International Solidarity Mission on Panay mega dam launched

ILOILO City – The Jalaur River for the People’s Movement (JRPM), an alliance composed of environmental advocates, peoples’ organizations, church people, members of the academe and indigenous people’s organizations, is launching an International Solidarity Mission on the Jalaur River Multipurpose Project Phase II (JRMP2) or the Jalaur mega dam this weekend, July 16-18, 2016. In a…

Flooding to worsen because of Jalaur mega dam

ILOILO City – The Jalaur River for the People’s Movement (JRPM) strongly believes that the annual flooding in Iloilo province will worsen if the Jalaur mega dam is built in the hinterland of Calinog town. “The recent Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) Region 6 report of flood-prone areas confirms that flooding in the province is…

Padrino system alive and kicking in Roxas public hospital

ILOILO City – Padrino system in a public hospital in Roxas City, Capiz is still “alive and kicking” according to a Facebook post of John Vergel Degala Briones on Saturday night. A note posted inside the hospital’s bulletin board instructed all casual and contractual employees to submit their application letters to the provincial governor of…

Groups file malversation raps vs ex-Pres. Aquino, Abad

ILOILO City – Cause-oriented groups today trooped to the Office of the Ombudsman to file a 26 page malversation case against former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and former Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Florencio ‘Butch’ Abad for approving and implementing the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) which was declared unconstitutional and illegal by…

POOLED EDITORIAL | The Prez and the Press

REGRETTABLY, the conversation between President-elect Rodrigo Duterte and the news media has turned sharp and shrill. All but lost in the noise is the two parties’ common duty in law and tradition to serve and to inform the Filipino people on issues, events and policies that affect their interest and welfare. A president—all at once…

Military asset nabbed on women’s day in Aklan

KALIBO, Aklan – Members of the militant groups arrested today a military asset conducting surveillance and taking pictures during the international working women’s day celebration in Kalibo, Aklan. Cezar Nacion Inocencio admitted he is an asset of the Armed Forces of the Philippines but refused to identify his superiors when presented to the Kalibo Police…