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By: F. Allan L. Angelo

METRO Iloilo Water District (MIWD) will try to secure a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals (CA) against the Writ of Preliminary Attachment issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 39 on the properties and funds of the water district.

Lawyer Cyril Regalado, corporate secretary of MIWD board of directors, said they will also seek a clarificatory order from the RTC as regards the writ to avoid confusion among the water district’s depository banks.

Regalado said they also asked the CA to review the writ as they believe that properties of a public utility like MIWD could not be held or frozen to the detriment of consumers.

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PDEA agent positive for drug use, faces axe

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-6) agent tested positive for drug use following a random test.

PDEA-6 Regional Director Paul Ledesma declined to name the agent but claimed the latter has been working for the agency for almost 5 years.

Ledesma said he ordered the surprise mandatory drug test to more or less 80 PDEA agents in from their regional office early this week.

“Unfortunately, one tested positive during the initial screening,” Ledesma said.

Ledesma said the result became prima facie evidence for a pre-charge investigation against the unnamed agent.

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Vice-Gov Tupas: I’m vindicated

By: Louine Hope Conserva

ILOILO Vice-Gov. Raul Tupas said he felt vindicated by controversies surrounding the release of the Emergency Shelter Assistance in the fifth district.

This, a national TV personality exposed alleged irregularities in the release of ESA in Estancia, Iloilo.

“I saw the program and I feel vindicated with what Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman said that the assistance should be given to the beneficiaries and should not be marred by politics,” he said.

Vice-Gov. Tupas is referring to his brother, 5th district Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. who was seen in Ted Failon’s report August 22 participating in the release of ESA.

The vice governor had claimed that congressman barred him from witnessing the distribution of the shelter aid in Concepcion town.

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False charity-2

August 29, 2015 03:36 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

LET US continue from last Saturday the discussion on the article of Fr. John A. Perricone entitled “Caricature of Charity”. This article poses certain critical views relating to the now popular presentation of the social teaching, “preferential option for the poor”. Read more...

Destroyer of justice

August 29, 2015 03:26 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

FILIPINOS thought the nightmare of the gang holding the Supreme Court hostage is over with the impeachment of its leader Renato Corona.

How wrong they are. The head of the gang is gone but the ignoble Arroyo Court is very much alive and continues to wreck havoc on the judiciary.  Read more...

Pharisaism in the world today

August 29, 2015 03:22 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA


Gospel Reading: Mark 7,1-8.14-15.21-23

THE Jewish tradition requires the observance of particular laws concerning ritual purification. We have one example of this in our Gospel reading this Sunday – that of eating meals with clean or purified hands done through a very precise process of ablution (cf. v.3). Read more...

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