Iloilo News

  • Leave Nothing But Footsteps

    In long gone times , our ancestors, the Malay settlers and the Ati, revered the mountains of Panay. They looked up at the towering peaks of Madjaas, Napulak and Baloy, marveling how they grazed the clouds and touched the sky.

    There are even legends claiming that Panays endless mountain ranges are the dwellings of the ancient gods, sacred ground for the supreme bathala Bulalakaw. Old locals mostly feared these soaring columns of stone and green, warning that those who attempt to embark on journeys climbing them may never come back. The tales of caution vary from being kidnapped by engkantos ...

  • NegOcc Gov BFAR To Boost Visayan Sea Protection

    NegOcc Gov BFAR To Boost Visayan Sea Protection

    Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Mara?on Jr. on Monday welcomed the commitment of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) to provide monitoring vessel and patrol boats to boost the protection of the Visayan Sea.

    Mara?on, with Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., BFAR Director Eduardo Gongona, and Cebu Environment and Natural Resources Officer Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., on behalf of Governor Hilario Davide III, signed over the weekend a covenant of commitment and cooperation for the conservation, protection and restoration of the Visayan Sea.

    The rites was held during the 9th ...

  • Dinagyang Festival Screams Hala Bira Iloilo

    Dinagyang Festival Screams Hala Bira Iloilo

    January 24, 2014, after spending exactly a week in Cebu with Sinulog Festival being the trip's highlight, I flew next to Iloilo for yet another of Philippine's largest festivity, the Dinagyang Festival.

  • Sampaw Bato Savoring The Past Embracing The Present

    Sampaw Bato Savoring The Past Embracing The Present

    How are we affected by the places we visit?

    Most of the time, we hop from a tourist destination to another to relieve our stresses in life; the fatigues brought about by our work and or our studies. We all wanted to get lost in a so called paradise and wish time will temporarily stop even just for a while. We allow ourselves to be devoured by the scenic views nature offers, most especially that the Philippines has so much of these natural wonders.

    As we let our euphoria took over our senses, we failed to realize that beyond these God-given natural masterpieces lie a rich history we do no ...

  • Garbage Booms Set Up To Keep Iloilo River Clean

    Garbage Booms Set Up To Keep Iloilo River Clean

    The Iloilo city government through the City Agriculture Office has the installation of garbage boom in bodies of water here to track the barangays which are sources of garbage found in Iloilo River.

    Romulo Pangantihon, city agriculturist, said that his office started the fabrication of garbage boom last Monday.

    Garbage boom is a floating barrier that catches floating debris in the water.

    The garbage booms were installed in Barangays Bakhaw and Bolilao in Mandurriao District here, particularly in the vicinities of Dungon Creek.

    This is an order of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabil ...

  • Iloilo City Bans Non-biodegradable Plastic

    The Iloilo City Government through the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) has started the enforcement of the city?s Plastic Ordinance.

    Jovan De la Pena, sectoral leader of the enforcement team of CENRO, disclosed that a group of eight environmental aides has been dispatched to conduct inspections and monitor compliance with the ordinance in 207 establishments.

    The random inspection was conducted in establishments and vendors positioned along the major streets of City Proper like J.M. Basa, Iznart, Aldeguer and Ma. Clara.

    ?Of the number, a total of 159 establishments ...