‘PURE TSISMIS’: ID sale report is ‘fake news’, officials say

OFFICIALS of Boracay Island tagged as fake news the reports that some barangays officials sold identification cards (IDs) to non-residents. The residency IDs will be required of anyone who wants to enter the island resort during its closure starting April 26, 2018, to give way to rehabilitation efforts. Boracay Island, considered as one of the […]

88 barangays in Iloilo considered poll ‘hotspots’

EIGHTY-EIGHT barangays in Iloilo province were declared election watchlist areas (EWAs) or the so-called “election hotspots” less than a week after the start of the election period for the May 2018 barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls. Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) director Marlon Tayaba said Calinog town has the most number of hotspots with 26. […]

CLUELESS IN BORACAY: Woman goes ‘unhinged’ over fear of getting evicted

BORACAY ISLAND, Aklan – For Athelma Familara, a single mother to three young children, a rundown shanty in Boracay Island is home to their family. Right after the government’s decision to shut down Boracay, neighbors began to notice that Familara has grown restless. Further agitating her is the fact that some of her neighbors have […]