February 4, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PTA seal with Barbers' name dots Boracay's main road

BORACAY ISLAND—"Sino po si Barbers? Pulitiko ba siya? (Who is Barbers? Is he a politician?)"

This was the reaction of a fruit vendor on Boracay Island to the engraved name of Robert Dean Barbers, General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA), that have dotted the path walk along the main road of the island-resort.

SK prexy denies hand on death threats vs. 3 colleagues

Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation president John Melchor Mabilog denied any hand on the death threats received via text by three SK chairs from Mandurriao district.

"I would never do such thing to these SK chairmen," said Mabilog.

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Devotees of the Our Lady of Candles flock to the Jaro Cathedral

Devotees of the Our Lady of Candles flock to the Jaro Cathedral during the patronal fiesta of Nuestra Señora dela Candelaria last Saturday.

Override imminent in vetoed '08 Capitol budget

Expect an "override" on the vetoed budget of the Capitol with members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) set to seal next week the budget's latest fate.


Invites up on SP probe of SK's plaint vs guv's sons, top cop

Formal and official invites are underway on "resource persons" of the investigation conducted by two committees of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian (SP).

'Stunning reversal' of economy scored

Ilonggo Senator Mar Roxas belied the government's rosy picture of the Philippine economy during a forum with local student leaders here.

Press Release – 3rd Visayas Food Expo and Conference on the brew

The UPV Food Technologist Alumni Association (UPVFTAA), once again, brings to Iloilo the 3rd Visayas Food Expo and Conference on February 20-22, 2008 at the Grand Hotel, Iloilo City.

Marine fish hatchery training course for the Philippines

The Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific (NACA) is pleased to announce the first in-country marine fish hatchery training course for the Philippines.


10 cops join 'battle of the brains'

As part of its celebration of Philippine National Police (PNP) 17th Anniversary, the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 held a "Whiz Quiz", recently.

Land Management Services records facility building to rise soon

A contract signing for the planned Lands Management Services (LMS) Records Building Facility, which will have house both the office and all the records of the Sector, took place at the DENR Regional Office recently.

February is Civil Registration Month

As stated under Proclamation No. 682 by then President Corazon Aquino on 28 January 1991, February is dubbed as Civil Registration Month.


Appointment with Love
Bridging the gap
Early Ilonggo-Bisaya traits (3)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Consumers Domain
Save TESDA! Prosecute Syjuco!
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Thanking the Arevalo Police and Iloilo Doctors Hospital

/ Florence F. Hibionada

Rational Insanity:
The poetics of love

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Diabetes ravages the body

/ Philip S. Chua

Anything Under the Sun:
Jaro Cathedral

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Eye Opener:
Economic recession

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Self-promotion or service?

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Waiting to be read…

/ Jo Martinez Clemente


Terracotta sculpting given boost

Terracotta sculpting given boost

Last Jan. 25, 2008, Pink Pepper witnessed the blessing of the terracotta training center at the Smart Gawad Kalinga site in Sooc, Mandurriao.

---------------------------------------- Food Styling 101

Food Styling 101

Food styling is the art of presenting food for any kind of media whether commercial or photography. The food should be tastefully arranged and presented in a manner that it looks fresh despite the heat from the camera lighting or the continuous takes.

----------------------------------------Mags on the Catwalk

Mags on the Catwalk

Popular Mags Boutique, located at the 2nd Level of SM City will be presenting a Mini-Fashion Show on February 8, 2007, Friday, 8p m at the Lawn Area of the ever trendy night spot in Smallville, the MO2 Restobar.

----------------------------------------Viva la Candelaria de Jaro

Viva la Candelaria de Jaro

Accounts reveal that as early as 1600, an image of the Nuestra Sra. De la Candelaria was commissioned by Lt. Don Cristobal Mercado for the settlement in Dilao (now Paco). In 1904, there were nine pueblos having the Candelaria as their advocate.


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