BULAWANON NGA NANAY 2018 NAMED

The Iloilo City Government’s Task Force on Street Children recognized model mothers in the “Bulawanon nga Nanay” 2018 awarding ceremony at SM City June 27.

Jesica Estrada, 49, of QMF Subdivision Barangay Hibao-an Sur, Mandurriao, was declared this year’s winner, receiving P11,000 prize, after besting 13 finalists. “I could not contain the happiness I feel after being named as Bulawanon nga Nanay. I am so happy because all the sacrifices and work I made for my children have paid off,” Estrada said. Continue reading BULAWANON NGA NANAY 2018 NAMED

ILOILO CITY COMMEMORATES 120TH PH INDEPENDENCE DAY ANNIV

Iloilo City Government celebrated the 120th anniversary of Independence Day themed “Pagbabagong Ipinaglaban, Alay sa Masaganang Kinabukasan” at Plaza Libertad June 12.

The celebration honored the formal declaration in 1898 with the reading of the Proclamation of Independence in Kawit, Cavite.

“This is our way of expressing our gratitude to our heroes, known and unknown and our desire to make our children and the future generation of Filipinos to emulate the love of freedom, dignity of the Filipino race, bravery and integrity,” Acting Mayor Jeffrey P. Ganzon stressed. Continue reading ILOILO CITY COMMEMORATES 120TH PH INDEPENDENCE DAY ANNIV

FILIPINO COSTUME, FOODS EXHIBIT AT FREEDOM DAY

Iloilo City Government joined Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) Iloilo Branch during its commemoration of the 120th Philippine Independence Day June 14.

The bank highlighted its “Araw ng Pagpapahalaga ng Kasuotang Pilipino,” a competition among DBP personnel wearing traditional Filipino costume; and Tyangge, a bazar at parking area where native products and foods, fruits and vegetables are exhibited for sale.
Atty. Rodel B. Bustillo, asst. vice president and branch head of DBP Iloilo, said they’ve been practicing the tradition for more than a decade. Continue reading FILIPINO COSTUME, FOODS EXHIBIT AT FREEDOM DAY

CITY HALL ENSURES PUBLIC SAFETY AS CLASSES START

Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) has deployed some 50 personnel which includes traffic aides, police auxiliaries, Special Services Unit (SSU), and Task Force Anti-Squatting and Illegal Structure (ASIS) as classes start in public schools June 4.

The personnel will be deployed especially on pedestrian lanes and near the schools, said PSTMO head Jeck Conlu. Continue reading CITY HALL ENSURES PUBLIC SAFETY AS CLASSES START

STUDES TOLD TO CHECK BOARDING HOUSE PERMIT

The Iloilo City Boarding House Commission (BHC) has reminded parents and students looking for boarding houses in the metropolis to ensure that these have certificates.

BHC certificate is issued after the owners secured Fire Safety Inspection Certificate from the Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP), Sanitary Permit to Operate from the City Health Office (CHO), and Business Permit or Mayor’s Permit from Business Permit and Licensing Office (BPLO). Continue reading STUDES TOLD TO CHECK BOARDING HOUSE PERMIT

ALL SET FOR US TRADE MISSION

Mayor Jose Espinosa III together with the delegation of Ilonggo business and academic leaders and private sector representatives are set to hold a Trade Mission to New York and Washington DC, USA on June 4-9.

“Encountering new people means meeting new opportunities. Through the trade mission, we can present the sustainable growth and development of our city and we’ll show them the advantages of investing here,” Espinosa said. Continue reading ALL SET FOR US TRADE MISSION

FIRE-AFFECTED FAMILIES GET AID

A total of 26 families affected by fire incidents were given financial assistance by Iloilo City Government during City Hall flag ceremony May 28.

Mayor Jose Espinosa III distributed P7,000 to fire victims whose houses were totally damaged, and P5,000 to those with partially damaged houses.

“We are saddened by what happened to you and your families because of the fire. We know how hard it is for you to cope with your situation and the recovery process is not easy, that’s why the City Government is here to help you with your needs,” Espinosa said. Continue reading FIRE-AFFECTED FAMILIES GET AID