Sunday, 21st December 2014

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December 21,2014 01:08 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

MINORS will not be allowed to sell or buy firecrackers in Iloilo City.

The prohibition is spelled out in Section 8 of Executive Order No. 111 issued by Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

“Minors are prohibited to engage in vending and selling of firecrackers and pyrotechnic materials; neither they will be allowed to buy the same,” the order stipulates.

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December 21,2014 01:06 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ILOILO City tourism officer Ben Jimena said the stage tickets for the twin highlights of Dinagyang 2015 – Ati-atihan and Kasadyahan – are now available at his office at the Dinagyang Lounge behind the Freedom Grandstand.

The Kasadyahan cultural presentation will happen on Janaury 24, 2015 while the Ati-tihan dance competition is scheduled on Jan. 25.

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December 21,2014 01:06 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

AT LEAST 11 people were hurt after the bus they rode on figured in an accident with a truck along the national highway of Brgy. Manhoy in Dao, Capiz Wednesday afternoon.

Senior Police Officer 4 Orlando Magbanua, Dao PNP chief, said the bus was on its way to Iloilo City via the Dao highway when it bumped into a truck bound for Roxas City.

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December 21,2014 01:04 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

TWO siblings wanted for alleged crimes in La Paz, Iloilo City were arrested by police Thursday.

Elena Mendoza, 46 and Eden Mendoza, 26 of Brgy. Baldoza, La Paz are wanted for child abuse charges.

A concerned citizen tipped the police off of the Mendozas’ presence in their relative’s house in Baldoza village.

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December 21,2014 01:02 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-Western Visayas welcomed its new district commander, Commodore Leopoldo Laroya, Friday.

Laroya took over the post of Commodore Athelo Ybañez who served PCG-6 for four years, two months and 25 days.

Laroya was the district commander of South Western Mindanao.

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Fire them

December 21,2014 12:58 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

THE holiday spirit of Filipinos was wrecked this week with a discovery that shocked and outraged the nation. Notorious drug lords had carved out an enclave in a highly secured government facility. Add sex, drugs, guns and money and the result is an exceedingly embarrassing scene for the government. Read more...

Citizens fight back

December 21,2014 12:56 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

IT IS AN axiom in our system of government that sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them, from the consent of the governed.

When governments depart from this, the citizens have the right and the duty to take the governments to task. Read more...

Drug lords Co, et al won’t name Iloilo, Bacolod cohorts

December 21,2014 12:55 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money.” – DAVID LEE ROTH

EVEN if they will kill him, authorities can’t force big time drug lord Peter Co to name his associates in various regions all over the country, even if he and 19 other fellow drug lords have been transferred from the New Bilibid Prisons in Muntinlupa City to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters. Read more...

Need for faith to overcome our fears and doubts

December 21,2014 12:54 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA


Gospel Reading: Luke 1,26-38

IT HAS often been said that modern man lives in an age of anxiety, fear, dread, etc., and this is true. Until thirty-five years ago or so, for example, anxiety was not included in the diagnostic category of mental illnesses. Today its scope is becoming more and more pervasive, going beyond distinctions of age, gender, culture, nationality, and so forth. Read more...

Master of adoption and adaptation

December 21,2014 12:52 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WITH Christmas, we are somehow reminded of that beautiful and awesome truth that God loves us so much that in spite of our sins and unworthiness, he continues to love us by adopting us as his children and adapting himself to our condition so we can have a way to be like him and to regard him as our Father. Read more...

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