Why the tacit approval of Duterte’s drug war

“HOPING against hope.” This could aptly explain why some Filipinos are relatively reticent and passive on the bloody war waged by the Duterte administration against illegal drugs. For Prof. Pepito “Sonny” Fernandez, who teaches political science at UP-Visayas in Miagao, Iloilo, said this “quiet stance” on the war on drugs can be attributed to two […]

‘SMELLY PROBLEM’ – Lack of land, information hounds septage program

SEPTAGE management program in Iloilo City is confronted with two basic problems – the lack of accurate and updated data on household septic tanks and lack of land for communal septic tanks. In an interview with Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo, Engr. Noel Hechanova of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office said a Technical Working Group (TWG) […]

Days of Boracay polluters are numbered – DENR

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-6) aims to finish by end of 2017 the crackdown on business establishments which pollute Boracay Island in Malay, Aklan. DENR-6 Director Jim Sampulna said they already investigated 30 percent of establishments which do not connect to the island’s sewerage treatment facilities. The sewerage treatment plants are operated […]

MAKE OR BREAK – Guv: Transfer to PDP-Laban could affect pact with congressmen

WHILE everything remains uncertain, Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said his transfer to the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) might break the “gentleman’s agreement” between him and the four Ilonggo congressmen on the 2019 elections. Defensor, who is currently with the Liberal Party, has a standing agreement with Reps. Arcadio Gorriceta (2nd district), […]