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
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
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
The Iloilo City Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) urged road contractors to work on roads 24 hours, seven days a week. Continue reading CITY HALL TO CONTRACTORS: WORK 24/7
The Iloilo City Government has extended the deadline for filing of applications for Pag-Ulikid Scholarship program until June 8.
The extension will accommodate some 200 qualified beneficiaries.
So far, there are 147 applicants who are incoming college freshmen, said Rey Jason Gregorio, executive director of Local Youth Development Office (LYDO). Continue reading PAG-ULIKID Scholarship Program
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
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
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
Iloilo City Public Safety and Management Office (PSTMO) is set to create a task force that will monitor the situation of the metropolis during the opening of classes on June 4.
The team will be in-charge of securing the roads going to schools, re-painting of pedestrian lanes, and ensuring enough police security in schools.
“Mayor Joe III Espinosa wants to make sure that there will be no incidents or crimes on the day of the opening of classes, that is why we will ensure that our students and even their parents or guardians who bring them to schools are also safe,” Conlu said. Continue reading PSTMO TO CREATE TASK FORCE FOR CLASS OPENING