Monday, September 27, 2021

NEWS

2 fishermen remain missing between Cebu, Iloilo waters

Two fishermen remain missing after their fishing vessel sank in the waters between Tanguingui Island in northern Cebu and Gigantes Island in Iloilo Friday, Sept. 24.

BUSINESS

Bill seeking to expand coverage of MORE Power filed

A bill seeking to expand the franchise coverage of More Electric Power Corporation (MORE Power), Iloilo City’s sole power distributor, has been filed in Congress.

19 business establishments in Pavia secure safety seals

Nineteen business establishments in Pavia have so far have passed the Safety Seal Certification program in the town.

TOURISM

Sibunag mayor, several town hall workers test positive for COVID-19

The Municipal Hall of Sibunag in Guimaras has been temporarily shut down after Mayor Annabelle Samaniego tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

AGRICULTURE

DA-6 projects 39 percent hike in wet season palay production

The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas is projecting a 39 percent increase in palay production volume this wet cropping season or at least 1.2 million metric tons of palay production compared to 865,923 metric tons of actual harvest last year.

Recoter calls on LCEs to strictly monitor prices of live hogs, pork products

Engineer Remelyn Recoter, Department of Agriculture (DA-6) executive director, has called on local chief executives (LCEs) around Panay Island to strictly monitor the prices of live swine and pork products to prevent profiteering.

Western Visayas sustains high rice self-sufficiency rate amid pandemic

Western Visayas was able to sustain its high rice self-sufficiency rate in the first six months of 2021 amid the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

DA allots P300-M fund for lending to hog raisers in ASF-free areas

The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC) has allotted additional fund for lending to backyard and semi-commercial raisers in areas free from the African Swine Fever (ASF) including Western Visayas.

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SPORTS

PH Malditas secures AFC Women's Asian Cup seat

After a clean sweep on the ground, the Philippine women's football team successfully booked a ticket in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup after defeating Hong Kong, 2-1, to rule the Group F of the qualifiers.

OPINION

COMMUNITY

Learning made easy via ‘Kanta Basa’ in Iloilo City

At least 1,000 learners in elementary level under the Schools Division Office (SDO) of Iloilo City could benefit from the “Kanta Basa” (sing-read) strategy developed to make learning enjoyable.