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‘HEALTH HAZARD’

City slaughterhouse fails Double-A standards

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Iloilo City slaughterhouse in Jaro district failed to meet the Double-A standards, based on the inspection conducted by the National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS).

Iloilo City Administrator Norlito Bautista revealed the NMIS findings to reporters Friday.

The NMIS team visited slaughterhouse in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro to check its functional compliance with the Double-A standards.

Under the NMIS classification, a Double-A slaughterhouse must have the equipment, facilities and operational procedures capable to slaughter livestock and fowls intended for market in the entire Philippines.

The NMIS team found the Iloilo City abattoir wanting in the standards of sanitation and cleanliness of operations, including the hauling and delivery of slaughtered animals to the public markets.

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DPWH: Gov’t saved money from ICC

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-6) regional office said the government saved money from the P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) project.

In a statement, DPWH regional director Edilberto Tayao said they saved nearly P130 million in public funds during the bidding of ICC project.

Hilmarc’s Construction won the contract for the ICC which will become the venue for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) side meetings in Iloilo late next year.

The ICC is being constructed on a more than 1-hectare lot donated by property developer Megaworld inside its Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.

The ICC caught public attention after it was compared with the Makati Building II in Metro Manila which is allegedly overpriced.

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Rejected, hubby stabs wife dead

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

A WIFE'S refusal to take back her husband led to her untimely death Thursday afternoon.

Roselyn Conta, 37, of Brgy. Damires, New Lucena, Iloilo, died in the hands of her husband Maximo, 44.

She succumbed to a lone stab wound in the left portion of her back.

Police arrested Maximo right after the incident.

The suspect said he killed Roselyn after she refused to mend their relationship.

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Hulidap

September 20, 2014 01:10 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

WHO will guard the guardians?

This is the scary question haunting the mind of Filipinos in the light of the involvement several policemen, some of them officers in a hold-up masqueraded as arrest or hulidap.  That it happened in Edsa, a major traffic artery in the nation’s capital and in broad daylight made the incident a chilling sight to the public. Read more...

How to make (unmake) good researchers in the academe

September 20, 2014 01:08 AM

By: Lucell Larawan

THAT teaching higher education courses without research track record makes an educator irrelevant and obsolete is not an understatement. His/ her strength in research measures whether or not he/ she is still speaking the language of the times or just shamelessly asserting archaic parlance to the detriment of educational systems. Read more...

One and the same ‘just wage’ awaits us all

September 20, 2014 01:06 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

25TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Gospel Reading: Matthew 20,1-16

OUR Gospel reading this Sunday presents a parable with a surprising ending: all the laborers who worked for varying durations end up receiving the same compensation. There is an apparent injustice here. Read more...

Capturing memories-2

September 20, 2014 01:04 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

A FEW months ago, a lady asked me about her family ancestry. That was a surprise because she ought to know more than I but she told me she was only told about it by an aunt who had already passed away. Read more...

Speak memory

September 20, 2014 01:02 AM

By: Juan L. Mercado

IN HIS book “Speak Memory,” novelist Valdimir Nabokov writes: Awakening of consciousness is a series of spaced splashes... until bright blocks of perception are formed affording memory and a slippery hold.”  Read more...

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