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Rep. Tupas on PDAF issue: My signature was faked

By: Louine Hope Conserva

“MY SIGNATURE was forged.”

This is the alibi offered by Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. (5th district, Iloilo) amid reports linking him to a new Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel fund scandal.

A report by the Philippine Daily Inquirer included Tupas as among the 20 senators and congressmen accused of channeling at least P500 million in pork barrel funds to questionable non-government organizations (NGOs) from 2007 to 2010.

The new set of documents made available by was provided by four new whistleblowers and will form part of the case prepared by lawyer Levito Baligod.

Baligod is the same lawyer who helped Benhur Luy and other whistleblowers expose the P10-billion pork barrel scam involving several lawmakers and businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles.

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How Ilonggo pols see INC controversy

By: Louine Hope Conserva and Crissa Jenina Maghanoy

IGLESIA ni Cristo’s (INC) rally which disrupted Metro Manila last week put on the spot prominent politicians who were made to chose between rule of law and political opportunism.

The rally was triggered by Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila de Lima’s move to investigate criminal complaints filed by an expelled INC minister against the church’s leadership.

INC and its more or less 2 million members vote as a bloc, enough to propel politicians to victory although some scientific surveys dispute the claim.

How did Ilonggo politicians view INC’s rally against de Lima and its effect on the political landscape?

Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. (5th district, Iloilo) said there should be balance between people’s right to hold a rally and the state’s duty to investigate complaints.

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Execs want more time to answer traffic lights queries

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

THE heads of the General Services Office (GSO) and City Engineers Office (CEO) asked for more time to answer questions sent by city councilors relative to the P29-million traffic lights deal.

Councilor Jason Gonzales said GSO chief Joren Sartorio and City Engineer Roberto Divnagracia asked a one-week extension before submitting their replies.

“Anent your letter request dated August 17, 2015 and as per directive of the Honorable Jed Patrick E. Mabilog, we would like to request for an extension of seven (7) days from today or until Sept. 8, 2015 within which to submit our reply on said request,” the two department heads said in a letter dated September 1.

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BE ENLIGHTENED! Relieve your minds to the wonders of science. This February, the Philippine society of Youth Science Clubs (PSYSC) brings you its 1st National Science Congress which will tackle on Science Career Orientation and Science Research and Teaching.

Get ready to be part of a one-day gathering this February 18, 2012 in Pavia National High School (Pavia, Iloilo) of high school students who will learn from different universities and colleges about the courses they offer along with the current trending careers in the local and global perspective.

Don’t miss the chance to interact with different speakers as they talk about current researches and advancements in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science Environmental Science, and Mathematics.

Let your minds ignite and discover new heights.

For more information, you may call the PSYSC national office at (02) 332-8151 and (02) 393-4384 or email PSYSC at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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50 years of service

September 03, 2015 02:17 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy


FOR AN organization or institution to mark 50 years is to be proud of the satisfactory services to its members. Surviving for half a century after all is remarkable in itself. Read more...

Faded and jaded

September 03, 2015 02:42 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

IT may just be pure coincidence, this fashion trend of faded jeans with cuts and tears in several parts, worn not only by the young and but even by the oldies. Read more...

Clowning around

September 03, 2015 02:50 AM

POLITICKING in the Philippine begins as soon as the last ballot is counted. Yes, this is circus, Filipino style


And as 2016 approaches, clowns start hitting the town in droves. Read more...

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