REGULATION SOUGHT – Backhoes blamed for destructive mining

ILOILO provincial board member Lorenz Defensor proposed an ordinance regulating the use of backhoes in river mining operations in the province. Backhoe is a type of heavy equipment used in the mechanical extraction and excavation of aggregates from the river bed. Defensor said that during his consultation with the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office […]

NON-VIOLENT APPROACH TO CURB DRUGS – DILG mulls ‘drug-free home’ stickers

THE DEPARTMENT of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said it is still formulating the guidelines for the labeling of houses which are identified as illegal drugs-free. The labeling will be done through “drug-free home” stickers, which the DILG considers a non-violent approach against illegal drugs. The stickers will be posted on residences identified by the […]

‘Stakeholders should unite in addressing school problems’

FORMER education secretary Armin Luistro called on stakeholders to come together to address issues besetting the education system. Luistro, who was the keynote speaker during the 1st Lambunao Education Summit at the Iloilo Convention Center on Feb. 18, 2017, stressed that the unity of every member of the institution is important in identifying the most […]

Mayor charged for late remittance of GSIS, Pag-ibig contributions

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman formally charged Mayor Rosario Mediatrix “Trixie” Fernandez of San Enrique, Iloilo before the Sandiganbayan over the delayed remittance of contributions to the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) and Home Development Mutual Fund, also known as Pag-IBIG totalling P5.96 million. The Ombudsman indicted Fernandez and municipal treasurer Imelda Celebrar for 6 […]