Re-burial of 10-year-old remains deferred

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The re-interment of the remains of a 74-year-old woman, who was buried ten years ago but remains intact, has been postponed. According to Suzette Dorado, they temporarily deferred the re-interment of her mother Griselda because many people visited the remains at the De Jesus Memorial Home on Roxas […]

Man shot dead by brother-in-law

By: Gail T. Momblan A 42-YEAR-OLD man was killed in a shooting incident at Barangay Balabago, Alimodian, Iloilo, evening of October 13, 2018. Edgar Francisco, a construction firm checker, was shot by his brother-in-law Nilo Amora, 62. Old grudges prompted Amora to shot Francisco, Inspector Danilo Noca, Alimodian police chief said. Reports stated that a conflict […]

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 […]

‘Stop using refillable butane canisters’

THE Department of Energy (DOE) has called on the public, particularly here in Western Visayas, to stop using refillable butane canisters. Rodela Romero, Assistant Director of DOE’s Oil Industry Management Bureau, made the call during the “Power 101” seminar in Iloilo City on Wednesday. In a follow-up interview, Romero said refillable butane canisters are commonly […]

17 spider derby ‘bettors’ nabbed

By: Gail T. Momblan SEVENTEEN men are currently detained at the police station of Leganes, Iloilo after being caught betting on a spider derby (pa-upas damang). After receiving reports and monitoring the gamblers for months, the Leganes municipal police arrested the suspects in an anti-gambling operation at Barangay Lapayon, Leganes afternoon of October 11, 2018. Senior […]