Saturday, January 16, 2021

NEWS

Ajuy, Concepcion, San Enrique allot funds for COVID-19 vaccine procurement

Three local government units (LGUs) in the province of Iloilo have allocated funds to purchase vaccines against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

BUSINESS

WV tourism loses P95B due to COVID-19 pandemic – DOT

Tourist arrivals in Western Visayas last year plunged due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, translating to billions of pesos in revenue losses.

City gov’t sets up one-stop shops for biz permit renewals

The Iloilo City Government has established five business one-stop shops for convenient and safer processing of business permit renewal for 2021.

TOURISM

WV records 93.9% COVID-19 recovery rate

Total cumulative cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Western Visayas is inching closer to 22,000, as the region’s recovery rate as of Monday, Jan. 11, already stood at 93.9 percent based on the data of the Department of Health (DOH-6).

OPINION

SPORTS

Iloilo Kisela Knights faces Palawan Queen's Gambit in first match

With one week to go before the much-anticipated first conference of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines, Iloilo Kisela Knights is ready to outsmart other competing teams in the country.

COMMUNITY

Iloilo City to establish own human milk bank

Iloilo City will soon have its human milk bank to support women and children in need of breastmilk.

AGRICULTURE

DA eyes bigger rice production in 2021

The Department of Agriculture (DA) aims to further improve the country’s rice productivity and adequacy levels this year, boosted by the combined outcomes of government interventions and continued strong partnerships with farmers’ groups, rice industry stakeholders, and local government units (LGUs).

DA lines up key strategies to steer agri-fishery growth and transformation in 2021

Twelve key strategies will guide the Department of Agriculture (DA) in pursuing major programs and activities for the current year, and pave the way to attain a modest agriculture sector growth of 2.5 percent.

10 'smart greenhouses' to be put up in Iloilo City

Ten smart greenhouses will be put up at the DA’s Integrated Agricultural Research Center in Jaro district, Iloilo City for the production of cherry tomatoes and mushrooms.

NEDA-6: WV agriculture, fisheries strong despite COVID-19 pandemic

The agriculture and fisheries sectors of Western Visayas have remained strong amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA-6).

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