Monday, November 29, 2021

NEWS

Subsidy program benefits over 1K ISAT U students

Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Chairman Prospero De Vera III led the ceremonial distribution of Tertiary Education Subsidy (TES) stipends to eligible students of the Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT U) on Friday, Nov. 26.

BUSINESS

Resto-bar in Iloilo City faces closure for failing to enforce COVID-19 protocols

The Iloilo City Government's Compliance Monitoring Team has recommended the closure of a resto-bar in Smallville Complex, Mandurriao.

Vaccination key to economic revival

More Filipinos receiving primary doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is the best step for the gradual reopening of the economy and safe resumption of face-to-face classes, National Task Force (NTF) Against Covid-19 medical consultant, Dr. Ma. Paz Corrales, said Saturday, Nov. 27.

TOURISM

‘Tabu-an’ cook fest to promote local ingredients of Western Visayas

After being put on hold for a year due to the health pandemic, the annual “Tabu-an” (meeting place) Western Visayas Ilonggo Heritage Cooking Competition will be back on Nov. 26, 2021 with 10 teams participating from various places in Western Visayas.

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

After eliminating Lapu-Lapu, IKK gears up for Malaysia in Southern Division finals

Following a blowout victory against Lapu-Lapu City Naki Warriors in the Southern Division semis of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) San Miguel Corporation-Ayala Land Cup, Iloilo Kisela Knights vows to prepare and take every opportunity in the finals match against Penang, Malaysia.

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COMMUNITY

Iloilo students develop app for automated electric meter reading

A team of student-innovators from the Iloilo City National High School has developed an application that allows automated electric meter reading using artificial intelligence (AI) technology and helps customers track their power use.