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Sandiganbayan convicts Janiuay mayor, officials

Sandiganbayan convicts Janiuay mayor, officials

The Sandiganbayan First Division has found Janiuay Mayor Frankie Locsin guilty of graft in connection with the almost P15 million cash assistance fund. Locsin was sentenced to at least six years and one month in prison, based on a complaint filed against him in 2001. The anti-graft court also found guilty Executive Assistant Ricardo Minurtio, Municipal […]

Anti-plastic ordinance violators may face heavy fines

The ordinance banning the use of plastic bags in Iloilo City is set to take effect on March 5. City Councilor Nielex Tupas, who authored the 2013 Non-Biodegradable Plastic Shopping Bag Regulation Ordinance, said the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of the ordinance were already approved. The IRR will be enforced by the City Environment […]

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DepEd reminds schools to keep grad rites simple

The Department of Education (DepEd) reiterated that graduation ceremonies in schools should be simple but meaningful and should promote civil rights, foster a sense of community, and encourage personal responsibilities. Education Secretary Br. Armin Luistro FSC said, “While graduation rites mark a milestone in the life of the graduates, these should be conducted without excessive […]

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Iloilo City tops skills registrants, summer jobs for youth

Iloilo City topped the list of skills registrants for job matching and summer jobs offered to poor but deserving youth, as cited by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Western Visayas. Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog stressed the recognition manifested the City Government’s initiatives and efforts in providing access and delivering more employment […]

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Fire hits houses, apartment, center in Iloilo City

A fire broke out Saturday afternoon, February 28, in Barangay Arguelles, Jaro District, Iloilo City. The two houses owned by Samuel Teodosio and Salvador Cordova, a nine-door apartment owned by Celina Jardeliza Cruz and a 12-room boarding house owned by Joanne Martinez were totally burned while an international language center was partially burned. Based on the initial […]

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Iloilo City Hosts International Taekwondo Tilt

The Iloilo City Government is hosting the Philippines’ staging of the 2015 Asia-Pacific Taekwondo Invitational Championships on Feb. 28-March 1 at SM City mall. “Iloilo City marks a milestone in the Philippine sports history by being the first local government unit to host an international Taekwondo tournament in the country, outside Metro Manila,” stressed Mayor Jed Patrick […]

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Crime incidents in Iloilo City down 12% in January

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) recorded lesser crime incidents in January this year compared to the same month in the previous year. From 1,279 crime incidents in January 2014, the number went down to 1,120 this year, lower by 12 percent. The crime solution efficiency (CSE) in the city increased by nearly 54 percent, […]

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IPHO to parents: Keep your children active this summer

This early, parents are encouraged to have a plan to ensure that their schoolchildren are active and spend less time on their high-tech gadgets, playing computer and watching TV as the summer school break approaches. Dr. Maria Socorro Colmenares-Quinon, Iloilo Provincial Health Officer I, urged parents to allot at least an hour of physical activity […]

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DILG intensifies disaster preparedness efforts

The Department of Interior and Local and Government (DILG) is intensifying its efforts on disaster preparedness with the implementation of Operation Listo and the use of disaster preparedness manuals. Operation Listo, which was launched on February 18 at the Iloilo Grand Hotel, Iloilo City, aims to strengthen the capacity of local government units (LGUs) in […]

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