SP okays appointment of three city hall execs

THE Iloilo City Council confirmed on Nov 7, 2017 the appointment of three executive officials of the city government – City Administrator Hernando Galvez, City Legal Officer Lorna Laurea, and City Social Welfare Officer Gene Garingalao. In three separate resolutions, Councilor R Leone Gerochi recommended the confirmation of the three officials to avoid “vacuum” in […] The post SP okays appointment of three city hall execs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource: thedailyguardian thedailyguardianNov 8th, 2017

CHICKEN BROUHAHA: Mayor okays probe on 4 city hall execs

THREE department heads and a supply officer are facing disciplinary action for their involvement in the alleged irregular chicken distribution project of the Iloilo City government and the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC). Mayor Jose Espinosa III approved on Jan 24, 2018 the recommendation of an ad hoc committee to subject City Agriculturist Romulo Pangantihon, General […] The post CHICKEN BROUHAHA: Mayor okays probe on 4 city hall execs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

City Hall execs quitting because of politics?

SEVERAL Iloilo City Hall executive assistants and aides have resigned or will soon resign because of politics, sources told The Daily Guardian. The exodus happened a week after Iloilo City Rep. Jerry Treñas declared that he might run for mayor upon the prodding of barangay captains. City Hall sources who sought anonymity for lack of […] The post City Hall execs quitting because of politics? appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMar 9th, 2018

City Hall execs given more time to answer chicken deal raps

FOUR Iloilo City officials were given extra time to answer the show-cause order issued by Mayor Jose Espinosa III as regards their involvement in the P3.4-million chicken dispersal program of the City Agriculture Office and National Anti-Poverty Commission. “They asked for an extension of time to answer, so I gave them an extension,” Espinosa told […] The post City Hall execs given more time to answer chicken deal raps appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 6th, 2018

‘GIVE AND TAKE’: City Hall execs defend Jaro road closure

ILOILO CITY government officials resorted to legalities in defending the soundness of their decision to shut down a portion of the busy Rizal Street in Jaro district sans an ordinance to give way to the 2018 Jaro Agro-Industrial Fair. “If it is full closure there is a need for an ordinance, if it is partial, […] The post ‘GIVE AND TAKE’: City Hall execs defend Jaro road closure appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

START CLEAN: Councilor tells Mayor Joe to appoint ‘spotless’ execs

ILOILO CITY Councilor Plaridel Nava has one important advice to Mayor Jose Espinosa III: cleanse city hall of corrupt officials. “It is about time that the new mayor will have to make a cleansing process in the executive branch,” Nava told reporters when asked for his reaction on the sacking of coterminous officials appointed by […] The post START CLEAN: Councilor tells Mayor Joe to appoint ‘spotless’ execs appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsNov 6th, 2017

Pila ka EAs sa City Hall, wala gin-renew ang appointment

ILOILO CITY – May mga Executive Assistants si Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog nga wala ginrenew ang ila appointments. Suno sa source sa 16 ka mga EAs, syam pa lamang ang may re-appointment samtang may apat nga wala ginreappoint. May tatlo pa nga wala n.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rmniloiloRelated NewsJul 26th, 2016

Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders enjoying new role with Lions

By LARRY LAGE,  AP Sports Writer DETROIT (AP) — Barry Sanders shook hands with fans, posed for pictures and engaged in small talk outside a suite at Ford Field before the Detroit Lions opened the season against the New York Jets. At halftime, the Hall of Fame running back was on the field to turn a huge key, and the stadium's speakers blared with the sounds of an engine revving. Sanders is in his second season as an ambassador for the team, a paid role that is sending him on the road for Detroit's game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. "It's definitely nice to be back after the first few years of being retired and there not being much communication," Sanders said in an interview with The Associated Press. "So, certainly just being able to be involved with certain things that the team is doing from a community outreach standpoint and that sort of thing, for me, it's great. "And, just being able to be around the game a little more and certainly around the Lions family a little more for me is meaningful so I do appreciate that." The Lions like the arrangement, too. Sanders visits suite holders during games and attends meet-and-greet sessions along with going to other team functions such as its draft party. "It's great having him around and back in the fold, interacting with fans and corporate sponsors," Lions president Rod Wood told The AP. "He's probably if not the best player in Lions history, he's in the handful of the best. "And, he's definitely the most remembered by our fans." While it may seem like a logical connection between the former star player and the only NFL team he played for, their relationship was not smooth in the years following his sudden and surprising retirement just before training camp began 1999. Sanders is always showered with cheers in the Motor City these days. But he was booed in public at times back in the day by fans who were still unhappy he walked away from the game after 10 spectacular seasons when he was on the verge of becoming the NFL's all-time leading rusher. "I hated that it came to the point where he was getting booed," said Lomas Brown, one of Sanders' former teammates. "He's one of the greatest ever and he did it all here in Detroit. There are still some people holding a grudge today, but that's been gone for a while." Brown hopes the Lions take another step in their relationship with Sanders by honoring him with a statue at Ford Field. "It's hard to believe there's not one," Brown said. Wood declined to say if there are plans to erect a Sanders statue. "We've talked about things we haven't announced," Wood said. When Calvin Johnson announced his retirement two years ago, it reminded people of Sanders' decision to walk away from the game. Like Sanders, the former star receiver chose to leave the Lions and the league with years left on his contract and seemingly some solid seasons left in his career. Johnson retired two years ago and the team has tried and failed, so far, to rekindle its relationship with him. As Sanders was the honored guest in Wood's suite for a game earlier this month, Johnson was in a nearby luxury box on the same floor. "I know Lions fans appreciate Barry's role with the team because he's the greatest Lion and one of the greatest running backs — if not the greatest — to play the game," said Johnson, who declined to talk about his relationship with the team. Brown believes time will take care of whatever issues are keeping Johnson from being a part of the organization in some way. "If the Lions continue to reaching out to him and being warm to him, I think it'll happen," Brown said. Wood is working on it. "It's still goal of the organization, and me in particular, to get Calvin back in the fold," Wood said. "It was good to see him at the (Jets) game.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News4 hr. 27 min. ago

City Hall proposes P2.3-B budget in 2019

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City government’s proposed budget for 2019 is P2.319 billion – 4.81% higher compared to P2.212 billion in 2018. According to Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo, committee on appropriations chair, they already received the proposed budget and they will start the in deliberations October. “I received the proposal two days ago and target […] The post City Hall proposes P2.3-B budget in 2019 appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated News4 hr. 47 min. ago

N. Cotabato village exec eludes ambush but bullets hit septuagenarian

    KIDAPAWAN CITY-- A village chairperson in North Cotabato escaped an assassin's bullets, which instead hit a retired teacher, earlyTuesdaymorning in Tulunan town, police said.   Tulunan town police head Chief Insp. Judgie Barotas said Barangay Sibsib chair Joemar Almirante was biking in front of the village hall grounds around 5:50 a.m.when suspects aboard an SUV suddenly appeared and opened fire at him.   Investigation showed that a man sitting at the passenger's side of the SUV shot at Almirante three times but the village official miraculously managed to avoid the bullets, which instead ended in the abdomen of 72-year-old Nelly Nacano.  ...Keep on reading: N. Cotabato village exec eludes ambush but bullets hit septuagenarian.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News19 hr. 27 min. ago

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

Flacco shines as Ravens deal Broncos first loss, 27-14

By David Ginsburg, Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's offensive line handled Von Miller, Joe Flacco took care of the football, and the Ravens sliced through Denver's depleted defense. Flacco found the time to throw for 277 yards and a touchdown, and the Ravens pushed aside the previously undefeated Broncos 27-14 Sunday. Baltimore (2-1) got 68 yards rushing from Alex Collins, but the line's most ample contribution was giving Flacco time to pass against a defense led by Miller, who came in with an NFL-leading four sacks. "That's a stout run defense. We kept hammering in there and bled some yards," Ravens coach John Harbaugh said. "But our pass protection really stepped up and did a great job." Flacco went 25 for 40 without an interception on a rainy afternoon. He threw 28 passes in the first half alone, when Baltimore took control. Miller finished with two tackles and no sacks. "He's able to get in there and make a ton of plays and change a game when you look at him on film," Flacco said. "That was the biggest thing, just not letting him be a factor." Flacco's success came against a Denver backfield that began the day without injured cornerback Adam Jones (thigh) and lost cornerback Tramaine Brock (groin) in the first quarter. As a result, rookie Isaac Yiadom saw significant playing time at right cornerback. "I think we kind of made it easy for them," Broncos safety Darian Stewart said. "We gave them a lot of stuff." Javorious Allen caught a 12-yard touchdown pass and ran for a score for the Ravens. Baltimore made 20 first downs, totaled 342 yards and converted half its third-down attempts. "That wasn't the game we had intended for," Miller said. "At times, we couldn't get off the field as a defense." Denver (2-1) was coming off two home wins, both by virtue of fourth-quarter comebacks. This time, the Broncos could not rally after Allen's 1-yard TD run made it 27-14 midway through the third quarter. The Broncos were flagged 13 times for 120 yards. "We probably cost ourselves 20 points today on penalties," coach Vance Joseph said. Denver's lone turnover was just as costly. The Broncos were inside the Baltimore 5 with 9 minutes left before Case Keenum was intercepted by Patrick Onwuasor, whose 89-yard return for a touchdown was wiped out by a block in the back. The Ravens took consolation in preventing Denver from getting within a touchdown. "That was a huge stop," said Harbaugh, who celebrated his 56th birthday in style. The Broncos' next drive ended at the Baltimore 11, and the Ravens ran out the clock over the final three minutes. Keenum completed 22 of 34 passes for 192 yards. Denver got a touchdown after blocking a punt and also swatted away a field goal try. Chris Harris Jr. took the second blocked kick 58 yards for a touchdown, but an illegal block nullified the second-quarter score. On the ensuing series, Broncos rookie running back Phillip Lindsay was ejected for throwing a punch during the scramble for a fumble by Keenum. "He's obviously a big part of what we do offensively," Joseph said. "Losing him, that's a big deal." A wild first half ended with Baltimore up 20-14. After Denver's Joseph Jones blocked a punt to set up a 6-yard touchdown run by Royce Freeman, Collins ran in from the 6 for Baltimore. Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders made it 14-7 with a 35-yard end around, his first career rushing touchdown. Justin Tucker sandwiched a pair of 52-yard field goals around a 12-yard touchdown throw by Flacco. Tucker now has six career games with multiple field goals of 50 yards or more, an NFL record. He has also connected on his last eight attempts from at least 50 yards. LEWIS RETURNS The Ravens welcomed back linebacker Ray Lewis, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in August following a 17-year career with Baltimore. After the players were introduced, the song "Hot in Herre" by Nelly boomed over the PA. Lewis emerged from the tunnel wearing his yellow Hall of Fame jacket and performed his trademark dance while the soggy crowd cheered. Lewis was presented with his Hall of Fame ring during a ceremony at halftime. He was joined by Jonathan Ogden, the Ravens' other HOF member. INJURIES Broncos: Stewart left in the second quarter with a shoulder injury but returned. Ravens: MLB C.J. Mosley was inactive with a bruised knee. UP NEXT Broncos: Host Kansas City in an AFC West showdown Monday night, Oct. 1. Ravens: Travel to Pittsburgh for a Sunday night matchup between AFC North teams......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Central Visayas mines bureau execs sacked

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has ordered the relief of the chief and three other officials of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau in Central Visayas in connection with a landslide in Naga City, Cebu that left at least 20 people dead and dozens missing last Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 21st, 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

Dasmariñas chessers rule Batang Pinoy

International Master Daniel Quizon, Woman International Master Kylen Joy Mordido and Michael Concio Jr. dominated their respective events in standard chess to deliver three golds for Dasmariñas City in the Batang Pinoy National Championships at the Beneco Multi-purpose Hall in Baguio City yesterday......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 20th, 2018

Sara slams SC aspirant’s ploy

Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio yesterday slammed efforts of an aspirant to a Supreme Court (SC) seat to dissuade complainants from pursuing the 2011 disbarment case against her, saying it was obviously a ploy to curry favor from her. The real agenda, according to Carpio, is to seek her endorsement for an appointment to an […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

‘City of Love still peaceful, orderly’

By: Emme Rose Santiagudo THE Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) assured the City Council that the metropolis remains peaceful amid the series of killings perpetrated by motorcycle-riding assassins. “Generally peaceful” was explicit answer of top police officials during a dialogue with councilors on Sept 18, 2018 at the City Council’s session hall. The dialogue was prompted […] The post ‘City of Love still peaceful, orderly’ appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Vice mayor asks BCPO to deploy cops during session

BACOLOD City – Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran has requested Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo, Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), director to permanently assign police officers at the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) hall during regular sessions to further prevent “boxing” incidents from happening inside the session hall. Familiaran said police officers will be posted at the hall […] The post Vice mayor asks BCPO to deploy cops during session appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Food parade highlights Tourism Week celebration

BACOLOD City – An array of food from different cities and municipalities in the province of Negros Occidental will be showcased today, Sept 17, 2018, at the Provincial Capitol’s social hall to highlight the Tourism Week celebration. The 18th Provincial Tourism Week kicked off on Sept 14 at the Robinson’s Place Bacolod. Provincial Tourism Officer […] The post Food parade highlights Tourism Week celebration appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Editorial: A free and irreverent press

NOW that I think about it, it sounds apocryphal. We were plodding from the Cebu City Hall to the Capitol on the first day of Cebu Press Freedom Week, which always opens with a parade. Most of us were bleary-eyed, unaccustomed to walking at 7 a.m. on a Sunday. We were also unaware that the… link: Editorial: A free and irreverent press.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

‘BOKSING SA KONSEHO’: Councilor apologizes, claims he was bullied

BACOLOD City – Bacolod City Councilor Claudio Jesus “Kalaw” Puentevella apologized to the public after he punched his fellow councilor Dindo Ramos inside the session hall on Sept 12, 2018. Puentevella issued the public apology on Sept 14 during a press conference held at their house in Villamonte village here. Puentevella punched Ramos’ face following […] The post ‘BOKSING SA KONSEHO’: Councilor apologizes, claims he was bullied appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 14th, 2018