July 21, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Nograles to clergy: Lobby not attack legislators

House Speaker Prospero Nograles asked the Catholic church heirarchy to lobby for what they want relative to the proposed Reproductive Health Act instead of threatening the members of legislature against voting for the said bill.

PNP brokers 5th district 'peace talks': G'bye 'Nazi rule,' hello harmony

All's well that ends well for Iloilo's northern towns recently rocked by talks of "Nazi rule" here. This, after a successful peace talk brokered over the weekend by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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House Speaker Prospero Nograles

House Speaker Prospero Nograles (holding microphone) is being joined by 3rd District Rep. Arthur Defensor Jr., Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas, Presidential Adviser Raul Banias and Pavia Mayor Arcadio Gorriceta (not in photo) during the press conference.

Boracay resort owners dispel rumors that dead bodies reach the island

Resort owners on the world famous island of Boracay have denied rumors that remains of missing passengers of the sunken MV Princess of the Stars have been washed ashore on the island amid cancellation of bookings of guests.


Culasi exec urges gov't to quickly locate toxic cargo

The mayor of Culasi town in Antique has called on government agencies to fast-track the location and removal of missing toxic cargo from a cargo ship that sank off the coast of town at the height of typhoon "Frank" last month.

TMEU to resume implementation of traffic laws

The Traffic Management and Engineering Unit (TMEU) will start to revitalize its campaign against all traffic violations in the city. Traffic violations have been tolerated for awhile after the city focused its attention in the relief operations.

City vet assures consumers of clean pork

City Veterinarian Tomas Forteza assured the consumers of clean pork slaughtered at the new "Double A" abattoir in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro. He said four employees from his office underwent a Butcher's Training Course given by the Bureau of Animal Industry-Animal Product Development Center in Marulas, Bulacan.


Wanted: Firetrucks for 58 WV towns

Only in the Philippines. And sadly, in Western Visayas where a significant majority of towns here have to either share firetrucks with neighboring towns or wish that the towns be spared of any fire calls.

Skywalks pushed despite opposition from city mayor

ROXAS CITY – Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 1st Engineering District will implement the skywalks or overpass projects of Cong. Antonio del Rosario even though they were opposed by City Mayor Vicente Bermejo here.

AO nixes land conversion applications

The government is gearing up to attain self-sufficiency in the staple crop in five years, amid the current food crisis sweeping across the globe.


City to seek guidance from DENR on dumpsite closure

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod Clean and Green Coordinating Action Team chaired by Sangguniang Panlungsod Member Greg Gasataya announced yesterday that the technical team from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Regional Office VI will be here on July 23 - 24, 2008 to meet with some local and provincial officials regarding the closure of the existing dumpsite.

Ethanol fuel available in Negros Occidental by year-end

BACOLOD CITY -- The delivery of the country's first locally-produced sugarcane fuel grade ethanol by year-end will mark a new era in the government's quest for energy self-sufficiency using alternative source of energy.

Negros group visits Silay City

BACOLOD CITY -- Members of Negrosanon Association and other Filipino communities in Guam visited Silay City recently.


PLCPD condemns bishops' threat
Res Gestae
'Big Bang' revelations
Bridging the gap
The Pulahanes of Passi, Iloilo
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Oh, well...
Eye Opener
National Allergy Day, a resounding success


Bull's eye:
Molo plaza


At the world's cradle

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

Rational Insanity:
Playi-ing it right

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Staggering stats and letters

/ Philip S. Chua

Perfectly Imperfect

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Inactivity? Not really

/ Kathy M. Villalon


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Edgar Suelo and Dado Tan

Edgar Suelo and Dado Tan

Best of friends landscape artist/ restaurateur Edgar Suelo of Casitas Resto Bar fame and GMA Assistant Program Manager for Regional Dado Tan, celebrated a few moons ago their 25 years of friendship with an intimate dinner at the Suelo's place.

Vago Nozze

Vago Nozze Studio Opening

A new photography shop opened recently at the third floor of LBS Building in Jalandoni Street (same building with Eric de los Santos atelier) called Vago Nozze Studios.

Easing PWDs' plight after Frank

Easing PWDs' plight after Frank

Many differently-abled persons benefitted from I-Help, a relief operation by the Emergency Coordinating Council for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the City and Province of Iloilo last July 10, 2008 at the Jaro Plaza canteen. The same was held in Barotac Viejo and Concepcion.

---------------------------------------- Caithlin 'Kaye' Valdevieso Peña

Sweet Sixteen

It was a dream come true for fun loving, bubbly and sweet Caithlin 'Kaye' Valdevieso Peña when she celebrated her birthday a few nights ago with family and friends at the very chic Boracay Ballroom of Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.


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1. Panay Electric Co.
2. The News Today
3. The Cacho Family
4. Corazon Kir
5. Ingrid Therese Javellana
6. Carmen Antunez
7. Mari Antunez
8. Chef’s Secret Co.
9. Tri Vision Ventures, Inc.
10.Triumvirate Holdings, Inc.
11. Dr. Richard Co
12. Dr. Arlene Fernandez
14. Ferdinand & Honolina Gomez
15. Emil Diez
16. Robinson’s Land Iloilo
17. Jaime & Ester Magalona
18. Rosendo Mejica
19. Machalen Teves-Camahort
20. Longlong Teves-Villanueva
21. Rose Vecin
22. Pocholo & Remy Romero Salas
23. Rosa Cacho
24. Nene Chan
25. Leap 34
26. Susan Saulog
27. Cookie De Larrazabal
28. Manolo Cacho
29. Kat Legarda
30. Freddie Sia
31. Leo Alejandrino
32. Maribel Antunez
33. Romy Ronquillo
34. Anton & Maxine Cacho
35. Dr.Pablo Torre Foundation, Inc.
36. Mr. & Mrs. Mariano Cacho Iii
37. Teresing Menendoza
38. Mario Menendoza
39. Bud Sala
40. Noni & Isa Lovina
41. Booting
42. Annie Aboitiz
43. Noel & Mariel Tolentino
44. Mr. Ha
45. Ramil Cortez
46. Pauline Banusing
47. Toti & Chit Querubin
48. Minieng & Val Maravilla
49. Faith Soligen
50. Tony & Charito Villanueva
51. Shobe Yee
52. Rose Maransilla