BUANG IS DEAD: Prevendido gunned down in Iloilo City after more than a year in hiding

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos and Francis Allan L. Angelo ALL THIS TIME, Richard “Buang” Prevendido, Western Visayas’ most wanted man and suspected drug lord who was gunned down in a police operation in Jaro, Iloilo City, was hiding right under the authorities’ noses. Prevendido and his son identified only as Dopoy met their […]

‘JUST WAIT. I’LL BE THERE’: Espenido ‘delays’ Iloilo City transfer

Days after he was named as officer-in-charge of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), controversial policeman Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido has yet to show up in his new assignment. And it’s for a reason, Espenido said over Aksyon Radyo Iloilo on Sept 1, 2017. While he already received his order to transfer to Western Visayas, […]

Mejorada faces graft raps over ‘overpriced’ laptop

FORMER Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel “Boy” Mejorada labeled as persecution the graft charge filed against him before the Sandiganbayan relative to the controversial purchase of a laptop in 2008. The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge Mejorada and four former members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of one count of […]

LIFE IS WHAT HE MADE IT: Ilonggo Broadway whiz shares success story

By Maricyn A. De los Santos Photos by Ricky D. Alejo MULTI-awarded Broadway producer Jhett Tolentino inspired Ilonggos to dream big, and work hard to realize their dreams in his 36-minute biographical film, “Life is What You Make It”. Tolentino recently held several screenings of the film, which he shot in nine countries from November […]

JOVIE IS CITY’S NEXT TOP COP: But PNP chief wants him to stay in Ozamiz, says Mabilog doing his part in drug war

By: Jennifer P. Rendon and F. Allan L. Angelo CHIEF Inspector Jovie Espenido will head the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) soon despite his deficiency in rank. In a press conference in Metro Manila on Aug 30, 2017, PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa said he already assigned Espenido as officer-in-charge of ICPO even if he […]