More NP-Iloilo bets file COCs

By: Gail T. Momblan MORE Nacionalista Party (NP) candidates filed their certificate of candidacies (COCs) for the May 2019 polls with the Provincial Commission on Elections (Comelec) Office on the third day of filing on Oct 15, 2018. NP-Iloilo’s standard-bearer and gubernatorial candidate is fourth district Rep. Ferjenel Biron. Biron’s son, provincial board member Bryant Paul, […]

WHERE IS DAP?: No Comelec exemption for Capitol’s DAP funds, documents show

A FORMER capitol executive and freelance journalist said there is ample ground to criminally and administratively sue Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. for committing graft and for violating the Omnibus Election Code. Manuel “Boy” Mejorada said documents provided by Office of the Provincial Administrator Raul Banias and other departments that released Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) […]

‘POWER TUG-OF-WAR’: Biz club asks Congress to keep Ilonggo consumers in mind

THE Iloilo Business Club (IBC) appealed to Congress to put Ilonggo consumers on top of their minds in choosing the company that will distribute power in Iloilo City. Congress is currently deliberating on two franchise applications. One is the franchise renewal of Panay Electric Company (PECO), the existing distributor in the city. Its 25-year franchise […]

ECC suspension on compliant Boracay businesses lifted

THE Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) lifted the suspension on the environmental compliance certificates (ECCs) of compliant businesses weeks before the reopening of Boracay Island. In Memorandum Circular 2018-16 dated Oct 5, 2018, DENR Secretary Roy Cimatu authorized the Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)-6 to lift the suspension of ECCS of all complying hotels […]

A BRAND OF ITS OWN: Dinagyang Festival earns patent

THE Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) is now the sole owner of the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival brand after its patent registration with the Intellectual Property Rights Office of the Philippines. IDFI member Joy de Leon said the patent entitles the foundation to proprietary rights over Dinagyang-related elements like its logo and name. “Any use or […]

Ilonggos support proposed Plastic Straw Ordinance

By: Adrian S. Camposagrado ESTABLISHMENT owners, student councils, and organizations agree to the proposed prohibition of plastic drinking straws. John Michael Suelo, Central Philippine University Republic president said, “This policy is important. As much as we want to eliminate, or somehow reduce our solid waste, banning plastic straws is one way to help save the environment.” […]