Okey. We, Filipinos, in general, and Capiceños, in particular, have very short memories. We easily forgive and forget. But will this kind of mentality work in favor of former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante, believed to be the architect of the P728-millon fertilizer scam, when the controversial Capiceño from Dao, Capiz finally decides to throw his hat into the political ring?
As of presstime, the buzz was that Bolante is all set to run for governor in Capiz in next year’s election. Should this happen, he will face the likely candidate of the powerful Roxas clan — incumbent Gov. Victor Tanco, who is expected to seek a second term under the Liberal Party. Of course,Tanco alone could make himself win the election. Though he is popular and has charisma, still it boils down to such factors as enough campaign funds and greater political influence. And this is where the role of Sen. Mar Roxas ll and his mother, Judy Araneta-Roxas, comes in.
Bolante’s latest saga could actually be interpreted as a challenge not to Tanco but to the leadership of the Roxases in Capiz. Which means that any Bolante victory could be Continue reading
Roxas City (14 January) — About 900 packs of relief goods were distributed by the provincial government of Capiz to families in various flashflood-hit barangays of Sigma and Pan-ay towns.
“The packs are composed of rice, packs of noodles and sardines,” said Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Violeta Silva.
The province’s relief assistance was augmented by REACT Halaran, a socio-civic organization.
Heavy equipments were also extended by the province in the rehabilitation efforts of three barangays in the municipality of .. Continue reading
ROXAS CITY, Philippines — A retired schoolteacher was killed while five other people were rescued when the boat they were in capsized as it was navigating the Panay River in Barangay (Village) Bantique, Panay, Capiz at noon Monday.
The police said the body of Sylvia Roxas, 70, of Butacal Village, Panay, was recovered, with the help of residents, by the Philippine Coast Guard shortly before 1 p.m., a hundred meters from where the boat capsized.
The survivors were identified as Roxas’ brother, Godofredo, 60, who owned and steered the boat; Jocelyn, Nilda and Ronel, all surnamed Bacquilar; and Margarita Dizon, all of Butacal.
Fishpens along the river prevented the five from being swept away Continue reading
ROXAS City — Another controversy rocks the Capiz Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in Brgy. Lawaan here after an inmate separated from her husband got impregnated by a fellow inmate.
Arjuna Yngcong, CRC officer-in-charge, sees no violation of the jail’s rules and regulation as the two inmates are both separated from their husband and wife.
Yngcong told reports that he recently discovered that alias Alma is four months pregnant. Alma said Continue reading
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The caterer who prepared the food for senior citizens during the recent celebration of the “Senior Citizens Week” (Oct.1-7) has apologized for the alleged “food poisoning” incident but stressed that she, too, was baffled by the sad turn of events.
Heloise de la Cruz Mendoza said that she and her husband have been in the food catering business for many years. But it was the first time that she was confronted with the “food poisoning” incident. Continue reading
All work with no play makes City Hall officials and employees dull boys and dull girls.
Roxas City, Capiz – Thus, with the successful holding of Sulong-Roxas Pahampang ’ 08 at the Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center Sept. 25-27, Mayor Vicente Bermejo expressed the hope that the activity will not only revitalize, but also effect “internal” and other changes, in the City Hall’s workforce.
The mayor said he expects the employees to boost their self-esteem, good values and positive outlook in life after the friendly competition. Continue reading
‘It destroys a person’s life’
ROXAS CITY –The first ever-documented cases of Filariasis, a rare mosquito-borne disease, were found in Tapaz, Capiz last month.
The disease which, if not treated early, results to the weird enlargement of thigh, leg, breast or scrotum, reportedly first afflicted some Tapaz residents as far back as the early 1980s. Continue reading
ROXAS CITY –A group of three believed to be behind on the number of cases of motorcycle-theft in Capiz was arrested last week for another crime: Selling illegal drugs.
Arrested were Kenneth Dorado, 27, of Barangay Bahit and Ronnie Menistro,25, of Barangay Agkilo, both from Panitan, Capiz; and Eugene Baylon,26, of Barangay Tanque in Roxas City. Continue reading