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Cops rile at violent rally

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

POLICE officers slammed militant groups who allegedly went violent during a rally October 4 in Jaro, Iloilo City.

Armed with rocks, rotten eggs, and human feces, more or less 800 protesters clashed with hundreds of anti-riot policemen along Rizal Street in Jaro, Iloilo City.

The protesters from Bukluran ng Progresibong Magsasaka ng Pilipinas (BPMP) and Alab Katipunan, among others, allegedly threw everything they got at policemen who tried to keep things in order.

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Opposition bloc in city still alive

By: F. Allan L. Angelo and Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE opposition party in Iloilo City is silently preparing for the 2016 elections.

Dr. Marigold Gonzalez, daughter of the late justice secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr., said they are forming their own ticket which they will reveal before the filing of certificates of candidacy starting October 12.

In an interview with GMA’s dySI-Super Radyo, Gonzalez confirmed that she will challenge reelectionist Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog of the Liberal Party.

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Mayor faces raps for quarry operations

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

MAYOR Alex Centena of Calinog, Iloilo is not moved by the graft charges filed against him by former municipal engineer Jose Edeso Enriquez.

Enriquez accused the mayor of violating Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) before the Office of the Ombudsman for alleged illegal quarry operations in Calinog.

Centena, who has yet to receive a copy of the complaint, denied Enriquez’s accusations.

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Going, gone

October  06, 2015 03:46 AM

SENATE President Franklin Drilon was correct to cite the contracting agriculture, forestry, and fishing sector of Western Visayas during the APEC High-Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and Blue Economy at the Iloilo Convention Center, October 5. Read more...

Kepco mystery

October  06, 2015 03:34 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE controversial contract that Central Negros Electric Cooperative entered into with the Kepco SPC Power Corporation energy provider is mysterious. Why did Ceneco contract Kepco to supply the cooperative with electric power that Ceneco did not use or did not need? Read more...

'If I walk with prostitutes, it doesn't mean that I am also a prostitute'

October  06, 2015 03:22  AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing." – Abraham Lincoln

NEW YORK CITY – Known for his flawless logic and lucidity of mind, the late Philippine senator Claro M. Recto, Jr. once argued that "if he was seen walking in the company of prostitutes, it didn't follow that he was also a prostitute." Read more...

Go, go, go Boboy Tupas

October  06, 2015 03:17  AM

By: Ranie Z. Jangayo

IT WAS during lunchtime when I visited the office of Iloilo Vice-Governor Raul “Boboy” Tupas last week. Inside, I noticed a group of people around a conference table talking with the humble vice-governor himself. Read more...

Statistics: Its importance and value in life

October  06, 2015 03:02 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

STATISTICS is a branch of science which deals with the collection, presentation, analysis and interpretation of quantitative data. It is a powerful tool in research that needs to be recognized and valued in the different aspects of life. Read more...

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