August 5, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Hunt on for young wife's killers in brutal slay as househelp survives attack

A 34 year-old Ilongga businesswoman was brutally murdered inside her home in a plush subdivision in Oton, Iloilo.

Appeal out on civilian tipsters, immediate arrest of attackers

Two of the top officials of Iloilo's First District condemn "in the strongest possible terms" late Sunday evening's murder of a young businesswoman here.

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A family of six (including four children) rides a motorcycle
A. Chris Fernandez

A family of six (including four children) rides a motorcycle in downtown Iloilo City seemingly unmindful of their safety.

Electric-powered vehicles eyed in Boracay

BORACAY ISLAND, AKLAN—Smoke-belching and noisy tricycles and other motorized vehicles on this island-island resort will soon be a thing of the past as officials here plan to phase-in electric-powered vehicles next year.


Heads will roll at Janiuay municipal police station—IPPO chief

Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) Director Senior Superintendent Ricardo de la Paz assured that heads will roll at the Janiuay municipal police station following the looting that happened at the municipal hall and a nearby school last week.

Water supply in portions of city now safe for drinking

The water supplied by the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) in some portions of the city and nearby towns is now safe for drinking.

CHO notes increase in Dengue cases

The City Health Office (CHO) noted an increase in the Dengue fever cases last July. The recorded dengue cases reached to 13 or higher by four cases compared last month.

DOST's ASTHRDP offers MS and PhD Scholarships

In order to help improve the country's global competitiveness and to accelerate the production of high-level human resources needed for S&T activities, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) offers scholarships for Master's and Doctorate degrees in priority S&T areas.


Brgy. Pis-anan, Sibalom is best BDCC

The Brgy. Disaster Coordinating Council (BDCC) of Pis-anan, Sibalom, Antique was named as the best BDCC in the rural category of the 'Gawad Kalasag' award this year.

Roxas Comelec officer kicked out of office

ROXAS CITY – Atty. Genalin A. Jimenez, officer-in-charge (OIC) of Commission on Elections (Comelec) here, has been relieved from office. This was announced by Comelec Regional Director Dennis Ausan in an interview over local radio here.

Capiz Red Cross launches campaign to humanize war

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Red Cross will celebrate the International Humanitarian Law Month by conducting a media campaign on human rights issues.


Ex-city councilor scores costly purchase of dumpsite property

BACOLOD CITY – A former city councilor here has questioned the city government's purchase of a seven-hectare property in Brgy. Felisa worth P340 per square meter (sq.m.) to be used as a dumpsite.

Papal Nuncio ordains new Auxiliary Bishop of Jaro Archdiocese

BACOLOD CITY -- His Excellency Archbishop Eduard Joseph Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, officiated the Episcopal ordination of Most Reverend Gerardo A. Alminaza, D.D., as the Auxiliary Bishop of Jaro and Titular Bishop of Maximiana in Bycena.

Sayson strikes back at administration critics

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod City Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson deplored yesterday those responsible for the proliferation of black propaganda describing the present administration as tainted with so many alleged anomalies like the dumpsite scam, construction of new government center, flood problems and other issues which he believes are not beneficial to the Bacoleños.


Media challenge
Res Gestae
Police overtime pay is a global issue
Bridging the gap
The importance of local history in Philippine history
Pricking the conscience (2)
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
SooN a...
Cerebral Combustion
Raising the flag of hypocrisy


The early worm

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Anything under the Sun:
Angel M. Magahum Sr.

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Rational Insanity:
Crafty and classy

/ By Bryan Mari Argos

Ballroom Dancing: Is it good for everyone?

/ Philip S. Chua

Bull's eye:


Sex and the Church

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales


Fatima Tanpinco dela Rama

Planta Centro Hotel and Residences opens

The grand opening of PLANTA Centro Hotel and Residences was victorious for there were 1,500 guests from different sectors who attended. The management and staff did a splendid job of preparing for the grand event.

Flights of Fancy

Flights of Fancy

A few miles from the town of Oton is an open field of dirt strip where a lot of different planes take off and land anytime of the day. This is one aviation field where there is no arrival and departure stations, no baggage claims and no limo services.

UPV Centennial Exhibit

Nostalgia at the UPV Centennial Exhibit

The University of the Philippines held its centennial celebration recently and one of its events is the exhibit. The exhibit featured pictures of students since the 1940s until the present.



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.


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