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“Antique, among the provinces in Western Visayas, has the highest drug cleared barangays,” says Alex Tablate, director of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6.

Over 246 Antique villages ‘drug-free’

SAN JOSE, Antique – This province has the highest number of drug-cleared barangays in Western Visayas, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6....
Tourists are seen in the front beach of Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. The Department of Tourism says 95 percent of establishments in the famed-island resort are now fully compliant with its regulations. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Compliant Boracay resorts reach 374

ILOILO City – To provide quality service to local and foreign tourists, the Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas assured that establishments in the...
The lifeless Fraser’s dolphin found on the shoreline of Barangay Patic in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental on Wednesday. It is the fourth documented dead dolphin in the Bago-Pulupandan coastal area this year. PHOTO COURTESY OF MARK DE LA PAZ

Dolphin found dead in southern NegOcc

BACOLOD City – Another dolphin was found dead on the shoreline of Barangay Patic in Pulupandan, Negros Occidental.The Lumba Project,...
Police recovered these sachets of suspected shabu in a buy-bust operation in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on Sept. 13. MALAY POLICE STATION

‘Drug peddler’ busted in Boracay

BORACAY – Police arrested a suspected drug peddler in a buy-bust operation in this famed-island resort.Twenty-seven sachets of...
Local and international tourists going to Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan were urged not to bring canned or processed meat products as a measure to prevent the entry of African Swine Fever in the province. Jun Aguirre/PN

Tourists urged not to bring processed meat products in Boracay

MALAY, Aklan – The Caticlan Jetty Port urged local and foreign tourists not to bring canned or processed meat products in Boracay Island.
Frustrated murder and rape suspect Jacklin Elauria sits handcuffed after police officers arrested him in Barangay Lawaan, Roxas City, Capiz on Thursday. GLENN BEUP

AFTER NEARLY 6 YEARS OF HIDING: Frustrated murder, rape suspect caught

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – After nearly six years of hiding, a man who was charged with frustrated murder and rape, was arrested in Barangay...
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...

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