Google map showing the location of Iloilo
province in the central Philippines.
According to the Iloilo
Coast Guard Public Affairs Office, the boat "Tawash" left Iloilo
city with 36 passengers and 5 crew members going to Guimaras when it encountered rough sea condition and strong winds in the middle of the sea causing it to capsize.
Dexter Balane, a former captain in the Philippines Army, was detained by government forces at his rented house in Unka 1 village, Pavia town, Iloilo
City at around 12.
The Western Visayas' Tourism Office seeks to convince airline firms to set up direct flights from the Iloilo
International Airport to Pampanga's Clark International Airport as several passengers in Iloilo
The decision overturned a high court ruling last October that Iloilo
acted legally when he authorised a transition of power to Bainimarama in 2006, in an effort to prevent further instability following the country's fourth coup in 20 years
A total of 2,760 police officers and teams of Civil Disturbance Management were deployed in Iloilo
City to secure Aquino.
Western Visayas has four airports namely Iloilo
International Airport, Kalibo International Airport, Roxas City (Capiz) Airport and Caticlan (Boracay) Airport.
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At least 56 people have been killed and another 100 are missing in the central province of Iloilo
alone, its vice governor Rolex Suplico said.
Earlier, ousted prime minister Mahendra Chaudhry, an ethnic Indian who won power in democratic elections only to be toppled in a racially motivated coup last May, called for Iloilo
to dissolve his administration and stage fresh elections.
The JBIC said it will extend three official development assistance (ODA) loans to finance the construction of the New Iloilo
Airport, Subic Bay Port and the Second Magsaysay Bridge.
The chiefs want former vice-president, Ratu Josefa Iloilo
, to become president, replacing Ratu Sir Kamisese.