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Son charged for dad’s murder

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A TEENAGER who allegedly killed his father in Pili village, Ajuy, Iloilo last Feb. 10, 2016 was charged for murder at the Hall of Justice, Feb. 12.


According to Police Insp. Kent Jerek Capadosa of Ajuy PNP, Karl Manuel Pagdato, 18, won’t be charged for parricide because he had a conspirator when he allegedly killed his father Manuel Pagdato, 48.

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Town resorts to pyrolysis to manage wastes

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE SANGGUNIANG Bayan of Sta. Barbara passed a resolution two weeks ago endorsing pyrolysis as an option for waste management.


Mayor Dennis Superficial said he will be negotiating with firms engaged in pyrolysis through public-private partnership (PPP).

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Dengue vaccine not yet available in Region VI

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE WORLD’S first dengue vaccine will not be available in Western Visayas for now.


Dr. Jessie Glen Alonsabe, regional epidemiologist of the Department of Health (DOH-6), said Dengvaxia will be initially administered by the health department in National Capital Region, Region III (Central Luzon), and Region IV (Calabarzon) which recorded the highest number of dengue cases in the country.

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Driver knifes girlfriend, rival

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

AFTER GOING through the ebb and flow of their relationship, a young couple got back in each other's arms.

There's a catch, though.


The 23-year-old woman, only identified as Sheila Mae of Janipaan Oeste village in Cabatuan,

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No order yet to PNP, Army to remove illegal posters

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE ILOILO Police Provincial Office (IPPO) and the Philippine Army have yet to receive orders from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to remove prohibited campaign posters of 2016 bets in the province.


Based on Comelec Resolution 10049 or the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Fair Elections Act, all prohibited campaign materials

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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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Is love forever?

February 13, 2016 02:24 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

LOVE WITHOUT question is the most abused word. Saying “I love you” is already a cliché and people utter the word “love” even if they don’t actually mean it. In a highly commercialized world, love has become a cheap word. As people celebrate Valentine’s Day today, love is on everybody lips.   Read more...

Divine Mercy meet

February 13, 2016 02:14 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE DIOCESE of Bacolod will host the 3rd Philippine Apostolic Congress on Mercy that will be held on March 8 to 11, 2016 at the SMX. The Congress theme is “Mercy and the Holy Eucharist in the Filipino Family.” The theme is timely and a continuance of the thrust of the Church this year. Read more...

Seeking and finding God

February 13, 2016 03:06 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE NORMALLY look for something before we can find it. But there are instances when without looking, we find something. In these cases, we usually call the person involved as a lucky finder, or someone enjoying a windfall or some manna from heaven. Read more...

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