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NGCP to shut down Panay facilities for maintenance

By: Louine Hope Conserva

AN 11-HOUR blackout will hit Panay Island on Sunday as the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) implements maintenance works on major facilities in the island.

The blackout will happen from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday and will affect parts of Iloilo, Antique, Capiz and Aklan, including Boracay Island.

Michelle Visera, corporate communications and public affairs officer of NGCP-Western Visayas, said they will shut down the following transmission lines and facilities for maintenance works: 138 kilo-volt (kV) Dingle-Panit-an line; 138kV Panit-an – Nabas line; 69kV Nabas-Sapian line; and 69kV Nabas-Avon line.

The shutdown will affect the full franchise areas of Iloilo III Electric Cooperative, Antique Electric Cooperative, Aklan Electric Cooperative and Capiz Electric Cooperative.

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Double Dragon faces hefty fines

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE private firm constructing the Gumaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT) project in Parola, Iloilo City will be made to pay heavy fines for putting up a mall and a fuel station sans permits.

Iloilo City Engineer Roberto Divinagracia said the fines are consequence of the Notice of Illegal Construction his office issued against to Double Dragon Properties, Inc. last March 25.

“We have learned that it (Double Dragon) has been constructing structures at the Gumaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal project without any building permit. So, we issued the notice for illegal construction,” Divinagracia told The Daily Guardian.

Divinagracia said if Double Dragon applies for the building permit, it will pay the application cost of more or less P300,000 and a 25% surcharge.

“On second notice, which we will issue on Monday, April 20, the surcharge is already 50% and will balloon to 75% on the third notice; and 100% on the fourth notice,” he added.

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Ileco manager sacked over bank acquisition

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

A GENERAL manager of an Iloilo-based electric cooperative and a former official of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) are facing criminal charges for the alleged anomalous acquisition of the Express Savings Bank Inc. (ESBI) in 2009.

In a statement, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales found probable cause to indict former officials of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA), corporate executives of WELLEX Group Inc. (WGI), Forum Pacific Inc. (FPI) and ESBI.

Indicted are former LWUA officials Prospero Pichay Jr., Eduardo Bangayan, Aurelio Puentevella, Enrique Senen Montilla III, Wilfredo Feleo, Daniel Landingin, Arnaldo Espinas; WGI executives Dee Hua Gatchalian,

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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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Frightening prospect

April 18, 2015 01:12 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

LARGE scale corruption in government is threatening to return with a vengeance. Under the present dispensation, big time corruption in government suffered a tremendous setback.  Read more...

Market to the people

April 18, 2015 01:10 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

“BRINGING the market to the people” is the motto of the newly-opened Lopue’s Panaad which was inaugurated last April 15. As the name suggests, Read more...

We are called to show the world that Jesus is truly alive!

April 18, 2015 01:08 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA


Gospel Reading: Luke 24,35-48

THE account in this Sunday’s Gospel may seem hard to interpret and its message, difficult to understand,

Red alert for accountability

April 18, 2015 01:06 AM

By: Lucell Larawan

THAT ASSOCIATE Justices Jose Reyes, Jr. and Francisco Acosta of the Court of Appeals sixth division stopped the preventive suspension order of Read more...

Mayweather’s formula of success: Grace under pressure

April 18, 2015 01:04 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“If I’m scared and I’m a coward, why do you guys want to see me fight?” – Floyd Mayweather Jr Read more...

Victorious in defeat

April 18, 2015 01:02 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

THAT may sound funny, or a literary oxymoron, but in the lives of saints, in the life of Christ himself, yes, there can be victory in what may largely be considered as defeat.

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