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OUT OF TOUCH, OUT OF REACH
Mar Roxas plays cat and mouse with media, ducks ESA anomalies
By: Jennifer P. Rendon and Dolly Yasa
JOURNALISTS got a taste of interior and local government Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II’s “snobbish” side during his sorties in the cities of Iloilo and Bacolod this weekend.
Roxas, the standard bearer of the ruling Liberal Party in the 2016 elections, was in Iloilo City September 3 for the Visayas Congress of the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) at Kalantiao Hall of Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.
After his speaking engagement, Roxas led the ceremonial awarding of P7 million to Iloilo province for winning the 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance.
Seven Iloilo journalists then staged an “ambush interview” with Roxas, who traces his roots to Capiz, to get his thoughts on local issues.
El Niño could propel demand for power
By: Louine Hope Conserva and By Lara Jeunesse I. Villaruel
PANAY Electric Co. (PECO) sees a nine percent spike in demand for electricity in Iloilo City at the height of extended El Niño phenomenon.
Engr. Randy Pastolero, PECO vice president for operations and general manager, said they are formulating contingency measures to counter the effects of prolonged drought on consumers and their system.
Pastolero said solar power could augment their supply on top of their traditional sources.
PECO has been in talks with several renewable energy firms in a bid to purchase electricity from so-called clean sources.
TIEZA: Convention center will be ready for APEC
By: Louine Hope Conserva
THE Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) said it will soon resume the postponed bidding of the audio-video and lighting system of the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC).
TIEZA Chief Operating Officer Mark Lapid said the bidding was originally scheduled August 24 but it was deferred for technical reasons.
“We postponed it because we hired a sound engineer to verify and make sure that the equipment we bought is right. But right now we will push through the bidding again. We will be posting it this week,” Lapid said during the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Visayas Island Cluster Meeting in Iloilo City September 3.
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Mar’s cat-and-mouse with media
September 05, 2015 03:26 AM
By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada
MAR A. ROXAS knows he has to build mileage in his home region to make a formidable fortress that would deliver to him millions of votes in next year’s presidential elections. Read more...
September 05, 2015 03:26 AM
By: Modesto P. Sao-noy
LAST SATURDAY, I quoted Fr. John Perricone who wrote that “the obligations of charity are always discharged within an exquisite order, principally stamped by humility.” Read more...
Having ears to listen and mouth to proclaim our faith
September 05, 2015 03:22 AM
By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA
23RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Gospel Reading: Mark 7,31-37
TOWARDS the end of the baptismal rites in the Roman Catholic Church we have the so-called “Prayer over Ears and Mouth” or “Ephphethah.” The celebrant touches the ears and mouth of the child (or of the adult candidate to be baptized) with his thumb, saying: “The Lord Jesus made the deaf hear and the dumb speak. Read more...
First-hand account of corporate misbehavior
September 05, 2015 03:12 AM
By: Lucell Larawan
THE New Technology, Work and Environment journal by Wiley & Sons Ltd. published an explosive case of suicide survivor Tian Yu, a victim of an unconscionable workplace. In an article entitled, “A Suicide Survivor: The Life of a Chinese Worker.” Read more...
September 05, 2015 03:02 AM
By: Artchil B. Fernandez
LAST WEEK, millions of commuters in Metro Manila, already groaning at the terrible traffic situation of the metropolis, further suffered traffic torture when thousands of Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) members(20,000 at its peak) staged a protest action at EDSA. Read more...
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