Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan remains one of Asia’s best beaches according to Travel+Leisure Magazine. The popular New-York based magazine published this July the reader’s survey on the islands’ beaches, food, natural views, restaurants, attractions for tourists, and the friendliness of the people. HOLGER METTE/GETTY IMAGES

Boracay still among Asia’s best

KALIBO, Aklan – After six months of rehabilitation, the Philippines’ world-famous tourist destination – Boracay Island – remains one of Asia’s best beaches, according...
Drug suspect Christopher Benignos of Barangay Dumlog, Malay, Aklan sits handcuffed after police officers caught in an entrapment operation. Benignos allegedly sold a sachet of marijuana to a poseur-buyer on July 13. PDEA REGION 6

Malay ‘habal-habal’ driver yields ‘marijuana’

KALIBO, Aklan – A ‘habal-habal’ driver was arrested in a drug buy-bust operation in Malay, Aklan. He was identified...

Hamtic local survives shooting

SAN JOSE, Antique – A man survived an attempt on his life after being shot by unidentified assailants in Barangay La Paz, Hamtic, Antique....
Police authorities place the 26-year-old rape suspect under hospital arrest after he attempted to end his life by slashing his wrist and hanging himself to a tree. The suspect reportedly admitted raping her niece on July 11 in Barangay Pampango, Libacao, Aklan. Police said his conscience bothered him. PHOTO COURESY OF RODNEL AGUIRRE

2 minors ‘raped’ in Aklan

KALIBO, Aklan – Two minor girls were allegedly raped in separate incidents in Aklan this week.  The first incident...
The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Western Visayas gives away 900 fiberglass boats with engines to fisherfolk in Antique. Provincial senior aquaculturist Alletth Gayatin said Friday that only 200 of the 900 fiberglass boats have been delivered to their recipients. PNA

Antique fisherfolk to get their fiberglass boats

SAN JOSE, Antique – Fisherfolk-beneficiaries in the province have been advised to coordinate with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and...
The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (HPG) requires sugarcane truck operators in Negros Occidental to use canvas covers to prevent spillage of canes on the roads. Provincial HPG chief Captain Robelito Mariano said the move is a way to curb accidents and ensure that roads are safe during the milling season. PNA

Zero sugarcane spills in NegOcc mulled

BACOLOD City – The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) aims for “zero tubo” campaign or absence of sugarcane spillage on the highways...
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease characterized by a high fever (40°C/104°F) accompanied by two of these symptoms: severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, and swollen glands or rash. Symptoms usually last for two to seven days, after an incubation period of four to 10 days after the bite from an infected mosquito. FILE

Capiz declares dengue outbreak

ROXAS City – A dengue outbreak has been declared in the province of Capiz. The declaration took effect after Gov....
A farmer in Sibalom, Antique plows his field as the palay planting season starts.

Farmers plant ‘palay’ as rainy season begins

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE – More than 16,000 hectares of farmlands in Antique were already planted with palay as irrigation water became available due to...
The Provincial Board of Antique approves the P1.5-billion budget of the province during its regular session last Thursday, July 11. PNA

Antique board OKs P1.5-B executive budget

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Provincial Board approved the P1.5-billion budget of the Antique provincial government in its regular session last Thursday.

Guimaras declares dengue outbreak

ILOILO City – A dengue outbreak was declared in Guimaras province on Thursday, the local government confirmed.  The rise...

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