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Rep. Niel Tupas Jr.: He’s out for money

Vice-Gov. Raul Tupas: Pure baloney

By: Louine Hope Conserva

ILOILO Vice-Governor Raul “Boboy” Tupas vehemently denied the allegation of his older brother, Rep. Niel “Jun-Jun Tupas, Jr., that his in-laws are planning to put up businesses in the fifth district if he wins as congressman.

Niel Jr. revealed in a radio interview that the plan to put up businesses in the 5th district fuelled Raul’s ambition to become congressman.

The vice governor recently joined the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) in his bid to run against Niel Jr.’s wife, Yvonne Angeli Lee of the Liberal Party.

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More graft raps filed vs mayor, aides

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

ILOILO City Councilor Plaridel Nava kept his word to dump more cases against Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog after the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings in the city.

Nava’s latest legal offensive against his erstwhile ally pertains to alleged anomalies in the purchase of six tire clamps worth P144,000 way back in 2012.

Named as respondents in the criminal and administrative case filed with the Office of the Ombudsman on October 6 were Mabilog, assistant department head II and Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) member Jess Sio, General Services Office head and BAC chair Joren Sartorio, and city administrator and BAC member Norlito Bautista.

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DILG asked to break Maasin standoff

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

THE Department of Interior and Local Government was asked to intervene in the ongoing standoff between Mayor Mariano Malones of Maasin, Iloilo and the opposition bloc in the Sangguniang Bayan on the appointment of municipal accountant Annalyn Amboy as municipal treasurer.

Although Amboy's appointment was approved by the Department of Finance (not the Bureau of Local Government Finance as previously reported) through Malones’ recommendation, the mayor failed to secure majority vote from the SB authorizing the treasurer to be one of the signatories in the local government's depository banks.

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Menace in our midst

October  07, 2015 03:34 AM

THE vicious attacks carried out against two taxi drivers in the city and province of Iloilo in a span of one week might be ordinary news to some. Read more...

Staying the hand

October  07, 2015 03:28 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

GREEK and Roman mythology tells us that the Fates decide our destiny. Catholic theology on the other hand rejects the doctrine of predestination. Only God knows the future but by our actions or inactions we move on to what our future will be.

Conscience and the law

October  07, 2015 03:24 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

I’M SURE most people agree that as we plunge into more complicated, pressure-packed times, we need to remind ourselves of some basic, must-know concepts, precisely because they run the risk of being forgotten and set aside. Read more...

The VP race is on

October  07, 2015 03:16 AM

By: Limuel S. Celebria

WITH at least ten days to go before the last day of filing of Certificates of Candidacy for the 2016 national polls, the list of official entries is nearly complete. Yesterday, Rep. Leni Robredo of Camarines Sur finally said she is accepting the Liberal Party’s offer to run for vice president in tandem with presidential bet Mar Roxas. Read more...

Toward resolving the Ortega case

October  07, 2015 03:12 AM

(Here is a statement of the Freedom Fund for Filipino Journalists on the arrest of former Palawan governor Joel Reyes and his brother, former Mayor Mario Reyes of Coron. The statement was posted by the Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility in its website.)

THE  deportation to the Philippines  and subsequent arrest of the alleged masterminds in the 2011 killing of broadcaster and environmental advocate Gerardo Ortega have awakened hopes that the suspected brains behind the killing of a journalist would be prosecuted. Read more...

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