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The private sector has urged the government to enforce safeguards on rice importation amid the continuing decrease in the price of unhusked rice or palay since the Rice Tariffication Law was implemented. PNA

DA discourages consumers from eating imported rice

ILOILO City – Why prefer locally-produced rice over the imported ones?“Local rice is of good quality, we are sure of...
REFORMED. Pusher-surrenderers undergo a “group dynamic activity” as part of their activities inside the Balay Silangan Reformation Center in Tapaz, Capiz. The second batch of surrenderers is set to complete the program this December. PDEA-6 PHOTO

More WV drug surrenderers seek to reform

ILOILO City – More drug pusher-surrenderers have been encouraged to enter Balay Silangan reformation centers in Western Visayas.The region has...
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Help Mindanao quake victims, Ilonggos urged

ILOILO – The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC) urged municipal governments and others in the private sector such as nongovernment organizations...
These dangling electricity meters of Panay Electric Co. in Iloilo City are in danger of falling. Mayor Jerry Treñas says the safety of the people of Iloilo City is paramount.

NO BUSINESS PERMIT: City gov’t to auction P90-M PECO assets

ILOILO City – The city government will be holding a public auction for P90-million worth of assets of Panay Electric Co. (PECO) on Dec....
DEADLY SEA MISHAP. Coast guard officials brave the rough waters to search for victims after three motorized boats capsized off Iloilo Strait in separate incidents around noontime yesterday. According to disaster-mitigation authorities, 11 people were confirmed dead. IAN PAUL CORDERO

Communication is the problem: Disaster simulation uncovers loophole

ILOILO City – “I saw that communication was the problem,” said Jose Roberto Nuñez, director of the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) in Western...

Ex-‘Kap’ linked to NPA raid of Maasin police station

BY RUBY P. SILUBRICO and GLENDA TAYONAILOILO City – Operatives of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) raided the...

Finding rural doctor a struggle for Tubungan

BY FLORY ANN TACUBANILOILO – Tubungan being a geographically-isolated and disadvantaged area, its rural health unit (RHU) has...

Fishermen’s wives turn discarded fishnets into saleable handicrafts

BY ANGELIKA N. BUERGOMIAG-AO, Iloilo – Fishermen’s wives are turning nets that litter their coastlines into sources of income....

PECO BACKPEDALS ON SABOTAGE YARN

ILOILO City – A day after Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC), the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) and Palm Concepcion Power Corp....
Iloilo Provincial Capitol. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Building assessment spots quake ‘red flags’

ILOILO City – Several buildings in Western Visayas – some located in schools – have cracks, according to the Office of Civil Defense (OCD)...

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