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4 other cops probed over bar shooting

By: Jennifer P.  Rendon

FOUR MORE policemen will be investigated relative to the fatal bar shooting in Concepcion town, Iloilo on Oct. 21, 2016.


Superintendent Kim Legada, group director of the Regional Public Safety Battalion 6 (RPSB-6), confirmed that they are probing possible lapses committed by Police Officer 2 (PO2) Alvin Olbe Arroyo, and rookie

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Guv hits PCSO anew on STL application

By: Louine Hope Conserva

AS LONG as Small Town Lottery (STL) does not legally operate in Iloilo province, illegal gambling will continue to proliferate, according to Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr.


“We cannot drastically reduce the extent of illegal gambling in the province unless and until the national

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‘Ban riding-in-tandem in City’

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

IS THE proposed ban on “riding-in-tandem” motorists in Iloilo City sexist?

Not so, according to Councilor Plaridel Nava, author of the “Motorcycle Riding-in-Tandem Ordinance” which he presented during their regular session on Oct. 25, 2016.

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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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Thinking with God always

October 27, 2016 01:08 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

PASSING by a school one day, I had second thoughts when I saw its billboard ad that was supposed to express the school's mission-vision. It said something to the effect that the school would make the kids independent thinkers. Read more...

Catcalls, but women are not animals

October 27, 2016 01:14 AM

By: Mary Angelica Paciente

(The author is a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism student of WVSU-COC)

WORDS start small – on the curve of their tongues, sharp and growing out of thistles and moss, leaving them sugarcoated before snapping like wild little vipers.  Read more...

Terrorism-The Black Chapter

October 27, 2016 01:20 AM

(1st of 3 parts)

By: Prof. Dr. Mohammad Asaduzzaman Chowdhury

(The author is the head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (DUET) in Gazipur)

IN the most recent period, terrorism is the global and a growing international problem of the world. Modern day terrorism can be followed back as far as the first century A. D., during that period Roman occupation forces and their alliance in the Mideast were attacked. Read more...


October 27, 2016 01:26 AM

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

THE FIRST time I used the word “oxymoron” a Bacolod councilor confided to me that he did not understand the word and had to check the dictionary. So for those who had not heard of this seldom used word, it is a figure of speech where two opposite words are combined. “Sweet suffering” is an example of an oxymoron. Quite often poets and literary writers use oxymoron because of its powerful impact as in “Sound of Silence”. Read more...

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