August 1, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Boracay residents, resort owners to stage rally vs. HB 1109

More than a thousand residents and resort owners on Boracay Island are expected to join a protest rally on the island today to protest a bill categorizing areas on the island as public domain and open for disposition.

COA demands over P450T payment from ex-mayor

A total of P459,393.55 in unliquidated cash advances is now awaiting settlement and payment from a former Iloilo mayor.

With a demand already made by the Commission on Audit (COA), subject of the Commission's demand letter is former Dumangas Mayor Rolly Distura.

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An ice cream vendor posting outside an elementary school in M.H. Del Pilar, Molo

An ice cream vendor posting outside an elementary school in M.H. Del Pilar, Molo awaits the dismissal of the children, some of them could be his customers.

PRO 6 anti-illegal drug ops net 197 suspects

The Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 reported 197 arrested persons and filed 141 cases as results of its anti-illegal drug operations from January to June 2008 compared to149 arrested persons and 103 filed cases of the same period last year.

Of the total of 197 arrested persons, 113 of whom were netted in buy bust operations and others were through the implementation of search warrants.


SP probe set on 'Berdugo' speech of Salcedo

Members of the Committee on Public Order and Safety met yesterday to firm up the process of investigation set to be conducted on the "Berdugo" speech of Board Member Jeneda Salcedo.

Iloilo City gov't acts to reduce power consumption

The city government is now working out plans on how to reduce its power consumption after the Panay Electric Company (Peco) recently announced a P1.0591 per kilowatt hour (kWh) hike in generation cost.

Rotary President's Valedictory Message: 'To lead our lives as example'

The Rotary Club of Dumangas, adjudged for the first time in its 12-year history as one of the multi-awarded clubs during the Rotary district conference early this year, held its turning-over ceremonies Saturday, July 26, 2008 at the Social Hall of PD Monfort College in Dumangas, Iloilo.


2 rebels killed, 1 wounded in Tapaz encounter

Two New People's Army (NPA) rebels were reportedly killed while one was injured in an encounter with government forces last Wednesday at Sitio Caratagan, Katipunan, Tapaz, Capiz.

Cuartero village chief asked to resign for immorality

CUARTERO, Capiz – Some 128 residents of Poblacion Ilawod this town have signed a petition letter imploring the resignation of their barangay captain and bookkeeper for immorality and abuse of authority.

Tanco is UP presidential centennial awardee

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr., was conferred as one of the presidential centennial awardees of the University of the Philippines during the Alumni and Faculty Homecoming held at Iloilo Grand Hotel last July 26.


Papal Nuncio to arrive in Bacolod this Sunday

BACOLOD CITY -- Thousands of parishioners and Catholic believers here in Negros Occidental as well as in Bacolod City are awaiting the arrival of the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Edward Joseph Adams this coming Sunday.

Meat vendors call for fixed rate in new abattoir

BACOLOD CITY – Meat and lechon (roasted pig) vendors have urged AVM Bernardo Engineering Services, operator of the new slaughterhouse in Brgy. Handumanan, to fix the rate they are charging their clients to avoid confusion.

Vetsin mixed in rice downs 3-year old boy

BACOLOD CITY – A 3-year-old boy was confined at a hospital here and is in critical condition after he and his sister had used monosodium glutamate (MSG) or "vetsin" as viand for their lunch in Sagay City, Negros Occidental Monday.


Pricking the conscience (2)
Bridging the gap
The importance of local history in Philippine history
Res Gestae
Overtime pay, undermined (?)
@ 40
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
SooN a...
Cerebral Combustion
Raising the flag of hypocrisy


Ballroom Dancing: Is it good for everyone?

/ Philip S. Chua

Anything under the Sun:
Pro-choice is not pro-choice (1)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

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




To promote the indigenous materials that were woven by some local micro entrepreneurs. To promote small businesses so that they, too, can become part of the mainstream. These are some of the many reasons for the fashion show called "Pasundayag.

Hot Off the Grill

Hot Off the Grill: A feast of grilled specialties at Emilion

The smoldering coals add to the flavor of food. When grilled properly, the meat becomes juicier. This is perhaps one of the reasons why grilled food is a favorite among many diners.

The launching of K Products

The launching of K Products

"If the country has to become stronger, small businesses should be helped," so said Demy Sonza, chairman of Taytay sang Kauswagan, Inc. (TSKI). He said this during the launching of K Products (food and crafts), a brand name for several products of micro enterprises that the organization is helping.

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.


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