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A draft Conservation Management Plan (CMP) is now being fine-tuned for one of the country’s National Cultural Treasures in Negros Oriental. Msgr. Julius Perpetuo S. Heruela, parish priest of the St. Augustine of Hippo Church in Bacong, Negros Oriental, which is a National Cultural Treasure, said he is hopeful that the draft review would be finished in a couple of...
The century-old Guiuan church destroyed by Super Typhoon Yolanda was rededicated on Sunday through a mass led by Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Gabriele Giordano Caccia. The ecclesiastical diplomat described the restoration efforts for the Roman Catholic’s Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Parish Church as a miracle after the structure was ruined by the super typhoon’s powerful winds...
Metropolitan Cebu Water District’s (MCWD) announced that rains in November helped replenish its supply for Jaclupan Facility in Talisay and the Buhisan Dam in Cebu City. In a statement on Saturday, MCWD acting general manager Stephen Yee said the additional supply helped Jaclupan Facility and Buhisan Dam to improve water services in areas already experiencing water rationing. Yee said Jaclupan Facility’s...
The Iloilo provincial government has stepped up security in the Iloilo provincial capitol complex as the redeveloped facade and the Christmas lights decoration attracted a big crowd during its unveiling. Four officers from the Iloilo Police Provincial and four provincial guards rove from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. daily to assure security around the premises, Aaron Raymundo, General Services Office...
The city government of Tacloban has taken initial steps to regulate the generation of solid waste next year through the passage of an eco-friendly ordinance banning "single-use" plastic. In an interview, Vice Mayor Jerry Yaokasin said an ordinance is needed since the sanitary landfill, which just opened this year and designed to last up to 10 years, is one-third full...
The city government here sealed a new partnership with Globe Telecom for the provision of free WiFi services in key areas early next year. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, who signed the agreement on behalf of the city government, expressed his desire for the highly urbanized city “to be well connected”. “We want really to be partner with you. We...
The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has assured residents of Negros Occidental of improved and immediate eligibility to benefits under the new premium schedule for direct contributors as provided in the Universal Health Care (UHC) Law of 2019. Janimhe Jalbuna, head of PhilHealth 6 (Western Visayas) Public Affairs Unit, said on Thursday that the new contribution schedule would take effect...
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 6 (Western Visayas) has reminded employers in the region to grant workers their 13th-month bonus. “On or before December 25, employers should release the 13th month pay for their employees,” DOLE-6 Director Cyril Ticao said in an interview. Citing Presidential Decree (PD) 851, Ticao said employers are required to give 13th-month pay to their...
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) has granted PHP1 million in cash rebates to 1,700 Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) in Eastern Visayas (Region 8) in the past three months. The program has been running since Sept. 10 but the majority of qualified overseas workers in the region have not yet availed the financial aid, OWWA Region 8 officer-in-charge Juliet Tan...
Around 125 Ilonggos secured jobs in the December job expo of the Iloilo Public Employment Services Office (PESO) in a hotel. The positions obtained by hired job seekers are sales specialist, cashier, service crew, production crew, sales representatives, and sales associates, said Francisco Heler, PESO-Iloilo chief, in an interview. He said 1,318 Ilonggos flocked to the venue from 8 a.m. to...
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