MUCH ADO ABOUT A NAME: Councilors question naming of elementary school as ‘Uswag’

SEVERAL Iloilo City councilors questioned the naming of an elementary school after “Uswag” due to its alleged political connotation. City Councilor Lady Julie Grace Baronda, chair of Committee on Education, proposed a resolution endorsing House Bill No. 8045 also known as an “An Act establishing an elementary school in Brgy. San Isido, Jaro, Iloilo City, […]

Two nabbed for libel

POLICE arrested two persons for the crime of libel at Poblacion Mambusao, Capiz, afternoon of Sept 24, 2018. Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 20 Judge Judith Orendain-Tonogbanua of Mambusao, Capiz, issued the arrest warrant against retired soldier Adolfo Hernandez, 57, of Poblacion Mambusao town; and farmer Richard Gerafusco, 58, of Brgy. Agambulong Jamindan town. Each […]

AMID CRISIS IN MINDANAO: DA assures Region 6 is rice sufficient

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo EXCEPT for Negros Occidental, the top official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas assured that the region remains rice sufficient amid the crisis in Mindanao. DA-6 Regional Executive Director Remelyn R. Recoter said Iloilo’s Rice Sufficiency Level is 176%, followed by Antique with 173% and Capiz with 137%. Guimaras […]

City gov’t recognizes outstanding employees

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THIRTY-SIX Iloilo City government employees received praise for their outstanding performance and services rendered during the flag-raising ceremony at the City Hall on Sept 24, 2018. Mayor Jose Espinosa III led the awarding ceremony where the awardees received cash incentives, medals, and certificates. According to Espinosa, the awardees have undergone screening and […]