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IPPO commits to arrest last remaining high-value drug suspect in Iloilo this year

The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has committed to hunt down the last remaining high-value drug suspect in the province this year. IPPO Director Senior Superintendent Marlon Tayaba, in an interview over radio station RMN-Iloilo, said efforts to arrest fugitive Ernesto “Erning” Bolivar have been intensified. All police stations, according to him, are continuously monitoring the presence […]

Ombudsman suspends Lambunao vice mayor, fines ex-mayor

The Office of the Ombudsman has suspended Lambunao Vice Mayor Cesar Gonzales for 90 days and fined former Mayor Reynor Gonzales for allegedly receiving transportation allowance (TA) despite using government vehicles. The two officials were found guilty of simple misconduct and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service. The Ombudsman ordered Reynor to […]

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All mayors in the province of Iloilo are now cleared of involvement in illegal drugs, said Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. According to Defensor, House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, secretary general of the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), confirmed to him that Calinog Mayor Alex Centena, Carles Mayor Seigfredo Betita, and Maasin Mayor Mariano Malones are […]

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Psychology grad is Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018

A 25-year-old psychology graduate from Central Philippine University (CPU) was crowned Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018. Demi Patria “Mimi” R. Jainga bested 12 other candidates in the pageant held on Saturday, Jan. 20, at the University of San Agustin Gym in Iloilo City. Jainga also won the Best in Swimwear, Best in Festival Costume, and Best […]

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House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Thursday clarified that Representative Jerry P. Treňas is the official chairman of the ruling party Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) in Iloilo City. “The chair in Iloilo City is Congressman Treňas,” Alvarez told the local media after he administered the oath-taking of about 4,000 new members of PDP-Laban in the third […]

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Tourism chief to grace Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018 coronation night

‎ Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Wanda Teo will grace the Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2018 grand coronation night on Saturday, Jan. 20. Teo is among the confirmed guests at the prestigious event, which will take place at the University of San Agustin Gym, 7 p.m. The coronation night is expected to be grander this year. […]

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No backpacks, glass bottles, drones during Dinagyang

Planning to join the Dinagyang revelry? To avoid the hassle of being inspected, do not bring backpacks during the two-day highlights of the world-renowned festival, Jan. 27 to 28. Police Inspector Mercylin Duero of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), in a press conference on Wednesday, said all backpacks will be subjected for a thorough […]

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PNP needs 15,000 new cops

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will be hiring 15,000 new police officers this year. The recruitment is in a bid to reach the standard policeman to population ratio of 1:500. At present, the PNP has 187,000 uniformed personnel. The ratio is one policeman for every 651 people. Deputy Director General Archie Gamboa, in a press […]

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Nava: Jaro road closure is ‘illegal’

The executive order (EO) temporarily closing a portion of Rizal Street in Jaro district to accommodate vendors is “illegal,” Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava said Tuesday. According to Nava, who is also a lawyer, there is “no legal basis”  for Mayor Jose Espinosa III to implement the road closure from Jan. 8 to Feb. 8, […]

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DILG’s target: Declare 50% of WV villages drug-free by end-2018

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-6) is targeting to declare 50 percent of the barangays in Western Visayas drug-free by the end of 2018. DILG-6 Regional Director Anthony Nuyda said the goal is possible to reach if local officials are serious in cracking down on illegal drugs in their respective areas. Their help and […]

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