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Ombudsman probes other Drilon project


A P13.5-million initiative to improve the Iloilo River Esplanade, another pet project of Senate President Franklin Drilon, is under investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman, for alleged irregularities in the procurement process.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Refund of P103M in bonuses ordered


The Commission on Audit (COA) has affirmed an order of its Western Visayas office disallowing yearend bonuses granted to employees of the Iloilo provincial government in 2009 totaling P103 million.

Posted: November 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Church execs say visit of Pope is to archdiocese

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SURVIVORS take part in Mass celebrated in commemoration of the first anniversary of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in Tacloban City, which is included in the itinerary of Pope Francis during his visit to the Philippines in January. RAFFY LERMA

Church officials here want to set the record straight.

Posted: November 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Pact signed to develop Sicogon into tourist destination

AMONG the attractions of Sicogon Island  is the nearby  smaller Tumaquin Island, which  can be reached by wading   at low tide to gather all sorts of shells and mollusks. GRACE SIASON /  CONTRIBUTOR

Plans to develop Sicogon Island into a world-class tourist destination will soon push through after Ayala Land Inc. (ALI) and owners of the island forged a compromise agreement with residents opposing the project.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

2nd hearing on Iloilo ‘overpricing’ urged

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Refusing to admit that his testimony in the Senate on Thursday was a dud, Manuel Mejorada, the complainant in the plunder case against Senate President Franklin Drilon, on Sunday said the blue ribbon committee should call a second hearing to hear further testimony and receive evidence.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »