January 07, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Flooding threatens Boracay tourism

Tourism regional director Edwin Trompeta said the flooding which affected major portions of the 1,000-hectare island during the end of last year could destroy the island's P10-billion tourism industry.

DSWD turns over P35 M rehab funds to Guimaras

Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) on Friday turned over oil spill rehabilitation funds worth P35 million to the Guimaras provincial government.

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Resort staff flushes out water

Resort staff flushes out water from the establishments.

Iloilo girds for back-to-back festivals

Indeed the City of Iloilo is fit to be called the "festival capital of the country." This City Mayor Jerry Treñas said as the city prepares for the array of festivals set this first quarter of 2008. The city will hold four major festivals to be ushered by the Dinagyang festival this third week of January.


Maquino hits back at accuser as SP probe continues

Sta. Barbara Mayor Isabelo Maquino dismissed as plain and simple harassment the administrative complaint lodged against him by a former political rival.

Entrapment nets WV drug personality, illegal drugs cache

Operatives from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Regional Special Operations Group recovered a huge quantity of illegal drugs and firearms during an entrapment operation Friday night in Mandurriao district.

Pledges for Dinagyang '08 reach P9 M

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) Executive Director Ben Jimena said the pledges for the 2008 Dinagyang festival reached to some P9 million. The foundation needs some P12.75 million to finance the entire celebration.

MIWD assures safety of barangay residents of Maasin

The management of Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) has assured the residents of Barangays Buntalan, Cabatac and Liñagan in Maasin that the leak caused by the gas chlorine in its sedimentation facility has been contained and there is no cause for them to be alarmed.


Bacolod City receives rice donations from Fil-Chinese group

Bacolod City -- A total of 15 sacks of rice were turned–over by the Negros Filipino-Chinese Foundation, Inc., (NOFCFI) to the local government of Bacolod City recently.

Kalibo slates 2008 Product showcase

Kalibo, Aklan -- Aklanons will once again get to showcase their products in time for the Kalibo Sto. Niño Ati-atihan Festival with the opening of the Product Showcase at the Pastrana Park from January 14-21 of this year.

Capiz top cop lauds housing project for policemen

Roxas City -- The government's housing program for policemen is aimed to provide all police personnel and their families a decent and dignified living quarters.


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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?


Singles and the City:
Wedding Chills

/ Jimdel B. Macapagal

Helping the kids

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Rational Insanity:

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


Edgar Sia

Edgar Sia: The man behind Mang Inasal

Edgar "Injap" Sia II is the man behind Mang Inasal, one of the fastest growing food companies in the Philippines, which has become a modern icon of the Ilonggo culinary culture.

---------------------------------------- The Art of Collecting Cookbooks

The Art of Collecting Cookbooks

In my quest for collecting cookbooks, I already have 250 titles. Not much of a promising feat but maybe when I reach the age of 50, I could have a thousand at least.


----------------------------------------Kernette and Captain Jack


Hip hop dancing has always amazed Purr. The different street dance styles like harlem style, clowning, gangster walk, grinding, cripping and krumping, among others are, so far the most aggressive to learn yet the most cool to watch.


----------------------------------------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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