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Bizman, wife slain at Aklan jetty port

By: Jennifer P. Rendon


BURST of gunfire at the Caticlan Jetty Port in Malay, Aklan ended the lives of controversial couple Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Meriam of Iloilo City past 1 a.m. of Aug. 29, 2016.

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W. Visayas police slam Odicta couple’s slay

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon


IN NOT SO many words, police in Western Visayas brushed off insinuations that they have something to do with the deaths of Iloilo businessmen Melvin Odicta Sr. and his wife Meriam.

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Odicta’s death a blow to drug trade in WV – PDEA

By: Louine Hope Conserva


THE DEATH of businessman Melvin “Boyet” Odicta and wife Meriam Odicta could weaken the illegal drugs trade in Western Visayas, according

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Ilonggo lawmakers favor delay in SK, barangay polls

By: Louine Hope Conserva


THREE LAWMAKERS from Iloilo favor the postponement of the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on Oct. 31, 2016.

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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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Humbling oneself

August 30, 2016 02:48 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

THIS is what Christ clearly encourages us to do. He taught about it and lived it himself. “When you are invited by Read more...

Illegal drugs: Prevention and control

August 30, 2016 02:32 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

THE 2008 National Household Survey conducted by the Dangerous Drugs Board together with the Department of Read more...

Zero corruption

August 30, 2016 02:18 AM

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

LAST WEEK 70 officials of Bacolod City attended the seminar on Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in the

Dragon stares death but couldn't spit fire

August 30, 2016 02:05 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"He who does not prevent a crime when he can, encourages it." – Lucius Annaeus Seneca Read more...

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