‘FAILED PROMISES’: DAR intercedes in Sicogon land dispute

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) vowed to mediate between the Sicogon Development Corp (SIDECO) and its partner Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and the Federation of Sicogon Island Farmers and Fisherfolk Association (FESIFFA) to resolve certain disputes in Sicogon Island in northern Iloilo. In a press conference on Thursday, Agrarian Reform […]

PDEA surprises 152 drivers with drug tests

THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency – Region (PDEA-6) launched simultaneous surprise drug tests on drivers of public utility vehicles in Western Visayas morning of March 29, 2019. PDEA-6 regional director Alex Tablate said PDEA spearheaded the activity in line with the agency’s anti-narcotic drive “Oplan Harabas.” PDEA-6 personnel picked drivers of public utility vehicles in […]

ONE TIME, BIG TIME: Coastal cleanup in Iloilo City today

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo Around 1,000 volunteers from non-government organizations, national agencies, public and private schools, City Hall employees, residents, and barangays officials are expected to participate in the city government’s “One Time Big Time” coastal cleanup today. Inspired by the national government’s initiatives in Boracay Island in Aklan and Manila Bay rehabilitation program, the […]

FOLLOW LEGAL PROCESS – MIWD: We welcome competition but…

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE leading water distributor in the city, Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) welcomes competition but they should follow the correct legal process. MIWD made the reaction after the Sangguniang Panlungsod on Tuesday granted a water distribution franchise to the Ayala led-Manila Water Philippine Ventures (MWPV) and its designated joint venture company […]