Thursday, May 13, 2021

NEWS

BUSINESS

PH economy shrinks at slower pace of 4.2 pct in Q1

The Philippine economy shrank at a slower pace in the first quarter of the year of 4.2 percent and is expected to stage a recovery in the next quarters despite the reimposition of stricter quarantine measures in Metro Manila and other provinces.

WorldRemit, BDO Remit create even more ways for Filipinos to receive money with USD payouts

WorldRemit, a leading international cross-border payments company, has expanded its longstanding partnership with BDO Remit—the remittance service brand of BDO Unibank that has the most expansive branch network in the Philippines.

TOURISM

Antique eyes operation of molecular lab by end of May

The province of Antique is looking forward to the start of the operation of a molecular laboratory being constructed at the compound of the Angel Salazar Memorial General Hospital (ASMGH) in San Jose de Beunavista by end of May.

OPINION

SPORTS

Iloilo MVP, A. Diasnes gyms celebrate victory in 4th Lents tourney

Two Iloilo City-based taekwondo gyms have won not just the international medals but also the hearts of the Ilonggo community.

COMMUNITY

Defensor says COVID-19 prevention begins with wearing of face masks

More than a year since the pandemic hit, the public should by now have realized that proper wearing of a face mask is the basic protection against coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor emphasized on Friday, May 7.

AGRICULTURE

Western Visayas records growth in agri-fishery, forestry in 2020

The agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AFF) sectors of Western Visayas posted a positive growth of 6.2 percent last year from its .5 percent performance in 2019, sharing 19.9 percent to the region’s economy.

Tubungan town advocates organic farming

The municipality of Tubungan, Iloilo has strengthened its initiatives to promote organic agriculture among farmers.

WV remains a major palay-producing region

Western Visayas has remained as one of the major palay-producing regions in the country.

P5M worth of projects turned over to Iloilo farmers

The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas has turned over various support projects amounting to P5,080,000.00 to a farmers’ group in Iloilo province.

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