June 17, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Armed men spotted in Janiuay 'checkpoint'

Civilian tipsters alerted the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on yesterday's sighting of armed men conducting a "checkpoint" in Janiuay, Iloilo.

All in civilian clothing with high-powered firearms, the group of at least eight unidentified men flagged down passing motorists along Barangay Abangay.

BID probes foreigners in anti-coal protest

The Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) is investigating the involvement of foreigners in the protest actions of environmental activists against a proposed coal-fired power plant in this city.

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Mohon Terminal in Arevalo District looks barren

The Mohon Terminal in Arevalo District looks barren after several transport associations from southern Iloilo joined the three-day transport strike called by the Federation of Iloilo Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association.

TESDA orders moratorium on caregiver courses as 'standby' workforce reaches 15,000

There is an abundance of qualified Filipino caregivers for domestic and foreign employment with the number now reaching a record-high of over 15,000.


Treñas defends PBO amid strike staged by prov'l PUJs

Mayor Jerry Treñas downplayed the transport strike being staged by drivers and operators of public utility jeepneys (PUJs) in the province of Iloilo.

90% of prov'l PUJs join strike -- Fijoda

Jeepney drivers and operators in the province of Iloilo stayed off their routes on Monday kicking off a three-day transport strike against a city ordinance regulating the entry of provincial jeepneys in the city and against the soaring price of petroleum products.

Treñas slams Greenpeace activists over anti-coal protest

The foreigners do not have the right to intervene in the affairs of the city. This was the strong statement of Mayor Jerry P. Treñas relative to the protest action initiated by Greenpeace against the establishment of a coal-fired power plant in the city last week.

ATO to raise airport rates in new Iloilo airport by September

The Air Transportation Office (ATO) is set to increase its airport rates in September after it has submitted all the documentary requirements to the Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC).


San Joaquin hosts Capitol's 2nd out-of town session tomorrow

Today's regular session will be moved tomorrow to the Municipality of San Joaquin, Iloilo. This, as the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) agreed to hold its second out-of-town special session in the First District.

3 cities in Negros Occidental receive rubber boats

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Oriental was the recipient of six rubber rescue boats for the three cities of the province.

Defense chief visits 3ID headquarters

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Defense Secretary Gilbert F. Teodoro yesterday visited the Third Infantry Division (3ID) headquarters in Camp Peralta, Jamindan Capiz to talk to the troops and personnel to boost their morale.


Life of prayer
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Eucharistic life
Of reunions and integrity
Bridging the gap
The Lipata port in Culasi, Antique
anything under the sun
Evolution of the Philippine Flag (3)
Eye Opener
Godly parents-guardians will survive crisis!


His cup of coffee





/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

A tale of four fathers

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

Failing light

/ Bryan Mari Argos

The Sensible Diet

/ Philip S. Chua

Cerebral Combustion:
Get mad, and then get over it. Maybe.

/ Hacel Du-Chua


The Chiongson housewarming

The Chiongson housewarming

The Chiongson family members held their housewarming one Saturday night and introduced relatives and friends to their newly built abode.

---------------------------------------- Carol-V Espinosa

Carol-V Espinosa: Her life and style

You see her as the bubbly and sweet lady in "Carol .. It's About Life and Style" under Y'd Screen Productions shown on Sky Cable. She's no other than Carol-V Espinosa, who, at a young age, has managed to achieve success compared to other people her age.

---------------------------------------- The Peñas Affairs

The Peñas Affairs

Iloilo's power couple Judgee and Sarah Pena had been absent quite lately in Iloilo's social scenes because they're always in Manila to be near their three lovely daughters who were taking up their summer classes in Ateneo de Manila.

---------------------------------------- John Melchor "Jan-Jan" Mabilog

John Melchor "Jan-Jan" Mabilog: Leading the youth to a better life

John Melchor Mabilog has his hands full being the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) President for Iloilo. But despite his young age of 17, Jan exudes an attitude of confidence and firmness that every public servant ought to have.


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