Girl, 5, killed in fire

A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl was killed after a fire razed their house in Lambunao, Iloilo, morning of Nov. 12, 2018. Reza Alogon, who was suffering from poliomyelitis or polio (infantile paralysis), failed to get out of their burning house. Initial reports indicated that the victim’s grandmother, Enriqueta Alagon, was cooking a meal at their makeshift kitchen […]

Another drug personality killed in ‘riding-in-tandem’ shooting

BEFORE a single case of recent riding-in-tandem killing could be solved, another similar incident happened in Iloilo City late afternoon of Nov. 7, 2018 in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Just like the previous victims, the latest fatality was allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade. Marvin Vasquez, 34, of Zone 3, Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao, was sitting […]

Ilongos ‘emerged better’ five years after Yolanda

By: Gail T. Momblan ILONGGOS are more resilient after Super Typhoon Yolanda struck in 2013. “Five years ago, we were devastated but Ilonggos are very resilient,” Iloilo Provincial Administrator Raul Banias said. Banias said Iloilo has “recovered quite well” from infrastructure and livelihood damages left by the typhoon. But post-Yolanda restoration and rehabilitation continues. The Department […]