Thursday, 27th November 2014

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November 27, 2014 01:32 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

AN ‘UNOFFICIAL’ document from the Office of the President (OP) halted the looming suspension of Mayor Mariano Malones of Maasin town.

The OP order dated Nov. 24, 2014 directed the Iloilo provincial board to refrain from implementing Resolution No. 2014-392 which meted a three-month suspension on Malones.

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November 27, 2014 01:30 AM

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Some local government units which availed of the Sheep Marketing and Development Program (SMDP) of the provincial government owes the capitol some P44 million, based on documents submitted by the Provincial Veterinary Office to Negros Occidental Vice Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson.

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November 27, 2014 01:28 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Iloilo City Council grilled during its regular session Tuesday the project engineer of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on the “strange construction” of a new bridge spanning Muelle Loney in downtown Iloilo City to Lapuz area.

Engr. Ormel Santos of the DPWH said the so-called Drilon Bridge is being constructed by International Builders Corp. (IBC).

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November 27, 2014 01:26 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

THE barangay kagawad (village councilman) tagged to a shooting spree in Libacao, Aklan which killed two teenage girls and wounded 6 others surrendered Tuesday night.

Jonathan Felix, 20, of Barangay Hilwan, Tapaz, Capiz, yielded to the Tapaz Police Station, said Chief Inspector Leomindo Tayopon.

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November 27, 2014 01:24 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

THE family of a nurse who was killed November 17 in a road accident in Pasig City appealed for justice and the speedy resolution of her case.

An emotional Dr. Nuela Manzanida, mother of 23-year old nurse Janine Ray Manzanida, said that family members have been consoling her about the passing of her daughter.

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It might have been

November 27, 2014 01:10 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

AN ENGLISH essayist once wrote, “of all the saddest words ever said, the saddest are these: it might have been.”

Indeed of the so many words we have said and the deeds we have done, the ones we regret eventually turned out to be words and deeds that could not have been said or done at all. Read more...

'Naming and shaming is what we do': Speaking truth to power is an Asian value

November 27, 2014 01:08 AM

(Part 1st of 3 parts)

By: Sheila Coronel

(Adapted from keynote address at Uncovering Asia: The First Asian Investigative Journalism Conference, November 24, 20014, Manila)

TWENTY-five years ago, the term “investigative reporting” was little known in Asia. The media landscape was dominated by pliant newspapers, insipid TV news programs and journalists who saw themselves as mouthpieces of government. Read more...

‘Ilonggos are not corrupt; I am proud to be an Ilonggo’

November 27, 2014 01:06 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“There is no compromise when it comes to corruption. You have to fight it.” – A. K. Antony

WHILE others claim they felt “ashamed” when Iloilo was recently referred to as “a bird’s nest of corruption”, the former economic planning chief of the Iloilo provincial government said the issue did not shake his faith in the Ilonggos. Read more...

Bicycle Lanes
November 27, 2014 01:04 AM
By: Rolf Dieter Harder
SOME time ago I read the article about the bicycle lanes in your news paper. I thought, “Wow, what a great idea, a step to cleaner air in Iloilo City.”
Recently I spent some time with my family in a European country with bicycle lanes, where I worked and lived for several years. The idea of bicycle lanes is a relatively new thing, but what had these European countries in place before starting with bicycle lanes? Well, quite a lot. Read more...
The new pharisaism

November 27, 2014 01:02 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

IN writing this column, I wish to make the caveat that the topic is meant to clarify matters and to warn us of certain dangers that we may not be aware of. It’s not to condemn anyone or any group, but simply to point out that there are occasions when we think we are doing right when in fact we are doing wrong in the eyes of God. Read more...

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