January 30, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Tupas vetoes SP approved P861 million Executive Budget

Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. has officially vetoed the entire Appropriations Ordinance 2008-01-A approved recently by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP).

He submitted his 10-paged veto message to the SP secretariat yesterday.

Appropriations Ordinance 2008-01-A embodies the executive budget of the province of Iloilo for this year 2008.

P14.8M computerization program to start this month

Services in money and revenue making offices of the city government will be computerized starting this year courtesy of the World Bank.

City Mayor Jerry Treñas, in an interview with the Iloilo City Hall Press Corps yesterday, said the computerization project is worth P14.8 million.

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The Office of the Ombudsman Visayas in the region is now accessible to the public through text and e-mail

The Office of the Ombudsman Visayas in the region is now accessible to the public through text and e-mail with the launching of its “TXT OMB” and “Mag-email sa Ombudsman” projects yesterday. Photo shows Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol explaining the project.

Gordon bent on passing Tourism bill as RP lags behind Asean neighbors

The Philippines have the resources -- both natural and human -- and clear potential to make it big in the international tourism industry. Yet for Senator Richard Gordon, until the government gets really serious, then current efforts in existing tourism programs will not put the country where it should be.


Video presentations promoting Iloilo City in the works

After the successful Dinagyang Festival, the city government will embark on another mode to further promote Iloilo City towards its vision of becoming a Premiere City by 2015.

'I've earned it,' he asserts as new org gets Ilonggo members

Of all the reported presidentiables come 2010, Senator Richard "Dick" Gordon wants the voting the public to know that he and he alone is the most qualified. In fact, asked on said much-publicized reports, the Senator has a ready and quick response – "I've earned it."

Ombudsman now just a text away

The Ompbudsman-Visayas Regional Office is now just a text away for those who have complaints or requests for assistance with the launching of its "TXT OMB" and "Mag-Email sa Ombudsman" projects yesterday.

Dragon boat race, anyone?

Department of Tourism (DOT) regional director Edwin Trompeta dreams of having a dragon boat competition in the city apart from the yearly Dinagyang festival to encourage more tourist arrivals from the neighboring Asian countries.


Lakbayan starts amid sweltering heat

Bacolod City – The sweltering heat did not prevent at least 2,000 farmers yesterday from starting their four-day pilgrimage to this province's capital to demand for the immediate extension of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) and to dramatize their determination for the continued acquisition and distribution of land under it.

Negros Occidental gov goes back to work at hospital

Bacolod City -- Negros Occidental Governor Joseph Marañon is back at work, at the hospital at least, signing appointments of the province's contractual employees.

Next PRO6 director known on or before Feb. 14

The next Police Regional Office 6 (PRO 6) director will be known on or before Feb. 14 when current Police Chief Supt. Wilfredo V. Dulay, Sr. retires.


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Consumers Domain
Save TESDA! Prosecute Syjuco!
Bridging the gap
The Indag-an Primary Multi-purpose Coop in Miag-ao, Iloilo
Remember! Celebrate! Act!
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Self-promotion or service?

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Waiting to be read…

/ Jo Martinez Clemente

Always at the losing end

/ Ed Jalbuna

A well-deserved kudos to Iloilo's cops, army

/ By Florence F. Hibionada

Rational Insanity:
Rearing to write



Charmed: A refreshing face and talent in the art scene

During a Dinagyang Festival-related exhibit in one mall recently, a young lady has caught the attention of several shoppers. There she was on the booth, getting busy with her sketch pad and pencil. She stares at a model in front of her, memorizing every feature so she could immortalize it through her artwork.

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Salog Spa & Wellness Center opens

There's now a spa in the heart of Jaro and it's called Salog Spa and Wellness Center. "Salog" refers to the pre-Hispanic name of Jaro.

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Dinagyang 2008 Winners

Another delightfully quaint little tea house opened last week in Iloilo that I am sure will add to another unique dining experience for the city's discriminating restaurant habitués. Located just across from St. Clements's Church

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Cheng-Rico Nuptials: The ultimate wedding for the ultimate love

The Dinagyang Festival, being a part of our culture, should be celebrated in many ways. For the artists of the Western Visayas College of Science and Technology Alumni Association, holding "Arte Dinagyang" is one way.

DINAGYANG 2008 Results

dinagyang 2008Dinagyang 2008 Results and photos can be found here at the Dinagyang Section.
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