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    [OPINION] Bridge of deceit, nightmares and frustrations

    IF the Duterte administration will cancel the much-ballyhooed Iloilo-Guimaras-Negros Bridge Project estimated to be worth US $1 billion, it will be tantamount to canceling the dreams and aspirations of the entire Western Visayas altogether. Opinion

    [OPINION] The “H” in H.I.V.

    The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to make the spotlight in Iloilo as case continue to rise. Opinion

    [EDITORIAL] Is Mayor Treñas having diarrhea?

    Not so long ago, then Representative Jerry Treñas challenged then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte to a fist fight. He wanted to impress upon his presidential candidate former Senator Mar Roxas of Liberal Party what it means to be a loyal soldier. Opinion

    [OPINION] Don’t touch the Ilonggos with a ten-foot pole

    ILONGGOS have the right to protect themselves from law enforcers who apparently aren’t afraid to kill in the name of an “all-out campaign against illegal drugs”. Opinion

    [OPINION] A conversation with Jovie Espenido

    I had the chance recently to sitdown and drink coffee which eventually ended in a lengthy dinner with the controversial Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, the chief of the Ozamiz City Police Station, who put an end to the reign of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog in a police operation that killed 13 members of the Parojinog group, family members included. Opinion

    [EDITORIAL] Reality check

    The Senate Blue Ribbon Committee's investigation on the Good Conduct Time Allowance Law implementation has taken an unprecedented side turn hitting point blank resigned Philippine National Police Chief (PNP) Chief General Oscar David Albayalde who was visibly caught unprepared when the forces of the retired men in uniform gathered and rallied against him detailing his participation and protection of the alleged "ninja cops" who executed a drug-bust in Mexico, Pampanga last 2013 and pilfered the 160 kgs of shabu recovered from a Chinese national for their personal end. Opinion

    [OPINION] Suicide Note

    “Sixty-seven recorded deaths due to suicide in the province of Iloilo for the past 9 months.” This Iloilo police data is quite alarming for the Ilonggos, particularly among policymakers and government health program implementers. It was also noted that out of the 67 cases, 22 victims were quite young, aging between 10 to 19 years old. Opinion

    [OPINION] Espenido is not Hercules

    THOSE who expect newly designated Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) deputy city director for operations, Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espendio to singlehandedly erase all the drug traffickers in Bacolod City from the face of the earth must either be high on drugs or just simply foolish and naive. Opinion

    [EDITORIAL] Inclusive MICE

    Iloilo City is now the country’s premiere MICE (meetings, incentive travels, conferences/conventions, exhibitions/events) destination having been packaged and launched as one recently. Opinion

    [OPINION] But Joe III isn’t the one hurting

    IF the Treñas administration thinks persecuting city hall employees who may have supported former city mayor Jose “Joe III” Espinosa III in the recent elections is one way of getting back at Joe III, it’s dead wrong. Opinion

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