June 18, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DOJ chief lashes at Greenpeace foreigners in anti-coal protest

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. yesterday lashed at foreigners who joined protest actions against a proposed coal-fired power plant in this city.

"They should not interfere in our affairs. They should be stopped," Gonzalez said in a telephone interview.

Fijoda: More drivers join Day 2 of prov'l PUJs strike

Public transport in the province of Iloilo remained crippled for the second straight day as jeepney drivers and operators continued their scheduled three-day strike against a city ordinance regulating the entry of provincial jeepneys in the city and against the soaring price of petroleum products.

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Parents and nannies wait for the dismissal of children from the Iloilo Central Elementary School

Parents and nannies wait for the dismissal of children from the Iloilo Central Elementary School atop the skywalk in Mabini Street, Iloilo City.

Malones brokers talks between key players of Iloilo's electric cooperatives

What is more beneficial for the Ilonggo public – continued registration of electric cooperatives with the National Electrification Administration (NEA) or transfer to the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA)?


LBP proposal to use city property needs SP approval

Mayor Jerry Treñas will refer to the Sangguniang Panglungsod the proposal of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to forge a usufruct agreement for the use of the city government property in front of the Jaro police station.

Special Capitol session in San Joaquin today: Miag-ao execs a no-show while other 1st district towns to grace SP-invite

Today's regular session will be in the Municipality of San Joaquin, Iloilo, 53 kilometers south of Iloilo City. This, as the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) headed by Vice Governor Rolex Suplico chose said First District town for its second out-of-town special session.

Old-timer butchers displaced with operation of multi-million abattoir

More than 200 private butchers and helpers of meat vendors in all public markets lost the opportunity to earn a living in the slaughterhouse with the operation of the multi-million abattoir in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro.

Add'l budget for construction of new school toilets sought

Education Secretary Jesli Lapus on Tuesday appealed to the lawmakers and the private sectors for additional budget needed for the construction of new toilets in every public school building.


Aklan watershed rehab project chosen as national model

KALIBO, AKLAN -- The rehabilitation project involving the Panakuyan River Watershed in Ibajay, Aklan was chosen as the country's model in the management and development of watersheds, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) here.

Gov't rushes conversion of vehicle engines to alternative fuels

The shift or conversion of motor vehicle engines from fossil fuel-run to alternative gas-run engines will be undertaken soon.

Tourism officers, NITI, attend 'adventure' gab

BACOLOD CITY -- Tourism officers from four cities in Negros Occidental, together with the Negros Island Tourism Inc. (NITI), attended the "Adventure Philippines:


Eye Opener
Do we need MMDA-like demolishers in Iloilo City?
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Life of prayer
Of reunions and integrity
Bridging the gap
The Lipata port in Culasi, Antique
anything under the sun
Evolution of the Philippine Flag (3)


Cerebral Combustion:
Forbear to judge, for we are sinners all

/ Hacel Du-Chua

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


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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