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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Explain P1-B water project, Jamora urged

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — A former administrator of the Local Water Utility Administration (LWUA) was dared to level-up his “crusade” against corruption.

Lorenzo “Larry” Jamora was asked by Medardo Pestaño, former general manager of the Metro Roxas Water District (MRWD), to explain MRWD’s P1-billion water expansion project.

The public wants to know the real score of the project, Pestaño said, which allegedly cau...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, April 25, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

 
ENVIRONMENTAL ACVITISTS check this eroded hill in the hinterlands of Ajuy, Iloilo due to alleged mining explorations. A number of residents from hinterland villages of northern Iloilo condemn the mining explorations. They urge the provincial government to revoke the permits issued to the mining proponents.
‘BAD FOR ECOLOGY’
70 mining applications waiting MGB action

ROXAS City – Seventy applications for large-scale mining in Western Vis...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, April 10, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

PB oks ‘anniv bonus’ for Capitol workers

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The Provincial Board the other day approved the provincial government’s P9-million supplemental budget.

Included in the budget was the allocation for the anniversary bonus of Provincial Capitol officials and employees.

Gov. Victor Tanco earlier requested for the approval of the supplemental budget for the Office of the Governor, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, Provincial Planning and Develo...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

3 cops ‘maul’ man

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — A 47-year-old man might file a formal complaint against three policemen here for allegedly mauling him a few weeks ago.

Rodel Balsote of Brgy. Dayao here said he was manhandled by three police officers, one of them a certain PO2 De la Fuente.

Balsote said the policemen picked him up while he was having a drinking binge in the house of his cousin Renato Aracol on March 24, and forced him to ride on the police patrol car.

One of the th...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

NOISE BARRAGE VS FUEL PRICE HIKE 
No transport strike — drivers, operators

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The Hugpong Transport Group (HTG) in the province will hold a noise barrage at 3 p.m. today to protest the recent fuel price hike.

Jeepney and tricycle drivers and operators in the province, however, will not join the transport strike currently being held in other provinces and cities in the country, said the HTG spokesperson, Jubert Carandang.

Carandang appealed to fellow operat...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Soldier kills civilian – report

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — An alleged member of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division in Jamindan, Capiz is being investigated for killing a civilian recently.

The police identified the victim as Larry Atanacio, 24, of Sitio Agbalagon, Brgy. Jaina Norte, 
Jamindan.

Pending further investigation, the suspect’s identity is being withheld.

Reports reaching the Capiz Police Provincial Office said Atanacio and the suspect were on their way to...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

WVRAA MEET BUDGET
Roxas City didn’t give any — Celino

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — This city government did not have any contribution to the budget of the province’s delegation to the recently concluded 2011 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet.

In a press conference yesterday, Mayor Angel Alan Celino admitted not giving any financial support to the participants after the Department of Education (DepEd) failed to specify where the appropriated amount will g...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


   


2011 WVRAA Meet
Lack of budget, support 
put Capiz on 4th place

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The “poor” performance of the Capiz delegation during the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet in Iloilo City yesterday was due to the lack of budget and ample time for the athletes’ practice.

The delegation from the province placed 4th in the overall ranking.

This was confirmed by Ronilo Tu, sports coordinator of the Depa...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


   


Inmates to make, sell hollow blocks

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — About 30 inmates from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) in Brgy. San Jose here will become much more useful individuals while waiting for the resolution of cases filed against them.

The city government, through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO), has allotted P200,000 to assist the inmates in their “livelihood” — making hollow blocks.

T...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


   



Capiceño engineers join 
nationwide cleanup drive

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) Capiz Chapter joined yesterday a synchronized nationwide environmental cleanup drive.

Led by Chapter President Engr. Edgar Agana, PICE-Capiz cleaned the beach of Brgy. Dumolog here – one of the major tourist attractions in Capiz.

According to Engr. Razel Demontaño, PICE-Capiz secretary, about 58 members attende...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, April 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

4 teeners ‘rape’ girl

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — A 16-year-old girl complained to the police that she was sexually molested by four boys inside a boarding house here.

The girl said a certain Nonoy, through a text message, invited her to come to the latter’s boarding house.

Upon arriving at the boarding house, she was introduced by Nonoy to his three other friends, all private school students, the girl told the police.

She said the suspects bought liquor and invited her to a dr...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Archbishop marks 50th sacerdotal year

ROXAS City — Capiz Archbishop, Most Rev. Onesimo Gordoncillo, D.D., is celebrating his golden sacerdotal anniversary as a priest starting yesterday.

The 76-year old archbishop, who has been assigned to the archdiocese of Capiz for 25 years now after he was installed here in August 27, 1986, will have his golden jubilee celebration from March 17–18 this year here.

Top officials of the Catholic Church led by Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Most ...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

City enforces smoking ban in public places

ROXAS City — The city government is determined to enforce the “no smoking” ordinance in all public places here.

Councilor Powell del Rosario, who authored the ordinance, said they will strictly enforce the same as it is not only a campaign on health but on environmental protection and preservation.

When the ordinance is enforced, all offices in the city hall will be free from cigarette smoke as they have designated ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

City fire station to get 
new equipment – mayor

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The Roxas City Fire Station will soon receive a water tanker from this city government and two fire trucks from the national government, assured Mayor Angel Alan Celino.

In a recent press conference, the city fire chief, Fire Insp. Kenneth Lester Gemotea, admitted that their firefighting equipment are already obsolete.

Celino was saddened with what happened to the two families whose hous...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Roxas City police moves 
to new headquarters soon

ROXAS City — Policemen of the Roxas City Police Station (RCPS) will soon transfer to its new headquarters in Kilometer 1, Brgy. Lawaan.

This was hinted by the regional police director, Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol Jr., during the graduation rites of the 22-member Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team of RCPS here.

“While you have the full equipment and mobility, it is important also that you need a better house so in due time you will mov...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Mayor to investigate ‘irregularity’ in CHO

ROXAS City — Mayor Angel Alan Celino will investigate the alleged falsification of official receipt committed by an employee of the City Health Office.

Celino vowed that there will be no “white-wash” in the investigation against Chona Dublado.

“Let us give her due process (for her) to answer all the alleged irregularities … She will be presumed innocent until proven otherwise,” said Celino.

The anomaly was discovered recently whe...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Fish kill due to water contamination – DA

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Fishes in the river in Brgy. Dulangan, Pilar town died due to lack of oxygen, an official of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Capiz said.

Contamination — the river allegedly contained toxins — reduces oxygen levels in a water body, according to Audie Belargo, senior agriculturist of the DA-Capiz.

An analysis was recently conducted on the water sample taken from the river in the village where the fish kil...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, March 14, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

‘No plastic day’ in Roxas City pushed

ROXAS City — An ordinance prohibiting the use of plastic bags at least once a week in stores, malls and markets in this city will be introduced by Councilor Powell Del Rosario.

Such an ordinance, if enacted, is seen to reduce, if not eliminate, plastic bags as packaging materials.

“There is now a need to regulate the use of plastic bags to prevent potential serious imbalance particularly in the city’s canals, creeks, rivers and other waterway...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

P63-M bridge inaugurated

BY ALEX A. LUMAQUE

ROXAS City — A P63-million bridge in Brgy. Pangabat, Jamindan town was recently inaugurated. It is officially open to the public and can facilitate the transport of produce to the market.

Pangabat Punong Barangay Lino Calixterio said the bridge is of great help to his constituents and the residents of neighboring barangays.

It shortens their time in bringing their products to the market, he said.

The military personnel will also have a shorte...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

‘Fish kill may be due to erratic climate’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — What caused the recent fish kill in a river in Brgy. Dulangan, Pilar town?

It may not necessarily be the waste from the Capiz Sugar Central allegedly dumped into the river but natural climatic changes, a Department of Agriculture official said.

The official, who requested for anonymity for being unauthorized to give a statement, said there are many factors that may cause fish kill in an area, and one of them ...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, March 12, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

CAPIZtahan goes to Manila in April

WEDNESDAY, 02 MARCH 2011 23:57

 

By JOEL E. CAPUNDAN

ROXAS CITY — The provincial and city governments here will celebrate CAPIZtahan on April 15 to 17 at Araneta Center, Cubao, Manila.

In preparation for the celebration, there will be a launching activity on March 4 to 5 dubbed as Dali sa Capiz or Come to Capiz.

Rep. Antonio del Rosario told The News Today  the  launching activity aims to promote Roxas City and Capiz as tourist destination.

Ar...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Sugar central blamed on fish kill

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Residents of Brgy. Dulangan, Pilar town blamed the Capiz Sugar Central for the fish kill that occurred in the river in the village.

Most village residents already fear having no more source of food and livelihood after the fish kill, Merlinda Almorin of Sitio Cantel said.

Folks from the barangay’s four sitios — Lahab, Bato-bato, Siha and Cantel — have fishing as their source of living.

The incident was allegedly c...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Some 4Ps beneficiaries ‘questionable’

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Some beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps), a poverty alleviation program of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), are questionable, a source said.

Some of the program’s family recipients do not actually belong to the indigent sector, according to the source.

Some of them have a teacher and a soldier, while others own a business establishment a...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

City reopens birthing clinic

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The city government reopened its birthing clinic at the City Health Office (CHO) on Inzo Arnaldo Village here yesterday.

The birthing clinic, which will be open 24/7, will be manned by 11 personnel, including Dr. Madeline Bucayan as chief.

Other members of the staff are Marissa Barrios, Teresita del Rosario, Aileen Oliver, Melrose Asis, Crisna Salvie Besa, Rosemarie Jumpay, Jerlynne Silvera, Lauren J...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

UNOPPOSED
Dadivas elected VMLP nat’l VP

ROXAS City — Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas was elected as national vice president for operations of the Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines (VMLP) unopposed during the league’s 19th National Convention at the Waterfront Insular Hotel in Davao on February 24–26.

This was the second time Dadivas was elected to a national post.

Despite being a neophyte vice mayor then, Dadivas was elected as national vice president for finance du...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Coconut leaf beetles infest 4 towns

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City —Brontispa longissima, also known as the coconut leaf beetle, has already infested four towns in the province.

From Ivisan where it was first detected, the infestation has already affected young coconut trees in the municipalities of Dumarao, Dumalag and Tapaz, said Jeffrey delos Reyes, Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) Capiz chief.

But Delos Reyes continued assuring that there is no need for coconut farmers to worry.

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

 


Roxas City fire equipment obsolete

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The Bureau of Fire Protection’s (BFP) firefighting equipment here are obsolete and need upgrading, said Fire Inspector Kenneth Lester Gimotea.

BFP’s three fire trucks are already over three decades old. Its “most recent” truck was acquired 19 years ago yet, he revealed.

“It’s time to upgrade or firefighting equipment,” said Gimotea who has been heading the BFP here sinc...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Have children immunized 
vs measles, parents urged

ROXAS City — Health authorities in the province again called on parents to have their children immunized against measles.

Medical Specialist Dr. Evelyn Bolido of the Provincial Health Office (PHO) continues to urge the parents of children who are nine months old to avail themselves of the government’s free immunization.

Dr. Bolido said immunization against measles is one of those vaccines being given for free.

She said the Department o...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


‘I wanted to save Jacky from fire’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Marilyn Cabaña-Pantaleon said she wanted to save her daughter Jacqueline from the fire that engulfed their house on February 16.

“I was willing to give up my life just to save my daughter. No mother could let her daughter die,” said an emotional Pantaleon during a press conference at the Filamer Christian University (FCU) yesterday.

Fifteen-year-old Jacqueline, initially identified only as Jacky, died after she...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, March 1, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


PROV’L HOSPITAL TRANSFER

Deed of donation from Ongs ready

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The deed of donation of a two-hectare land supposedly for the new area of the provincial hospital was already prepared.

With this, the transfer of the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) is likely to happen, according to Gov. Victor Tanco.

Tanco earlier thought about transferring RMPH to a wider and more accessible place, as part of improving the provincial government’s health services.

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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

PROV’L HOSPITAL TRANSFER
Deed of donation from Ongs ready

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The deed of donation of a two-hectare land supposedly for the new area of the provincial hospital was already prepared.

With this, the transfer of the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) is likely to happen, according to Gov. Victor Tanco.

Tanco earlier thought about transferring RMPH to a wider and more accessible place, as part of improving the provincial government’s health services.

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Cops kill 2 suspected holdup men

By FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City – Two suspected members of a notorious holdup group operating in central Panay Island were killed in an encounter with policemen in Brgy. Tina, Dumarao, Capiz.

Insp. Ness Vargas, Dumarao police chief, identified the suspects as Heron Lope and cousin Jeno Lope, both residents of Brgy. Tina.

The two were alleged members of the Totong Magno holdup group operating in Capiz province and parts of Iloilo province.

The hand grenade t...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Public hearing for proposed 
curfew for minor tomorrow

By FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) will be holding a public hearing tomorrow on the proposed ordinance imposing a curfew on minors, and three other proposed ordinances.

According to Councilor Powell del Rosario, chairman of the SP Committee on police matters, the city government has long had a curfew ordinance for minors but this has never been enforced, thus the proposal to update ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Fire damages reach P1.5M

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The damages of the fire that razed two houses early Wednesday morning here reached about P1.5 million, an arson investigator of the Roxas City Bureau of Protection said.

These still exclude the damages on the appliances and other properties in the houses of Marilyn Pantallon and Andrie Baticados, Fire Officer 2 Marlon Garbo told reporters.

The said houses on Hemingway Street here were made of wood.

Pantallon’s 15-year-old daug...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


‘Botika sa barangay’ in Libas launched

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Mayor Angel Alan Celino fulfilled a campaign promise when he launched the “Botika sa Barangay” in Brgy. Libas here recently.

“Botika sa Barangay” aims to help the local residents, especially the poor, have access to available over-the-counter medicines.

More “botikas” will be put up under the supervision of the City Health Office (CHO) in villages far from the city proper, Celino said.

Prior to the lau...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


Girl dies in fire

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — A 15-year-old girl died while her sister was injured when their house burned down early Wednesday here, officials said.

Fire Officer 2 Marlon Garbo, arson investigator of the Roxas City Bureau of Fire Protection, identified the fatality as Jacky Cabanya Pantallon, a third-year high school student at the Filamer Christian University.

Pantallon and other members of her family were asleep when their boarder, Rosalie Saryoso of Cuartero, sound...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Girl dies in Roxas City fire 
By Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 11:36:00 02/16/2011

Filed Under: Philippines - Regions, Accidents (general), Fire

ROXAS CITY, Philippines—A 15-year-old girl died while her sister was injured when their house burned down early Wednesday, officials said.

Fire Officer 2 Marlon Garbo, arson investigator of the Roxas City Bureau of Fire Protection, identified the fatality as Jacky Cabanya Pantallon, a third year high school student at Filamer Chris...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Man found dead on Dumalag bridge

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — A 26-year-old farmer was found dead on a bridge in Dumalag, Capiz the other day.

Ian Neil Flotildes of Brgy. Poblacion, Dumalag succumbed to several gunshot wounds on the head and other parts of his body, SPO2 Edmund Febrada of the Dumalag police station said.

The night before Flotildes’ body was found, residents have heard several bursts of gunfire, believed to have come somewhere near the bridge, police said.

Investiga...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


Man stabs, hacks brod for ‘killing’ Ma

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — A 64-year-old farmer died after his brother stabbed and hacked him in Jamindan, Capiz recently.

Leon Vergara of Sitio Agsasaging, Brgy. Lucero, Jamindan, succumbed to a hack wound on the stomach, allegedly inflicted by his younger brother Exequiel, police said.

He also sustained stab wounds on the face, said the police.

The suspect, police said, earlier got angry with the victim for having been a suspect in the ki...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

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Devotees flock to Sapian’s Meditation Hills

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Hundreds of devotees of Our Lady of Lourdes flocked to the Mediati...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


Persevering school kids 
inspire army to give more


BY JEZZA NEPOMOCENO

JAMINDAN, Capiz – In the hinterland barangays of this mountainous town, children have to walk for hours and negotiate several kilometers of long and winding rough roads to reach school. 

Their perseverance has inspired the Philippine Army.

A total of 1,801 poor pupils studying near Camp Peralta here recently received free books, raincoats and slippers as “post-Christmas” gifts from the Philippine Army.

Of these benef...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 21, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 



   


Number of flood-hit villages now 126

By FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City – The number of barangays affected by flashfloods in Capiz climbed to 126.

From these villages, there were 3,567 families displaced (for a total of 15,792 persons), said Jose Daradar, action officer of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

The towns of Dumarao and Dao have the most number of affected persons.

As of 3 p.m. yesterday, 5,254 hectares...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Pests threaten Ivisan coconut industry

By FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City – Coconut farmers, particularly those in Ivisan, Capiz, are worried over the infestation attacking young palms.

About 900 coconut trees and 44 ornamental palm trees in Ivisan attacked by brontispa longissima, also known as the coconut leaf beetle.

The infestation has reached Brgy. Agustin Navarra and affected 700 non-bearing and 80 bearing coconut trees.

Mayor Felipe Neri Yap held a meeting with local officials and ask ...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, February 10, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Man hacks brothers: 1 killed, 1 wounded

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — An irate man hacked two brothers in Brgy. Pangabat, Jamindan, Capiz the other day.

Two of the victims died while the other was wounded, police said.

Allan Bacaro, 34, succumbed to fatal hack wounds on the body, particularly on his neck, head and shoulder, said PO3 McCornick dela Cruz of the Jamindan police station.

His brother, 30-year-old Arnel, sustained a hack wounds on the left face and foot. He is currently confin...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Cops nab ‘wrong’ robbery men

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Authorities arrested three suspects in holding up and robbing a businesswoman here yesterday.

However, victim Mae Cajandig said the suspects — all minors — were not the ones who grabbed her bag containing P1.2 million cash.

Two unidentified men snatched her bag when she was about to deposit the money to a bank here, Cajandig said.

The suspects hurriedly fled onboard a motorcycle, she added.

Policemen conducted checkpoi...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 



   



Ginahatag ni Capiz governor kag RDC chairman Victor Tanco ang certificate of appreciation kag token kay Sen. Franklin Drilon tion sang RDC meeting sang Pebrero Feb. 4, sa Sarabia Hotel, Syudad sang Iloilo. Kaupod diri ni Tanco sanday (wala) Ma. Luisa Segovia, RDC co-chairperson nga nagtiglawas sa Iloilo Business Club Inc. kag Ro-Ann Bacal, NEDA regional director kag RDC vice chairperson./H (Capiz Provincial Pr...

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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Keep your election promises, 
militant groups tell Tanco

By FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City – Militant groups reminded Gov. Victor Tanco to fulfill his election promises.

The Kalipunan ng Mamamayang Mahihirap (KADAMAY), Anakpawis and Gabriela staged a rally in front of the Capiz Provincial Capitol recently and complained that most of them living in coastal areas were being neglected.

Most of the rallyists were from barangays Dumulog, Cogon, Punta Cogon, Libas, Culasi and Dinginan of Roxas City....


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

‘Make WV attractive to investors’

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Gov. Victor Tanco urged local government units to make Western Visayas attractive to investors.

“Our priority for the coming years is precisely to make Western Visayas attractive to investors,” said Tanco during the inaugural meeting of the Regional Development Council 6 yesterday at the Sarabia Manor Hotel in Iloilo City.

Tanco, the new chairperson of the RDC-6, cited the private sector, businessmen and the investo...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, February 7, 2011, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


Execs mourn ex-legal officer’s death

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The Provincial Board on Wednesday passed a resolution expressing sympathy to the bereaved family of a former provincial legal officer.

Napoleon “Nap” Oducado died on January 31 due to a lung ailment.

The resolution said the passing away of Oducado “is a great lost to the province whom he served with utmost dedication, sincerity, objectiveness and fairness in the furtherance of local governance, justice an...


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Tanco to sign EO creating 
task force anti-private army

ROXAS City — Gov. Victor Tanco said he is set to sign an Executive Order that creates the Anti-Private Armed Groups (Anti-PAGs) Task Force in Capiz.

Senior Supt. Renato Gumban, provincial police director, earlier explained that a private armed group is a group of two or more armed persons utilized by local politicians, political rivals or civilians for any criminal activity, sowing violence, fear, and intimidation for any political ec...


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Lady cop gets award

ROXAS City — The public information officer of the Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) was recognized during the 20th Philippine National Police Foundation Day yesterday held at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City.

PO3 Donna Borro Asmod received the Medalya ng Papuri award from Chief Supt. Cipriano Querol Jr., regional police director.

She was recognized for her significant contribution as an...


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Councilor dares law enforcers; 
proposes smoking penalty hike

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Councilor Powell del Rosario challenged law enforcers to strictly implement this city’s Anti-Smoking Ordinance.

During the City Council’s recent session, he also proposed to increase the penalty stipulated in the Anti-Smoking Ordinance.

Ordinance No. 22–94 was authored by former councilor now Provincial Board member Eduardo Magallanes.

Section 2 of the ordinance states: “The penalties ...


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2 killed in hacking, shooting

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Two men died in separate hacking and shooting incidents in Jamindan, Capiz recently.

A certain alias “Potot” Sonio of Brgy. Jaena Norte allegedly shot his 58-year-old relative Reynaldo Sonio, police said.

The latter was rushed to a private hospital but was declared dead on arrival, said the police.

Authorities said the victim was in a forested area in the barangay to gather abaca when the suspect, without much provocation...


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Sea turtle freed

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — An endangered sea turtle specie that was kept by a fisherman for five days was freed yesterday.

Camelo Alaban of Brgy. Cogon, this city, helped release the Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) back to the sea.

Alaban, who captured the sea turtle on morning of January 25, believed that the animal was swept by a strong wave toward the beach in Brgy. Cogon.

He said he immedi...


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Sea turtle freed

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — An endangered sea turtle specie that was kept by a fisherman for five days was freed yesterday.

Camelo Alaban of Brgy. Cogon, this city, helped release the Olive Ridley turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea) back to the sea.

Alaban, who captured the sea turtle on morning of January 25, believed that the animal was swept by a strong wave toward the beach in Brgy. Cogon.

He said he immedi...


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Police to tag brgy chief to illegal quarrying

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Authorities in Ivisan, Capiz plan to include the Balaring barangay captain as one of the accused of illegal sand quarrying in the town.

Insp. William Limjuco, Ivisan police chief, said Balaring Barangay Captain Paterno Untayao, along with seven others, can be a suspect in the illegal sand quarrying.

Last week, seven persons were arrested and charged by authorities for illegally quarrying white sand from a bea...


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City hall mulls biometrics to 
ensure workers’ attendance

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – To ensure the attendance of its employees -- and stop their tardiness – the city government is planning to buy eight biometric time clocks.

Mayor Angel Alan Celino observed that some city hall employees reported late, some by an hour.

“Using high technology such as biometrics, I hope employees will report to work and leave office on time,” the mayor stressed.

Biometric time clocks are a ty...


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7 charged over illegal quarrying

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Seven persons were arrested and charged by authorities for illegally quarrying white sand from a beach in Ivisan town recently.

Police said the following violated Republic Act 7942, otherwise known as the Philippine Mining Law:

* Roger Balbares
* Eustaquio Balbona
* Jay Unarce
* Jilland Agoncillo
* Christian Baldesimo, and
* Civilian Volunteer Organization members Larry Isiderio and Thomas Olampong.

They pointed Balaring vill...


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Sapi-an town launches 
‘clean, green’ program

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

SAPIAN, Capiz — Local leaders in this town, in cooperation with the private sector, launched the “Clean and Green” program on January 26.

This fourth-class municipality led by Mayor Arturo Orosco vowed to reclaim its title of being the “cleanest and greenest” in the country, which it earned more than two decades ago.

All barangay officials and other sectors in the town participated in the activities held during...


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Medical missions at RMPH next month

ROXAS City — Two groups will sponsor two separate medical missions at the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital next month.

Georgian Surgical Expedition from the United States led by Dr. Lorna Beldia O’Brien, a Capizeña, will hold their medical mission on February 6–11.

They will conduct surgical operations on persons with tumor in the ovary, goiter, myopia, hernia and breast mass.

An eye specialist will also cater to those who have sight problems.

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Mayor reinstates Bermejo’s allies

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Mayor Angel Alan Celino started reinstating city officials he earlier relieved for being closely identified with former Mayor Vicente Bermejo.

Barely six months after his assumption, Celino reinstated Rainier Cargando as supervisor of the Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center (TATC), this city’s premier market.

The mayor relieved TATC Market Supervisor Leonilo Araque and reassigned him back to the City Treasurer’s Office (CTO)...


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‘Man nabbed in Roxas not bank rob suspect’

BY RUBY P. SILUBRICO

ILOILO City – The man arrested in Roxas City on Monday was not among the suspects in the EastWest Bank robbery, clarified the Regional Special Operations Group 6 (RSOG-6), the police unit probing the bank heist.

“Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher Dote of Brgy. Libo-o, Dingle, Iloilo was not involved in the robbery based on the statements of our witnesses,” said Supt. Robert Rodrigu...


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Boy charged for killing girlfriend
‘CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCES PIN DOWN SUSPECT’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — An 18-year-old boy was charged for killing his girlfriend in Brgy. Balaring, Ivisan, Capiz about two weeks ago.

Neil Estores was charged with homicide before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office over the death of his girlfriend, high school student Rachel Urdelas, Insp. William Limjuco, Ivisan police chief said.

Estores admitted shooting his girlfriend, a student of the Ivi...


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Suspek sa pagholdap sa bangko
sa Iloilo nadakpan sa Roxas!

Ni FELIPE V. CELINO

Syudad sang ROXAS - Isa ka suspek sa nagluntad nga pagpangholdap sa East-West Bank sa Syudad sang Iloilo sang Enero 3 sini nga tuig ang gindakop sang mga kapulisan kahapon sang hapon sa diri.

Gindakop ang suspek nga si Christopher Dote alyas Yoyoy, 27 anyos kag residente sang Brgy. Libo-o Dingle, Iloilo mga takna Alas-dos sang hapon sa Brgy. Loctugan, diri.

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Bank rob suspect nabbed in Roxas City

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A suspect in the holdup of EastWest Bank in Iloilo City was arrested here yesterday afternoon but for another crime.

Twenty-seven-year-old Christopher “Yoyoy” Dote of Brgy. Libo-o, Dingle, Iloilo faces a rape charge in Pan-ay, Capiz. He was collared around 2 p.m. in Brgy. Loctugan, Roxas City.

The arrest is considered a major breakthrough in ongoing police investigations not only on the EastWest Bank robbery bu...


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BFP: P7.11-M properties razed in 2010

ROXAS City — Despite an intensified information campaign by the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), millions-worth of properties were razed by fire last year.

Information Officer Marlon Garbo of the Roxas City BFP disclosed that their office recorded some P7.11-million worth of damages on properties last year.

Garbo said the estimates were based on the 124 reported fire incidents in this capital city and six other towns in the 1st District of Capiz, nam...


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Sapian eyes reclaiming 
‘cleanest, greenest’ title

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

SAPIAN, Capiz — Local leaders of this fourth class municipality vowed to reclaim the town’s title of being the “cleanest and greenest” in the country, which it earned more than two decades ago.

Mayor Arturo Orosco and local officials will re-launch the “clean and green” program on January 26.

Orosco said he expects all barangay officials and ot...


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Pest attacks Ivisan coconut trees

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — About 115 coconut trees and 11 ornamental palm trees in Ivisan, Capiz were infested by brontispa longissima, also known as the coconut leaf beetle.

The infestation alarmed coconut farmers and residents in the town. This prompted Mayor Felipe Neri Yap to meet and ask help from barangay officials and concerned government agencies.

Affected coconut farmers in the town were Mario Aldea, Calito Caldeo, Rene Lapidez, Nilo Unar...


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Capitol denies recall of 
PHO OIC’s appointment

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Provincial Capitol officials denied recalling the appointment of Dr. Sam Delfin as officer-in-charge (OIC) of the Provincial Health Office (PHO).

Gov. Victor Tanco did not cancel the installation of Dr. Delfin as PHO OIC, chief legal officer Jose Villanueva said during a press conference the other day.

Villanueva, concurrent provincial administrator, described the ...


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Boy admits shooting girlfriend

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Bothered by his conscience, the boyfriend of the slain 17-year-old girl surrendered to a village chief the other day.

Niel Estores, 18, admitted shooting his girlfriend, high school student Rachel Urdelas.

He yielded to Balaring Barangay Captain Paterno Untayao in Ivisan, Capiz, Ivisan police chief Insp. William Limjuco told Panay News yesterday.

Untayao turned over the suspect to the Ivisan police station yesterday, Limju...


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Sapian eyes reclaiming 
‘cleanest, greenest’ title

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

SAPIAN, Capiz — Local leaders of this fourth class municipality vowed to reclaim the town’s title of being the “cleanest and greenest” in the country, which it earned more than two decades ago.

Mayor Arturo Orosco and local officials will re-launch the “clean and green” program on January 26.

Orosco said he expects all barangay officials and ot...


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Prov’l Board to probe ‘anomalies’ in RMPH

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The Provincial Board will investigate the alleged overpriced medicines and exorbitant professional fees of doctors in the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH).

This was after Board member Remia Fuentes-Bartolome, in her speech during last week’s session, revealed that she was a victim of such alleged anomalies.

“We can do nothing if a physician prefers a particular pharmacy, but why were (these med...


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Ma to boyfriend of slain 
girl: Come out or else…

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The mother of the slain 17-year-old girl challenged her daughters boyfriend to come out in the open.

If Niel Estores has nothing to do with the death of Rachel, he should show up and help the police look for the suspect, Lourdes Urdelas said.

Should Estores continue hiding, Urdelas said they will file murder charges against him.

Local policemen believed that Estores was hiding with his relatives in Romb...


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20 city cops undergo SWAT training

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Twenty police personnel of the Roxas City Police Station has started undergoing a training on Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) recently.

Senior Supt. Antonio Viernes, deputy regional director for operations of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6), led the formal opening of the 45-day training.

The start of the training gave emphasis on hostage crisis situations.

Among the drills include entering a bus, close quatter bat...


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Brgy chief shoots man

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — A village chief in Pontevedra, Capiz was shot by a man inside their barangay hall on Wednesday.

However, Manapao Barangay Captain Manuel Arcenas managed to retaliate, shooting his alleged assailant Georvin Balasa, PO3 Romeo Dadivas said.

According to Arcenas, 45-year-old Balasa is a fisherman resident of their barangay.

Dadivas said Balasa who entered the barangay hall drunk shot Arcenas, 57, using a 12-gauge shotgun, hitting the l...


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Province awaits budget for floodway project

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The provincial government is waiting for the release of the budget for the Panay River Basin Flood Control Project amounting to about P4.9 billion.

The Panay River Basin is seen to solve the flooding problem in Capiz, one of the flood-prone provinces in Western Visayas.

Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. said the project, which will start once the budget is available, is part of the government’s rehabilitation program aft...


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‘SWAT training to help secure bizmen’

ROXAS City — The Basic Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) training program will allow policemen here to secure businessmen in this city, according to Mayor Angel Alan Celino.

It will not only benefit the residents and visitors of this city but will also “give the business community its much needed security,” said Celino.

In his message during the opening of the 45-day SWAT training on Monday, Celino pledged his 101-percent support to this ven...


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Village councilor shot dead in Capiz; cops eye land feud 
By Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 14:56:00 01/12/2011

Filed Under: local officials, Crime, Philippines - Regions

ROXAS CITY, Philippines—A village councilor was shot dead in front of a school in Mambusao town, Capiz Tuesday noon, just a few minutes after he attended a court hearing, authorities said.

Senior Police Officer 1 Catalino Orleans said Ruperto Olilang, a councilor of Barangay (village) Najus-an, died on the sp...


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Suspect in driver’s death identified

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The local police has already identified the main suspect in the death of a 25-year-old tricycle driver last week.

Felix Baclor, 21, of Bayot Drive here, allegedly killed Michael John Sueta of Pavia Street with the use of an Indian target, according to Supt. Kashmir Disomangcop, Roxas City police chief.

The suspect, along with another companion, is at large.

Sueta was with his friends when a group of persons met up wit...


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Engr, pal charged over illegal drugs

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — An engineer and his colleague were criminally charged the other day for illegal drug pushing.

Engr. Julius Marfin, 38, and Mark Donato, 32, were arrested during a buy-bust operation inside the Capiz Lodge on Plaridel Street here on Friday last week.

Charges for violation of Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 and illegal possession of firearms were filed against the suspects before the C...


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City gov’t implements revised 
tax code, junkshop operation

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The city government is currently implementing two ordinances that the City Council passed and approved last month.

Councilor Powell del Rosario, chair of the Committee on Police Matters, said local authorities are currently enforcing Ordinances No. 048-2010 or the Compiling, Revising and Codifying the Tax and Other Revenue; and No. 050-2010, or the Prescribing Rules for Junkshop Operation.

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Ex-solon’s worker hacked

ROXAS City — A worker of former Second District Rep. Fredenil Castro was wounded after his fellow worker hacked him in Dumalag, Capiz on Tuesday.

SPO2 Edmundo Febrada, officer-on-case, identified the victim as Jessie dela Cruz, 28, of Brgy. Lawaan here.

Police said dela Cruz was hacked on the nose by Jonel Gardose, 28, of Brgy. Poblacion, Dumalag town.

Dela Cruz and Gardose were working in the house of the former solon when a heated argument ensued b...


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Lalaki patay sa indian target!

Ni FELIPE CELINO

Syudad sang ROXAS – Patay ang 25-anyos nga traysikol drayber sang naigo ini sang ‘Indian target’ kahapon sang aga sa Premier de Mayo street diri.

Ginkilala sang kapulisan ang biktima kay Michael John Sueta, residente sang Pavia street, Barangay 9 diri.

Suno sa imbestigasyon sang kapulisan, nagalakat ang biktima kaupod ang mga abyan sini sa bahin sang Bayot Drive sang ginsugata sila sang grupo sang mga kalalakihan.

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Roxas City gov’t workers to get salary hikes in January 
By Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 05:43:00 01/06/2011

Filed Under: Civil & Public Services, Wages & Pensions, Government

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Philippines—The Roxas City government employees will receive salary hikes ranging from P334 to P2,306 starting this month.

Roxas City Mayor Angel Alan Celino announced the pay increase after the flag raising ceremony at the city hall on Monday.

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City dad seeks ‘stricter’ anti-smoking law

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — A councilor here challenged law enforcers to strictly implement the city’s Anti-Smoking Ordinance.

During the City Council’s session Tuesday, Councilor Powell del Rosario proposed to increase the penalty stipulated in the anti-smoking ordinance.

Ordinance No. 22-94 was authored by former councilor now Provincial Board member Eduardo Magallanes.

Section 2 of the ordinance states: “The penalties of the vio...


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Acting city legal officer resigns

By FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Atty. Luvim Dalisay Amores resigned as acting city legal officer last week. She said she will concentrate on law practice.

Amores tendered her resignation before Mayor Angel Alan Celino that took effect on January 1.

Replacing her will be Atty. Faustino Rojas, one of the known legal luminaries in the province.

Celino appointed Amores as acting city legal officer upon the former’s assumption in July last year.

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ON NEW YEAR’S DAY
Fire razes Pilar market

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The public market of Pilar, Capiz was razed by fire on January 1.

Some eight market stalls were burned; the damage was pegged at P200,000, according to Fire Officer 2 Marlon Garbo, information officer of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here.

A resident of the town informed the BFP of the fire that was allegedly caused by a burning cigarette butt thrown to a pile of charcoal, Garbo said.

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City hall employees to get salary hike

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — City government employees will start receiving an increased salary this month, according to Mayor Angel Alan Celino.

“I am happy to announce before you that starting this month, you can avail yourselves of the increase in your salary,” Celino told the city hall employees after the flag raising ceremony yesterday.

He also urged the employees to follow what was stated in the Oath of Government Workers.

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Engr, colleague nabbed for illegal drugs

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Policemen arrested an engineer and his colleague for alleged illegal drug pushing here on Friday.

Engr. Julius Marfil, 38, of Brgy. Lanot and Mark Donato, 31, of Brgy. Salocon, Panit-an, Capiz were nabbed during a buy-bust operation.

Recovered from the suspects were eight plastic sachets of metamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu), 12 empty sachets, two units of mobile phones, three lighters, one caliber .38 revolver and...


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2 PATAY SA RAMBOL!

Ni FELIPE V. CELINO

Syudad sang ROXAS – Patay ang duha ka persona sa nagluntad nga rambol sa banwa sang Pilar, probinsia sang Capiz sang nagligad nga Martes sang gab-i.

Suno kay PO3 Rommel Bacusa, officer-on-case sang Pilar Police Station, ang mga biktima ginkilala kanday Remie Jumaday, 49, mangingisda kag residente sang Brgy. Casanayan, Pilar kag Jordan Bacaling, 18, college student kag residente sang Brgy. San Nicolas, Pilar.

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Sapian NHS backs GAD program

BY GERTRUDES PATRICIA MAZEL G. ACEVEDO
Teacher III
Sapian National High School GAD Focal Person

SAPIAN, Capiz — A school here is supporting the Gender and Development (GAD) of the national government.

The Sapian National High School (SNHS) conducted a two-day training on GAD that aimed to inform the teachers on the concept of the program and to become advocates on gender responsiveness not only to the students and parents but in all sectors of society.

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Army rebuts rebels’ accusations

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion rebutted the accusations of the New People’s Army (NPA) who attacked the resort of businessman Roberto “Nonong” Palomar on December 16.

In an e-mail, the Army said: “In response to Jury Guerrero's statement over the radio, here are the actual facts as opposed to his allegations:

“(1) They disarmed the security guards of the resort, not members of Civilian Armed Forc...


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NPA rebels attacked Capiz resort to steal food, says military 
By Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 17:49:00 12/23/2010

Filed Under: Philippines - Regions, Military, rebellion, insurgency
ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Philippines—The military here said the communist New People’s Army attack on a resort in Tapaz town on December 16 was meant to steal food and not to take punitive action against the resort’s supposed abusive security personnel. 

Contrary to the claim of the NPA’s Jose Perci...

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NPA rebels disarm cop, security guards in Capiz resort over ‘abuses’ 
By Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 20:28:00 12/21/2010

Filed Under: Guerrilla activities, Armed conflict

ROXAS CITY, Philippines—The New People’s Army (NPA) has admitted having attacked a mountain resort in Tapaz town, Capiz and disarming the resort's security personnel and a policeman.

In a press statement read over the radio on Monday, the Jose Percival Estocado Jr. Central Command of the New People...


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Reds admit disarming resort guards

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The New People’s Army (NPA) admitted disarming Civilian Armed Forces Geographical Unit members who served as guards of an inland resort in Sitio Marugo, Brgy. San Antonio, Tapaz town on December 16.

The NPA Jose Percival Estocado Jr. Central Command disarmed Dominido Gascon and Edgar Victoriano who were then guarding the Marugo Mountain Resort, the rebels said in a statement read over a radio broadcast on Monday.

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Fire razes orphanage


Damages pegged at P1.2 million

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Fire razed the 24-year-old building of an orphanage in Brgy. Lonoy here on Saturday.

The fire broke out about 4:30 a.m., starting from the second floor of the St. Joseph Orphanage, Fire Officer 2 Marlon Garbo, arson investigator of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) here, said.

It could have been due to a ceiling fan that overheated, according to Garbo.

It took the BFP an hour to put out the fire w...


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Panay, Ivisan bag local governance awards

ROXAS City — The municipalities of Panay and Ivisan in Capiz were conferred as champions in their respective categories in the 2010 Excellence in Local Governance awards in Capiz.

Interior and Local Government Regional Director Evelyn Trompeta and Gov. Victor Tanco handed over cash prizes and trophies to Panay and Ivisan after the same were declared winners in Category A (1st to 3rd class) and Category B (4th to 6th class), respectively.

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Firmalino wins prov’l Liga prexy post anew

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

DAO, Capiz — Clemente Firmalino Jr. won again as president of the provincial Liga ng mga Barangay.

A one-vote difference spelled his victory over sole opponent Lilia Agana-Demalata of Panitan, Capiz during the election held at the Lolet Eco-Park here yesterday.

Firmalino got nine out of the total 17 municipal Liga presidents.

Firmalino, a two-termer village chief of Poblacion, Dumalag town, was under the Ugyon Kita Capiz.

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‘More projects for Roxas City next year’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — People in this city should anticipate more projects and social services next year, Mayor Angel Alan Celino said in a press conference yesterday.

He said he plans to transfer jeepney and bus terminals and construct additional roads and bridges.

On the other hand, Councilor Julius Abela said the city government plans to convert the old Philippine Railway in Baran...


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10 soldiers, boy slain in Northern Samar clash 
By Rachel Arnaiz, Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 18:03:00 12/15/2010

Filed Under: Philippines - Regions, rebellion, Military, insurgency, Armed conflict

CATARMAN, Northern Samar, Philippines—Ten soldiers and a nine-year-old boy were killed while two other soldiers were wounded in an encounter between communist rebels and government troops Tuesday afternoon at Barangay (village) Perez, Las Navas town in Northern Samar.

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Rebels ransack resort in Tapaz, Capiz

BY RUBY P. SILUBRICO AND FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Around 20 armed men and women members of the New People’s Army (NPA) ransacked an inland resort in Brgy. San Julian, Tapaz, Capiz on Tuesday.

Rebels led by Francisco Balois a.k.a. Ka Tonying of the Communist Party of the Philippines’ (CPP) Central Front in Panay Island entered the Marugo Mountain Resort at about 4:30 p.m.

According to SPO3 Sedro Garbosa of the Tapaz police station, the rebel...


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Flood death toll rises to 3

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — A body of a man believed to have drowned for crossing a river in Dao, Capiz was recovered recently.

The man, whose body was already under the state of decomposition, is still unidentified, according to Senior Supt. Jose Daradar, action officer of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

This is the third casualty recorded amid the flood that hit the province last week.

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Flood hits 123 brgys, affects 5,779 families

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — About 123 villages and 5,779 families (27,047 persons) were affected by the flood in the province.

Sigma town had the most number of affected individuals, according to retired Senior Supt. Jose Daradar of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC).

Worst hit by flood were 20 barangays in each of the towns Panitan in the 1st District and D...


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Judiciary should protect
itself – Capiceño lawyer

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The judiciary also needs to protect itself from bitter criticisms and attacks, according to a Capiceño lawyer.

Criminal lawyer Nelson Borja likened the judiciary to “other branches of government who are also duty-bound to protect themselves from harsh and sullied attacks.”

“Otherwise, there would be chaos, anarchy and disorder that would undermine the existence of our democratic institution,” s...


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Flood drowns 2, affects 108 villages

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Two persons died during the flood that affected 108 barangays in Capiz. The flooding started Wednesday last week.

The fatalities were 10-year-old Gregy delos Santos and 15-year-old Richard Diestro, according to retired Supt. Jose Daradar, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council (PDRRMC).

Santos was a resident of Brgy. Dapdapan, Sapian town while Diestro was from Brgy. Tabuc Sur, Panitan town...


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4 days of rain floods 108 villages in Capiz, kills 2 
By Felipe V. Celino
Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 22:04:00 12/12/2010

Filed Under: Flood, Weather, Disasters (general)

ROXAS CITY, Philippines – Two persons were killed while 108 barangays in Capiz have been flooded in the wake of days of rains that began since Wednesday evening. 

Retired police Supt. Jose Daradar, chief of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, identified the victims as Gregy delos Santos, 10, of B...


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Village councilman shot in session hall

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — A newly elected village councilman was shot by unidentified suspects while inside the barangay hall in Cuartero, Capiz recently. He died.

PO2 Rommel Alvarez, in-charge of the case, identified the victim as Santo Niño Barangay Kagawad Percilo Villanueva Jr., 35, of President Roxas, Capiz.

Villanueva succumbed to several gunshot wounds on the different parts of the body.

At about 12:30 p.m. on December 8, the victim w...


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LP bets for SK, Liga chairs in Panitan win

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Liberal Party (LP) candidates for the respective chairs of the Liga ng mga Barangay and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Municipal Federation in Panitan, Capiz won the elections recently.

Balatucan Barangay Captain Lilia Demalata was elected as Liga president.

Out of the 26 village chiefs in Panitan, Demalata got 14 votes against her lone opponent Calaan Barangay Captain Jose Lucis who only got 11 votes.

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Mayor’s aunt is new Liga head

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The aunt of Mayor Angel Alan Celino was elected as the new president of the Liga ng mga Barangay here yesterday.

San Jose Barangay Captain Maria Celino-Capapas defeated her lone opponent Mongpong Barangay Captain Wilson Acervo by 14 votes.

Acervo was the outgoing Liga president. He sought reelection in the recent barangay polls under the Ugyon Kita Capiz.

Only 46 out of 47 barangay captains cast their votes. Barangay 4 Capta...


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Panay excluded from ‘Sinadya’ 
parade; mayor feels insulted

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The mayor of Panay, Capiz felt insulted when the town was excluded from the parade of festivals during the second day of the Sinadya sa Halaran Festival this year.

Despite this, however, Mayor Dante Bermejo instructed his contingents to perform should the organizer allows them.

“We have prepared for the event (Pasundayag sa Kalye)… we have no other option but push through with the group’s ...


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Giant Christmas tree wows spectators

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The newly constructed giant Christmas tree placed at the Rotonda in front of the Roxas City Metropolitan Cathedral impressed several visitors and spectators in the Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) Festival this year.

The 30-foot Christmas tree was put up for the SSH and Christmas celebrations.

It is “a symbol of hope and unity among us,” said Mayor Angel Alan Celino during the press conference dubbed "Kapihan ni Alan."

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AMID FESTIVITIES
Be security conscious, Gumban tells public

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — In line with the week-long Sindya sa Halaran Festival, the provincial police director appealed for the public to be security conscious all the time.

Snatchers and pickpockets are just on the watch, waiting for a chance, according to Senior Supt. Renato Gumban.

“Be prompt in asking for police help,” Gumban advised the public.

A total of 18 Police Assistance Centers were established in all strate...


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Jail execs suspended over inmate’s escape

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Two officers of the Capiz Rehabilitation Center (CRC) were suspended while five jail guards were meted with a one-month salary fine over the escape of a well-known drug personality here two months ago.

Gov. Victor Tanco suspended Provincial Jail warden Arjuna Yngcong and Operation officer Rodolfo Cereneo for two months.

In its order dated November 22, 2010, Tanco meted a one-month salary fine against jail guards R...


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7 hurt in road mishap, hacking

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — At least seven persons were recently injured in two separate accidents in the province.

Five men were confined in the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH) after a speeding Tamaraw FX hit their motorcycle.

Police identified the victims as Shanrey Flogat, 17; Reymart Lacerna, 20; Jerry Benedicto, 17; Mark Ian Ponsion; and Bonifacio Rendogo, 16 — all from Brgy. Bago here.

Police reports said the accident happened at about 1...


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Set aside politics, new 
village, SK heads told

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — Newly-elected barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials should set aside politics as they try to provide the needs of their communities, according to Cavite 1st District Cong. Joseph Emilio Abaya.

Abaya recently facilitated the oath-taking of new barangay and SK officials here and in the province at the Capiz gymnasium.

In his speech, Abaya said the challenge to the new officials is to maximize their services...


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Mild quake hits Capiz 

By Felipe V. Celino

Inquirer Visayas
First Posted 15:58:00 11/29/2010

Filed Under: earthquakes, Philippines - Regions

ROXAS CITY, Philippines—A 2.8-magnitude earthquake hit the province of Capiz 7:45 Monday morning.

Reynaldo Antioquia of the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) in Roxas City said the epicenter of the earthquake was about 21 kilometers northwest of the city.

The earthquake was also felt in Ivisan town, some 16 kilometers from Ro...


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Aquino pushes for responsible parenthood

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — President Benigno Aquino III gave the Department of Health and the Population Commission (PopCom) a fresh mandate to continue implementing Responsible Parenthood (RP) classes.

This is to provide information on all types of medically safe and legally acceptable methods of family planning, including birth spacing.

In a press release, Aquino said he wants the media to continue monitoring and reporting on RP classes...


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Mambusao police chief sacked

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City — The Mambusao police chief was relieved for failing to stop illegal gambling activities in his area of responsibility.

Effective yesterday, Insp. Lauro dela Torre was transferred to Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO).
He was replaced by SPO4 Edwin Javedra as officer-in-charge.

Dela Torre was relieved for failing to implement the “One-Strike Policy” of then Police Regional Office 6 Director, Chief Supt. Samuel Pagdilao Jr.

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Celino vows not to abuse bizmen

BY GERRY T. PAGHARION

ROXAS City —Mayor Angel Alan Celino vowed not to abuse businessmen here.

During the consultative meeting sponsored by the Joint Chamber Office of the Roxas City Chinese Chamber of Commerce Inc. and the Capiz Halaran Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the mayor told the attending businessmen “Use me. But I will never use you.”

Businessman William Bantigue clarified what Celino meant. The latter explained that he will not abuse, thr...


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Roxas City mayor says he’s no anti-business

BY GERRY T. PAGHARION

ROXAS City — Mayor Angel Alan Celino admitted he was initially uncomfortable facing this city’s business sector due to his “hangover” on the elections in May this year.

But the mayor has come to his terms and said his acts must transcend politics.

Most of the big-time businessmen here supported the reelection bid of then Mayor Vicente Bermejo of the Ugyon Kita Capiz. But Celino, under the Liberal Party, defeated...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, November 20, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Giant Christmas tree construction underway

ROXAS City — An about 30-foot Christmas tree is currently being put up at the site of the Roxas City fountain for the upcoming Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) and Christmas celebrations.

The giant Christmas tree "is a symbol of hope and unity among us," said Mayor Angel Alan Celino during a press conference dubbed "Kapihan ni Alan" at the Roxas City Hall.

The materials for the outdoor Christmas tree are recyclable, said Celino.

The tree can also be di...


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IBP, prov’l board give free
legal aid to indigents

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — Indigent residents in Sapian town have availed themselves of free legal assistance by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Capiz and the Provincial Board Committee on Social Justice and Human Rights yesterday.

Several residents consulted their legal problems to the battery of lawyers with the facilitation of Board member Remia Fuentes-Bartolome.

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‘No fake meds can enter CEH’

ROXAS City — The administration of the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (CEH) yesterday assured residents of the province that fake medicines cannot penetrate the hospital pharmacy because they are exercising strict measures as regards quality control.

This came in the light of recent reports on the proliferation of fake medicines throughout the country.

Fake medicines "cannot penetrate the hospital since we have our therapeutic committee to meticulously exercise ...


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City gov’t implements 3 new ordinances

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City — The city government has started implementing three ordinances recently approved by the City Council.

Ordinances on tricycle number coding, spider gambling and texting while driving have been implemented since November 15, according to Councilor Powell del Rosario.

These ordinances were published in a local newspaper before implementation, said del Rosario, chair of the Committees on Police Matter and Rules and Ord...


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Pilar fisherfolk seek guv’s help

By Joel E. Capundan

ROXAS CITY – Fisherfolk in Pilar, Capiz have sought the help of Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. after their fishing boats were seized in Pilar Bay by the town’s Bantay Dagat personnel.

Roberto Tenorio, 70, of Casanayan village, said they need food as they lost their livelihood after they were barred from fishing.

He said he has four family members whose livelihood are fishing. His

grandchildren lack food and no longer eat breakfast so th...


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Bigger participation in Sinadya sa Halaran
ROXAS City – All the activities featured for this year’s Sinadya sa Halaran have a common aim — to draw a bigger participation from the people, according to Provincial Tourism Officer Alphonsus Tesoro.

Tesoro said the activities include Sinadya sa Kalye, Pasundayag sang mga Higante , Pasundayag Capiznon, Mutya sang Sinadya sa Halaran, motorcade in the celebration of the Centennial of the Roxas City Bridge an...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, November 15, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

‘City hall workers happy 
with salary increase’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – City hall officials and employees are happy about the salary increase that they can avail themselves of starting January.

Many officials and employees were glad of the announcement, said City Budget Officer Gilda Fernando.

The long-overdue increase will depend upon the employee’s salary grade, Fernando said.
“If one’s salary grade is one and he gets P5,842 per month, he will receive P6,176 or a P334...


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Security guard shot dead

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A 36-year-old security guard of the Metro Roxas Water District here died after unidentified motorcycle-riding men sprayed bullets on him recently.

Brando Ubalubao of Sitio Pinamantawan, Brgy. Mianay, Ivisan, Capiz succumbed to eight gunshot wounds on the chest and other parts of the body.

The incident happened about 7:30 a.m. in the middle of a heavy traffic in Brgy. Cagay here, police said.

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Higher salary for city hall workers next year

BY GERRY T. PAGHARION

ROXAS City – Good news: City hall officials and employees can avail themselves of their long-overdue salary increase starting January next year.

Had there been enough funds, the city could have started giving the pay raise this month, according to Mayor Angel Alan Celino.

However, former Mayor Vicente Bermejo overspent his personal services allocation, resulting in the further depletion of the budget, Celino said.

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GOV. Victor Tanco Sr. (3rd from left) speaks before the members of the Provincial Development Council during the meeting at the Provincial Capitol yesterday. Listening were Provincial Board member Jeffry Layo (right), Roxas City Mayor Angel Alan Celino and the representative of 1st District Rep. Antonio del Rosario.
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PDC oks P825-M annual
investment program

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

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Celino suspends Besana for 90 days

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Mayor Angel Alan Celino suspended City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) head Cynthia Besana for 90 days.

The suspension took effect the other day after Besana received a copy of the suspension order, said Acting City Legal Officer Luvim Amores.

It stemmed from the case filed by the city government against Besana and former Mayor Vicente Bermejo on the unaccounted sacks of National Food Authority (NFA) rice,...


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In Villa Consorcia, a leisurely stay

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

PONTEVEDRA, Capiz – Enjoy your stay in Capiz by spending your leisure time at Villa Consorcia, the best resort in the province.

Formerly known as Consorcia Green Valley, the resort was established in January 1998 by the Wilson Baquilar Sr.

It was named after Baquilar’s wife, Consorcia Bacaro.

The establishment started with just a small canteen, a dining room and seven small dining cottages.

Aft...


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Number coding ordinance
to take effect on Nov. 15

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The number coding ordinance will take effect on November 15, according to Councilor Powell del Rosario.

The ordinance will be published in a local newspaper before the said date, del Rosario said.

The City Council approved the proposed “Unified Vehicle Volume Reduction Program/Number Coding Scheme” during one of its regular sessions last month.

The scheme provides that passenger tricycles should not o...


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Approve MOA with DOH, 
guv appeals to prov’l board

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. yesterday appealed to the members of the Provincial Board to approve the province’s Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Health (DOH).

The approval of the MOA will release the P191-million grant from the DOH for the improvement of health facilities and other medical equipment in the province.

Tanco, over a radio interview, said the provincial government will not...


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Ex-mayor faces raps for 
erecting house on CARP lot

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The president of the Central Region Farmers Beneficiary Association Inc. (CRFBAI) lodged a complaint against the former mayor of Estancia, Iloilo.

Roger Bellosillo said former Mayor Restituto Mosqueda erected a concrete house on a lot registered under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) without a permit.
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40 pornographic CDs, DVDs seized

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Some 40 pieces of compact discs (CDs) and digital video discs (DVDs) containing pornographic videos were seized by the Roxas City police during a raid of a stall in the Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center on November 1.

The police raided the stall rented by Alican Panda, 40, of Crossing Casandra in Brgy. Punta Tabuc here.

Panda is a Muslim businesswoman.

Police recovered from her possession a carton containing 14 pornographic...


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Capiz police all set for ‘Undas’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The police force in the province is all set for the All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day today and tomorrow, said Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO) Director, Senior Supt. Renato Gumban.

All police chiefs were alerted to ensure public safety, he said.

Chiefs of police presented their final deployment scheme for critique and approval during the command conference on Friday last week, Gumban said.

Almost 90 perc...


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Ireland’s ‘oyster city’ mulls 
sisterhood with Roxas City

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A city in Ireland famous for its Oyster Festival might establish a sisterhood with this city, the seafood capital of the Philippines.

Ireland Ambassador to the Philippines Ariel Y. Abadilla recently informed Mayor Angel Alan Celino about a possible sister city pact between Galway City in Ireland and Roxas City.

“The Embassy (of Ireland) prepared the attached concept paper for you and your...


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Illegal drugs a threat to Capiz, says Tanco

By FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City – “I consider illegal drugs a real threat to our province. Give priority to our anti-illegal drugs campaign.” This is Gov. Victor Tanco’s marching order to Capiz Police Director, Senior Supt. Renato Gumban.

“Intensify preventive measures and arrest persons involved in the illegal drug business,” Tanco ordered Gumban and town police chiefs during Friday’s command conference at the...


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Sapian vice mayor keeps 
mum on media ‘attack’

BY FELIPE CELINO

ROXAS City – Sapian Vice Mayor Ralph Odrunia keeps his silence over allegations that he ordered to mob two mediamen covering the special elections in Brgy. Poblacion, Sapian on Wednesday.

Until now, Ordunia cannot be reached for comment.

Meanwhile, Sapian Mayor Arturo Orosco directed the policemen to thoroughly investigate the case.

There will be no “whitewash” in the investigation, the mayor assured the GMA 7 Ilo...


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Celino graces Capiznon sa
Manila’s 16th anniversary

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino was the guest of honor and speaker during the 16th Anniversary Celebration of the Capiznon sa Manila (CSM) on October 23.

He also administered the oath-taking of the newly elected CSM officers at the Philippine Stock Exchange Auditorium on Exchange Road, Ortigas Center, Pasig City.

CSM President Nits L. Andion led the ...


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VIDEO PROVES
Vice mayor behind ‘attack’ on mediamen

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A video footage showing a man giving orders to mob two mediamen has put the Sapian town vice mayor in hot water.

A man who requested for anonymity identified the man in the video as Vice Mayor Ralph Odrunia.

He said Ordunia ordered supporters Reynaldo Villanueva and Elsor Oducado Jose to mob Ratsada of GMA 7 Iloilo reporter Joecel Huesca and his cameraman John Philip Torino while covering the speci...


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JOECEL Huesca (left), reporter for Ratsada of GMA 7 Iloilo, tells Felipe Celino of Panay News about how election supporters mobbed him and his cameraman Philip John Torino while covering the special polls in Sapian, Capiz yesterday.

Poll supporters mob mediamen

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A reporter and a cameraman of the GMA 7 Iloilo were mobbed by election candidate supporters while covering the special barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan polls i...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 28, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 
BINAY PREPARING FOR 2016 ALREADY?


VICE President Jejomar Binay distributed money to barangay candidates in Capiz.
In Ivisan where Binay won over Sen. Mar, the Vice President gave P5,000 each to the candidates for barangay captain.
Is it true that Cong. Fred Castro and Mayor Ipe Yap also gave P10,000 each to the candidates for barangay captain?
If true, this simply shows that Vice Prez. Binay has a formidable force in Capiz – and most likely elsewhere -- to fight Sen. Mar come 2016 election....


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Capiceño brgy, SK voters enjoy fair weather

ROXAS City – Capiceño voters for yesterday's barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections enjoyed a favorable weather condition in the province despite tropical storm "Katring" affecting Northern Luzon areas.

"But scattered rainshowers may be experienced in the province anytime," said Cesar Aspera, weather forecaster of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration here.

Provincial Election Supervisor W...


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CAPIZ FORUM

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 
Soldiers to aid in brgy, SK polls in Olotayan

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – About nine members of the Philippine Army’s 47th Infantry Battalion (47IB) will assist in the barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections in Brgy. Olotayan today.

Supt. Kashmir Disomangcop, Roxas City police chief, said the soldiers and personnel from the Commission on Elections (Comelec) were deployed to the island barangay yesterday morning.

Disomangcop said although there was no reported election-...


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Capiz Forum

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Sunday, October 24, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Capiz politician, money lender
behind illegal drugs – PDEA

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A politician and a money lender are behind the proliferation of illegal drugs in Capiz, said the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA).

Regional Director Paul Ledesma has, however, refused to identify the politician and the money lender so as not to jeopardize his agency’s efforts to bring them down.

Ledesma also said the recapture of top Capiz illegal drug suspect Sulpicio Marcelino c...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 23, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 
Drug suspect tries to 
avoid detention – police

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A drug suspect here is trying to avoid being detained in the lockup cell of the Roxas City police station, according to police here.

Supt. Kasmir Disomangcop, Roxas City police chief, said Dino Bermejo was recently discharged from the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital after almost a week of confinement due to alleged stress.

But private physician Dr. Elfego Londres issued a medical certificate on Wednes...


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Capiz Forum

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 22, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 
2 dead, 1 wounded in ‘ambush’

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Two men died and another one was wounded after they were shot and hacked by unidentified suspects in Brgy. Esperanza, Pontevedra, Capiz the other day.

According to Insp. Kenneth Militar, Pontevedra police chief, the casualties were Arnel Debaudin and Rustico Fuentes.

Debaudin, 18, and Fuentes, 39, were both residents of Brgy. Cabungahan, Maayon, Capiz, Militar said.

The police said the wounded victim was Arnel Dumu-os...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 21, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Marcelino’s capture best 
birthday gift, says Tanco

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – “The arrest of Capiz’s No. 1 drug suspect Sulpicio ‘Sulping’ Marcelino was my best birthday gift,” said Gov. Victor Tanco.

Tanco celebrated his birthday on October 15. Marcelino, on the other hand, was recaptured by the authorities the following day in Montalban, Rizal province.

Tanco said he was informed about the presence of Marcelino in Rizal province evening of October 15. He immediatel...


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Capiz Forum

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

 


 
 

SAPIAN Mayor Arturo Orosco and wife Dr. Evangeline Oñas-Orosco march to the altar of the St. Anne Parish to renew their marriage vows in celebration of their 40th wedding anniversary.
FELIPE V. CELINO/PN

Local execs grace Sapian mayor, 
wife’s 40th wedding anniversary

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

SAPIAN, Capiz – Local government officials mostly identified with the Ugyon Kita Capiz (UKC) graced the 40th wedding anniversary of Mayor Arturo Orosco and wife Dr. Evangeline Oñas-Orosco on October 16 he...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 
Dengue cases drop but deaths rise to 20

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Dengue cases in Capiz are continuously decreasing; dengue-caused deaths, however, rose to 20.

The latest fatality was a 10-year-old girl from Brgy. Davao here. She died in the Saint Anthony College Hospital on October 6.

Only 22 new dengue cases in the province were recorded from September 26–October 2, dropping to 20 new cases the following week, according to the CapizEpidemiological Surveillance and Response Unit (CESR...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Saturday, October 16, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 
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Bermejo, Besana charged with ‘malversation’ over NFA rice

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – Former Mayor Vicente Bermejo and former City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) head Cynthia Besana were charged with “malversation of public property” over the alleged delivery of eight sacks of National Food ...


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Capiz Forum

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 14, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 


  


‘Cellphone’ use while driving banned
LAW ENFORCERS, EMERGENCY 
VEHICLE DRIVERS EXEMPTED

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The City Council has approved an ordinance banning the use of cellular phones while driving.

Known as “An Act to Prohibit and Penalizing Reading, Composing and Sending Electronic Messages, Receiving and Sending Calls While Driving, and For Other Purposes,” the ordinance was authored by Councilor Powell del Rosario, chair of the Committee on Transportation and Communi...


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Capiz Forum

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

DSWD gives hope to hinterland folks

ROXAS City – They arrived in the hall with their toddlers clinging to them. The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) team, secured by the Philippine Army, had to tread the mountainous terrain of Maayon, Capiz to reach them.

Requiring them to go to the poblacion would mean high transportation expenses. The women very seldom go to the center of the town Some of them haven’t even gone to town for quite a long time.

They are beneficiaries of the...


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Capiz Forum

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Capiz is 99% free of gambling, says Gumban

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – “Capiz is 99 percent gambling-free,” Senior Supt. Renato Gumban declared.
Gumban, provincial police director, said the existence of illegal numbers games was reported only in Dao and Dumarao towns.

But he assured that today or tomorrow, Capiz will be totally gambling-free.

Gumban based his pronouncement on the report of barangay officials and chiefs of police in the towns.

Earlier, Gumban ordered all his chiefs of pol...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Friday, October 8, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Outstanding cooperatives cited

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

DUMALAG – Four cooperatives were recognized as the Most Outstanding Cooperative in Capiz this year.

They were the Jamindan School Teachers Cooperative, President Roxas Economic Development Cooperative, Mambusao Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative and Jagnaya Multi-Purpose Cooperative.

These cooperatives were awarded during the 18th Provincial Cooperative Month celebration yesterday.

“I would like to thank the support of nongovernment organizatio...


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Capiz Forum

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Thursday, October 7, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 
Public hearing on proposed tricycle 
number coding ordinance set

BY FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – The City Council’s Committee on Transportation and Communication will conduct a public hearing on October 12 about the proposed ordinance on tricycle number coding system.

This was after the city government implemented the system dry run recently.

Councilor Powell del Rosario, chair of the Committee, urged the public to participate in the hearing in the Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center at 8:30 a.m.

The s...


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Capiz Forum

Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

‘Rice supply enough despite pest attack’

By FELIPE V. CELINO 

ROXAS City – Rice supply in Capiz is still sufficient despite the recent infestation of waya-waya or plant hoppers on rice fields, according to Provincial Agriculturist Sylvia dela Cruz.

She said the province can still come up with an average of 370,000 metric tons of annual rice production from about 50,000 hectares of rice lands.

Specifically, a total of 46,898.66 hectares of lands are planted with rice — 16,087.75 hectares o...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Cop loses motorcycle to carnappers

ROXAS City – A policeman recently complained that he was victimized by carnappers.

According to SPO1 Nestor Morales, his Honda XRM motorcycle with plate number FB3293 went missing when he woke up yesterday morning.

Morales, 49, and a resident of Sitio Pinaypayan, Brgy. Lanot here, was the third police officer that fell victim to motorcycle robbers.

Earlier, policemen here arrested four persons for allegedly stealing motorcycles.

Supt. Kashmir Disomangcop, Roxas...


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Posted by Batas Internet Media on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, In : CAPIZ FORUM 

Man dies in lodging house

By FELIPE V. CELINO

ROXAS City – A 21-year-old man died of stroke inside a lodging house yesterday morning.

Police identified the man as Ronel Sayson of Estancia, Iloilo, who was also a room boy of Travellers’ Inn in Brgy. Punta Tabuc here.

Sayson checked in with his 20-year-old girlfriend in the Capiz Lodging House on Plaridel Street about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, police said.

The girl, a fourth year college student, said she and Sayson have been in a relationship for th...


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