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PNoy admin a failure – expert

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

AN ILONGGO political analyst described the administration of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III as a failure.

In an interview with The Daily Guardian on Air last Saturday, Prof. Ramon Casiple said President Aquino enjoyed high approval rating “due to the high expectations” of the people that he can do a lot in his administration.

Casiple is a native of Lambunao, Iloilo and executive director of the Institute for Political and Electoral Reform.

“But the recent events like the Mamasapano (massacre of elite PNP commandoes), poverty, corruption which was his campaign promise, and the Bangsamoro Basic Law affected his administration,” said Casiple, a product of the Philippine Science High School.

Casiple said while the PNoy administration may have accomplished some reforms, “but these don’t have fundamental impact.”

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‘Politics behind Malabor murder’

By: Dolly Yasa

BACOLOD City – Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. insists that politics is the motive for the assassination of Provincial Board Member Renato Malabor on Sunday.

"I see no other reason why he was killed,” Marañon said.

He also dismissed other angles such as land dispute and a third party as motives for the killing.

The governor said Malabor received death threats and that he is the target of hired assassins.


Malabor and his bodyguard Leody Jomilla were gunned down by a lone suspect while leaving a cockpit in Guintubhan village, Isabela town past 1 a.m. Sunday.

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Ex-general manager returns to MIWD

By: Lara Jeunesse I. Villaruel

A FORMER manager of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) will return to the water utility’s helm effective July 1.

Engr. Edgar Calasara, OIC-MIWD general manager, said the MIWD board of directors has approved the appointment of Moises Molen Jr. as general manager.


Molen will take over his former successor, Engr. Le Jayme Jalbuena, who was ordered dismissed by the previous set of MIWD directors then headed by Dr. Danilo Encarnacion.

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June 30, 2015 03:48 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

IT IS HEART-warming to know that planters are enlightened with the new sugarcane industry in this series. Read more...

Oeuvre in a Flux

June 30, 2015 03:44 AM

By: Lucell Larawan

SINCE I came to Bohol from Iloilo City, this is the first time I will join an art exhibit to be held on July 4-17 at Island City Mall, Tagbilaran City. Let me share the exhibit notes I made for this show: Read more...

The Bongbong Marcos I know

June 30, 2015 03:40 AM

By: Jess G. Dureza

WHEN I saw him last week in his Roxas Boulevard office in Metro Manila, Sen. Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. was looking well. But I soon found out why he sent "Zandro", his 21-year old son, Read more...

Jailing one's foes, sparing one's friends

June 30, 2015 03:38 AM

By: Fr. Ranhilio Callangan Aquino

NOT too long ago, DOJ Secretary Leila de Lima was quoted as surmising that there was not enough time to prosecute all who may have dipped their greasy hands into the PDAF and DAP cookie jars.

Call to temperance, restraint, moderation

June 30, 2015 03:34 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

“ENTER through the narrow gate, for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction. And those who enter through it are many. How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads Read more...

May 2015 NLE performance review

June 30, 2015 03:18 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

NINE thousand seven hundred seven (9,707) out of 17,891 examinees nationwide, or 54.26%, passed in the Nurse Licensure Examination (NLE) given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Nursing in the 16 testing centers in May 2015. Read more...

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