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  • Kids train at Iloilo City Sports Academy
    THE Iloilo City Sports Academy (ICSA) is accepting children aged five to 15 for free training on various sporting disciplines in time for school break.Mayor Jerry Treñas initiated the program under the supervision of Iloilo City Sports Development Division (ICSDD).Treñas said the initiative gives opportunity to those who cannot afford to enroll in sports they want and improve their skills, excel in their field of expertise, stay healthy, and gain from overall benefits of sports.He added the endeavor also serves as training ground for promising athletes with potentials to be assessed if they can later on jump to national tournaments.Kids… Read more »
  • MIGEDC irons out transport route concerns
    ILOILO City Government met Wednesday, June 22, 2022, with Iloilo Provincial Government and first town local government units (LGUs) primarily affected by the new transport routes to address the problems.Mayor Jerry Treñas took to task the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) to discuss concerns on the newly implemented Local Public Transport Route Plan (LPTRP) that started June 12.“The mayor requested the presence of the provincial government and concerned LGUs to a venue where they could raise issues and concerns to be addressed in the process of implementation,” said MIGEDC Executive Director Velma Jane Lao.From the testimonies of the Metro… Read more »
  • Dengue alert in Iloilo as cases near 100
    THE Iloilo City Government urged massive cleanup operations in 180 barangays to combat dengue as cases reached close to a hundred.Mayor Jerry Treñas encouraged everyone to continue regular cleanup activities in villages to get rid of dengue-carrying mosquitoes by clearing its breeding grounds.As of June 18, the metropolis recorded a total of 97 cases with one death since January 1.As of June 11, top barangays included MV Hechanova, Jaro, and Pali Benedicto, Mandurriao with five cases each; Balabago, Jaro, and Bakhaw and Bolilao, both in Mandurriao with four cases each; and three cases each in San Jose, Arevalo; Ingore, La… Read more »
  • Iloilo City dog pound rescues 57 stray dogs
    ILOILO City Dog Pound and Animal Shelter at Calahunan Sanitary Landfill in Mandurriao district is now serving as home to 57 rescued dogs as of Monday, a week after the facility opened on June 14, 2022.These include 42 adult dogs including 27 females and 15 males, and 15 puppies.Mayor Jerry Treñas initiated the project to provide a secured place for stray dogs while these are being taken cared of and prepared for adoption by responsible pet owners.The facility for city stray dogs ensures proper care of pets prior to adoption by interested individuals.City Government established the cost-efficient building through the… Read more »
  • Iloilo City beach forest site clearing starts
    ILOILO CITY Mayor Jerry Treñas initiated the establishment of 1.6-hectare Iloilo City Beach Forest at the mouth of Iloilo-Batiano River and coastlines of Barangay Boulevard in Molo district which will start development works soon.This is in line with one of the priority projects to counter climate change and mitigate pollution.The area was cleared of illegal structures to pave way for the establishment of Botanical Garden and Biodiversity Conservation Park.The mayor took to task the City Environment and Natural Resources Office to supervise the project in collaboration with Department of Environment and Natural Resources Regional Office 6 and partners.This is one… Read more »
  • Trees, bamboos planted along floodway, roadsides
    CLOSE to 500 trees and bamboos were planted along the roads in Jaro district, Iloilo City last week.Mayor Jerry Treñas thanked the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) District Western Visayas for supporting the massive greening initiatives of the City Government.Office of Executive Assistant for Environment Armando Dayrit supervised PCG personnel in the planting of 200 tree seedlings on Pocket Forest at the banks of Jaro floodway.Pocket Forest is a small area densely planted with native trees, shrubs and ground cover plants to create a woodland ecosystem which is expected to attract more birds.An additional 290 ornamental bamboos were also planted along… Read more »
  • Cimatu urges DENR to rush study on increasing Boracay capacity limit
    FORMER Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) secretary Roy Cimatu has urged the agency to consider and rush the conduct of a study on increasing the tourism capacity of Boracay Island.Speaking during the culmination of the Boracay Island Task Force (BIATF) in Boracay Island, Cimatu said that with the island resort now recovering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, it is a must for the DENR to recommend a new tourism capacity limit.In 2018, Cimatu was tasked by President Rodrigo Duterte to close Boracay for six months to undergo environmental rehabilitation. Duterte called Boracay a cesspool because of several… Read more »
  • Aboitiz turns over rehabilitated Boracay wetland park to DENR, LGU
    THE Aboitiz Group handed over the rehabilitated Wetland No. 4 now known as the Balabag Wetland Park to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) during a turnover ceremony held on June 16, 2022.As a testament to the group’s commitment to the preservation of biodiversity and environmental protection in the Boracay islands, the one-hectare lagoon area in Barangay Balabag has been transformed into a linear urban park in partnership with key national government agencies led by the DENR-Western Visayas, the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB), Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (Tieza), and… Read more »
  • Guimaras observes dengue awareness month
    THE Province of Guimaras, through the Provincial Health Office, conducted a caravan in the Municipality of Jordan on June 13, 2022 in observance of the "Dengue Awareness Month."Presidential Proclamation No. 1204 series 1998 declares the month of June as the National Dengue Awareness Month.For this year's celebration, the theme is: “Crush DENGUE, para ‘di mag-landing on you!”The activity was participated by different national government agencies such as the Philippine National Police, Bureau of Fire Protection, Department of Health Provincial Office, PNP-Highway Patrol Group; the rural health units of the five local government units (LGUs) in the island; Philippine Pediatric Society… Read more »
  • Suspect in pawnshop manager murder surrenders at Camp Crame
    THE prime suspect in the killing of a 23-year-old pawnshop manager in Kalibo, Aklan surrendered on Thursday morning, June 9, 2022, at Camp Crame in Metro Manila.The Kalibo police identified the suspect as Mark Archie Torrefiel of Batan, Aklan.The victim was identified as Bonna Ambay, a native of Pandan, Antique.A P150,000 bounty was earlier announced to anyone who could lead to his capture. The P30,000 came from Kalibo mayor-elect Juris Bautista-Sucro and the rest came from the relatives of Ambay.Ambay's body was found inside the pawnshop he was working in on Monday morning. Her body sustained multiple stabbed wounds.Torrefiel was… Read more »
  • Villages urged to prepare vs flooding
    FLOOD-PRONE barangays are encouraged to be prepared for rainy season.Mayor Jerry Treñas, through the Iloilo City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (ICDRRMC), ordered the Barangay Risk Reduction and Management Committees concerned and general public to undertake the following preparedness and precautionary measures:1. Review contingency plan on flooding to check whether the identified preparedness measures are appropriate and adequate;2. Prepare critical facilities and services in preparation for evacuation during rainy season;3. Conduct inventory of equipment, welfare goods, and other life-saving equipment in preparation for the impending hazard;4. Monitor and inspect low-lying areas and conduct risk assessment to flood-prone and rain-induced… Read more »
  • Iloilo City dog pound, shelter to open soon
    THE Iloilo City Government Dog Pound and Shelter will soon open as safe haven for stray dogs in the metropolis at the facility at Calahunan Sanitary Landfill in Mandurriao.It will ensure proper care of pets prior to adoption by interested individuals.Mayor Jerry Treñas initiated the project to provide a secured place for stray dogs while these are being taken cared of and prepared for adoption to responsible pet owners.Technical Institute of Iloilo City (TIIC) Molo Campus staff and students constructed the cages, walls, and roofing, as well as beautification and landscaping works, as part of their on-the-job training.With the initiative,… Read more »
  • Iloilo City mayor is national education champion
    ILOILO City Mayor Jerry Treñas was recognized as education champion with the City Government also in the Top 3 in the 1st Gawad Edukampyon Awards Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Highly Urbanized City Category during the awarding ceremonies at Novotel Manila Araneta City in Quezon City June 3, 2022.Treñas was presented with the medal and the plaque for the city during Monday flag ceremony.He commended the personnel of City Social Welfare and Development Office working in ECCD program, and encouraged them to work harder to achieve the top spot as the city is becoming a popular benchmarking destination for… Read more »
  • Guimaras gets Good Financial Housekeeping seal anew
    THE Province of Guimaras has again passed the Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) standards of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).The Municipality of Sibunag, likewise, achieved the same feat.The result was released by the DILG on May 27, 2022.Governor Samuel T. Gumarin said he is honored by the endowment as this is a clear proof of his transparent governance."Nagapasalamat ako sa Department of Interior and Local Government sa pagkilala sa probinsiya sang Guimaras. Pamatuod lang ini nga wala naton ginaabusaran ang paggamit sang pondo sang gobyerno," he added.Good Financial Housekeeping recognizes the practice of the local government Units… Read more »
  • Iloilo City 'walking tour' kicks off
    ILOILO CITY Government will offer a free walking tour from City Hall facing Plaza Libertad passing Calle Real to Casa Real at Capitol grounds in City Proper starting Thursday, June 2, 2022, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.The initiative aims to create awareness and appreciation of the city’s rich cultural heritage and history.Mayor Jerry P. Treñas encouraged everyone to support tourism promotions as part of economic recovery from the effects of the pandemic.Those interested to join the tour should register through contact number 09120104334 or email jhonalyn21alapar@gmail.com for confirmation.A group of 10 people per tour guide will be accommodated.There will… Read more »
  • Iloilo City College offers new course
    ILOILO City Community College (ICCC) will be opening the Bachelor of Special Needs Education (BSNEd) major in Early Childhood Education (ECD) as an additional course.The new course offering is recognized to operate by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) effective Academic Year 2022-2023 through a Certificate of Program Compliance (COPC) No. 08 series of 2022.Mayor Jerry P. Treñas encouraged incoming freshmen to avail of free and quality education at ICCC.As a CHED-recognized institution with program offerings that have government recognition, qualified applicants enjoy free tuition and other school fees by virtue of Republic Act (RA) 10931 or Universal Access to… Read more »
  • Aboitiz Construction, Iloilo LGU team up for a coastal clean-up drive
    ABOUT 50 volunteers from Aboitiz Construction, local government units (LGUs) of Iloilo City and other volunteers from the private sector teamed up with the Iloilo City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) for a coastal clean-up drive in Barangay Sto. Niño Norte, Iloilo City recently.Over 160 kilograms of solid wastes that include plastic and paper rubbish were collected by the volunteers, properly segregated and disposed accordingly.About 50 environment-friendly posters were also hung around the barangay vicinity to remind the residents of the campaign.“We are grateful to Aboitiz Construction for their participation in this activity. This proves that both public and… Read more »
  • PLDT Iloilo office unveils solar rooftop installation as part of sustainability push
    PLDT Inc. has fortified its move to help mitigate the effects of climate change with the completion of photovoltaic (PV) panel installation at its La Paz Office in Iloilo City.PLDT La Paz is one of the integrated telco's main offices in Panay Island and houses a sales and service center, PLDT and Smart network offices, as well as Enterprise sales."The solar rooftop installation supports the integration of sustainable practices into our daily operations. As the only telcos who form part of the inaugural members of the government-led Stakeholders' Chamber on the Sustainable Development Goals being supported by the National Economic… Read more »
  • Lezo town to commemorate Saint Isidore's 400th feast
    LEZO, Aklan- The local government of Kalibo together with the Lezo parish is commemorating this week the 400th year of feast of St Isidore the farmer.Lezo town mayor Mary Lenette Fernandez said that they had made the commemoration simple because of both the Covid-19 pandemic and the recently concluded May 9, 2022 elections.Isidore who hailed from Madrid, Spain was beatified in Rome on May 2, 1619, by Pope Paul V. He was canonized nearly three years later by Pope Gregory XV on March 12, 1622.Among the activities being lined-up for the May 15 feast includes thanksgiving mass, sports activities such… Read more »
  • 4 Boracay residents nabbed for liquor ban violation
    AT LEAST four Boracay residents were arrested by operatives of the Malay Municipal Police Station for violating the liquor ban.Police said they were conducting a mobile patrol Sunday night, May 8, when they chanced upon the suspects having a drinking spree in a public place in Barangay Balabag, Boracay.The four suspects were identified as Wenceslao Flores, Faustino Mangibin, Royulo Aguilar and Rusty Castillo.They were detained at the Municipal Police Station lock-up cell as police are preparing charges against them for violation of the Omnibus Election Code.Earlier, the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Aklan said it has given exemption certificates to 20 establishments… Read more »
  • Dengue claims 2 lives in Antique
    SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) is urging the public to continue carrying out environmental sanitation to prevent the spread of dengue which has already claimed two lives in the province this year.Dengue, now considered a year-round disease, has claimed the lives of a 20-year-old female from the municipality of Sibalom and a 19-year-old female from Bugasong town, said Sheree Vego, IPHO Nurse 4 and in charge of the Infectious Diseases Cluster.The case from Bugasong town died on February 5 while the Sibalom patient was the latest fatality reported on April 12.Vego said… Read more »
  • Iloilo City Government okays face-to-face classes
    THE Iloilo City Government is ready to approve any application for face-to-face classes of elementary and high schools.Mayor Jerry Treñas stressed the need to go back to face-to-face classes as education suffered setback due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.“The online and modular lessons seem to don’t work very well. We need to help the children learn effectively,” he said.City Schools Division Superintendent Ma. Luz M. de los Reyes said four private schools and eight public schools received their approved City Hall’s concurrence.A total of 66 schools have already applied.De los Reyes said all schools both public and private shall… Read more »
  • Iloilo City College holds face-to-face classes
    THE Iloilo City Community College (ICCC) has returned to conducting face-to-face classes following approval from Commission on Higher Education (Ched).Mayor Jerry Treñas has encouraged universities to consider going back to school even as City Hall has offered free swab test required for medical and nursing students upon request from their management.This, after Ched-Western Visayas Director Raul C. Alvarez Jr. issued a “Certificate of Authority to Reopen Campus for the Conduct of Limited Face-to-Face Classes” to ICCC.This covered ICCC’s two courses Bachelor of Science (BS) in Travel Management and BS in Office Administration.The resumption of face-to-face classes was granted to ICCC… Read more »
  • Flyover, boulevard aim to decongest Iloilo City
    ILOILO City has now been connected to neighboring municipalities in a move to lessen congestion along major thoroughfares during rush hours.Ilonggo Senator Franklin Drilon, Mayor Jerry Treñas, Vice Mayor Jeffrey Ganzon, city councilors, Governor Arthur Defensor Jr., Pavia Mayor Luigi Gorriceta, Second District Representative Michael Gorriceta, and Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH)-Western Visayas Director Tiburcio DL Canlas led the project ceremonies Monday, April 25.The topping out ceremony of the 400-meter Ungka flyover connecting Jaro district and Pavia town and which is targeted to open in June is expected to cut travel time from city to Iloilo International Airport… Read more »
  • Iloilo City to offer free RT-PCR test for students
    THE Iloilo City Government will offer free swab test using Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) to students who are going to join the face-to-face classes being opened already by some medical and nursing schools.Mayor Jerry Treñas said universities and colleges will only have to make a request to his office.“The schools are going back to conducting face-to-face classes. I think it is about time that we go back to what we’re used to as education has been very affected by the pandemic. I pity the students especially children, their social skills are greatly affected,” he said.The letter request should… Read more »
  • Traffic education for students
    THE Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) will initiate a Traffic Education Campaign for elementary and high school students when classes open.Mayor Jerry Treñas will sign a memorandum of agreement with schools for such purpose.PSTMO head Jeck Conlu said this is part of the external services of the newly created Traffic Academy primarily aimed to train traffic enforcers.“We will have a team to go around the schools to teach students about using pedestrian lanes, knowing the meaning of traffic signs, and basic regulations. Our goal is to achieve the battle cry of ‘creating new generations of drivers… Read more »
  • Boracay registers 12,000 tourists on Maundy Thursday
    ACTING Malay Mayor Floribar Bautista said the Municipal Tourism Office recorded 12,159 tourists who visited Boracay Island on Maundy Thursday alone, April 14, 2022.The unexpected surge of tourists resulted in lack of electric vehicles that will bring them to their hotels."As a result, I have to order our traffic enforcers to allow our habal-habal to temporarily assist in the transport of both tourists and residents to their destinations. This will only last until Monday, April 18. After which, they will be back on their respective route, which is at the back roads of Boracay," he said.Bautista said all of the… Read more »
  • Aklan towns submerged in floods due to ‘Agaton’
    MOST of the 17 towns of Aklan were flooded due to strong rains brought about by Tropical Depression Agaton (Megi) on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.Flooding were reported in Kalibo, Batan, Altavas, Ibajay and Malinao, among others, including Boracay Island.Atavas town Mayor Denny Refol has announced the cancellation of classes in schools due to the bad weather.The Vallacar Transit Ceres also cancelled its trips to Caticlan and vice versa because of the flooding incidents.In Barangay Rosal, Libacao, a bridge collapsed, making it impassable to commuters.But as flood started to subside later Tuesday, a fire incident broke out at the Kalibo Shopping… Read more »
  • DA to Western Visayas farmers: Brace for inclement weather
    THE Department of Agriculture (DA)-Western Visayas advised farmers in the region to brace for inclement weather this week.Remelyn Recoter, regional executive director of the DA-Wesntern Visayas, said the department has released an advisory asking farmers to be vigilant.The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said earlier that Visayas and Mindanao will be affected by Tropical Depression Agaton (Megi).Recoter said they advised the farmers to better harvest their mature crops as soon as possible, secure seed reserves, plant materials in areas vulnerable to flooding, secure animal shelters and relocate when necessary.The farmers have also been told to maximize harvesting… Read more »
  • Iloilo City pilots low carbon urban transport
    ILOILO City was chosen as pilot site for low carbon urban transport system of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) together with Department of Transportation (DOTR) that will last for a year.Mayor Jerry Treñas welcomed this development, which he said complements environmental initiatives in the metropolis.The joint project is geared toward reducing pollutants in the air by embracing environment-friendly mass transport system.This will be implemented in collaboration with Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO), City Environment and Natural Resources Office, and City Planning and Development Office.“The partnership will create programs and policies for public transport and that include tricycles,… Read more »
  • Traffic Academy starts
    ILOILO City Public Safety and Transportation Management (PSTMO) has initiated a Traffic Academy to train traffic enforcers for a month starting April at YMCA Building.Mayor Jerry Treñas took to task PSTMO head Jeck Conlu to have the existing personnel and applicants undergo the training.They already started with basic orientation on understanding what the Traffic Academy is all about.Conlu said the initiative is considered first-of-its-kind for a local government unit.“We will professionalize our traffic aides since most of them have no formal or sustainable training, so we have to improve and capacitate them every year,” Conlu said.“They will be taught with… Read more »
  • P6.8-M solar project launched in Iloilo Provincial Hospital
    THE Iloilo Provincial Hospital (IPH) in Barangay Rumbang, Pototan, Iloilo is the first hospital in the country to avail of the solar energization project under the Development for Renewable Energy Applications Mainstreaming and Market Sustainability (Dreams) Project of the Department of Energy (DOE) in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).The project was launched on Wednesday, April 6, through a switch-on ceremony and memorandum of agreement (MOA) signing spearheaded by Governor Arthur Defensor Jr., UNDP representative Dr. Selva Ramanchandran, DOE’s Renewable Energy Management Bureau (REMB) chief Engr. Gaspar Escobar Jr., IPH chief Dr.… Read more »
  • City to residents: Get vax at district health centers
    THE Iloilo City Government encouraged everyone eligible to get vaccinated against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) at District Health Centers (DHC), bringing the vaccines closer to residents and reaching out to more people.Mayor Jerry Treñas supported the campaign of Department of Health to require booster shot as the vaccine efficacy lessens overtime.He said kids’ vaccination is also important in preparation for opening of classes. “Our vaccination for children is slow moving. We need to make sure they are vaccinated and safe when face to face classes open,” Treñas said.This is open for all, including non-residents, and walk-in is allowed at DHCs near… Read more »
  • Renowned artist gives artworks to City
    WORLD-renowned Ilonggo artist Arturo Geroche has donated some of his masterpieces to the City Government.Mayor Jerry Treñas signed the Deed of Donation with the multi-talented artist at City Hall March 31.“We are grateful to Mr. Geroche for these wonderful works of art that will surely liven up any space. He is truly the pride of every Ilonggo and Filipino as he puts our history, culture and heritage in every masterpiece,” Treñas said.Geroche, known for creating artworks using a variety of media, donated various sizes of 11 acrylic on canvas paintings that include Jose Rizal’s Iloilo Visit, Barter of Panay, Paraw… Read more »
  • Aklan youth colors Kalibo’s roads pink
    SOME 5,000 people joined the Pinknasadya Sadsad street dancing and power walk held in major roads in Kalibo, Aklan Saturday afternoon, April 2, said the Youth for Leni/Kiko Aklan.Eduardo Constantino, the provincial chair of Leni for President Movement in Kalibo, said they are grateful to the youth for organizing the event.The Pinknasadya mimicked that of the annual Kalibo Ati-atihan Festival where everybody is welcome to join the street dancing.The power walk and street dancing started at the Kalibo Cathedral and ended at the Aklan Provincial Capitol.Among those who joined the power walk were representatives of the LGBTQ community, doctors and… Read more »
  • Funwalk/streetdance to open 121st Semana sang Iloilo
    CLOSE to 2,000 employees of the Iloilo Provincial Government are expected to join the Funwalk/Streetdance parade on Monday, April 4, 2022, for the opening of the 121st Semana sang Iloilo.The employees, which will be divided into six clusters, will converge at the bike lane in front of the Toyota Showroom (formerly Marina Restaurant) in Diversion Road, then start the Funwalk/Streetdance parade at 7 a.m.They will walk straight to Injap Tower Hotel, then turn right to Jalandoni St. (Bolilao), then toward Magsaysay road going to the Iloilo Sports Complex where the flag raising ceremony and opening program will be held.This is… Read more »
  • Iloilo Capitol launches Search for Huwarang Ilongga
    THE Iloilo Provincial Government, through the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), launched the first ever Search for Huwarang Ilongga sang Probinsya on Wednesday, March 30, 2022.The search aims to give recognition to women with significant contribution in the grassroots that eventually contributed to the development and progress of the province.The Search for Huwarang Ilongga is contained in Provincial Ordinance 2018-067, which was passed by the Provincial Board in 2019 during the time of former Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) head Dr. Neneth Q. Pador. Its implementation, however, was temporarily withheld in 2020 and 2021 due to… Read more »
  • Iloilo City implements 4-day workweek scheme
    MAYOR Jerry Treñas has urged Iloilo City Government employees to maximize the one-day off from work to spend time with their families.This, as Iloilo City Hall started Monday, March 28, its four-day work arrangement up to Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m."This scheme will give City Hall employees more time to be with their families by having a longer weekend since we don't work on a Friday. Nothing is more important than time spent with family," he said.The initiative was in response to rising fuel prices and for the city to conserve energy.Essential services, however, continue with their five-day… Read more »
  • Koi pond construction starts at La Paz Plaza
    CONSTRUCTION works are underway for a koi pond as private partners funded parts of La Paz plaza makeover.Mayor Jerry Treñas thanked Global Business Power Corp. (GBP) for more Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiatives for the benefit of the Ilonggos.GBP, through its subsidiaries Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC) and Panay Power Corporation (PPC), both based in La Paz, sealed a partnership with City Hall for the enhancement of portions of the two-hectare plaza, the city’s largest park and among the most visited recreational places.The power firms financed P15 million for the transformation of the existing pond into a “Blue Koi Lagoon”… Read more »
  • Iloilo City library, schools get 2,000 books
    AURELIO Montinola Foundation and Library Renewal Partnership donated some 2,000 books to Iloilo City Public Library (ICPL) and schools Monday, March 28.Mayor Jerry Treñas thanked A. Montinola Foundation with the help of Library Renewal Partnership founder Quintin Jose Pastrana for supporting the city's educational endeavors.“They aim to help educate by giving books and conducting book drive. The Library Renewal Partnership collects books to distribute and to reach out to public libraries,” said ICPL head Marion Aguirre.She added the donations were mostly children’s books, references and textbooks.Other beneficiaries were Jaro National High School; A. Mabini Elementary School; Iloilo River Plains Integrated… Read more »
  • 2 tourists found dead in Boracay hotel, negative for Covid-19
    THE Malay Health Office (MHO) has confirmed that the two tourists who were found dead inside their rented room in a hotel in Boracay Island recently were negative for coronavirus disease (Covid-19).The MHO has ruled out Covid-19 as possible cause for their death.Authorities identified the tourists as Dennis Yu Villaluz, 44, of San Mateo, Rizal, and Maria Cecilia Jellicode, 44, an Australian national who had been staying in Metro Manila.The RT-PCR testing of the victims was done by the Boracay District Hospital.With the negative result, the Malay Police Office has requested toxicology tests for the two tourists.The personal gadgets of… Read more »
  • Iloilo City Hall 4-day workweek set March 28
    ILOILO City Hall will implement the four-day workweek starting Monday, March 28, 2022, to help employees cope with increasing prices of fuels and conserve energy as cost-saving measures.This scheme was recommended by the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).“We need to adjust because of rising costs of fuel. This will mean savings on electricity and less traffic. As an added value, this will also allow our officials and employees to have quality time with their families for three days – Friday, Saturday and Sunday,” Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas said.City Hall targets to open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.… Read more »
  • Iloilo City population awards national finalist
    ILOILO City Population Office (CPO) will represent Western Visayas at the National Kaunlarang Pantao Award 2022 on parenting and family planning category set in Manila in May 2022.“We are very happy and proud that for the past five years the City Population Office has been number one in Region 6 (Western Visayas),” said City Population Officer Mary Ann Ramos.CPO has been assessed as top performer in the region and exceeded their annual plans and targets for the promotion of population and development programs.They are promoting three population and development programs: responsible parenthood and family planning; adolescent and health Development; and… Read more »
  • From veggies to fish, poultry
    THE Iloilo City Government has leveled up vegetable gardening in villages into an integrated farming under Mayor Jerry Treñas (JPT) Edible Landscaping (Ediscape II): From Farm to Fork Sustainability Program 2022.City Agriculturist's Office (CAO) expanded the participation of 31 barangays from the initial 12 barangays piloted by City Population Office in 2020 as a Gender and Development (GAD) activity for women.“To improve the program, we introduced an innovation in 2021 to include chicken-raising and fish pond. We also included fruit trees and malunggay for food security and immunity boosting,” said City Agriculturist Iñigo Garingalao.“The project does not stop on planting… Read more »
  • More fishes for Iloilo River
    THE City Agriculturist's Office (CAO), in partnership with More Power Iloilo, recently released 730 bulgan juveniles to Iloilo River.The initiative was part of the company’s celebration of its third year of operations in the metropolis.“More Power executives expressed big support to the fish dispersal program of Mayor Jerry Treñas. This adds to symbiotic relationship of fishes to water and plants, and its cycle on the environment,” said City Agriculturist Iñigo Garingalao.They also released 1,204 lapu-lapu fingerlings bought by the City Government from suppliers in Capiz and Aklan.“These were acclimatized meaning they were not released directly but gradually to the river… Read more »
  • Drug suspect nabbed in Iloilo City
    ANOTHER drug suspect was arrested in an anti-illegal drugs operation in Iloilo City on Tuesday morning, March 15, 2022.Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General Dionardo Carlos identified the drug suspect as Jun Diestro alias “Kas/Ingke,” 44 years old.Carlos said Diestro was nabbed through a joint intensified anti-illegal drugs operation conducted by operatives of Regional Police Drug Enforcement Unit (RPDEU)-Western Visayas and Station Drug Enforcement Team (SDET) of Police Station 2 (PS2) Iloilo City Police Office in Barangay Loboc Lapuz around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday.Recovered from the suspect were 24 heat-sealed transparent plastic sachets containing substance believed to be shabu weighing more… Read more »
  • Stalls awarded to vendors
    THE Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) awarded the first batch of 37 stalls to vendors of Iloilo Terminal Market (ITM) commonly called Super in City Proper district.Mayor Jerry Treñas hopes for more economic activities to help small businesses recover.“They are bonafide stall holders who are qualified and completed the requirements according to Market Ordinance 2009-316. The stalls are verified and adjudicated by the market committee,” said LEEO head Maricel Mabaquiao.ITM has 1,100 stalls. (PR) Read more »
  • City clinical lab to offer free services
    THE current Uswag Iloilo City Molecular Laboratory in Barangay San Pedro, Molo will be converted into a clinical laboratory with the soon-to-be completion of the main facility in the area.“As much as possible, we would like to make the lab works available for free for city residents,” Mayor Jerry Treñas said.“It is our aim to give the Ilonggos excellent and sustainable healthcare services even beyond the pandemic,” he added.Some of the initial services will include diagnostic laboratory tests on urine, blood, cholesterol and even ultrasound package.The Uswag Iloilo Clinical Laboratory is targeted to operate by May this year.Acting City Health… Read more »
  • Iloilo City accepts Covid patients in modular hospital
    THE Iloilo City Modular Hospital in Sooc, Arevalo district can now admit mild to moderate cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) following the issuance of License to Operate by the Department of Health.“We are finally able to operate our modular field hospital under the supervision of The Medical City-Iloilo (TMCI). In case of any surge in the future as we are now in Alert Level 1 as approved by the IATF, we are ready to take care of mild to moderate cases of Covid-19. Thank you, DOH and The Medical City,” Mayor Jerry Treñas said.The facility will be open for service… Read more »
  • Plazas rehab on track
    THE Iloilo City Government has been implementing the rehabilitation of district plazas in a move to provide relaxing spots for residents and visitors alike."The plazas are being restored by the city because we want to make public spaces available to our constituents for free. Public spaces are very important as it gives people a place to rethink and recharge," Mayor Jerry Treñas said.More open spaces, landscaping and flood control initiatives have been incorporated to address perennial problem on flooding.Plaza Libertad in City Proper has paved way for an assembly area now being used for Monday’s flag-raising ceremony and other programs… Read more »
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