City Hall spends P600K monthly for EAs’ pays
By: F. Allan L. Angelo and Maricyn A. De los Santos
THE Iloilo City government spends more than P600,000 pesos monthly for the salaries of the executive assistants (EAs) and other coterminous appointees of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.
Mabilog tapped 17 EAs who carry out responsibilities that are separate from that of City Administrator Norlito Bautista who receives a hefty P59,028 monthly.
A list of Mabilog's EAs and their corresponding salaries are now circulating on social networking site Facebook.
Former city councilors Perla Zulueta, EA on finance, and Ely Estante, EA on markets, are paid P42,652 each.
Zulueta helped defend the proposed increase in real property taxes before the stakeholders, particularly the business sector which opposes the move.
Kagawad, wife falls in drug bust
By: Angelica L. Tapalla
A BARANGAY kagawad in Dumangas, Iloilo was arrested for illegal drug peddling Thursday morning.
Senior Insp. Charlie Sustento, Dumangas police chief, said Rolando Domejes Sr. and wife Jenny were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Brgy. Pulao, Dumangas.
Sustento said that among their recoveries are three sachets of suspected shabu, a caliber pistol with six magazines, digital and manual weighing scales, suspected drug paraphernalia, a gun silencer and assorted ammunitions.
Court records gathered by the police indicated that the couple were charged with violating the old anti-dangerous drugs law (Republic Act No. 6425) in Iloilo City.
“Because of their cases in Iloilo City, they were forced to migrate to Dumangas,” Sutento said.
Capiz schools repairs still in the doldrums
By: Angelica L. Tapalla
THE repair and rehabilitation of some 300 schools in Capiz damaged by super typhoon Yolanda in November 2013 remain uncertain because of funding and bidding concerns.
This, as the Department of Education’s (DepEd) division office in Capiz have yet to complete the second round of validation on the damaged schools.
Wilfredo P. Reoyo of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) on Wednesday said that personnel from DepEd Central office arrived Tuesday to conduct a revalidation on the schools.
DepEd central and division offices also had a closed-door meeting regarding the rehabilitation project in the area.
Reoyo said he cannot give any further statements at the moment as they need to discuss the issue.