Congressman assures funds for free tuition

THE House of Representatives is eyeing underutilized and unused budgets of some government agencies to fund the free education of students in state universities and colleges and vocational schools nationwide. In a press conference Aug. 11, 2017 at West Visayas State Universty Lapaz Campus, Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, House committee on appropriations chairperson, said […]

‘WHY CUT CITY’S MANGROVES?’ – Agri chief questions tree-cutting in Esplanade project

A CABINET secretary of President Rodrigo Duterte questioned the cutting of mangroves in portions of Iloilo River where the Iloilo Esplanade is being constructed. “I don’t want to meddle in the affairs of Iloilo City but I will question that because I don’t know how they are able to get permit from DENR (Department of […]

Negros strengthens WV’s political clout – governor

THE abolition of Negros Island Region (NIR) can be viewed from a “half empty, half full” perspective. And Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. would rather look at the bright side of NIR’s dissolution amid the political angle to President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision. Defensor said the reversion of Negros Occidental to Western Visayas will strengthen the […]