Rabiya Mateo buys house for family in Iloilo: ‘God has been so good to me and my family’

Hannah Mallorca 01/24/2023

Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo was overjoyed when she finally saw for herself the new house that she purchased for her family in her hometown in Iloilo. The Kapuso actress took to her Instagram account on…

Robbers who looted Oton school in Iloilo say they don’t have money to buy rice

Gabriel Pabico Lalu - Reporter / @GabrielLaluINQ 01/20/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Several robbers looted the parents-teachers association (PTA) room inside a school in Oton, Iloilo and left a note on the blackboard saying they don’t have money to buy rice for their family before managing…

Iloilo ready for influx of visitors for Dinagyang Festival

Joey Marzan 01/11/2023

ILOILO CITY—Police, transport regulation, and emergency services personnel in this city are ready for the influx of visitors who want to witness the Dinagyang Festival 2023. Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) operations chief Police Lt. Col. Rene…

Christmas tree in Iloilo town plaza goes up in flames

Joey Marzan 12/23/2022

ILOILO CITY—A giant Christmas tree in an Iloilo town plaza went up in flames late Friday afternoon, December 23. According to Mayor Marina Gorriceta of San Miguel town, Iloilo, they have yet to determine what caused the fire but pointed to…

Pork import ban from Panay extended, Guimaras included

Morexette Marie Erram 12/22/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial government has decided to extend the ban on importing pork products, byproducts and live hogs from Panay Island. Dr. Mary Rose Vincoy confirmed to reporters on Thursday, Dec. 22,…

Lawyer disbarred after involvement in fake marriage annulment

By: Jean Mangaluz - Reporter / @JMangaluzINQ 11/26/2022

MANILA, Philippines — A lawyer and former Integrated Bar of the Philippines officer has been disbarred by the Supreme Court (SC) after his involvement with faking a marriage annulment. “The Supreme Court has disbarred a former officer…

Gwen wants to extend ban on pork importation from Panay, Iloilo

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/10/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia wants to extend the ban on importing pork products and live hogs from the provinces of Iloilo and Panay over lingering threats of African Swine Fever (ASF).  In a…

Council wants city to adopt Cebu province’s temporary ban on live hogs from Panay and Iloilo

Wenilyn B. Sabalo 10/19/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has agreed during its regular session on Wednesday, October 19, 2022, to request Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama to expedite the adoption of an executive order (EO) issued by…

Coca-Cola temporarily shuts down plants in Bohol, Iloilo

Carla Gomez, Joey Marzan, Leo Udtohan 09/18/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Popular soda drink maker Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines Inc. (CCBPI) on Friday announced it has temporarily suspended operations in Tagbilaran, Bohol, and Pavia, Iloilo, due to the shortage of bottler-grade refined sugar in the country.…

COVID-19 positivity rate up in Metro Manila, 9 other areas — OCTA

John Eric Mendoza - Reporter / @JEMendozaINQ 07/01/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The COVID-19 positivity rate from June 25 to June 29 in 10 areas in the country has increased, independent pandemic monitor OCTA Research said on Friday. Seven of the areas also breached the World Health…

Cebu ultimate frisbee teams rule Dumaguete meet, seek local support

Glendale G. Rosal 03/29/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu ultimate frisbee teams took home the major crowns in the Ultimate Battlegrounds 2022 held earlier this month in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, highlighting the need to support this promising, and more often…

Happening soon in Bacolod, Cebu, Iloilo: Anti-COVID vaccination in pharmacies, clinics

Daniza Fernandez - Reporter / @DFernandezINQ 01/31/2022

MANILA, Philippines — Resbakuna sa Botika, the program which rolls out COVID-19 vaccination in pharmacies and clinics, will soon be expanded to three more cities outside of Metro Manila. Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles on Monday said that…

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