When completed, the fish port of Concepcion, Iloilo will have a passenger terminal, improved area for restaurants/stalls, new fish port complex with total pavement area of 6,500 square meters, and new wet market and causeway. The Concepcion fish port was ravaged by super typhoon Yolanda in 2013. After a series of consultations with stakeholders here, the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) has finalized the schematic design for the port’s rehabilitation. Once completed, the new fish port of Concepcion in northern Iloilo is expected to provide adequate, quality and safe berthing of fishing vessels and improve the access to basic fish port services, according to the provincial government. The fish port is also envisioned to make more efficient the fishery trading operations in Concepcion.

  • CLEAR VIOLATION. A motorist is committing two traffic violations while negotiating the coastal road in Barangay Balabago, Jaro, Iloilo City. He is using a cell phone while driving – a clear defiance of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act. He and his back riders are not wearing helmets, too, in violation of the Motorcycle Helmet Act. The Anti-Distracted Driving Act prohibits motorists from using communication devices and other electronic entertainment and computing gadgets while vehicles are in motion or temporarily stopped on a traffic light or an intersection. The Motorcycle Helmet Act, on the other hand, requires all motorcycle drivers and back riders to, at all times, wear standard protective motorcycle helmets while driving, whether on long or short drives, in any type of road and highway. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

  • Only half of a long stretch of the highway in Barangay Rumbang, Pototan, Iloilo is passable on Sunday, Nov. 19 as road construction work continues from Barangay Dawis to the town proper. Motorists passing by the area may continue to experience heavy traffic. District Engineer Sanny Boy Oropel says the work started in June and is expected to be completed by Dec. 17 but delays – like the Iwag Festival – may lead to an extension of as much as 30 days.


  • Drug pushing suspect John Edward Carreon, 28, sits with his head down at the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Region 6 office after his arrest in Molo, Iloilo City on Saturday, Nov. 18. He yielded a gram of suspected shabu. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

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