Teen pregnancy in city swells
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
TEENAGE pregnancies are most prevalent in the coastal barangays of Iloilo City, according to the City Population Office
Citing the result of their 2014 survey, city population officer Marilyn Ramos said 346 teenage girls from Arevalo and Molo districts became pregnant.
The survey covered females between 10 and 24 years old.
The results also showed that teenage pregnancy ballooned from 2,049 cases in 2013 to 2,351 last year.
Most of the pregnant teenagers are 15 to 19 years old, the survey result indicated.
Ramos noted that coastal barangays in Arevalo and Molo are dotted with eateries and drinking joints where young girls work as service staff members.
Crab meat factory empowers PWDs
By: Louine Hope Conserva
A CRAB meat canning factory in Concepcion, Iloilo employs mostly persons with disabilities (PWDs).
More or less 90 percent of the roughly 100 personnel of Saravia Blue Crab, Inc. are deaf-mute.
Saravia’s canning factory on D.B. Oñate Street, Concepcion was inaugurated Wednesday.
Most of the factory workers are from Concepcion and nearby towns.
Saravia president and CEO Alfonso Gamboa said their workers have the skill and keen sense of smell that are critical to guarantee high quality of canned crab meat.
WV’s most wanted man nabbed in Cavite
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
ONE of the most wanted persons in Western Visayas was arrested Tuesday evening in Dasmariñas, Cavite City.
Remy “Totong” Bonete, 58, who hails from Concepcion, Iloilo, was collared at his house in Block 22, Peridot St., Diamond Village in Barangay Salawag, Dasmariñas.
Bonete, who fled seven years ago, was driving a passenger tricycle when members of the Iloilo City Police Office - Special Operations Group (ICPO-SOG)/ MWP Tracker Team led by Inspector Ramiro de Jose caught him.
He was arrested for two counts of murder in Criminal Case Numbers 06-65435 and 06-65436.
The warrant of arrest was issued by Judge Gloria Madero of the Regional Trial Court Branch 29, Iloilo City on March 31, 2009.