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August 01,2014 12:18  AM

MORE families in Western Visayas meet the minimum basic needs for survival, results of the 2013 Annual Poverty Indicator Survey (APIS) showed.

According to the Philippines Statistics Authority (PSA), eight out of 10 families in Region 6 met their basic needs, which are measured by the survey respondents’ access to safe drinking water, presence of electricity at home and use of sanitary toilet.

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August 01,2014 12:16 AM

By: Wenceslao E . Mateo Jr.

THE DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) assured Senate President Franklin Drilon on the completion of the Iloilo Convention Center in March 2015.

DPWH regional director Edilberto Tayao made the assurance to Drilon during the meeting of the Iloilo-Batiano Rivers Development Council (IBRDC) meeting Thursday at the Iloilo City Hall.

Drilon said many significant events will happen in Iloilo next year. 

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August 01,2014 12:14 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Iloilo City General Services Offices (GSO) reminded barangay officials of the stiff fines imposed on violators of Republic Act 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000).

Engr. Raul Gallo, assistant GSO chief, issued the reminder in Wednesday’s seminar on the operation of Materials Recovery Facilities (MRF) in barangays.

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August 01,2014 12:12 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

A WOMAN filed a complaint against a taxi driver who allegedly sprayed the vent of the vehicle's air conditioning system with a chemical which made her dizzy.

Lorevy Joy Diana, 24, of Brgy. Balabago, Jaro, Iloilo City, she boarded a Jazz-Jazz Eron Taxi with temporary license plate 06003 around 10 a.m. of July 25, 

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August 01,2014 12:10 AM

By: Angelica L.Tapalla

AUTHORITIES are looking into the death of a still unidentified man who was found floating in a river in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo Thursday.

Initial report said a concerned citizen phoned authorities around 6 a.m. Thursday after seeing the body floating underneath the bridge.

Responding police officers described the victim to be around 50 years old, 5 foot and 7 inches tall, medium built and believed to be a polio patient.

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Stuck fishbone

August 01,2014 02:10 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE replica of the Bacolod City Government Center at the northern terminus of Araneta Street is a fishbone stuck in the throat of Monico Puentevella that despite fervent efforts remains embedded. Read more...

Syjuco gaining national prominence vs P-Noy

August 01,2014 02:08 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” Nelson Mandela

WAS it a mistake to pick on Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco for being a foe in politics?

Or is Syjuco the easiest whipping boy among all the minions identified with former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo? Read more...

Cockpit blinders

August 01,2014 02:06 AM

By: Juan L. Mercado

“THEY were watching it as they would a cockfight, interesting but not something that’d change their lives,” sociologist. John Carroll, SJ recalls thinking on the eve of People Power 1. At a barricade behind Camp Aguinaldo, “residents of the poor neighborhood drifted into the streets, waiting to see what’d happen.” Read more...

Most Despised Deputy Ombudsman

August 01,2014 02:04 AM

By: Peter G. Jimenea

We just want Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to learn of our disgust at her decision in this case. In 2001, the Iloilo City Government agreed to float a bond of P120 million for the construction of 413 low-cost houses for city employees. It was cornered by the PNB for an interest of P5 million, thus converting it into a P125-million loan. Read more...

So young and so ...

August 01,2014 02:02 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

JED PATRICK E. Mabilog is definitely one of the wealthiest public officials in the country today. Only 48 years old, he has a net worth of P68,341,622.41 based on his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) for the year ending December 31, 2013. He has been in public service for only nine years. He is an example of how public office has enriched its occupant. Read more...

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