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MIWD asks for more water from supplier

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

THE Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) is in talks with one of its bulk water suppliers to augment water supply to consumers.

In a press statement, the MIWD said it is negotiating with the Villar-led Prime Water Ventures Corp. to supply an additional 8,000 cubic meters (cu. m.) of water daily to fill in the supply shortage.

The negotiation began after the MIWD Board of Directors passed Resolution No. 104-2015 directing the MIWD officer-in-charge to implement the recommendation of its Bulk Water Supply Management Committee (BWSMC).

Prime Water and MIWD have an existing bulk water supply contract which requires the Villar-owned firm to supply 10,000 cu. m. daily at P9.45 per cu. m.

The resolution was approved during the MIWD board’s emergency meeting on April 22, 2015.

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Drugs behind botched relief of Capiz top cop?

By: Jomarie A. Billones

ROXAS City, Capiz — The relief of the officer-in-charge of the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) was stalled following orders from the Police Regional Office (PRO-6).

In a radio interview, Senior Supt. Samuel Nacion confirmed that he received his relief order from Chief Supt. Josephus Angan, PRO-6 director, on April 22.

The following day, however, Nacion received another instruction from the PRO-6 holding in abeyance his transfer from the CPPO to the Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office.

Nacion said he could not ascertain the cause for his transfer from Capiz but he believes it could be due to his relentless campaign against illegalities, particularly illegal drugs, in the province.

Since his assumption as CPPO interim chief last March 1, Nacion said they conducted several drug bust operations why resulted in the arrest of some big-time suspected drug pushers allegedly protected by some influential persons here.

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Murder raps up vs. ‘kap killers’

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

POLICE in Lambunao, Iloilo filed a case for murder against two suspects in the shooting to death of a village chief Thursday morning.

Chief Inspector Elmer Armada, the town police chief, said three witnesses tagged Crisanto Caro, 25, of Barangay Poblacion Rizal Ilaya, Calinog and his cousin-in-law Joey Miranda, 28, to the death of Punong Barangay Raul Ganadillo, 51, of Pandan village.

But Armada declined to go into the details of the case and the identities of the witnesses for security reasons.

Senior Superintendent Cornelio Salinas, Iloilo police chief, said they are looking at three angles behind the killing: politics, a case Ganadillo filed against a barangay kagawad; and the growing quarry operations in the village.

“There was a person who earlier talked to Ganadillo to go slow on his criticisms against the quarry operations,” he added.

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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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Chinese bullies

April 25, 2015 02:30 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

 

UNTIL THE communists took over power in China, the Chinese had never been known to bully other people, much less the smaller nations. This is the reason that for centuries the Philippines and China had been friends. Read more...

National mood

April 25, 2015 02:34 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

 

ELECTION fever is beginning to heat up as the clock ticks towards 2016. What is the current national mood in relation to next year’s presidential election?  Read more...

Witnessing to Jesus’ resurrection by behaving like good shepherds

April 25, 2015 02:40 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez

4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Gospel Reading: John 10,11-18

We have been reflecting on the resurrection of Jesus these past three weeks. This Sunday seems to take a completely different turn as the Gospel reading proposes a passage that apparently has nothing to do with the Read more...

Only Michael Buffer is like Caesar’s wife on fight night

April 25, 2015 02:46 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

 

“Yesterday I was lying. Today, I’m telling the truth.” – Bob Arum

NOW that the names of ring officials in the Fight of the Century in Las Vegas on May 2 have been revealed, the Doubting Thomases among Filipino fight fans are getting restless and paranoid. Read more...

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