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Kaya FC Iloilo: Football comes home

Jun 30, 2018 - 7:14 PM

The PFL club is poised to reenergize the football scene in one of the Philippines' traditional hotbeds

HOMETOWN HERO. Born in Calinog, Iloilo, Kaya FC standout Shirmar Felongco is an inspiration to local kids. Photo by Don Laczi

[OPINION] 4 things kids learned from a journalism class

Jun 02, 2018 - 9:55 PM

Being a citizen journalist comes with a very big responsibility

Things we learned from journalism class. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong

SC cancels retrieval of Iloilo City ballot boxes in VP recount

May 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo's legal consultant says the Presidential Electoral Tribunal's representatives in Iloilo province received a verbal order to stop retrieving ballot boxes from Iloilo City

BALLOT RETRIEVAL. Two men stack ballot boxes from Guimbal, Iloilo as they arrive at the Supreme Court's staging area for the ballot retrieval process. Photo from Robredo's legal team

Robredo camp says Iloilo City should not be part of VP recount

May 21, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Iloilo City is independent from Iloilo province and has a separate certificate of canvass during elections

INDEPENDENT CITY. Lawyer Emil Marañon III (3rd from right), legal consultant of Vice President Leni Robredo, says ballot boxes from Iloilo City should not be included in the VP ballot recount. Photo from Robredo's legal team

IN PHOTOS: Ballot retrieval in Iloilo for Marcos-Robredo electoral protest

May 21, 2018 - 12:20 PM

The ballot retrieval process in Iloilo will be held from May 21 to May 25

ARRIVAL. Ballot boxes from Guimbal, Iloilo arrive at the staging area of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal in the province for the ballot retrieval process. All photos from the Office of the Vice President.

DOTr rejects Aboitiz's P148-billion bid to upgrade 4 regional airports

Apr 10, 2018 - 8:40 PM

The Department of Transportation turns down the unsolicited proposal of Aboitiz InfraCapital Incorporated and opts for public bidding instead

In a rare feat, PMA Alab Tala Class 2018 valedictorian also class baron

Mar 14, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Cadet First Class Jaywardene Galilea Hontoria of Iloilo is only the 4th fourth valedictorian and class baron in the 119 years of the Philippine Military Academy

Philippine Military Academy Top ten 1.Cadet Jaywarrdene Galilea Hontoria- Iloilo 2. Ricardo Witawit Liwaden - Mountain Province 3. Cadet Jun -Jay Malazzab Castro- Cagayan 4. Cadet Leonore Andrea Cariño Japitan - Butuan City 5. Cadet Mark Jantzen Nono Dacillo- Zamboanga City 6 Cadet Jezaira Laquinon Buenaventura - Negros Oriental 7. Cadet Jessie Antonio Laranang - Tarlac 8. Cadet Paola Balla Briones - Baguio City 9. Cadet Jayson Raymundo Cimatu - Casiguran Aurora 10. Cadet Micah Quiambao Reynaldo - Tarlac Special award CADET Christian Michael Olarte Peña - Jounalism Award- Legazpi Albay Cadet Jasm Marie M. Alcoriza- Athetic Saber Award- Negros Occidental Photo by Mauricio Victa

Aboitiz submits P148-B proposal to modernize 4 regional airports

Mar 07, 2018 - 2:57 PM

(UPDATED) The Aboitiz group submits an unsolicited proposal to modernize, operate, and maintain the Iloilo International Airport, Bacolod-Silay Airport, Laguindingan Airport, and New Bohol International Airport in Panglao for 35 years

Graphics from Aboitiz InfraCapital Corporate Communications

Davao Aguilas, Kaya Iloilo frustrate in opening game draw

Mar 04, 2018 - 11:50 PM

James Younghusband falls short of a hat-trick that could've clinched the win for the Davao Aguilas

FRUSTRATION. Davao Aguilas and Kaya Iloilo end game in a 2-2draw. Photo from press release

Philippines Football League inks new livestreaming deal

Feb 23, 2018 - 11:25 AM

The country's pro football league will now have a new streaming partner in Sportradar

DoubleDragon plans 3.9-hectare industrial hub in booming Iloilo

Feb 14, 2018 - 4:00 PM

With the rising cost of traffic and congestion in Metro Manila, property developers like DoubleDragon are looking at alternative cities to expand their landbank

INDUSTRIAL HUB. DoubleDragon's planned industrial hub in Iloilo will have a capacity of 22,000 square meters of leasable space once fully developed. Image from DoubleDragon

Megaworld set to open Festive Walk Mall in Iloilo

Feb 05, 2018 - 4:05 PM

The P2.2-billion, 3-level mall at the Iloilo Business Park is opening this coming April

Photo by Megaworld

AirAsia launches 3 domestic flights to, from Clark

Feb 05, 2018 - 2:15 PM

This is in line with the airline's commitment to make the Clark International Airport its main hub for operations

Before training camp, Nonito Donaire helps give away 100 homes in Iloilo

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Donaire will fight Carl Frampton on April 21 in Northern Ireland

GIVING BACK. Nonito Donaire Jr came to the Philippines to help turnover homes donated to typhoon victims before officially starting training camp for his fight with Carl Frampton. File photo by Alecis Cuarezma/Getty Images/AFP

COA orders Iloilo execs, employees to return P46-M illegal cash perks

Jan 07, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The Commission on Audit says sourcing part of the cash perks from the city's calamity funds is illegal

Sandiganbayan orders suspension of Iloilo Representative Treñas over graft

Jan 07, 2018 - 6:25 PM

'It is part of the judicial process which should be respected. I will coordinate with the Office of the Speaker for its implementation,' says Iloilo City Representative Jerry Treñas

Photo from Treñas' website

More than half of Western Visayas firecracker victims are minors

Jan 04, 2018 - 8:57 PM

Negros Occidental reports the most number of cases among the region’s 6 provinces

Ombudsman issues 2nd dismissal order vs Iloilo City’s Mabilog

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:27 PM

Mabilog is a subject of a lifestyle check due to accusations from the President that he is linked to the drug trade in Iloilo City

WELCOME. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido will greatly contribute to the war on drugs in his city. Photo from Mabilog's Facebook page

Cop killed, 10 others wounded in suspected NPA ambush in Iloilo

Nov 24, 2017 - 10:09 PM

Police Officer 1 Jofer Odon of the Regional Public Safety Battalion-VI and his companions are on board a patrol car and private vehicle when attacked

DOTr boasts of PH airports' 'punctuality' in global poll – but poll says otherwise

Nov 19, 2017 - 3:45 PM

The 8 Philippine airports the DOTr bragged of getting a rating for punctuality are actually among the bottom 35 of almost 500 major airports worldwide

REANGLED? The Department of Transportation in a news release proudly claims that Philippine airports were awarded a star on punctuality. Rappler file photo

Package with ‘bomb threat’ note disrupts operations in Iloilo town port

Oct 31, 2017 - 12:03 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard seizes a package in Estancia Freeport in Iloilo after being alerted of its 'bomb threat' note

'BOMB THREAT'. Authorities seize this package after being alerted of a 'bomb threat' note written on it, on October 30, 2017. Photo from Philippine Coast Guard

Ombudsman ‘very, very late’ in dismissing Iloilo mayor Mabilog – Duterte

Oct 28, 2017 - 8:00 AM

‘Para kunwari na sinuportahan nila ako, [the Ombudsman] fired and stripped him of his mayorship,’ says President Rodrigo Duterte

DISMISSED. The Ombudsman has dismissed Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog for alleged illegal wealth, but President Rodrigo Duterte says it could have been done sooner. Photo from Mayor Mabilog’s Facebook page

Ombudsman dismisses Iloilo Mayor Mabilog over questionable wealth

Oct 27, 2017 - 7:59 AM

The case stems from a complaint that questioned the P8.9-million increase in Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog's net worth from 2012 to 2013

NARCOPOLITICIAN? Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog is named by President Rodrigo Duterte as one of the 150 government officials involved in illegal drugs. Photo from Iloilo City Government

Duterte on Mabilog, Roxas and Drilon, Pope Francis | Midday wRap

Oct 26, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Oct 26, 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Duterte to Iloilo Mayor Mabilog: 'You're next'

Oct 25, 2017 - 7:25 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte also admits he personally ordered the raid that killed Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the ASEAN Law Association (ALA) Governing Council Commemorative Session and Concert Program at the Malacañan Palace on October 25, 2017, tackles the enormity of the illegal drug problem on the country and how he intends to address the issue. Malacañan Photo

Iloilo Airport reopens after stalled Cebu Pacific plane towed

Oct 16, 2017 - 9:47 AM

(UPDATED) Cebu Pacific said that the aircraft was removed from the mud late morning on Monday

ONGOING. A Manila International Airport Authority team in action during clearing operations at the Iloilo International Airport runway. Photo from Department of Transportation's Twitter account

More flights canceled due to closed Iloilo airport runway

Oct 15, 2017 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) Cebu Pacific says passengers on these canceled flights will be rerouted as clearing operations continue at the Iloilo International Airport

ONGOING. A Manila International Airport Authority team in action during clearing operations at the Iloilo International Airport runway. Photo from Department of Transportation's Twitter account

Iloilo Airport closed until October 15 – CAAP

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:36 PM

'Runway clearing operations are in progress and additional aircraft lifting equipment has been flown by an Air Force C-130 from Manila via Roxas Airport,' says the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

INCIDENT IN ILOILO. A Cebu Pacific plane appears to have overshot its landing on Friday evening, October 13. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol

Cebu Pacific plane veers off runway during landing in Iloilo

Oct 14, 2017 - 1:17 AM

(4th UPDATE) Cebu Pacific has released a list of flights that have been cancelled because the runway at Iloilo International Airport remains temporarily closed

INCIDENT IN ILOILO. A Cebu Pacific plane appears to have overshot its landing on Friday evening, October 13. Screen shot from Facebook post of JP Janolino Peñol

Iloilo mayor Mabilog charged with graft over towing project

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The Ombudsman also indicts former Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava II, who allegedly connived with the mayor to set up a towing firm that would bag a government contract

SICK LEAVE. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog goes on sick leave after President Rodrigo Duterte repeats his accusation against the mayor for having drug links in the city the President calls the 'most shabulized' in the Philippines. Photo from Mayor Mabilog's Facebook page

Duterte, Dela Rosa, Abu Sayyaf | Midday wRap

Sep 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Duterte himself cancelled Espenido’s Iloilo assignment – Dela Rosa

Sep 04, 2017 - 10:28 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says President Rodrigo Duterte himself revoked his own order assigning Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido to Iloilo City

DUTERTE'S ORDER. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa faces the media after their flag raising ceremony in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Espenido's reassignment to Iloilo City cancelled – PNP

Sep 02, 2017 - 12:43 PM

2ND UPDATE Senior Superintendent Henry Biñas will take over the Iloilo City post according to Chief Superintendent Cesar Binag

APPOINTMENT CANCELLED. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido talks to reporters after receiving a medal for his efforts on the administration's war on drugs. Rappler screengrab.

Iloilo's 'most wanted drug personality' killed in police raid

Sep 02, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The Philippine National Police has marked Richard Prevendido as a national target while the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency has tagged him as a high value target

DRUG LORD. Richard Prevendido is blacklisted by the PNP, PDEA, and the local government unit of Iloilo City. File photo from PNP

Drilon says no talks of protection for Iloilo Mayor Jed Mabilog

Sep 01, 2017 - 2:41 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon says he only talked to his second cousin to inform him of the news that Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido has been reassigned to Iloilo City

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Aug 31, 2017 - 9:57 AM

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MESSAGING. President Rodrigo Duterte defends his threats to kill, saying on August 30, 2017, that they can be defended even in front of Jesus Christ. Malacañang photo

Aguirre, Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth, Duterte | Evening wRap

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

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Mayor Jed Mabilog on lifestyle check: 'I have nothing to hide'

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:29 PM

Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog assures President Rodrigo Duterte that not a single centavo of dirty money was spent on building his dream home

NO DIRTY MONEY. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog disputes allegations of ill-gotten wealth. Photo from the Facebook page of Jed Patrick Mabilog

Duterte says lifestyle check shows Jed Mabilog lives in 'palace'

Aug 30, 2017 - 4:47 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog wants to meet with him

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte shows the updated list of those involved in illegal drugs in his speech during the 19th founding anniversary of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) at the Malacañan Palace on August 16, 2017. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Dela Rosa: Espenido should be in Ozamiz, not Iloilo

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:22 PM

Top cop Ronald dela Rosa says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido has not finished his job in Ozamiz City

POLICE CHIEF. Ronald dela Rosa faces media after a command conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Espenido on Mabilog, Robredo, Kim Jong-Un | Midday wRap

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

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Aug 30, 2017 - 11:51 AM

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Aug 28, 2017 - 6:32 PM

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Narcopolitician or 'best' mayor? Who is Iloilo City's Jed Mabilog?

Aug 28, 2017 - 4:51 PM

Aside from his drug links Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog has been accused of having unexplained wealth by former allies

Duterte to Iloilo Mayor Mabilog: End drug ties now

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:42 PM

I ll tell you again Mayor dinadawit ka says President Rodrigo Duterte after announcing that Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido is headed for Iloilo

Drilon expresses concern over Espenido reassignment to Iloilo

Aug 28, 2017 - 3:20 PM

But Lacson says he has known Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido as a focused diligent and upright man despite questions over the cop s track record

NEW POST. In this file photo, President Rodrigo Duterte awards then-Ozamiz City police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido for outstanding work against illegal drugs during the 116th Police Service Anniversary in Camp Crame in Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Iloilo mayor welcomes Espenido: ‘We can learn something from him’

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog is unfazed despite Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido s history of having two mayors dead under his watch

WELCOME. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog says Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido will greatly contribute to the war on drugs in his city. Photo from Mabilog's Facebook page

Espenido, Trillanes, Khosrowshahi | Midday wRap

Aug 28, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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Albuera, Ozamiz's Espenido gets new assignment: Iloilo

Aug 28, 2017 - 10:33 AM

UPDATED Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido is also awarded the Magalong Medal Order of Lapu Lapu

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte confers the Order of Lapu-Lapu Magalong Medal to Ozamiz City Police Director Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during the National Heroes Day Commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City on August 28, 2017. Espenido was hailed for his successful anti-illegal drug operations in Ozamiz City. The President has then reassigned Espenido to Iloilo City. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO