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ILOILO Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office chief Jerry Bionat (left), representing Governor Arthur Defensor Sr., welcomes the participants in the kick off activity for the National Disaster Consciousness Month held at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol lobby July 3. Also in photo are Dr. Nathaniel Servando of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), Office of Civil Defense regional director Rosario Cabrera, Usec. Proceso Domingo of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council and Dominador Go representing Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. (ECGarcia)

 

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Graciano Lopez Jaena inspires Ilonggo journalists

December 19,2014 12:54 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” – Tecumseh

THE REASON why Ilonggos are so proud and probably the most-inspired journalists in the country in this generation is Graciano Lopez Jaena. Read more...

Trash and more

December 19,2014 12:52 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

BACOLOD CITY is awash not just with cash but also with trash. Yesterday I said that something smells but it is not just the reported hefty “bonus” that some members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod reportedly got for the rapid approval of the Real Estate Tax hikes. Three million pesos of intelligence and therefore unaccountable funds can really make the SP move even doing away with legal requirements for such an ordinance. In that sense the councilors got the cash and lot owners and developers got the trash. Read more...

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