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5-megawatt solar farm to be put up in Iloilo

A SOLAR power plant in Cagayan de Oro City that is being run by the Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. Inc. (Cepalco) and is capable of producing 1 megawatt of electricity. PHOTO FROM CEPALCO WEBSITE

Efforts to tap renewable sources of energy amid the fast-growing power need of Iloilo province will get a boost with the putting up of a
5.67-megawatt solar farm in Miag-ao town in Iloilo.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

DENR ends lease agreement with controversial Boracay resort

PORTIONS of Boracay West Cove have been demolished for construction in areas outside its lease area. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has terminated a 25-year land use agreement with a controversial posh resort in Boracay accused of illegal construction.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Oil spill compensation law unenforced, say lawmakers

BOTONGON Elementary School in Estancia, Iloilo province, remains unrepaired almost a year after it was damaged by Supertyphoon “Yolanda.” NESTOR P. BURGOS/INQUIRER VISAYAS

Legislators investigating last year’s massive oil spill in Iloilo province decried the failure of government agencies to implement the oil spill compensation law enacted in 2007.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Ompong’ spares PH; heavy rains in the Visayas

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ILOILO CITY, Philippines—Two children were feared drowned and another rescued in Iloilo City as heavy rains since Thursday triggered floods and landslides in Iloilo, Guimaras and Antique.   The three boys were swimming in a river in Barangay Calajunan in Mandurriao District here when they were swept by strong currents, according a report of the […]

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Iloilo dam project divides tribal folk

ACCESS roads are being built leading to the proposed mega dam project in Calinog, Iloilo.

The lush green fields of palay are now littered with long strips of soil burrowed by a bulldozer in Alibunan, Badlan Grande and neighboring villages in Calinog town, Iloilo province.

Posted: October 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »