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.


Oct 18, 2020

By Ralph John Mijares With reports from Edalyn Acta ROXAS CITY—Mariam Lara Ashraf, the ‘representative’ for Capiz in the Miss Universe Philippines this year, has officially backed out from the competition. More than anything, Ashraf has cited the lack of sufficient support from her handlers in her pursuit of the crown. Ashraf was seen working […]

Oct 18, 2020

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) recently upheld the single-use plastic ordinance of Tapaz, Capiz. Per Ara si Mitang Magbanua Facebook page, SP said that it saw the excessive use of plastic in the municipality. The ordinance is called “Providing the Mechanism for the Management of the Use of Single-Use Plastics and for its […]

Oct 18, 2020

ROXAS CITY—Due to the Corona Virus Disease-19 (Covid-19) pandemic, the Capiz provincial government has advised the public not to go to cemeteries, memorial parks, columbaria and other places for burial in the coming holidays. Per executive order signed by Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras, the management of these public areas must ensure that nobody is able […]

Oct 18, 2020

ROXAS CITY — The Sangguniang Bayan of Maayon has recently approved the ordinance mandating the use of face shields. It is fully titled as “An Ordinance Mandating the Use of Face Shields while inside the Workplace, Public Transportation, and in Public Places within the Territorial Jurisdiction of the Municipality of Maayon, and Imposing Penalties for […]

Oct 18, 2020

ROXAS CITY—The Roxas City government is naming its RT-PCR lab the Roxas City Diagnostic and Laboratory Center operational for COVID-19 Testing. Per Upod Kita Ronnie Dadivas Facebook page, the Department of Health (DOH) Research Institute for Tropical Medicine Molecular Laboratory has given the laboratory a 100-percent proficiency rate for the SARS-CoV-2 detection test. Located at […]

Oct 18, 2020

ROXAS CITY—To date, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) of Capiz has approved the Php18-million realignment for the salaries of contractual and job order workers of the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital (RMPH). According to Ara si Mitang Magbanua Facebook page, the amount is drawn from the former allocation for vacant job positions in RMPH from January to […]

Oct 05, 2020

ROXAS CITY—Recently, Representative Emmanuel “Tawi” Billones Sr. of the First District of Capiz said there are congressmen who have not been satisfied with the budgets given to them. According to Billones, one of these is Arnulfo Teves Jr. of the 3rd District of Negros Oriental. On his part, Billones said that he hopes the Php1.8-billon […]

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 […]

Timeout!
Aug 31, 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 […]

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 […]