October 27, 2016 02:26 AM

By: Jennifer P. Rendon

A LADY employee of the Estancia municipal government in northern Iloilo was shot dead early morning of Oct. 26, 2016.

Ma. Lourdes Magtiza, 57, of Barangay Paon, Estancia, was driving her motorcycle along Barangay Poblacion, Zone 3, Estancia when she was shot by an unidentified suspect.

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October 27, 2016 02:18 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

SEN. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III is pushing for a bill that will establish programs to address the needs of people suffering from mental illness.

Senate Bill No. 9 or the Philippine Mental Health Act of 2016 is aimed at protecting the rights and freedoms of persons with psychiatric, neurologic and psychosocial health needs.

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October 27, 2016 02:12 AM

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

THE Iloilo City Council approved on first reading a proposed ordinance that will create the City Youth Development Council (CYDC).

Councilor Lady Julie Grace Baronda, author of the proposed ordinance, said the CYDC will oversee programs for youths in Iloilo City.

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October 27, 2016 02:04 AM

“WE ARE looking at more Chinese tourist arrivals as the Department of Tourism (DOT) Region VI plans to do Western Visayas Tourism Business Mission in at least four out of seven cities in China now connected with Kalibo International Airport,” said DOT-6 director, Atty. Helen J. Catalbas.

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October 26, 2016 02:36 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) reminded public utility jeepney (PUJ) drivers to observe fare discounts to students.

Atty. Jose Marie Lamparero, LTFRB-6 legal counsel, said they have been receiving complaints through phone calls and walk-ins against jeepney drivers who do not honor fare rates.

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