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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Iloilo’s Gay Fairest crowned Miss Gay Philippines-Universe 2012

STATUESQUE Ilongga gay stunner Erriz Erikha Lanceta bagged the much-coveted star-studded Miss Gay Philippines-Universe 2012 crown held recently at the cool Teatrino Greenhills.

Lanceta, a multi-awarded sultry beauty expert, who is at 5’10” tall, bested 23 other lovely gay hopefuls from around the country. Coming close is Ms. Philippines-World Stephie Zanora of Cebu City, followed by Ms. Earth Michelle Biñas of Sultan Kudarat, Ms. International Bem Bem Radaza of Cagayan De Oro City and Bacolod City’s Crystal Elizalde as Ms. Asia Pacific.

Other than winning the crown, Lanceta also bagged the Best in Swimsuit award. Meanwhile, Biñas took home the Best in National Costume and Best in Gowns awards and Elizalde was cited as Ms. Photogenic.

The stellar members of the Board of Judges were former beauty queens Ms. World 1st runner-up Evangeline Pascual, Bb. Pilipinas-Universe titlists Peachy Veneracion and Maria Ysabel Lopez, the reigning Ms. Earth Athena Imperial, veteran actress Liza Lorena, Lani Lobangco and movie director Boboy Tan.

Now on its 33rd edition, the Miss Gay Philippines beauty pageant was founded and produced annually by famed celebrity columnist Chito Alcid.

“Ms. Gay Philippines beauty pageant is not produced to glorify gays. This is a platform for them to further develop their personality, how to be more productive gays, to be professional in dealing with people, to have positive outlook in life, remind them the importance of moral values and their relationship to society,“ stated pageant producer Chito Alcid.

2012 Ms. Philippines-Universe Erriz Erikha Lanceta will represent our country to the Ms. Gay-Universe 2012 beauty pageant in Thailand this coming November.


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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...

Gamboa reacts-2

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.

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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