February 7, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Study finds Iloilo City attractive to call center business

Iloilo City is one of the cities in the country identified as "hot spot area" for business process outsourcing (BPO) or call centers as reflected in a multi-million dollar study funded by the Association of Call Centers in the Philippines.

Lab test: Western Visayas remains bird-flu free

Since year 2003 up to the present, Western Visayas and the rest of the country remain bird-flu free, according to DrLeriza Balopenos, regional animal health coordinator of the Department of Agriculture in Region VI during the PIA-CATV program, stressing that all laboratory tests yielded negative results for the Avian Influenza virus.

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Dive instructors, residents and tourists in Boracay help carry a wounded dolphin from the waters.
Photo Courtesy of Mike Labatiao

Dive instructors, residents and tourists in Boracay help carry a wounded dolphin from the waters. (inset) Grab from a video clip courtesy of dive instructor and dive shop owner Mike Labatiao.

Wounded dolphin straggles near Boracay shores

Residents and tourists of Boracay Island on Tuesday took a break from the pleasures of the world famous island-resort to help save a wounded young dolphin which straggled near the island's shores.

The two-meter-long dolphin, identified as a pilot whale by dive instructors, was first seen around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday near the shores of Sitio Bulabog in the village of Balabag at the opposite side of the white beach. The area is popular for water sports like wind surfing and kite boarding.


Private-public partnership to improve MIWD mulled

The infrastructure committee of the Regional Development Council (RDC) has endorsed a proposal for a Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility Support (PPIAFS) for the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).

Iloilo gov says change in House leadership long overdue

Iloilo Governor Niel D. Tupas, Sr. said the change in the speakership in the House of Congress is long overdue.

Tupas extends financial assistance to family of 2-yr-old comatose boy

Iloilo Governor Niel D. Tupas, Sr. is extending financial assistance to the family of the two-year-old boy who has been in comatose due to the complications of the Cheiloplasty surgery he underwent during the USA Medical Mission conducted at the Iloilo Provincial Hospital in Pototan, Iloilo last January 24 to February 3.

Rio Alma to be honored in National Artist Tribute

National Artist for Literature Virgilio S. Almario, popularly known as Rio Alma, will be honored in Pagpupugay sa Pambansang Alagad ng Sining on February 13, 2008, 2:00 p.m. in the University of the Philippines Visayas Auditorium, Iloilo City.


RDC-6 Socdev files 9 resolutions in '07

The Social Development Committee had filed 9 resolutions for approval of the Regional Development Council (RDC) 6 for the year 2007.

Capiz malnutrition rate goes down

Roxas City -- The prevalence of malnutrition rate in Capiz went down by more than 11 percent last year.

Bacolod PESO sends 355 workers abroad

Bacolod City -- The Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the City of Bacolod was able to send 355 workers abroad and facilitated the employment of 6,091 local workers, as of January this year.


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


Thailand's Cabbages and Condoms Restaurant

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Climate Change and Renewable Energy

/ Newton Aaron Llorente


/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Dagyang ta!

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Res Gestae:
PNP: Going strong at 17

/ Francisco Lindero Jr.

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


The Warrior Spirited Woman

The Warrior Spirited Woman: Gina Apostol, visual artist, talks about Bahagreyna

The female specie has emerged as the stronger sex. This is because a woman has the ability to weather the storms that come in her life and then, she comes out stronger and wiser.

---------------------------------------- Elena's refuge

Elena's refuge

Purr thinks that Mediterranean houses are simple but they are the most attractive of all abodes. It must be the numerous huge windows and several doors that allow the breeze to come in.

----------------------------------------Waitng to be Read

Waitng to be Read

"Children writing for Children" is a book writing project conducted by Save the Children, an international developmental organization working the Philippines that last 25 years.

----------------------------------------Krystle Fernandez

Krystle Fernandez: Discovering the world

Krystle Fernandez, 25, was born in Downers Grove, Illinois, United States. This Ilongga by blood and a natural-born US citizen, makes use of her youth and independence in discovering the world.


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