Visayas

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) has instructed Verzontal Construction to expedite the development project of the Antique airport to enhance its operations. DOTr Undersecretary for Aviation and Airports Manuel Antonio Tamayo made the directive after he and Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) Area 2 Cluster Manager Efren Nagrama met with Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao and former senator and...
Dengue has claimed 51 lives in Iloilo province from January 1 to August 3 this year, according to records provided by the Provincial Health Office (PHO). The municipality of Pototan had the most number of deaths with 10; Cabatuan and Concepcion with five each; Lambunao with four; and Maasin with three. The municipalities of Carles, Pavia, San Dionisio, Banate, Duenas, Zarraga,...
Rice farmers in eighteen villages of Bago City, Negros Occidental incurred a total of PHP11.28 million in crop damage due to Tropical Storm Hanna, a report of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) released on Friday showed. Provincial Agriculturist Japhet Masculino said the farms affected by the southwest monsoon or “habagat” enhanced by the typhoon included those in maturing...
The Philippine Pediatric Society (PPS) has conferred an award to the Mactan Cebu International Airport (MCIA) for its efforts in providing a welcoming and safe space for breastfeeding mothers and their families within the airport complex, the airport management said. In a statement, the GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Authority (GMCAC) said the organization of pediatric physicians in the country awarded...
Four private shipping companies have been ordered to send vessels that would serve the Iloilo-Guimaras route following the capsizing of three motor bancas at the height of a weather disturbance over the weekend which resulted in the death of at least thirty-one passengers. “Aside from the four additional vessels to ply Iloilo-Guimaras route, the Marina coordinated with the (Philippine Navy)...
The Department of Public Works and Highways, said the feasibility study of the inter-island bridge connecting three major islands in Western Visayas is expected to be completed before 2020. “The feasibility study for the Panay-Guimaras-Negros (bridge) is expected to be completed this year,” Anna Mae Lamentillo, chairperson of the Build, Build, Build Inter-agency Committee, bared this in a press briefing...
With extensive promotion and backing of experts, this town is off to a good start in its goal to market the area as the spring capital of Leyte. The local government has been consulting with industry experts on how to develop the town’s eco-tourism sites in a sustainable manner. Among them are former actress and UN Sustainable Development Goals Advocate Antoinette...
The Negros Occidental provincial government has extended financial assistance worth PHP1 million to Batanes after the province’s town of Itbayat was struck by major earthquakes, last July 27. Governor Eugenio Lacson said in statement on Tuesday the donation is a gesture of support and shows that Negros Occidental is one with the other provinces in times of need. The check was...
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) in Western Visayas will start sending members with Benefit Payment Notice (BPN) through Short Message Service (SMS). The text BPN, being one of the latest innovation initiatives of PhilHealth 6, was launched in a mall in Pavia town on Tuesday, afternoon. The new system will inform the benefits paid by PhilHealth to members confined in...
President Rodrigo Duterte is scheduled to visit victims of the Iloilo-Guimaras Strait mishap, when three motor bancas capsized due to bad weather, Malacañang said. “I think tama (it’s right that he’s going there) tomorrow (Wednesday), kasi may event ngayon eh (because he has Palace events today),” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing. Panelo earlier said that Duterte may...
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