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PDEA jail guard in cahoots with alleged pusher?

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

A PRISON guard of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is being linked to the number 1 suspected drug pusher in the 4th district of Iloilo.

Inspector Jan Ryan Doceo, head of the Iloilo Police Provincial Office’s (IPPO) Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Taskgroup (PAIDSOG), confirmed that Randy Rutor is one the co-accused of suspected drug peddler Michael Palmares.

Citing their investigation, Doceo claimed that Rutor delivered illegal drugs to Palmares.

Palmares, 48, was arrested Wednesday last week by PAIDSOG and PDEA agents at his home in Railway Street, Passi City along with Evelyn Balios, Albert Palabrica and Rutor.

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Cop caught drinking with drug suspect charged

By: Felipe V. Celino

ROXAS City, Capiz – Police filed Friday last week criminal charges against a police officer who was caught in a drinking binge with a suspected drug pusher inside a videoke bar.

Charges for violation of Article 223, paragraph 2 of the Revised Penal Code or Infidelity in the Custody of Prisoner was filed against PO2 Joemar Barrera, jail guard of the Roxas City police station, before the City Prosecutor’s Office here.

Barrera was released from detention after the filing of the case as he was confined in a hospital here for health reasons.

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No demolition yet of river bank structures

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ESTABLISHMENTS on the banks of the Iloilo River that were ordered demolished two weeks ago are still untouched.

Senate President Franklin Drilon urged the Iloilo City government to remove the establishments to give way to rehabilitation projects, like the Iloilo Esplanade project.

Among the establishments that are subject for clearing are the restaurant of Punong Barangay Jolly Peñasales of Rizal, Lapuz; Nena’s Manokan on Gen. Luna St.; the wastewater treatment plant of Gaisano Capital and a carwash station in LaPaz.

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Yolanda survivors get P660-M aid from Red Cross

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE Red Cross organization has poured a total of P660.077 million in various aids to survivors of Typhoon Yolanda in Iloilo.

The assistance will be used in the construction of damaged houses, shelter repair and livelihood assistance.

The British Red Cross donated a total of P595.500 million which includes the building of 2,500 houses in the towns of Ajuy, Lemery and Balasan in northern Iloilo.

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the avenue


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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Three presidential terms for two Aquinos?

October 20, 2014 12:58 AM

By: Perfecto R. Yasay, Jr.

I DISTINCTLY remember what Ninoy Aquino told me in my Manhattan law office a few weeks before his fateful return to the Philippines on August 21, 1983 that he dreaded being the first to succeed President Ferdinand Marcos to the highest office of the land. Read more...

How may we solve the flooding in Iloilo City?

October 20, 2014 12:56 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Philippines is fortunate among other countries in that it does not have to start with the many innovations and measures necessary to meet the requirements of quality life, acquire its new needs and address its problems. Read more...

The pretenders

October 20, 2014 12:54 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

THE 20th millennial generation will remember the song, “The Great Pretender”. Let’s borrow some lines from it.

“Oh yes, I’m a great pretender, pretending that I am doing well. My need is such I pretend too much.” Read more...

Uncle Bob ‘did not protect’ Donaire

October 20, 2014 12:52 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“I saw a lot of people have success handed to them that then exploited it. They didn't protect it or cherish it.” – Aaron Paul

WAS Nonito Donaire Jr. fed to the lion?

It appears now that Manny Pacquiao is the only fighter in the world who enjoys “protection” from Bob Arum. Read more...

Gay murder

October 20, 2014 12:50 AM

By: Rex Sorza

THE murder of Jennifer Laude once more brought to fore a lot of ideas and issues about sexualities other than heterosexuality. It, too, became an issue involving a “treaty”. Read more...

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