LYDIA C. PENDON, TMT

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ILOILO CITY: The city council here will invite three barangay (village) chairmen whose relatives were identified by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and the police as high-value targets operating in the city and nearby provinces on Panay Island. City councilor Plaridel Nava filed a resolution approved by the Sanggunian…

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A coalition of environmental groups has given President Rodrigo Duterte “good ratings” in his first 100 days in office, saying reforms to solve many of the country’s environmental problems have been initiated by the Duterte administration. Citing “changes have begun” in 10 of the 14 environmental demands that they outlined,…

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ILOILO CITY: Drug dependents from six villages surrounding Camp Martin Delgado of the Police Regional Office here are undergoing free drug rehabilitation and treatment under Sobering Our Barangay and Empowering Recovery (SOBER) Intervention Team, a community-based rehabilitation treatment program by the Recovery Program Foundation Inc. based in Cagayan de Oro…

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ILOILO CITY: The right-hand man of slain alleged drug lord Melvin Odicta Sr. surrendered on Tuesday for a murder that he committed 12 years ago in this city. Jesus “Jingjing” Espinosa was sentenced to 12 years in jail but his imprisonment at the New Bilibid Prisons was not immediately carried…

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ILOILO CITY: Two farmers’ groups in the province of Iloilo are assured of market with fair value of their palay (unhusked rice) produce with the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) facilitated by the Department of Agriculture (DA) with local millers and traders in ensuring long-term marketing agreement with…

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ILOILO CITY: A high-value target listed by police as a sub-group leader of the slain alleged drug lord Melvin Odicta Sr. was shot dead after resisting arrest and showing off a hand grenade to a raiding team on Sunday night. Roberto “Toto” Supremo was caught handing a sachet of shabu…

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ILOILO CITY: As the whole nation grieves the passing of Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago, members of the Iloilo media will miss the senator’s generous use of Ilonggo words of endearment aside from her pick-up lines during speaking sorties in this city. Loving Ilonggo words like “Toto, Nonoy, Inday, Nene and Palangga”…

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ILOILO CITY: The Department of Health (DOH) raised the alert level on thyroid cancer as the seventh most common cancer in the Philippines, ranking fourth among females and 17th among males. The DOH report showed that as of July 2014, a total of 5.8 million Filipino adults have goiter, the…

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ILOILO CITY: Despite preventive measures, this city continues to be threatened by the spread of the Zika virus brought about by mosquito bites as the Department of Health (DOH) said three more cases were reported here. The three new Zika cases this week added to the list of confirmed incidents…

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