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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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 31, 2017

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:57 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

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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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 30, 2017

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:51 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

Duterte, Aguirre, Callamard | Evening wRap

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

Half-day Gigantes Islands getaway

Aug 08, 2017 - 11:34 AM

Want to go to a beautiful beach but only have a short leave from work? There’s no problem with that – Gigantes Islands is a worthy weekend getaway

Rosita Caballero, a kept maiden from Panay Bukidnon, dies

Jul 31, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Rosita Caballero one of the last known kept maidens belonging to the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community dies at age 73

KEPT MAIDEN. Rosita Caballero is one of the last kept maiden from the Panay Bukidnon indigenous community. Photo courtesy of Daryl John Santos

WATCH: #MoveSessions features Ilonggo band Pretzels

Jul 28, 2017 - 7:50 PM

MoveSessions is an online live jam that showcases the talent of up and coming artists from communities and schools Bookmark this page to catch Pretzel s performance at 7pm on Friday

WATCH: #MoveSessions featuring Ilonggo band The Nephrons

Jul 27, 2017 - 7:44 PM

MoveSessions showcases the talent of up and coming artists from communities and schools Bookmark this page to watch the live jam at 7pm Thursday July 27

WATCH: #MoveSessions featuring Ilonggo band Ember

Jul 26, 2017 - 6:42 PM

MoveSessions showcases the talent of up and coming artists from communities and schools Bookmark this page to watch the live jam at 7pm Wednesday

WATCH: #MoveSessions featuring Ilonggo artist Aenri

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:10 PM

MoveSessions is an online live jam that showcases the talent of up and coming artists from communities and schools

Tour on two wheels: Seeing Iloilo City's historic sights by bike

Jul 25, 2017 - 1:40 PM

A local biking community hopes to promote cycling by holding visi tours – a tour by bike to the famed tourist spots of the city

NIGHT RIDE. Members of the iFOLD biking group regularly hold night rides to explore the city. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Iloilo officials share new plans to ensure road safety

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Projects include the Iloilo City traffic handbook and the intelligent traffic system

PROJECTS. Local officials shares projects in Iloilo City aimed at ensuring road safety. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Why are road projects scheduled during rainy season?

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:13 AM

According to Engr Ray Macalalag the procurement process and budget season prevent them from ensuring the timely implementation of road projects

ILOILO ROADS. On Saturday, July 22, MovePH conducts a #SaferRoadsPH forum to talk about making Iloilo roads safer. All photos by Vee Salazar/Rappler

#SaferRoadsPH: What factors affect road safety in Iloilo?

Jul 22, 2017 - 8:49 PM

In Rappler’s SaferRoadsPH Forum local officials discuss the factors that affect the road conditions of Iloilo and what can be done to prevent accidents

ROAD SAFETY. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog says the LTO should be stricter in issuing driver's license

With nearly 5,000 crash incidents, how do we make Iloilo roads safer?

Jul 21, 2017 - 9:52 PM

The province of Iloilo home to 1 81 million people records nearly 5 000 road crash incidents in the first half of 2017

LIVE: #SaferRoadsPH on making Iloilo roads safer

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:24 PM

Sign up if you want to join the SaferRoadsPH activity at the Nursing Review Center University of San Agustin in Iloilo City on July 22 from 12 pm to 5 pm

Ex-Iloilo rep Niel Tupas Jr indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:49 PM

UPDATED Former Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr a member of the Liberal Party says his signatures were forged

Bongbong vs Leni: 2016 'election fingerprints' in possible recount areas

Jul 11, 2017 - 7:01 PM

EXCLUSIVE: Election results in these provinces may be up for recount if the Presidential Electoral Tribunal grants the petitions of Marcos and Robredo in their respective protests

Western Visayas drug war: 20,498 surrender, 30 drug pushers killed

Jul 09, 2017 - 10:07 AM

Of the 30 deaths linked to drugs in the region Antique had the most number of persons killed from legitimate police drug operations

WAR ON DRUGS. The government has launched a crackdown on illegal drugs. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Orgies and Tinder: Millennials are having a lot of sex, some with a deadly price

Jul 01, 2017 - 8:27 PM

An old virus has new victims: HIV is now infecting the youth faster than any other age group due in part to technology and unsafe sex

Long way to go for Iloilo City's speeding ordinance

Jul 01, 2017 - 6:03 PM

The Iloilo city government temporarily suspends the enforcement of the speed limit ordinance

GUN POINT. Traffic personnel has been using a newly-procured speed gun by the Iloilo City Government to monitor speeding vehicles at the Diversion Road since June 1, 2017. Photo by Ted Aldwin Ong/Rappler

IT teachers in Visayas undergo cybersecurity training

Jul 01, 2017 - 5:18 PM

The IT teachers will form a pool of trainers who will help students become less vulnerable to cyber attacks

CYBERSECURITY. Speakers Alfian Pamungkas Sakawiguna (center) and Kevin Wu (2nd from right) interact with teacher-trainees in between breaks. Photo by Marchel Espina

Duterte, SC and Aguirre, Grenfell Tower | Evening wRap

Jun 19, 2017 - 9:18 PM

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After NPA attack in Iloilo, Dela Rosa doubts Communists' peace talk

Jun 19, 2017 - 12:38 PM

About 50 members of the NPA attacked a police station in Maasin town Iloilo

Iloilo City under 'red alert' after NPA attack in nearby town

Jun 18, 2017 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED Alleged members of the NPA attack Maasin town less than an hour s drive away from the provincial capital

COA calls out Iloilo gov't on poor implementation of toilet project

Jun 16, 2017 - 11:25 AM

The Commission on Audit says some of the toilet bowls did not go to the intended beneficiaries while others remained in their original packaging 3 years after the project was launched

Fighting tobacco use through local legislation

Jun 15, 2017 - 12:49 PM

Iloilo City has been a no smoking zone since 2015

PROMINENT REMINDER. Iloilo City's anti-smoking billboards are mounted everywhere, like this one at Bonifacio Drive, to remind the public that smoking is prohibited.

Martial Law, Marawi attack, Donald Trump and Pope Francis | Evening wRap

May 24, 2017 - 10:17 PM

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5 regional airports removed from PPP pipeline

May 23, 2017 - 3:50 PM

UPDATED It is back to zero for the development of 5 small airports in Bacolod Davao Iloilo Laguindingan and Bohol A prospective bidder feels embarrassed and dismayed over what has happened

TERMINATED. The development, operations, and maintenance of New Bacolod-Silay Airport was supposed to be auctioned off via the public-private partnership scheme. Image from www.wikipedia.org

Iloilo beauty queen hailed as high jump champion in Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 25, 2017 - 3:09 PM

Alexie Mae Caimoso s toughest struggle was getting ample financial support when she started training and joining pageants For her to get by she and her grandmother had to borrow money

CHAMPION. Alexie Mae Caimoso of Region VI shows the gold medal she won for high jump secondary girls. Photo by Leanne Jazul/ Rappler

NCR leads first official day of Palarong Pambansa 2017

Apr 24, 2017 - 9:03 PM

Perennial champion National Capital Regional Athletic Association NCRAA is once again poised to reign supreme with a medal haul of 19 gold medals 13 silvers and 6 bronze medals on the first day of Palarong Pambansa 2017

GAME-FACE. The NCR Sepak Takraw team look to take the Elementary Division by storm as the matches begin in the Palarong Pambansa 2017. Photo by Fidel Feria/ Rappler

WATCH: How an Ilonggo farmer's son landed a La Salle scholarship

Apr 22, 2017 - 9:14 PM

From the mountains of Leon Iloilo Ryan Calamaan proves that excelling in sports is not only for the privileged

NEXT GREENIE. Ryan Calamaan was drafted to be part of the La Salle Greenhills Greenies. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

News Briefs: March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:47 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 29

5 regional airport PPP deals attract more honchos

Mar 13, 2017 - 4:02 PM

Companies led by Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala Lucio Tan Manuel V Pangilinan Erramon Aboitiz Ramon Ang Andrew Gotianun and Manuel Louie Ferrer are interested

1ST PPP CALL. These 5 airport PPP deals –€“ cumulatively worth some P108.9 billion – were previously rolled out under the administration of former president Benigno Aquino III. Rappler file photo