Archive | June 2013

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Those traffic snarls


Since June 3, drivers and commuters passing through Mandurriao Plaza, Iloilo City have to wiggle their way out of the bedlam of being snarled. There is complete chaos as every driver seeks a space to drive through only to lead the vehicle deeper into the rut of the bottleneck. All streets are filled and there […]

Hall of Just Tiis structurally sound?


Six judges are opting for early retirement than return to the Iloilo Hall of Justice which was abandoned after the February 2011 earthquake that cracked its walls and disjoined vertical columns from beams and other lateral posts. The judges who declined to be identified fear that another round of tremblor with 5.7 intensity in the […]

Taking form for substance


THE BEEKEEPER At the opening of the first semester of school year 2012-2013, the façade of the three buildings of the University of San Agustin facing Luna Street, Iloilo City was newly painted. They looked undoubtedly elegant and immaculate but nobody – and I still want to hear yet of anybody – exclaiming the glory of […]

Enlist nature in fight vs dengue


ILOILO, city and province, has lost its defenses against dengue and continues to lose more. It fails to enlist nature in the fight, its first line of defense in fact. Let’s retreat to yonder years when Iloilo City’s natural waterways were wide and hosts to vast mangrove forests, when most of its ditches were earthen, […]