August 7, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Barayuga ends stint as ICPO chief, Tobias assumes post

After more than two years of service as Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director, Senior Supt. Wesley Barayuga was relieved from his post effective yesterday. He is replaced by Senior Supt. Bartolome Tobias as acting city police director.

Court orders release of Muslim drug suspect as DOJ chief maintains, 'withdrawal of case all legal'

Free as a bird. Or so it would be for controversial drug suspect now a free man, Cairoden Abdullah following a recent release order by the Court.

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Iloilo River wharf
A. Chris Fernandez

No the above vessels were not involved in a sea mishap, they are just among the many others that are rotting at the Iloilo River wharf.

Slain bizwoman's helper to undergo lie detector test

The helper of slain businesswoman Claire Sta. Cruz-Nueros would be subjected into a lie detector test to check the veracity of the statements she issued before the police investigators over the death of her employer Sunday evening in the posh Savannah subdivision. Evidence gathered in the crime scene are already being processed by the Scene of the Crime Operations (SOCO).


Treñas welcomes congressional probe on flood control project

City Mayor Jerry Treñas welcomes the resolution filed by Representative Raul Gonzalez Jr. before the House of Representative calling for a congressional inquiry on the P8 billion Iloilo Flood Control Project (IFCP).

AFP, PNP mull training on crime prevention, fighting insurgency, disaster response

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) are planning to embark on province-wide training on bantay barangay and cooperative, following the success of the recent exercises held in Barangays Ulwangan in Leon and San Antonio in San Miguel, all in Iloilo.

91 PRO-6 cops qualify in PNP Lateral Entry Program

The oath taking of 91 police personnel who qualified the PNP Lateral Entry Program is set this month waiting the issuance of their Ombudsman clearances, which is expected to be completed in the next few days.

Tripartite board to discuss non-wage benefit for workers

The Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Board VI (RTWPB VI) will try to find more ways to help workers and their families cope with the continued increases of oil and other commodities through the provision of non-wage benefits.


DPWH: Construction of skywalks needs coordination with LGU

ROXAS CITY – Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) undersecretary Rafael C. Yabut directed the Capiz 1st Engineering District to coordinate with the city government of Roxas with regard to the proposed construction of three skywalks or overpass in the city's main thoroughfares.

City Council steps into 'Diwal' harvest row

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panglungsod will look into the conflict involving the harvesting of Diwal (angel wings) along the boundary of Punta Cogon, Roxas City and Brgy. Aghu, Panay, Capiz.

Ex-Capiz Board member denies owning unlicensed gun

ROXAS CITY – Former Capiz Board Member Cristopher Andaya vehemently denied owning unlicensed gun.


Corn production in Negros Occ. up by 33%

BACOLOD CITY -- Corn production for the second quarter in the province posted an increase of 33% compared to the harvest of the same quarter last year.

Provide needs of your kids, plan your family, says RH exec

BACOLOD CITY -- A Reproductive Health Executive (RH) here called on couples to plan their family so that they can provide their children with basic needs.

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.


The Trojan horse
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)



/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

No end in sight


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


Black Party at Flow

Black Party at Flow

Beauty sleep isn't an option for Iloilo City's social scene, especially if it's a glam slam non-stop party given by my favorite watering hole FLOW Resto Bar located at the posh playground, Smallville in Diversion Road.

Bluejay Coffee

Why students love Bluejay Coffee

The rain was quiet heavy as I tried to catch some students hanging out at Bluejay Coffee to get some insights on why they love to drink coffee; spend time, eat good food and enjoy the cozy ambiance of Iloilo’s best coffee shop.

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.


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