Wednesday, June 23, 2021

NEWS

Roque denies blaming Ilonggos for COVID-19 surge

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque has denied pinning the blame on Iloilo City residents for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their area.

BUSINESS

InLife reports strong 1st trimester results; new president expects sustained growth in 2021

The first trimester bodes well for Insular Life (InLife) after seeing its insurance operation record phenomenal growth in all its business lines including agency distribution, corporate solutions, and bancassurance channels.

STL operations in Iloilo province back next month

After almost three years of hiatus, the operations of Small Town Lottery (STL) in Iloilo province will return next month.

TOURISM

Fire razes Gaisano mall in Antique

A huge fire erupted at a shopping mall in the town of San Jose de Buenavista, Antique province on Thursday afternoon, June 17.

AGRICULTURE

Agri inputs, expanded areas hike WVs' Q1 palay output

More agricultural inputs, as well as expanded rice areas, led to a 4.23 percent increase in palay (unhusked rice) production in Western Visayas in the first quarter of 2021, figures from the Department of Agriculture (DA-6) showed.

Western Visayas records growth in agri-fishery, forestry in 2020

The agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AFF) sectors of Western Visayas posted a positive growth of 6.2 percent last year from its .5 percent performance in 2019, sharing 19.9 percent to the region’s economy.

Tubungan town advocates organic farming

The municipality of Tubungan, Iloilo has strengthened its initiatives to promote organic agriculture among farmers.

WV remains a major palay-producing region

Western Visayas has remained as one of the major palay-producing regions in the country.

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SPORTS

IKK outsmarts Quezon, Pasig in PCAP matches

It was a back-to-back victory for the Ilonggos as Iloilo Kisela Knights wrapped up the weekend matches of the Professional Chess Association of the Philippines (PCAP) GM Wesley So Cup with two wins.

OPINION

COMMUNITY

Roque, Galvez to visit Iloilo City next week

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque and vaccine czar Carlito Galvez Jr. will visit Iloilo City next week to bring solutions to the surging number of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) infections in the metropolis.