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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

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

Iloilo city eyes US-based bizmen

FOLLOWING the successful First Iloilo City Trade Mission and Investment Forum in United States of America (USA), Mayor Jose Espinosa III is positive that they will attract more investors to the metropolis. Espinosa and First Lady Gina led a delegation of City Hall officials, business, fashion, and academe representatives to the series of fora in […] The post Iloilo city eyes US-based bizmen appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2018

JOE III WILL RUN FOR MAYOR

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose “Joe” Espinosa III is seeking to retain his post in 2019 after declaring on June 18, 2018, that he will run for the top City Hall office. Espinosa’s declaration pits him against his brother-in-law (bilas) and Iloilo City lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas who earlier announced his plan to run for […] The post JOE III WILL RUN FOR MAYOR appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

City eyes more Koreans

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III warmly welcomed Iloilo Korean United Community Association President Moon Dae Jin and International Cooperation Director Kim In Yong during a courtesy visit at City Hall on May 17, 2018. The meeting broached ideas of bringing Korean media to the metropolis to cover tourism attractions for promotional purposes, lobbying for […] The post City eyes more Koreans appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2018

City Hall employs indigent students for summer jobs

THE Iloilo City Government through the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) has made available the Special Program for the Employment of Students (SPES) that aims to employ indigent students this summer. Mayor Jose Espinosa III said the program is City Government’s way to help beneficiaries generate income. “They can use their salary to either pay […] The post City Hall employs indigent students for summer jobs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 15th, 2018

No politics in meeting with kaps, volunteers – mayor

ILOILO City Mayor Jose Espinosa III denied that his meetings with various sectors in the metro are a form of politicking. Espinosa said he holds meeting with constituents, particularly the senior citizens, the persons with disability, the street sweepers, the barangay officials, and the city hall employees and community volunteer workers to learn of their […] The post No politics in meeting with kaps, volunteers – mayor appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

‘FAKE NEWS’: City Hall denies sacking job hires

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III denied terminating City Hall “job hires” because of their political affiliations. “Waay ko ya gapahalin job hire halin sa una,” said Espinosa, Mar. 26, 2018. Espinosa clarified that matters pertaining to the human resources and administration of the City Hall is the job of City Administrator Hernando Galvez. Espinosa […] The post ‘FAKE NEWS’: City Hall denies sacking job hires appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

Mayor wants space for blind masseurs

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III is planning to provide a cubicle at the city hall for a group of blind masseurs. Espinosa, who met with the group on Mar. 13, 2018 at the city hall, said the blind masseurs asked for space because they are presently cramped in the back of the Jaro gym. […] The post Mayor wants space for blind masseurs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 15th, 2018

City’s drug problem remains unabated

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa wants a better and tougher anti-illegal drugs program as drug peddlers and users continue with their illicit activities. Espinosa said he discussed the matter with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) after he received reports that the illegal drug problem remains unabated “I have talked with PDEA as I need […] The post City’s drug problem remains unabated appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018

Councilor lauds Espinosa for ‘standing up to Treñas’

OPPOSITION Councilor Plaridel Nava lauded Iloilo City Mayor Jose Espinosa III for standing up against Rep. Jerry Treñas. “That’s normal,” Nava said when asked for his reaction as regards the supposed “loyalty check” at the Iloilo City Hall, Mar. 11, 2018. “I commend Mayor Joe for that because he has already cut the strings that […] The post Councilor lauds Espinosa for ‘standing up to Treñas’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 12th, 2018