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BJMP probes ‘mysterious’ death in Ungka jail

By: F. Allan L. Angelo and Jennifer P. Rendon

PERSONNEL of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) prison in Jaro, Iloilo City are in hot water for the death of an inmate late last week.

Information from sources in the BJMP regional office, said the probe is focused on two officers of the BJMP Iloilo City district jail in Ungka, Jaro who discovered the alleged suicide death of Kristian Buivan.

Buivan, 33, of Mabolo-Delgado, City Proper, Iloilo City, was found hanging inside the lavatory of the jail Friday last week.

Jail personnel later turned a suicide note allegedly written by the inmate over to the Buivan’s family.

Buivan was detained for illegal drug charges after he was arrested in an alleged drug den in Iloilo City in March.

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Drunk farmer hacks two women dead

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

A FARMER hacked to death two women who graciously tried to bring him home after he got wasted in a binge drinking before midnight Sunday in Jamindan, Capiz.

Suspect Leodegario Labto Jr., 40, married, of Barangay Jagnaya, Jamindan, voluntarily surrendered after the incident.

Inspector Edwin Luces, Jamindan police chief, said Labto had drinks with Ricky Alcayde prior to the incident.

At around 11:30 p.m., Labto went home and was accompanied by Alcayde’s mother Leticia, 62, also of Barangay Jagnaya and Alcayde’s live-in partner, Josie Cainap, 24, of Barangay Pangabuan, Jamindan.

While treading the ricefield, Labto suddenly hacked Leticia on the head and neck. He then dragged Cainap to his house some 30 meters from the scene where Leticia fell.

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81 cops still under probe

By: Angelica L. Tapalla and Jennifer P. Rendon

THE Police Regional Office (PRO-6) on Monday shed light on reports that 81 cops in Western Visayas are facing dismissal orders from the National Police Commission (Napolcom).

Police Insp. Shella Mae Sangrines, PRO-6 public information officer, told The Daily Guardian that the 81 police officers are still under investigation by the Napolcom.

Sangrines said PRO-6 does not have jurisdiction over the cases as the complaints were lodged with the Napolcom regional office.

“We don’t have the exact information of these 81 cops since the complaints were directly sent to the office of Napolcom,” Sangrines said.

An online news item published Thursday last week said that least 81 police personnel in Western Visayas faced possible dismissal for various administrative cases this month.

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MIWD's weatherman

May 05, 2015 04:14 AM

IN THE frenzy of his calamity declaration Mayor Jed Mabilog became an unlikely weather man, forecasting an inclement weather he probably considered as nature's saving grace, thus postponing water rationing in Iloilo City in the meantime. Read more...

The wheel turns

May 05, 2015 04:12 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

ANCIENT wisdom which has been proven right through the ages says, “The wheels of God’s justice grind slow but they grind exceedingly small.” Indeed when God’s justice takes its course there is nothing, no matter how trivial or meticulously hidden, that will be left a secret or unpunished. The eye of Divine Justice sees and knows all. Read more...

The incoming rainy season will not solve the water crisis

May 05, 2015 04:08 AM

By: Edgar Mana-ay

Let us not fool ourselves into believing that the incoming rainy season will solve the water supply shortage Metro Iloilo is experiencing.

This is the lame duck line of MIWD and other ignorant water analysts and kibitzers. It is therefore a paradox and an ambiguity that Metro Iloilo has no water during summer and inadequate water supply during rainy season. Read more...

Mayweather shows why boxing is called 'sweet science'

May 05, 2015 04:06 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Instead of ribbing Floyd Mayweather Jr. for "running away like a scared rabbit", we must, in fact, credit him for giving justice to boxing's billing as the "Sweet Science."

To be legal is not enough

May 05, 2015 04:04 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WHILE in some reunion recently with former college classmates and colleagues at work during my pre-priesthood years when I myself was active in the professional field, I was struck by one of the comments I heard in our conversations. Read more...

Tuition and other fees increase

May 05, 2015 04:02 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

IN THE last three decades, increases in tuition and other fees have been never ending issues in the government, especially during the opening of classes.

In the early part of the year, rallies were mounted in front of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) national and regional offices to dramatize students’ action against Read more...

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