DTI seeks to boost coffee industry in W. Visayas

THE Department of Trade and Industry 6 (Western Visayas) gathered some 50 coffee industry stakeholders from Iloilo, Antique, Capiz and Negros Occidental for a two-day regional roadmap localization and strategic planning workshop that culminated Tuesday afternoon. The two-day workshop sought to offer solutions to commonly encountered challenges confronting stakeholders, such as how to raise farm […]

Mayor’s bet wins SK federation election

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The candidate of Mayor Alan Celino here won the hotly contested Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation presidency on May 23, 2018, at Grand Gazebo Resort in Brgy. Baybay here. Kriza Fernando, SK chairman of Barangay Banica, defeated her lone opponent Adrian Apa-ap, SK chairman of Brgy. Lawaan, by a […]

Underwater cleanup continues in Boracay

By: Cindy Ferrer  UNDERWATER and coral reefs cleanup in Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan continues as part of its six-month closure and rehabilitation. Lt. Ramil Palabrica, commander of the Philippine Coast Guard in Malay station, said several groups of scuba divers have been partnering with them in the cleanup. “They are coordinating with us for security […]

City Hall mulls district libraries

THE Iloilo City Government, through the Iloilo City Public Library (ICPL), plans to put up district libraries in seven districts. The concept follows the establishment of a public library at Balay Dalayunan: Home for the Boys in August last year. “No less than National Library of the Philippines (NLP) Director Cesar Gilbert Adriano discussed the […]

Iloilo City institutionalizes PWD office

By: Perla Lena PERSONS with disabilities (PWDs) are now assured of an office that will look into their welfare after the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) of Iloilo City approved on Tuesday an ordinance creating the Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO). Councilor R Leone N. Gerochi, the author of the ordinance, said the previous office was created […]

Community-based screening for HIV, AIDS gets boost

THE Department of Health (DOH)-6 is scaling up its community approach to further raise public awareness on HIV-AIDS (Human Immunodeficiency Virus-Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome) and encourage residents in Western Visayas to undergo testing. In a press conference held May 21, 2018 at the Iloilo City Hall, Christine Mosqueda, DOH-6 Regional Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) Nurse Coordinator, […]