Wednesday, 3rd September 2014

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September 03, 2014 12:59 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

MAYOR Arnold Betita of Carles, Iloilo said they already sent to Pres. Benigno Aquino III on Monday the documents calling for the immediate redevelopment of Sigocon Island.

The papers include a resolution of pledge of support, Betita’s personal letter of the President and the petition signed by 300 locals, including all 33 barangay captains of Carles.

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September 03, 2014 12:58 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE proposed ordinance banning bikini open contests and other “indecent shows and activities” is nearing approval.

This, as the Iloilo City Council approved on second reading the proposed ordinance authored by Councilor Liezl Joy Zulueta-Salazar during their regular session Tuesday.  

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September 03, 2014 12:56 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ILOILO City - Councilor Jason Gonzales participated in a young leaders’ congress in Geneva o Aug 21-25 with a message of peace from the youth representatives of Russia and Ukraine, countries which are now at war.

The congress attended by Gonzales was the Annual Curators Meeting of the Global Shapers Community.

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September 03, 2014 12:54 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A 65-YEAR-old man was wounded after he was shot by motorcycle-riding suspects in Passi City, Iloilo Monday.

Police said victim Alonie Palencia of Brgy. Gemumua-Agahon, Passi City suffered gunshot wounds on the abdomen and a graze wound on his head.

Palencia was about to board his motorcycle when the masked suspects shot him.

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September 03, 2014 12:52 AM

MARGINAL farmers of Balasan, Iloilo receive an early Yuletide blessing courtesy of the Philippine Red Cross (PRC).

As part of its livelihood support to the marginal farmers affected by Typhoon Yolanda international name: Haiyan), the PRC gave P6,000 each to 808 qualified marginal farmers on Tuesday.

The cash is intended to support the farmers for the upcoming planting season.

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A coming out party

September 03, 2014 12:48 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

THE 4-point loss of Gilas Pilipinas to world-ranked number 3 Argentina on Tuesday night must have been heart-breaking for most of its fans. It was definitely a game that could have ended with the Filipino team winning it. Read more...

Trusting America

September 03, 2014 12:44 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

WHILE the bombs and artillery shells were pounding Corregidor during World War II, Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Quezon remonstrated against America. He said America went to help a distant cousin while his daughter is being raped at the back door. Read more...

Hu Shuli: Investigative reporting in China

September 03, 2014 12:42 AM

(1st of 2 parts)

By: Melinda Quintos De Jesus

IT WAS wonderful to welcome Hu Shuli once again to Manila, on the occasion of her receiving her Ramon Magsaysay Award.

I recall first meeting her in 1998 when she came to Manila for a conference on Women and the Media organized by a US based organization. Read more...

Rosalie’s hell begins

September 03, 2014 12:40 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"All men are rapists and that's all they are. They rape us with their eyes, their laws, and their codes." – Marilyn French

NOW that 66-year-old Himamaylan City Councilor Harry C. Sian has been formally charged in the city prosecutor’s office for violation of Republic Act 7610 or Anti Child Abuse Act, life will never be the same for Rosalie (not her real name) and her family. Read more...

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