Councilor wants additional privilege for solo parents

By: Perla Lena SINGLE or solo parents residing in Iloilo City will enjoy additional privileges once the proposed “Single Parent Ordinance” is approved. On June 11, 2018, Councilor Lyndon Acap got the support of his colleagues at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) in passing the proposed legislation on first reading. In an interview, Acap said, “privileges must […]

Councilor blames politics for ‘smear campaign’

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS City, Capiz – A member of the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of President Roxas, Capiz blamed politics for the anonymous letter sent to the Office of the Deputy of the Ombudsman for the Visayas accusing of usurping another office and misusing government property. The letter accused SB member Edvil John Alfaro of […]

MGB tags geohazard areas

THE chief geologist of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office 6 gave a list of municipalities and cities that are highly susceptible to landslides and floods. The data is based on the geohazards mapping conducted by the MGB, according to chief geologist Mae Magarzo […]

City braces for wet season

THE Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council’s (CDRRMC) Committee on Disaster Preparedness met at the Penthouse of the City Hall on June 13, 2018, to establish plans and operations for Oplan Tag-Ulan. “We are still expecting 10-13 tropical cyclones which may occur from June to November. This is why our city needs to have […]


THE Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday warned the public of water-borne, influenza, leptospirosis and dengue (WILD) diseases during the rainy season. Dr. Elvie Villalobos, head of the infectious cluster of the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas, said water-borne diseases – ailments caused by drinking contaminated water – include cholera, diarrhea, acute gastroenteritis, […]

Boracay Water plugs 36 illegal pipes

AS PART of the continuing rehabilitation efforts to ensure proper wastewater management in the island, Boracay Water, in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA), plugged an additional 36 pipes illegally connected to the drainage system. Since the closure of the island on […]

U.S. Embassy recognizes Filipino officials for combating transnational wildlife trafficking

ON JUNE 8, 2018, Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Klecheski recognized 14 public officials for their outstanding efforts to combat wildlife trafficking. The honorees are from the Philippine National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Department of Environmental and National Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB), as well as officials from the Bureau of Customs, Philippine […]