Vol. 8 No. 528
September 21, 2014
  Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines

Like a blast from the past, the Salcon Joint Venture (JVA) deal has resurrected like a “zombie” after it was thought “dead” fifteen years ago.

This time, the Ombudsman has approved a Resolution to charge incumbent and former Bohol officials led by then governor and, now Congressman Rene L. Relampagos (1st Dist) for violation of Section 3, paragraph (g) of Republic Act No. 3019, as amended, known as Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act in connection with the privatization of the water and electric public utilities, operated by the defunct Provincial Public Utilities Department (PPUD) owned by the province.

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Earthquake marks one year, victims still wait gov’t help
CORTES, Bohol – It’ll be a year come October 15, 2014 since the magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck Bohol, but for Susana Libre, 40, resident of barangay San Roque in this town, government help for them to start building a new home still remains a promise.

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(Top Photo) Mayor Roberto Tabanera (right) and Vice-Mayor Iven Lim of Cortes, Bohol. (Bottom Photo) The municipal hall building after the earthquake last year. (RVO)