Panay - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Panay


Power play for Iloilo electricity reaches Supreme Court

Sep 25, 2019 - 4:51 PM

The Enrique Razon-owned MORE is granted a franchise by President Duterte, but the bypassed Panay Electric Company (PECO) is fighting for its assets

It's final: SC orders bidding of power deals signed after June 2015

Aug 08, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'No further pleadings or motions will be entertained. Let entry of judgment be made immediately,' says the Supreme Court

POWER DEALS. The Supreme Court orders all power deals signed after June 30, 2015, to undergo a competitive selection process. Photo by Rappler

Miagao's hablon weavers to conduct free demos, lectures in Iloilo

Mar 03, 2019 - 5:35 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The 'Kababainhan, Paghabol, Komunidad: A Hablon Weaving Demonstration and Lecture' is a tribute to the artistry and craftsmanship of weavers of Panay

Rosita Caballero, a kept maiden from Panay Bukidnon, dies

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Rosita Caballero one of the last known kept maidens belonging to the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community dies at age 73

KEPT MAIDEN. Rosita Caballero is one of the last kept maiden from the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community. Photo courtesy of Daryl John Santos

Mabes Polri: Pemilik bom panci Bandung punya jaringan sendiri

Jul 19, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Jaringan ini terungkap setelah bom panci mereka meledak secara tak sengaja di rumah kontrakkan

Petugas Kepolisian menjaga rumah kontrakan tempat terjadi ledakan yang diduga Bom Panci di daerah Kubang Beureum kelurahan Sekejati Buah Batu Bandung, Jawa Barat, Sabtu (8/7). Foto oleh Agus Bebeng/ANTARA

Terduga pemilik bom panci, bukan tukang bakso biasa

Jul 09, 2017 - 8:02 PM

AW membeli dan merakit sendiri bom panci

Wakapolda Jabar Brigjen Pol Bambang Purwanto saat memberikan keterangan tentang insiden bom panci, Minggu (9/7). Foto oleh Yuli Saputra/Rappler

Iloilo malls switch to solar energy

Feb 04, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Robinson s Place and Gaisano Mall in Iloilo City have already switched to solar energy to contribute to cutting carbon emissions

SOLAR POWER. Gaisano Capital Mall is now equipped with a 103-megawatt solar rooftop system that can supply up to 50% of the mall’s daytime load. Photo courtesy of Gaisano Capital

Chinese dredger ship impounded offshore, crew investigated

Feb 02, 2017 - 6:09 PM

The ship MV Zhong Hai 18 has no DENR issued mineral ore export permit for shipping and transporting outside the Philippines

DENR task force stops Aklan river dredging

Feb 01, 2017 - 8:00 AM

The crew of the Chinese ship commissioned to dredge the Aklan River will also face charges

Mindanao Railway project approaches rollout

Jan 16, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Another project that could be given the green light to start procurement is the Panay Guimaras Negros bridge that is estimated to cost P21 67 billion

SPUR DEVELOPMENT. A railway in Mindanao and an inter-island bridge connecting Panay, Guimaras, and Negros will be up for NEDA Board approval. Rappler file photo

Ilonggos brave rains to protest Marcos burial

Nov 26, 2016 - 10:13 AM

We cannot allow the present administration to tolerate impunity by giving hero status to a dictator who has so wronged the people the groups say

NOT A HERO. Ilonggo activists march to protest the stealthy burial of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Photo by Russel Patina/ Rappler

PSE's net income inches up despite 'unusual' low trading volume

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:18 PM

Meanwhile the chief of PSE says the company is on track to raise its P200 billion target before 2016 ends

INCHES UP. PSE'S net income for the first half of 2016 is at P372.70 million, up by 1.6% from P366.84 million in the same period in 2015. File photo by Rappler

5.4-magnitude earthquake hits Panay island

Aug 15, 2016 - 8:17 PM

The epicenter is located some 31 kilometers northwest of Tigbauan town in Iloilo province and 10 km east northeast of San Remigio town in Antique province

The epicenter of the earthquake in the southern part of Panay island, according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology.

Livelihood scheme teaches Yolanda survivors better financial management

Jul 10, 2016 - 1:04 PM

Community Managed Savings and Credit Association or COMSCA is a community managed initiative where groups in the community mobilize and manage their own savings and provide loans to members

NORMALCY. Typhoon Yolanda survivors in Estancia, Iloilo attend a program on financial management. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/ Rappler

PSE funds surge in 2015, still below target

Dec 31, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Fund raising activities at the local bourse total P184 60 billion 3 94 billion in 2015 despite global financial market volatility

BELOW TARGET. Funds raised at the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) in 2015 falls below the local bourse's target

San Miguel to put up power plants in Cebu, Panay

Sep 16, 2015 - 4:34 PM

SMC President Ramon S Ang says the conglomerate is beefing up its power generation business with plans to complete projects in 3 years time

Primavera builder pushes back IPO

Sep 03, 2015 - 9:48 AM

Net proceeds of the IPO will be used to finance its new and ongoing residential and mixed use integrated developments in the pipeline

GO PUBLIC. Italpinas eyes to debut on the Philippine Stock Exchange on October 12 this year

Egay hinders search for 7 missing fishermen

Jul 05, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The fishermen have not been found for 3 days now and search operations will resume as soon as the weather improves

Boat capsizes off Panay, 7 fishermen missing

Jul 03, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Search and rescue operations are ongoing for the missing fishermen from Victorias town in Negros Occidental

Roxas delivers checks for Yolanda-hit barangays in Panay

Jun 14, 2015 - 10:18 AM

A day after getting praises from the President Roxas says that while the government has achieved much more can still be done

YOLANDA REHAB. Interior chief Mar Roxas leads the turnover of checks to Panay LGUs for post-Yolanda recovery efforts. Rappler photo

15 months in Panay Island after Yolanda

Apr 22, 2015 - 10:08 AM

Change is inevitable and if it comes with proper handling recovery is possible

While waiting for the videographer, Jhon Rick (yellow shirt) stood in front of me and gave me a bouquet of santan flowers, carefully tucked on a stick. Photo from World Vision

Biomass firm Green Power to raise P290M from IPO

Oct 20, 2014 - 2:57 PM

The company developing a 35 megawatt biomass power plant is the 4th firm planning to hold an initial public offering this year

Indigenous elders support ‘questionable’ Iloilo megadam

Aug 05, 2014 - 7:06 PM

The Panay Bukidnons hope the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II – 3 dams a 6 6 megawatt hydropower plant an 81 km high line canal – will finally bring progress to Calinog town

TRIBAL COUNCIL. Leopoldo Caballero (left), head of the council of elders of the Panay-Bukidnon indigenous people in Calinog, Iloilo, holds a press conference with his brothers Romulo and Rodolfo, also tribal leaders, to express support for the Jalaur River megadam despite unfavorable findings on the project. Photo by Joselito Villasis/

Ty group putting up another coal plant in Iloilo

Jan 30, 2014 - 5:07 PM

The plant will serve the power requirements of ongoing developments in the province

A homeless Christmas for Yolanda survivors

Dec 08, 2013 - 3:00 PM

As Christmas nears thousands of survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan are still facing the arduous task of picking up the pieces of their shattered lives

CHRISTMAS LIVES ON. One of the very few houses still standing in Brgy. Tambaliza, Concepcion in northern Iloilo makes it known to the one world that its owners are determined to have a merry Christmas. Photo by Jonathan Japitana of Typhoon Yolanda Story Hub Visayas

Tsunami scare haunts traumatized Panay residents

Dec 07, 2013 - 7:00 AM

The absence of electricity and lack of communication devices contribute to the heightened misinformation among the residents says the Office of Civil Defense

CALM FOR NOW. The Aklan River, which residents have been monitoring for rising waters since a destructive 2008 flood. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal

Dismal attendance in reopened schools in Yolanda areas

Dec 06, 2013 - 6:27 PM

DepEd has teamed up with Save the Children and UNICEF to bring back 500 000 children to classrooms

Capiz: Slow, difficult move to rehabilitation stage

Dec 01, 2013 - 8:49 AM

As response efforts move from relief to rehabilitation other areas remain underserved mainly because terrain and road conditions make access difficult

In Estancia, Yolanda came with an oil spill

Nov 24, 2013 - 1:19 PM

During the super storm s onslaught a Napocor barge rammed into a village destroying houses maybe killing residents and causing an oil spill

Binay, UNA: Roxas-Drilon endorsement weak

Apr 15, 2013 - 1:06 AM

UNA says the political clout of Drilon and Mar Roxas in Western Visayas has weakened since 2010

Suweco Antique power plant now 80% complete

Apr 09, 2013 - 2:50 PM

The company s 8 megawatt Villasiga 1 hydro power plant in Antique is scheduled for completion in June

ALMOST COMPLETE. SUWECO said that its 8-megawatt Villasiga 1 power plant is scheduled for completion in June.