Iloilo barangay captain shot dead

Marje Pelayo   •   June 25, 2018   •   4630


A mug shot of Remia Prevendido (left) when she was arrested for illegal drugs in 2017. (Right) The remains of Analee Antipatia who served as Prevendido’s maid and alleged drug courier. (Photo courtesy of RMN)

ILOILO CITY, Philippines – Some armed men killed barangay captain Remia Prevendido at a beach resort in San Joaquin, Iloilo City on Sunday (June 24).

The victim died of multiple gunshot wounds after the unidentified gunmen sneaked into her room and shot her.

Also killed in the incident was the family’s helper Analee Antipatia while Remia’s husband, Bonifacio Gregorio Sr. survived and is now recovering in a hospital.

Remia was the barangay captain of Bakhaw Manduriao, Iloilo. She is the sister of slain Iloilo drug lord Richard “Buang” Prevendido.

She was among the Philippine National Police’s high-value targets for her alleged participation in the illegal drugs trade in the area with her helper serving as a drug courier.

“She is included in the Prevendido drug group…Based on the other interviews with the suspects involve talaga siya because some of them nagasasabi na she is the one receiving money na kinokolekta out of drugs,” explained PCI Joem Malong, Spokesperson of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6.

(She is included in the Prevendido drug group…Based on the other interviews with the suspects, she really was involved because some of them said she is the one receiving money collected from the sale of drugs.) – Lalaine Moreno / Marje Pelayo

Iloilo City placed under MECQ from Sept. 25 until Oct. 9

Marje Pelayo   •   September 25, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Iloilo City has been placed under modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) effective September 25 until October 9 due to the increasing number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the city.

According to Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque the new measure is based on the issued Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) Resolution 74 which also requires facility-based isolation for confirmed asymptomatic and mild COVID-19 cases.

However, the resolution exempts patients who are considered vulnerable or having comorbidities as confirmed by the local health officer.

Another exception would be when the Ligtas COVID-19 Centers within the region are fully occupied and the local government unit does not have sufficient isolation facilities.

On Tuesday (September 22), 33 employees of the Iloilo City Hall tested positive for COVID-19 prompting the three-day temporary closure of the establishment beginning Wednesday (September 23) as declared by Mayor Jerry Treñas in Executive Order No. 215-A.

Prior to that, 13 barangays in the city were placed under total lockdown due to the increase in community transmission of COVID-19.

Iloilo City closes borders as COVID-19 cases spike

Marje Pelayo   •   July 22, 2020

ILOILO CITY, Philippines — The local government of Iloilo City has temporarily closed its borders due to the increasing number of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases in the area.

Mayor Jerry Treñas said the city government banned the entry of residents coming from Bacolod City, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental. 

Meanwhile, movement of essential goods and cargoes remains open to maintain normal supply of food and basic needs.

Due to the rising number cases of COVID-19, Iloilo City will CLOSE ITS BORDERS for people coming in from BACOLOD CITY,…

Posted by Jerry Treñas on Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Iloilo province under state of calamity due to increase of dengue cases

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 26, 2019

Iloilo Province was placed under state of calamity on Tuesday (July 23) due to the increasing number of dengue cases in the area.

READ: Dengue on the rise: How to protect your family against dengue virus

The Iloilo Provincial Board has put the province under state of calamity to be able to use the P26.5-million calamity fund for medical supplies, insecticides and other necessities.

There are already 6,806 dengue cases recorded in the area with 23 reported deaths from January to July 13 this year. This is exceedingly higher compared with the 543 recorded cases from January to July 6, 2018.

READ: DOH declares dengue alert in several regions

Western Visayas is among the top regions with high dengue cases recorded.—AAC



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