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How Iloilo City became ‘Wakanda’ of the Philippines

Jul 01, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Iloilo City’s successful coronavirus response was not devised in a day. Neither can it be credited to only one person.

MORE TESTS. Treñas holds a box of newly-procured rapid test kits in his office. Photo from Iloilo City government

People vs Pandemic: How these mayors’ priorities protected their communities

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Rappler features local governments that have been ahead in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

Rappler Talk: Mayor Jerry Treñas on leading the 'Wakanda of the PH'

Jun 24, 2020 - 7:55 PM

How has Iloilo City stayed ahead of the coronavirus curve? Watch the interview on Rappler.

Iloilo City gov’t to give financial aid to LGBTQ+ citizens during lockdown

May 12, 2020 - 7:40 AM

'They may not have a family, spouses, or children, but they also lost their jobs,' says Mayor Jerry Treñas

Gov’t ‘red tape’ frustrates Iloilo City mayor amid coronavirus response

Apr 02, 2020 - 9:33 AM

'We are on our own right now. We feel so isolated from the national government. That’s why we’re really stepping up our efforts,' the mayor says

Iloilo Mayor Jerry P. Trenas. Photo by Jay Ganzon/Rappler

Iloilo City amends anti-discrimination ordinance to include frontliners vs virus

Mar 27, 2020 - 2:40 PM

Mayor Jerry Treñas asks the city council to include health workers in the city's anti-discrimination ordinance after reports of discrimination from boarding houses and food establishments

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION. Iloilo City Council holds session. Photo from Iloilo City's Facebook page

Evicted, banned from eateries: Frontliners face discrimination in Iloilo City

Mar 24, 2020 - 10:49 AM

'It’s really disheartening seeing our staff being discriminated against despite their service and sacrifice,' says Dr Felix Ray Villa, chief of The Medical City Iloilo where Iloilo's first coronavirus patient is confined

MEDICAL CITY ILOILO. Some workers at the Medical City Iloilo have faced discrimination from public establishments after its patient was confirmed as Iloilo's first coronavirus case. Screenshot from The Medical City Iloilo video

Iloilo City placed under enhanced community quarantine

Mar 21, 2020 - 11:26 AM

While there are no confirmed coronavirus cases in Iloilo City yet, Mayor Jerry Treñas is implementing the quarantine as a preventive measure

GHOST TOWN. There is hardly any cars on this Iloilo City road after the mayor places the city under enhanced community quarantine. Photo from Iloilo City's Facebook page

Treñas returns as Iloilo City mayor, defeats brother-in-law

May 14, 2019 - 11:14 AM

With the polls no longer in the way, can brothers-in-law Jerry Treñas and Jose Espinosa II work together?

Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III casts his vote at V. Montes Elementary School along Zamora Street, Iloilo City Proper. Photo by Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay/Rappler

Homecomings and queues: Ilonggo politicians troop to polls early

May 13, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Some of the political figures seen voting in Iloilo are Senate Minority Leader Frank Drilon, Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas, Guimbal Mayor Oscar Garin, and Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III

POLITICAL POWERHOUSE. Garin, Drilon, Trenas, and Espinosa are some of the politicians who voted in Iloilo for the midterm elections.

Ilonggo voters: Who can continue what former Mayor Mabilog started?

May 12, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Who among the mayoral bets of Iloilo City will continue the growth trajectory charted by ex-mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog?

Brothers-in-law clash over Iloilo City mayoralty seat

May 10, 2019 - 9:30 AM

With ex-mayor Jed Mabilog out of the picture, former political allies Rep. Jerry Treñas and incumbent Mayor Jose Espinosa III are vying for the post of local chief executive

MAYORAL CANDIDATES. Former allies now turned rivals, (FROM THE LEFT) incumbent Mayor Jose Espinosa III and Rep. Jerry Treñas vie for the mayoral seat in the upcoming polls. Photos by Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay

Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Iloilo Representative Treñas over graft

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'It is part of the judicial process which should be respected. I will coordinate with the Office of the Speaker for its implementation,' says Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas

Photo from Treñas' website

Lawmakers condemn Davao blast, reaffirm support for Duterte

Sep 03, 2016 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED Congressmen call for continued public support for President Rodrigo Duterte who has declared a nationwide state of lawlessness but a few of their colleagues caution against the declaration

BLAST SITE. President Rodrigo Duterte visits the blast site that left 14 people dead and 60 injured in Davao City on September 3, 2016. Photo by Robinson Ninal/PPD

Tiamzons, Duterte vs De Lima, Usain Bolt | 6PM wRap

Aug 19, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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House to probe drug use in Bilibid during De Lima’s time

Aug 19, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Some Duterte allies in the House want a congressional inquiry – in aid of legislation – into the drug use at the maximum security prison when Senator Leila de Lima was still justice secretary

UNDER SCRUTINY. Senator Leila De Lima holding a press conference at the Senate on August 18 after President Rodrigo Duterte's claimed that she had an affair with her driver allegedly linked to the drug trade. Photo by Alex Nueva Espana/PRIB

'Most 'shabulized' province?: Ilonggos shocked over Duterte's claim

Aug 12, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Alleged narco politicians judges and police personnel from Western Visayas are named for the magnitude and extent of shabu use in the region

LP bets in Iloilo hope to deliver for Mar, Leni

May 05, 2016 - 2:13 PM

Iloilo City considered a Liberal Party bailiwick was a driving force in the ruling party s victory in the 2010 national elections

YELLOW. Liberal Party Iloilo, city councilor slate promises to continue 'Daang Matuwid' in the city. Photo by Russel Patina/

Online petition on buses: No speed limiters, no franchise

Dec 19, 2013 - 4:06 PM

The one who started the petition is even calling on government to take over public buses

REFORM. An online petition is asking government to require speed limiters on buses and to eventually take over the operations of public buses. Screenshot from

Stop saving drug mules abroad, gov't told

Jul 05, 2013 - 12:52 PM

Two congressmen say appealing for convicted drug traffickers puts in question PH s own anti drug war and wastes taxpayers money

Musical freedom for juvenile delinquents

May 28, 2013 - 9:00 PM

A group of college students organize a benefit concert for young inmates of the National Bilibid Prison

Grenade explodes at ex-DOJ chief Gonzalez's home

May 09, 2013 - 9:35 AM

UPDATE Unidentified people lobbed the explosive at Gonzalez s home in Barangay Quintin Salas Jaro Iloilo City between 1:30 and 2 am

EXPLOSION SITE. The area where the improvised grenade exploded, just outside the Iloilo City home of former Justice chief Raul Gonzalez on May 9, 2013. Photo courtesy of Raul Gonzalez Jr's official page on Facebook

Treñas, Jerry

Jan 01, 2012 - 8:00 AM