‘NO PRIVATE ARMY HERE’: Salcedos deny link with Balume Group

MAYOR Ermelita Salcedo of Sara, Iloilo denied allegations that their family is using the “Balume Crime Group” as private army. But Salcedo confirmed that Arturo “Master Pedik” Balume Sr., leader of the alleged crime ring, worked as security aide of her husband, former mayor Neptali Salcedo, for about five years more than a decade ago. […]

9 Iloilo towns defend solid waste mgmt plans

NINE towns in Iloilo Province defended their respective 10-year solid waste management plans before the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC). These are the municipalities of Banate, Dueñas, Lambunao, Miagao, New Lucena, Pavia, Passi City, Sta. Barbara, and Tubungan. Mitzi Peñaflorida, senior environmental management specialist of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO), said […]