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updated Fri. February 23, 2018

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Helen Catalbas, regional director of DOT-Western Visayas, said tourism is an industry that has no "season" thus it can stand in both dry and rainy seasons. Catalbas said Negros Occidental is known for its festivals and islands, which are mostly outdoors. During rainy season, the province can still become a ...
The bridge is seen to boost the economy of the provinces in Western Visayas and neighboring local government units, said Pernia. Said the Foreign Policy website, more austerity won't save the global economy. Building infrastructure just might. It added, "Without growth, it will be very painful and difficult for ...

Partial reports of DOT-6 showed tourist arrival in Western Visayas last year is about 5.5 million, higher than 5.1 million in 2016. With this figure, the regional line agency already hit the 2017 target of 5.5 million. The figure comprises only about 95 percent of last year's total tourist arrival since other provinces ...
BACOLOD CITY: The Department of Labor and employment (DoLE) in Western Visayas (WV) said the state of child labor in the region is "alarming" that it is ... Region 4-A or the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon provinces topped the list followed by Central Luzon and Soccsksargen or South ...
ILOILO CITY--Tourists have begun canceling trips to Boracay Island in Aklan province, a few days after President Duterte called the popular island-resort a "cesspool." But the Department of Environment and natural resources (DENR) in Western Visayas assured tourists that water quality in Boracay was ...
1 has been raised over four provinces in Mindanao, as the fast-moving cyclone with international name "Sanba" threatens to make landfall over Caraga ... PAGASA said Western Visayas including Palawan will experience moderate to occasional heavy rains, while the rest of Visayas and Mindanao is ...

BACOLOD CITY: Data from police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) for a two-month period shows that the illegal drugs problem in Negros Occidental is worse than that in any other province in Western Visayas. Supt. Gilbert Gorero, PRO-6 spokesman, said the number shows that between December 5, 2017 and ...
Data from DENR-6's conservation and Development Division found that there are 57 existing wetlands for migratory birds in Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo, and Negros Occidental provinces. During the recent World Wetlands Day, DENR-6 pushed for stronger wetland preservation in all six ...
... the top foreign visitors on Boracay Island in Aklan province. The number of Chinese tourists on the island last year reached 375,284, surpassing by 5.32 percent the 356,644 Korean tourists who went to Boracay in Malay town. Helen Catalbas, Department of Tourism regional director in Western Visayas, ...
... newspaper, quote Helen Catalbas, director of the Department of Tourism in Western Visayas as saying that 375,284 Chinese tourists visited Boracay last year, surpassing by 5.32 percent the 356,644 South Korean tourists who visited the island. Boracay Island, off Aklan province in the central Philippines, ...
Boracay Island in Aklan province remains the leading tourism driver in Western Visayas. ... officers of the New People's army (NPA) in northeastern Luzon were killed on Wednesday in a firefight with government soldiers and policemen at San Manuel town in Tarlac province, a report from the Central Luzon ...
... PIA works with the Office of the President, National government agencies, and other public sector entities in communicating their programs, projects, and services to the Filipino people. The agency has a regional office in all 16 regions and has an information center in 72 provinces across The Philippines.
"We will be continuously doing assessment in Western Visayas, not only for Ati-atihan but also for the entire year," he added. Aside from Kalibo and in the nearby province of Iloilo, other towns are also celebrating their respective Ati-atihan revelry. Among those were Ibajay, Makato, Altavas, Batan, Malinao ...
Negros Island and Iloilo are the remaining provinces in Western Visayas and Central Visayas that are yet to be declared insurgency-free because of the presence of communist rebels in the hinterlands. Dolina said he is bringing one army battalion to Negros within this month and in early February.
ILOILO CITY--Flooding unleashed by Tropical Depression "Agaton" ravaged farmlands and fish stocks and gear in Capiz province with damage estimated to cost at least P925 million. ... Capiz, located at the northeastern part of Panay Island in Western Visayas, is a major producer of rice and seafood.
Residents of Loboc town in Bohol province wade through a flooded street as Tropical Depression "Agaton" dumped heavy rains in the Visayas. --LEO ... NDRRMC said 1,435 families remained at 55 evacuation centers in the Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao and Caraga regions.
Of the firecracker injuries monitored in the region's six provinces, Negros Occidental topped the list with 35 followed by Aklan with 13, Iloilo with 12, Capiz and Guimaras with two each. Antique reported zero incident. Also in the list are the two highly-urbanized cities of Western Visayas - Bacolod with 16 ...

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines - Western Visayas reported more than 60 firecracker-related injuries during the New Year revelries, with minors composing more than half of the patients. Negros Occidental reported the most number of cases among the region's 6 provinces. The Department of Health (DOH) in ...
Of which, 2,171 families or 8,926 persons were staying in 55 evacuation centers while 332 families or 1,437 persons sought shelter outside the evacuation centers. Meanwhile, there were 186 areas in Bicol Region and Western Visayas reported to be flooded due to Agaton. Iloilo-Capiz road in the province ...
Negros Occidental, Bacolod City and other local government units in the province also received recognitions in various categories, including local ... the two Negros provinces, along with the regional offices, reverted to their previous regions - Negros Occidental to Western Visayas, or Region 6, and Negros ...
The storm, the first to hit the country this year, also brought heavy to moderate rains in other provinces, state weather bureau Pagasa said. Supt. Gilbert Gorero, spokesman for the Western Visayas regional police, said rains brought by Agaton resulted in floodings in at least 86 barangays and rendered ...
With the breakup Negros Occidental province was returned to Western Visayas (Region 6) and Negros Oriental province to Central Visayas (Region 7). government offices that were set up in the NIR were also disbanded. Tourism in Western Visayas continued its spectacular growth, bannered by ...
ILOILO CITY - The Western Visayas Regional disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC-6) on Saturday warned the public of ... Over in Capiz, province, RDRRMC-6 said the high-risk areas are those near the river systems of Panay, Mambusao, Panay Malinao, Alingon and Balantian.
With several pristine beaches strewn along its shores, Western Visayas does not disappoint tourists looking for diving spots or an active beachfront party .... Just like Bacolod, Iloilo is also a province with a rich history, and is home to some of the most majestic architectural structures like the Jaro Cathedral ...
Last year, the province landed in the Excell Awards' Hall of Fame after it was adjudged as Best Performing Province for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, and 2016). The Excell Awards is a continuing project of DILG-Western Visayas. It recognizes the best managed local governments in the region that ...
"We will not only reach the expected target, but surpass it by a few thousands," said Helen Catalbas, DOT's Western Visayas director. Home to world-famous Boracay Island, the province of Aklan has a target of 2.01 million tourist arrivals for the year, the highest in the region. The regional capital of Iloilo City ...
In some areas in the province of Samar, as much as two-months' supply of rain poured over a 24-hour span. ... 2017, according to the National disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than 50,000 families were affected in Region V (Bicol Region), Region VI (Western Visayas), ...
Iloilo City -- After 14 years of running from the law, the most wanted man in Western Visayas has been arrested by police in Marikina City. Sr. Supt. Marlon Tayaba, chief of the Iloilo Provincial police Office (IPPO), said Antonio Aquino had a R300,000 bounty for his capture. Aquino, a native of Cadiz City, ...
Biliran is one of the six provinces of Eastern Visayas, a region that was also devastated by supertyphoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in November 2013. As of 4 p.m. Sunday, Urduja has changed course and was headed towards Aklan province in Western Visayas. In its latest weather bulletin, state weather bureau ...
Joint operatives of Iloilo police Provincial Office (IPPO), Regional intelligence Division-Western Visayas, Manila and Marikina policemen spotted Aquino around 2 ... Tayaba said Aquino was also previously part of the Trion robbery group, a notorious crime group in the province of Iloilo, which was already ...
Aquino is the prime suspect in the killing of government employee in Santa Barbara, Iloilo province in 2004. the suspect was also involved in two other killings in Jordan, Guimaras and Cabatuan, Iloilo province. The suspect was also linked to a notorious crime group in Iloilo province. Aquino is now in the ...
These awards enabled Negros Occidental to be recognized as the third most competitive province in the region next to Guimaras and Iloilo. In the national scale, RDC-Western Visayas said Negros Occidental ranks 53rd while the two other provinces placed 27th and 49th, respectively. Provincial Planning ...
The provinces of Capiz and Guimaras recorded no deaths, the reports further showed. Dr. Reynilyn Reyes, head of the family, health and nutrition cluster of DOH-Western Visayas, Monday told SunStar Bacolod that higher dengue cases and deaths in Negros Occidental manifests the need for the province ...
Captain Artemio Abu, commander of PCG-Southern Visayas District, said Monday that units from Western Visayas and Central Visayas formed the new regional unit, which covers the two Negros provinces, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, and Antique province in Panay Island. Negros Occidental ...
Pernia said the Negros-Panay bridge remains a priority as it is one of the flagship projects of the administration. Duterte is looking to decongest Manila and disperse the development in Visayas and Mindanao. The bridge is seen to boost the economy of the provinces in Western Visayas and neighboring ...
In Western Visayas, there were 241 cancer cases recorded per 100,000 residents, or 0.24% of the population. With rising population in the province, existing cancer facilities are unable to cope with both present and potential demand. Presently, cancer patients from Western Visayas have to seek treatment ...
"We have set the deadline for all provinces in Western Visayas, to submit the complete report until February 15," she added. ... For tourist arrivals, following are Negros Occidental with 199,528; Capiz - 156,238; Antique - 131,828; Guimaras - 100,717; and Iloilo Province - 72,119. These figures form part of ...
Iloilo City -- The Department of Health (DOH) has reported a decline in the number of food poisoning incidents in the Western Visayas region. ... This year, the most recorded number of people affected by food poisoning were found in Iloilo province with 117 and followed by Negros Occidental province with ...
NAGA CITY - Tropical depression Urduja mercifully spared this city and the rest of Camarines Sur (CamSur) province as it rampaged all over Eastern Visayas and parts of Bicol, and the Southern Tagalog and Western Visayas regions. Metro Naga consists of Naga City and 14 neighboring Municipalities, ...
Of the P8 million, P1 million each will go to Tacloban City and Ormoc City in Leyte province, Northern Samar, Samar, and Eastern Samar provinces; P500 ... families or 224,725 persons were affected by "Urduja" in MIMAROPA, Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga regions.
A total of 1,625 barangay (villages) in different provinces have been considered as "critical areas" for landslides and flash floods as Typhoon Vinta make its ... government units (LGUS) in the provinces of Cagayan Valley, Mimaropa, Calabarzon, Bicol, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas and Western Visayas, ...
Last year, the province landed in the Excell Awards' Hall of Fame after it was adjudged as Best Performing Province for three consecutive years (2014, 2015, and 2016). The Excell Awards is a continuing project of DILG-Western Visayas. It recognizes the best managed local governments in the region that ...
"We will not only reach the expected target, but surpass it by a few thousands," said Helen Catalbas, DOT's Western Visayas director. Home to world-famous Boracay Island, the province of Aklan has a target of 2.01 million tourist arrivals for the year, the highest in the region. The regional capital of Iloilo City ...
In some areas in the province of Samar, as much as two-months' supply of rain poured over a 24-hour span. ... 2017, according to the National disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC), more than 50,000 families were affected in Region V (Bicol Region), Region VI (Western Visayas), ...
Iloilo City -- After 14 years of running from the law, the most wanted man in Western Visayas has been arrested by police in Marikina City. Sr. Supt. Marlon Tayaba, chief of the Iloilo Provincial police Office (IPPO), said Antonio Aquino had a R300,000 bounty for his capture. Aquino, a native of Cadiz City, ...
The provinces of Capiz and Guimaras recorded no deaths, the reports further showed. Dr. Reynilyn Reyes, head of the family, health and nutrition cluster of DOH-Western Visayas, Monday told SunStar Bacolod that higher dengue cases and deaths in Negros Occidental manifests the need for the province ...
Wennie Sancho, labor representative to the Regional Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB) in Western Visayas, said Republic Act 10361, or "Batas ... "Until now, we do not have exact data as to how many 'kasambahays' are there in the province which could be provided supposedly by the start-up ...
ANTIQUE Governor Rhodora Cadiao, chair of Regional Development Council (RDC)-Western Visayas, said Friday the P2 billion worth of projects proposed by Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo ... "We need to meet the needs of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental after the province reverted to Region 6.
Notable to recall too that in September 2015, the province played host to two high level meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec), while in the latter part of 2016, news reports had stated that Iloilo City was being eyed as the hub of the regional economic zone in Western Visayas. Lea Lara ...
The Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas will help monitor children immunized with the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia. ... Office and the Negros Occidental Provincial Health Office have confirmed the DOH had not provided Dengvaxia vaccines to school children in the city and the province.


 

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