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Scholars who didn't take science courses owe P6.8M to PSHS

Aug 21, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The COA report says the students come from the Philippine Science High School campuses in Western Visayas and Cordillera Administrative Region

MONEY OWED. The COA says students from the Philippine Science High School who did not take science and technology courses in college owe the school some P6.8 million. Photo from Philippine Science High School

Giving up not an option for persons with disabilities in Western Visayas

Jul 24, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Four PWDs in Western Visayas have given a face to the struggles commonly experienced by their sector in the Philippines

Police strengthen efforts to protect Boracay, Carabao islands

May 27, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'We should protect Boracay from outside Boracay,' Senior Superintendent Jesus Cambay Jr says, adding that the memorandum of understanding formalizes 'the cooperation of security forces and marketing of Hambil as a tourist destination'

PATROL. The almost empty Boracay White Beach is dotted with police who patrols the area. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 27, 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Friday

INTER-KOREAN SUMMIT. This screengrab from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) taken on April 27, 2018 shows North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un (L) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in walking together past the Military Demarcation Line that divides their countries at Panmunjeom. AFP PHOTO / KOREAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM (KBS)

DILG to file cases vs Aklan local gov't officials over Boracay neglect

Apr 26, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Interior Assistant Secretary Epimaco Densing III says that at least 10 local government officials are responsible for the neglect of the island

GREEN SHORES. The algae-tinged shores of Boracay is said to be an indication of high levels of water pollution. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Philippine economy to lose up to P1.96 billion over Boracay closure

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:10 PM

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia says the growth rates of Western Visayas 'will be trimmed'

ECONOMIC IMPACT. Upon the orders of President Rodrigo Duterte, Boracay Island will be closed to tourists for 6 months starting Thursday, April 26. Photo by Angie De Silva/Rappler

Philippine athletics chief thumbs down Palarong Pambansa 2018 records

Apr 23, 2018 - 1:44 PM

The national athletics federation nullifies the records set by Veruel Verdadero, Eliza Cuyom, and Ann Katherine Quitoy as DepEd fails to follow protocol

SPEEDY STAR. Veruel Verdadero, a 16-year-old bet from Cavite, impresses in the 100-meter dash. File photo from Rappler

NCR lords over Palarong Pambansa field for 14th straight year

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Big City bets amass 100 gold medals as Southern Tagalog-Calabarzon and Western Visayas round out the top 3

NCR shores up gold-medal haul to seal top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Calabarzon and Western Visayas figure in tight race for second spot

Davao Region eyes first gold in softball vs Western Visayas in Palarong Pabansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM

The Davao Eagles enter for the first time the softball elementary finals of Palarong Pambansa

PITCH FOR GOLD. Davao Region Eagles beat Calabarzon in an extra eighth inning in softball elementary, securing a spot in the finals. Photo by Gerard Lucena/Rappler

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Powerhouse Metro Manila virtually seals No. 1 with 42 gold medals heading into the final stretch

NCR breaches 30-gold mark, keeps top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Region 6 Western Visayas climbs to second, Region 4-A Southern Tagalog slips

Powerhouse NCR tightens grip of top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 18, 2018 - 1:58 PM

Traditional favorite NCR stays on top with a 25-gold, 16-silver, 12-bronze medal haul

Boracay workers need to get IDs starting April 18

Apr 17, 2018 - 11:43 PM

There will only be two entry and exit points during the 6-month closure of the world-famous tourist destination

PERMITS. Workers who are not residents of Boracay Island will have to apply for terminal passes at the Caticlan port in mainland Malay and the Cagban port in Manoc-Manoc, the rehabilitation task force says. Photo by Boy Ryan Zabal/Rappler

Guimaras teacher to get correct salary 11 years after promotion

Apr 01, 2018 - 7:24 PM

The Commission on Audit rules in favor of a Guimaras public school teacher who was denied her rightful pay grade from September 2006 to October 2015

PH student app developers nab presentation award in Japan

Mar 22, 2018 - 9:59 PM

The Philippine delegation's entry, an educational smartphone application called ‘Arijo’, bags the oustanding poster presentation award and is among the top 8 of 78 other groups from 34 different schools

PH DELEGATION. Banusing, Briones, Cruz and Flores (from Left to Right) at the event venue, Yokohama National University. Photos courtesy of Justin Banusing

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

Most wanted man of Western Visayas nabbed in Marikina

Dec 16, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Antonio Aquino, a native of Negros Occidental, is arrested after evading authorities for 14 years

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

Negros Occidental rejoins W. Visayas regional dev't council

Sep 09, 2017 - 4:53 PM

Antique Governor Rhodora Cadiao Regional Development Council chair says consultation meetings were held in the past weeks to fasttrack the province s integration to Western Visayas

Locator map of Negros Occidental

Retain Negros Island regional offices, local execs urge Malacañang

Aug 12, 2017 - 8:30 AM

Under the NIR 14 regional offices are housed in Bacolod City Negros Occidental while 16 others are in Dumaguete City Negros Oriental

DILG exec urges fellow Negrosanons to respect end of NIR

Aug 10, 2017 - 11:48 AM

DILG undersecretary Jesus Hinlo says he respects the administration s priorities even if it excludes the long time dream of his people

Duterte dissolves Negros Island Region

Aug 09, 2017 - 11:20 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte s new executive order returns Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental to Western Visayas and Central Visayas respectively

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the 17th Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on August 7, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Half-day Gigantes Islands getaway

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Want to go to a beautiful beach but only have a short leave from work? There’s no problem with that – Gigantes Islands is a worthy weekend getaway

Western Visayas drug war: 20,498 surrender, 30 drug pushers killed

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Of the 30 deaths linked to drugs in the region Antique had the most number of persons killed from legitimate police drug operations

WAR ON DRUGS. The government has launched a crackdown on illegal drugs. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

NCR captures basketball secondary finals gold

Apr 29, 2017 - 12:38 PM

Heading into the 4th quarter shouldering a massive 28 point lead Western Visayas – even with its home court advantage – never found its way out of its slump

FLY HIGH. NCR defeats WVRAA (Region VI) 75-48 in the Secondary Boys Basketball championship at the EBJ Gymnasium on April 29, 2017. Photo by Mary Grace Dela Cerna/Rappler

NCR will face Western Visayas in Palaro secondary football finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 8:25 PM

NCR will get a chance to defend their title on Saturday

DEFENDING TITLE. NCR outsmarts Calabarzon, 4-2, to advance to the finals against host region Western Visayas. Photo by Mars G. Alison

Central, Western Visayas to face off at elementary football finals

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:10 PM

Central Visayas beat ARMM 3 1 while Western Visayas tramples Davao Region 2 0 at the elementary football semifinals at the Palarong Pambansa 2017

GLIDE. Charlie Carisma of Western Visayas, mid-game and mid-air, is on his way to the Palarong Pambansa finals. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

Western Visayas solidifies hold on 2nd place, NCR remains on top

Apr 28, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Western Visayas now has a medal tally of 30 gold medals 16 silvers and 26 bronze medals just 5 less gilts from their overall medal tally in Palarong Pambansa 2015 held in Albay

RUNNER RUNNER. Athletes compete in the 1500-M finals at the EBJ Sports Complex in Antique on Thursday, April 27, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Central Luzon clinches first win in sepak takraw elementary boys

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Central Luzon clinches their first win on their first game during the knock out elimination round against Negros Island Region

FIRST WIN. Central Luzon's John Gabriel Saddi hustles up the ball to set it for his teammate. Photo by Regine Villafuerte/ Rappler

Secondary basketball boys recap: Calabarzon, NCR, Regions VII, VI head to semis

Apr 27, 2017 - 4:49 PM

The 4 regions end the Palarong Pambansa 2017 journey of Soccsksargen Cordillera Administrative Region Davao and Caraga

SHOT ATTEMPT. Wilmar Oftana of Region XIII (29) rises for a floater against the Calabarzon defense. Photo by Clarisse Cabinta/ Rappler

Western Visayas escapes pesky Central Luzon, Calama-an injured

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:46 PM

Western Visayas pulls away in the final two minutes to win the game but star player Ryan Calama an gets injured

JAM. Western Visayas star Ryan Calama-an dunks the ball but lands badly and injures his ankle. Photo by Joey Dian Claret/Rappler

Central, Western Visayas survive secondary boys tennis knock-outs

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:22 PM

Gener Francis Lambayan of Region VII survives NIR s KC Baran while Alfrancis Andrade of Region VI wins a nail biter against Mimaropa s MP Ong

BEATING THE HEAT. Genaro Lambayan, victorious in his first match against Region 7, strides under the Antique heat. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

Calabarzon dodges gutsy W. Visayas to secure second win in Palaro 2017

Apr 25, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Calabarzon led by Joshua Retamar capitalizes on errors by Western Visayas to carve out a 25 15 12 25 25 18 triumph

IN FLIGHT. Amiel Obay aims for a perfect spike in their game over Western Visayas in Sibalom Gym at Sibalom, Antique on Tuesday, April 25. Photo by Jaspher Miko Aspiras/ Rappler

Western Visayas javelin thrower sets new record

Apr 24, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Using a 700 gram javelin 17 year old James Lozañes achieves the new record of 59 46 meters in his third attempt to spear out the 57 81 record posted by Bryan Jay Pacheco of Central Luzon during the Palarong Pambansa 2013

Off to Bicol or Samar? Take precaution, check possible cancelled trips

Dec 23, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Government agencies urge the public to prepare for Tropical Storm Nina

17,700 Western Visayas drug pushers, users have surrendered

Oct 14, 2016 - 12:13 PM

The tally shows Iloilo to have more than 6 000 surrenderers

POLICE OEPRATIONS. Photo by Altavas Aklan PNP

62 W. Visayas police chiefs sacked for poor anti-drug performance

Sep 15, 2016 - 11:31 PM

The movement of the personnel was not a punishment since there’s no quota says Senior Superintendent Alfredo Valdez

Western Visayas shares disaster communication tips for LGUs

Jul 08, 2016 - 6:08 PM

At the ICT Bayanihan Summit held in Iloilo City on Thursday July 7 local agencies share good practices and challenges in the use of information communication technology during disasters

PREPAREDNESS. Local government responders and uniformed personnel participate in a 2-day conference on ICT for DRRM organized by the Office of Civil Defense. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

Despite huge margin, Duterte sweeps only 3 regions

May 11, 2016 - 11:35 PM

Administration bet Mar Roxas gets the solid vote of two regions: his own Western Visayas and the Negros Island Region whose creation he supported

Binay in Western Visayas: ‘I have many silent supporters here’

May 03, 2016 - 9:26 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay campaigns in the turf of his rival Mar Roxas less than a week before the May 9 elections

STILL OPTIMISTIC. Vice President Jejomar Binay remains positive about his chances of securing a victory in Western Visayas. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

NCR wins 12th straight overall Palarong Pambansa crown

Apr 16, 2016 - 2:28 PM

Perennial champion NCR runs away with the 2016 Palarong Pambansa title with 104 golds 57 silvers and 48 bronzes

Santiago at hometown sortie: I'm the only legit Ilonggo among bets

Apr 15, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The presidential candidate returns to her hometown with her running mate Senator Bongbong Marcos in only their third sortie as a tandem since the campaign period started

Presidential candidate Miriam Defensor Santiago returned to the campaign trail on April 13 with a homecoming rally at the University of the Philippines Visayas campus in Iloilo City with her running mate Bongbong Marcos

Western Visayas archer has national team aspirations

Apr 13, 2016 - 5:20 PM

Though 15 year old Johanna Leany Aldip doesn t have archery equipment of her own yet she won t stop aiming for a Palaro gold

THE ULTIMATE BULLSEYE. Johanna Leany Aldip (R) of Antique National School in Western Visayas, is trained by her brother Jule Anthony. She is aiming for the ultimate bullseye – a Palaro gold. Photo by Cynthia Babagay-Llacer/Rappler

Yolanda rehab workers, survivors weigh in on presidential bets

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:49 PM

Rehabilitation is still ongoing 3 years after the super typhoon devastated Eastern Visayas

Jeepney fare rollback implemented in Western Visayas

Feb 02, 2016 - 2:57 PM

The rollback of taxi fares is still under deliberation says LTFRB VI Director Romulo Bernardes

ROLLBACK. Jeepney fare in Bacolod City and other parts of Western Visayas is now P6.50 for regular passengers and P5 for students, elderly, and persons with disabilities. Photo by Glazyl Masculino/Rappler

Gigantes, a call for small islands resiliency

Nov 07, 2015 - 11:15 AM

About 80 of Gigantes’ population of 13 114 live below the poverty line with 70 dependent on fishing as a source of livelihood

DESTROYED. One of the houses on the island left uninhabitable by Typhoon Yolanda.

Join the 1st Visayan Youth Leadership Summit

Oct 13, 2015 - 8:38 PM

Announcement: The theme aims to reflect the character of the ideal Visayan Youth which is to be resilient in times of crisis

Who is running in Western Visayas | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Rappler s list of candidates for local positions in Western Visayas

NUP members 'free' to choose presidential bets in 2016 – solon

Sep 30, 2015 - 8:19 PM

Negros Occidental Representative Jeffrey Ferrer National Unity Party s chair for Western Visayas says most members support Mar Roxas who is from the region