NO OTHER REMEDY? Guv mulls withdrawal from WVRAA games

By: Gail T. Momblan ILOILO Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. will not risk releasing funds to athletes and coaches who will join the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) sans authority from the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP). Defensor needs the SP’s nod to sign the memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Department of Education (DepEd) before the P20.379-million assistance for […]

Climate change stalls Iloilo’s rice yield target

By: Gail T. Momblan THE 1-million-metric ton (MT) rice yield target remains elusive for Iloilo’s agriculture sector due to the consequences of global climate change. Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) head Ildefonso Toledo said the 1-million metric ton (MT) rice yield target remains elusive because of uncontrollable weather conditions, among others. “From 2006-2007, this was already the time when […]

2018 was a peaceful year for Region 6 – PNP

THE year 2018 was a peaceful period for Western Visayas, according to the Police Regional Office (PRO-6). Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, Western Visayas police chief, reported the achievement to field commanders during the traditional New Year’s Call on Jan. 16, 2019 at the PRO-6 headquarters in Camp Martin Delgado, Iloilo City. “Undeniably, 2018 was a […]

MRWD announces water interruption

By: Felipe V. Celino  ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The Metro Roxas Water District (MRWD) said water supply will be intermittent this weekend. MRWD General Manager Gonzalo Glenn Delgado said the reason for the supply interruption on Jan 19-20, 2019 is the ongoing construction of the transmission line at Brgy. Adlawan, Roxas City The affected areas are […]

Councilor seeks probe on P45-M grandstand

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo City Councilor Joshua Alim continues to raise his eyebrows at the recently inaugurated Iloilo City Dinagyang Grandstand. Alim said he intend to take a closer look and check if the newly constructed Dinagyang Grandstand was worth P45 millio. “Ang sa original plan tahom, but subong ya daw waiting shed nga ginpadako. Lantawon ta basi ginpadalian para makaabot sa Dinagyang. Lantawon ta […]

‘STOP FUND TRANSFERS’ COA: Defensor admin lacks sports dev’t investment plan

By: Francis Allan L. Angelo and Gail T. Momblan ANOTHER day, more “scare tactics,” arm-twisting, and propaganda. After the contractual workers, job hires, and janitors, the administration of Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. is now using young athletes to force the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) to approve the 2019 budget. This time, the governor’s son, Board Member […]

Capitol commentators asked to report SP’s accomplishments

By: Gail T. Momblan ILOILO provincial Board Member Domingo Oso requested the Capitol’s information officers to discuss other programs and departments of the provincial government instead of focusing on the chief executive alone. Oso relayed the request to the four anchors or hosts of the “Balita Halin sa Kapitolyo,” a weekly block time program aired over […]

Tribe dances will mirror Ilonggo culture, practices

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE performances of groups competing in the Dinagyang Ati Tribes Competition will mirror Ilonggo cultural practices and tradition. Annie Sartorio, judging committee chair of the festival, said the performing tribes will have the freedom to choose and base their choreography from the 14 Ilonggo cultural practices suggested by the committee. According to Sartorio, […]