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Iloilo braces for 30% land tax hike

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The people of this city should brace for higher prices of commodities, services and housing starting next year after the city council passed on Wednesday an ordinance that increases real property taxes.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Capalla slay case: Rap junked

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Romeo Capalla

The murder complaint against the suspects in the killing of fair trade executive Romeo Capalla has been trashed amid an outcry of international fair trade groups against the failure of law enforcement agencies to solve his killing.

Posted: August 28th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

3 Iloilo execs ordered dismissed for rigged bidding

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The Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from service of three municipal officials in Iloilo who were allegedly involved in a rigged bidding for government infrastructure projects.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Syjuco admits his NGO got pork

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Former Iloilo Representative Augusto "Boboy" Syjuco. FILE PHOTO

Former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Director General Augusto “Boboy” Syjuco Jr. denied any wrongdoing in the use of pork barrel funds, but admitted that, as a new congressman in 1998, he formed his own nongovernment organization to implement projects from his Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF), more popularly known as pork barrel.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Aid continues to pour in for ‘Yolanda’ survivors

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Melvin Castro volunteers in the construction of housing units at a relocation site og GMA Kapuso Foundation in partnership with NHA and Tacloban City Government at Barangay Sto. Nino, Tacloban City for victims of super typhoon Yolanda. Castro and his family will be one of the beneficiaries of the housing units after super typhoon Yolanda destroyed their house in Barangay 88, San Jose, Tacloban City. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

Private donors and organizations continue to pour in assistance to survivors of last year’s Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Panay as communities await the implementation of the government’s rehabilitation and recovery master plan.

Posted: August 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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