Text messages began circulating lately about a political candidate who employed convicts to advance his personal interests.
The messages were sent to local police authorities, businessmen, and other sectors of the society.
After a quite lengthy lull, budol-budol operation is back.
During the celebration of the Jaro Fiesta last February 2, a woman reported that she was hoodwinked by two budol-budol suspects.
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City Legal Officer Atty. Edgar Gil said the groundbreaking for the new Iloilo City Hall project is set on Feb. 15 following the awarding of the contract to FF Cruz- Freyssinet Philippines.
Gil, who is the chair of Bids and Awards Committee, said Mayor Jerry Treñas will issue a Notice to Proceed to the contractor after the groundbreaking rites to formally start the construction of the seven-storey city hall building.
To ensure the success and sustainability of all funded livelihood projects in Western Visayas, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 planned to intensify its efforts in monitoring existing and new livelihood projects funded in 2009.
City Mayor Jerry Treñas asked the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to be vigilant after the five suspected members of the notorious basag-kotse gang were released from Jaro police station detention cell after posting bail.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo underscored the role of the Ronald Raymond Lacson Sebastian (RRLS)-Information and Communications Technology Academy of the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University, Molo Inc. (JBLFMU) in promoting this city as a center of information and communications technology (ICT).
ROXAS CITY – The provincial government under the leadership of Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr. saved some P20 million in a bidding conducted by the Bids and Award Committee (BAC) last January for the construction of Sen. Gerry Roxas Memorial Hospital in Dao, Capiz which is funded by the Department of Health (DOH).
ROXAS CITY – A 67-year old mother has charged her son with arson for burning her house in Baragnay Cabungahan, Maayon, Capiz, recently.
ROXAS CITY – Streamers about the P728 million fertilizers scam have been observed to be removed while the streamers about the P683 million proposed loan remain intact and displayed in conspicuous places here and some towns in the province of Capiz.
BACOLOD CITY – Provincial Governor Isidro P. Zayco has asked President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo the amount of P59 million to help mitigate the impact of the El Niño phenomenon to the most basic agricultural crops in the province.
The National Food Authority is now selling refined sugar at P48 per kg to some market-based outlets such as the Institutionalized Bigasan sa Palengke (IBSP) being operated by federation of NFA accredited rice retailers in Metro Manila to help stabilize the commodity’s price.
THE Student Nurses Association of the Philippines (SNAP) – Iloilo Chapter held the first search for Mr. and Ms. Iloilo Nursing at the University of San Agustin gym last December.
TRUE to its Lions motto, “We serve,” the Iloilo City (Host) Lions Club, headed by Dr. Greg Sancho, MJF in addition to the several activities undertaken by the club had conducted medical missions in different barangays in the varied districts of Iloilo.
THE Red Steakhouse in Smallville Business Complex had been a favorite place for artists to showcase their works. The mezzanine of the said restaurant serves as a gallery and those who had been featured here already were Babak Niaraki
ONE of the exciting facts of Dinagyang Festival is that organizations have the chance to parade and present on the streets during the afternoon after the tribes competition. Dressed in their uniforms, these organizations showcase their dance steps and other gimmicks,