Bar disc jockey falls in Boracay drug bust

ILOILO CITY, March 26 (PNA) — A disc jockey (DJ) in one of the bars in the island resort of Boracay was arrested for illegal drugs during a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Bulabog, Boraday Island. Police report reaching here Wednesday morning has identified the suspect as Mike Collantes, a resident of Las Pinas, Metro Manila […]

Listahanan to assess 1.3-M households in Western Visayas

ILOILO CITY, March 26 (PNA) — The Listahanan project of the Department of Social Welfare and Development targets to assess 1,323,778 million poor households in Western Visayas in 2014. These households will be visited one by one by the field staff who were hired by the National Household Targeting Unit (NHTU) starting last year for […]

PO1 recruitment ongoing; PRO-6 hopeful to meet 2014 quota

ILOILO CITY, March 26 (PNA) — The recruitment for Police Officer 1s (PO1s) continues as the Police Regional Office (PRO 6) expects to meet its 873 recruitment quota before the year ends. The PO1 recruitment program started March 24 and will culminate in an oath-taking ceremony of applicants who make the cut May 30. PRO […]

22 city public schools recipientsof CCTV camera system donation

ILOILO CITY, March 26 (PNA)-– A total of 22 city public schools will receive this week a donation package consisting of 44 analog closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras and data video recording (DVR) from the benevolent Chua family of this city to be installed in their respective schools. City councilor Nielex Tupas said the donation […]

Extra-curricular activities blamed for poor showing

ILOILO CITY, Mar. 26 (PNA)- Department of Education Iloilo City Schools Division Assistant Superintendent Ma. Luz de los Reyes has laid the blame on too many extracurricular activities participated in by students and which for the most part have no bearing in academic-related exercises like the National Achievement Test(NAT). According to Delos Reyes, schools have […]

Sta. Barbara school kids showcase projects to Brunei pupils

BY: LEONARD T. PINEDA I Wednesday 19th of March 2014 ILOILO CITY, March 19 (PIA6) — Pupils from Sta. Barbara Central Elementary School (SBCES) here showcased projects on money management and entrepreneurship to educational institutions of Brunei, as an activity in line with the celebration of Global Money Week. The projects, under the SBCES Financial […]

Ilonggo OFWs optimistic of resolution of HK conflict

BY: LEONARD T. PINEDA I Friday 21st of February 2014 ILOILO CITY, Feb. 21 (PIA) — Ilonggo overseas foreign workers (OFWs) in Hong Kong are optimistic that the Philippine government can resolve the diplomatic rift with the Special Administrative Region. Clara Gamuza, 54, a household service worker (HSW), said that she believes friendship and good […]

DOST: Use S&T for safer communities

BY: LILIBETH A. FRENCH Tuesday 25th of March 2014 ILOILO CITY, March 25 (PIA6) – – The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) on Monday called on local chief executives and disaster managers in this part of the country to develop the capacity to understand and use science and technology in making their communities safer […]

Red Cross Antique chapter assures no expired relief goods for ‘Yolanda’ victims

ILOILO CITY, March 25 (PNA) — The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Antique chapter has assured that they have no expired relief goods distributed for “Yolanda” victims as had been reported in other regions. Nilo Guanco, spokesperson of PNRC Antique chapter, said that on their end, as soon as they received the Balikbayan Boxes containing […]

Drivers protest vs LTO

ILOILO CITY, Mar 25 (PNA)–Public jeepney drivers allied with PISTON-Panay Chapter staged a peaceful but emotionally-charged demonstration here on Monday against the excessive fines and penalties imposed by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Edgar Salarda, Piston- Panay coordinator, said the unreasonably high fines are straining their meager take-home pay and driving many of their colleagues […]

Iloilo City’s Calle Real pedestrianization program hits snag

ILOILO CITY, March 25 (PNA) -– The proposed pedestrianization ordinance of city councilor Jason Gonzales hit a snag after the proposal was referred to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) Committee on Transportation for further study and recommendation. The SP committee is chaired by city councilor Plaridel Nava and during the SP regular session today, Tuesday, he […]