March 25, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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NFA assures enough rice supply in Western Visayas

The National Food Authority (NFA) has assured the stable supply of rice in Western Visayas amid growing concerns of a rice crisis brought by rising global demand and a drop in production.

WV gov't execs given 'crash course' on anti-graft body's role

From "friendly-reminders" to administrative sanctions of reprimand and removal from public office, Western Visayas regional directors of national government agencies got a 'crash course' yesterday.

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Farmers gather the palay they laid on one side of the Coastal road along Dumangas

Farmers gather the palay they laid on one side of the Coastal road along Dumangas, Iloilo for drying. The National Food Authority assured a stable supply of rice in Western Visayas amid growing concerns of a rice crisis.

SC grants transfer of slain Aklan broadcasters' cases to Cebu

The Supreme Court (SC) has ordered the transfer of the murder cases of broadcasters Herson "Boy" Hinolan and Rolando Ureta from Aklan to Cebu City.


COA to guv, 4 office chiefs: 'Explain P10M irregular expenditures'

Government auditors are now seeking for a major explanation from Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. and at least four top Capitol office chiefs relative to the transactions surrounding a P10 million Presidential subsidy.

COA bars release of solon's financial aid to foundation

The Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation Inc. (IPRFI) has yet to receive the P250,000 financial assistance from Representative Raul Gonzalez Jr. for the 2008 Iloilo Paraw Regatta Festival after the Commission on Audit (COA) issued a memorandum circular restricting donations for foundations with government officials as members or incorporators.

IPRFI incurs deficit in 2008 Paraw Regatta festival

The expenditure of the Iloilo Paraw Regatta Foundation Inc. (IPRFI) in the recently concluded Paraw Regatta Festival is much higher compared to the amount they have collected in form of financial assistance from local government units and donations from the different companies.

Tribu Paghidaet invited to perform in New York

The Philippine Independence Day Council (PIDC) has invited 25 performers from the Tribu Paghidaet to join in the independence day celebration in New York, USA on June 1, 2008.


MIGEDC mayors off to Australia

Mayor Jerry Treñas and municipal mayors under the Metro Iloilo Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) left Iloilo for a study tour in Adelaide, Australia.

Cambodian gov't execs to visit Iloilo City

Cambodian officials are visiting this city to learn about the "best practices" of the local government here to replicate in their country.

DILG 6 cites benefits of Gabay centers

The Department of the Interior and Local and Local Government 6 (DILG) said functional Gabay sa Mamamayan Action Centers (GMACs) in the barangays have brought government closer to the people.


Holy Week notes
Consumers Domain
Misinformation on Coal
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


Cheat codes

/By Kathy M. Villalon

Young Voice:
A Parent's Promise

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

Friendship with & without benefits

/By BuberianClan


Erna Foerster's DIVERSION

Erna Foerster's Diversion

Erna Foerster of the Iloilo City Police Office's Women's and Children's Desk is holding a photographic exhibit entitled "Diversion" at Museo Iloilo.

Presented before the public are many pieces of rare and fabulous photographs that reflect Foerster's love for art.

---------------------------------------- Jamming with INDAY RAFFY

Jamming with Inday Raffy

HIS first song and album called "Inday" had been an Ilonggo favorite. This even made it to stations all over the country.

Since he was a kid, Inday Raffy or Rafael Buenavides, a native of Jalaud, Barotac Nuevo loved to sing and he entered in several contests

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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.


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