March 27,2015 01:34 AM
By: Wenceslao E Mateo Jr.
INFORMAL settlers or squatters who are not on the priority list of the Iloilo City Urban Poor Office (ICUPAO) will no longer be entertained in the awarding of resettlement sites.
The move is in reaction to the controversy on the awarding of lots at the Iloilo River Plains Subdivision (IRPS) in Lanit village, Jaro to alleged unqualified persons.
March 27,2015 01:32 AM
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
NOT even Senate President Franklin Drilon could put an end to a village chief’s restaurant which sits on the bank of the Iloilo River.
This as Punong Barangay Jolly Peñasales of Rizal, LaPaz managed to buy more time for his Jolly’s Place restaurant located at the foot of the Drilon Bridge.
“Remove it immediately! The 15 days given it should now end,” Drilon said last March 20, the day when the restaurant was supposed to be demolished.
March 27,2015 01:30 AM
By: Maricyn A. De los Santos
ROBBERS went on a pillaging-spree in three villages of Concepcion town in Iloilo from midnight of March 24 to early morning of March 25, 2015 and carted away more than P150,000 worth of engines and motorized pumpboat.
According to the investigation of the Concepcion PNP, the robbers first stole several boat engines at Sitio Talisay in Barangay Polopiña before pillaging the shores of Barangays Malangabang and Tambaliza.
March 27,2015 01:28 AM
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
A CRIMINAL charge was filed Wednesday against a native of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo for trying to rape a widow.
Aside from nursing an injured tongue, Ruben Dominguez, 52, of Barangay Monpon, will also face an attempted rape case.
In filing the case, complainant Minda (not her real name), 47, denied Dominguez’s earlier claim that she showed interest in the suspect.
March 27,2015 01:26 AM
By: Angelica L. Tapalla
A 33-year-old man was wounded after his van slammed into a parked pick-up truck in Mandurriao, Iloilo City Wednesday evening.
Police said victim Renato Roldan of Imperial Homes Subdivision in Mandurriao suffered head injuries and abrasions on his body.
Police Officer 3 (PO3) Jeffrey Janay, Mandurriao Traffic Investigator, said Roldan was driving his car (registration plate FHC-944) when he suddenly lost control while trying to avoiding the pick-up truck owned by a certain Engr. Mark Tio which was parked on the road.