Ralph John Mijares

He has been in and out of the communications industry for over a decade. He became a student of the craft of journalism while he was still a college student and keeps returning to his first love despite working for a contact center company.

Timeout!
Sep 08, 2020

As a media practitioner and a contact center agent, I encounter people from different walks of life who become a part of my family and this includes people working in the medical field. Sometimes I am worried about my friends not only in Capiz but also in California, New York and the Middle East—they are […]

May 22, 2020

By Ralph John Mijares ROXAS CITY—This week, City Councilor Cesar Yap Jr. defended the purchase of the Rapid COVID test kits by the city government. Yap was responding to a recent local radio broadcast claiming the said test kits are useless because they are inaccurate and still need confirmation in Iloilo. Yap said that the […]

Suspect for Contreras online threat traced; offers public apology
May 22, 2020

Roxas City—A person who posted an online threat to kill Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras recently issued a public apology.   Arvinjay Lipardo, 19, of Brgy. Ilaya, Ivisan, Capiz was tracked down in Brgy Ilaya and brought by the Ivisan police to the Office of the Provincial Director at Camp Apil, May 14. Interviewing the local […]

May 17, 2020

By Ralph John Mijares With reports from Edalyn Acta ROXAS CITY—Consumers of the Metro Roxas Water District (MRWD) can pay their bills in four installments if they cannot afford to pay, General Manager Gonzalo Glen Delgado said recently. In the May 5 edition of the Governor’s Update on the Capiz Kabalaka Information Center Facebook page, […]

May 17, 2020

By Ralph John Mijares ROXAS CITY—Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Officer-in-Charge Edwin Javier said that the Covid-19 has not affected the fisheries sector that much in terms of production. “Hindi gid tama ka negative kon sa production [ang aton] istoryahan,” Javier said in the May 4 edition of the Governor’s Update on the […]

Bartering is Back in Capiz
May 15, 2020

  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become risky to go to malls because many people go inside for their purchases and leisure. Some also struggle with their finances because of a temporary work stoppage or even termination.   Due to these hard times and the risk of simply going out in […]

A Little Too Early?
May 12, 2020

Don’t you think it’s too early to level down the provinces and cities to General Community Quarantine (GCQ)? For me, it is too early especially when Overseas Filipino Workers just started coming back in to their hometowns like us in Panay Island. We know how the virus spreads, once a person with the virus enters […]

4,000 families to be affected by trike ban
Mar 12, 2020

ROXAS CITY—Families of around 4,000 tricycle drivers here will be affected by the tricycle ban in national highways, Mayor Ronnie Dadivas said recently. According to Dadivas, the ban, which covers pedicabs and motorized pedicabs, should be reconsidered by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). Many commuters here use tricycles and all roads […]

Mar 03, 2020

ROXAS CITY—To address the increasing number of traffic incidents here, the Capiz Provicinail Police Office (CPPO) launched the Heartened Education and Awareness to Reduce Traffic incidents, or HEART. Per program, local funeral parlors will display in conspicuous places tarpaulins and.or signage reminding drivers to drive safely, CPPO Dir. Julio Gustilo Jr. said. All chiefs-of-police in […]