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Iloilo lawmaker mum on Cha-cha rift

REP. Raul Tupas (5th district, Iloilo) refused to comment for now on the rift between the House of Representatives and the Senate on Charter change (Cha-Cha). Tupas said he cannot comment on the claim of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez that congressmen can continue amending the 1987 Constitution sans the participation of the Senate. While the […] The post Iloilo lawmaker mum on Cha-cha rift appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianJan 24th, 2018

Tupas mum on Jerry-Joe feud; mulls running for congressman

FORMER Iloilo City councilor Nielex “Lex” Tupas is no stranger to the situation where politics divided a closely-knit family. But the youngest of the Tupas political clan is not about to take advantage of the rift between Iloilo City lone district Rep. Jerry Treñas and Mayor Jose Espinosa III to advance his political career. To […] The post Tupas mum on Jerry-Joe feud; mulls running for congressman appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2018

‘I’M STILL CONGRESSMAN’: Suspended lawmaker defends use of office, public hall

ILOILO City lone district Rep. Jerry P. Treñas said he does not see anything wrong if he uses his office for gatherings and meetings while serving the 90-day preventive suspension meted by the Sandiganbayan. Treñas issued the statement after his arch critic, Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava, asked Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to take legal action […] The post ‘I’M STILL CONGRESSMAN’: Suspended lawmaker defends use of office, public hall appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 14th, 2018

Ex-Iloilo lawmaker, Maguindanao mayor face graft raps

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of graft charges against a former congressman of Iloilo and a former mayor of Kabunt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Ombudsman finds probable cause to indict ex-Iloilo lawmaker for pork barrel misuse

THE Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to indict former Iloilo Rep. Rolex T. Suplico over misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in 2007. In a resolution on Jan. 8 and publicized on Jan. 26, the Ombudsman said that there was enough basis to charge Mr. Suplico with one count of violation […] The post Ombudsman finds probable cause to indict ex-Iloilo lawmaker for pork barrel misuse appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Ex-Iloilo lawmaker indicted over P14.7-M pork scam

MANILA, Philippines – Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

‘Internal cracks’ rock PDP-Laban

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he wants to unite Iloilo politicians under the ruling Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban). But Alvarez has a bigger task ahead of him – to unite the party’s internal leadership. The rift is very palpable between Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III as they tapped different persons […] The post ‘Internal cracks’ rock PDP-Laban appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 20th, 2018

Joe III denies rift with Council on MIWD, PECO

ILOILO CITY Mayor Jose Espinosa III and his former colleagues in the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) seem to be on opposite sides in dealing with issues hounding public utilities in the city. During its regular session on Jan 9, 2018, the SP merely noted, instead of referring to the concerned committee, the request of Espinosa to […] The post Joe III denies rift with Council on MIWD, PECO appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Iloilo lawmaker suspended for favoring media group

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has suspended Iloilo City Rep......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Court suspends Iloilo lawmaker over graft

THE SANDIGANBAYAN has suspended Iloilo City Rep. Gerardo Treñas for 90 days in connection with the allegedly anomalous release of P500,000 for the construction of the Iloilo Press Club (IPC) building while he was city mayor. The preventive suspension was deemed pending criminal prosecution since Treñas is currently holding a different public office from the [...] The post Court suspends Iloilo lawmaker over graft appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 7th, 2018

Iloilo lawmaker indicted for graft

MANILA, Philippines — Graft charges have been filed against Rep. Source link link: Iloilo lawmaker indicted for graft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Iloilo lawmaker indicted for graft

MANILA, Philippines — Graft charges have been filed against Rep......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2017

Lawmaker pushes ISCOF’s conversion to university

ILOILO 4th district Rep. Ferjenel Biron is optimistic that the Iloilo School of Fisheries (ISCOF) will be converted into a full-fledged university during his term. Biron, who graced the investiture of ISCOF’s new president on Oct 13, 2017, told reporters that he started the effort way back in 2010 when he filed a bill converting […] The post Lawmaker pushes ISCOF’s conversion to university appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsOct 17th, 2017

Ex-lawmaker asks Sandigan to suspend trial

MANILA, Philippines - Former Iloilo Second District congresswoman Judy Syjuco has asked the Sandiganbayan to suspend her trial over an alleged anomalous cell.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2017

Ex-Iloilo lawmaker faces raps over mobile phones

MANILA, Philippines - The Sandiganbayan Third Division will proceed with the trial of former Iloilo congresswoman Judy Syjuco and former officials of the Dep.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 4th, 2017

Ex-Iloilo lawmaker, 10 others indicted over cellphone deal

Ex-Iloilo lawmaker, 10 others indicted over cellphone deal.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 2nd, 2017

Ex-lawmaker in narco list surrenders more guns

ILOILO CITY, Philippines – A former lawmaker in the order of battle against illegal drugs surrendered two more firearms on Wednesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 1st, 2016

Lawmaker says President endangering PH security

Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano. RYAN LEAGOGO / INQUIRER.net Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on Saturday lashed back at high government officials, saying it was President Rodrigo Duterte himself and not he who.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated News47 min. ago

Cops should check houses for elder abuse, lawmaker says

The Philippine National Police (PNP) should spearhead house-to-house surveys to find out if senior citizens are being treated well by their families, a party-list lawmaker said on Monday. Senior Citizen Rep. Milagros Aquino-Magsaysay said, "Senior citizens often make headlines in crime news as victims of robbers, swindlers, extortionists, and rapists. There are also reports of prolonged inhumane treatment of elders who suffer from mental illness or failing physical health." As House Bill (HB) 6891 or the Anti-Elder Abuse Act has yet to become a law, she said the PNP can already check houses to see how the elderly in the country are being treated. "Nilalayong tugunan ng HB 6891 a...Keep on reading: Cops should check houses for elder abuse, lawmaker says.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News8 hr. 46 min. ago

City to push through with Intelligent Traffic System

THE Public Safety and Transportation Management Office (PSTMO) said it would push through with plans to install an Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) in Iloilo City. PSTMO head Jeck Conlu said they are currently in talks with the University of the Philippines in Manila and some engineers from the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) in the […] The post City to push through with Intelligent Traffic System appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago

‘CUT AND CUT CLEAN’: DPWH-6 head okays termination of 2 city contractors

THE Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-6) regional office has approved the termination of two contractors in Iloilo City. Iloilo City District Engineering Office (ICDEO) head Engr. Rodney Gustilo said DPWH-6 regional director Wenceslao Leaño Jr. already approved on June 8, 2018, his recommendation to terminate the contracts of JHJ Construction and Legacy Construction […] The post ‘CUT AND CUT CLEAN’: DPWH-6 head okays termination of 2 city contractors appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News14 hr. 47 min. ago