Teenage pregnancies in Iloilo coastal areas rise

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:35 p.m.

TEENAGE pregnancies are on the rise in a number of coastal barangays in Iloilo City.

The barangays are in Molo and Arevalo districts, according to the City Population Office headed by Mary Ann Ramos.

Drilon bats for liberalized law practice

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:35 p.m.

SENATE President Franklin Drilon is pushing for a liberalized law practice in the Philippines and allowing foreign lawyers to practice in the country once the Asean integration takes effect late this year.

In a radio interview in Iloilo City, Drilon said liberalizing the law practice will help Filipino law practitioners keep pace with market and policy shifts as a result of the integration.

Drilon bats for liberalized law practice

Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 10:07 p.m.

SENATE President Franklin Drilon is pushing for a liberalized law practice in the Philippines and allowing foreign lawyers to practice in the country once the Asean integration takes effect late this year.

In a radio interview in Iloilo City, Drilon said liberalizing the law practice will help Filipino law practitioners keep pace with market and policy shifts as a result of the integration.

Council approves report on terminal market anomalies

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 08:06 p.m.

THE ILOILO City council has recommended charges against eight city officials and employees implicated in anomalies at the Iloilo terminal market.

In a 44-page committee report, the council on Tuesday recommended that charges be brought before the Ombudsman Visayas against City Administrator Norlito Bautista, accountable officer Marcela Ymalay of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO), LEEO Market Supervisors Wenona Jaudian and Enrique Billena; employee Fedelyn Villalobos, market in-charge Ely Sumaray, local revenue officer Zenia de la Cruz, and former LEEO Vincent de la Cruz.

Council blasts port project

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 08:04 p.m.

THE Iloilo City Council's Committee on Engineering, Construction and Public Works wants the Philippine Ports Authority to stop the construction of a water tank at the city's roro port terminal, saying it has no building permit from the City Engineer's Office.

In a report read by Councilor Rodel Fullon Agado, the committee also said the project's contractor, Opell Construction, violated labor laws and tolerated poor working conditions. (LCP)

City Hall needs non-smoking workers

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 04:47 p.m.

ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has made it clear he will enforce the city's campaign against smoking to the letter.

That means not accepting smokers who are applying for jobs in City Hall.

Motorists reminded to respect bike lanes

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 04:45 p.m.

MOTORISTS must show road courtesy to bicyclists using Iloilo City's bicycle lanes.

The reminder came from Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog after receiving a report that a motorist harassed two cyclists by blaring his horn along Senator Benigno Aquino Avenue.

OIC named for Iloilo traffic management office

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 04:45 p.m.

ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has named Donnalyn Rose Acap as officer-in-charge of the Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office (TMTRO).

Acap was head of TMTRO operations before her appointment, which took effect Monday.

Apec committee assures Iloilo hosting even without ICC

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 07:07 p.m.

THE Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec)-National Organizing Committee had assured the hosting of Iloilo City of two Apec ministerial meetings in September and October this year even if construction of the main venue Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) is not finished on time.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said that NOC head Ambassador Marciano Paynor and his staff were in the city early this week to see and evaluate other possible venues for the meetings, and were impressed with what they saw even with or without the ICC.

Mayor wants reforms at terminal market

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 07:06 p.m.

MAYOR Jed Patrick Mabilog had met with officials of the City Treasurer’s Office, City Council, human resources and budget office to discuss reforms and change practices at the Iloilo terminal market.

The terminal market has been the site of recent investigations and irregularities perpetuated by some personnel at the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) supervising the seven city public markets.

City eyes daycare children’s role in anti-smoking drive

Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 07:05 p.m.

ANOTHER innovative approach and strategy in the comprehensive anti-smoking campaign in Iloilo City is to tap children in daycare centers as instrument to advise their parents against smoking.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the anti-smoking advocacy will start from the daycare centers up to the university level, as the city braces for a total smoke-free urban center.

Iloilo City bans plastic shopping bags

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:27 p.m.

STORE owners and street vendors in Iloilo City have been ordered to stop using plastic bags to pack their goods.

The ban was imposed after the implementing rules and regulation (IRR) of the city's Non-biodegradable Plastic Shopping Bag Ordinance were released.

Mabilog affirms loyalty to President

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:26 p.m.

ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog reiterated his loyalty to President Benigno Aquino III during the anniversary of the Edsa Revolution on Wednesday.

"The Edsa had served its purpose in bringing back democracy to the country and we have to follow the 'tuwid na daan' momentum. Whenever the President is, I will follow him for our goal is for honest and clean society," Mabilog said.

Iloilo to host Asean anti-smoking workshop

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:26 p.m.

THE 3rd Asean Anti-Smoking Workshop will be held in Iloilo City May 15-18 in recognition of the city's efforts to fight tobacco use.

Taking part in the workshop are more than 300 delegates from different cities in the Asean.

City to implement daytime parking ban

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 07:25 p.m.

STARTING February 25, the Iloilo City Government will impose a daytime ban on parking.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the no-parking period will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

8 government workers may face sanctions

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 07:44 p.m.

EIGHT Iloilo City Government employees may get administrative and criminal sanctions for their involvement in the terminal market anomaly.

Those recommended for possible sanctions are City Administrator Norlito Bautista, Marcela Ymalay of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO), LEEO market supervisors Wenona Jaudian and Enrique Billena, job hire Fedelyn Villalobos, market-in-charge Ely Sumaray, local revenue officer Zenia de la Cruz, and relieved LEEO chief Vincent de la Cruz.

Iloilo is elephantiasis-free

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 07:44 p.m.

THE Department of Health (DOH) has declared Iloilo as a lymphatic filariasis-free province as a result of its successful mass drug administration since November 2008.

Lymphatic filariasis, also known as elephantiasis, is a painful and profoundly disfiguring disease causing temporary or permanent disability, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Erring city market employees face cases at Ombudsman

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 08:18 p.m.

CHARGES of dishonesty, falsification of public documents and concealing of facts and information will be filed before the Ombudsman Visayas against at least nine Iloilo City Hall employees.

Rodel Fullon Agado, chairman of the City Council's market committee, said the committee is finishing the report on the charges that will be discussed during the council's regular session on Tuesday.

5 Iloilo councilors for Binay but still back local LP bets

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 08:17 p.m.

THE five Iloilo City councilors who have announced their support for Vice President Jejomar Binay's presidential bid will continue to back incumbent Representative Jerry P. Trenas, Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and Vice Mayor Jose Espinosa III, who are all from the Liberal Party (LP).

"We are only for Binay for president and definitely, we are not for his political party. There is only one we are supporting in the opposition but in the local level, we are in full support for the incumbent solon, city mayor and vice mayor," said one of the five councilors, Rodel Fullon Agado of the PMP party.

Paraw Regatta sails high at Iloilo Strait

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 08:16 p.m.

MORE than 50 sailboats joined the 43rd Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival, considered the biggest sailboat race in Asia, last Sunday.

The race, held at the city's Villa Beach, is one of the events serving as a run-up to the Ministerial Meetings of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) in September and October.

Drilon leads int'l parliamentarian seminar on human rights

Monday, February 23, 2015 - 08:15 p.m.

SENATE President Franklin Drilon will be the lead convenor in the two-day regional seminar on human rights for Asia Pacific parliamentarians in Manila.

The seminar, which starts Thursday, will tackle "Translating international human rights commitments into national realities: The contributions of parliaments to the work of United Nations Human Rights Council."

City to use 2 sites for ‘wine of honor’ rites

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 07:48 p.m.

ILOILO City is preparing two venues for the gala vin d’honneur (wine of honor) of the Independence Day celebration, which will be held on June 12, 2015.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog said the Iloilo Convention Center (ICC) is being prepared to host the celebration, which will be led by President Benigno Aquino III with 75 foreign ambassadors and chiefs of foreign missions in the Philippines.

No coup d'etat threat in Iloilo, Guimaras

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 05:38 p.m.

TOP police officials in the provinces of Iloilo and Guimaras said there is no threat of a coup d’etat in the provinces.

Police Sr. Supt. Ricardo de la Paz of the PNP provincial command in Guimaras and Sr. Supt. Cornelio Salinas Jr. of the PNP provincial command in Iloilo said their respective provinces are peaceful and there is no reported jitter or rumor of a police uprising.

Iloilo mega dam project 6 months delayed

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 08:40 p.m.

THE construction of the P11.2 billion mega dam project in Calinog, Iloilo is delayed by six months pending the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP) approval on the second memorandum of agreement that details the demands of affected indigenous people in the project site.

Project Engineer Jesus Datoon of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) said his agency could not start the actual construction of the Jalaur River Multi-purpose Project (JRMP) without the NCIP certification.

Iloilo City bags Hall of Fame Award in anti-smoking initiative

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 08:38 p.m.

ILOILO City is now in the Hall of Fame as it bags another award from the Department of Health for the city’s anti-smoking initiatives.

Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, Councilor Joshua Alim, who is the chairman of the Iloilo City Anti-Smoking Task Force (ICAST), and ICAST Executive Director Inigo Garingalao will receive the plaque of recognition in a ceremony at the SMX Convention Center in Metro Manila on Friday, February 20.

Council okays vehicle clamping agreement

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 08:38 p.m.

THE City Council has approved a memorandum of agreement with a private firm to fully implement the traffic regulation project on clamping of parked vehicles in regulated city streets.

In a regular session on Tuesday, February 17, Councilor Plaridel Nava, chairman of the committee on transportation, said the council imprimatur will pave the way for full clamping implementation starting February 25.

City eyes regulation of illegal call centers

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 06:32 p.m.

ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is eyeing to include in an executive order the regulations on illegal call centers that proliferate in the internet shops in the city.

Ben Palma, of the Task Force on Internet and Gaming Center, Anti-Piracy and Pornography, said the mayor’s executive order will augment the full implementation of Regulation Ordinance 2001-185, which regulates the internet shops and to give more teeth and strengthen the task force in regulating the computer shops.

LTO eyes La Paz school to study traffic rules

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 06:31 p.m.

THE Land Transportation Office (LTO) in Western Visayas is planning to conduct an information campaign on traffic rules and regulations in one school in La Paz district, Iloilo City.

LTO Regional Director Dennis Singson said he started the traffic education in one school in Cebu and students have an appreciation of traffic rules, especially in urban centers.

Pavia lot ‘not economically viable’ as reloc site

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 06:26 p.m.

MAYOR Jed Patrick Mabilog nixed the idea of converting the city-owned seven hectares lot into a relocation site for the burgeoning informal settlers in Iloilo City, saying it is not economically viable.

The site is the abandoned low-cost housing project in Ungka, Pavia, Iloilo that the City Government is currently selling at P2,500 per square meter as recommended by the Commission of Audit (COA).

Clamping of parked vehicles starts February 25

Friday, February 13, 2015 - 06:25 p.m.

THE Iloilo City Government will fully implement the traffic regulation project on clamping of parked vehicles in regulated city streets starting February 25, said an official.

Cuncilor Plaridel Nava, chairman of the City Council committee on transportation, said the project is a joint venture agreement with 3L Corp. at no cost to the City Government but with a sharing scheme of 70 percent for the private corporation and 30 percent for the city on fines paid by owners of vehicles caught illegally parked. Tires of the illegally parked vehicles will be clamped.

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