January 4, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Capitol's 500 'job hire' workers start 2008 jobless

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. has ordered the non-renewal of job hire contracts that expired on December 31, 2007 following the failure of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to approve the annual budget for this year.

Peco, PPC apologize for New Year's eve blackout

Firecrackers did it.

This was the explanation of officials representing Panay Electric Company (Peco) and Panay Power Corporation (PPC) of the power blackout which occurred in Iloilo City during the New Year's eve revelry.

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Sidewalk Obstruction

A kiosk selling fruits along Infante Avenue extends to the sidewalk obstructing pedestrians. Attention: personnel from the city's Special Services Unit


Wanted: sponsors for Dinagyang '08

Even Mayor Jerry Treñas is becoming worried of the situation the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) is in. The mayor said the foundation needs sponsors especially the corporate sponsors to finance the activity and continue the good record that Dinagyang made not only in the country but in foreign countries.


Dismissed editor wins case vs. newspaper

The National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC) has ordered the management of an Iloilo-based newspaper to pay more than P110,000 in backwages to its former editor for illegal dismissal.

Guv's celebrity financial advisor in hot water over P20M embezzlement issue

Where is David Buenavacz? And while at it, what is now the latest with the Buenavacz-backed P350 million Iloilo Capitol Convention Center project?

Suplico to guv: 'Where is Buenavacz?'

Iloilo Vice Governor Rolex Suplico wants answers on the whereabouts of David Buenavacz, celebrity financial advisor of Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

P23.2M barangay honoraria renders SP counter-moves moot and academic

Any counter-moves to over-ride the latest veto of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. have been rendered moot and academic.

Iloilo City to host Nat'l corn congress

A gathering of some 1,500 corn producers from the different regions of the country will converge in Iloilo City on January 9-11, 2008 for the National Corn Congress with Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap gracing the affair.


Improving sanitation, world's biggest dev't challenge

Improving sanitation for an estimated 2.6 billion people, including 980 million children, is one of the single biggest development challenges the world faces today, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said.

Vice guv favors One Negros Federal State

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental Vice Gov. Isidro Zayco supports the move to change the Constitution to a federal form of government by province but not by region as a federal state.

Baciwa switches on new well, pumping station facility

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) inaugurated and activated on Wednesday another well and pumping station facility with a capacity of 50 liters per second.


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Bonafide Text
A promise
Thank you for reading
'Tis the Season
Bridging the gap
Early Ilonggo-Bisaya identity
The timeless value of giving
Without the Whitecoat
Food supplements: Business or cure?


Christian materialism

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Consumers Domain:
Twelve 2007 Issues, Twelve Wishes for 2008

Bangkok Pills

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

/ By Rodolfo P.Gumabong

Christmas reflection

Rational Insanity:
Ten best Christmas song lyric lines


A jolly kiddie Christmas

A jolly kiddie Christmas

It was a rare and fun-filled Christmas party for the management, staff and agents of Garden of the Ascension last Dec. 7, 2007 at Escas Garden Restaurant. Well, there were several reasons why. First, everybody came in their kiddie costume.

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Henry Baviera: Tiangge King

Henry Baviera thought of organizing a modern Filipino tiangge in the early 1980s in order to raise the status of small and medium Filipino entrepreneurs while promoting the world-class quality of our products and craftsmanship. Baviera recently received the Urban Leadership Award from the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI)

----------------------------------------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.


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