Friday, 27th March 2015
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Benjie Gengos’ no-holds-barred interview on GMA Iloilo’s Ratsada

December 13, 2012 12:16 AM

 

THIS WEEK, after being appointed by President Benigno S. Aquino III as Commissioner of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG), Atty. Vicente “Benjie” Gengos Jr. appears live in Ratsada’s Tres Cantos segment.

Tres Cantos gives viewers a chance to look deeper into the life a personality who is currently at the center of a big story or issue. And for its premiere episode, it will feature Atty. Benjie Gengos, who is also a former Iloilo City Councilor. Gengos gets to respond outright to the questions of Ratsada anchors Gerthrode Charlotte Tan and Mark Nunieza.

And with Christmas being only a few days away, also featured in Ratsada this week are the fabulous displays of Christmas lights and other decorations initiated by the different barangays around Iloilo City.

Ratsada airs Monday to Friday, 5:30 to 6:15 PM, before 24 Oras, on GMA Iloilo.

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Boracay

March 27,2015 01:12 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

The first time I set foot on Boracay was August 1985. I was on assignment for Asiaweek Magazine, the Hongkong-based news magazine patterned after Time (it was later acquired by Time). Its editors heard about the grumblings of local residents about “over-development” on the island and sent me to investigate. Read more...

Money, money, money

March 27,2015 01:10 AM

Isn’t there a ditty or song about money making the world go round? But more than the world it infects, money also makes peoples’ heads go round and round. Scenes of humanity’s idolization of money are everywhere. It seems that the more money one has, the better his or her life. That is the delusion we are made to believe. Money becomes a god but as human experience attests, money cannot buy happiness. Oftentimes they make people unhappy, empty and sad. Read more...

What happened to the ‘Triple A’ slaughter house of Iloilo City?

March 27,2015 01:06 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

A READER of this paper was surprised to learn that the Iloilo City slaughter house or abattoir in a 1.1-hectare complex in Barangay Tacas, Jaro is not even accredited.

That story appeared in this paper in its March 17, 2015 issue. Read more...

Iloilo sugar planters should’ve lobbied in congress

March 27,2015 01:04 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“That’s what mayors do. They lobby Congress to provide resources for their city.” – Maxine Waters

TRAFFIC gridlock is worsening in the Bonifacio Drive, City Proper due to the on-going road-widening construction project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) from the foot of Forbes Bridge (the bridge that connects Iloilo City Proper to the districts of La Paz and Jaro across the Iloilo River). Read more...

Offer ‘excess’ classrooms for K to 12 use – study

March 27,2015 01:02 AM

AMID the apprehension of some sectors and leaders over the viability of the K to12, state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) released a timely policy note offering possible solutions to some of the challenges cited by the reform program’s critics. Read more...

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