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The indigenous people or the Ati community in Antique urged the Philippine Statistics Authority or the municipal registrar to conduct a mobile registration for their members with no birth certificates or marriage contracts. PNA

Antique’s indigenous people seek mobile registration of marriage, birth docs

SAN JOSE, Antique – The indigenous people (IP) or the Ati community in Antique urged the Philippine Statistics Authority or the municipal registrar to...
Bugang River in the municipality of Pandan, Antique is noted as the cleanest inland bodies of water in Western Visayas in 2012. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources says the fecal and coliform level in Bugang River has now reached to an alarming level based on recent tests. JUNE AGUIRRE/PN

Fecal coliform level in Antique’s Bugang River ‘alarming’ – DENR

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (DENR) Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) has expressed concern over the high level of...

Capiz reinstates ban on large-scale mining

ROXAS City – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Capiz has recently approved an ordinance reinstating a ban on large-scale mining operations in the province.

Rape, murder try suspect arrested

ROXAS City – Police arrested a man charged with rape and frustrated murder in Barangay Lawaan here.The 29-year-old Jacklin...
Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (right) of Negros Occidental and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Western Visayas director Remia Aparri (left) during a meeting at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City on Sept. 9. Both officials discussed concerns on the sustainability of the fishery industry in the region. PNA

BFAR taps NegOcc to strengthen Visayan Sea fishing ban

BACOLOD City – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Western Visayas will partner with provincial government of Negros Occidental for a stronger...
Signage and a footbath are set up at the arrival area of the Bacolod-Silay Airport in Silay City, Negros Occidental to remind travelers on the threat of African swine fever (ASF). PNA

Travelers told: Don’t bring pork to NegOcc

BACOLOD City – Amid African swine fever (ASF) scare, Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson has appealed to travelers not to bring pork to Negros Occidental....
Some of the 100 fiberglass boats await their owners in San Jose, Antique. These boats are part of the allocation for the marginalized fishermen under the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources' FB Pagbabago program. ANTIQUE PIO

100 fishing boats await claimants in Antique

SAN JOSE, Antique – A total of 100 fishing boats from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) as assistance to the livelihood...

Over 26 kilos of ‘hot meat’ seized

BACOLOD City – Authorities here seized over 26 kilos of imported “hot meat” from two stores selling processed food and meat products in Burgos...

Rape suspect falls in Culasi

SAN JOSE, Antique – Charged with rape, a man was arrested in Barangay Bita, Culasi, Antique.Police identified...
Chinese tourists lead the top foreign tourism arrivals in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan from Jan. to June this year, according to the Caticlan Jetty Port. AKEAN FORUM

Boracay tour guide jailed for ‘selling marijuana’

BORACAY – He was caught selling suspected marijuana in this famed-island resort, police said. The 31-year-old tour guide Silvino Sauz Jr....

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