June 9, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Mayor calls for 'personality check' on donor-foundation

Invoking the spirit and sense of accountability and transparency, Barotac Nuevo Mayor Hernan Biron called for a "legality and personality" check on a donor-foundation.

Established government partners in the Department of Education's (DepEd) Adopt-A-School Program,Biron through the town's legal counsel, Buenas Aires Celi Dela Cruz issued three requirements for the Valera-Araneta Foundation Incorporated.

Police to conduct school visitations

Personnel from the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) will visit the different public elementary schools in the city to create awareness among teachers and elementary pupils on how to prevent crime.

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Philippine National Police recruits undergo the reception rites following the oath taking ceremony last June 3, 2008 at Camp Delgado parade ground.

Philippine National Police recruits undergo the reception rites following the oath taking ceremony last June 3, 2008 at Camp Delgado parade ground.

Sulpico given standing ovation by classmates, school officials

Ilonggo taxi driver Nestor Sulpico was given a standing ovation at the graduation ceremonies of a New York nursing school where he was enrolled.

The New York Daily News reported that classmates and school officials of the Beth Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing stood in honor of their classmate as the launching of a scholarship program in his honor was announced during the school's commencement exercises last June 5 (June 6 in the Philippines). A $1,000 seed money has been for the Nestor Sulpico Scholarship Fund Initiative through the help of Suplico's friends Luanne Kwon and Edmundo Mercado.


City receives P3M electrification project

The city government received some P3 million worth of projects under the government's Expanded Electrification Program. The same program provided P8.8 million electricity projects in two relocation sites.

ICPO welcomes conversion of police cars into auto-LPG but...

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Senior Supt. Wesley Barayuga welcomes the plan of the city government to convert the vehicles it issued to ICPO into auto-LPG.

Broadcaster hurls top provincial prosecutors to Ombudsman

Seven top prosecutors of the Iloilo Provincial Prosecutors Office were named respondents in at least two administrative complaints filed by a veteran broadcaster.

While SB unanimously approves education assistance package

The Municipal Council of Barotac Nuevo passed a resolution endorsing the efforts of the Valera-Araneta Foundation Incorporation and expressing unanimous support.


Boracay residents protest 30 MVA project

BORACAY ISLAND -- Some 50 Boracay residents are up in arms against the on-going construction of the 30 MVA substation project jointly undertaken by the National Transmission Corporation (TRANSCO) and the Aklan Electric Cooperative (AKELCO).

Lagdameo urges gov't to develop renewable energy sources

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE—Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo on Thursday called on the government to focus on developing renewable sources of energy amid soaring prices of oil products and other other fossilized fuel.

PRO 6 welcomes 225 new POIs

The Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 came up with the final list of 225 applicants as the recruitment process came to end with the oath taking ceremony held June 3, 2008.


UP Beloved in history
Bridging the gap
The Iloilo culmination of the declaration of Philippine Independence
Institution vs. charism in the Church?
Eye Opener
Godly parents-guardians will survive crisis!
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Josephian Spirit
anything under the sun
Evolution of the Philippine Flag (1)


Eat, Pray, Read

/By Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Hazards in Sunlight

/Philip S. Chua

Watershed education: The greatest challenge of Tigum-Aganan

/ Jessica Salas

Young Voice:
The rose among the thorns

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Cerebral combustion:
Animal musings

/ Hacel Du-Chua


/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

How far have you written?

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


A world of sweets at Cakestop

A world of sweets at Cakestop

A meal is never complete with cakes or pastries to end it. A good source of desserts to whet one's appetite is Cakestop, which has three branches --- Gaisano City, Maryville and SM City Supermart. Cakestop's former name was Disneyland Bakeshop and was later change to its present name in 1982. It is owned by food and nutrition expert Lucy Yee and her entrepreneur husband Edward Yee.

---------------------------------------- Simon Ledesma shines through

Simon Ledesma shines through

Simon Ledesma a village in the district of Jaro, Iloilo City celebrated their annual fiesta with much pomp and pageantry when they held their coronation night at the Jaro Auditorium. The venue was transformed into a miniature palace hall complete with pillars draped in luxurious fabrics, huge urns filled with lavish floral accents and with an exquisite gilded throne.

----------------------------------------A distinctly Brazilian experience from Havaianas

A distinctly Brazilian experience from Havaianas

The lure of sun and air accompanied by the blooming pulse of Brazilian rhythms proved to be a big draw for those who wanted a taste of Havaianas' distinctly South American roots. Tapping into their inner Ronaldinhos, guests eagerly lined up to get it on some football action goaded by maddeningly catchy beat of the bateria.

---------------------------------------- The bemedalled Margaret

The bemedalled Margaret

At the young age of 12, Margaret Mallo is already very competitive especially in swimming, a sport she tremendously excels in. In fact, at the age of six, she won 10 gold medals in the Governor's Cup held in Dumaguete, making her one of the country's most bemedalled athlete. Since then, she'd been bringing home medals in swimming.


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