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“We need a holistic approach to eradicate illegal drugs. We need your support,” says Philippine Drug Enforcement Region 6 director Alex Tablate. PN FILE PHOTO

DRUG-FREE WORK PLACE: PDEA pushes ‘holistic approach’ vs illegal drugs

ILOILO City – The Philippine Drug Enforcement (PDEA) Region 6 has launched an advocacy program dubbed “Oplan Kalasag” to promote drug-free workplaces in this...
Agricultural output contracted by 1.27 percent in April to June. Crop production was led by a decline in palay output, which fell by 5.82 percent. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Iloilo prov’l gov’t wants extra fund to aid farmers

ILOILO – Gov. Arthur Defensor Jr. plans to request a supplemental budget to help small farmers affected by falling palay prices.The...

DOH-6: Don’t to be complacent despite leptos cases drop

ILOILO – Though the number of leptospirosis cases in Western Visayas is much lower than last year, the Department of Health (DOH) Region...

WVSU med grads all hurdle licensure exam for doctors

ILOILO City – All of West Visayas State University (WVSU) – College of Medicine’s 93 graduates who took the licensure examination for physicians early...
Iloilo City Hall. IAN PAUL CIRDERO/PN

Treñas aides deny coercing city hall employee

ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas’ executive assistants and department heads denied coercing, oppressing or threatening a regular city government employee who was reassigned...

WV GIRDS FOR POLIO RETURN: DOH Region 6 to boost routine immunization

ILOILO City – Though Western Visayas is not classified a “high risk” area for the reemergence of the highly infectious viral disease poliomyelitis, the...

Should Region 6 be placed under martial law?

ILOILO – Should Western Visayas provinces be placed under martial law to contain the possible spread of killings in Negros Island?
NEVER FORGET, NEVER AGAIN. An effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte is displayed at Iloilo City’s Sunburst Park as activists mark the 47th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. It was on Sept. 21, 1972 when then President Ferdinand Marcos placed the country under military rule to supposedly quell communist rebellion. But yesterday’s (Sept. 20) mass action ahead of the anniversary today was not only about Marcos’ martial law. The protesters also pressed for the resumption of the peace talks between the national government and communists, and a halt to extrajudicial killings and corruption. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Iloilo activists mark martial law anniv with ‘National Day of Action’

ILOILO City – Activists here joined yesterday’s National Day of Action to mark the 47th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. They marched...

MANHUNT BEGINS: 82 WV freed convicts fail to beat 15-day ultimatum

ILOILO City – Of the 144 convicts from Western Visayas that the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) freed in line with the Good Conduct Time Allowance...
STILL SAFE. A vendor at the Iloilo Terminal Market inspects the meat and pork he is selling. They are safe, he insists. The deadly African swine fever virus has reached the country. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Iloilo bans hogs, pork products from ASF areas

ILOILO – This province remains free from the African swine fever (ASF), a contagious hemorrhagic swine disease with no known cure.

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