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WV among top 5 regions with highest teen pregnancy rate

By: Louine Hope Conserva

WESTERN Visayas is among the top five regions in the country with the highest teenage pregnancy rate, according to Iloilo Provincial Population Office head Ramon Yee.

The 2013 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality (YAFS) study also showed that cases of teenage pregnancy in Region VI increased four times since 2002.

In 2013, some 15.9 percent of females 15 to 19 years old gave birth, almost four times higher than the 4.1 percent rate in 2002.


The level of teenage fertility in the region is also higher than the national level of 13.6 percent.

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Carles waters positive of red tide

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE BUREAU of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) warned the public against eating shellfish from the town of Carles, Iloilo due to red tide contamination.

In a shellfish bulletin issued by BFAR Central office last November 24, the coastal waters of Gigantes Islands in Carles were found positive of red tide toxin.


BFAR-6 Regional Director Remia Aparri, in a phone interview with The Daily Guardian yesterday, said Carles remains positive of paralytic shellfish poison (PSP) and they continue to monitor the area.

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Artists called to join fight against human trafficking

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

COLLEGE and high school students in Western Visayas are urged to join the global fight against human trafficking, not by picking arms against human traffickers but through paint and canvasses to raise public awareness on the issue.

Dakila-Iloilo Artists Collective, TIPster and Fulbright called on high school and college students to celebrate the International Day Against Human Trafficking by joining an on-the-spot multi-media art competition on December 12, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Atria Park District, Iloilo City.


Arren De La Torre, one of the organizers, said contestants can use any medium on a 16x16 canvas.

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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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The USAID water assistance to Iloilo City

December 01, 2015 02:15 AM

By: Edgar Mana-ay

WHILE MIWD or Metro Iloilo Water District (whose predecessor is Nawasa) dates back to before World War II as among the oldest water utilities in the country, still our water utility has not addressed the acute water shortage of Metro Iloilo. Read more...

Whose national hero?

December 01, 2015 02:27 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THERE IS a continuing controversy over who is the national hero – Jose Rizal or Andres Bonifacio. Read more...

Has the attempted siege of Aksyon Radyo taken on political colors?

December 01, 2015 02:43 AM

By: WenceslaoE.Mateo Jr.

FROM the various responses to the call for a congressional inquiry on the Nov. 19 attempted siege of Aksyon Radyo, some quarters have asked whether the attending issues have already taken on a political color. Read more...

Discerning the creator in the creature

December 01, 2015 02:49 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE should all try to learn this skill. We need to discern the creator—God—in every creature, including the one that Read more...

Programs and schools’ closures

December 01, 2015 02:53 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

IN THE past several years, there were lots of clean-ups on substandard higher education institutions (HEIs) Read more...

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