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Bunker oil stench lingers in Botongon

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

TEACHERS and students of Botongon Elementary School (BES) in Brgy. Botongon, Estancia, Iloilo cannot anymore bear the stench of bunker oil emanating from their contaminated coastline.

More than 100,000 liters of oil leaked out of a power barge owned by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM) office at the height of super typhoon Yolanda almost a year ago.

Beulah Coloso, BES Head Teacher II, recounted their ordeal which was highlighted by the facial mask she wore in order to minimize the stench.

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Drilon calls ICC raps malicious, ridiculous

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

SENATE President Franklin M. Drilon branded the allegations concerning the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) project as “totally baseless, utterly ridiculous and malicious.”

Drilon was reacting to the graft and plunder case filed by his former consultant and columnist Manuel Mejorada before the Office of the Ombudsman.

Drilon said Mejorada has ill motives in filing the case as he sacked the latter for misusing his social media accounts to attack certain politicians.

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Feria operator threatens to spill Jaro plaza mystery

By: Louine Hope Conserva

A FERIA operator who questioned the contract on the December fair at the Jaro Plaza in Iloilo City said he will reveal more “mysteries” if his concerns are not addressed by the local government.

Juvy “Bobot” Sequiza, operations manager of Coney Island Fiesta Feria and Carnival Rides made the threat before filing his complaint against the officers of the Association of Barangay Captains (ABC)-Jaro before the Office of the Ombudsman Wednesday.

The respondents in the case are ABS-Jaro president Eva Palmejar, Punong Barangay Rey Bion of Luna, Jaro and all the officers of the association.

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‘Market thieves’ told to surface, defend selves

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE SUSPECTS in the alleged anomalies in Iloilo City public markets were asked to defend themselves from accusations hurled against them.

Councilor Rodel Agado, market committee chair, dished out the challenge as he set a series of investigative hearings on public market anomalies starting November 13.

“Except for one who has already been dismissed for tapping on city power lines to run his dormitory and water business, at least eight of these suspects will be invited to come to that hearing to defend themselves,” Agado said.

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October 24, 2012 12:18 AM

ENJOY A WACKY and wicked Halloween at SM City Iloilo on October 31, 2012.

The event is open to all girls and boys, 3-12 years old.

Interested participants may register and purchase a ticket worth P250 from October 15-31, 2012 at Jollibee, SM City Iloilo, SM Delgado and SM Jaro branches.

A ticket is inclusive of two (2) SM bottled water, Jollibee Meal good for two (2) persons, one (1) Ride-All-You-Can tag of SM Storyland, Mascot Show, Games and Prizes

Contestants may join in any of the following categories: Cutest Costume, Spookiest Costume and Wackiest Costume. Prizes at stake for each category are: 1st Prize-5,000 worth of SM Gift Certificates, 2nd prize-2,500 worth of SM Gift Certificates, 3rd prize-1,500 worth of SM Gift Certificates.

Costumes will be judged according to Visual Impact-30% ,Creativity-30%, Adherence to theme-30% and Stage presence-20% for a total 0f 100%.

All SM Supermalls employees, its affiliates, anchors, organizers and advertising agencies up to              the second level of infinity and consanguinity are not qualified to join this competition.

The Halloween Costume Contest is brought to you by: Cadbury, Jem Junior, Bibo, Jollibee, SM Foodcourt, SM Storyland and Picture City.

Meanwhile, other exciting events are in store for shoppers to enjoy.

On October 27, Anigumi Joukai Halloween Cosplay Party will color the stage with their beautiful costumes, 3pm at the Toy Kingdon area.

The Pavia Dog Lovers Association will hold the Bow Wow Wacky Dog Show on October 28, 2pm at the Toy Kingdom area.

A trick or treat activity is also in store for kids on October 31 10am to 3pm, wherein they can get treats from SM mall tenants.

To document your experience at SM, you can also post your wackiest Halloween photo with SM City Iloilo background and win special prizes, through the Wacky photo contest from October 27-31.

Celebrate your Halloween with SM because everything’s here for the family to enjoy!

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Feud between Drilon, Mejorada deepens

October 30, 2014 12:58 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

"Those who stand for nothing fall for anything." – Alexander Hamilton

THE BRIDGE has been burned.

Now that the recent graft and plunder charges filed by former Iloilo provincial administrator Manuel Mejorada against Senate President Franklin Drilon, Read more...

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October 30, 2014 12:54 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

LET’S CONTINUE with the listing of the new powers proposed in HB 6880 filed by Rep. Alfredo Benitez.  In her letter quoted last week SRA Administrator Ma. Regina Bautista-Martin denied that the bills filed in Congress had given the agency additional powers. Read more...

Spruced-up graves

October 30, 2014 12:52 AM

By: Juan L. Mercado

“WE GIVE back to You who first gave them to us: our faithful dead, whose beauty and truth are even now in our hearts.” That line from Rufus Ellis resonated as the wife and I, like thousands of other families, spruced up the graves of our kin for All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day rites this coming weekend. Read more...


October 30, 2014 12:50 AM

By: Lucell Larawan

GEORGE Bernard Shaw is perhaps most renowned as a free thinker and liberal philosopher. In his last writings we read, "The science to which I pinned my faith is bankrupt. Its counsels, which should have established the millennium, led, instead, directly to the suicide of Europe. Read more...

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