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Lawsuit vs GIFT still an option

By: Weneslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE provincial government of Guimaras can still go to court if negotiations with the Iloilo City government on the Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT) project fail.

Guimaras provincial Board Member Josephine de la Cruz said filing a court case against the GIFT remains an option.

De la Cruz said the negotiations with the city government are just the first step.

The most contentious points in the talks were the exemption of Guimaras residents from the P11 terminal fee and continued operation of the Ortiz Wharf in Iloilo City.

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Signature campaign vs GIFT stopped

By: Lara Jeunesse I. Villaruel

THE provincial board of Guimaras stopped the signature campaign against the Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal .

Guimaras Governor Samuel Gumarin confirmed that the resolution sanctioning the signature campaign proposed by Board Member David Gano did not pass because of the negotiations being conducted between the provincial government, the Iloilo City government and Double Dragon Properties Inc.

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LTFRB-6 fines taxi operator for overcharging

THE Land Transportation Franchising and Regulation Board (LTFRB-6) ordered a taxi operator to pay P5,000 for overcharging .

Atty. Jose Mari Lamparero, LTFRB-6 legal counsel, said the decision is based in the case filed by TDG reporter Angelica Tapalla against the Light of Glory Taxi operated by Atty. Joseph Vincent Go.

The LTFRB resolution said the taxi operator violated the provisional order on the recent taxi fare rollback in relation to Joint Administrative Order 2014-01 (Overcharging of fare).

The decision was released on Thursday and was received by the respondent and complainant on Friday.

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Seven hospitalized for 'food poisoning'

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

SEVEN members of a family were taken to a hospital Thursday for food poisoning after consuming a local viand in Iloilo City, police said.

The victims were identified as spouses Haider and Asley Campong; Lengke Macasawang and their two daughters Norjenisa and Norhana Macasawang; Sophia Bagul; and Salim Datumanu.

The victims hail from Bal-oi town, Iligan province but are temporarily residing at Zone 2, Barangay San Juan, Molo district.

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By: Venus G. Villanueva

KALIBO, Aklan – Physically and mentally fit Aklanons who wish to work with the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) can now have their chance to do so by taking the Penology Officer Examination on August 12, 2012 in Iloilo City.

According to Ma. Cynthia P. Aranas, Director II of Civil Service Commission (CSC) Field Office-Aklan, the examination is open for incumbent personnel of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, personnel of Provincial and Sub-Provincial Jails and other interested applicants.

Aranas said successful examinees will be conferred the Penology Officer Eligibility, considered appropriate to second level ranks in the jail management and penology and functionally related services only, except for ranks under the Philippine National Police (PNP).

To pass the test, the examinee should get a grade of at least 80, according to Aranas.

Aranas said interested applicants can now file their applications at the CSC Regional or Field Officers.

Incumbent employees of the BJMP, on the other hand, may file their applications at the BJMP Regional Office.

“Application forms are available at the CSCROs/FOs and can also be downloaded at www.csc.gov.ph.

To qualify, applicants must be a Filipino citizen; must be of good moral character; must be mentally and physically fit; must not have been convicted by final judgment of an offense or crime involving moral turpitude, or disgraceful or immoral conduct, dishonesty, examination irregularity, drunkenness or addiction to drugs and must not have been dishonorably discharged from the service.

A waiver for height requirement will be granted to applicants belonging to cultural communities, subject to submission of certification of membership to a cultural community issued by the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), the CSC emphasized.

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Battle of archetypes or same-type

May 30, 2015 04:42 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

 

THE political cauldron is boiling up as the deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacy on October nears.

With the presidency at stake in the coming election, how the fight for the post shapes up is the most watched political development at present.  Read more...

Letter to a bishop

May 30, 2015 03:40 AM

THIS letter written by Michael Lofton, a columnist in Church Militant was forwarded to me. It is most of all timely. Ireland, the bulwark of the Church has approved same-sex marriage and a gay Filipino lawyer filed a case in the Supreme Court to open gay marriage in the Philippine by declaring the Family Code as unconstitutional. The Code defines marriage as union of man and woman as it should be in accordance with natural and divine law. Read more...

What it means to be baptized in the name of the Most Holy Trinity

May 30, 2015 03:34 AM

SOLEMNITY OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

Gospel Reading: Matthew 28,16-20

 

THIS  Sunday we celebrate the liturgical solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity and the Gospel passage proposes a text where the three divine Persons are explicitly mentioned: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (v.19). Read more...

The Big Irish Mistake: What the Philippines Should Never Emulate

May 30, 2015 03:28 AM

By: Robert Z. Cortes

NOT everything historical is cause for jubilation. One just so happened in Ireland – and the Philippines would do well not to ape it.

Some 62% of voters in Ireland brought human history across a Rubicon of sorts when they voted Yes to add the following clause to the Irish Constitution: "marriage may be contracted in law by two persons Read more...

Pinoy is one of 12 newly-ordained New York priests

May 30, 2015 02:25 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"Find a priest who understands English and doesn't look like Rasputin." -- Aristotle Onassis

NEW YORK CITY -- We recently had the privilege to attend the Mass officiated by a Filipino priest, Fr. Adolfo Novio, at St. Patrick's Cathedral here.
Novio was among the 12 newly-ordained priests in New York and members of the Filipino community were very much excited to welcome him in the Big Apple.
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