‘Absence will not hamper lifestyle check on Mabilog’

THE temporary absence of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog from office will not hamper the lifestyle check ordered by President Rodrigo Duterte, stressed lawyer Mark Piad, the mayor’s spokesperson. “This will not affect the lifestyle check in any way whatsoever. Kay ti, before pa magtravel abroad si Mayor Mabilog, it is clear that he […]

TRADERS EXPLOIT POOR FARMERS – DA chief: P8-P12 palay buying rate in Panay heartless, oppressive

AGRICULTURE Secretary Manny Piñol hit businessmen and rice traders in Panay and Guimaras islands for the “heartless and oppressive” buying price of palay or un-husked rice. Piñol stressed that farmers in Panay deserve better, including fair and just buying price for their palay produce. “The oppression of Ilonggo farmers must end now. I will not […]

‘Maring’ floods, halts city

INCESSANT rains and flooding brought by Tropical Depression “Maring” affected 12 barangays in Iloilo City, resulting in forced evacuation of almost 500 persons from flood-prone areas, cancellation of classes in all levels, early dismissal of City Hall and Capitol workers on Sept. 12, 2017. Acting City Mayor Joe Espinosa III ordered the cancellation of classes […]