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Civil works pricier than traffic lights

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

ILOILO City Councilor Plaridel Nava said the civil or construction works of the P29-million traffic lights system in the city cost more than the gadgets themselves.

Citing figures in documents he secured, Nava noticed that the construction of platforms and installation of steel foundations of the traffic lights cost more or less 500,000.

“Aside from the questionable price per traffic lights set, the civil works cost the city a lot,” Nava said.

He also noticed that one of the contractors rented a boom crane four times for the installation of traffic lights in four areas.

“They could have rented the crane for the four sites instead if four separate rentals to save money. They spent more or less P500,000 also,” Nava added.

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CPP-NPA leader questions arrest

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

THE topmost leader of the Communist Party of the Philippines – New People’s Army – National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) in Panay Island questioned her arrest by a joint PNP and military operation August 1 in Molo, Iloilo City.

Maria Concepcion “Concha” Araneta-Bocala, who turns 65 on August 6, was arrested in a rented house at Juntado Subdivision, Calumpang village, Molo.

Bocala, the CPP-NPA-NDF secretary general of Komiteng Rehiyon Panay (KRP), was arrested for murder in Criminal Case No. 1494 filed with the Regional Trial Court Branch 2 in Kalibo, Aklan and a rebellion charge in Antique.

The PNP-AFP team also arrested Bocala’s nephew Joseph Cariaga, 34, and their househelp Annielyn Soldevilla, 39.

Authorities placed a P7.8-million reward for Bocala’s arrest based on the joint DND-DILG Reward List No. 14-2012 dated Nov. 12, 2012.

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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.

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Changing names

August 03, 2015 03:28 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

A PERSON who wants to change his name, gender or marital status has to go through the judicial process because a name means a lot regardless of what the poet William Shakespeare says about a rose smelling just as sweet by any other name. Read more...

Why support the anti-dynasty bill

August 03, 2015 03:20 AM

By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.

AS A believer in Freedom and Democracy and the Dignity of Man, I have always opposed dictatorship or a monarchical rule, and the rule of political dynasties in the regional or local levels. Read more...

The MRT is the state of our nation

August 03, 2015 03:18 AM

By: Malou Tiquia

TO ANY Juan dela Cruz, a government is defined by the basic services and social justice it provides. After all, government is there to fulfill a social contract as Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau wrote centuries ago. Read more...

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