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Odicta’s firearm licenses revoked
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
EFFECTIVE Feb. 1, 2016, controversial businessman Melvin Odicta Sr. is gun-less.
Well, at least legally.
This, as the PNP Firearm and Explosives Office approved the recommendation of the FEO License Revocation and Restoration Board (FLRRB) to revoke/cancel the License to Own and Possess
P1M lost to pawnshop heist
By: Jennifer Ponsaran-Rendon
MORE OR less P1 million worth of pawned jewelries and cash were lost in a pawnshop robbery in Passi City, Iloilo early morning of Feb. 11, 2016.
Christine Factora, 30, of Tinucuan village, Dingle reported to the police that Christine & Grace Pawnshop on F. Palmares Street, Passi City was robbed.
6 towns probed for violating waste mgt laws
By: Maricyn A. De los Santos and Louine Hope Conserva
SIX LOCAL government units (LGUs) in Western Visayas are under investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman for alleged recurring and blatant violations of Republic Act No. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000).
Violations include the use of open dump sites, and failure to submit Priority Corrective Action Plan (PCAP) to be implemented within a six-month period and/or the submission of a 10-year Solid Waste Management Plan.
5 Iloilo bets seek private guards
By: Louine Hope Conserva
FIVE CANDIDATES in Iloilo province requested for private security from the Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) for the campaign period.
Police Chief Inspector Vicente O. Vicente, chief of the IPPO’s operation branch, said one candidate is from the 1st district, another from the 2nd district, and three from the 5th district.
Babe killed in fire
By: Angelica L. Tapalla
A 7-MONTH-old baby died in an evening fire in Zone 13 Calaparan village, Arevalo, Iloilo City, Feb. 10, 2016.
Fire fighters found the charred body of baby “John” (not his real name) near a mattress in their living room.
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4Ps, Mar Roxas, and the Presidency
February 12, 2016 03:38 AM
By: Manuel “Boy” Mejorada
THE STANDARD-Laylo poll survey published a few days ago determined that much of Mar Roxas' 22% rating for the period Jan 27-Feb 4 could be attributed to the 4Ps program of the national government. Read more...
February 12, 2016 03:36 AM
By: Modesto P. Sao-noy
LET’S CONTINUE examining the reaction of Bacolod Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr. contained in his press release on my series on the report of the Commission on Audit and the findings of a group after Acting Mayor Greg Gasataya took over from suspended Mayor Monico Puentevella.Read more...
Petilla for senator
February 12, 2016 03:24 AM
By: Limuel Celebria
SHOULD HE reach the Senate, former Energy Secretary Carlo Jericho Petilla who’s now running for senator under the Liberal Party would have Health and Education as top priorities in his legislative agenda. Read more...
Prof. Copernicus thinks I am right (Last of 2 parts)
February 12, 2016 03:29 AM
By: Alex P. Vidal
"I'm sorry, if you were right, I'd agree with you." – Robin Williams
NEW YORK CITY – Three big historical events in February, March and April juxtaposed in the calendar of topics Dr. Jozef Copernicus wanted to discuss with me one breezy afternoon in the blizzard-drenched Central Park. Read more...
All roads lead to Miagao
February 12, 2016 03:26 AM
By: Benito T. Jimena
ALL ROADS lead to Miagao for the celebration of its 300th founding anniversary. It is a first class municipality, 40 kilometers south of Iloilo City, an hour ride passing the towns of Oton, Tigbauan, and Guimbal. Read more...
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