The Environment and Natural Resources Office (ENRO) in the province of Antique headed by Mrs. Ma. Vivian T. Barillo shows a constant yearly increase in their generated net revenue in their Annual Production Report.

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Antique: Priority area for Nutrition

Dr. Azucena  Dayanghirang National Nutrition Council Deputy Executive Director, has announced that Antique was considered as one of a priority areas for Nutrition Plan of Action in the country.

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SAN JOSE, Antique - The residents of Barangay Apdo, Hamtic, Antique were alarmed by the elevation of a portion of land and mass movement  in their vicinity adjacent to the hot spring located about 400 meters from the National Highway. This strange phenomenon was first seen by the community last April and was concerned of its association with volcanic activity.

The Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office headed by Broderick G. Train conducted its initial assessment in the area last May 7. During their visual examination, it was observed that there is a land elevation made of silt and clay of about 2 meters and is gradually increasing to 6 meters the following month, the locals were advised to avoid going into the area until further studies are conducted.

On July 4, a team from the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOLCS) Eric Lino P. Arconado, Volcanologist and Robjunlieana B. Lim, Geologist; Elmer P. Relota, Philvolcs Antique together with Abraham R. Fabila, Department of Science and Technology (DOST) VI Antique; Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO), Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) of Hamtic and local authorities visited the area to conduct further assessment. After the visual assessment of the team, Lim said that the sudden movement and elevation of land was due to its deep-seethed water deposit which pushed soft sediments upwards. Tests were also conducted on the adjacent hot spring to determine its acidity, its sulfuric content, and temperature. Test results show that it did not meet the parameters to be considered volcanic in nature but rather it came from the mineral deposits within the area which releases carbon dioxide and methane gas.

The PHILVOLCS team concluded that these events are non-volcanic of origin as well as the nature of the hot spring. No sulfuric contents were found in the water, temperatures and pH levels did not meet the parameters that indicate volcanic activity. The elevation and movement of land in the area were due to localized increase of groundwater, especially during rainy seasons.       

The results may not be as intimidating as the residents expected it to be but they are advised to designate restriction zones and avoid building of structures within the area. – PIO ANTIQUE 


Solong Bridge, Finally done!

The Solong Bridge construction project started during the term of then Governor Salvacion “Sally” Zaldivar-Perez.  The Sanguniang Panlalawigan in their 21st Regular Session through Resolution No. 200-2003, sponsored by then Sanguniang Panlalawigan member Eric C. Otayde, initially allotted Php. 9,837,056.60 as counterpart for the first phase of the construction. In succeeding years the local government has appropriated a total of Php 90.2 million for the equity on the project. The Department of Public Works and Highways gave its counterpart amounting to Php 100 million pesos. The total cost of the project amounted to Php 190.2 million.  The Solong bridge was considered as one of the longest steel bridges in the Panay Island.

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Antique Celebrates Fiesta Kang Kagubatan

The Provincial Government of Antique through the leadership of Governor Rhodora J. Cadiao, with different national and provincial officials and employees, celebrated the “Pista Kang Kagubatan” with the theme: Kagubatan, Tamnan, Protektahan: Kaaraydan Kang Tanan”, held last June 30, 2017 in Camp Fullon, San Fernando,San Jose de Buenavista, Antique.

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Discovering Nogas Island


Travelling a few minutes from the shore of Anini-y, across the clear blue water of the ocean you’ll see a single island surrounded by trees and a thin white line bordering its entrance.

Nearing the mystical island, you’ll clearly see the corals and the richness of the biodiversity underneath. As the shore becomes clearer, unexpectedly the whiteness of it was not caused by fine white sand but by coarse sand, crushed pebbles, bleached corals and remains of seashells; thus, it drew the line between the sea and the virgin forest.

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