Friday, 31st July 2015

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July 31, 2015 04:44 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ILOILO City Engineer Roberto Divinagracia said he released to the City Council papers on the relocation of traffic lights to other areas sans details on additional costs. (See related stories on front page.)

“I submitted only what was asked from my office. Councilor (Jason) Gonzales asked only for the documents on the relocation of these traffic lights and none on the costing,” Divinagracia said 

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July 31, 2015 04:38 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

ANOTHER inmate accused of an illegal drug offense died inside the facility of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) District Jail in Barangay Ungka, Jaro, Iloilo City.

But before questions are raised, Jail Chief Insp. Vicente Papilera, BJMP-Ungka warden, insisted there was no foul play over the death of Rizalino Villanueva, 28, of Barangay Fajardo, Jaro, on July 29.

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July 31, 2015 04:32 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

ILOILO Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. said that there is a very strong possibility that the President will endorse today the secretary of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as standard bearer of the Liberal Party in next year’s polls.

“With the body language of the President during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) it only shows that he will endorse Sec. Mar Roxas,” Defensor said.

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July 31, 2015 04:26 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

ONE of the suspected illegal drug pushers in Pavia, Iloilo was arrested Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the Pavia PNP arrested Pete Anthony Cordero of Brgy. Purok 4, Pavia in a buy-bust operation around 1pm.

Senior Inspector Dante Dumaguing, Pavia PNP chief, said Cordero was arrested after selling illegal drugs to a police poseur-buyer.

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July 31, 2015 04:22 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A DRUNK shot his neighbor past 10pm July 29 following a stone-throwing incident at Ticud village in LaPaz, Iloilo City.

Victim Sydney Lim, 42, suffered two gunshot wounds on his body after suspect Mark Doroja, 27, shot him with a handgun of undetermined caliber.

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Planting evidence

July 31, 2015 03:18 AM

LET’S PURSUE a little bit more my earlier column on the warning to police officers. This is not only for our uniformed personnel, police and army but also for us ordinary citizens. Read more...

Fiscal regime for mining industry urgently needed

July 31, 2015 03:22 AM

(Official statement of Bantay Kita, a coalition of organizations pushing for transparency and accountability in the extractive industry. It is affiliated with Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Coalition. Read more...

If Mar Roxas is endorsed, Drilon's bid for VP will die

July 31, 2015 03:18 AM

"The greatest risk is really to take no risk at all. You've got to go out there, jump off the cliff, and take chances." – Patrick Warburton

By: Alex P. Vidal

NEW YORK CITY – Senate President Frank Drilon was right when he quipped that rumors he would be running for vice president once DILG chief Mar Roxas was endorsed by

Beware, Grace!

July 31, 2015 03:08 AM

THE POLITICAL lord of the First District applied (was it done in jest?) to become the campaign manager of Grace Poe in Iloilo. The lord made this known to the lady senator during her most recent visit in Iloilo. Read more...

Freedom of Information Bill: in its death throes?

July 31, 2015 03:02 AM

By: Walden Bello

SOME say that the president’s not mentioning the Freedom of Information Bill as a priority during his last State of the Nation address last Monday was the nail in the coffin of this piece of legislation.  Read more...

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