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PDEA: Drugs dumped in towns around city
By: Louine Hope Conserva
THE suburbs around Iloilo City have become the “bagsakan” or drop off points of illegal drugs, according to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
PDEA-6 regional director Paul Ledesma reported the concern during the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP)-Iloilo meeting Tuesday.
The suburbs or so-called “first towns” in Iloilo province are Oton, Pavia, Leganes and San Miguel.
“Damo man gyapon drugs sa province. But now we are dwelling more on very small groups of personalities operating in tandem, each with their own supplies from different sources. So they cannot claim that there is an existing monopoly in the drug trade in the city or province,” said Ledesma.
He added that drug personalities also changed their major players or peddles to avoid arrests.
14 WV schools seek tuition fees increase
By: Angelica L. Tapalla
THE Commission on High Education (CHED) said 14 colleges and universities in Western Visayas want to increase tuition fees in the next school year.
Dr. Rex Casiple, CHED-6 education specialist, said the 14 schools sent letters informing their office that they will initiate consultations on the tuition fee increase (TFI).
Casiple said the letter of intent triggers the TFI process.
While declined to name the schools which already expressed their intent to express tuition and other fees, Casiple said seven schools are in Iloilo, two in Negros Occidental and one each in Roxas, Aklan and Antique.
City Hall mulls ban on smoking workers
By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
BOUYED by the Iloilo City government’s achievement in the anti-smoking campaign, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said he is contemplating to hire non-smoking job hires to make the City Hall a haven of non-smokers.
Mabilog revealed his plan after the City government received for the third consecutive time the Red Orchid trophy for outstanding achievement in the Department of Health’s non-smoking program.
The feat installed Iloilo City in the Hall of Fame of the DOH program.
“Let us go forward. I am contemplating of employing only non-smokers as job hires next time,” he told city hall beat reporters.
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Duterte and federalism
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By: Alex P. Vidal
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You need not catch the culprit; just check on his travel data
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By: Wenceslao E. Mateo Jr.
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