Local News

Alcohol Sale and Consumption Allowed Until 8 PM

The Iloilo City Government recently released Executive Order 086-A, amending the section on the sale and consumption of liquor and alcoholic beverages. The new EO states that for the duration of the MGCQ, the sale and public consumption of liquor after 8pm shall be prohibited. In addition, establishments are prohibited from selling and dispensing liquor… Continue reading Alcohol Sale and Consumption Allowed Until 8 PM

Local News

Iloilo City Gov Plans to Add More Bike Lanes

The Iloilo City Government, via social media post, revealed its plans to increase bike lanes as the city transitions to the ‘new normal’. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas has long been promoting the metropolis to be the ‘Bike Capital of the Philippines’ as Iloilo City was already hailed as the ‘Most Bike-Friendly City’. “The proposed… Continue reading Iloilo City Gov Plans to Add More Bike Lanes

World News

WWF Statement on Environmental Regulations

Just recently, the World Wildlife Fund released a statement regarding the Executive Order on Environmental Regulations. It starts with the explanation: “Today, the Trump administration put forward an executive order instructing agencies to waive longstanding environmental laws to speed up federal approval for projects such as new mines, highways, and pipelines.” In response to the… Continue reading WWF Statement on Environmental Regulations

World News

Protect the Environment, Prevent Pandemic – UN

Protect the environment, prevent pandemics. ‘Transformative actions are urgently required’ is the message of David Boyd, Independent UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment as the agency celebrates World Environment Day. Boyd accounts that at least 70% of emerging infectious diseases, such as COVID-19 are crossing from the wild to humans, and immediate… Continue reading Protect the Environment, Prevent Pandemic – UN

Local News

Madge Café Now Open for Delivery

Nestled inside LaPaz Public Market (with a brand at The Shops at the Atria Park District), Madge Café is now available online via the GrabFood app. Signature staples such as hot/cold drinks including kapeng kaya kang ipaglaban, rice meals, sandwiches/breads, and Calean cakes are available within the Grab app. About Madge Café. Madge Café is… Continue reading Madge Café Now Open for Delivery

National News

Duterte To Run ‘Final Review’ of Anti-Terror Bill

As controversy continues to grow regarding the proposed anti-terrorism law, President Rodrigo Duterte is set to run the ‘final review’ of the bill. In an article by ABS CBN News, it was reported that Duterte asked Congress for a ‘swift passage’ of the bill amid the coronavirus crisis. "That is still subject to a final… Continue reading Duterte To Run ‘Final Review’ of Anti-Terror Bill

Local News

DOT VI Releases Guidelines for Accommodations

Just recently, the Department of Tourism Region VI Western Visayas released guidelines for accommodation establishments in the region through an Administration Order and Memorandum Circular. DOT Administrative Order 2020-002 lists guidelines on the operations of hotels and other accommodation establishments under the community quarantine. Moreover, DOT Memorandum Circular 2020-002 lists the health and safety guidelines… Continue reading DOT VI Releases Guidelines for Accommodations

Local News

37 Families Affected in Mandurriao Fire

In a report by the Iloilo City Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office, around 37 families are affected by a fire incident that transpired earlier today (03:58am) at Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao (fire out at 06:27am). The fire was responded to by all units of the Iloilo City Fire Station with Incident Commander CINSP Melanie Habawel.… Continue reading 37 Families Affected in Mandurriao Fire

Local News

Treñas Reminds Ilonggos to Cleanup Vs Dengue

Just recently, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas shared literature about dengue disease in a social media post, reminding Ilonggos to conduct a constant cleanup of surroundings to get rid of dengue-carrying mosquitos. The advisory seems timely as the rainy season is fast approaching. According to the Iloilo City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, there have been… Continue reading Treñas Reminds Ilonggos to Cleanup Vs Dengue

National News

SMC Sets Up Strict Safety Protocols for Employees

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has put in place stringent protocols to ensure a safe workplace environment for office-bound employees physically reporting for work starting this week, following Metro Manila’s transition to general community quarantine. SMC president and chief operating officer Ramon S. Ang yesterday said that PCR-testing for the company’s employees is now in full… Continue reading SMC Sets Up Strict Safety Protocols for Employees