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.
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.
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.
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.
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.