‘MY DAUGHTER IS DISTRAUGHT’ – Ex-WV top cop no show in Napolcom hearing

RETIRED Chief Superintendent Bernardo Diaz, former regional director of the Police Regional Office (PRO) in Western Visayas, was a no-show in the second pre-hearing conference called by the National Police Commission 6 (Napolcom-6) on Apr 28, 2017 relative to his alleged links to the illegal drug trade. Diaz is charged for grave neglect of duty […]

Jails are ‘weakest link’ in drug war – PDEA

DO arrested illegal drug personalities in Iloilo City continue to operate despite being jailed? The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6 believes so. “The drug personalities arrested are still giving directions on their counterparts, or distributors outside jails,” said PDEA-6 regional director Gil Pabilona, in the second joint meeting of the Iloilo City Peace and Order […]

132 city villages not yet illegal drug-free

ILLEGAL drugs continue to grip 132 of the 180 barangays in Iloilo City, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA)-6. PDEA-6 regional director Gil Pabilona presented the data to stakeholders, including City Hall officials led by Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Iloilo City, Sangguniang Panlunsod members, and barangay captains […]

2 Capitol employees face suspension over alleged irregularities at Sports Complex

TWO Capitol employees are facing suspension of two months relative to alleged irregularities at the Iloilo Sports Complex, particularly the non-remittance of collection users’ fees. The employees are Norlie Dela Peña, administrative officer 1; and Randy Olmido, administrative assistant 1, who are both assigned at the ISC. The fact-finding committee created by the Provincial Legal […]

UP alumni propose solutions to Iloilo City’s traffic woes

AN alumnus of the University of the Philippines offered to help the Iloilo City Government ease its traffic problems. Lawyer Andre Palacios, former executive director of Public-Private Partnership Center of the Philippines (PPP Center) now a professor of the UP College of Law, presented his batch’s project proposal dubbed “Abyan sa Dalan” to the members […]

City, province eye investors from China

THE CITY and province of Iloilo are eyeing trade and investment opportunities from China, particularly Hong Kong, Guangdong, and Hainan. A delegation from the city government, provincial government, and the Iloilo Economic Development Foundation (ILED) representing the private sector attended the Iloilo Investment Roadshow organized by the Association of Hong Kong in coordination with the […]

‘KAPS IN DRUGS’ – SP clears Jablo, recommends raps vs PB Espinosa, Gregori

THE Iloilo City Council found two barangay captains guilty of gross neglect of duty and grave misconduct. In the Joint Report of Committees on Police and Barangay Affairs chaired by Councilor Jeffrey Ganzon, Punong Barangays Keith Espinosa of Monica-Blumentritt, City Proper and Remia Gregori of Bakhaw, Mandurriao were found to have “willfully, intentionally and deliberately […]