P33 wage hike in Metro Manila, P55-P110 in W. Visayas

Donna Pazzibugan 05/15/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The daily minimum wage in Metro Manila has been raised by P33, and by P55 to P110 in the Western Visayas region, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced on Saturday. Labor groups described the…

No Labor Day wage hike for Western Visayas workers

Carla Gomez 05/01/2022

BACOLOD CITY — Workers in the Western Visayas will mark a bleak Labor Day celebration on Sunday, May 1, due to the non-approval of their plea for a wage hike. Wennie Sancho, Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board (RTWPB)…

‘Agaton’ death toll climbs to 167 — NDRRMC

Catherine Gonzales 04/16/2022

MANILA, Philippines — The death toll from Tropical Storm Agaton has climbed to 167, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported on Saturday. According to the latest situational report from NDRRMC, 151 of the…

Western Visayas restricts cross-border travel

Nestor Burgos Jr. 04/05/2021

ILOILO CITY—Local governments in Western Visayas are closing their borders again amid the surge in cases in Metro Manila and neighboring provinces and rising COVID-19 cases in the region. Boracay Island also continues to see an increase…

Western Visayas police crime lab chief relieved

Nestor Burgos 01/23/2021

ILOILO CITY — The chief of the regional police crime laboratory in Western Visayas has been relieved from his post a day after he confirmed to reporters that seven of the nine leaders of an indigenous people’s…

Thousands flee floods in Western Visayas, Bicol

Carla Gomez, Mar Arguelles, Nikka Valenzuela 01/10/2021

Only days after cleaning up the mud caused by floods eight days ago, thousands of families in the Western Visayas and Bicol regions again tried to battle nature as a seasonal weather system pounded them with incessant…

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…

IATF lifts suspension of LSI inbound travel in Western Visayas

Krissy Aguilar 09/16/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Inbound travel for returning residents in Guimaras, Iloilo, Negros Occidental, Antique and Iloilo City may now resume, the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on Emerging Infectious Diseases’s Resolution No. 71, released Wednesday, said. “The temporary…

IATF to share PBB model with Western Visayas LGUs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Project Balik Buhay (PBB), which started implementation in the tricities of Cebu, Mandaue, and Lapu-Lapu, will now be shared with the cities of Bacolod and Iloilo City to especially help in the…

Cloudy skies with chance of rains over Mimaropa, Western Visayas, Northern Mindanao

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 07/04/2020

MANILA, Philippines — An intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with a chance of rains over Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan (Mimaropa), as well as Western Visayas and Northern Mindanao, the state weather bureau said…

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…

EO 70 a huge factor in campaign against insurgency in Central, Western Visayas

Florence Baesa 12/18/2019

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental–The government is gaining in its campaign to end insurgency problems through Executive Order No. 70, which aims to address root causes of insurgency through the Whole-of-Nation approach and the creation of the National…

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