Mayor Mariano Malones of Maasin, Iloilo will know his fate on Sept. 9, 2014 when the Sangguniang Panlalawigan convenes. In 2002, Malones terminated the employment of Elsa Maternal as the town’s assistant human resource management officer. She lodged an administrative complaint against him for oppression, misconduct in office, dishonesty, and abuse of authority.

  • PHOTO BY ROWENA SALVACION - Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. of Iloilo’s 5th District braves two buckets of ice water as he takes on the ice bucket challenge of Justice secretary Leila de Lima. Tupas did the challenge at the South Wing Annex of the House of Representatives.

  • JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - Iloilo City government personnel clean this garden near the Philippine Ports Authority’s perimeter fence in Fort San Pedro. The city government is busy sprucing up the metropolis in preparation for two ministerial meetings of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit 2015. Iloilo City will host the Small and Medium Enterprises Ministerial Meeting from Sept. 21 to 25, 2015, according to a July 22 memorandum issued by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr. Around 700 delegates from 21 APEC member economies are expected to attend. The city will also host the Food Security Week (High Level Policy Dialogue on Food Security and the Blue Economy and Related Meetings) from Sept. 28 to Oct. 6 next year, with an estimated 900 delegates attending.



    ARCHIE REY ALIPALO/PN - Garbage remain uncollected along Luzuriaga Street, Barangay 29, Bacolod City. The city government is unsatisfied by the performance of Enviroking Corp., its garbage collection contractor.

  • PIA PHOTO - Philippine Information Agency–Antique information center manager Margie Gadian (leftmost) listens as pupil Zaira Mabaquiao (2nd from left), 11, of Lanag Elementary School in Barangay Evelio B. Javier, Hamtic town, explains her own understanding of climate change, during the agency’s advocacy campus tour.



    JOSELITO VILLASIS/PN - The corner of San Rafael Street going to Iloilo City’s Fort San Pedro stinks. Garbage bags being dumped there have yet to be collected by the city’s garbage collection contractor. Why?

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