June 19, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Oton vice mayor hits city over PBO issue

Sentiments for and against the transport strike of provincial jeepneys highlighted yesterday's special session of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

City's intel chief faces probe over text message received by radio station

The city's top intelligence officer is placed in hot water for sending text message to a radio station that allegedly implies significant information that could shed light on the identities of suspects who left three fragmentation grenades under a cottage of Tatoy's Manokan in Arevalo last Sunday.

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memorial marker for the seven boy scouts participating in a jamboree

Boy Scouts of the Philippines (BSP) secretary-general Jose Rizal Pangilinan unveils the memorial marker for the seven boy scouts participating in a jamboree three years ago who accidentally drowned.

Memorial marker for 7 scouts in tragic jamboree unveiled

"Let us honor them… they have not died in vain."

Such were the words that highlighted the message of San Joaquin Mayor Ninfa Garin as the town remembered seven boy scouts who lost their young lives in a tragic jamboree here.

Nationally-admired artist Nemi Miranda worked on a Scout memorial marker unveiled yesterday in honor of the seven.


Plan to restore Jaro Belfry hangs

No restoration works could be made on the historical Jaro Belfry until the Archdiocese of Jaro authorize the local government for any physical changes. The old edifice remains closed for any tourism purposes such as viewing deck and tourist center.

Sidelights on the out-of-town Capitol session

To bring the government closer to the people. And brought closer it did, or so at least yesterday. This as the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) held a special session in the province's southernmost town of San Joaquin, some 53 kilometers off Iloilo City.

Transport groups claim success on 3-day transport strike

Member associations of provincial Federation of Iloilo Jeepney Owners and Drivers Association (FIJODA) here declare success over the three-day transport holiday, which ended today, June 18.

Iloilo City gov't regulates sizes street banners and streamers

The city government here, through executive order 34-2880 signed by Mayor Jerry P. Treñas, came out with a prescribed size of banners and streamers that will be displayed on streets and other public places.


PGMA to grace launching of modular power plant

ROXAS CITY -- The power situation here will improve soon with the commissioning of a 15-megawatt (mw) modular power plant in Panit-an, Capiz tomorrow (Friday) by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Gradual phaseout of P18.25 NFA rice in the market starts this week

The National Food Authority (NFA) has started its gradual phase out of the NFA rice that is being sold at P18.25 a kilo in the Bigasan ni Gloria sa Palengke (BGP) to be replaced by a high-end variety or the Thailand rice to be sold at P25.00 per kilogram.

DPWH completes P3M road concreting project

SAN JOSE, Antique – The P3 million road concreting project at Barangay Barangbang, San Remigio, Antique is almost due for completion said Engr. Benny O. Fabila, Asst. District Engineer of DPWH.


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


Two Birthdays

Two Birthdays

Philippine Tatler's top hostess Hazel Buaron opened the door to her luxurious home in posh Southville a few nights ago to celebrate the birthday of her beloved mother Rebecca, who turned 76.

---------------------------------------- Kung fu stunts with dad

Kung fu stunts with dad

In time for the opening of Kung Fu Panda and celebration of Father's Day, Robinsons Place Iloilo held the very exciting "Kung Fu Stunts with Dad" last June 15.

---------------------------------------- Nicole Wuthrich

No time wasted for Nicole

One admirable lady is Nicole Wuthrich, a Cum Laude graduate of Sports Science from the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. During her graduation, she was awarded as Outstanding Student Athlete

---------------------------------------- Family bonding through angling

Family bonding through angling

Families had the time of their lives during the 1st Family Bonding Through Angling organized by the Iloilo Game Fishing Association Inc (IGFA) last May 25, 2008 at the Iloilo Strait.


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