August 6, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo City solon pushes probe on P8B flood control project

Iloilo City Representative Raul Gonzalez Jr. sponsored a resolution before the House of Representatives calling for an inquiry into the more than P8 billion Iloilo Flood Control Project (IFCP).

4 Iloilo towns seek fare hike for tricycles

Taxi units were granted by government a "plus P10" as added fare. Passenger jeepneys allowed to charge a minimum fare of P8 from previous weeks' P7.50.

Now came the turn of transport groups plying tricycles with four Iloilo towns now seeking new fare rates as well.

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Vast tracts of land like the above area in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro
A. Chris Fernandez

Vast tracts of land like the above area in Brgy. Tacas, Jaro are being dredged for the Iloilo Flood Control Project.

City police to intensify anti-robbery drive

To avert the occurrence of robbery and hold up incidents in the city, police chiefs in every district are directed to implement vagrancy ordinance and at the same time intensify intelligence gathering. The campaign is in anticipation of the lean months where crime against property is expected to rise.


NFA to request water sampling analysis on drainage canals

The National Food Authority (NFA) will request for water sampling and analysis on drainage canals in areas utilized as dumping site for the thousands of imported rice stocks damaged by Typhoon Frank.

City working for release of P8M electrification fund

The city government is closely coordinating with the Department of Energy (DoE) for the release of P8 million electrification fund. The electrification fund is intended for the electrification of San Isidro, Jaro relocation site.

DFA Regional Office receives 300-400 passport applications per day

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Regional Office 6 is able to receive an average of 300-400 passport applications per day.


ERDT Consortium & DOST offers Grad Scholarships in Engineering

The Engineering Research and Development for Technology (ERDT) Consortium Universities in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) offers graduate scholarship program for priority engineering courses and related fields.

NCIP gets computer unit from WV cops

A group of police officers of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) banded for a different cause and made possible the donation of one unit of desktop computer. Beneficiary is the National Commission on Indigenous People (NCIP), the government's arm tasked to promote and protect the rights of "Indigenous People Cultural Communities (IPCC)."

Pantawid kuryente availed by Capiceños this month

ROXAS CITY – Capiceño beneficiaries of the Pantawid Kuryente: Katas ng VAT of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will already enjoy the subsidy program this month.


BID lifts blacklist order vs. Sunshine cable TV host

BACOLOD CITY -- "I am again a Filipino citizen. My blood is still a Filipino. Bacolod is my place," said broadcaster Romy Niere, anchor of the program Options being aired over Sunshine Channel 14 in Bacolod City, after his name was included in the blacklist of the Bureau of Immigration and Deportation (BID) upon the request of fellow broadcaster Franklin Villanueva formerly of F Channel 13.

Population group, solemnizing ministers pushing for RH Bill passage

BACOLOD CITY -- A group of local ministers officiating marriage here joins the League of Population Officers and Workers in the Philippines (LEPOWPHIL) in pushing for the passage of the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill.

Mayor wants consolidation of city properties in Reclamation Area

BACOLOD CITY -- City Administrator Dr. Roger Balo said yesterday that Mayor Evelio Leonardia is still awaiting the consolidated report from the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) as to the lots owned by the city government at the Reclamation Area.


The subliminal message
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Life goes on...
Cerebral Combustion
Digging a hole for my demised television ambition
Res Gestae
Police overtime pay is a global issue
Bridging the gap
The importance of local history in Philippine history
Pricking the conscience (2)


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


Rotary induction

A Rotary induction and turnover in one

It was a special night for Rotarians last June 13, 2008 because there were two reasons to celebrate. First, it was the induction of the governor of Rotary International District 3850, Emma Nava and the induction of the new president of the Rotary Club of Central Iloilo City,

Love for Mother Natures

Love for Mother Natures: Students from Bacolod plant mangroves to save the environment

Students from Riverside College and Colegio de San Agustin showed their love for Mother Nature through a mangrove planting in Pta. Taytay, Bacolod City. They were joined by the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Youth Association (PRRYA), Negros Youth for Environment (NYE) and Climb-up Outdoor Shop.


The steaks of Emilion

Emilion Specialty Restaurant at the Gen. Luna Street has launched its good quality, good tasting and affordable steaks for meat lovers out there.

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.


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