September 02, 2013 12:54 AM

By: Reymundo Salao

Months ago, policemen of Davao City successfully rescued a kidnap victim from her criminal captors. Right then and there, seemingly with the consent of his colleagues, one of the Davao policemen executed one of the kidnappers. The event, which was captured on video, was criticized by many people especially human rights activists, and condemned Davao authorities and alleged “death squads.”

A messy police business

September 02, 2013 12:52 AM

By: Peter G. Jimenea

SOMEWHERE in this city, a prisoner with a pending case escaped from jail and the police jail guard on-duty is in hot-water. He is already in the brink of insanity when he found an absurd way to get out of the mess he’s in.

A friend-judge helped him with a solution so simple. Pay the amount of the recommended bail bond for the temporary liberty of the escapee; post it to the court and presto, problem solved!

Persisting scam trauma

September 02, 2013 12:50 AM

By: Juan Mercado

“WHEN The Strong Weep” is the head we tacked on our column on Sen. Jose Diokno (1922-1987). See his track record in the context of Commission on Audit’s Grace Pulido Tan’s report Thursday to the Senate Blue Ribbon committee on the mass pork barrel fraud.

Let’s also be forceful

September 02, 2013 12:48 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE need to remind ourselves that there’s also such a thing as righteous anger, a certain outrage driven by love that knows how to defend the truth in charity, that knows how to distinguish between the error that has to be condemned and the person in error who has to be loved.

Baciwa’s secrets -14

September 02, 2013 12:46 AM

By: Modesto Sa-onoy

I THOUGHT it was to be a sidebar but the reported “invasion” of malignant spirits in Baciwa is more serious than imagined.  I was informed during the weekend that indeed malignant spirits which we call in Hiligaynon as ‘maligno” had taken hold of one employee and this person began to blurt out names.

Hundreds join Iloilo Business Park fun run

September 02, 2013 12:44 AM

Text by: Justine Christiamarie Sedigo Obando

OVER 800 runners joined in Megaworld’s first Fun Run event at the Iloilo Business Park September 1.

Iloilo Vice Governor Raul Tupas, Megaworld Director for Strategic Communications and Marketing Harold Geronimo and Iloilo Business Park Marketing head Jennifer Palmares-Fong led the runners who ran on three courses – 2k, 4k and 8k.

Aside from the winners in the three categories, prizes were also given to the best group runners, most colorful runners, best couple runners, sexiest runners, oldest and youngest runners.

Parking ban on Iznart Street

September 02, 2013 12:42 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE days of an ugly and congested Iznart Street, now officially known as Dr. Fermin Caram Sr. Avenue, in downtown Iloilo City will soon be over as on-road parking is already prohibited on the said road.

This, after the Sangguniang Panlungsod amended an old ordinance against on-road parking to include Iznart Street under its coverage.

Cop yields after killing lawyer

September 02, 2013 12:40 AM

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

A POLICEMAN voluntarily surrendered after killing a lawyer shortly before noon Saturday at Brgy. Pu-ao, Hamtic, Antique.

PO2 Jose Suarez of Tobias Fornier Police Station yielded to Supt. Jose Roy Torechilla, Antique Public Safety Company director, two hours after he gunned down Atty. John Mark Espera.

Treñas: Car pass system another second chance

September 02, 2013 12:38 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ILOILO City Councilor Jay Treñas said the car pass system on provincial public utility vehicles (PUV) must be given a second chance.

Treñas issued the statement in reaction to the brickbats of Councilor Plaridel Nava against colleagues who voted down the Comprehensive Perimeter Boundary Ordinance (CPBO) which seeks to restrict the entry of provincial jeepneys and buses in the city.

Fatalities from Cebu ferry tragedy up to 104

September 02, 2013 12:37 AM

THE number of fatalities from last month’s collision of a passenger ship and a cargo ferry went up to 104 as of Sunday afternoon, the Philippine Coast Guard said.

In a post on its Twitter account, the PCG said that as of 3 p.m., 104 bodies have been recovered while 733 have been rescued.

At least 33 are still missing and are the subject of search operations, it added.

FDA warns vs buying unregistered mosquito coils

September 02, 2013 12:36 AM

MANILA – Amid the threat of dengue being spread by mosquitoes during the rainy season, health authorities warned the public against unregistered mosquito coils in several markets.

The FDA warned these unregistered coils may not contain sufficient doses of the active ingredient that will repel mosquitoes, if they contain the ingredient at all.

Boracay businesses warned vs swindlers

September 02, 2013 12:35 AM

THE Department of Tourism (DOT)-Boracay alerted owners of all establishments, resorts and hotels in the island against a modus operandi by a certain individual soliciting money using the name of Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez.

DOT-Boracay OIC Tim Ticar said a resort manager called up his office to confirm if Jimenez‘s office is indeed asking for cash donation from businessmen in Boracay to help typhoon “Maring” victims in Metro Manila.