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November 01,2014 01:12 AM

DEPARTMENT of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. said he is confident that the controversial P700-million Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) will withstand scrutiny amidst allegations that its construction was overpriced.

Jimenez is one of the respondents in the plunder and malversation charges filed by former Iloilo provincial administrator and columnist Manuel Mejorada before the Ombudsman relative to the ICC project.

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November 01,2014 01:10 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A 25-YEAR-old man was arrested in a buy-bust operation Thursday evening in Igbaras, Iloilo.

Jonathan Genova of Brgy. Signe, Igbaras yielded to the police three sachets of suspected shabu, illegal drugs paraphernalia and P300 marked money.

Genova, who will be charged for violating Republic Act 9165, is presently detained at the Igbaras police station.

Meanwhile, another suspected drug pusher was also arrested in a buy-bust operation in Dumangas, Iloilo Thursday. 

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November 01,2014 01:08 AM

VICE President Jejomar C. Binay today decried the recent move of the Senate Blue Ribbon Subcommittee to drag his youngest daughter into their effort to malign his name.

“Alam mo ba nakakalungkot, ako'y sinisiraan pati ba naman 'yung anak ko na bunso? Isinasama pa sa kinukutya at hinahamak. Bahala na Diyos sa kanila,” Binay said in Camarines Sur.

“Sobra na po. Sobra na,” he added.

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November 01,2014 01:06 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE governor of Iloilo province has a positive stand on the letter sent by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to local government units regarding the campaign against illegal drugs.

Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said that the letter compels mayors to intensify their effort in eliminating the illegal drug trade in their towns.

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November 01,2014 01:06 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE governor of Iloilo province has a positive stand on the letter sent by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to local government units regarding the campaign against illegal drugs.

Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said that the letter compels mayors to intensify their effort in eliminating the illegal drug trade in their towns.

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Saints and sinners

November 01,2014 12:56 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THIS weekend is another time in the Philippines when Filipinos will go back home to visit the resting places of their beloved departed. For those who could not return home or go back to their roots, the churches would suffice for them to light a candle, pray and remember their parents or their forebears, friends and relatives. Read more...

Beyond the stutters

November 01,2014 12:56 AM

By: Juan L. Mercado

LISTEN beyond Vice President Jejomar Binay’s flustered stutters whenever a sensitive question is lobbed.

The queries range from the P15.6-million Redwood-type, three-bedroom unit of The Woodlands at Tagaytay Highlands to overpriced beds at the Ospital ng Makati to the whereabouts of top aides, like Gerry Limlingan, who have dodged below the radar screen.

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True meaning of All Souls’ Day

November 01,2014 12:54 AM

By: Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

31ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED

Gospel Reading: John 6,37-40

THE short passage of our Gospel reading this Sunday is part of the account of the miraculous multiplication of the bread and Jesus’ long discourse on it (Jn 6:1-71), which served to help those who were present understand that he was the true bread of life which people needed to attain eternal life (Jn 6:35).

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The mystery deepens

November 01,2014 12:50 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

THIS ONE is for sleuths. To future Sherlock Holmes, help unravel the mystery of the buried treasures of the Binay family. Read more...

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