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‘Emerging drug lord’

Braga group slapped with drug raps

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon and Louine Hope Conserva

THE alleged drug peddler arrested in Sara, Iloilo the other day is the leader of an emerging drug ring in the province, according to the PNP and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).

Senior Supt. Cornelio Salinas, Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) director, said suspected pusher Renante Braga of Brgy. Bacabac, Sara is the main source of shabu in northern Iloilo.

Braga, 34, and three others were charged for violation of Republic Act 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act) after IPPO and Sara police officers busted them for selling and possessing P1.2 million worth of suspected shabu Tuesday.

Aside from Braga, police also filed a string of charges against Romel Plogio, Kenneth Obillos and Joesan Superal also of Sara town.

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‘Sacrifice for the greater good’

By: Tara Yap

ILONGGOS should understand what it means to sacrifice for others as the Lenten season crescendos this Holy Week.

This is the reminder of Archbishop Angel Lagdameo to the Roman Catholic laity in Iloilo.

Lagdameo urged the faithful to emulate Jesus Christ, who sacrificed himself to save sinners.

“We fasted, we sacrificed. We should do this to help others who are less fortunate or those who need help,” Lagdameo said in a message that was largely delivered in Hiligaynon.

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IPPO probes alleged Lemery rubout case

By: F. Allan L. Angelo

THE Iloilo Provincial Police (IPPO) will probe the death of a man who was accused of killing his former lover in Lemery, Iloilo last Saturday.

Senior Supt. Cornelio Salinas, IPPO director, said he ordered Senior Insp. Ronnie Brillo of the IPPO investigation branch to lead the investigation into the death of Ricel Tolentino of Lemery.

Tolentino, along with two other persons, is the prime suspect in the stabbing to death of his former live-in-partner Lanilyn Palmes in Brgy. Anabo, Lemery.

Senior Marius Amar, Lemery police chief, said Tolentino was arrested in Brgy. General Luna, Barotac Viejo Sunday.

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Based on the BIR’s investigation, the PNP paid RJP International a total of P77.25 million in 2007 for the services and parts of the armored vehicles.

RJP International, however, only declared sales and service revenues of P10.82 million for 2007.

The BIR computed RJP International’s total deficiency tax at P46.33 million for 2007, including taxes and surcharge.

The BIR also filed two counts of attempting to evade and defeat taxes and eight counts of wilful failure to supply the bureau with correct and accurate information against the Quezon City-based Temps and Staffers Inc. and its responsible officers, Arturo C. Guerrero III (president and chairman) and Vivian A. Guerrero (treasurer and chief operations officer).

Temps and Staffers Inc. has among its clients Samsung, BDO Insurance and Globe Telecom Inc. Based on the BIR’s investigation, Temps and Staffers Inc. supplied services worth P135.4 million to Samsung, BDO Insurance and Globe Telecom. The company, however, declared only P72.6 million for an underdeclaration of P52.43 million.

The BIR computed Temps and Staffers Inc.’s total deficiency tax at P42.65 million, including surcharge and interest, that can be broken down into P29.98m in deficiency income tax and P12.67m in deficiency value added tax.

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Revelation: visions, prophecy & politics

April 17, 2014 02:24 AM

By: Artchil B. Fernandez

THE Book of Revelation is the most controversial chapter of the Bible. Throughout the ages, its visions of the end times, with graphic images of horrible monsters and beasts; the final cosmic war at the end of the world; of the great red dragon and the whore and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse haunted the Christian world and humanity.  Read more...

Reflections on the Holy Week

April 17, 2014 02:22 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE Holy Week is a most important episode in Christian faith. It is during this time that Christians reminisce the sufferings and death of Jesus Christ on the cross. Read more...

Raised from the dead

April 17, 2014 02:20 AM

By: Henrylito D. Tacio

“FEAR nothing; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified.  He has been raised again; he is not here!” That was what the angel told Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome (the mother of James and John) when they went to the burial site of Jesus Christ. Read more...

Women and the resurrection of Jesus

April 17, 2014 02:18 AM

By: Fr. Czar Emmanuel Alvarez, OSA

EASTER SUNDAY (Year A)

Gospel reading: John 20,1-9

WE SEE opposing representations of women in the Bible. In the Old Testament they are sometimes considered as subordinate to men and as enjoying an inferior legal position (cf. Gen 12:12-20; 20:2; 19:8; Jgs 19:24-27; etc.), while in other passages they are presented as having high social position and dignity. Read more...

‘Father, forgive them…’

April 17, 2014 02:16 AM

By: Ranie Z. Jangayo

ACTS of sacrifice are most common among Catholic devotees and believers of Jesus this Holy Week. As Christians, some fast and abstain from worldly pleasures as their way of reflecting this Lenten Season. But others are inflicting physical pain to themselves as a way of atonement for their sinful acts.

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