DSWD tells LGUs to delist ‘ineligible’ senior citizens

THE Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) appealed to local government units (LGUs) to immediately delist senior citizens who are not eligible for the Social Pension program. DSWD-6 regional director Rebecca Geamala said they have received reports that non-qualified senior citizens in some towns availed of the program which gives P500 monthly pension to […]

Councilor hopes Joe III, Jerry will settle ‘rift’ soon

ILOILO CITY Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo looks forward to a peaceful end to the “rift” between Mayor Jose Espinosa III and lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas. Peñaredondo, the majority floor leader of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, said he welcomes the initial talk between the two political giants, weeks after Treñas announced his intent to run for mayor […]

Town council wants to stop ‘substandard’ housing project

THE Sangguniang Bayan of Concepcion, Iloilo wants to stop the construction of the alleged substandard P290-million housing project being implemented by the National Housing Authority (NHA) for Yolanda survivors. SB member Mark Villaruz said the concerned committees will meet on March 21, 2018 to draft a resolution requesting Mayor Millard Villanueva to issue a stoppage […]