Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 08:21 p.m.
ILOILO CITY - The Department of Health (DOH-Western Visayas) revealed that Ilonggos prefer branded medicines over cheaper generic ones adding that people are paying for the manufacturers’ brand name and never for the medicines itself.
In celebrating the Generics Awareness Month this September, Delia Tarrosa, chief of the licensing regulation and enforcement division of DOH-Western Visayas, said there is a need to increase awareness on the availability of low cost, safe, and quality medicines.
Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 08:20 p.m.
DISCOVERY Shores Boracay, the country's multi-awarded luxury resort, announced the opening of its new events hall, a three-floor structure that includes two 65-square meter function rooms and a gym on the ground floor.
"The new multi-purpose venue allows us to showcase Discovery Shores' unique brand of service and style that promises a polished meeting experience, making the resort an attractive corporate retreat," said Leeds Trompeta, resident manager.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 09:42 p.m.
FIFTY-SEVEN families living at the Project 1 Sooc Socialized Housing Zone in Arevalo district, Iloilo City will be awarded with a “Contract to Sell” by the City Government signifying a security of land tenure to the batch of relocatees in the area.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog will lead the awarding of home lots next week to the beneficiaries as endorsed by Wilfredo Jurilla, executive director of the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao).
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 09:41 p.m.
THIRTY-SIX Ilonggo exhibitors joined the 7th Tumandok Iloilo Product Expo, which started on September 3 and will end on September 8, at the Robinsons Place, Iloilo City.
The expo features micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and one-town one-product (Otop) of 21 Iloilo municipalities.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 10:19 p.m.
ILOILO CITY - Senator Franklin Drilon recently warned the Commission on Elections (Comelec) that their purchase of a P1.19 billion property without approval of Congress is a violation of the Constitution that can lead to prosecution for technical malversation of funds.
Drilon, chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, admitted that he has discovered the anomalous transaction when Comelec had asked for additional budget intended for the holding of the 2013 midterm elections.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 10:18 p.m.
ILOILO CITY – The Koreans, considered the biggest foreign group in this city, plan to conduct a weeklong 1st Korean-Ilonggo Friendship Festival as tribute to the fusion of two cultures and to strengthen friendship between the Ilonggos and Koreans.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog welcomes the festival slated on September 17-22, 2012, that will showcase the Korean culture and tradition.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 10:17 p.m.
ILOILO CITY – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) lauded three stakeholders in Western Visayas for their exemplary support to the bank’s statistical undertakings, information needs and advocacy programs.
The 2012 awards ceremony and appreciation lunch for Ilonggo stakeholders was held Tuesday at the Days Hotel here.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:22 a.m.
ILOILO CITY – Three young scientists from the University of the Philippines (UP)-Diliman found faults at the Jalaur River in Calinog, Iloilo.
John Warner Carag, Neil Laurent Caidic and Adrian Raymund Fernandez, who are members of Agham, advocates of science and technology for the people, said the faults along the river is at the site of the Jalaur main dam and reservoir and at the after bay dam.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:21 a.m.
ILOILO CITY – Rare plants and animals are found at the area where the site of the multi-billion peso Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project (JRMP) of the National Government will be built.
The barangays Garangan, Agcalaga and Masaroy is home to the indigenous people in central Panay Island.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 12:20 a.m.
ILOILO CITY – Five civil servants in Western Visayas made it as finalists to the list of outstanding public officials and employees under the Honor Award Program of the Civil Service Commission.
CSC regional director Rodolfo Encajonado identified the awardees as Haydee Pazuelo, State Auditor IV, Commission on Audit; Dr. Editha Magallanes, President, Capiz State University, Roxas City.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 08:23 p.m.
HERITAGE buildings at Calle Real, Iloilo City’s premier business district until the early 1970s, is up for a major facelift to preserve and utilize some 40 heritage commercial buildings in the area.
Manuel Villa, president of the Iloilo Cultural Heritage Foundation Inc. (ICHFI), said they have launched the restoration of the old Iloilo City Calle Real Park within the central business district spanning the streets of JM Basa, Iznart, Aldeguer, Guanco, and Mapa in support of the vision to catapult Iloilo as a Premier City of the South by 2015.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 08:22 p.m.
THE Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) Iloilo Chapter opened its lying-clinic in the congested coastal area of Iloilo City to serve at least six adjoining barangays.
Armand Parcon, newly elected president of FPOP Iloilo, said the clinic is beside the FPOP office at the ground floor of Sacred Heart building at corner Jalandoni and Rizal streets and right at the middle of the adjoining barangays mostly with informal settlers and squatters.
Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 08:21 p.m.
THIS year’s “Pyesta sa Kakahuyan” will be held in the municipality of Tubungan.
Already on its 13th year, the massive tree planting activity institutionalized by Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. during his previous term as governor is scheduled on September 15.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:28 p.m.
ILONGGOS must help the campaign for more sustained international flights direct from Iloilo to Hong Kong and Singapore and vice versa, said Noel Servigon, the Philippine Consul General in Hong Kong.
He said the challenge for Ilonggos is to attract tourists from Hong Kong and Singapore through attractive travel packages and destinations.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 - 10:27 p.m.
RESIDENTS in Iloilo are given the chance to taste fine foods from the United States as the US Department of Agriculture holds a US Fine Foods Show in Iloilo City from August 29 to 30 at the Days Hotel in the city.
William Verzani, agriculture attaché at the US Embassy in Manila, said the event will showcase the availability, high quality, and versatility of US food and beverages through all-day samplings, live cooking demonstrations such as a “Chocolate Madness” and “Spuds on Parade,” seminars by local top chefs, product showcases, and a cocktail networking reception.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:31 p.m.
ILOILO CITY – The local Augustinian community has called on the government not to enact another Reproductive Health (RH) law that may add more confusion to the people.
Reverend Father Frederick Comendador, OSA, president of the University of San Agustin here, said the government must act on the moral matter by not imposing its standards since it already has enough powers and enough laws.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:30 p.m.
ILOILO CITY -– A party-list lawmaker has called on the people of Iloilo to protest the bills that aim to privatize 26 government hospitals in Iloilo City and all districts in the province.
Representative Teddy Casiño of Bayan Muna party-list said a privatization scheme elegantly cloaked as ‘corporatization’ will empower the government to abandon its prime responsibility in providing health care to the people.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:29 p.m.
THIRTEEN fishing boats were apprehended by the Iloilo Provincial Bantay Dagat Task Force (PBDTF) in its continued operation against illegal fishing activities.
In a communication to Provincial Administrator Raul Banias, the PBDTF reported that five fishing boats were nabbed in Carles during their operation from August 10 to 18, 2012.
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 - 11:28 p.m.
THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is paving the way for the implementation of another multi-million project at the Jalaur River Basin.
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (Penro) Raul L. Lorilla together with his technical men briefed Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. about the project last Friday.
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 05:58 p.m.
SEVEN outstanding Ilonggos will receive the Golden Salakot Award and be bestowed with lifetime membership in the Hubon ni Marikudo (Order of Marikudo), an exclusive league of individuals who support the city in its vision to become prime.
City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog will lead the awarding rites on Saturday, August 25, 2012 as a highlight in the celebration of the city’s Charter Day and 75th Diamond Jubilee anniversary.
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 05:57 p.m.
TAXPAYERS admitted to being inspired to do business in Iloilo City and pay properly their real property and business taxes due mainly to the dynamic leadership of City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III.
In response to the awards received last Thursday, August 23 at the Days Hotel, President Arthur Aguilar of Global Business Power Corp., the owner of Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC) and Panay Power Corp. (PPC), said they invested billions of pesos in the first coal fired-power plant and a diesel plant by having full trust and confidence in the administration of a business-friendly city.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:17 p.m.
ILOILO province joins the nation in mourning the death of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.
Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. issued Executive Order (EO) 105 declaring days mourning in the province from August 21, 2012 until Robredo’s interment.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:15 p.m.
SI GOVERNOR Arthur Defensor Sr. nagpasalamat sa Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) sa dugang nga 100 nga core shelter para sa mga kwalipikado nga pigado sa banwa sang Ajuy.
Ang gobernador nangin sentimental sa iya pagpasalamat sa DSWD sa ginhiwat nga turn-over sang nabilin nga pulo ka mga balay sa mga recipient sang Agosto 22, 2012, sa una nga hugnat sang core shelter project.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:14 p.m.
TWO Iloilo River tributaries are prioritized for dredging and clean-up once the P32-million Water Master dredging machine purchased by the Department of Public Works and Highways arrived here on September 25, 2012.
This was assured by Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog after being informed of the development on the Dungon Creek and Calajunan Creek and the plan to dredge the creeks spanning more than 13 combined kilometers.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:12 p.m.
MAJOR street junctions here and especially at the downtown area will soon have a modern traffic light system that will help ease out traffic congestion, motorists, and pedestrians.
City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog leads the campaign of a Public Private Partnership (PPP) in solving the traffic problem by rehabilitation or reconstruction of traffic lights in about 10 major junctions.
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 11:11 p.m.
ILONGGO Senator Franklin M. Drilon has confirmed the P8.42 billion budget for the holding of the 2013 synchronized local and national elections by the Commission on Elections (Comelec).
Drilon was in this city last week for the inauguration of the P70 million Iloilo River Esplanade project.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:02 p.m.
THE City Government of Iloilo is set to award the top 40 taxpayers and private partners on Thursday as part of its month-long celebration of the 75th Diamond Anniversary.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has designated city treasurer Katherine Tingson to lead the screening of the 20 real property taxpayers and another 20 business taxpayers who are considered as engines of growth in the city.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 11:01 p.m.
ILOILO CITY – Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has enjoined both the public and private sector here to join the nationwide mourning for the late Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo.
Robredo, his aide de camp security and two pilots, were onboard the Piper Seneca plane going to Naga City when it was reported missing over the Masbate seas 30 minutes after takeoff from Cebu last Saturday afternoon.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 10:59 p.m.
ILOILO CITY – The newly opened river esplanade project along the Treñas Boulevard at the Iloilo River is definitely not for smokers and litterers; nor for bikers and vendors out to sell finger food.
Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he just wanted the esplanade to be enjoyed by the general public and the existing ordinances on anti-smoking and anti-littering will be implemented seriously.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 10:58 p.m.
ILOILO CITY – The projected P0.32 power rate increase as under recoveries of the Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC) will be implemented and stretched in six to seven years and not within five years as directed by a decision of the Energy Regulatory Council.
The hike amount is less and not significantly felt by power consumers in this city, said President Arthur Aguilar of the Global Business Power Corp., owner of PEDC and Panay Power Corp.