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The National Food Authority (NFA) in Iloilo has surpassed its target for palay procurement in October. The authority has set its target at 120,000 bags and has purchased a total of 358,000 as of the last day of October, Pat Espinosa, NFA-Iloilo information officer, said in a phone interview. The NFA-Iloilo also exceeded its target in September, buying 200,000 bags of...
The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) is preparing to set up a free Wi-Fi service within the provincial capitol building and lagoon. DICT-Negros Occidental Romeo Tome said the first access point has already been installed inside the building. Two more access points will be installed and operational within the year, he added. One access point located inside the Capitol compound...
Starting from an office atop a vulcanizing shop only big enough for five employees, TaskUs has now become the giant provider of innovative and technology-driven solutions to the world’s most disruptive companies. From a modest workspace, TaskUs has grown to have cutting-edge offices spread all over Luzon (Cavite, Batangas, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and La Union) here in the...
The village of Estefania emerged as the big winner in the 40th MassKara Festival after bagging two championship trophies in the street and arena dance competitions of the 40th MassKara Festival over the weekend. On Sunday night, Estefania won the top prize, besting 13 other entries in the barangay category, including last year’s winner Barangay Tangub, and pocketed PHP250,000 in...
The Police Regional Office in Western Visayas (PRO-6) disposed of a total of 221 old, faded, and worn-out Philippine National Police (PNP) uniforms at its headquarters at Camp Delgado here on Monday. The disposal of the worn-out uniforms was done in adherence to the PNP-issued Letter of Instruction (LOI) on “Tamang Bihis Alpha”, said Lt. Col. Joem Malong, spokesperson of...
The provincial government-run Mambukal Resort in Murcia, Negros Occidental is offering a day-tour package dubbed “Kaon ta sa Suba” (Let’s eat by the river) every weekend. Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson on Friday led the formal opening of the resort’s newest attraction with manager Ellen Jalandoni. “I’m inviting the Negrenses to come visit here. This is the latest innovation and improvement in...
The city's Public Safety and Transportation Management (PSTMO) announced on Friday that vendors will not be allowed to sell flowers on sidewalks and cemetery roads, barely a week before the All Saints' Day and All Souls’ Day commemoration. In an interview, PSTMO head Jeck Colu said designated areas for flower vendors are only inside public plazas and public markets. Aside from...
Classes in all levels were suspended on Monday in the cities of Tabaco, Ligao and the towns of Daraga and Guinobatan due to moderate to heavy rains brought by the northeast monsoon and the low-pressure area (LPA) affecting the Bicol region. The local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (DRRMO) in these areas have issued a bulletin advising all schools...
At least 20 manufacturers and dealers of vehicles that are compliant with the Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) modernization program of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) will be in Central Visayas next month to showcase different classes and brands of modern vehicles. Retired Col. Eduardo Montealto Jr., regional director of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB), on Monday said...
The Iloilo Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) is encouraging Ilonggos to allot more time for their families. This is after Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. asked the PSWDO to do research and plan actions to address the rising cases of suicide in the province. In an interview on Monday, Dr. Neneth Pador, PSWDO head, said their office has conducted...
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