MORE BIZ EYED FOR MICE

The Iloilo City Business Permits and Licensing Division (BPLD) has encouraged the public to put up businesses now that Iloilo City is positioned as a primary meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) destination in the country.

“Because Iloilo City flourishes economically, this is an opportune time to engage in more businesses especially that the city has big potentials,” BPLD head Norman Tabud said.

“Investors see Iloilo City as an ideal place to hold an event, that is why they put up businesses that support the same. Through the events held here, it also promotes micro small and medium enterprises of local products,” Tabud added. Continue reading MORE BIZ EYED FOR MICE

ILOILO CITY GOV’T GIVES VEHICLES TO PDEA, ICPO

The Iloilo City Government gave one vehicle and four motorcycles to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), respectively, during the flag ceremony June 3.

Mayor Jose Espinosa III turned over the vehicle to PDEA regional Director Alex Tablate and ICPO Director Col. Martin Defensor Jr.

“The City Government is firm in eliminating illegal drugs and criminality. We will always be here to support the PDEA and ICPO in their operations to maintain the peace and order here,” Espinosa said. Continue reading ILOILO CITY GOV’T GIVES VEHICLES TO PDEA, ICPO

348 PERSONNEL ENSURE SAFETY ON CLASS OPENING

A total of 348 personnel under the Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) have been deployed in various schools and roads in the metropolis during the opening of classes for public elementary and secondary schools June 3.

PSTMO head Jeck Conlu said the personnel are from the PSTMO’s Traffic Division, Special Services Division, Auxiliary, and Public Safety Unit. Continue reading 348 PERSONNEL ENSURE SAFETY ON CLASS OPENING

ISRAEL ENVOY IMPRESSED WITH ILOILO CITY

Israel Ambassador to the Philippines His Excellency Rafael Harpaz who visited Iloilo City June 4 was impressed by the architectural design of age-old buildings at downtown and the metropolis being cited as smoke-free city.

Harpaz, together with his wife Shulamit and delegation, paid a courtesy call to Mayor Jose Espinosa III at City Hall.

“I saw the architecture is interesting. And I have learned that you are a smoke-free city which is very important,” Harpaz said. Continue reading ISRAEL ENVOY IMPRESSED WITH ILOILO CITY

ILOILO CITY EYES MORE GLOBAL EXPO

The Iloilo City Local Economic and Investment Promotion Office (LEIPO) is hoping to join more exhibitions globally following the success of 5th China Maritime Silk Road International Brand Expo in Quanzhou, Fujian Province of China April 18-21.

“The expo was held in Shishi City but we have so many invitations in even bigger cities such as Xiamen and Beijing. They wanted to invite us. China is a big market for the products from Iloilo city and province,” LEIPO head Ritchel Gavan said.

“There was also a Greek businessman who said he was interested in bringing our products to Europe. So, we have these potential venues in selling products,” she added. Continue reading ILOILO CITY EYES MORE GLOBAL EXPO

FIRST ICCC SUMMA CUM LAUDE

The City Government gave recognition to the first Summa Cum Laude of Iloilo City Community College (ICCC) during the flag raising ceremony April 28.


Grace Joy L. Manalo, 20, said her parents inspired her to study and subsequently topped the 17 Latin honors awardees during ICCC Commencement Exercises April 12.


Manalo got 1.19 General Weighted Average. Summa cum laude is Latin phrase for “with highest honor.”
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JOINT INSPECTION TEAM (JIT) of ILOILO CITY

To ensure compliance with rules and regulations formulated to promote and protect public welfare, the JIT is conducting inspection with the business establishments in the City of Iloilo, pursuant to the mandates and as required under Section 16 of the Local Government Code of 1991 and under section 6.4 of the new JMC 2016-01. Joint Inspection Team composed of the following: Business Permit and Licensing Office, City Treasurer’s Office, City Health Office-Sanitary Health Inspection, City Environment and Natural Resources Office, City Planning and Development Office, City Engineer’s Office, Bureau of Fire Protection Office and other regulatory offices Continue reading JOINT INSPECTION TEAM (JIT) of ILOILO CITY

BRGYS ASKED TO BUY MISTING MACHINE, LARVICIDE

The Iloilo City Health Office (CHO), through the City Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), obliged all 180 barangay captains in the metropolis to purchase misting machine and larvicide to combat dengue-causing mosquitoes.

City Health Officer Dr. Bernard Caspe wrote City DILG Director Atty. Ferdinand Panes to compel village chiefs to procure misting machine and larvicide to prevent dengue which has been detrimental to the health of residents.  Continue reading BRGYS ASKED TO BUY MISTING MACHINE, LARVICIDE

3 DENGUE DEATHS, 250 CASES IN CITY

Dengue cases recorded in Iloilo City soared 495 percent in the first two months of the year compared to the same period last year.

City Health Office posted 250 dengue cases with three deaths from January to February this year compared to 42 dengue cases with no death in the same period last year.

There were 165 cases in January with one death and 85 cases with two deaths in February. Continue reading 3 DENGUE DEATHS, 250 CASES IN CITY

CITY HALL OFFERS FREE SPORTS CLINIC

The Iloilo City Sports Division is offering free summer sports clinic to elementary pupils below 13 years old starting April 8 to 14.

There are 14 sports disciplines including arnis, chess, football, tennis, karatedo, table tennis, taekwondo, volleyball, basketball, wushu, futsal, badminton, dancesport, and pencak silat.

“This is City Government’s way of promoting various sports because we know that children are very active and want to try many sports,” Mayor Jose Espinosa III said.

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