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PDC endorses Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge

THE Iloilo Provincial Development Council (PDC) passed a resolution endorsing the Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge to the National Government for funding and implementation. The resolution was approved during the PDC meeting presided by Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. on September 23 at Casa Real de Iloilo. Provincial Planning and Development Office head Mario Nillos said...

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Boracay Newcoast opens second homegrown hotel

SINCE the controversial six-month closure of Boracay Island in 2018, the National Government has been strict on the opening of hotels, as it imposed environmental conservation to the highest standard. Fortunately for the Boracay Newcoast, it has been able to open the second of its three homegrown hotel brands in its sprawling 150-hectare property, the Belmont Hotel. The...

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Iloilo to host GFNY Asia Championship int’l bike race

ILOILO is now ready and set to host the Grand Fondo New York (GFYN) Asia Championship, the second edition of GFNY Philippines on Sunday, September 22, a contested race among Asia’s elite and international riders to see who will be crowned GFNY Asia Champion. GFNY, the world’s largest cycling marathon event, features a total of 18 world races in the 2019-2020 calendar...

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Iloilo offers tax amnesty until December 31

THE Iloilo Provincial Government encouraged Ilonggos to avail themselves of its real property tax amnesty until the end of the year. Delinquent taxpayers have until December 31, 2019 to settle their debts without having to pay the penalties and interests. Provincial Treasurer Jean Maire Umadhay said the Capitol will start receiving payment on October 7. &...

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P20M needed for Kalibo Public Market rehabilitation

KALIBO, Aklan -- Senator Christopher “Bong” Go said he will do everything to finance the P20 million needed for the rehabilitation of the Kalibo Public Market. Go arrived Thursday afternoon, September 19, to personally meet with the 276 victims of the fire incident. The fire occurred early Sunday morning, September 15. “I will talk personally to Presid...

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Aleosan hospital gets second DOH Star Award

FOR the second time, Aleosan District Hospital (ADH) in Alimodian, Iloilo was adjudged as one of the recipients of the much-coveted Department of Health (DOH) 30 Star Awards 2019. The award, given last September 17, 2019 at Pearlmont Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City is in recognition of ADH's commitment in upholding quality healthcare for the people. Hospital chief Dr. Pa...

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