July 31, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Gov's aide laughs off, belittles SC ruling

Much ado about nothing. In fact, so what if as Provincial Administrator he has been declared not a resident of Iloilo province. He can always buy a house or rent a hut to remedy the situation.

Hero's welcome for boy who saved family in Antique

Thirteen-year-old Rodney Berdin returned to a hero's welcome in his hometown in Belison, Antique on Tuesday after he was lauded by President Macapagal-Arroyo during her State of the Nation Address for saving his family at the height of typhoon "Frank" last month.

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The city government has installed railings in some portions of Benigno Aquino Avenue

The city government has installed railings in some portions of Benigno Aquino Avenue, commonly called Diversion Road, to serve as guide to motorists especially those making turns, but it seems the move is unwelcome as many motorists feel that the railings would only cause accidents in the area.

Capitol heads full force in Defensor Jr.'s revenue code hearing

For the first time in a long time, in the halls of the Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) at least, invited Capitol chiefs came in full force and honored the invitation sent for a committee hearing.


PAGASA outlines recommendations to address flooding problem in Iloilo City

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) has outlined several recommendations to address flooding problem based on the result of a 'Flood Hazard and Vulnerability Mapping Project for Iloilo City' which was conducted in 2007.

ATOP prexy dismayed over delay of P10 add-on fare for taxi cabs

Taxi operators here in Panay island expressed dismay over the failed implementation of the P10-peso add-on rate in taxi fares which is supposed to take effect Friday last week.

DAR elated by PGMA's pronouncement over CARP extension

The provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) based in this city expressed elation over the pronouncement of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in her recent State of the Nation Address(SONA) that the extension of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) with reforms is a top priority national agenda.


DOH to verify Antique town food poisoning

The Department of Health-Center for Health Development (DOH-CHD) 6 is verifying the reported food poisoning of high school students in San Remigio, Antique.

PSMBFI releases additional financial aid to PNP

The Public Safety Mutual Benefit Fund, Inc. (PSMBFI) released Monday additional financial assistance to police personnel affected by typhoon Frank.

DepEd Antique grants educ'l vouchers to more than 2,000 high school students

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Department of Education Division of Antique reported that more than 2,000 students in private high schools have availed of education assistance in the form of vouchers in the amount of P4,000 per student.

Aklan Gov pledges P1M to DOLE's Employment Program

Aklan Governor Carlito Marquez pledged P1-million as his province's counterpart to the livelihood restoration program, the 2nd phase of Department of Labor and Employment's (DOLE).


NFA allocates 1,500 sacks of rice for 10 Bacolod barangays

BACOLOD CITY -- Executive Assistant Butch Soliguen of the City Mayor's Office announced yesterday that the National Food Authority (NFA) has granted their request for additional rice allocation to ten more barangays.

District hospital opens in Escalante City

BACOLOD CITY -- The 96 million Don Vicente Gustilo District Hospital in Escalante City, Negros Occidental was opened, recently, after all equipment and services were transferred from the old hospital building.

Bacolod CHO: Dengue cases down by 74%

BACOLOD CITY -- City Health Officer Dra. Salome Biñas yesterday informed the media that dengue cases in Bacolod City reduced by 74 percent compared to last year's data of the same period that they gathered from various barangays.

Bacolod barangays celebrate Buntis Day

BACOLOD CITY -- Different barangays in this city celebrated recently the Buntis Day, dedicated for pregnant women as part of the Nutrition Month celebration.

First Baboy-baboy Festival held in Himamaylan City

BACOLOD CITY -- The Kasamahan ng Magbababoy sa Himamaylan and the Paravets and Hog Raiging Association recently launched the First Baboy-baboy Festival at the Gov. Agustin Gatuslao Memorial Gym, in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental.


Res Gestae
Overtime pay, undermined (?)
@ 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:


Sex and the Church

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

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


A Father's Birthday

A Father's Birthday

"All I desire is a healthy and fruitful life for my family," retired police chief Heliodoro Buaron of Estancia, Iloilo whispered to the writer when asked of his wish when he celebrated his 80th birthday with a dinner party sometime ago.

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.


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