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‘ZERO RAIN’ IN ILOILO

Below normal rainfall due to El Niño

By: Louine Hope Conserva

 

ILOILO CITY and province experienced below normal rainfall in the first quarter of 2016 due to the onslaught of El Niño phenomenon, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA).

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City of Love 20th vote-rich in PHL

By: Maricyn A. De los Santos

 

THE LIBERAL Party (LP) led by President Benigno Aquino III staged its last miting de avance in Iloilo City afternoon of May 3, 2016 in hopes of solidifying votes from the City of Love.

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‘Unsatisfied’ customer shoots pimp, hurts another

By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon

 

TWO PERSONS were injured in a drive-by shooting incident evening of May 2, 2016 at City Proper, Iloilo City.

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Aksyon Radyo, TDG join forces for DESISYON 2016

ON MAY 9, 2016 as Filipino voters choose the country’s next set of leaders, Aksyon Radyo Iloilo will become an active participant as the pages of election history unfold.

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ordered a thorough investigation on the senseless killing of radioman Niel "Lito" Jimena in E.B. Magalona, Negros Occidental last August 22, expect police probers, led by E.B. Magalona police chief, SP04 Leonardo Cobing, to make no stone unturned to solve the grisly crime soon.

 

We expect a breakthrough in the case at least before the year ends when witnesses start to come out in the open and pinpoint the perpetrators and the masterminds after the Iloilo Press Club (IPC) dangled a P500,000 reward for anyone who can provide information for the culprits' immediate arrest.

We still maintain that Jimena's murder could have something do to with his part time job as police Senior Inspector Musa Amiyong's "runner" or "hitman" during the police officer's controversial stint as intelligence chief of the Iloilo City Police Office where they became widely known in the underworld community as "Batman and Robin."

 

CARTOON

"Batman and Robin" were hero cartoon characters and partners in fighting the bad guys in society. They tackled their foes in a hand-to-hand combat side by side. One of them was useless if the other was missing.

The Amiyong-Jimena romance that romped off some five years ago, became the object of gossips and constant discussions among coffeeshop habitués in Iloilo City.

How they became infatuated with each other was something that intrigued some rank-and-file cops and fellow radio reporters. One time in a coffeeshop inside SM city, an enraged Jimena punched fellow mediaman Francis Terania "for spreading a gossip about Jimena and Amiyong." Terania, who did not fight back, denied his friend's allegation but theorized "there was something fishy" when a cop and an off-and-on broadcaster form a team purportedly to run after illegal drugs syndicates.

 

FAR-FETCHED

It was not far-fetched for the Amiyong- Jimena tango to hit off since Amiyong is one of the only few police officers closed to members of media in Iloilo City. In fact, he is a "fast drawer" when it comes to picking up the tab for his media friends' coffee and tea.

As Iloilo's "Batman and Robin," they were dreaded and merciless against the small fries but haven't bagged a single big fish despite their well-oiled operations, something that dismayed Amiyong's superiors and lent credence to suspicions they were doing some "monkey business."

We are not saying that Amiyong and Jimena were bad guys and had circumvented the laws or used their power and influence for their own whims and caprices. But one thing's for sure, they are not immaculate!

 

JUSTICE

If he is hell-bent to give justice to his murdered subaltern, Amiyong should disclose to investigators all their botched and successful operations against suspected traders of illegal drugs in the past.

How many arrests have they made during the period of their notoriety as "Batman and Robin?" Who were the personalities involved and how did Amiyong deal with them even if they were known to be untouchables? What is the status of the cases, if there are any, filed against the suspects?

Furthermore, what qualifications did Jimena possess that prompted Amiyong to recruit him to his team? What was Jimena's real job prescription? What step did Amiyong undertake when Jimena was ambushed and survived in 2009 also in Victorias City? What could be the motive of that slay attempt on Jimena's life?

 

OPEN

We are glad Amiyong has started to open his mouth. He should talk more and help ferret out the truth. Jimena has been eliminated. Amiyong is still standing—and talking!

Meanwhile, we appeal to some eager-beaver amateurs not to muddle the issue by prematurely pointing to an Iloilo City politician as the possible mastermind in the murder.

We believe Jimena was killed not because of his role as "anti-graft crusader" and for lambasting politicians in his blocktime programs.

These issues are peanuts vis-a-vis the major angles being doggedly pursued by cracked probers that somebody could have double-crossed or hoodwinked someone in a very complicated transaction that turned awry.

 

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Let’s be a gift to all

May 04, 2016 03:08 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

YES, WE HAVE to be a gift to everybody, starting with God and with everyone else, including those who may not like us. We have been wired and equipped for it. We are meant for it. Read more...

Undue advantage

May 04, 2016 02:42 AM

By: Modesto P. Sa-onoy

AN OFFICE is defined as a position of authority or trust. Public office is thus a position of authority granted by the Read more...

We will prevail

May 04, 2016 02:20 AM

By: Limuel S. Celebria

AS EXPECTED Presidential front runner Rodrigo Duterte’s opponents tried to sabotage the Davao City mayor’s impending victory with what is clearly a manufactured claim.  Read more...

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