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‘Emerging drug lord’

Braga group slapped with drug raps

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon and Louine Hope Conserva

THE alleged drug peddler arrested in Sara, Iloilo the other day is the leader of an emerging drug ring in the province, according to the PNP and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Senior Supt. Cornelio Salinas, Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) director, said suspected pusher Renante Braga of Brgy. Bacabac, Sara is the main source of shabu in northern Iloilo.

Braga, 34, and three others were charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) after IPPO and Sara police officers busted them for selling and possessing P1.2 million worth of suspected shabu Tuesday.

Aside from Braga, police also filed a string of charges against Romel Plogio, Kenneth Obillos and Joesan Superal also of Sara town.

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‘Sacrifice for the greater good’

By: Tara Yap

ILONGGOS should understand what it means to sacrifice for others as the Lenten season crescendos this Holy Week.

This is the reminder of Archbishop Angel Lagdameo to the Roman Catholic laity in Iloilo.

Lagdameo urged the faithful to emulate Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself to save sinners.

“We fasted, we sacrificed. We should do this to help others who are less fortunate or those who need help,” Lagdameo said in a message that was largely delivered in Hiligaynon.

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IPPO probes alleged Lemery rubout case

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

THE Iloilo Provincial Police (IPPO) will probe the death of a man who was accused of killing his former lover in Lemery, Iloilo last Saturday.

Senior Supt. Cornelio Salinas, IPPO director, said he ordered Senior Insp. Ronnie Brillo of the IPPO investigation branch to lead the investigation into the death of Ricel Tolentino of Lemery.

Tolentino, along with two other persons, is the prime suspect in the stabbing to death of his former live-in-partner Lanilyn Palmes in Brgy. Anabo, Lemery.

Senior Marius Amar, Lemery police chief, said Tolentino was arrested in Brgy. General Luna, Barotac Viejo Sunday.

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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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Revelation: visions, prophecy & politics

April 17, 2014 02:24 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

THE Book of Revelation is the most controversial chapter of the Bible. Throughout the ages, its visions of the end times, with graphic images of horrible monsters and beasts; the final cosmic war at the end of the world; of the great red dragon and the whore and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse haunted the Christian world and humanity.  Read more...

Reflections on the Holy Week

April 17, 2014 02:22 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Holy Week is a most important episode in Christian faith. It is during this time that Christians reminisce the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Read more...

Raised from the dead

April 17, 2014 02:20 AM

By: Henrylito D. Tacio

“FEAR nothing; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.  He has been raised again; he is not here!” That was what the angel told Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome (the mother of James and John) when they went to the burial site of Jesus Christ. Read more...

Women and the resurrection of Jesus

April 17, 2014 02:18 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

EASTER SUNDAY (Year A)

Gospel reading: John 20,1-9

WE SEE opposing representations of women in the Bible. In the Old Testament they are sometimes considered as subordinate to men and as enjoying an inferior legal position (cf. Gen 12:12-20; 20:2; 19:8; Jgs 19:24-27; etc.), while in other passages they are presented as having high social position and dignity. Read more...

‘Father, forgive them…’

April 17, 2014 02:16 AM

By: Ranie Z. Jangayo

ACTS of sacrifice are most common among Catholic devotees and believers of Jesus this Holy Week. As Christians, some fast and abstain from worldly pleasures as their way of reflecting this Lenten Season. But others are inflicting physical pain to themselves as a way of atonement for their sinful acts.

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