Iloilo City Government is bracing for the highest alert status of the Department of Health (“DOH”) due to COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Jerry Treñas already discussed with hospitals and DOH Undersecretary Leopoldo Vega urgent solutions to address the problems. “I was very alarmed that night when I saw that Iloilo and […]

Iloilo City Government has requested the National Inter-Agency Task Force (“IATF”) for an increased allocation for COVID vaccines now that the city’s Enhanced Community Quarantine (“ECQ”) status is extended to August 15, 2021. “We are definitely asking for more COVID vaccines as an urgent need to achieve herd immunity faster,” […]

Iloilo City Government’s long-standing plan to build its own hospital finally got the nod following persistent lobbying for its urgency amid the pandemic. This, after the Department of Health (“DOH”) granted August 2, 2021 the Certificate of Need (“CON”). A CON must be secured before a new hospital or healthcare […]

The Iloilo City Uswag Molecular Laboratory is a premier facility in Western Visayas that offers the Gold Standard in COVID-19 testing, the Reverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (“RT-PCR”). It has been accredited by the Department of Health, and recognized by the agency’s Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (“RITM”), garnering 100% […]

Iloilo City as a highly urbanized city continues to make innovative and sustainable developments that will impact the lives of our people. One of these efforts of the local government is to build condominium relocation buildings for the Ilonggos. The four Uswag Residential Buildings in San Isidro, Jaro is a […]

The City Government will impose much stricter measures to slow the spread of the more contagious Delta variant in the metro. “From Aug. 3 to 8, I will place the city on hard lockdown as protection for everyone here. Aklan and Cebu are both experiencing a surge; their hospitals are […]


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