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Hugs, tears, peanut butter highlight Day 1 of COC filing

By: Angelica L. Tapalla, Florence Hibionada Norwin L. dela Cruz and Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

A TIGHT hug laced with hot tears between two allies-turned-nemeses and a peanut butter magnate highlighted the first day of the filing of certificates of candidacy in the city and province of Iloilo, October 12.

The unexpected hug between Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava and Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog at the Commission on Elections (Comelec)-Iloilo City office on the second floor of Iloilo Terminal Market or Super perked up the crowd who awaited candidates.

The “hug of the day” followed a venomous exchange of brickbats and cases between Mabilog and Nava over the traffic lights and tire clamp cases.

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Old feud eyed in cop’s murder

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

A POLICE officer was shot dead in front of his four children in Pototan, Iloilo early morning of October 12.

SPO1 Nestor Peregrino, investigator of Janiuay town police, was about to bring his four children to school when three gunmen waylaid him in front of their house in Naga village, Pototan past 7:15 a.m.

The 40-year-old Peregrino was fatally hit in the head and chest, and was declared dead at the hospital.

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Ex-guv Tupas to announce political plan this week

By: Louine Hope Conserva

FORMER Iloilo governor Niel Tupas Sr. will announce his political plans for 2016 within the week.

This is what his son, Iloilo 5th district Rep. Niel “Jun-jun” Tupas, Sr., told journalists October 12.

The Tupas patriarch, who served as Iloilo governor for three straight terms, earlier announced his intention to run as 4th district congressman.

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By: Pilar S. Mabaquiao

SAN JOSE, Antique – Student organizations in Guintas National School, Hamtic, Antique joined the nationwide movement for tree planting for the National Greening Program.

More than 200 students members of Youth for Environment in Schools Organization (YES-O) and Students Supreme Council of the said school joined the tree planting activity on Wednesday.

About 600 seedlings of fruit and timber trees were planted in about 1.5 hectares planting site near the school.

Aside from the students, the Parents Teachers Association, barangay officials from Guintas, Dangcalan and Linaban and neighboring barangays also joined in the activity.

Leila Butiong of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) and NGP coordinator for the town of Hamtic said the tree planting activity is part of the series of activities instituted by CENRO San Jose and the Office of the Municipal Agriculturist of Hamtic in support to NGP.

The town of Hamtic has targeted five hectares as tree planting site under the Tree Park project and has already planted on more than four hectares.

Four schools in the town are supportive of this program, namely the General Leandro National School in Fabrica, Gov. Julio Macuja National High School in Caridad, Guintas National School and University of Antique-Hamtic Campus.

Nelda Eustaquio, adviser of YES-O, and Principal Jose Angel Cordero appealed for community support to this program by providing tree guards, watering the plants during summer months and keeping stray animals away from the site.

This is to ensure 100 percent survival of the trees, said Cordero.

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Just revisiting

October  13, 2015 03:34 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THIS IS one question people are asking: can a person file a motion for reconsideration or for a temporary restraining order before he officially receives the court order? An ordinary sane person will answer with a question: how can you reply officially what you do not know about? Read more...

Apostolic character of our faith

October  13, 2015 03:26 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

CHRISTIAN faith is first of all a divine, supernatural gift that comes to us with God’s grace. But since it is meant for us, then it is adapted to our human condition. In fact, it also has to be humanized, to be freely taken up by us to be our own, and cared for, developed and cultivated just like anything else in our life. Read more...

Wet blanket

October  13, 2015 03:22 AM

THE move to tax cooperatives is the most effective way of discouraging those who have less in life to strive for social and economic progress.

The issue of removing tax exemption on cooperatives surfaced with the proposed law on the Rationalization of Fiscal Investment Incentives now pending in the House of Representatives and in the Senate. Read more...

Why we shouldn't get mad

October  13, 2015 03:14 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"One ought not to return a wrong nor an injury to any person, however strong the provocation." – Socrates

NEW YORK CITY – When popular but mediocre candidates file their certificates of candidacy (COC) to run for public office, will our blood pressure shoot up because we can't stop them? Read more...

September 2015 ME Performance

October  13, 2015 03:02 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

THE Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) Board of Mechanical Engineering announced that a total of 2,136 out of 3,866 examinees, or 55.25%, passed the Mechanical Engineers Licensure Examination given in Manila, Cebu and Davao last September 2015.  Read more...

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