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PDEA agents accused of berating journalist

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos


A FEMALE reporter of IBC TV 13 decried the alleged harassment she suffered from agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-6) regional office.

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Carles, Estancia clash over entry to lagoon

By: Louine Hope Conserva


THE LOCAL government units of Carles and Estancia in northern Iloilo are fighting over entry rights to the famed Tangke Lagoon in Gigantes Island.

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City Hall public bidding hangs sans BAC chair

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos


PUBLIC BIDDINGS at the Iloilo City Hall remain suspended until the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) designates a chairman.

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Defensor, Garin bets ‘battle’ for top PCL post

By: Louine Hope Conserva

ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. maintained his support for Paul Parian who is seeking re-election as president of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL)-Iloilo chapter.

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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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Who is our neighbor?

July 28, 2016 02:29 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

DEFINITELY, not the one who happens to live close to us.That's a very shallow definition of neighbor, unable to capture the richness that our Christian faith teaches us. Read more...

Tourism thrust

July 28, 2016 02:16 AM

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

IT WAS just a word among the so many that President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned in his SONA but the word Read more...

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