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Politics leaves town 'penniless'

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

NO SALARIES, unpaid debts, uncollected garbage, and pending projects are some of the woes caused by the absence of a municipal treasurer in Maasin, Iloilo for more than a month now.

The problem is an offshoot of the disagreement between Mayor Mariano Malones and his allies and the opposition bloc in the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) over the appointment of a new municipal treasurer.

Malones said the SB led by Vice Mayor Rene Mondejar and opposition councilors refused to confirm the appointment of Annalyn Amboy as municipal treasurer.

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LP aims to sweep Iloilo City polls

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Liberal Party in Iloilo City is again looking to score a 15-0 sweep of the 2016 elections.

This, as the ruling party completed its slate with the inclusion of former councilor Mandrie Malabor, son of former mayor Mansueto Malabor.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said Malabor took oath as LP member, October 1.

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El Niño to ravage seaweeds, mud crabs

By: Louine Hope Conserva

PRODUCTION of seaweeds and mud crabs are expected to suffer due to the hot temperature brought about by the El Niño phenomenon.

Dr. Felix G. Ayson, chief of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) – Aquaculture Department in Tigbuan, Iloilo, said the prolonged drought will be felt the most in the seaweed industry.

“A lot of our seaweed farmers are reporting of the ice-ice disease in their production. It is the kind of disease that happens when sea temperature becomes really high,” he told the press yesterday.

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SM City Iloilo is in partnership with the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council for the celebration of National Disaster Consciousness Month.

The month long celebration kicked off last July 1-7, 2012 when the Iloilo City Emergency Responders(ICER) set up an exhibit featuring the group’s up-to-date facilities ready to be used in times of disaster.

Last July 10, The Department of Health conducted a Basic Life Support, Cardio Pulmonary and First Aid demo at the Event Center which was open to all shoppers interested to learn these life saving techniques.

The lead agency of the celebration, Office of Civil Defense VI, will hold a poster making and essay writing contest on July 30 at the Event Center.

This year’s theme is “Ligtas na Bayan: Maunlad na Pamayanan”.


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Never again?

October 03,2015 03:38 AM

By: Lcid Crescent D. Fernandez

THE first I ever heard of former President Ferdinand Marcos was in third grade when I was memorizing all the Presidents of the Republic of the Philippines in chronological order for our class. Read more...

Mutilated images

October 03,2015 03:32 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

The parish of Sum-ag under Fr. Aniceto “Mao” Buenafe is preparing an exhibition of 95 religious images at the mezzanine of the church. The collection owned by Tom Casiano will be exhibited in the Escayola Museum. Read more...

The Marcos lies

October 03,2015 03:26 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

THE most alarming development in national life at present is the proliferation of Marcos lies and the vulnerability of the millennial generation to believe in them. In the last decade, the Marcoses are quietly trying to distort and revise history through the extensive use of social media.

Loving with Christ’s love

October 03,2015 03:22 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

This, for sure, is no fantasy, or some exaggerated desire, completely gratuitous or with no basis. This, in fact, is what Christ has commanded us: "Love one another as I have loved you." (Jn 13,34)

And I don't think he would give us that commandment without enabling us to follow it.

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