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The Department of Tourism has ceased marketing the island and are promoting alternative destinations in Western Visayas, according to Tourism regional director Helen Catalbas. About two million tourists visited Boracay in 2017, comprising 34 percent of the 5.8 million tourist arrivals in Western Visayas, ...
ILOILO CITY—The Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 6 (DSWD 6) on Tuesday warned of the expulsion of non-eligible beneficiaries from the Social Pension Program. DSWD 6 Regional Director Rebecca Geamala, in a media interview, said their department has recently received ...

Iloilo City—The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) will remove unqualified pensioners in Western Visayas from its list of beneficiaries. “We will be delisting non-eligible elderly in the program. We know this might offend some people but we have to follow the guidelines,” said DSWD ...
THE three district offices of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in Western Visayas got a perfect score of 100 percent in the maintenance assessment in the first semester of 2018. These are DPWH-district offices of the cities of Bacolod, Kabankalan, and Iloilo. Bacolod City District ...
ILOILO CITY -- As the Lenten season nears, the Department of Tourism (DOT)-Western Visayas Region has some recommended sites for the public to visit. DOT-Western Visayas regional director Helen Catalbas said the towns of Barotac Viejo, Calinog and Alimodian are among the places in Iloilo province ...
THERE is finality on the “free tertiary education” but the coverage is still subject to clarification, the top official of the Commission on Higher Education (Ched) in Western Visayas said. Cesar Medina, regional director of Ched-Western Visayas, Friday, March 16, told SunStar Bacolod that they cannot yet ...

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas is working on sustaining the region's ranking as second top rice producer in the country, said Regional Director Remelyn Recoter. Recoter, who was in Bacolod City Monday, March 12, noted that Western Visayas plays between second and third in ...
SUSPECTED measles cases in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental have increased to four as the Department of Health-Western Visayas is poised to conduct a massive vaccination next week. Dr. Remelyn Reyes, head of DOH-Western Visayas Family Health and Nutrition Cluster, said Friday, March 9, ...
ILOILO CITY—The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in Western Visayas has endorsed for approval by its head office an increase in minimum fare for jeepneys to as much as P10 from the current P6.50. The LTFRB regional office approved the petition of transport groups for ...
ILOILO CITY—The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in Western Visayas has endorsed for approval by its head office an increase in minimum fare for jeepneys to as much as P10 from the current P6.50. The LTFRB regional office approved the petition of transport groups for ...

ILOILO CITY — For the expansion of the government's massive reforestation program, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is targeting to plant more than 5 million seedlings in Western Visayas region. DENR-6 Regional Director Jim Sampulna told Manila Bulletin the ...
The Department of Tourism (DOT) in Western Visayas is optimistic it would reach its tourist arrival target of 6.1 million this year despite pressing environmental preservation concerns hounding Boracay Island in Aklan, the region's top tourist destination. DOT Region 6 Director Helen Catalbas, at the ...
THE petition seeking to increase by P130 to P150 the daily minimum wage of workers in Western Visayas has hurdled the first consultation. Labor representative to the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas Wennie Sancho, who attended the consultation with the ...
THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has introduced a mechanism that will gauge the performance of barangay officials in Western Visayas. Memorandum Circular 2018-12 introduced Project Barangay Check or barangay that is Compliant to laws, rules and regulations and ...
THE Police Regional Office (PRO)-Western Visayas gave a stern warning to policemen in Western Visayas who are sleeping or drinking while rendering duty. Superintendent Gilbert Gorero, spokesperson of PRO-6, said on Sunday that police officers should double their efforts to provide much better ...
Iloilo City—Rockwell Ryan Ripperger, the vocalist of Stephen Speaks, said he met with the Iloilo provincial government to discuss his plans to help restore coral reefs in Western Visayas. Ripperger, from Oklahoma, USA, was here for a monthlong series of concerts in several areas in the region. He became ...


 

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