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Odicta, pals rapped for radio station raid

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

A STRING of criminal charges was filed against several suspects in the failed attempt to invade a radio station in Iloilo City last November 19, 2015.

Senior Superintendent Khasmir Disomangcop, Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director, said charges for grave threats, robbery with the use of force upon things, and qualified trespass to dwelling were slapped against businessman Melvin Odicta, Sr., and alias Vin-Vin Odicta, both residents of Barangay Tanza-Esperanza, Iloilo City; Jesus “Jing-Jing” Espinosa, Jr. of Barangay Monica Blumentritt, City Proper; and several other John Does.


Odicta Sr. is the alleged leader of a suspected drug group in the city, based on the files of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency-Western Visayas.

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‘Probe illegal drugs angle’

By: Louine Hope Conserva

ILOILO Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. said the Philippine National Police, National Bureau of Investigation, and intelligence officers should make an in-depth investigation into the involvement of an alleged illegal drugs operator in the recent attempt to barge in the building where Aksyon Radyo Iloilo station is located.

Defensor said the name of Melvin “Boyet” Odicta Sr. being involved in illegal drugs has been circulating “in the grapevine."

“I’ve been hearing that there is such a thing as an Odicta group involved in the trade of illegal drugs but I cannot confirm it. So I sternly suggest the PNP, NBI and intelligence officers should conduct

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Unexplained wealth raps vs city councilor

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog’s political consultant Jeffrey Celiz told city hall reporters that he is filing a case for “unexplained wealth” against opposition Councilor Plaridel Nava.

“He has to explain his excessive, luxurious and lavish lifestyle. Nava travels to Europe, stays in exclusive hotels, attends exclusive events on tickets costing him P50,000 or P100,000, and goes on a lavish shopping spree,” Celiz said.

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Nava unfazed by looming charges

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ILOILO City Councilor Plaridel Nava said he is not bothered at all by the looming Ombudsman case to be filed against him for alleged “unexplained wealth”.


“That is just a diversionary tactic. This is to divert the issues on illegal drugs that link the mayor to some drug personalities with whom he is known to be close,” Nava 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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Rest in peace, Gov. Niel

November  27, 2015 02:11 AM

By: Limuel S. Celebria

I HAD COVERED the Capitol beat since the time of Governor Conrado Norada in the early 80s. Heck, I even founded the Iloilo Capitol Press Corps during the term of Governor Simplicio Griño. Read more...

Duterte endorses Poe

November  27, 2015 02:19 AM

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

HE PROBABLY is not aware of it or he seemingly does not intend it but Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is endorsing Senator Grace Poe. Duterte admits Poe will win the elections so he declared that the only way to stop Poe from Read more...

An act of cowardice and stupidity

November  27, 2015 02:32 AM

By: Manuel "Boy" Mejorada

AS A LEGISLATIVE body, the Iloilo City Sangguniang has earned the notoriety of being an expensive rubber stamp. Read more...

From God’s point of view

November  27, 2015 02:45 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

NOWADAYS, we are seeing a lot of people depending solely on their senses, judgments and reasoning in tackling all their temporal affairs with hardly any reference to God’s will and plans. Read more...

​​​​Advice to a lameduck president​

November  27, 2015 02:51 AM

By: Atty. Manuel J. Laserna, Jr.

(The author is a retired law professor of the Far Eastern University, founder of the Las Piñas City Bar Association, former vice-president of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines-PPLM Chapter Read more...

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