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City Government Targets Rehabilitation of Public Plazas in 2020

  Public plazas in all seven districts will be rehabilitated and developed in 2020 according to Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treňas. The mayor also revealed that he had already coordinated with the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority, TIEZA. “We will develop and rehabilitate all the plazas in the metro and basi pa lang if… Continue reading City Government Targets Rehabilitation of Public Plazas in 2020

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Palace Reveals 2020 Holidays

President Rodrigo Duterte has recently revealed ten regular and nine special non working holidays in 2020. Proclamation No. 845, officially signed by the president, will provide Filipinos more quality time with their families. Regular holidays include the following: Jan. 1, or New Year’s Day; April 9, Araw ng Kagitingan; April 9 and 10, Maundy Thursday and… Continue reading Palace Reveals 2020 Holidays

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Stray Canine ‘Mercy Killing’ Sparks Local Outrage

Just recently, an order was made to capture and collect stray dogs in the vicinity in a bid to ensure public safety and maintain integrity of public property. The order also included 'mercy killing' of unclaimed stray dogs through 'euthanasia'. This spawned local outrage in Iloilo City. Several local animal organizations expressed their protest through… Continue reading Stray Canine ‘Mercy Killing’ Sparks Local Outrage

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Power Struggles in the City of Love

It is no secret that two rival companies are competing for power in the City of Love – veteran Panay Electric Company and contender More Electric and Power Corporation. For many years consumers have lambasted Panay Electric Company for its unreliable power supply, expensive supply rates, and hazardous 'leaning poles' and 'spaghetti wires', among many… Continue reading Power Struggles in the City of Love

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Philippines a Major Producer of Plastic Waste

In a 2015 report on plastic pollution, the country was identified as the third biggest producer of plastic waste in the world. The report was made by the Ocean Conservancy and McKinsey Center for Business and Environment. “Critically, our research found that more than half of the plastic leaking into the ocean comes from just… Continue reading Philippines a Major Producer of Plastic Waste

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Alcohol and Tobacco to Have Higher Taxes

Just recently, Malacaňang is pushing for the approval of Senate Bill No. 1074, an 'act increasing the excise tax on alcohol products, heated tobacco products and vapor products', by certifying 'the necessity of the immediate enactment'. The certification was made through a letter from President Rodrigo Duterte to Senate President Vicente Sotto III. The certification… Continue reading Alcohol and Tobacco to Have Higher Taxes

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Japanese Tunnel Sought to be Revived in Iloilo

Some historical pieces deserve to be in the present. Just recently, a Japanese tunnel within the compound of the Iloilo Science and Technology University is being eyed as a tourism attraction in the City of Love. The tunnel runs through from the old campus to the new campus and ends in a river. “It looks… Continue reading Japanese Tunnel Sought to be Revived in Iloilo

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Iloilo Mayor Encourages Adoption of Stray Dogs

Humanity is not lost in the City of Love. Just recently, news broke out that unclaimed stray dogs will be euthanized, also known as mercy killing. However, Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treňas encourages residents to adopt the strays caught by the City Veterinarian's Office. According to Treňas, the City Government will coordinate with groups and… Continue reading Iloilo Mayor Encourages Adoption of Stray Dogs

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Stray Dogs to Undergo Mercy Killing in Iloilo

Just recently, it has been mandated that all unclaimed stray dogs will undergo euthanasia, otherwise known as mercy killing. According to City Veterinarian Dr Tomas Forteza, stray dogs will be taken into custody and the nearby community will be informed. All stray dogs that remain unclaimed will undergo the procedure. According to reports, the City… Continue reading Stray Dogs to Undergo Mercy Killing in Iloilo

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Black Plague Disease Resurrects in China

'Two people just got the plague in China – yes, the Black Death Plague' was the headline of CNN Philippines after two persons in China were diagnosed to have the disease. The Black Death, responsible for millions of death and one of the deadliest pandemic in history, was detected last May, after a Mongolian couple… Continue reading Black Plague Disease Resurrects in China