July 30, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Comelec declares Centena as real winner in Calinog VM polls

From supposedly losing the vice-mayoralty post with a mere 13 votes, former Calinog Mayor Alex Centena is seemingly headed back to his original post with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) now declaring him the true winner.

Bacolod no longer fit to be called 'Business Friendly City'

BACOLOD CITY -- Metro-Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Vice President Jose Maria Zayco yesterday defended their position not to nominate Bacolod City in this year's Most Business Friendly City competition of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).

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Bacolod City does not deserve to be called Most Business Friendly City

Bacolod City does not deserve to be called Most Business Friendly City, says the Metro-Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry in defense of their position not to endorse the city for the competition being spearheaded by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

VAT not storm grounds Iloilo fishing boat owner

Even as President Macapagal-Arroyo remains firm against scrapping the value-added-tax (VAT), one of the biggest fishing boat owners on Panay Island has ordered his vessels to be grounded indefinitely in protest over the controversial tax measure.


Fil-Estate to put up P500M project in Iloilo: Gives P120,000 aid for typhoon Frank victims

Fil-Estate Group of Companies will pour in P500 million in a subdivision project in Sta. Barbara town in Iloilo.

Iloilo City IRA share cut by P8M

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has instructed the Sangguniang Panlungsod and the Local Finance Council to identify programs that will be affected and should be prioritized now that its Internal Revenue Allotment Fund (IRA) was cut by almost P8-million.

DOST 6 is ISO accredited government agency

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has acquired an ISO accreditation for Quality Management System (QMS). The department is the only agency in Western Visayas that was given a certification by the Certification International Philippines Inc. (CIPI).


Former barangay chiefs defend Del Rosario

ROXAS CITY – In defense of 1st District Rep. Antonio Del Rosario who is accused of having "ghost employees" and financial assistance anomalies when he was still the city mayor here, three former barangay captains have expressed their opinions that the solon could not be held liable for the alleged irregularities.

Panitan launches 'Pagkabalaka' program instead of fiesta

PANITAN, CAPIZ -- Mayor Katherine "Kit" Belo recently disclosed that because of the devastation that typhoon Frank has caused to her town, she and her municipal officials have decided to cancel all of the planned fiesta activities and frolic this coming August 10.

Capiz loses bid to host Palaro 2009

ROXAS CITY – Sports enthusiasts here are dismayed that Capiz province did not win in its bid to host the national Palarong Pambansa 2009.


Kabankalan launches 11th Charter Anniversary

The 11th Charter Anniversary of Kabankalan City opened on July 28 with Mildred L. Garay, CESO V, asst. regional director, DepED VI and Hector R. Villanueva, postmaster general as special guests and speakers.

Zamora wants judge to inhibit in F Channel issue

BACOLOD CITY -- City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora yesterday filed a motion for reconsideration with motion for voluntary inhibition after Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 53 Judge Pepito Gellada issued an order for the re-opening of F Channel 13.

NORFI to lead Reproductive Health Month celebration

BACOLOD CITY -- The Negros Occ. Rehabilitation Foundation Inc. (NORFI) will spearhead on Friday, August 1, a motorcade to mark the celebration of the Reproductive Health Month.


Res Gestae
Promises and statistics
@ 40
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
SooN a...
Cerebral Combustion
Raising the flag of hypocrisy
Pricking the conscience (1)
Bridging the gap
The system of writing of the early Bisayans


Bull's eye:
Credit grabber governor


Sheep intestines

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Of magnanimous angels and star-struck demons

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

An Open Letter


Rational Insanity:
The journal

/ By Bryan Mari Argos


Iloilo Quotarians Reach Out

Iloilo Quotarians Reach Out

Quota International of Iloilo under the leadership of 2008-2009 President Marjorie Locsin received donations from Sen. Mar Roxas (through Atty. Benjie Gengos), Judy Araneta Roxas, District 41 Quota International Clubs, family and relatives for families whose homes were ravaged by typhoon Frank.

Service Beyond Borders

Service Beyond Borders

The Rotary Club of Midtown Cubao of District 3780 donated money to the victims of the typhoon Frank that hit Panay Island. It was facilitated by PP Lion Flor(Baby) Certeza of Iloilo Emarald Lions Club,Inc.

Mama Violet

Starting your day with Mama Violet

Every seven to nine in the morning, a young lady with the gift of gab sits in with DJ Jingo Magic in a program called "Unang Sirit" over GMA Radio. She is no less than Mama Violet or rather, Irene Ortigas, who plays the hottest hits and answers "sirit" questions with Jingo Magic.

---------------------------------------- The fabulous Palomar sisters.

The fabulous Palomar sisters

The ever fabulous Palomar sisters of Tapaz, Capiz were in their best form in hosting recently when they gave a thanksgiving lunch at their family's ancestral estate to relatives and friends in appreciation for all the blessings and good fortune they have received.


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