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, […]

Dinagyang organizer warns public against ticket scalpers

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) warned the public against buying overpriced tickets from scalpers and illegal resellers. Joy de Leon, deputy assistant to IDFI President Ramon Cua Loczsin, said the public should only buy tickets from authorized sellers. “Buy only from authorized sellers. They are stage and ticket committee members nga gina-allow sang Dinagyang […]

Malacañang probes plaints vs Capiz guv

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Malacañang has acted on two administrative complaints filed against Capiz Gov. Antonio del Rosario for alleged graft and gambling inside a casino. Complainant Essex Quintia of Poblacion Ilaya Dao, Capiz said he filed the cases against del Rosario for allegedly violating Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and Memorandum […]

Lack of janitors due to bidding failure

By: Gail T. Momblan ILOILO Governor Arthur Defensor Sr. earlier blamed the delayed approval of the 2019 budget for the lack of janitorial services at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. Without the janitors, Defensor said Capitol employees and officials, especially opposition board members who “stalled the budget,” should take the cudgels of cleaning their offices, particularly the comfort […]

‘BITOKON’: More than half of school kids in Iloilo have worm infection

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MORE than 50 percent of schoolchildren in Iloilo province have parasitic worm infection, according to the Department of Health–Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) in Western Visayas. John Den Billones, Medical Technologist and Program Coordinator of DOH-CHD 6, said Iloilo Province has the highest number of prevalence rate in Helminth or parasitic worm […]

Bacolod cops under surveillance even before Duterte flare-up

EXCEPT for Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) officials who were publicly “fired” for their alleged links to illegal drugs have been under surveillance even before President Rodrigo Duterte sacked them evening of Jan. 12, 2019. Ebreo is the erstwhile Bacolod City police director who got sacked on the spot that fateful […]

NARCO LINK OR POLITICS? *Bacolod mayor wanted top cop out since 2018 *PNP chief says Ebreo was not on narco lists

By: Dolly Yasa and Francis Allan L. Angelo BACOLOD City Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed on Jan 14, 2019 that he had been asking for the relief of Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, former Bacolod City Police Office officer-in-charge, since 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte sacked Ebreo and four other officials during the birthday party of a prominent businessman […]

Iloilo police identify 13 ‘poll hotspots’

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) identified 13 towns considered as “election watchlist of areas of concern” (EWAs) or popularly called “election hotspots.” Supt. Bonifacio Ancajas, IPPO deputy provincial director for operations, said the 13 EWAs are the municipalities of Maasin, New Lucena, Lambunao, San Enrique, Dingle, Anilao, Bingawan, Ajuy, Sara, Lemery, San […]