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Espinosa presses innocence

CONFESSED drug lord Kerwin Espinosa yesterday asked the Department of Justice (DOJ) to dismiss the drug complaint filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP) against him for lack of evidence. In his nine-page counter-affidavit, Espinosa said the PNP failed to prove that he had drugs in his possession at the….....»»

Category: newsSource: journal journalMay 16th, 2018

Palace urges Lim to yield

Malacañang yesterday urged businessman and alleged drug lord Peter Lim to surrender to authorities and prove his innocence in court. Judge Gina Bibat-Palamos of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 65 has ordered Lim’s arrest after she found probable cause to put him, self-confessed drug distributor Kerwin Espinosa, and their….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

ICCC probe must observe due process, mayor says

MAYOR Jose Espinosa III advised the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to observe due process and fair play in investigating the alleged controversies hounding the Iloilo City Community College (ICCC). Espinosa, a lawyer by training, said all complaints should be validated and confirmed. “In dispensing justice, we have this rule on presumption of innocence. Everyone is presumed […] The post ICCC probe must observe due process, mayor says appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Duterte: I know nothing of Mayor Halili’s murder

      President Rodrigo Duterte claimed innocence over the assassination of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, saying it is "unfair" for his part to be linked to the killing of the local chief executive. Halili was shot dead by what appeared to be a sniper while singing the national anthem during the city hall's flag ceremony back in July. READ: Tanauan mayor gunned down while singing national anthem-- witnesses "Kagaya nung si Mayor Halili ng Tanauan, nag-ano siya 'Bayang magiliw...' Bog! Patay siya, tapos ako ang pagbintangan. Unfair sila sa akin," Duterte said in a speech on Friday in Papua New Guinea. (Like the case of Mayor Halili of Tanauan, ...Keep on reading: Duterte: I know nothing of Mayor Halili’s murder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News6 hr. 25 min. ago

US Vice President Presses Asian Leaders on Rohingya, Maritime Dispute

SINGAPORE - While leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries largely discussed trade in Singapore Wednesday, participating U.S. Vice President Mike Pence focused on keeping Asian seas open internati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

US Vice President Presses Asian Leaders on Rohingya, Maritime Dispute

SINGAPORE - While leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries largely discussed trade in Singapore Wednesday, participating U.S. Vice President Mike Pence focused on keeping Asian seas open internati.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Iloilo City Suspends Classes Due to Earthquake

Mayor Jose Espinosa III ordered the suspension of classes in all levels, both public and private schools, after series of earthquake events were felt in this city, November 5. In his announcement posted on the Facebook account of the city government, Espinosa said classes are suspended in all levels both public and private schools to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Labor group presses P500 food subsidy

A labor group has renewed its call for President Rodrigo Duterte to approve a monthly food voucher worth P500 for some 4 million minimum wage earners nationwide to help them cope with the extraordinary increases in the prices of goods and services. The Associated Labor Unions-Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (ALU-TUCP) said the average daily minimum wage of P232 nationwide remained woefully inadequate, despite recent increases in the floor pay. "On the average, wage boards acted only on the capacity of employers and businesses to afford the wage increases by adjusting the nominal minimum wage rates by P32 to P36 a day nationwide," ALU-TUCP spokesperson Alan Tanjusay said on ...Keep on reading: Labor group presses P500 food subsidy.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Mayor welcomes opposition to Central Market upgrade

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MAYOR Jose Espinosa III remains calm and unruffled despite the taunting of some personalities who oppose the proposed Iloilo City Central Market Redevelopment Plan. “Okay lang sa akon ang opposition, ila na ya. It does not really matter to me. I’m open to suggestions halin kay sin-o basta tun-an lang naton,” Espinosa […] The post Mayor welcomes opposition to Central Market upgrade appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Construction worker pummeled to death

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A laborer allegedly pummeled a construction worker to death using a steel rod at Sitio Pinaypayan, Brgy. Lanot here, evening of Nov 7, 2018. Abelardo Armelligas, 56, of Brgy. Lanot died hours after he was brought to the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital here. Espidito Espinosa, 28, a resident of Brgy. Bato […] The post Construction worker pummeled to death appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Task Force Infra revamped, opposition councilor axed

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III reorganized a task force handling various infrastructure projects by ousting an opposition councilor as co-chairman. The reorganization took effect after Espinosa issued on October 30, 2018 an executive order streamlining Task Force Infra and removing Councilor Ely Estante Jr. as co-chair. The mayor said that the […] The post Task Force Infra revamped, opposition councilor axed appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Malaysian in 1MDB scandal denies wrongdoing after U.S. charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A Malaysian financier at the center of a corruption scandal surrounding state fund 1MDB maintained his innocence Friday, November 2, after the US unveiled criminal charges against him and two ex-Goldman Sachs bankers. Low Taek Jho, commonly known as Jho Low , and the former bankers were accused by the US Justice ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Problematic Tanza Cemetery

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo TANZA Cemetery is the biggest public cemetery in Iloilo City with more than 10,000 tombs. But problems of perennial congestion and flooding during rainy seasons remain unaddressed by the city government. In an inspection on the Tanza cemetery Wednesday, Mayor Jose Espinosa III pointed out the different concerns and at the same […] The post Problematic Tanza Cemetery appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

City aims for a peaceful and orderly Undas 2018

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MAYOR Jose Espinosa III led the inspection in Iloilo City’s major cemeteries to ensure peaceful and orderly All Souls’ and All Saints’ Days on Nov 1-2, 2018. “Gusto ko gid mag-ocular inspection kay gusto ta gid makita ang preparasyon sang naga kalain lain nga departments. I will be monitoring ang tanan […] The post City aims for a peaceful and orderly Undas 2018 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

Joe III downplays Ombudsman probe

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III insists that he never violated any law when he appointed a new set of directors of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) This is Espinosa’s reaction after the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas ordered him to file his reply-affidavit to the criminal and administrative charges filed by MIWD […] The post Joe III downplays Ombudsman probe appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 31st, 2018

‘We need them here at City Hall’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Administrator Atty. Hernando Galvez denied allegations that politics is behind the move of Mayor Jose Espinosa III to recall ten City Hall workers detailed to the office of Rep. Jerry Treñas. “Ang aton na is a continuing process. We need them here sa city hall,” Galvez said. Both Espinosa and […] The post ‘We need them here at City Hall’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

WATCH: Kai Sotto shows off handles ala Kristaps Porzingis

The human highlight reel that is Kai Sotto just continues to add to his mixtape. Sotto, the 7'1" wunderkind of the Ateneo Blue Eaglets showed off his dribbling display en route to a fastbreak jam against Xavier School in the Jesuit Athletic Meet (JAM) 2018 in Cebu Monday. Fastbreak Kai Sotto 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/phM8kjfwtn — Jeep (@J_Co_itsme) October 29, 2018 Just by himself, the UAAP Season 80 Juniors' Basketball Finals MVP took matters into his own hands by dribbling the length of the floor before gathering with two massive hops, then threw down the two-handed hammer. Sotto's skill set proves that he is very well on his way to becoming a unicorn, a newly-coined basketball terminology that has been used for seven-footers that have guard-like skills. Famous unicorns in the NBA are two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors and Latvian sensation Kristaps Porzingis of the New York Knicks. More importantly, his squad got a big win over Xavier, 83-72, to advance to the JAM Finals, where he recorded 23 points and 11 rebounds. The Blue Eagles eventually triumphed over Ateneo de Cebu, 67-52, where Sotto finished with 24 points, 16 rebounds, and two rejections in the championship game. Great way to wrap up #JAMCebu2018 as the @ateneodemanilau Blue Eaglets won the 🏆 over @ateneodecebu 67-52! Kai Sotto- 24pts, 16rebs, 2blks Forth Padrigao- 12pts, 5stls, 4asts Ian Espinosa- 10pts, 7rebs, 3stls All three still in Junior HS, too!!! 😱😱😱 pic.twitter.com/ze6krMZzeF — Enzo Flojo (@hoopnut) October 30, 2018 Who knows, Kai might do this in NBA someday. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 30th, 2018

Ombud to probe mayor over MIWD board row

THE Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas found sufficient grounds to investigate Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III for the criminal and administrative charges filed by Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) in July 2018. In a joint order issued on September 19, 2018 and signed by Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Paul Elmer Clemente, Espinosa was ordered […] The post Ombud to probe mayor over MIWD board row appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Employers’ group presses for pay increases based on productivity

EMPLOYERS again pressed for a shift to “productivity-based” daily minimum wage raise during a public hearing on proposals to hike the floor pay of Metro Manila’s private sector workers on Friday last week......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

‘I don’t care anymore’ – Joe III

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MAYOR Jose Espinosa III said he does not care anymore if the Sangguniang Panlungsod’s (SP) decided to slash the proposed supplemental budget amounting to P35 million. The budget was meant for the land development including site embankment and compaction of the proposed Iloilo City Sports Arena project at Brgy. San Pedro, Molo, […] The post ‘I don’t care anymore’ – Joe III appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

We lack offices – Espinosa

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III has no qualms on the decision of the Sangguniang Panlungsod to slash the P130-million supplementary budget he requested. During its regular session on Oct 16, 2018, the SP only approved P45,088,408.09 of the P130,088,408.89 proposed supplemental budget. Councilor Plaridel Nava, deputy floor leader and Committee on […] The post We lack offices – Espinosa appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2018