DRR PARTNERSHIP. Office of Civil Defense Administrator and National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) Executive Director Undersecretary Benito Ramos (2nd from left) leads the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement on a partnership on disaster risk reduction dubbed “Pagpakigbuylog sa Pagpangaman” to mark the launching of the project in the province of […]


  DOUBLE TIME. Workers rush the completion of the Iloilo Esplanade project funded by the national government “through the efforts of” Sen. Franklin Drilon. The senator arrived in Iloilo City Friday to oversee the preparations for the 1st Philippine International River Summit on May 30-June 1. (Tara Yap)    

Divine retribution

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

THE LATE Sister Conception Basa of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary said her niece, Cristina Corona should stop what she is doing with her relatives for she will be calling “God’s punitive justice upon herself.”

Facing a Moral Dilemma

By: Lucell Larawan

TORN BETWEEN what is legal and moral, which would a person forgo? Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, in her appearance at the impeachment of CJ Corona, made a tough choice. She used her power as an ombudsman to get the statement of alleged dollar deposits of the chief justice on trial.

Is Manny turning into Floyd?

By: Efren N. Padilla

ONE OF my daughter’s friends at Caltech just texted her about Manny’s alleged opposition to gay marriage comment in a recent interview with the National Conservative Examiner.  I think her friend was more surprised than dumfounded by the news.

BIR collection in Capiz reaches P227M

ROXAS City – The government has earned P227.16 million in taxes in Capiz in four months’ time.

Records from the Revenue District Office 72 disclosed that from January to April this year collection is higher by more than P47.54 million or 26.47 percent bigger than the same period last year, which was P179.61 million.

For April this year alone, the revenue collection was noted at more than P70.50 million, which is higher by more than P2.76 million or 4.08 percent than its target for the month.

The collection for the April 2012 was likewise higher by P13.08 million or 22.79 percent than 2011.

Bidding for Power Barges 101-104 fails

SECTOR Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) Corporation on Wednesday, 16 May 2012, declared the bidding for Power Barge Nos. 101-104 a failure after only one of the seven qualified bidders submitted an offer for the assets.

Only ACTA Power, a joint venture between the power companies of Ayala Corporation’s AC Energy Holdings and PHINMA’s Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corporation, submitted the required bidding documents prior to the expiration of the bid submission deadline at 12 noon.

PSALM, in accordance with its bidding procedures, declares a failure of bidding when less than two bidders participate in the exercise.