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According to the Sangguniang Bayan of Aklan, the town of Kalibo has a total of 2,988 tricycle franchises granted to operators as of Feb. 14, 2020.

Trikes, pedicabs, motorcycles not for public transport

ILOILO – Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. has prohibited the use of tricycles, pedicabs and motorcycles as public transport. The...
Chinese nationals arriving from Guangzhou, China are seen wearing face mask at the arrival area of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 1 on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in Pasay City. 📸 Richard Reyes/Philippine Daily Inquirer

Region 6 COVID-19 death toll now at 4

ILOILO City – From 18, the number of Western Visayans who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) rose to 22.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE? This main thoroughfare of Guimbal, Iloilo is empty. People are opting to stay at home to avoid catching and spreading the coronavirus disease 2019. To date, three residents of Guimbal have tested positive for the illness. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

ALL RESIDENTS OF GUIMBAL ‘PUMs’: DOH cites local COVID-19 transmission

BY GLENDA TAYONA and IME SORNITO ILOILO – All the residents of the municipality of Guimbal should now be considered persons under...

How should authorities handle young curfew violators?

ILOILO City – The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Western Visayas issued guidelines to help authorities – policemen, local officials and even...
Do the Health department guidelines on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic include classifying all residents of a town “persons under monitoring” if local disease transmission has been confirmed? Iloilo’s Vice Gov. Christine Garin wants to know. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Garins: Why the whole of Guimbal?

ILOILO – Impractical. This was how the Garins, the political kingpins in the 1st District, described the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6’s decision...

Ajuy village on 15-day ‘voluntary lockdown’

ILOILO – Residents of Barangay Rojas in the northern municipality of Ajuy agreed to observe what Mayor Jett Rojas described as a 15-day “voluntary...
HOME AWAY FROM HOME. A classroom at the Iloilo City Community College in Molo district has been temporarily converted into a billeting area for healthcare workers barred from returning to their boardinghouses or barangays from their work in hospitals. The Department of Health is appealing to Ilonggos not to discriminate healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus disease. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Do not evict frontliners vs COVID – Jerry

ILOILO City – Boardinghouse operators throwing out tenants who are healthcare workers during this time of enhanced community quarantine against the coronavirus disease 2019...
“We are very lucky may ara kita laboratory and test kits. So ang pwede ta ma-swab, i-swab ta na,” says Mayor Jerry Treñas of Iloilo City. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

‘TEST MORE PEOPLE’ | WV COVID tally now at 18 as 2 more in...

ILOILO City – This city and Iloilo province have two more residents who tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), with both appearing...
The municipality of Calinog, Iloilo has closed its border with Lambunao town following the confirmation that a resident of Lambunao tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019. The municipality, and the whole province of Iloilo for that matter, is under an enhanced community quarantine to stop the spread of the disease. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Calinog closes border with Lambunao

ILOILO – The municipality of Calinog closed its border with Lambunao town. The Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the other day...

ICPO wary of surge in illegal gambling activities

ILOILO City – The enhanced community quarantine could drive economically-displaced people to play games of chance for money. The Iloilo City...

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