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Mangroves victims of tourism mantra

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is ecstatic that the Iloilo River is among the “finalists” for the award called “RiverPrize” that an Australian-based organization reserves for the “most liveable” rivers.   Dr. Jurgenne H. Primavera: mangroves are our first line of defense against calamities and food insecurity.       Iloilo River is a misnomer: it […]


“WEE” stands for Women Economic Empowerment, a Canadian-funded project that could have been   boosted many times by the pork barrel of Pinoy national legislators. Iloilo Province is among the local government units in the Philippines acknowledged as “champion” and “outstanding” by the joint evaluation team of the National Commission on Women and the Canadian Indeternational […]

Kape kag Isyu: traffick and city hall

Kape kag Isyu/ 21 Sept 13 Hotel del Rio via Sky Cable Resource person, Kgd. Inday Lee Zulueta, says that majority in the Iloilo City council, this time, backed Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog’s proposal diverting P4 million of the P8 million from the budget of the Office of Senior Citizens’ Affairs (OSCA) into a “one-time […]

Ferry terminal and pier for a song.

                                                          Mabilog: “PPP contract is above board”     Here’s another case of frying taxpayers in their lard under the guise of public-private partnership or PPP, the […]

Lady Caycay and Frank Drilon

Oton once boasted of an ancient church that had a unique architectural design throughout the Philippines. Lady Caycay dashed all that to the ground, literally, that is. Oton church before Lady Caycay Lady Cay-Cay was an earthquake that demolished more than 30 churches on Panay Island on January 25, 1948 when the West Panay Fault […]

Who is GariNapoles?

What? She has projects in Paranaque? Kamlon and Ibrahim, anchors of the Sunday noontime talk show “Ukay-Ukay”, muttered that in disbelief after learning that health undersecratary Janette Garin plunked her discretionary funds for infra-projects in Paranaque City which is beyond the borders of her constituency in her years as member of the Lower House (1st […]

NUPL statement on the Murder of Antique Lawyer John Mark Espera

    Atty. John Mark Espera. Senseless death     The National Union of Peoples’ Lawyers (NUPL) joins its Iloilo Chapter in condemning the senseless murder of an esteemed colleague in the legal profession, Atty. John Mark Espera.   Atty. Ruby Espera, widow of the victim, thanking sympathizers.     He was gunned down 11:30 […]