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Sacked GMA Iloilo employees to seek legal remedies

By: Louine Hope Conserva

FORMER employees of a giant TV network in Iloilo are planning to seek legal advice on their surprise dismissal last week.

One former employee who sought anonymity said they might consult a lawyer today or within the week.

“After we were informed last Saturday, there was a plan to talk to a lawyer. Tanan man nagsugot sa plano kay daw gingulpi lang kami (Everyone agreed because it was so sudden),” the employee said.

Based on information from affected workers, 24 regular employees including reporters and cameramen and 13 talents of GMA Iloilo were suddenly laid off effective Saturday last week.

“Redundancy” was the main reason for the lay off.


The network gave the employees separation pays with GMA Regional Television Vice President Rikki Escudero and a lawyer personally handing the checks to the employees.

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What’s bugging MIWD?

By: Louine Hope Conserva

THE Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has to focus only on two things if it wants to ease the water crisis in its franchise area – look for the source and fix leaky pipes.

Engr. Edgar Mana-ay, a hydrology expert, said Iloilo has a lot of advantages as to water sources compared to other areas.

In an interview with The Daily Guardian On Air last Saturday, he compared MIWD with Davao City Water District (DCWD) in terms of efficiency.

Mana-ay said MIWD ought to be more advanced than Davao as regards potential water sources.

“Iloilo has an advantage as we can make use of rivers as our sources. Damo kita kuhaan tubig, ang problema indi kita kabalo kun diin pangitaon ang tubig (We have many sources of water, the problem is we don’t know where to get that water),” Mana-ay said.

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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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April 27, 2015 02:20 AM

By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada

YESTERDAY’S Good Shepherd Sunday sermon of Fr. Boboy Palencia at the Sto. Nino Sur chapel (SM Delgado) touched on the roles of our government leaders as shepherds in their own right with a duty to watch over the welfare of the people and make sure that Read more...

Care for our conscience

April 27, 2015 02:31 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

WE need to talk a little bit more about conscience these days, because if ever some reference to it is made in the media, it is so swallowed up by its controversial social, legal and political context, that its basic religious and spiritual nature is Read more...

Rematch in February 2016?

April 27, 2015 02:43 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“In boxing, you never know who you’re going to face in the ring.” – Manny Pacquiao

LOS ANGELES, California – What Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. haven’t signed yet is the contract for a rematch Read more...

Water shortage

April 27, 2015 02:50 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

SEVERAL provinces, including Occidental Negros are reported to be in dire need of water or are in grave danger of shortage. Iloilo is suffering from need for water and the latest report says that California has warned its citizens that they would be Read more...


April 27, 2015 02:56 AM

By: Labay2x

BOY Mejorada has filed yet another graft case against Mayor Jed Mabilog of Iloilo City over the joint venture on the implementation of clamping and towing services under the city’s ordinance on illegal parking. Read more...

Not solution to JAO conflict

April 27, 2015 03:04 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

TWO weeks back, the Sangguniang Panlungsod and the regional directors of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) and the Land Transportation Office (LTO) met to reach a compromise as to what penalties to impose on erring drivers and operators. Read more...

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