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Boracay losses estimated at P500M

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Boracay Island’s tourism industry lost an estimated P500 million in revenues in just four days following the issuance by China of a travel advisory telling its citizens to avoid visiting the Philippines following the kidnapping of a Chinese national, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Posted: September 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

72,000 food packs remain undistributed in Iloilo City

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Thousands of government food packs for survivors of last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Western Visayas were stored from weeks to months in warehouses in Iloilo due to delays in transporting the goods to affected communities.

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

Unfazed, Ridon to press for probe of Iloilo center

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No amount of bullying will stop Kabataan Rep. Terry Ridon from pursuing the investigation into the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center, a project partly funded with Senate President Franklin Drilon’s Disbursement Acceleration Program. INQUIRER PHOTO/JOAN BONDOC

No amount of bullying will stop him from pursuing the investigation into the construction of the Iloilo Convention Center, a project partly funded with Senate President Franklin Drilon’s Disbursement Acceleration Program.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Panay tribe leaders hit efforts to discredit them

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Tribal leaders of Panay Island’s largest indigenous people’s (IP) group have decried efforts to discredit IP leaders and members opposing a controversial P11.2-billion mega dam project in Iloilo province.

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

Teenager feared to have drowned as Typhoon ‘Luis’ batters Antique

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A teenaged boy was feared to have drowned in Antique on Saturday afternoon due to huge waves and strong winds brought by Typhoon “Luis.”

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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