6,000 warm bodies to secure Dinagyang

MORE than 6,000 security personnel will be deployed starting Jan. 24 around the metropolis to ensure the safety of revelers of Iloilo Dinagyang Festival. They include 2,347 police officers, and the rest are from Armed Forces of the Philippines, volunteers, colleges and universities, and non-government organizations. Backpacks, big luggage, bladed weapons, pointed sticks, buckled knives, […]

MRWD announces water interruption

By: Felipe V. Celino  ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The Metro Roxas Water District (MRWD) said water supply will be intermittent this weekend. MRWD General Manager Gonzalo Glenn Delgado said the reason for the supply interruption on Jan 19-20, 2019 is the ongoing construction of the transmission line at Brgy. Adlawan, Roxas City The affected areas are […]

Councilor seeks probe on P45-M grandstand

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo City Councilor Joshua Alim continues to raise his eyebrows at the recently inaugurated Iloilo City Dinagyang Grandstand. Alim said he intend to take a closer look and check if the newly constructed Dinagyang Grandstand was worth P45 millio. “Ang sa original plan tahom, but subong ya daw waiting shed nga ginpadako. Lantawon ta basi ginpadalian para makaabot sa Dinagyang. Lantawon ta […]

BRACING FOR EL NIÑO: Farmers encouraged to plant high-value crops

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) urged farmers to shift to high-value crops in preparation for the El Niño phenomenon. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Administration (PAG-ASA) said Visayas will experience dry season in the first quarter of the year. Instead of planting rice, Iloilo provincial agriculturist Ildefonso Toledo advised the farmers to grow […]

PhilHealth warns members against disclosing info

THE Philippine Health Insurance Corp (PhilHealth) warned its members to be vigilant in disclosing personal data and information to other people and agency. The state-run health insurer released an advisory on disclosing information after receiving reports about certain lending agencies requesting for PhilHealth data specifically the member’s name and PhilHealth Identification Number (PIN) in order […]

Prov’l joint security activated for May polls

By: Gail T. Momblan TO ensure a peaceful conduct of election in Iloilo province, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and government security forces activated the Provincial Joint Security Command Center (PJSCC). Atty. Roberto Salazar, Comelec provincial election supervisor, said Comelec Resoltion No. 10446 created the PJSCC for the “management” and “implementation” of the gun ban and other security […]