City Council OKs dumping of Leganes waste in Calajunan

THE Iloilo City Council has allowed the dumping of residual wastes from the town of Leganes, Iloilo at the city’s sanitary landfill in Calajunan, Mandurriao. During their regular session on Sept 25, 2018, the council approved the proposed resolution authorizing Mayor Joe Espinosa III to sign a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the municipality of […]

LGUs told to widen dog vaccination coverage

By: Gail T. Momblan THE Provincial Veterinarian’s Office (PVO) advised local government units (LGUs) with low number of animal vaccination to widen their coverage before 2018 ends. A total of 17,067 vials of anti-rabies vaccines were distributed to municipalities this year, said Dr. Darel Tabuada of the PVO. “One of the issues namon is ang aton nga vaccines ma-expire siya December 2018 so […]

DBM PAPERS SHOW: Guv picked DAP-funded programs, beneficiaries

THE Iloilo provincial government under Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. had a hand in determining the programs and beneficiaries of funds from the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) implemented by former President Beningo Aquino III. This is what The Daily Guardian found out in the list of DAP supported projects endorsed by lawmakers and local government […]

Eight rabies deaths in Western Visayas

By: Gail T. Momblan AT LEAST eight deaths due to rabies infection were recorded in Western Visayas from January to August this year, says the Department of Health in Region 6. Regional Rabies Program Coordinator Amaliz Mardoquio said rabies-related deaths continue to increase. “Ang aton subong nga rabies death, gataas naman. Halin sang January to August 2018, we have […]

SPENDING, EATING SPREE AT CAPITOL – DAP funds spending: *P22.265M in dole outs during 2013 campaign period *P207,500 for catering services in just one day

THE bulk of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) funds allocated to the Iloilo provincial government from 2011 to 2013 was spent on dole outs and catering services. According to the http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/featured/dap/, the DAP initiated by the administration of former President Benigno Aquino III was envisioned as “a reform intervention to speed-up public spending and to […]

Treñas names Baronda as ‘congresswoman’

REPRESENTATIVE Jerry P. Treñas has named former City Councilor Julienne “Jam-Jam” Baronda as Iloilo City’s “first congresswoman-to-be.” Treñas made the statement during the oath taking of the Blue Angels Association in Brgy. Cubay Jaro on Sept 22, 2018. “Ang aton nga napilian magpadalagan congressman, the first congresswoman-to-be of Iloilo City, Jam-Jam Baronda,” Treñas said in […]

Firm starts supplying water in Jaro district

SOUTH Balibago Resources, Inc (SBRI) has started distributing water to several barangays and subdivisions in Jaro, Iloilo City. The P500-million Jaro Water Supply and Distribution Project produces 10,000 cubic meters daily and can supply 12,000 households and establishments. The project includes a 10,000-cubic meter per day water treatment plant sourcing water from the Jalaur River; […]