Mayor seeks dialogue with Duterte on power issue

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III will seek a dialogue with President Rodrigo Duterte in the light of the ongoing tug-of-war over power distribution services between the two private firms. Espinosa said he would be communicating with former Special Assistant to the President Secretary Christopher “Bong” Go in the hopes of meeting the President. “I […]

No overlapping of duties with SK, youth office head says

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Local Youth and Development Office chairman Jason Gregorio debunked claims that his office overlaps with the duties the head of the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation. According to Gregorio, he communicates with SK Federation president and City Councilor Leila Luntao regarding the projects that they undertake. “Sa madumduman ko, wala man kami sang […]

PNP: No illegal drugs, no motorcycle murders

By: Gail T. Momblan THE linkage is clear: murders committed by motorcycle-riding suspects are related to illegal drug activities. Senior Superintendent Martin Defensor, Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) chief, believes that solving illegal drug problems in the city will put an end to riding-in-tandem crimes. “Indi man naton matapna ang riding-in-tandem kay may illegal drug activities […]

NIA grants notice to proceed to JRMP II

By: Gail T. Momblan A NOTICE to proceed was already issued to the P11.2-billion Jalaur River Multipurpose Project II (JRMP II), the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said. General Ricardo Visaya, administrator of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA), said the notice was granted on Nov 29, 2018. “That is already the signal for Daewoo (Daewoo Engineering and […]

‘KURYENTE’: CIty Hall officials deny rejecting power firm

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo TWO ranking Iloilo City Hall officials denied reports in a national broadsheet that the Sangguniang Panlungsod has rejected the entry of a new power distributor in the city. The officials made the clarification in relation to an article published in the Manila Standard entitled “Iloilo’s local government officials reject MORE” on December […]

CRIME RINGS: Police keeping eye on five crime syndicates in WV

POLICE are keeping tight watch on at least five criminal syndicates in Western Visayas. But Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao, Western Visayas police chief, did not reveal where these groups are operating. “That’s for the whole of Region 6. Their number could increase as election nears,” he added. Bulalacao said the five criminal syndicates are different […]