Friday, 25th July 2014

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July 25, 2014 02:14 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

IT’S “all systems go” for the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project (JRMP) Stage II, a coordinated government project and Western Visayas region’s biggest infrastructure so far.

With the National Irrigation Administration (NIA-6) regional office  on the lead, “water masters,” engineers and JRMP II consultants gathered anew yesterday at  Sarabia Manor Hotel to discuss plans for the megadam project.

In a news release, the NIA-6 Information Education and Communication Team said initial outputs aimed to synchronize current JRMP II efforts and strategies were laid down.

“Yes, we are on the go,” declared Engineer Gerardo Corsiga, NIA-6 regional manager and concurrent JRMP II project manager. 

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July 25, 2014 02:07 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

FOOTAGE from a closed circuit television (CCTV) camera led the Iloilo City police to the doorstep of two suspected teenage robbers.

Chief Insp. Alexander Rosales, Iloilo City Police Station 1 chief, said Jayson Calizo, 18, and his minor cohort was arrested Thursday at Calizo's house in Brgy. Habog-Habog, Molo, five hours after robbing an appliance center.

The two allegedly burgled Nig Marketing along Mabini Street, City Proper around 1:30 a.m. yesterday.

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July 25, 2014 02:01 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog slammed accusations that he violated the status quo order of the Regional Trial Court by meeting Central Market vendors on the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the proposed revitalization project.

The mayor has met with some of the central market vendors on two occasions to brief and seek their opinions and suggestions on the TOR.

The last meeting was held last Monday, July 21.

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July 25, 2014 01:56 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

AFTER almost four hours of haggling last Wednesday, transport groups in the city and province of Iloilo agreed on a new setup regarding the entry of provincial jeeps in the city.

The meeting was called by Councilor Plaridel Nava, committee on transportation chairman, aimed at reaching a win-win solution to their problem.

City loop drivers, who have opposed the entry of provincial jeepneys, posted no objection to the proposal which seeks to address the problem of provincial passengers who get stranded in the terminals every Monday.

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July 25, 2014 01:53 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

VENDORS at the Iloilo Central Market want to know the financial status of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) from 2009 to 2013.

The LEEO manages public markets in Iloilo City.

In a letter dated July 21, 2014, Rex Donasco, president of the Central Market vendors, asked concurrent LEEO head Norlito Bautita to give them a copy of the office’s audited financial statement.

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All for one?

July 25, 2014 02:16 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

A POET once said, “As unto the bow the cord is, so is man unto a woman; useless each without the other.” Read more...

Rome wasn’t built in a day; LRT dream should live on

July 25, 2014 02:32 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt Read more...

Little victories

July 25, 2014 02:50 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

I BUMPED into city councilor Armand Parcon the other day at the Tinapayan in The Atrium. He was talking with Zarraga municipal councilor Erwin Guadalupe. I had intended to say a quick “hi” and go on my way to an appointment. But Parcon said something that made me stop. It was a remark that became the high point of my day. Read more...

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