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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid shake hands and hold the signed agreements during the signing ceremony at the end of the meeting at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, in Beijing, China Sept. 20, 2019. REUTERS

Maldives not ‘mired in debt trap,’ says China

BEIJING - The Maldives are not “mired in a Chinese debt trap”, the Chinese government’s top diplomat told the visiting Maldivian foreign minister, amid...
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., and then on to North Carolina. AP

US sending troops to bolster Saudi defenses

WASHINGTON – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday approved sending American troops to bolster Saudi Arabia’s air and missile defenses after the largest-ever attack...

WVSU med grads all hurdle licensure exam for doctors

ILOILO City – All of West Visayas State University (WVSU) – College of Medicine’s 93 graduates who took the licensure examination for physicians early...

Treñas aides deny coercing city hall employee

ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñas’ executive assistants and department heads denied coercing, oppressing or threatening a regular city government employee who was reassigned...
Personnel of the city government check on the stalls around the Bacolod Central Market on Sept. 18 after owners were directed to vacate the area as part of road clearing operations. BACOLOD CITY PIO

Bacolod City allots P5-M to repair markets

BACOLOD City – The city government here allocated P5-million to repair and rehabilitate market facilities where displaced sidewalk vendors can occupy.
The Philippine National Police confirms that the Philippine Military Academy cadet Darwin Dormitorio – who died inside the barracks earlier this week – was a victim of hazing. Photo from the Facebook page of Darwin Dormitorio

PNP confirms PMA cadet died due to hazing

MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed that the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) cadet who died inside the barracks earlier this week was...

WV GIRDS FOR POLIO RETURN: DOH Region 6 to boost routine immunization

ILOILO City – Though Western Visayas is not classified a “high risk” area for the reemergence of the highly infectious viral disease poliomyelitis, the...

Should Region 6 be placed under martial law?

ILOILO – Should Western Visayas provinces be placed under martial law to contain the possible spread of killings in Negros Island?
NEVER FORGET, NEVER AGAIN. An effigy of President Rodrigo Duterte is displayed at Iloilo City’s Sunburst Park as activists mark the 47th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. It was on Sept. 21, 1972 when then President Ferdinand Marcos placed the country under military rule to supposedly quell communist rebellion. But yesterday’s (Sept. 20) mass action ahead of the anniversary today was not only about Marcos’ martial law. The protesters also pressed for the resumption of the peace talks between the national government and communists, and a halt to extrajudicial killings and corruption. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN

Iloilo activists mark martial law anniv with ‘National Day of Action’

ILOILO City – Activists here joined yesterday’s National Day of Action to mark the 47th anniversary of the declaration of martial law. They marched...

Manhunt suspended; Surrendering convicts still welcome –BCPO

BACOLOD City – The Philippine National Police (PNP) yesterday put on hold the manhunt against persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) who were released through...

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