Capitol employee faces probe for solicitation

AN EMPLOYEE of the Iloilo Provincial Assessor’s Office is facing investigation for alleged malfeasance. Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. created a fact-finding committee on Jan 22, 2018 to investigate claims that Rodel Parreño allegedly solicited and accepted money in exchange processing the transfer of a land title to complainant Antonia Novilla. In a complaint-affidavit, Novilla alleged […]

Senate will vote on Cha-cha separately – Villar

SEN. Cynthia Villar stressed that senators will vote separately in amending the Philippine Constitution. “When we do the Constitutional Assembly (Con-Ass) we vote separately,” Villar said in an interview on Jan 21, 2018. Villar said Congress operates in a bicameral system since the House of Representatives and the Senate observe separate processes. The House of […]

LITTERBUGS BLACKLISTED: CENRO calls for waste-free #GoldenDinagyang fest

The Iloilo City Government is aiming for a garbage-free celebration of the Golden Dinagyang Festival on Jan 27-28, 2018. Jovan dela Peña, the sectoral leader of the anti-littering enforcement team of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), said his team is set to brief owners of Dinagyang kiosks located at the Central Business […]

Councilor wants to regulate use of plastic straws

Iloilo City Councilor Lady Julie Grace Baronda wants to regulate the use of plastic drinking straws and plastic/cellophane container of beverages. During the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s (SP) session on Jan. 23, 2018, Baronda said her proposal intends to promote alternative environment-friendly practices as done in other urban cities such as Makati. Citing various studies, she said […]