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What happened to senior citizens’ social pension?

ILOILO City – Senior citizens in Western Visayas have been wondering where their 2019 social pensions went. The revalidation of...
“The 357 police officers on the list will be given a chance, I have asked the President for time for the PNP to validate and evaluate the list,” says Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa (center). GMA NEWS

PRO-6 to rule on Jovie’s fate – Gamboa

MANILA – The fate of controversial Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido, the sacked deputy director for operations of the Bacolod City Police Office, is...
GOODBYE, JEEPNEYS? A showcase of Filipino ingenuity and resourcefulness, the jeepney started as remodelled army vehicles left behind by US forces after World War II. The core of Philippine public transport for over 70 years, it is patronized mainly by low- to middle-income passengers. Now, the government wants the jeepney phased out. IAN PAUL CORDERO

6-month jeepney traffic experiment starts March

ILOILO City – The Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) of the city government will start a six-month traffic experiment at the Iloilo...
Indigenous Peoples of Iloilo and stakeholders sign a unity pact during an assembly at the Iloilo provincial capitol. They vow to “recognize, respect, protect, and promote the rights of the Indigenous Peoples / Indigenous Cultural Communities (IPs/ICCs) of Iloilo province, establish the necessary mechanisms to enforce and guarantee the realization of their rights, taking into consideration their beliefs, customs, traditions, values, interests, and institutions by providing efficient, gender sensitive responsive and cultural sensitive services.” IME SORNITO/PN

‘Recognize, respect, protect Iloilo IPs’ rights and welfare’

ILOILO – “It is our commitment to recognize, respect, protect, and promote the rights of the Indigenous Peoples / Indigenous Cultural Communities (IPs/ICCs) of...

‘Drug den’ dismantled

BACOLOD City – A suspected operator of a drug den and four individuals were arrested in a sting operation in Silay City, Negros Occidental.
According to acting Malay town Mayor Frolibar Bautista, all public motorized tricycles will be phased out starting May 15. He is urging gasoline-operated tricycle operators to submit their applications for the e-trike program. GMA NETWORK

Ultimatum on Boracay ‘trike’ phase out issued

MALAY, Aklan – In two months, all public motorized tricycles plying the streets of the world-famous Boracay Island in this town will be totally...
Personnel of the Malay Police Station participate in a coastal cleanup activity in the Mangrove Protective Area of Sitio Lugutan, Barangay Manocmanoc, Boracay Island. MALAY PS MASALIGAN

Malay policemen boost first aid capabilities

BORACAY – Police authorities of this town see to it that they can respond not only against criminality, but also during health emergencies as...

2 NegOcc groups ink MOA for cash aid use

BACOLOD City – Two volunteer rescue groups in this province have separately signed an agreement with the Office of Civil Defense in Western Visayas...
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte prepares to board a helicopter after gracing the inauguration of the Sangley Airport Development Project in Cavite City on February 15, 2020. PCOO

Duterte ‘not interested’ in Senate hearing on ABS-CBN franchise — Panelo

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is unlikely to monitor the proceedings of the Senate hearing on Monday regarding the ABS-CBN franchise renewal issue, Malacañang...
Salvacion Gerona, the mother of Vice President Leni Robredo, died on Saturday. Gerona, also known as Sally, was a teacher by profession. She taught in Universidad de Sta Isabel in Naga City, where Robredo finished elementary and high school. SALVACION GERONA VIA FACEBOOK

VP Leni Robredo’s mom passes away

MANILA – Salvacion “Sally” Gerona, mother of Vice President Leni Robredo, has passed away on Saturday evening. She was 83. Robredo...

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