Drilon hits PAO for continued detention of 862 inmates

SENATE Minority Leader Franklin M. Drilon admonished the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) for sitting on petitions for the release of approximately 862 prisoners, who could have been released a year ago with the passage of Republic Act 10951 amending the Revised Penal Code, calling it “totally intolerable and inexcusable.” During Drilon’s interpellation on the budget […]

Solid waste mgt plans of 4 Iloilo towns approved

By: Gail T. Momblan FOUR more towns in Iloilo province have secured the approval of their respective 10-year solid waste management plans, according to the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) said. The municipalities of Bingawan, Dumangas, Leganes, and Oton to 24 towns with approved solid waste management plan, PENRO’s Senior Environmental Management Specialist Mitzi […]

Tanod shoots man

A BARANGAY tanod (village watchman) in Lambunao, Iloilo remains at-large after shooting another person evening of Dec. 10, 2018. Superintendent Rogelio Ortigas, Lambunao police chief, said alias Oloy Ligo of Barangay Agsirab fled after the incident. Police reports said the victim, 29-year-old Luigi Suarez, also of Agsirab village, and Ligo had a confrontation. At the […]

3 wanted persons nabbed

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Police arrested three persons facing rape and other criminal charges in separate operations on Dec 10, 2018. Police in Tapaz town first collared Norel Fundal, 29, at his residence in Brgy. Candelaria. Fundal is facing three counts of rape at the sala of Regional Trial Court Branch 20 Judge Judith Orendain-Tunogbanua […]

SLOW, INEFFICIENT: COA calls out Defensor for ‘clumsy’ handling of development fund

THE administration of Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. has dangled the fear of uncertainty and lack of projects amid the purported prospect of the non-approval of the P3.7-billion annual budget for 2019. Aside from the purported standstill in the operations of district and provincial hospitals, the Defensor administration claimed that projects funded by the 20 […]