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Abattoir boiler ‘substandard’

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE ILOILO city government is implementing repairs and maintenance on its slaughterhouse in Tacas village, Jaro to achieve sustainable Double A standard.

 

Ariel Castañeda, Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) chief, said they are preparing the bidding for the purchase of a state-of-the-art boiler to replace the broken down boiler.

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‘REMEMBER BELOY’

Antiqueños honor Evelio Javier

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE PROVINCE OF Antique is commemorating today, Feb. 11, 2016, the 30th death anniversary of former governor Evelio Javier.

 

Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said the commemoration program starts 8 a.m. with a wreath-laying and 21-gun salute in honor of Javier’s martyrdom.

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Capiz guv no show at LP kickoff rally

By: Jomarie A. Billones

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Observers took note of the absence of Capiz Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. from the campaign kickoff of the Liberal Party (LP) led by Pres. Benigno S.C. Aquino and standard bearer Manuel Roxas II at the Capiz Gym, Feb. 9, 2016.

 

A source close to the Tanco family said the governor suffered pneumonia and is presently resting at Governor's Mansion in Lanot here.

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Mayor eyes 4,000-seat Freedom Grandstand

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

THE NEW Iloilo Freedom Grandstand which will be constructed at Muelle Loney-Aduana Streets can accommodate up to 4,000 spectators, according to Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

 

Mabilog said the new Freedom Grandstand that will stand on a 2,600-meter lot bought by the City Hall from Panay Railways Inc., double the size of the current grandstand along J. M. Basa Street, City Proper.

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Sunburst Park what?

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

WHEN The Daily Guardian asked Jocelyn Castenares of Baluarte, Molo where Sunburst Park is, she said: “La ko kabalo (I don’t know).”

 

Castenares is one of the many Iloilo City residents who are no longer familiar with the name of the block where the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand and the offices of the Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Immigration, and Post Office are located.

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By: Lilibeth A. French

THE REGIONAL Achievement Tests for this school year in Western Visayas will go on, according to Department of Education 6 Regional Director Mildred Garay.

Garay said that the Dep-Ed in consultation with the different school division superintendents has decided to go on with the holding of the RAT for this school year 2011-2012 to assess the performance of the schoolchildren and to know which subject area needs to be improved on.

She said the order of Education Secretary Armin Luistro to discontinue the conduct of the Regional and Division Achievement Tests will take effect next school year 2012-2013.

In his DepEd Order No. 7, Luistro has ordered the discontinuation of all scheduled RAT and DAT or any similar assessment tools used by the regions and the divisions in the public system beginning school year 2012 to 2013 with the start of the transition phase in the implementation of the K to 12 Basic Education Curriculum.

Luistro said in his directive that the “National Achievement Test held March every year shall be the sole assessment tool that will be recognized in measuring the performance of pupils and students attributing to the performance of individual schools, municipalities, congressional districts, school city divisions, provinces and region.”

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Gamboa reacts

February 11, 2016 03:42 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

WHEN ONE writes especially for publication, he should relax to clear his head otherwise he comes out with stilted reasoning and wayward logic. This leads to mumble and jumble of one’s mental processes and attempts to cover up fails and instead reveals more.  Read more...

Conversion is a lifetime need

February 11, 2016 03:32 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WITH THE SEASON of Lent, we once again are reminded of the need for conversion. Let's hope that we go through this process in a most sincere and thorough way so much so that we would emerge from this season as a new creation once again, as God wants us to be. Read more...

The government of God, good

February 11, 2016 03:24 AM

Health is Reflected in Love

By: Neera Kapur

(The writer is a practitioner of Christian Science healing and teaches this system of healing in the Philippines.)

ELECTIONS ARE round the corner for many countries, including the Philippines, the United States, and several others. Those letter “C” words are being used all over: criticism, condemnation, complaint and so on. Read more...

Beloy in our hearts

February 11, 2016 03:16 AM

FEBRUARY 11, 1986 is a day which not only shocked Antiqueños but the rest of Panayanons who struggled at the height of Martial Rule.

Evelio B. Javier, Beloy to his friends and beloved, is a martyr who not only fought the dictatorship but even poverty in Antique. Read more...

Rex Donasco: Fighting for Iloilo

February 11, 2016 03:02 AM

By: Limuel Celebria

LIKE MOST other persons of a certain age, Rex Donasco, prefers the unsequestered life away from the glare of the spotlight and the scrutiny of keen, calculating eyes. At the end of the day, Rex would rather be sitting quietly in some cozy nook, bottle in hand, contemplating the secret songs of the cicada.  Read more...

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