KOICA-funded rural dev’t project to empower Panay farmers

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE five-year Panay Island Upland–Sustainable Rural Development Project (PIU-SRDP) granted by Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is expected to empower Panay local farmers and improve the agricultural sector in Western Visayas. Now, on its third and final phase, the project aims to enhance the quality of life particularly of the locals […]

Negative lab tests lead to drug case dismissal

CRIMINAL charges against a suspected drug peddler from Dumalag, Capiz were dismissed after laboratory examination showed that the items seized during an anti-narcotics operation were not shabu. Ma. Conchita Caldetera-Berjamin, assistant provincial prosecutor of the Capiz Provincial Prosecutor Office, ordered the dismissal of the complaint against 22-year old Nelson Nicolas for violation of Sections 5 […]

WE HAVE PROOF: Defensor refutes Duterte on Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth

APPARENTLY in refutation of Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that accusations of ill-gotten wealth against the Marcoses remain unproven, Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said that he was able to recover hundreds of millions of dollars from offshore bank accounts of the family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr. In an interview played over Bombohanay […]

BAFFLING FORTUNE: Governor’s aide charged for spike in wealth

AN EXECUTIVE assistant to Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. was charged before the Ombudsman yesterday for allegedly accumulating wealth that could not be explained by his income as a government employee. In a seven-page administrative complaint, former Iloilo Provincial Administrator Manuel “Boy” Mejorada said that Ruel Von D. Superio “lived an extravagant and ostentatious lifestyle” that […]

Drilon: Don’t use my name to bag mega dam contracts

RACKETEERS, beware. Senator Franklin Drilon on Feb 27, 2019 warned against individuals who would broker and use his name to bag contracts for supplies and other materials intended for the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project (JRMP) II in Calinog, Iloilo. “You cannot prevent politicians from intervening. But I assure you, I have not intervened in […]