Thursday, 2nd October 2014

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October 02, 2014 01:22 AM

By: Maricyn A. de los Santos

A GROUP of indigenous people (IP) who oppose the multi-billion peso mega dam project in Calinog, Iloilo claimed that they were ignored in a meeting initiated by the Calinog Indigenous Peoples Organization (CIPO) last September 30.

The meeting held at Brgy. Agcalaga, Calinog was meant to clarify issues surrounding the P11-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project (JRMP) Phase 2.

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October 02, 2014 01:20 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

MILITANT transport group Pinag-isang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Opereytors Nationwide (PISTON)-Panay accused Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava of abusing his power during a confrontation in downtown Iloilo City Tuesday.

PISTON-Panay coordinator Edgar Salarda said the commotion broke out while they were holding a picket at Plazoleta Gay.

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October 02, 2014 01:18 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

IF ILOILO City lone district Representative Jerry Treñas will have his way, it's high time to revive the death penalty.

“But only after a thorough discussion and debate on the matter has been made,” Treñas quickly pointed out.

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October 02, 2014 01:16 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Iloilo City Health Office (CHO) will continue to immunize children 59 months and below against measles-rubella and polio until October 2

Dr. Urminico Baronda, CHO chief, said the Department of Health (DOH) ordered the extension of the mass immunization after Western Visayas failed to reach its target coverage.

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October 02, 2014 01:14 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE committee on appropriations of the Iloilo provincial board approved the P28.2-million supplemental budget for the 12 district hospitals in the province.

The budget will be set aside to the Aleosan District Hospital in Alimodian town; Barotac Viejo District Hospital; Dr. Ricardo S. Provido Memorial District Hospital in Calinog; Federico Roman Tirador Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Janiuay; Jesus M. Colmenares Memorial District Hospital in Balasan; Rep. Pedro G. Trono Memorial District Hospital in Guimbal; Ramon Tabiana Memorial District Hospital in Cabatuan; Sara District Hospital; Dumangas District Hospital; Dr. Ricardo Y. Ladrido Memorial District Hospital in Lambunao; Don Valerio Palmares Sr. Memorial District Hospital in Passi City; and Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan.

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Building bridges

October 02, 2014 01:08 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

IT HAS been the dream of the people of Western Visayas that a bridge will be constructed connecting the two huge islands of the Visayas and bringing closer about ten million people. The easy access from one province to another will have a tremendous impact on the lives of the residents and propel a new era of prosperity. Read more...


October 02, 2014 01:04 AM

By: Juan L. Mercado

“CHIZ, your ‘Heart’ is not in the right place.”

Phil Cruz e-mailed that in reaction to “Macabre joke.” This Inquirer Sept. 27 column discussed Sen. Francis Escudero’s proposal to bury the embalmed remains of former president Ferdinand Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani. Come February, the senator is to marry fiancée Heart Evangelista.

Duterte can’t shoot all people

October 02, 2014 01:02 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell

THE alleged threat of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte that he would shoot those behind the “Duterte for president movement” is just pakitang tao. It’s hogwash. Read more...

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