April 25, 2015 01:20 AM
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
ILOILO City Councilor Plaridel Nava said only the courts can stop local government units from implementing its traffic ordinances.
Nava was echoing the position of Councilor Joshua Alim on the debate that local traffic enforcers cannot confiscate licenses of erring drivers.
A joint memorandum circular of the Departments of Interior and Local Government and Transportation and Communication issued years ago stipulated that only the Land Transportation Office (LTO) can confiscate licenses.
April 25, 2015 01:41 AM
By: Louine Hope Conserva
THE Commission on Higher Education (CHED) said it will continue to implement Filipino in college in the next school year.
This, after the Supreme Court issued a temporary restraining order indefinitely suspending CHED Memorandum Order (CMO) No. 20 which removed Filipino and Panitikan (Literature) as core courses in the General Education Curriculum (GEC).
Under the CHED edict, the GEC was also reduced from 63 units to a minimum of 39.
April 25, 2015 01:47 AM
By: Angelica L. Tapalla
THE Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) said an estimated P19 million were lost to a fire that erupted in San Jose, Antique early this week.
The fire hit a commercial building on Tobias Fornier Street, San Jose past 11 p.m. Wednesday.
Based on initial investigation, the fire started at the building owned by Harris Pediaco-Lim. It then spread and totally gutted its adjacent establishment.
The fire also did not spare a house which was made of light materials.
April 25, 2015 01:53 AM
MORE or less 100 protesters joined an Earth Day rally against the Jalaur Mega Dam project in Calinog, Iloilo early this week.
Indigenous people (IP) from the affected barangays (villages) of Calinog also joined the protest at the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).
The protesters reiterated their stand against the dam as it will “endanger their lives and livelihood, destroy their ancestral domains, and worst, they get evicted from their own native lands.”
April 25, 2015 02:00 AM
By: Angelica L. Tapalla
TWO men on board a motorcycle allegedly robbed a Korean national Thursday in LaPaz, Iloilo City.
Victim Jaehwa Lee, 39, of Yesan, South Korea but temporarily staying in Ledesco Village, Barangay Tabuc Suba, LaPaz said he lost his bag containing P1,200 cash and more than P25,000 worth of valuables and gadgets such as a tablet and a cellphone.
Lee said he was waiting for a ride home when a motorcycle stopped in front of him. One of the riders then asked for the time before declaring the heist.