Boracay boosts lifeguards’ skills as tourism peak season nears

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, March 17 (PNA) — The local government unit (LGU) of Malay is continuing the capacity building training for lifeguards of the island. Executive Assistant IV Rowen Aguirre, who serves as Boracay Island administrator, said the continued training of lifeguards is part of their preparations for the tourist peak season in April and […]

UK PM trade envoy lauds development of Iloilo

By Perla G. Lena ILOILO CITY, March 24 (PNA) — More than three decades since he last visited Iloilo, United Kingdom Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to the Philippines Richard Graham was all praises for the development of the city when he landed at the airport Friday morning. Graham and the other members of the British […]

British envoy urges Iloilo students to avail of UK’s Chevening scholarship

By Cindy B. Ferrer ILOILO CITY, March 24 (PNA) – – British Ambassador Asif Ahmad on Friday urged the students in this city to avail of the United Kingdom’s government scholarship. Speaking before students of the University of Iloilo, Ambassador Ahmad introduced the Chevening Scholarship program, which aimed to develop professionally and academically future leaders, […]

6 living war veterans in Panay get recognition in Liberation Day

ILOILO CITY, March 18 (PNA) — Six living World War II veterans in Panay island, who are now above 90 years old, were recognized during the 72nd Anniversary of the Liberation of Panay, Guimaras and Romblon, Saturday. Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) administrator Retired Lt. Gen. Ernesto Carolina, during his speech, underscored the contribution of […]

Over 300,000 4Ps beneficiaries in Western Visayas benefit from P600 rice subsidy

By Cindy B. Ferrer ILOILO CITY, March 20 (PNA) — About 317,960 household beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in Western Visayas, including Negros Occidental, would benefit from the Php600 rice subsidy, according to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) here. DSWD-6 regional project coordinator for Pantawid Jonathan Anteza on Monday […]

Antique destination attracts more Boracay tourists

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan, March 20 (PNA) — Tibiao, a thriving eco-tourism destination in Antique province, is attracting more visitors from the more popular Boracay Island. “We are now receiving more tourists from Boracay,” said Flord Nicson Calawag, former tourism officer of Antique and also the owner of the newly-opened Calawag Mountain Resort in Barangay Tuno, […]

Php30-B projects initially proposed for ROLL IT fundingin Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, March 20 (PNA) — The regional technical working group (RTWG) of the Roads Leveraging Linkages for Industry and Trade (ROLL IT) program, a convergence program of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), will meet this week to further evaluate projects for possible inclusion […]

Iloilo City takes part in Guam anti-smoking gabfest

ILOILO CITY, March 9 (PNA) — Iloilo City will be at the forefront of World Health Organization (WHO) Western Pacific Region’s ProLEAD Module 2 workshop under the Southeast Asia Tobacco Control Alliance. Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog announced that Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Task Force (ICAST) Executive Director Iñigo Garingalao will represent the city as resource […]

ECC taps village execs to raise awareness on employees compensation program

ILOILO CITY, March 10 (PNA) — The Employees Compensation Commission (ECC) has tapped the support of barangay (village) officials in raising the awareness of the working population on benefits they are entitled to avail on top of their Social Security System (SSS) or Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) entitlement. […]

Iloilo City hosts ‘Kooperabalitaan sa CDA’ on March 14

ILOILO CITY, March 10 (PNA) — Iloilo City will host for the first time the “Kooperabalitaan sa CDA,” a venue where concerns affecting cooperatives is being tackled, on March 14. Kooperabalitaan sa CDA was conceptualized wayback in 2016 to build and promote the image of the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) and promote as well cooperatives […]

USAID cites impact of four-year Be Secure project in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY, March 10 (PNA) — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) underscored the impact of its four-year Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) project in Iloilo in Friday’s “close out” activity held in a hotel here attended by representatives from local government units, water districts, academe and other […]

Hybrid rice seen to boost rice production in Iloilo

ILOILO CITY, March 13 (PNA) — The Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) is hopeful to reach one million metric tons (MT) of rice production this year as the acceptance of hybrid rice among farmers in the province is already high. On Monday, provincial agriculturist Ildefonso Toledo said that the use of hybrid rice variety is […]