Sunday, October 24, 2021

NEWS

Iloilo City mayor endorses Robredo's presidential bid

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas is endorsing the presidential candidacy of Vice President Leni Robredo in the 2022 elections.

BUSINESS

Kenny Rogers Roasters welcomes Coca-Cola as its new beverage partner in PH

Kenny Rogers Roasters—one of the country’s largest restaurant chains—has partnered with Coca-Cola, the leading beverage company in the country, to deliver perfect dining pairings to Filipinos across the Philippines.

DOST extends P106-M enabling aid to MSMEs in WV

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has released around P106 million innovation-enabling assistance to qualified micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMES) in Western Visayas under its Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program (SETUP) since 2020.

TOURISM

NegOcc solon bats for review of power pricing policy

A lawmaker from Negros Occidental has urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to review pricing regulations in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) on the heels of higher power rates experienced by Negrense consumers.

AGRICULTURE

Agri sector seen to remain resilient with more financing boost

The agriculture sector is expected to remain resilient with increased access to financing despite the contraction of its share in domestic output in the second quarter of 2021 and the impact of weather-related disturbances.

P5K cash aid up for 1.56M small rice farmers: DA chief

Some 1.56 million Filipino rice farmers will receive P5,000 grant each before Christmas from excess rice tariffs, Department of Agriculture Secretary William Dar announced on October 12.

Over 3K Ilonggo rice farmers finish school-on-air on smart rice agriculture

Some 3,969 rice farmers from 37 municipalities in Iloilo have completed the six-month-long Unified School-On-Air on Smart Rice Agriculture (SOA-SRA) organized by the Department of Agriculture (DA-6) and DA-Agricultural Training Institute.

DA distributes over 8K native chickens to WV farmers

The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas has distributed 8,105 heads of native chicken to farmers associations, cooperatives, and individual farmers in the region under its Livestock and Poultry Livelihood Assistance Program as of the third quarter of this year.

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SPORTS

Iloilo, Negros continue PCAP domination

Iloilo and Negros showed consistent plays in the ongoing Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) San Miguel Corporation-Ayala Land Cup after splitting matches on Wednesday night, Oct. 20.

OPINION

COMMUNITY

Community-based mental health program pushed in Iloilo City

A proposed ordinance seeking to establish a community-based program and delivery system to address issues on mental health down to the barangay level is up before the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) in Iloilo City.