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16-year-old girl from Iloilo discovers a potential cure for diabetes

Jun 07, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Mindanao’s indigenous clothing goes international and free plants - here are some good things that happened this week

IN PHOTOS: Filipino youth rally for climate justice

May 25, 2019 - 5:41 PM

Advocates in 15 cities across the Philippines demand urgent action to solve the climate crisis

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION. Young activists call for environmental protection and preservation in the youth strike for climate movement on Friday, May 24 at the Mendiola Peace Arch in Metro Manila. Photo by Cherline Trajano.

Iloilo City’s first female OIC mayor dies at 94

May 14, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Former Iloilo City OIC mayor Rosa 'Tita' Caram has died, according to members of her family

ILOILO CITY LEADER. Rose Caram, Iloilo City’s first female mayor OIC. Photo from the Facebook page of Mayor Joe Espinosa III

Treñas returns as Iloilo City mayor, defeats brother-in-law

May 14, 2019 - 11:14 AM

With the polls no longer in the way, can brothers-in-law Jerry Treñas and Jose Espinosa II work together?

Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III casts his vote at V. Montes Elementary School along Zamora Street, Iloilo City Proper. Photo by Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay/Rappler

Homecomings and queues: Ilonggo politicians troop to polls early

May 13, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Some of the political figures seen voting in Iloilo are Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas, Guimbal Mayor Oscar Garin, and Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III

POLITICAL POWERHOUSE. Garin, Drilon, Trenas, and Espinosa are some of the politicians who voted in Iloilo for the midterm elections.

Ilonggo voters: Who can continue what former Mayor Mabilog started?

May 12, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Who among the mayoral bets of Iloilo City will continue the growth trajectory charted by ex-mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog?

Last push: Where 2019 senatorial candidates close their campaigns

May 11, 2019 - 5:18 PM

(UPDATED) Here's where and how the senatorial candidates are spending their last days on the campaign trail

On the last day of the 2019 election campaign, reelectionist Sen. Nancy Binay is joined by Rep. Gus Tambunting while visiting a public market in Sucat Road. Sen. Binay woed Paranaque voters as she barnstormed barangays BF Homes, San Isidro, La Huerta, Dongalo and Baclaran in Paranaque City. Photo courtesy of Senator Nancy Binay Media

Brothers-in-law clash over Iloilo City mayoralty seat

May 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM

With ex-mayor Jed Mabilog out of the picture, former political allies Rep. Jerry Treñas and incumbent Mayor Jose Espinosa III are vying for the post of local chief executive

MAYORAL CANDIDATES. Former allies now turned rivals, (FROM THE LEFT) incumbent Mayor Jose Espinosa III and Rep. Jerry Treñas vie for the mayoral seat in the upcoming polls. Photos by Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay

Ilonggo youth to voters: 'If you love your country, fight for it'

May 09, 2019 - 5:28 PM

Through the #AngAkonGusto2019 movement, youth leaders of Iloilo appeal to electoral voters to push for a human rights-framed agenda for the elections and beyond

YOUTH VOTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS. Ilonggo youth leaders from different organizations gathered to reiterate their statements urging their fellow Filipino Youth to vote not for popular candidates but to vote for democracy and human rights. Photo by DAKILA MEDIA

Ilonggos appeal for expansion of fact-checking efforts to provinces

May 05, 2019 - 10:05 PM

At the #MoveIloilo: Social Good in the Digital Age forum, local groups discuss how to counter disinformation

DISCUSSION. Francis Allan Angelo, the Editor in Chief of the Daily Guardian, talks during a panel discussion of #MoveIloilo: Social Good in the Digital Age on April 29. Photo by Rachel Beatizula/Rappler

Kaya wins, Air Force draws in PPL debut

Apr 28, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Kaya demolishes Green Archers United while Air Force figures in a draw with Mendiola in the first-ever match day of the Philippine Premier League

MAIDEN TRIUMPH. Kaya FC-Iloilo clinches the first win in the Philippine Premier League. Photo from PPL


MovePH heads to PHINMA UI for #MoveIloilo

Apr 23, 2019 - 8:24 AM

MovePH will be at PHINMA University of Iloilo on April 29! Tickets to the forum are free, but seats are limited. Register now!

Facade photo from PHINMA University of Iloilo website

7 Iloilo churches you can go to for Visita Iglesia

Apr 18, 2019 - 6:19 PM

One of the first places in the Philippines to accept Catholicism, Iloilo province has a lot to offer with its heritage

HERITAGE. Home to its patron saint - St. Thomas of Villanova, the Miagao Church welcomes pilgrims with its detailed architectural designs. Photo by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

AFC Cup 2019: PSM Makassar deals Kaya's 1st loss in drama-filled match

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:31 PM

PSM Makassar's keeper Rivky Mokodompit denies Kaya FC's spirited comeback for the away win

TOP SPOT. Eero Markannen doubles the lead which proved crucial in PSM Makassar's goalless second half. Photo from AFC Cup 2019

Sandiganbayan convicts ex-Iloilo town mayor of graft

Apr 17, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Former Tigbauan town mayor Myrna Torres and municipal treasurer Manuel Tabalada Jr are each sentenced to a total of 8 to 12 years in jail for misappropriating P250,000 in presidential assistance to their town in 2002

TRAVEL ANOMALIES. The Sandiganbayan punishes a former Zamboanga City accountant with 23 years in jail for faking receipts. File photo by Rappler

AFC CUP: Kaya-Iloilo braces for vicious PSM Makassar at home

Apr 16, 2019 - 3:53 PM

'We expect them to work hard to get 3 points tomorrow, and we’re ready for that,' says Kaya-Iloilo head coach Noel Marcaida

ON TOP. Jovin Bedic dribbles past the Indonesians. Photo courtesy of AFC Cup 2019

Angeles’ late equalizer salvages a draw for Kaya

Apr 02, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Marwin Angeles steps up during injury time to keep Kaya unbeaten

LAST GASP. Kaya-Iloilo FC remains unbeaten in the 2019 AFC Cup. Photo from Kaya FC Facebook

Iloilo's 'mermaid' women turn beach trash into wearable art

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:06 PM

Using beach trash as material, the women artists of Kataw design and create vibrant jewelry – all inspired by years of living close to the sea

SEAGLASS. Lawigan, San Joaquin native Jen-jen Sargento lays out pieces of seaglass, her favorite material for her jewelry pieces, on a table. Photo by Marrz Capanang

Killing of cadet not related to ROTC program – AFP

Mar 13, 2019 - 7:49 AM

(UPDATED) AFP Spokesperson Edgard Arevalo says the killing of ROTC cadet Willy Amihoy was a 'plain criminal act' which stemmed from a personal argument

GONE. The bloodied school ID of freshman student Willy Amihoy who was allegedly killed by a fellow student at the Iloilo State College of Fisheries-Dumangas Campus on March 11, 2019. Photo courtesy of PNP

CHR condemns killing of ROTC cadet in Iloilo

Mar 12, 2019 - 6:38 PM

(UPDATED) 'It is unfortunate that both were under a national program meant to develop physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual, and social well-being,' says the CHR following the death of college freshman Willy Amihoy

GONE. The bloodied school ID of freshman student Willie Amihoy who was allegedly killed by a fellow student at the Iloilo State College of Fisheries-Dumangas Campus on March 11, 2019. Photo courtesy of PNP

Kaya-Iloilo absorbs heartbreaking draw in AFC Cup 2019 opener

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Kaya-Iloilo FC concedes a late header from Lao Toyota FC that denies the Philippine club from taking home its first 3 points

PAINFUL. Kaya-Iloilo FC misses the chance to put themselves on top of Group H. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

IN PHOTOS: Iloilo City leads first nationwide earthquake drill for 2019

Feb 21, 2019 - 9:47 PM

Around 5,000 to 8,000 people in Iloilo participate in shake drills in their area

DUCK. Local army and police officials duck, cover and hold during a simulation at the Iloilo City Dinagyang Grandstand on Thursday, February 21, 2019. Photo by Rhick Albay/Rappler

Sandiganbayan suspends Iloilo congressman Gorriceta over graft

Feb 20, 2019 - 9:15 PM

A copy of the suspension order is delivered to the Office of House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for implementation

PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan orders the suspension of Iloilo 2nd District Representative Arcadio Gorriceta. File photo by Darren Langit

IN PHOTOS: Museum of Philippine Economic History opens in Iloilo

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:20 PM

The museum features galleries highlighting the industries, trade, and commerce in the Philippines through the years

LANDMARK. NHCP Chairman Dr. Rene R. Escalante (fourth from the left) and Senate Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon (fifth from the left) unveil the Historical Marker of the Museum, along with other officials. All photos by Carl Don Berwin/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: 2019 Dinagyang Festival

Jan 28, 2019 - 2:35 PM

Check out what happened during Iloilo's 51st Dinagyang Festival!

Albayalde orders Garins to surrender all their guns

Dec 27, 2018 - 5:40 PM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says the Garins' licenses to own and possess firearms are cancelled as of December 27

FATHER AND SON. Congressman Oscar 'Richard' Garin Jr (L) and his father Guimbal, Iloilo Mayor Oscar Garin (R). Photos from Representative Garin and Mayor Garin's Facebook pages

Kaya Iloilo FC: Organizations win championships

Oct 29, 2018 - 4:15 PM

Kaya proves that doing the right thing off the pitch will mean success on it

CHAMPS. Kaya FC is the more established organization, and that made a difference against the Davao Aguilas. Photo by Biba Abiera


5 governors commit to protect Visayan Sea

Sep 29, 2018 - 8:11 PM

The agreement seeks to restore, conserve, and protect the Visayan Sea's marine biodiversity

CONTINUING EFFORT. Officials of the provinces covered by the Visayan Sea during the 10th Visayan Sea Summit in Oton, Iloilo on Friday, September 28. Photo courtesy of Maria Elena San Jose

Kaya FC Iloilo: Football comes home

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The PFL club is poised to reenergize the football scene in one of the Philippines' traditional hotbeds

HOMETOWN HERO. Born in Calinog, Iloilo, Kaya FC standout Shirmar Felongco is an inspiration to local kids. Photo by Don Laczi

[OPINION] 4 things kids learned from a journalism class

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Being a citizen journalist comes with a very big responsibility

Things we learned from journalism class. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong

SC cancels retrieval of Iloilo City ballot boxes in VP recount

May 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's legal consultant says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal's representatives in Iloilo province received a verbal order to stop retrieving ballot boxes from Iloilo City

BALLOT RETRIEVAL. Two men stack ballot boxes from Guimbal, Iloilo as they arrive at the Supreme Court's staging area for the ballot retrieval process. Photo from Robredo's legal team

Robredo camp says Iloilo City should not be part of VP recount

May 21, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Iloilo City is independent from Iloilo province and has a separate certificate of canvass during elections

INDEPENDENT CITY. Lawyer Emil Marañon III (3rd from right), legal consultant of Vice President Leni Robredo, says ballot boxes from Iloilo City should not be included in the VP ballot recount. Photo from Robredo's legal team

IN PHOTOS: Ballot retrieval in Iloilo for Marcos-Robredo electoral protest

May 21, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The ballot retrieval process in Iloilo will be held from May 21 to May 25

ARRIVAL. Ballot boxes from Guimbal, Iloilo arrive at the staging area of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal in the province for the ballot retrieval process. All photos from the Office of the Vice President.

DOTr rejects Aboitiz's P148-billion bid to upgrade 4 regional airports

Apr 10, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Department of Transportation turns down the unsolicited proposal of Aboitiz InfraCapital Incorporated and opts for public bidding instead

In a rare feat, PMA Alab Tala Class 2018 valedictorian also class baron

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Hontoria of Iloilo is only the 4th fourth valedictorian and class baron in the 119 years of the Philippine Military Academy

Philippine Military Academy Top ten 1.Cadet Jaywarrdene Galilea Hontoria- Iloilo 2. Ricardo Witawit Liwaden - Mountain Province 3. Cadet Jun -Jay Malazzab Castro- Cagayan 4. Cadet Leonore Andrea Cariño Japitan - Butuan City 5. Cadet Mark Jantzen Nono Dacillo- Zamboanga City 6 Cadet Jezaira Laquinon Buenaventura - Negros Oriental 7. Cadet Jessie Antonio Laranang - Tarlac 8. Cadet Paola Balla Briones - Baguio City 9. Cadet Jayson Raymundo Cimatu - Casiguran Aurora 10. Cadet Micah Quiambao Reynaldo - Tarlac Special award CADET Christian Michael Olarte Peña - Jounalism Award- Legazpi Albay Cadet Jasm Marie M. Alcoriza- Athetic Saber Award- Negros Occidental Photo by Mauricio Victa

Aboitiz submits P148-B proposal to modernize 4 regional airports

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) The Aboitiz group submits an unsolicited proposal to modernize, operate, and maintain the Iloilo International Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Laguindingan Airport, and New Bohol International Airport in Panglao for 35 years

Graphics from Aboitiz InfraCapital Corporate Communications

Davao Aguilas, Kaya Iloilo frustrate in opening game draw

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:50 PM

James Younghusband falls short of a hat-trick that could've clinched the win for the Davao Aguilas

FRUSTRATION. Davao Aguilas and Kaya Iloilo end game in a 2-2draw. Photo from press release

Philippines Football League inks new livestreaming deal

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The country's pro football league will now have a new streaming partner in Sportradar

DoubleDragon plans 3.9-hectare industrial hub in booming Iloilo

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM

With the rising cost of traffic and congestion in Metro Manila, property developers like DoubleDragon are looking at alternative cities to expand their landbank

INDUSTRIAL HUB. DoubleDragon's planned industrial hub in Iloilo will have a capacity of 22,000 square meters of leasable space once fully developed. Image from DoubleDragon

Megaworld set to open Festive Walk Mall in Iloilo

Feb 05, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The P2.2-billion, 3-level mall at the Iloilo Business Park is opening this coming April

Photo by Megaworld

AirAsia launches 3 domestic flights to, from Clark

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:15 PM

This is in line with the airline's commitment to make the Clark International Airport its main hub for operations

Before training camp, Nonito Donaire helps give away 100 homes in Iloilo

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Donaire will fight Carl Frampton on April 21 in Northern Ireland

GIVING BACK. Nonito Donaire Jr came to the Philippines to help turnover homes donated to typhoon victims before officially starting training camp for his fight with Carl Frampton. File photo by Alecis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP

COA orders Iloilo execs, employees to return P46-M illegal cash perks

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The Commission on Audit says sourcing part of the cash perks from the city's calamity funds is illegal

Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Iloilo Representative Treñas over graft

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'It is part of the judicial process which should be respected. I will coordinate with the Office of the Speaker for its implementation,' says Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas

Photo from Treñas' website

More than half of Western Visayas firecracker victims are minors

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Negros Occidental reports the most number of cases among the region’s 6 provinces

Ombudsman issues 2nd dismissal order vs Iloilo City’s Mabilog

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Mabilog is a subject of a lifestyle check due to accusations from the President that he is linked to the drug trade in Iloilo City

WELCOME. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido will greatly contribute to the war on drugs in his city. Photo from Mabilog's Facebook page

Cop killed, 10 others wounded in suspected NPA ambush in Iloilo

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Police Officer 1 Jofer Odon of the Regional Public Safety Battalion-VI and his companions are on board a patrol car and private vehicle when attacked

DOTr boasts of PH airports' 'punctuality' in global poll – but poll says otherwise

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The 8 Philippine airports the DOTr bragged of getting a rating for punctuality are actually among the bottom 35 of almost 500 major airports worldwide

REANGLED? The Department of Transportation in a news release proudly claims that Philippine airports were awarded a star on punctuality. Rappler file photo

Package with ‘bomb threat’ note disrupts operations in Iloilo town port

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:03 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard seizes a package in Estancia Freeport in Iloilo after being alerted of its 'bomb threat' note

'BOMB THREAT'. Authorities seize this package after being alerted of a 'bomb threat' note written on it, on October 30, 2017. Photo from Philippine Coast Guard

Ombudsman ‘very, very late’ in dismissing Iloilo mayor Mabilog – Duterte

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

‘Para kunwari na sinuportahan nila ako, [the Ombudsman] fired and stripped him of his mayorship,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte

DISMISSED. The Ombudsman has dismissed Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog for alleged illegal wealth, but President Rodrigo Duterte says it could have been done sooner. Photo from Mayor Mabilog’s Facebook page