Friday, 27th March 2015

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March 27,2015 01:34 AM

By: Wenceslao E Mateo Jr.

INFORMAL settlers or squatters who are not on the priority list of the Iloilo City Urban Poor Office (ICUPAO) will no longer be entertained in the awarding of resettlement sites.

The move is in reaction to the controversy on the awarding of lots at the Iloilo River Plains Subdivision (IRPS) in Lanit village, Jaro to alleged unqualified persons.

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March 27,2015 01:32 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

NOT even Senate President Franklin Drilon could put an end to a village chief’s restaurant which sits on the bank of the Iloilo River.

This as Punong Barangay Jolly Peñasales of Rizal, LaPaz managed to buy more time for his Jolly’s Place restaurant located at the foot of the Drilon Bridge.

“Remove it immediately! The 15 days given it should now end,” Drilon said last March 20, the day when the restaurant was supposed to be demolished.

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March 27,2015 01:30 AM

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

ROBBERS went on a pillaging-spree in three villages of Concepcion town in Iloilo from midnight of March 24 to early morning of March 25, 2015 and carted away more than P150,000 worth of engines and motorized pumpboat.

According to the investigation of the Concepcion PNP, the robbers first stole several boat engines at Sitio Talisay in Barangay Polopiña before pillaging the shores of Barangays Malangabang and Tambaliza. 

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March 27,2015 01:28 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

A CRIMINAL charge was filed Wednesday against a native of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo for trying to rape a widow.

Aside from nursing an injured tongue, Ruben Dominguez, 52, of Barangay Monpon, will also face an attempted rape case.

In filing the case, complainant Minda (not her real name), 47, denied Dominguez’s earlier claim that she showed interest in the suspect.

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March 27,2015 01:26 AM

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A 33-year-old man was wounded after his van slammed into a parked pick-up truck in Mandurriao, Iloilo City Wednesday evening.

Police said victim Renato Roldan of Imperial Homes Subdivision in Mandurriao suffered head injuries and abrasions on his body.

Police Officer 3 (PO3) Jeffrey Janay, Mandurriao Traffic Investigator, said Roldan was driving his car (registration plate FHC-944) when he suddenly lost control while trying to avoiding the pick-up truck owned by a certain Engr. Mark Tio which was parked on the road.

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March 27,2015 01:12 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

The first time I set foot on Boracay was August 1985. I was on assignment for Asiaweek Magazine, the Hongkong-based news magazine patterned after Time (it was later acquired by Time). Its editors heard about the grumblings of local residents about “over-development” on the island and sent me to investigate. Read more...

Money, money, money

March 27,2015 01:10 AM

Isn’t there a ditty or song about money making the world go round? But more than the world it infects, money also makes peoples’ heads go round and round. Scenes of humanity’s idolization of money are everywhere. It seems that the more money one has, the better his or her life. That is the delusion we are made to believe. Money becomes a god but as human experience attests, money cannot buy happiness. Oftentimes they make people unhappy, empty and sad. Read more...

What happened to the ‘Triple A’ slaughter house of Iloilo City?

March 27,2015 01:06 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

A READER of this paper was surprised to learn that the Iloilo City slaughter house or abattoir in a 1.1-hectare complex in Barangay Tacas, Jaro is not even accredited.

That story appeared in this paper in its March 17, 2015 issue. Read more...

Iloilo sugar planters should’ve lobbied in congress

March 27,2015 01:04 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“That’s what mayors do. They lobby Congress to provide resources for their city.” – Maxine Waters

TRAFFIC gridlock is worsening in the Bonifacio Drive, City Proper due to the on-going road-widening construction project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) from the foot of Forbes Bridge (the bridge that connects Iloilo City Proper to the districts of La Paz and Jaro across the Iloilo River). Read more...

Offer ‘excess’ classrooms for K to 12 use – study

March 27,2015 01:02 AM

AMID the apprehension of some sectors and leaders over the viability of the K to12, state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) released a timely policy note offering possible solutions to some of the challenges cited by the reform program’s critics. Read more...

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