February 13, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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SP overrides Guv's veto of Appropriation Ordinance

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has prevailed over Gov. Niel Tupas, Sr. with regard to the approval of Appropriations Ordinance 2008-01-a embodying the province's Executive Budget for this year.

Gov't appoints new Boracay czar

In a sign that Malacañang is cracking the whip to restore order in the island-resort of Boracay, an undersecretary of the National Security Council has been appointed head of the group supervising the development of the island.

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Vice Gov. Rolex Suplico gestures as he answers “point by point” the veto message of Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

Vice Gov. Rolex Suplico gestures as he answers “point by point” the veto message of Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

City has no HIV case in 2007

Customers of flesh trade in the city must have been enjoying their usual routine as there is no recorded HIV (Human Immuno-deficiency virus) case in Iloilo City in 2007. The only sexually transmitted infection recorded among the Registered Female Sex Workers (RFSW) and female Freelance Sex Workers (FLSW) here is syphilis.


DepEd calls on scholarship-giving organizations to recognize NCAE results

The Department of Education has called on all scholarship-giving organizations, both public and private to recognize the results of the National Career Assessment Examinations (NCAE) for them to identify those whom they could support as scholars.

Rise of BPOs to bring P176 M payroll money

The rise of call centers in the city will bring economic prosperity with roughly P176 million in payroll for 22,000 call center agents. Iloilo City is one of the hotspot areas for Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO)

UN: La Niña weather pattern likely to last for some months

The current La Niña weather pattern is expected to strengthen and continue through the middle of the year, bringing wetter conditions to Australia and the western Pacific and a drier climate to the Americas, the, United Nations World Meteorological Agency (WMO) announced.

CSC okays six-hour teaching schedule of public school teachers

Public school teachers can breathe a sigh of relief as the Civil Service Commission (CSC) ruled that the two hours of service, in addition to the six hours of actual classroom teaching, may be rendered even outside school premises.


12 vie for Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta 2008

Twelve young ladies will compete for this year's Miss Iloilo Paraw Regatta. The beauty pageant is part of the activities for the 36th Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival slated on February 15-17 along the Arevalo shoreline.

Hawaiian beach valentine

Drift away to an island escape this Valentine's. But don't travel far away from the city since Villa Regatta is only 10 minutes away from downtown Iloilo. Let its natural happiness fill you. Feel the carefree sprit in the air. Relax to the rhythm of the water and be tickled by its playful tides.

Designation of information officers urged anew

With government information work getting challenging every day, each agency has to designate personnel who can focus on information work most of the time.

Range to hold grand Valentine's party

The Regional Association of National Government Executives (Range) will hold a Grand Valentine's Party on February 15, 5:30 P.M., featuring the PNP PRO 6 Band alternating with the Crossover, at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol Grounds.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Matters on supervision
Very, Very Urgent!!!
Bridging the gap
Tibiao: The town that came from 'Tigbao'
Consumers Domain
Save TESDA! Prosecute Syjuco!
On Cruise Control
Enjoying the holidays


Eye Opener:
Philippines needs God-anointed leaders

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

The reluctant hero

/ Antonio C. Abaya

Governance by arrogance


Education and our 'fragile generations'

/ Fr. Roy Cimagala

Young Voice:
Love is

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Singles and the City:
Travel for Singles

/ Oliver Victor B. Amoroso

Facing the Music

/ Benito Jimena

Res Gestae:
Becoming a better communicator

/ Francisco Lindero Jr.

Viagra and Blindness

/ Philip S. Chua


Friday Night Live!

Friday Night Live!

Retro music and dance steps were the highlights of the Ateneo de Iloilo's Friday Night Live last Jan. 25, 2008. Alumni of the said school, including its very dynamic administrator Fr. Manny Uy.

---------------------------------------- Weaving threads of Ilonggo tradition

Weaving threads of Ilonggo tradition

Iloilo and handloom fabrics have been closely linked since the mid-18th century. Despite the production of cotton in England that predominate the country's textile industry, Indigenous textiles such as jusi, piña and patadyong came to predominate later in the 19th century.

----------------------------------------Rafflesia Blooms

Rafflesia Blooms: The world's largest individual flower blooms in Barangay Igcabugao, Igbaras

It is the worlds largest individual flower. Locals call it corpse flower due to the vile smell (like rotting meat) it gives off. Its diameter can grow to over 100 centimeters and can weigh up to 10 kilograms.

---------------------------------------- Marisa Montelibano Apuan

Marisa Montelibano Apuan: Giving us wings to fly through music

In 2000, "Wings to Fly", a composition by an Ilongga won first place during the First American Songwriters Competition held in Los Angeles, California. "Golden Moments", immortalized by Ilonggo Farle Luchan was written by the same Ilongga.


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