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August 23, 2014 12:58  AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

LOCAL leaders and residents affected by the planned redevelopment of Sicogon Island in Carles, Iloilo want the national and provincial governments to hasten the project.

The Sicogon Islanders Resettlement Homeowners Association (SIRHA) issued a manifesto calling for the immediate start of the project which they believe will benefit them.

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August 23, 2014 12:56 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

SOME of the houses in a relocation site in Jaro, Iloilo City remain unoccupied by the awardees.

Isagani Jalbuena, National Housing Authority (NHA) manager, said they have awarded 925 of the 1,000 houses at the Iloilo River Plains Subdivision in Brgy. Lanit, Jaro.


Jalbuena made the report during the Iloilo-Batiano Rivers Development Council (IBRDC) meeting Friday.

Jalbuena said not all of the 925 units are occupied by the awardees.

“Of the 925 units already awarded to qualified informal settlers, only 880 are occupied as of now, and 45 are still to be awarded,” he said.

Still Jalbuena said the situation improved since last month.

During the IBRDC meeting last July 20, the NHA reported that only 898 houses were awarded but only 750 were occupied by the recipients.

Lack of electricity and water connections are among the chief complaints of some of the awardees.

The Iloilo River Plains Subdivision occupies a total of 5.6385 hectares consisting of two lots intended as relocation site for informal settlers affected by the Iloilo River Development Project.

NHA shouldered the construction of houses with a total cost of P169.394 million while the city government spent for the land development costing P48.908 millon.

 

August 23, 2014 12:52 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE Archdiocese of Jaro will participate in the People’s Initiative Against the Pork Barrel (PIAP) national congress backed by the Catholic Bishop Conference of the Philippines.

PIAP will also launch a signature campaign at the people's congress in Cebu City on August 23. 

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August 23, 2014 12:46 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A SUSPECTED pusher was arrested in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo Thurday.

Mark Anthony Pedrajas of Ilawod Poblacion, Barotac Nuevo allegedly sold a pack of suspected shabu worth P500 to a police poseur-buyer.

Police also seized from Pedrajas seven plastic sachets of suspected shabu and drug paraphernalia.

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By Angelica L. Tapalla

A SEVEN-vehicle pileup snarled traffic along Muelle Loney Street in downtown Iloilo City Thursday.

The multiple collision involved two taxis, two private cars, an L-200 van, a multi cab and a shuttle bus.

City Proper police said the accident happened when the driver of a Negros Navigation shuttle bus lost the brakes.

No one was reported injured in the incident.




August 23, 2014 12:44 AM


By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A SEVEN-vehicle pileup snarled traffic along Muelle Loney Street in downtown Iloilo City Thursday.

The multiple collision involved two taxis, two private cars, an L-200 van, a multi cab and a shuttle bus.

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Rethinking the ‘Trial by Publicity’ rule

August 23, 2014 01:10 AM

By: Luis V. Teodoro

IN ONE more demonstration of the Philippine military’s incapacity for anything resembling objective judgment, which results in its chronic inability to distinguish between victims and victimizers, the retired generals of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, through the Association of General and Flag Officers (AGFO), their 800-strong organization, decried what they said was the “trial by publicity” that their cohort Jovito Palparan Jr., has been getting. Read more...

Enemy within

August 23, 2014 01:08 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

IT IS A strange development that in the twilight years of the administration of President Noy Aquino, it embarks on the path of the self-destruction. It enjoyed high popularity ratings in the last four years, an enviable feat considering the turbulent nature of Philippine politics, so why lose all? Read more...

Iloilo sex workers can’t change career overnight

August 23, 2014 01:06 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.” – Steve Martin

SEX WORKERS are not supposed to beg for customers openly in public like beggars and street children. Read more...

Mark it

August 23, 2014 01:04 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

LAST August 11, the Papal awardees assisted Very Rev Felix P. Pasquin unveiled and blessed the marker at the San Sebastian Cathedral commemorating the visit of St. Pope John Paul II. He then read the message of Bacolod Bishop Vicente M. Navarra who was unable to attend on doctor’s orders. Read more...

Need to help the Church during her earthly pilgrimage

August 23, 2014 01:02 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Gospel Reading: Matthew 16,13-20

HOW DO you react every time you hear about scandals in the Church? What attitude do you assume? Do you immediately entertain the thought of abandoning her and of transferring to a different church instead? Do you limit yourself to criticizing church leaders? Read more...

Need to help the Church during her earthly pilgrimage

August 23, 2014 01:02 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Gospel Reading: Matthew 16,13-20

HOW DO you react every time you hear about scandals in the Church? What attitude do you assume? Do you immediately entertain the thought of abandoning her and of transferring to a different church instead? Do you limit yourself to criticizing church leaders? Read more...

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