January 8, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Town exec finally implements moratorium on new constructions in Boracay

Local officials governing Boracay Island have finally implemented a moratorium on new construction projects, five months after the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) had issued the moratorium call.

10 candidates vie for Miss Dinagyang 2008 title

Ten candidates will vie for the 2008 Miss Dinagyang search, most of them are already beauty titlists. The beauty pageant is one of the activities lined up by the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) to add more color and fun to the yearly festival.

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a “peryahan” (carnival) is temporarily making use of the lot

It seems the construction of the new Iloilo City Hall building will still take time to commence. With this, a “peryahan” (carnival) is temporarily making use of the lot where it will rise.

Fishpond operators, seaweed growers still await compensation

The provincial government of Guimaras is not giving up on its move to ask the London-based International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPCF) to pay the compensation claims of fishpond operators and seaweed growers in the province.

Rep. JC Rahman Nava, in an interview last week, said they are exhausting all the legal remedies to also include fishpond operators and seaweed growers in the oil spill compensation.


City generates P4.4M from drivers' penalties

The city government generated more than P4 million pesos from the fines and penalties imposed  against erring drivers based in last year's record of apprehensions and its corresponding penalties. The fines were collected from the 33,497 violators.

Treñas's wishlist for 2008

City Mayor Jerry Treñas is hopeful that the major problems that affects the further development of the city will be addressed this year. The mayor identified the problems as instability of power and water supply in the city and the perennial flooding in several districts.

Dominado's daughters saddened by stories saying abduction was staged

For the daughters of missing activist Luisa Posa-Dominado, the feeling of loss that they have to endure following the "enforced disappearance" of their mother April 12 of last year was too much to bear.

Sto. Niño image from Cebu to lead fluvial procession

The replica image of Señor Sto. Niño de Cebu will again be brought here in Iloilo City to lead in the fluvial procession along the Iloilo River on January 25.

Take two in SP of guv's appointed health exec

Will the Iloilo Provincial Government finally have its Provincial Health Officer (PHO)? The answer lies in the outcome of today's appearance before the Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) of Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado, appointed PHO of Governor Niel Tupas.


PDEA monitors 6 drug groups, 400 pushers in Western Visayas

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is monitoring six big time drug groups in Western Visayas. It is also monitoring 400 pushers through out the six provinces of the region.

Survey lists Iloilo as top destination in RP

Result of the 2005 Household Survey on Domestic Visitors (HSDV) yielded positive image for Iloilo for being in the top ten list of destinations preferred by domestic travelers from all over the country.

Antique airport upgrading project now 60% completed

San Jose, Antique -- The upgrading of the Evelio B. Javier Airport in Antique province has now reached 60 percent completion, according to Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Assistant Sec. Dante Lantin during his recent visit here.


Enjoying the holidays
Thank you for reading
Bridging the gap
Early Ilonggo-Bisaya identity
Consumers Domain
Twelve 2007 issues, Twelve wishes for 2008
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
A promise
'Tis the Season


Young Voice:
Flying Reindeer

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Tackling tiredness

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Singles and the City:
Wedding Chills

/ Jimdel B. Macapagal

Rational Insanity:

Bangkok Pills


Ivan Monte

Ivan Monte livens up Iloilo

Bohemianism is a timeless movement and you see Bohemians in every facet of society. Another one of them breaks ground. Ivan Monte is an outgoing and people-friendly yuppy, active in several endeavors at one time.

---------------------------------------- Napoleon Sy Sr and James Dy

NH Motor Sales now serving the region

The newest, most modern and sophisticated tire service center is now serving Iloilo, Roxas, Antique, Kalibo and its neighboring towns with best quality, high performance GT Radial & Gajah Tunggal Tires.

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


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