March 24, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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New Capitol budget war looms as SP clips guv's IRA dev't fund expense

A total of 71 zero-budget allocations marked this year's approved project listings of the Capitol's 20% Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Development Fund.

Militant group leader claims men tried to get him

A top official of the militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) in Panay narrowly escaped an alleged attempt to abduct or assassinate him, militant groups here claimed.

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Two bulls fight during a match held on Black Saturday

Two bulls fight during a match held on Black Saturday in San Joaquin, Iloilo. Bullfighting or “pasungay” is a favorite among the San Joaquinhons. In fact, a yearly festival (held every January) is held to highlight the activity.

NEDA bares P57.9-B WV infra projects

Some 57.9 billion worth of major infrastructure projects are either on going or in the pipeline in Western Visayas, said National Economic Development Authority 6 (NEDA 6) Regional Director Arturo Valero.


MIWD focuses celebration of World Water Day on sanitation

With the theme of 2008 World Water Day centered on sanitation having this year declared by the United Nations as International Year of Sanitation, Metro Iloilo Water District will focus its activities on water, hygiene and sanitation.

SP clips guv's pork barrel fund, slashes double-funded Capitol projects

For asking the two biggest items in the Iloilo Provincial Government's 20% Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) Development Fund (DF), a Legislative cut was made anew in the Capitol.

Occupational health, safety of call center workers sought in DOLE guidelines

The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has issued policy guidelines requiring the implementation of occupational health and safety programs in all call centers nationwide, recently.

DA expects good rice harvest for the 1stsemester

The Department of Agriculture hopes total harvest to exceed 7 million MT in the first semester due to favorable weather, said Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap as he allayed fears of a looming food crisis.


Bacolod holds public hearing on HIV/AIDS ordinance

Bacolod City -- The first public hearing on the proposed ordinance on STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) and HIV-AIDS was recently held at the Sangguniang Panlungsod presided by its proponent and the city council chair on Committee on Gender and Women, Councilor Jocelle Batapa.

Over P67-M revenues raised Jan-Feb in Capiz

Roxas City -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) in Capiz was able to rake in more than P67 million in two months period.

Literacy council pushed in Bacolod

Bacolod City -- The City government of Bacolod is pushing for the creation of a Local Literacy Coordinating Council.


Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal
It's not about the money
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Long live womankind!
anything under the sun
Origins of place-names (12)
Bridging the gap
The Ilonggo-Bisaya as a proud and vain people


Res Gestae:
PNP's Alert Status is the country's peace and order status

/By Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Eye Opener:
Obedience to God

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Young Voice:
The monster in me

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Friendship with & without benefits

/By BuberianClan


Fun Match

Fun Match

Families and their pet dogs had a fun-filled Sunday at Robinsons Place Iloilo for the Fun Match, a costume and regular dog competition organized by the Iloilo Kennel Club Inc. At the costume competition, the dogs were dressed in fun costumes, like that of a peacock, king, eskimo, doll, beach dog, and many more.

---------------------------------------- High Style for a Cause

High Style for a Cause

The fashion exhibition of internationally renowned Ilonggo couturier Nono Palmos at the Crown Ballroom of Punta Villa Resort in La Villa de Arevalo had the Iloilo City's fashionable set, crème de la crème and local government all excited.

----------------------------------------Friendship last forever

Friendship lasts forever

People say that high school consists of the best years of one's life. Is it, really? We realized they were right when we reached high school. Although this stage happens once in our life, this is worth remembering for a lifetime.

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Full Moon at Sol y Mar

The proceeds of this event will go to the KKK or Mga Kaibigan ng mga Kabataang May Kanser so it could fund the chemotheraphy treatment of seven pediatric cancer patients. It's going to be a full moon on Easter Sunday, March 23 and what better way to celebrate this special time is for one to hold a FULL MOON PARTY at Sol Y Mar Family Beach Resort in Tigbauan.


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