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Capalla slay case: Rap junked

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

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

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 »

Failure to nab trade exec’s killers hit

FRIENDS, family members and supporters of  slain fair trade executive Romeo Capalla unveil a  10-foot concrete memorial sculpture at  the fence of the office of Panay Fair Trade Center in Barangay Tagbak Sur in Oton, Iloilo province.  The sculpture  was unveiled in commemoration  of the fifth month after his murder and after an international  fact-finding and solidarity mission by fair trade organizations. NESTOR P. BURGOS JR./ INQUIRER VISAYAS

OTON, Iloilo—International fair trade organizations have decried the failure of Philippine authorities to arrest those behind the March 15 killing of Panay fair trade executive Romeo Capalla.   “I am not just frustrated. I am shocked. I am angry,” said Rudy Dalvai, global president of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO), on the lack of [...]

Posted: August 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »