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The provincial capitol building of Negros Occidental in Bacolod City will soon become a free wireless internet service to be set up by the Department of Information and Communications Technology. The project is part of the implementation of Republic Act 10929, or the “Free Internet Access in Public Places Act.” NEGROS OCCIDENTAL

NegOcc sets target for 2020 budget approval

BACOLOD City – The Provincial Board of Negros Occidental is expected to approve the province’s proposed P4.2-billion 2020 budget by the end of the month....

‘INSULT TO WORKERS’ New minimum wage rates take effect Nov. 26

ILOILO – The new minimum daily wage rates in Western Visayas will take effect on Nov. 26. The increase is between P15 to P30....

Antique has 467 landslide-prone areas

ILOILO City – Antique province has the most number of villages prone to landslide in Western Visayas, according to the Department of Environment and Natural...

‘Mercy killing’ for stray dogs

ILOILO City – Not only humans. Stray dogs, too, are being blamed for vandalizing ornamental plants that the city government has planted at the...
PCSO general manager Royina Garma

Iloilo STL operators could lose franchises

ILOILO City – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) may terminate the contracts of its Small Town Lottery (STL) authorised agent corporations (AACs) in...

Police stations brace for NPA ‘agaw armas’

ILOILO City – The New People’s Army (NPA) is planning to stage “agaw armas” attacks on police stations, particularly those in remote areas, according...

Targeted shooting of drug suspects alarms biz group

BACOLOD City – The city’s business sector expressed alarm over the consecutive shooting incidents involving drug-tagged individuals here.   “We are...
These packs of siomai from Rizal province were seized at the Iloilo Terminal Market. The city government has banned meat and by-products from areas hit by the African swine fever. These siomai packs entered Iloilo City via Roxas City in Capiz province. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Confiscated siomai from Rizal negative for ASF but…

ILOILO City – Laboratory examination of pork siomais from Rizal province confiscated here recently showed these did not have the African swine fever (ASF)...
BUILDING IN DANGER. Iloilo City National High School administrative officer Khris Dane Dinopol points to huge indentations on the floor of this two-storey school building. The City Engineer’s Office has recommended that this building, built only in 2015 or four years ago, be vacated temporarily until the structural defect has been addressed. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Two high school buildings have structural defects

ILOILO City – Two relatively new two-storey school buildings of the Iloilo City National High School in Molo district were found to have structural...

Telcos, PECO have until Dec. to fix ‘spaghetti wires’, posts

ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas has given concerned companies until next month to fix “spaghetti wires” and road-obstructing posts. “Kon indi...

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