Burglaries, snatching pester Iloilo City cops
By: Francis Allan L. Angelo
THE Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) is trying to stem burglary and snatching cases in the metropolis.
In Jaro district alone, police have recorded four burglaries this month so far.
Last Monday, two minors were arrested after robbing two houses on M. Jaime Street, Jaro after the owner of the one of the houses caught them red-handed. One of the suspects was wounded after the owner stabbed him with a knife.
On early Tuesday morning, unidentified thieves stole the closed circuit TV (CCTV) camera installed at the Department of Tourism (DOT) regional office along Bonifacio Drive, Iloilo City Proper.
By early Wednesday morning, couple Jesus Anthony and Juliet Baldon complained that robbers entered their room on the second floor of Francesca Apartments at Jalandoni Extension Street, Jaro. This is the second time that burglars entered the apartments this month.
Ombud to probe unfinished bridge
By: Tara Yap
THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-6) clarified the status of an unfinished bridge project in Pototan, Iloilo which is now the subject of an Ombudsman investigation.
DPWH-6 regional director Edilberto Tayao said the rehabilitation of Casalsagan Bridge is under the National Roads Improvement and Management Program (NRIMP-Phase II) of DPWH central office.
Tayao said the DPWH regional office has no jurisdiction on the unfinished multi-million bridge in Pototan.
The bridge is now under investigation of the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas following complaints from drivers and commuters of the inconvenience they suffer after the contractor abandoned the unfinished project.
Proposed traffic route to benefit Molo mall
By: Kristine Charisse Sevillano
THE TRANSPORTATION Management and Traffic Regulation Office (TMTRO) plans to experiment on the traffic flow of a major street in Molo, Iloilo City to bring commuters to two government offices and a shopping mall.
Engr. Jose A. Tengco, TMTRO chief, said the traffic experiment will convert MH del Pilar Street in Molo into a two-way street mainly for public utility vehicles.
MH del Pilar is a one-way road for vehicles from southern Iloilo and Arevalo district.
Tengco said the experiment will be implemented in two months and will primarily benefit 60 jeepney units on the Molo- Manduriao- Iloilo City route.