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Cop killer charged

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – An alleged gun-for-hire was charged for the murder of a police officer in San Carlos City, Negros Occidental early this week.

Supt. Victorino Romanillos, San Carlos City police chief, identified the suspect who gunned down SPO2 Edcel Villanueva of the Calatrava Police Station as a certain Marcial “Tuloy” Librando Garingo.

It was also learned that Garingo was also tagged to the murder of SPO1 Agustin Hulleza in November 2013.

On Nov. 16, 2013, Hulleza, an intelligence operative of the Toboso Police Station, was shot dead by motorcycle-riding suspects at Brgy. Palampas, San Carlos City, Negros Oriental.

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Trader shot dead in broad daylight

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

A 61-YEAR old businessman was murdered Friday morning by motorcycle-riding gunmen in a busy street of Passi City, Iloilo.

Jorge Factora, a resident of Barangay Tinocuan, Dingle town, succumbed to least nine gunshot wounds on different parts of his body. He was declared dead on arrival at the Don Valerio Palmares Sr. Memorial District Hospital.

According to Superintendent Hector Maestral, Passi City police chief, Factora was driving his blue Chevrolet Colorado pick-up truck from Bao-Bao Road in Passi City and was presumed to be heading in Dingle town when the incident happened.

He was navigating Perlas St., Poblacion Ilauod in Passi City, around 9:30 a.m. when the two suspects tailed him.

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Mayor withdraws from pact with clamping contractor

LOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he withdrew his signature from a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with a private company which will help implement the tire clamping ordinance on illegally parked vehicles.

An apologetic Mabilog said he was not properly apprised of the contents of the MOA with 3L Towing Services before signing it.

Mabilgo said the MOA will be forwarded to the General Services Office (GSO) for further evaluation as a procedure in government procurement.

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Duterte drums up federalism in Iloilo

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

IF THE proposed Basic Bangsamoro Law (BBL) will not be passed in Congress, war is not an alternative, stressed Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.

The best option for this country to finally have peace in Mindanao is federalism, Duterte said in a press conference Friday at Diversion 21 Hotel.

Duterte’s “federal campaign” has been interpreted as his own way of testing the political waters en route to the 2016 presidential elections.

His supporters, including the former North Cotabato governor Manny Piñol who is an Ilonggo, have been prodding Duterte run for president, believing that the latter’s achievements in Davao City can be replicated in the national level.

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Recipe for anarchy

February 28,2015 01:06 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

POWER is the most potent drug and the craving for power is the ultimate addiction.  Power addicts are the worst and most dangerous kind of addicts. To satisfy their addiction for power, they will destroy lives, wreck the future and raze down society. Read more...

Student activism

February 28,2015 01:04 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THERE is a general feeling that students today are indifferent to the political malaise that the nation is undergoing. The mismanagement of the Mamasapano massacre, the PDAP, the DAP and many other issues of national import have not touched the fiber of the students and faculty in the campuses. The mass protests against so many things amiss in government are left to the so-called militants who are mostly left-leaning or rural folks mobilized for specific interests. Read more...

Rivals admit: Pacquiao is a ring monster

February 28,2015 01:02 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“I'm just a regular person who believes life is simple, and I like a simple life.” – Manny Pacquiao

IS EMMANUEL “Manny” Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) really an extra-ordinary human being?

Did God create him for a purpose?

Duterte and federalism 2

February 28,2015 12:58 AM

By: Limuel S. Celebria

“IF THE BBL fails, then what? “

This is the dilemma, nay, the fear that bugs Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as government appears to be losing the peace initiative and running out of options as Mindanao teeters and threatens to tailspin into more of the same bloody confrontations that have bedeviled its history. Read more...

Common good

February 28,2015 12:56 AM

By: Labay2x

THE group of former mayor now Association of Barangay Captains President Ronaldo “Onal” Golez at the Sangguniang Bayan of Dumangas, Iloilo only wants to protect public interest and even their political opponents.

This is relative to the housing project initiated by the national government for residents in hazard prone areas of the town.

Mayor Rolando Distura hit the so-called obstructionist stance of Golez and company for delaying the project to the detriment of the beneficiaries. Read more...

The law of love

February 28,2015 12:54 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

TO be sure, that’s the law that should govern us who, being created in the image and likeness of God who is love, are meant to love and for love. In short, love is the be-all and end-all of our life and our whole being. Short of that, we are actually not living as we ought to live. Read more...

Unity of the two Testaments in Jesus

February 28,2015 12:52 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA


Gospel Reading: Mark 9,2-10

ONE of the controversial issues concerning the Sacred Scripture during the early centuries was the relationship between the Old and the New Testaments. The Good News preached by Jesus Christ appears very revolutionary and led many believers to question the validity of the content of the old faith. Read more...

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