June 5, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City government adopts energy saving measures

The city government will be adopting energy conservation measures in order to mitigate the impact of the continuous increase in the price of fuel.

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the move is in line with the call of President Arroyo on all government offices to save on energy consumption.

WV's first hydro power plant launched today in Antique

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo will today join Antique officials and environmental groups in launching a hydro power plant project in Antique, the first in Western Visayas.

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A man sells “halo-halo” on a cart.

A man sells “halo-halo” on a cart. “Halo-halo” is a favorite among the young and the old during summer season.

COA scores guv for 'unequal distribution of Capitol wealth'

Be fair and disregard political affiliation. While at it, carefully allocate to legitimate proponents of the province.

Such summed up yet another Audit Observation Memorandum (AOM) issued by the Commission on Audit (COA) to Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas.


COA uncovers 'zero' Capitol pork share for Anilao, Garin turf smallest too

Southern Iloilo towns where Governor Niel Tupas faced toughest political battle officially have the least share of the Capitol's Community Direct Action Project (CDAP) fund allocation in 2007.

2 Iloilo City schools receive donations from Guam

In their effort to help the Ilonggo students, the Filipino Students Association of Agueda I Johnston Middle School in Guam recently donated an audio visual equipment, laptop computer and overhead projector to two beneficiary public schools in the city.

Iloilo City celebrates ICT month

City Mayor Jerry Treñas recently signed Executive Order No. 25 declaring the month of June 2008 and every year thereafter as "information, communications and technology month."

5 more 'job hires' face raps for illegal use of public funds

The number has now reached 34 Capitol personalities including six top officials of the Iloilo Provincial Government who all face malversation of public funds or illegal use of public funds.


8 Iloilo towns identified as "Makamasang Tugon" recipients

Eight municipalities in the province of Iloilo were identified by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), Region as recipients of another poverty alleviation dubbed "Makamasang Tugon".

Gov't agencies in Western Visayas implements 'enercon'

Government agencies in Western Visayas are now implementing energy conservation (enercon) measures following President Arroyo's order to adopt electricity and fuel saving measures.

NFA reassures Western Visayas of rice sufficiency

National Food Authority (NFA) OIC-Regional Director Vilma Zarraga reassured the people of Western Visayas of rice sufficiency with a buffer stock of 760,000 bags of palay.


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Cerebral combustion:
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/ Hacel Du-Chua

Young Voice:
What's genius?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Smoky eyes, lemon pie

/By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

The Ravages of Cancer

/Philip S. Chua

Watershed education: The greatest challenge of Tigum-Aganan

/ Jessica Salas


McDonald's Kiddie Crew at SM City

McDonald's Kiddie Crew at SM City

Some kids spent their summer wisely by participating in the workshops offered for them, like the McDonalds Kiddie Crew. Summer has ended and so did the workshops, with a graduation held at SM City Iloilo last May 29.

---------------------------------------- Preserving Pagatpat through mangrove reforestation

Preserving Pagatpat through mangrove reforestation

The newly-opened Pagatpat Resort in Mantangingi, East Valencia, Buenavista, Guimaras is named after "pagatpat", a species of mangrove growing around the place for centuries now.

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A cultural experience: Cultural Heritage Month Opening

In an effort to raise more awareness to Iloilo's rich cultural heritage, the Iloilo City Cultural Heritage and Conservation Council (ICCHCC) organized a celebration of the Heritage Month last May 23, 2008.

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Oton's Kim

Kim San Luis of San Nicholas, Oton was crowned as Oton's Queen after besting other contestants during the town's 426th foundation day. The search for the queen was one of the highlights of their week-long celebration.


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