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.
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.
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.