandem gunmen attacked him. Senior Inspector Jeffrey Ferrer said that in 2009, Jover killed municipal employee Gerardo Gonzales by […]

Rice price hike an anomaly – DA chief

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE increasing price of rice in the market is an anomaly that must be stopped, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said. DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said that there is no reason for the increase in rice prices given that the palay produce of the farmers are being sold at P15 to P16 a kilo. […]

‘Holistic’ Dinagyang Festival in 2019

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc (IDFI) said that it wants a holistic tribe presentation for the 2019 Dinagyang Festival. IDFI Vice president Marissa Segovia said that they have been soliciting advices from consultants to ensure the creative and cultural aspect of the festival. “The upcoming festival will not be a usual presentation. […]

Boracay at risk of dengue

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas urged local officials in Boracay Island to reactivate the Aksyon Barangay Kontra Dengue (ABKD) or Dengue Task Force after it was found that the island resort was at high risk of the mosquito-borne infection. The villages of Yapak, Balabag, and Manok-manok which compose the […]