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ILOILO CITY MAYOR’S CUP: City Hall, BFP top inter-agency cage tilt

POWERHOUSE teams fortify their campaign in the ongoing Iloilo City Mayor’s Cup Basketball Tournament 2018 as they pulled off victories in various game categories at the LaPaz Plaza Gym. As of May 15, the Iloilo City Government and Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) are the leading teams in the Inter-agency category (Bracket A) with three […] The post ILOILO CITY MAYOR’S CUP: City Hall, BFP top inter-agency cage tilt appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianMay 16th, 2018

US, Iloilo City bask in development partnership

THE United States ambassador to the Philippines hailed Iloilo City’s development during his visit to the City Hall on April 19, 2018. Ambassador Sung Y. Kim and officials of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) were welcomed by Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III and other city officials. Kim said he was pleased […] The post US, Iloilo City bask in development partnership appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 20th, 2018

Iloilo City Hall faces reenacted budget

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE fate of the 2019 budget of the Iloilo City government remains uncertain following reports that Mayor Jose Espinosa III might veto or reject the version passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod. The SP approved the P2.318-billion budget on Dec 12, 2018 after scrapping the P200,000 allocation to the Local Youth and Development […] The post Iloilo City Hall faces reenacted budget appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

HOLIDAY RUSH: City Hall opens sidewalks to vendors

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo MAYOR Jose Espinosa III officially opened the sidewalks to vendors in the different districts in Iloilo City on December 1, 2018. Around 300 vendors will be selling their products in the open sidewalks of City Proper, La Paz, Arevalo, Villa, Mandurriao, and Lapuz, according to Espinosa. Jeck Conlu, head of the city […] The post HOLIDAY RUSH: City Hall opens sidewalks to vendors appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2018

BFP receives new fire trucks from City Hall

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City government turned over two additional fire trucks to the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to boost the city’s firefighting capability. Mayor Jose Espinosa III presented the fire trucks during the flag ceremony on November 26, 2018. The mayor said that the firetrucks are meant for areas that bigger fire […] The post BFP receives new fire trucks from City Hall appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

City Hall commits P1-M boat ramp for Coast Guard

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City government will fund the construction a ramp or slipway of the Philippine Coast Guard-District Western Visayas (CGDWV) base at Bo. Obrero, Lapuz district to improve disaster response operations at sea. Mayor Jose Espinosa III said that the project would shorten the response time of the disaster units in the […] The post City Hall commits P1-M boat ramp for Coast Guard appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2018

‘TASK FORCE BLACKOUT’: City Hall mulls power crisis management team

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo city government will create a Crisis Management Team (CMT) to anticipate the problems that may arise from the ongoing tug-of-war over power distribution services between two private firms and prepare necessary solutions. According to Mayor Jose Espinosa III, the CMT will prepare different mechanisms and strategies relative to the possible […] The post ‘TASK FORCE BLACKOUT’: City Hall mulls power crisis management team appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 20th, 2018

56 schools to clash in Inter-school Sports tilt

56 TEAMS from different schools in Iloilo will compete in the 1st Province of Iloilo Interschool Sports Competition at the City of Passi Arena today, Nov 10, 2018. The inaugural edition will feature basketball, volleyball, and football which will be played by both public and private schools in the province. Provincial Sports Development Officer Ray […] The post 56 schools to clash in Inter-school Sports tilt appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 9th, 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

City gov’t recognizes outstanding employees

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THIRTY-SIX Iloilo City government employees received praise for their outstanding performance and services rendered during the flag-raising ceremony at the City Hall on Sept 24, 2018. Mayor Jose Espinosa III led the awarding ceremony where the awardees received cash incentives, medals, and certificates. According to Espinosa, the awardees have undergone screening and […] The post City gov’t recognizes outstanding employees appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 25th, 2018

JED FOR JOE III?: Espinosa seeks support of Mabilog, ex-barangay leaders

ILOILO City Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III clarified that the recent gathering of former barangay captains in the city was only a “social event.” The mayor confirmed that he gathered the former kapitans in a hotel on the evening of Sept 19. “It was a social event,” he told the City Hall beat reporters. Espinosa […] The post JED FOR JOE III?: Espinosa seeks support of Mabilog, ex-barangay leaders appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

JOE III DOWNPLAYS RIFT AT CITY HALL

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III assured the public that the city government remains united despite exchanges between department heads. “It is part of being in government. We are big happy family, I don’t promote animosity,” said Espinosa. Recently, City Administrator Hernando Galvez criticized the delayed implementation of the truck ban ordinance […] The post JOE III DOWNPLAYS RIFT AT CITY HALL appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Peñafrancia JOC activated

NAGA City -- After a cluster workshops for service offices of LGU Naga City and major line agencies comprising the Peñafrancia Inter-Agency Task Group was held on Saturday, Mayor John Garcia Bongat and Archdiocese of Caceres Archbishop Rolando Octavus Tria Tirona signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) between the city….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Mayor willing to abolish ‘useless’ task forces

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo ILOILO Mayor Jose Espinosa III said he is very open to abolishing certain task forces at the City Hall if found to be non-performing. Espinosa was reacting to the plan of City Administrator Hernando Galvez to evaluate and abolish task forces in the city government. “I leave it to him kay ang […] The post Mayor willing to abolish ‘useless’ task forces appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Iloilo City seeks closer ties with Quanzhou

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE cities of Iloilo and Quanzhou in Fujian, China want to establish closer economic ties. Both parties laid out their plans through a letter of intent signed by Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III and Quanzhou City Representative Wang Ruiqiang on July 30, 2018 at the City Hall. Wang, who led the […] The post Iloilo City seeks closer ties with Quanzhou appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Iloilo City, DA sign pact on urban gardening

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City government entered into an agreement with the Department of Agriculture for the “Urban Gardening Pagkain para sa Masa Program.” The formal signing was held July 23, 2018 at the Iloilo City Hall Penthouse with Iloilo City Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III and Assistant Secretary for Regulations and the Visayas, […] The post Iloilo City, DA sign pact on urban gardening appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Free civil service review for city hall employees

THE Iloilo City Government, through the Human Resource Management Office (HRMO), provides free review sessions to its employees for the upcoming Civil Service Eligibility Examination on August 12, 2018. Mayor Jose Espinosa III encouraged employees to avail of the free review every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. “The City Government would like the employees to pass […] The post Free civil service review for city hall employees appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Cebu cagers gear up for Passi City cage game

THE basketball team of University of San Jose Recoletos (USJR) is all set for the Mayor Jesry T. Palmares National Collegiate Invitational Basketball Tournament at the Passi City Arena in Iloilo on July 11-14, 2018. MVP Jaybee Mantilla will lead the 2017 Cebu Schools Athletic Foundation Inc. (CESAFI) second runner-up. Trained by head coach Leode […] The post Cebu cagers gear up for Passi City cage game appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

BIRON CUP SEASON 2: Oton sweeps Dumangas to bag cage tourney crown

OTON, Iloilo played inspired basketball as they swept Dumangas in Game 2 of the Biron Cup Season 2 Inter-municipality Basketball Tournament, 84-75, to snatch the title at the Passi City Arena on June 23, 2018. Oton made their motive clear as they capitalized on a 13-2 blitz highlighted by Jovie Faeldan’s three long-range bombs with […] The post BIRON CUP SEASON 2: Oton sweeps Dumangas to bag cage tourney crown appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Iriga City poised to become Bicol’s volleyball center next year

Iriga City bids to become a sporting mecca in the Bicol Region with the construction of a 5,000-seat gym in this city 400 kilometers southeast of Manila. Mayor Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen, owner-manager of the Navy-Iriga City Lady Oragons, said the gym is under construction and will be finished by December.       “Maybe next year the PVL on Tour could go to Iriga now that we will have the facilities to host some of its games,” she said, referring to the league’s program to bring the league's matches to the provinces, which started last year.      Sports Vision president Ricky Palou said Iriga City’s strong partnership with the PVL organizing outfit continues to serve “…our vision of promoting and upgrading volleyball in the country.”  Among others, the Iriga City gym will provide excellent facilities in volleyball as part of the mayor’s vision to restore Bicol’s lofty position in volleyball. “It used to be that Bicolanos were highly regarded in the sport and regularly picked for the national teams,” she said. When the sports arena finally rises six months from now, it will occupy pride of place with Iriga’s new city hall, already transferred to its new home in barangay Sta. Cruz Sur, new library, new public market and new slaughterhouse as part of the more concrete legacy the mayor wants to leave to her constituents.   But it is in sports where the sports-minded chief executive of this multi-awarded city wants to involve her young constituents to develop physical fitness, character and mental toughness, prerequisites, she said, to making the young transform into productive citizens and ideal leaders and followers of the future.   High sports awareness      At no other time has sports awareness in Iriga City been this incredibly high and involving as it is now.  Mayor Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen fittingly provides the face to this exciting sports phenomenon happening in her city of birth, where generations from her side of the family have served and continue to serve their people through holding public offices.    The well-loved first and only woman mayor of Iriga said she keeps her balance by finding time to indulge her passion in sports. She is into a lot of sports for recreation or for competition. She still plays volleyball, lawn tennis, table tennis and badminton. At one time in elementary and high school she took up softball as a shortstop and even football. It was her serious intent to lure primarily her youthful constituents into sports that led Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen to form her own club team that proceeded to compete in the 2016 nationally telecast season of the Sports Vision-organized V-League.    After seeing their mayor, her prodigy Grazielle Bombita from Camarines Sur and fellow Bicolanos tangle with the best players in Manila in a big time league on television for the first time ever, parents from even as far as Sorsogon and the Visayas, Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen said, would see her at the city hall or stop her in her tracks to recommend their daughters for training under her volleyball program.      As a result, the city government has tied up with elementary and high schools in Iriga to train kids of all genders not only in volleyball but in basketball, table tennis, lawn tennis and football as well. Scholarships are given to training program participants from San Miguel Elementary School, University of St. Anthony, University of Northeastern Philippines, Ceferino Arroyo High School and Rinconada National Technical and Vocational School.   Multi-awarded city    Daughter of the late Camarines Sur Rep. Ciriaco R. Alfelor, granddaughter of the CamSur Gov. Felix O. Alfelor, and niece of ex-Iriga City Mayor Emmanuel R. Alfelor, Madelaine Alfelor-Gazmen became Iriga’s first woman mayor in 2004. She served for three consecutive terms via the biggest margin of votes in Iriga’s political history.    Younger brother Ronald Felix Y. Alfelor, an electrical engineer by profession, was voted into the same position next before she assumed the office again.     Under her leadership anchored on an advocacy on good governance and responsible citizenship, Iriga City has distinguished itself with several awards from national and international organizations.  Among these are the 2009 Award of Excellence in Good Local Governance given by the DILG; 2010 citation as among the Top 10 performing local governments under the component cities category from the DILG; 2010 citation as a Galing Pook Award finalist; 2010 citation for Best Practices given by the Asia Foundation and British Embassy for the city’s programs on people’s participation, revenue generation and environment protection; 2011 Region’s Best Outstanding Local Government Agency award given by the Civil Service Commission; and the 2011 Outstanding Human Resource Management award. Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen finished BA Humanities in the University of the Philippines, BS Biology in Far Eastern University, but instead of proceeding to study medicine, she took up law in the University of Santo Tomas, a course she didn’t get to finish because of she said she was ‘sidetracked’ by marriage.   Mayor Alfelor-Gazmen’s children, all Ateneo students – Maria Cenen, 23; Brendan, 20; and Brian, 18 – may not have inherited her one-of-a-kind passion for sports but they support all her sporting decisions and endeavors.   Her only daughter gets to flex some athletic muscles, though, during university intramurals. Eldest son Brendan is team captain of the popular Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion. Brian, the youngest, helps her mom manage and cheer the Navy-Iriga City Lady Oragons in the PVL if he’s not busy with his commitment as a Star Music talent......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Mayor celebrates 62nd birthday with mass wedding

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III celebrated his birthday on June 20, 2018, with a mass wedding for 62 couples at the Ker Building beside City Hall a day before. Espinosa officiated the matrimonial rites to couples from as young as 19 to 66 years old who are beneficiaries of the program “Pag-ulikid sa Kasal […] The post Mayor celebrates 62nd birthday with mass wedding appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018