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Probe on L300 purchase looms

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Iloilo City Council is looking for compelling reasons to investigate the plan of the Office of the City Mayor to buy three L-300 vans from an exclusive distributor for P2.7 million.

Councilor Jason Gonzales, committee on good government chairman, said they have to determine several factors before conducting the investigation.

“I have yet to find out what procurement method was used, then act accordingly,” Gonzales said.

The probe is likely to focus on the statement of General Services Office (GSO) chief Joren Sartorio before the council last Tuesday that two Mitsubishi L-300 vans were “already delivered” by Avescor Motors Inc., an exclusive supplier of Mitsubishi cars, to the mayor’s office.

Sartorio later changed his statement before the media saying that the vans were “on loan” from the supplier. He also assured that the arrangement will not affect the bidding of the three L-300 vans.

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DBM nixes budget for City Hall’s electric bills

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) barred the Iloilo City government from paying electricity bills incurred in 2012 and 2013 using funds from the 2014 budget.

The DBM shed light on the issue after Councilor Joshua Alim sought clarification on the payment of electric bills incurred by the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) from 2012 to 2013.

The LEEO, which manages public markets and the slaughterhouse, owes some P15,344, 549.90 in unpaid power bills covering the period of December 2012 to June 30, 2014.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog asked the council to pass a resolution to use part of P66.2-million appropriations for electricity in the 2014 budget to pay LEEO’s debts.

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Capiz, NegOcc MERS-CoV free

By: Dolly Yasa and Felipe V. Celino

HEALTH officials in Capiz and Negros Occidental declared their respective provinces free of the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome corona virus (MERS-CoV).

This, as the 10 overseas Filipino workers (OFW) who may have been exposed to MERS-CoV tested negative for the virus.

The OFWs were part of the 21 Western Visayans who flew on an Etihad Airlines flight from the United Arabs Emirates. Also in the same flight was a Filipino nurse who initially tested positive for MERS-CoV.

Dr. Ernell Tumimbang of the Negros Occidental health office said the six OFWs who were quarantined have been cleared of the virus and allowed to go home.

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By: Edson J. Bañares

STARTING FEBRUARY 1, applicants for the PNP entrance and promotional exams scheduled on April 29 can access the On-Line Exam Application Scheduling System (OLEASS) of the National Police Commission.

Napolcom vice chair and executive officer Eduardo U. Escueta said the innovative project is the answer to the perennial problem of both civilian and police officers who have been bearing the long queues during the exam application period.

Under the new system, applicants are required to utilize the on-line system to request the Napolcom regional offices for their schedule on the filing of examination application after which they will personally appear only at the date assigned to them, with their printed on-line confirmation letter and other required documents.

The period for on-line scheduling is on February 1 to 13, while February 14 to March 16 is set for the filing of application.

Applicants for the PNP Entrance Exam are required to bring the printed letter-reply confirming the scheduled appointment, duly accomplished form (Napolcom Form 1-A) and Index card provided by the office, three recent and identical 1”x1” colored ID pictures with white background and with complete name tag, examination fee of P400, one legal-sized window envelope with P12 worth of mailing stamps, applicant’s transcript of scholastic records or diploma, and authenticated birth certificate.

On the other hand, applicants for the PNP Promotional Exam are required to bring the following, printed letter-reply confirming the scheduled appointment, duly accomplished form (Napolcom Form 1-A) and Index card provided by the office, two recent and identical 1”x1” colored ID pictures with white background and with complete name tag, one legal-sized window envelope with P12 worth of mailing stamps, certified true copy of attested appointment, plantilla appointment or absorption order, and report of rating/certification issued by the Napolcom Central office, CSC Certificate of Eligibility and/or PRC Board certificate.

The examination fees for the PNP promotional exam are P400 for the Police Officer Exam, P450 for Senior Police Officer exam, P500 for the Police Inspector exam and P600 for the Police Superintendent examination.

The applicants for the PNP entrance exam is required to wear plain white t-shirt (with or without collar) or white polo shirt, dark pants and shoes and a GOA Type B or patrol shirt are required of applicants for the PNP promotional exam.

Napolcom will not accept walk-in applicants who have not gone through the OLEASS. 

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April 24, 2014 01:53 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

I WROTE yesterday that the City of Bacolod is not helpless in dealing with Francis Cabuga and his continued failure to comply with the requirements of Read more...

Nourishing our spirit

April 24, 2014 02:38 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE need to be more aware of this need and do all we can to develop the appropriate attitude and skills. In fact, we need to cultivate a culture that Read more...

Truth in fiction

April 24, 2014 02:19 AM

By: Luis V. Teodoro

THE COLOMBIAN Nobel laureate for literature Gabriel García Márquez died April 17, 2014 at the age of 87. Celebrated universally for the “magic Read more...

The return of Gigi Reyes

April 24, 2014 02:06 AM

By: Ellen Tordesillas

(The author is an Antiqueña journalist in Metro Manila who writes for Malaya, Abante and VERA Files) Read more...

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