Friday, August 14, 2020

NEWS

BUSINESS

Coca-Cola PH continues to invest in local ops with addt'l P1.1B

Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI)—the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country—has allotted an additional $22-million investment, or approximately P1.1 billion, in its local operations for 2020, augmenting the original $73-million investment already earmarked for the year. The incremental capital infusion will go to new production lines to be established throughout the Philippines, as well as people development via job protection and job generation.

Festive Walk Iloilo cinemas to reopen; advance screenings of 'Train to Busan 2' set this weekend

Festive Walk Cinemas will hold exclusive advance screenings of "Train to Busan 2: Peninsula" this weekend.

TOURISM

Guimarasnon among dead in Beirut twin blasts

A resident of Barangay New Poblacion in Buenavista, Guimaras is among the four Filipinos killed after two powerful explosions rocked the main port in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon on Aug. 4.

OPINION

SPORTS

Ilonggo jins dominate Online Nat'l Poomsae Championships

Taekwondo jins from Iloilo Mark V. Pinggol (MVP) Taekwondo Gym continue to dominate the national arena as they harvested new medals in the 2020 Smart/MVP Online National Age Group Taekwondo Poomsae Championships over the weekend.

COMMUNITY

ILOMOCA pays tribute to women artists with ‘7.23%’ Virtual Exhibit

In celebration of the 11th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta of Women (RA 9170), the Iloilo Museum of Contemporary Art (ILOMOCA) in Megaworld’s Iloilo Business Park township puts the spotlight on women artists and their contribution to the Philippine art landscape with an online art exhibit entitled 7.23%.

AGRICULTURE

WV rice farmers get initial P48-M machinery support under RCEF

Thirty rice-based Farmer's Cooperatives and Associations (FCAs) in Western Visayas received the first batch of farm machinery worth P48 million under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) on Aug. 3 to 8.

DA allocates P1.06B for Rice Resiliency Project in WV

Western Visayas is gearing towards a 0.3 to 1.5 metric tons per hectare yield increment with the P1.06 billion allocation under the Rice Resiliency Project (RRP) of the Department of Agriculture (DA).

Kadiwa on Wheels to make fruits, veggies available to Iloilo City residents

People residing in Iloilo City will be able to buy fresh agricultural produce right at their doorstep with the operation of ‘Kadiwa on Wheels’ beginning March 31.

Iloilo farmers receive P9.1-M cash assistance

Amidst the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the Department of Agriculture-Western Visayas pushed through with the distribution of P9,145,000.00 cash assistance to 1,829 farmer beneficiaries in the province of Iloilo.

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