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Tuesday, 28th April 2015
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‘ABUSE OF CONFIDENCE’

Double Dragon grilled, hit for violations in GIFT project

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE property developer undertaking the Guimaras-Iloilo Ferry Terminal (GIFT) Project at Parola, Iloilo City violated various terms in its joint venture agreement with the Iloilo City government.

This was the assessment of the City Council members who sat down with representatives of Double Dragon Properties Corp. in a dialogue Monday to discuss certain violations of the agreement.

The GIFT project is a public-private partnership project of the City Hall and Double Dragon.

The councilors learned that the project plan being executed at the work site is different from what was presented to the council while deliberating on the authority given to Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog to sign the joint venture agreement.

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INHS coop collapses, Gurrea firm blamed

By: Angelica L. Tapalla

A CONSTRUCTION firm is under fire for allegedly damaging a portion of the Iloilo National High School (INHS) Cooperative building

But representatives of F. Gurrea Construction Inc. said they will settle the damages suffered by the school’s cooperatives building.

Engr. John Suyo of F. Gurrea told The Daily Guardian that they will meet with the INHS Cooperative Board Members to discuss the damage.

“Actually we don’t ignore our obligations here and we assure them that we will look into this immediately,” Suyo said.

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Revenge eyed in couple’s murder

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

A CRIMINAL gang is believed to be behind the grisly murder of a couple in Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo Sunday evening.

Rex Develos, 42, and his live-in partner, Melba Dutchilla, 45, died of multiple gunshot wounds at the Don Narciso Monfort Memorial Hospital.

Senior Inspector Sullen Domingo, Barotac Nuevo police chief, said the incident happened around 8:30 p.m. at Barangay Acuit.

The couple was on their way to a farm shelter, some 200 meters from their house, when the incident happened.

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FLO Water, MIWD agree on arbitration

By: Louine Hope Conserva

METRO Iloilo Water District and one of its bulk water suppliers have agreed to resort to arbitration to settle their financial disputes.

Dr. Teodoro Robles, MWID board chairman, said businessman Rogelio Florete, president and CEO of FLO Water Resources Iloilo, Inc., agreed with the arbitration process as regards the water district’s supposed P100 million arrears.

Florete expressed his intention to submit the matter to arbitration in a letter which the MIWD received last April 20.

“Mr. Florete has agreed to put the issue under arbitration. He has recommended an arbitrator and we have 30 days to also look for our own arbitrator. Maybe there will be three arbitrators – one from our side, one from that of Florete and the other is a neutral party,” Robles added.

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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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Mayweather Jr. tries to break the 48-0 jinx

April 28, 2015 02:12 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I’m not treating my opponent like an enemy. We’re doing a job to entertain people.” – Manny Pacquiao Read more...

Manokan sale

April 28, 2015 02:20 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

BEFORE tackling this issue, is there a plan by the present city government to sell the old City Hall? The City Mayor’s Office is reportedly looking for the deed of donation of this property and probably trying to check the conditions of the

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Holiness occasioned by sin

April 28, 2015 02:36 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE need to remind ourselves that holiness can be occasioned, (not caused, of course) by sin. And so we have to devise a spirituality that recognizes this very important fact and acts on it accordingly. Read more...

Removal of Filipino and literature subjects in college

April 28, 2015 02:42 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

 

THE Supreme Court (SC) issued a stay order to indefinitely suspend the implementation of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) memorandum which orders the removal of the Filipino subject and Panitikan (Literature) from the college General Education Curriculum (GEC), as core courses. Read more...

The Aguinaldo Condonation Legal Doctrine – and how it relates to Junjun Binay

April 28, 2015 02:47 AM

By: Dean Pacifico Agabin

(The author is a former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Law.)

THE Aguinaldo condonation legal doctrine referred to by the Chief Justice during the oral arguments in the Binay case is borrowed from American jurisprudence. In the United States, it dates back to 1887.  Read more...

Good faith

April 28, 2015 02:53 AM

By: Russ Gerber

I STILL recall the moment decades ago that my faith made a U-turn. It wasn’t so much a carefully thought-through turnaround as it was a desperate one. And it marked the end of weeks of periodic migraine headaches. Read more...

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