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Six NPA attacks, seven deaths in a month

By: Dolly Yasa


BACOLOD City – The New People’s Army (NPA) in Negros Occidental continues to score “victories” against state forces on a weekly basis.

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Who’s behind 5th district goons?

By: Louine Hope Conserva


ILOILO VICE Governor and congressman-elect Raul “Boboy” Tupas said he does not discount the possibility that big personalities are behind the operations

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Poll official glued ‘missing  COC’ to other documents

By: Louine Hope Conserva


THE ACTING election officer of Iloilo City deliberately glued the certificate of canvass (COC) for the May 9, 2016 elections in the city to other election

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Sustainable, inclusive construction in PH pushed

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos


THE PHILIPPINES Press Institute (PPI) joined calls for sustainable and inclusive construction in the country to ensure that economic development is felt by every Filipino,

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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

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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Playing with the truth

May 30, 2016 02:40 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE HAVE to be most careful in handling the truth. First, we have to know what truth is, where to find it, why it is the truth, how to present it, etc. Otherwise, we can suffer what St. Augustine once said: Read more...

Death penalty won’t stop criminals

May 30, 2016 02:29 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

WE JOIN retired Iloilo City police director Sr. Supt. Vic Neptuno in jubilation for the latest success of Representative Leni Robredo, our Bicolana kababayan. Read more...


May 30, 2016 02:23 AM

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

ONE OF THE earliest plans of presumptive president Rodrigo Duterte is the change of our system of government Read more...

The fourth estate

May 30, 2016 02:11 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

THERE is a resurgence of media vigilance during the last few weeks that is very encouraging. At least two transactions Read more...

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