MAYOR SUSPENDED OVER FERTILIZER FUND SCAM: Centena cannot invoke double jeopardy, CA decision – Sandigan

MAYOR Alex Centena of Calinog, Iloilo cannot seek refuge in the outcome of the administrative aspect of the graft case filed against him and other municipal officials relative to the fertilizer fund scam. This is the stand of the Sandiganbayan as regards the criminal case against Centena for violation of Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and […]

Regional Yarn Production Center to boost textile industry in WV

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE P41.57-million Regional Yarn Production and Innovation Center’ (RYPIC) in Miagao, Iloilo will soon rise to prop up the dwindling textile industry in Western Visayas. On March 8, 2019, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) DOST-Philippine Textile Research Institute (PTRI), Greatwomen Philippines […]

A reformation house for ex-drug peddlers

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in Western Visayas is now looking for possible sites in the region to establish Balay Silangan which will house and serve as Reformation Centers for drug pushers surrenderees. In an interview on Thursday, PDEA 6 officer-in-charge Alex Tablate said Balay Silangan is one strategy of […]

Antique SP deliberates proposed FOI ordinance

SAN JOSE DE BUENAVISTA, Antique – The Antique provincial board approved on second reading the Ordinance Operationalizing Freedom of Information (FOI) in the provincial government. Antique Provincial Board Member Egidio P. Elio, author of the local legislation, said the proposed FOI Ordinance is in keeping with Executive Order (EO) Number 2 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte […]

FAKE NEWS: Elderly leader rebuffs rant attributed to Biron

THE head of the Senior Citizen Federated Association of Iloilo Inc. (SCFAI) in Alimodian, Iloilo denied rumors that 4th district Rep. Ferjenel Biron ranted at Iloilo Gov. Arthur Defensor Sr. in a gathering a week ago. In separate interviews with Aksyon Radyo-Iloilo and Bombo Radyo-Iloilo, SCFAI-Alimodian president Bana-ag Almira called as wrong or false information […]