January 11, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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SP cuts P139M in P1B sought by guv

Members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) Committee on Appropriations recommended for a major cut on the over P1 billion Executive Budget proposed by Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

DENR blames Boracay flooding to construction boom

DENR regional executive director Lormelyn Claudio said a team dispatched to investigate the extent and cause of the flooding found deficiencies in the drainage and sewerage plans and designs.

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Young boys play on top of the concrete pipes stacked in a vacant lot in Brgy. Nabitasan, Lapaz

Young boys play on top of the concrete pipes stacked in a vacant lot in Brgy. Nabitasan, Lapaz. The concrete pipes will be used for drainage projects in connection with the flood control program.

MIDC mayors blink on call to suspend new traffic ordinance

Town mayors belonging to the Metro Iloilo Development Council (MIDC) have backtracked on their earlier move to call for the suspension of the implementation of Regulation Ordinance 2007-195 which cut short the routes of MIDC-bound public utility vehicles.


Wrong numbers: A look into the slashed Capitol budget

Erroneous data. Too much job hires. Absent Capitol chiefs. Put the three together and the result? A slashed Executive Budget for the Iloilo Provincial Government.

PGMA won't be around for Dinagyang '08

Pres. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will not be arriving in the city to witness this year's Dinagyang festival.

Treñas wants regulated use of flyover

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has called on the Traffic Technical Working Group (TTWG) to come up with a scheme that would govern the use of the newly opened flyover at the intersection of M.H. Del Pilar and Infate Streets.

Iloilo's corn potentials high

Dr. Ildefonso Toledo, Officer-in-charge of the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO), said the potentials are high based on vast area for corn production, projected to be 16, 927 hectares and only more or less 7,000 hectares have been tilled.


PDEA crackdown nabs Roxas City's top drug suspect

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency's crackdown on the illegal drug trade in Western Visayas has resulted to the arrest Wednesday night of a high profile drug suspect in Roxas City.

Mikey Arroyo to grace Cadiz 34th Dinagsa Festival

BACOLOD CITY -- Cadiz City, the fishing capital of Negros Occidental, will mark its 34th Dinagsa Festival from January 19-27.

San Joaquin marks 98th town fiesta, 5th Bayluhay fest

The people of San Joaquin, Iloilo once again welcome the Ilonggo community and guests throughout the country and abroad. This, as the town celebrates its 98th municipal fiesta alongside the 5th Bayluhay Festival, yearly attractions and reason to come home for thousands of San Joaquinhons overseas.


Bridging the gap
Early traits of the Ilonggo-Bisaya
Thankyou for reading (2)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Floating hopes
Enjoying the holidays
Consumers Domain
Twelve 2007 issues, Twelve wishes for 2008
'Tis the Season


From The Inbox:
On becoming brown

Diet and Health Myths

Rural poor

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Flying Reindeer

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Singles and the City:
Wedding Chills

/ Jimdel B. Macapagal

Rational Insanity:


Iloilo's Top Hostesses

Iloilo's Top Hostesses

Every end of the year the country's premiere high society magazine the Philippine Tatler comes out with its annual search for top hostesses in the country and has singled out some women in our city as a cut above the rest for knowing the secret to true entertaining.

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Lambunao celebrates the 6th Binanog Festival

Traditional dances are popular art forms characterized by innovation and self-expression, and so continually adapt and evolve to present contemporary ideas and sensibilities.

---------------------------------------- Sister Leticia Silmete

Alta Moda, dance artists visit Asilo de Molo

Alex Soncio and Alta Moda had been blessed with a thriving business in the fashion industry. With such blessing comes a heart for those who need love, care and attention. Thus, Alex and his friends trooped to Asilo de Molo last Dec. 22, 2007 to provide entertainment, company and food for the lolos and lolas who reside there.

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Miss Dinagyang 2008 presentation held

The pageant is being handled by the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc through the help of Rowena Diaz

Nine of the 13 candidates for Miss Iloilo Dinagyang 2008 were presented to the public last Dec. 22, 2007 at SM City Iloilo.


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