‘Very high’ COVID-19 positivity rate in 5 Visayas provinces — OCTA

Neil Arwin Mercado 08/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — “Very high” COVID-19 positivity rates were observed in five provinces in the Visayas  as of July 30, OCTA Research fellow Guido David reported Monday. David said “very high” positivity rates were recorded in Capiz, Aklan,…

Marcos rally in Antique called off after residents protested

Nestor Burgos Jr. 02/23/2022

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — A scheduled rally of presidential aspirant Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. in Antique province has been called off after several residents, including the son of the slain Evelio Javier, protested on social media. Marcos…

Cebu City, Mandaue City raised to Alert Level 3

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/12/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City and Mandaue City has been raised to Alert Level 3 from January 14 to January 31, 2022, in a new pronouncement by the Interagency Task Force (IATF). Acting Presidential Spokesperson, Secretary…

In Boljoon, thief nabbed for stealing antique Virgin Mary statue

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A thief was arrested in Boljoon town in southern Cebu last Saturday morning, October 10, for allegedly taking an antique statue of the Virgin Mary. The Boljoon Police Station, on Sunday, October 11,…

Stranded folk from Western Visayas may now go home

09/17/2020

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — Stranded residents from Western Visayas can now go home after the national task force overseeing the government response to the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) partially lifted the suspension of travel to the…

Magnitude 3.5 earthquake felt in Antique

Rosalie Abatayo 04/13/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — At least two earthquakes were felt in parts of the Visayas this Monday morning, April 13, 2020. At 9:22 a.m. today, a magnitude 3.5 earthquake jolted parts of Antique province, Western Visayas, the…

Pagasa ups gale warning; fisherfolk warned against going out to sea

Rosalie Abatayo 08/04/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Fishing boats and small seacraft are discouraged from going out to the sea as the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) raises gale warning in the western seaboard of Luzon, eastern…

Ballot for Antique found in Lapu-Lapu 

Futch Anthony Inso 05/13/2019

(Updated 12:44 p.m.) Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu—A ballot intended for Jaguikican, Laua-an, Antique was found in a group of ballots at the Canjulao Elementary School in Lapu-Lapu City on Monday morning, May 13, 2019. Ricardo Dungog, 52, a…

Antique mayor’s bodyguard gives up life to save his boss, passengers

Inquirer.net 03/31/2018

ILOILO CITY—Bennie Dable was clinging to a capsized speedboat with nine other passengers in the waters off Sebaste town in Antique on Holy Thursday when he decided to give his lifejacket to his boss, Mayor Jonathan Tan…

Spectrum runners win in Antique

Glendale G. Rosal 12/22/2017

SPECTRUM Runners Club’s ace long distance runners Rafael Pescos and Lizane Abella logged big wins in the Antique International Marathon last December 20 in San Jose, Antique. Both Pescos and Abella snatched the top spots in the…

Grandma finds success, cash in selling old things

Victor Anthony V. Silva 07/16/2017

Virginia Victor should have been enjoying her retirement already — lounging in a reclining sofa at home and watching her grandchildren frolic in their living room. Instead, the 66-year-old grandmother spends most of her week at a…

Debacle in Antique

Calvin D. Cordova 04/29/2017

San Jose, Antique — Forget about hosting next year’s Palaro. First things first. And top priority is the drafting of an effective sports program to prevent a repeat of Central Visayas’ debacle in this year’s Palarong Pambansa…

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