Cop serving warrant of arrest is shot dead

Cop serving warrant of arrest is shot dead By: Francis Allan L. Angelo POLICE Officer 2 Angelo Katipunan, 32, of Lambunao, Iloilo was a hardworking lawman who exerted extra effort in accomplishing his mission, according to his colleagues. Katipunan, warrant officer of Jaro police station, died of five gunshot wounds in his neck, chest and abdomen […]

Flores on electric coops’ operations: ‘Enough of exemption, tax ‘em now’

Flores on electric coops’ operations: ‘Enough of exemption, tax ‘em now’ By: Florence F. Hibionada A COLLECTIVE legislative look is underway relative to the imposition of Real Property Tax (RPT) from all electric cooperatives in Iloilo. An initiative of First District Board Member Gerardo Flores, members of the 10th Iloilo Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) are set […]

NIPAS will enhance tourism potentials of Taclong Island

NIPAS will enhance tourism potentials of Taclong Island By: Francis Allan L. Angelo PLACING Guimaras Island’s Taclong Island under the National Integrated Protective Areas (NIPAs) Law will develop the tourism potentials of the marine reserve. Guimaras Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Jessie Vego said they are pushing to place Taclong Island under NIPAs Law […]

Police eyes 2 motives in slay of businessman

Police eyes 2 motives in slay of businessman By: Francis Allan L. Angelo POLICE said they have narrowed down to robbery and personal grudge the possible motives for the killing of a businessman from Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. Latest report from the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) said Alejandro Aquino Mandilag may have been robbed after some […]

HIV/AIDS cases in Region 6 rise to 162

HIV/AIDS cases in Region 6 rise to 162 By: Tara Yap THE NUMBER of people in Western Visayas infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) continues to rise. According to Department of Health (DoH 6), the number of people infected with HIV and AIDS in Western Visayas has risen to 162 […]

Bizman found dead in abandoned car

Bizman found dead in abandoned car By: Florence F. Hibionada AN ILONGGO businessman and prominent cockfighting aficionado was found dead yesterday morning in Bingawan, Iloilo. With a severed neck, authorities identified the victim as Alejandro Aquino Mandilag of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. The grisly crime was first made public by a female caller who tipped off Aksyon […]

PEDC to reforest Jalaur Watershed

PEDC to reforest Jalaur Watershed By: Tara Yap THE independent power producer operating the 164-megawatt coal-fired power plant in LaPaz, Iloilo City is embarking on a P1.5-million reforestation program of the Jalaur Watershed River Basin. Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC), a subsidiary of Global Business Power Corp. (GBPC) under the Metrobank Group of Companies, inked […]

Leptos in Wvisayas breach 1,000 mark

Leptos in Wvisayas breach 1,000 mark By: Francis Allan L. Angelo CASES of leptospirosis infection in Western Visayas since January 2011 have breached the 1,000 mark, according to the Department of Health (DOH). Latest data from the DOH show that a total of 1,340 leptospirosis cases were recorded in the region from January 2011 to present. […]

Budol-budol gang busted

Budol-budol gang busted By: Francis Allan L. Angelo THE Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) busted a suspected budol-budol gang or swindlers after victimizing the mother of a top executive of Panay Energy Development Corp. (PEDC). S/Supt. Marietto Valerio, ICPO director, said they arrested the five suspects while tying to escape via the Naluoyan Port in Dumangas, […]