January 3, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Army to aim counter-insurgency operations this year to Negros

Government troops in the Visayas will refocus its counter-insurgency operations from Cebu and Bohol Islands last year to Negros Island this year, an Army spokesman said.

Lt. Col. Erwin de Asis, public information officer of the Army's 3rd Infantry Division (3ID), said Negros will be the main priority of the 3ID in its operations.

Rumors of gas explosion trigger mass evacuation

An estimated 80-100 persons spent their first night of the year at the Maasin town hall Tuesday after they evacuated their homes for fear that a chlorine leak at the nearby water treatment plant would cause an explosion.

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Newly completed Infante flyover

Private and public utility vehicles try on the newly completed Infante flyover which is expected to ease traffic flow at the intersection of Infante and Diversion Road.

Guv to SP: 'You overstepped your boundaries'

Governor Niel Tupas Sr. made another veto of a legislative act of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP), the second thus far in what already were historic moves in the affairs of the Iloilo Provincial Government.


Stories that rocked Western Visayas in 2007

Western Visayas was jarred from the holiday slumber at the beginning of the year when heavily armed elite policemen stormed the Iloilo provincial capitol on January 17 to implement a dismissal order of the Ombudsman against Iloilo Gov. Niel Tupas Sr.

City celebrates New Year's eve peacefully

Firecracker-related incidents in the city dropped to seven and three stray bullet cases were recorded in the Iloilo City Police Office. Three fire calls were also responded by the city's fire department and two volunteer fire brigades.

Treñas wants explanation on New Year's eve blackout

The city's sole power provider failed in its promise to ensure continuous flow of electricity during the New Year's eve celebration.

Salcedo win seals majority bloc control in Capitol SP

Former Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) federation president Jeneda Salcedo is back in the Capitol.

City to assess impact of Infante flyover's opening

The city government is now on the process of assessing the impact of the opening to traffic of the P407 million flyover along Infante and Gen. Luna streets.

'Citizens of Ombudsman' file criminal, admin raps vs guv, top aides

Top officials of the Iloilo Provincial Government starting off with no less than Governor Niel Tupas Sr. made it in the 'opening salvo' of the Office of the Ombudsman as respondent government officials.


New Year's celebration in WV, peaceful and orderly

Despite the increase in firecrackers incidents, the New Year's celebration in Western Visayas has been peaceful and orderly.

Lesser New Year's Eve injuries reported in Negros Occidental

BACOLOD CITY -- There were lesser firecracker injuries reported in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental this Christmas and New Year's Eve.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
A promise
Hot chocolate topped with chuckles
'Tis the Season
Bridging the gap
Gift-giving at Christmas
The timeless value of giving
Without the Whitecoat
Food supplements: Business or cure?


Promoting priestly vocations

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Consumers Domain:
Twelve 2007 issues, Twelve wishes for 2008

Dangers of Body Art

Eye Opener:
What is in store for the Philippines in 2008?

/ Rodolfo P.Gumabong

Christmas reflection

Rational Insanity:
Ten best Christmas song lyric lines


A successful Entablado play for kids with cancer

A successful Entablado play for kids with cancer

Although these two plays were written in the 1980s, their elements continue to have relevance on our times

The event was a project of Mga Kaibigan ng Kabataang May Kanser (KKK).

---------------------------------------- San Miguel's growing livelihood projects

San Miguel's growing livelihood projects

The RMC Loofah Marketing of 5R Cablas Loofah Farm are growers and lone manufacturers of Loofah in the province of Iloilo that offer a wide and innovative range of products.

----------------------------------------Marissa Segovia

Marissa Segovia: A clean and green mover

Segovia believes that every person or organization should do its part in making the community better

Ma. Luisa "Marissa" Segovia of the famous Caltex Molo Station and Nissan Service Center in Iloilo City had been a staunch protector of the environment.

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St. Paul University Iloilo holds Christmas party

The plump pop of the evening was the musical Broadway performance of Sister George Siriban's group that won the accolade of the judges, thus declared the winner over seven others.


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