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Police officer in involved in Malabor assassination?

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon and Dolly Yasa

DOUBLE murder raps were filed against alleged assassins of Negros Occidental Provincial Board Member Renato Malabor and his bodyguard.

Police Director Benjamin Magalong, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) chief, said they charged 12 suspects but he declined to give names.

Magalong said seven suspects were positively identified while five are John Does.

Reports from Negros indicated that one of the suspects is a police officer whose identification card was recovered from the crime scene.

Malabor and his body guard, Leody Jomilla, were gunned down early morning of June 28 while walking out of a cockpit in Guintubhan village of Isabela, Negros Occidental.

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Mabilog stonewalls traffic lights probe

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.Jr.

ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has ordered executive department heads not to attend subsequent hearings of the Sangguniang Panlungsod on the traffic lights deal.

Mabilog issued the order July 28, a week after key department chiefs attended the first hearing July 21.

“This is the personal decision of the mayor. All inquiries or queries from the SP or any SP committee on the traffic lights will already be entertained through proper correspondence and communications and by way of documents,” said Jeffrey Celiz, Mabilog’s political adviser-cum-spokesman.

The latest order came to fore after Councilors Jason Gonzales and Plaridel Nava, who are leading the probe, complained that bid documents of traffic lights supplier Triune Electronics System were missing.

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‘Next APEC meetings more challenging’

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

INSPIRED by the successful holding of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Senior Officials Meeting July 23-24, the APEC local organizing committee (LOC) is already gearing up for three major meetings in Iloilo City in September and October 2015.

Junel Anne Divinagracia, APEC-LOC executive director, said the next three meetings will entail more funds and bigger manpower.

“This first APEC meeting in the city cost the city about P500,000 million and the national government around P1.3 million. But we will definitely spend more for the three APEC meetings in September and October and will be needing a large workforce for the preparations and do the actual chores when we already host these three activities,” Divnagracia observed.

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Who got purloined?

July 29, 2015 03:36 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE interesting aspect of the controversial printing of Grade 2 and Grade 8 materials that were already procured and delivered by the Department of Education to all its schools divisions nationwide is that there is a possibility that printing could be purloined. Read more...

Our universal communion despite differences

July 29, 2015 03:18 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

THIS is quite a challenge we have. As persons, we are meant to enter into communion among ourselves irrespective of our differences and conflicts, sometimes deep and sharp, and the ever growing and dizzying variety of classifications that we can find ourselves in. Read more...

SONA and the quandary

July 29, 2015 03:14 AM

By: Lucell Larawan

THE State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Benigno Aquino, his last one with a farewell, celebrates his philosophy of “daang matuwid” in more concrete terms. Read more...

Fil-Am nurse dribbles ball even after stint in navy


July 29, 2015 03:08 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don't let anyone limit your dreams." – Donovan Bailey

NEW YORK CITY – As a high school varsity player at the West Visayas State University (WVSU) in Iloilo City, Read more...

Food poisoning in schools

July 29, 2015 03:02 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

AROUND 2,000 food poisoning victims across the country from June 7 to July 10 this year are students of public elementary schools.

On July 24, 2015, at least 400 elementary school students of Real Elementary School in Calamba were rushed to different hospitals in the city after showing symptoms of food poisoning. Read more...

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