MEASLES CASES SPIKE: 20 suspected cases daily since outbreak

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo  SINCE the declaration of the nationwide measles outbreak, including Western Visayas last week, the Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD)-6 recorded 359 suspected cases in the region, or almost 20 new measles cases recorded per day. “Out of the 359 suspected cases, ten are confirmed measles cases with 3 deaths from […]

Mayor willing to remove his political posters if…

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III assured that he would follow the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) rules on political posters. Espinosa emphasized he is willing to remove his own political poster, particularly the posters highlighting his campaign against illegal drugs with President Rodrigo Duterte. “Nakasulat na ang Comelec but we will follow-up pa kon bala […]

GIVE WAY, PLEASE: Sufficient 4Ps recipients may be excluded from program

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo SELF-SUFFICIENT Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) beneficiaries may soon be excluded from the program to give way for beneficiaries who need more financial support. Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD–6) regional director Evelyn Macapobre confirmed that the National Advisory Committee (NAC) is proposing a new policy for the replacement of 4Ps […]

‘Bookies’ mayor in police radar

THE Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) said it would intensify its anti-illegal gambling operations as the midterm elections near. Why gambling? “Because it’s one of the possible sources of funds of criminal syndicates. That’s why we are trying to address it,” said Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, Western Visayas police chief. Criminal syndicates could be used […]

SB member tells top cop politics was behind gun raid

SANGGUNIANG Bayan Member Francisco Calvo of Calinog, Iloilo, insisted that the police operation against him was politically motivated. Calvo, who is running for mayor of Calinog, did not mince words in telling Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, Western Visayas police chief, that his political opponents might have orchestrated his arrest for illegal gun possession. Calvo, together […]