Ginakasubo gid sang aton alkalde ang natabo nga sunog sang nagligad nga mga inadlaw sa Brgy. So-oc sa distrito sang Arevalo. Gani, bilang amay kag mayor sang syudad, gakabalaka gid ang aton pinalangga nga Mayor JOE III Espinosa para sa kahimtangan sang aton mga pumuluyo nga na apektohan sining sunog.

Gani, gin-instructionan sang aton alkalde ang City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) nga pagadali-on gid ang pagprocess sang mga bulig financial para sa aton mga pumuluyo nga nasunogan. Gusto gid sang aton pinalangga nga alkalde nga siya mismo ang magahatag sang mga bulig financial sa aton mga benefisyaryo, angod mapaabot sa ila nga ang gobyerno subong sang syudad, naga-ulikid gid kag nagakabalaka sa ila mga sitwasyon kag kahimtangan nga ginabatyag subong.

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Gapasalig gid ang aton pinalangga nga Alkalde JOE III, nga samtang siya ang alkalde sang syudad, ang PAG-TATAP, PAG-PALANGGA kag labi nagid sa tanan ang PAG-ULIKID sang syudad sa mga pumuluyo sini ay isa gid sa ginaprayoridad nya kag ginahatagan sang importansya.

NEWS BITS – 11th CITYNET Disaster Cluster Seminar

We have strengthened multi-sectoral involvement in disaster-preparedness, bringing advocacies to business, academe and grassroots, especially the vulnerable, because I firmly believe that no one should be left behind in times of disaster.

With these eco-friendly and disaster risk reduction initiatives that we continue to strengthen, Iloilo envisions of becoming a resilient city. Resilient in the sense that amid the fast-rising developments, what we are doing is a work in progress and right track towards sustainability, future-proofing, inclusive and livable community for all. Continue reading NEWS BITS – 11th CITYNET Disaster Cluster Seminar

NEWS BITS – 11th CITYNET Disaster Cluster Seminar

“Thank you for inviting us to this beautiful city and I am very happy to be here. I am from the City of Yokohama and we engage in the city to city cooperation. It’s been really good experience for us to cooperate with Iloilo City and have a very good job together. I’ve never been in Iloilo before, but I heard and read what you did during these years and I am very excited to be here and see what are you doing. And the most important thing is share our experiences together. I think it is a very good way to see what you did and share good experiences to participants.”

Continue reading NEWS BITS – 11th CITYNET Disaster Cluster Seminar

NEWS BITS – 11th CITYNET Disaster Cluster Seminar

“I would like to thank Mayor Joe Espinosa and the City Government of Iloilo for your warm hospitality and hosting of this important seminar and giving all of us the opportunity to embrace various ideas and experiences for building a truly resilient city. Iloilo City has always been at the forefront to adapt new initiatives and we have certainly enjoyed coming back again.”

-Kendra Hirata, Director, CITYNET Yokohama

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The Iloilo City Government through Local Economic Investment and Promotions Office (LEIPO) conducted a Packaging and Labeling Workshop to 40 Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) July 3.

“The presentation of a product has a lot to do with attracting customers. We, Ilonggos, are very competitive when it comes to business. This workshop will surely help you learn the most recommended labeling and packaging strategies,” Mayor Jose Espinosa III said. Continue reading 40 MSMEs TRAINED ON PACKAGING


The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched the connectivity sites of Pipol Konek or the Free Internet Access in Public Places Project in Iloilo City recently.

There were 25 sites in the metropolis where the wi-fi connection can be accessed, including Jalandoni Memorial National High School (NHS); R.G. Hechanova NHS; Ramon Avanceña NHS; Iloilo Science and Technology University; Mandurriao NHS; Iloilo NHS; Iloilo City NHS; Jaro NHS; SPED-ISEC; La Paz NHS; TCT-AR Foundation Integrated School; Fort San Pedro NHS; Melchor L. Nava NHS; Bo. Obrero NHS; Santo Rosario Health Center (HC); Barrio Obrero HC; Iloilo City Proper HC; Jaro II District HC; La Paz District HC; Arevalo HC; Iloilo City Public Library; Iloilo City Pier; Plaza Libertad A and B.
Each user will be given a minimum of 256 kilobits per second (kbps) and maximum of 2 megabits per second (mbps).


At least 66 drug surrenderees who graduated from Iloilo City’s Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Program or Community Change Center: “The Crossroads” have started their livelihood skills training at Technical Institute of Iloilo City (TIIC) Molo campus June 22.

“According to a saying, for you to help someone to live, you should not feed him with fish, instead you should teach him how to go fishing and let him survive through what he caught. On our part, this is what the City Government is doing. We equip our drug surrenderees with skills for them to start another life and help them provide for their family through legal means,” Mayor Joe III Espinosa said. Continue reading DRUG SURRENDEREES UNDERGO LIVELIHOOD TRAINING


A total of 87 elementary and high school street children were given educational assistance at City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) Gym June 27.

Mayor Jose Espinosa III, along with CSWD Officer Gene Garingalo and Focal Person for Youth Merlyn Gison, led the distribution of P1,700 educational allowance each to the beneficiaries which covers first quarter of this year. Continue reading 87 STREET KIDS GET EDUCATIONAL AID