Friday, 22nd May 2015

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May 22, 2015 05:04 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

SENATE President Franklin Drilon said the construction of the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Stage II (JRMPP II) will commence in November this year.

Drilon said the timetable prepared by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), which is the main implementer of the project, indicated that the megadam will be finished in November or December 2019.

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May 22, 2015 05:02 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

SENATE President Franklin Drilon scored on Thursday opponents of the P11.2 billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Stage II (JRMPII) in Calinog, Iloilo.

Speaking before the National People’s Forum on the JRMPII, Drilon said that “even if we do everything we can, there are certain sectors, who for their own personal reasons, has roadblock the project.”

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May 22, 2015 05:00 AM

By: Louine Hope Conserva

After a minor artery operation last Monday, Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. had his gall bladder removed Thursday.

Dr. Raul Banias, Iloilo provincial administrator, said Defensor underwent an open cholecystectomy or removal of the gallbladder at St. Paul’s Hospital.

The operation lasted about two hours and 45 minutes.

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May 22, 2015 04:58 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ATTY. Joenar Pueblo, legal counsel of the Iloilo Transport and General Services, Inc.(IGSI), said Iloilo provincial jeepneys have the right to look for another passenger terminal.

“But should they decide to return, they will still be welcome anytime at ITGSI,” Pueblo said.

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May 22, 2015 04:56 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ILOILO City Councilor Jay Treñas said he is amenable to the proposal to exempt three areas in the city from the ban on the sale and drinking of liquor on sidewalks.

Treñas made the concession after his proposed ordinance on the liquor ban failed to pass on its second and final reading during the City Council  session last May 12. 

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The need for spiritual direction

May 22, 2015 04:42 AM


By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE all need to have spiritual direction. We have to allow the intricate workings of our spiritual life, which has to contend with all sorts of things in life, to be guided by somebody else, because though we are the ones who make the final decisions and choices, we all need to be enlightened, guided, suggested, even corrected. Read more...

The Roxas image

May 22, 2015 04:40 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE AXIOM ascribed to the late Chinese communist leader Mao Chedong says “a picture is worth a thousand words.”In real life, image creates impressions and opinions as it evokes emotions of anger, fear or affection and sympathy. Read more...

Why I want to write a book on Western Visayan art

May 22, 2015 04:38 AM

By: Lucell Larawan

ALBEIT our understanding of culture determines society’s take-off, books on regional art are mostly non-existent. This is the reason why I have focused on writing “Art Icons of Western Visayas: a Pioneering Inquiry of their Oeuvres and Lives.” The manuscript is now 55% complete. Read more...

Cakes and bullies

May 22, 2015 04:36 AM

By: Juan L. Mercado

“LET them eat cake”. That’s attributed to – no, not Vice President Jejomar Binay and his family’s pastry shop for Makati senior citizens.

That’s from Marie Antoinette (1755-93), queen consort of Louis XVI. Told the French people had no bread, she snapped: Qu’ils mangent de la broche.

The source of Binay’s bread or “personal funds is a puzzle”, ABS-CBN's Inday Espina Varona writes. Read more...

The Ombudsman case of Gov. Tupas

May 22, 2015 04:34 AM

By: Peter G. Jimenea

A CASE for violation of R.A. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) was filed in the Office of the Ombudsman against then Iloilo Gov. Niel Tupas in 2004.

By that time, the Iloilo Airport of International Standards is undergoing construction and the need for sand and gravel is a must.  Applicants for the contract to supply the materials queued at the Capitol. Read more...

Express lane

May 22, 2015 04:32 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

I GUESS I had pinned too much hope in Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales when I filed the graft case against Senate President Franklin M. Drilon and several other public officials, including two private respondents, in the anomalies surrounding the funding, procurement and implementation of the Iloilo Convention Center. Read more...

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