Police authorities have recorded a total of 36 firecracker-related injuries in Central Visayas during the 2018 New Year celebration. This figure is lower compared to the 2017 data, said Police Regional Office 7 spokesman Superintendent Reyman Tolentin. In 2017, 42 people were reportedly injured due to firecrackers and indiscriminate firing in...
The Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO-7) will have a ceremonial printing of the roll-out license cards with five-year validity. Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino and Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III will be among the officials to witness the ceremonial printing at the LTO office along Natalio...
The Board of Investments (BOI) has approved the PHP490 million sugar mill project of HDJ Bayawan Agri-venture Corp. (HBAC) in Negros Oriental. Located in a five-hectare property in Barangay Bugay, Bayawan City, Negros Oriental, HBAC's sugar mill plant has a capacity to produce 427,050 bags of 50-kilogram bag raw sugar...
The Iloilo Provincial Government turned over PHP11-million financial assistance to the local government unit of San Rafael, Iloilo for the construction of a public market. Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. personally handed over the check to San Rafael Mayor Bert Belleza at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. The public market of the town...
Ten students from various towns and cities in Negros Occidental have been chosen to study at Miyakonojo Higashi High School in Miyazaki Prefecture in Japan next year. The three-year scholarship grant is made possible by the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. with the school during...
The Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC) has approved the request of Negros Occidental provincial government to include farms affected by pest and diseases in its insurance coverage. The PCIC, a partner of Negros Occidental in the implementation of the Negros First Universal Crop Insurance Program (NFUCIP) since 2011, previously covered...
At least PHP3.2 million in damage and production losses, particularly to rice plantations, were reported in Negros Occidental as of Thursday after the onslaught by tropical storm Urduja. According to a report of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), the damage were reported by rice farmers in northern Negros. Affected...
The Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) has recommended only two areas in the city that would be identified as firecracker zones, said city administrator, Lawyer Hernando Galvez. Galvez said that the city legal office has sought the opinion of the BFP in preparation for the declaration of firecracker zones where...
Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar led the inauguration of the PHP365-million Araneta-Magsaysay flyover in this city on Tuesday. The road structure, located in the southern part of Bacolod, is the second flyover here after the first one in the north situated on Lacson Street in Barangay Bata. Villar said...
Mayor Jose Espinosa III stressed the importance of good tourism programs in improving the business industry of Iloilo City. The mayor, in his speech to announce the Iloilo Paraw Regatta 2018, named the Regatta and the annual Dinagyang Festival as among the major tourism events in the city that help...