August 19, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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RDC backs Guimaras' exclusion from country's mining areas

The Regional Development Council (RDC) recently approved a resolution supporting the provincial government of Guimaras in its plea to exclude the island-province from the list of mining areas in the country.

Gen. Luna shooting result of legitimate buy-bust operation, says ICPO's intel chief

Chief Inspector Musa Amiyong, head of the Iloilo City Police Office's (ICPO) Intelligence Division, said the shooting incident involving him and two persons very early morning of Sunday was an offshoot of a legitimate buy-bust operation.

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One of the many beautiful sceneries found in the island province of Guimaras.

One of the many beautiful sceneries found in the island province of Guimaras.

SP 'Berdugo' probe continues today

The Committee on Public Order and Safety resumes today the second set of legislative investigation in aid of legislation at the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

With the SP session hall as venue, expected in today's probe is Chief Inspector Leroy Rapiz of the 608th Iloilo Provincial Mobile Group (IPMG).

Rapiz is to be the main character of the committee's investigation following last month's privilege speech of ex-officio Board Member Jeneda Salcedo.


Lightning kills teen biker as 12 yr-old pal remains critical

A 17 year-old biker was killed Saturday when struck by lightning in Balasan, Iloilo. His 12 year-old pal remains in critical condition.

Quality of drinking water in Guimaras monitored

GUIMARAS ISLAND—Health officials here are monitoring the quality of drinking water from wells and other sources after samplings showed above normal levels of lead in five villages on the island.

Political will needed for success of ICM projects

The success of the Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) does not rely only on the physical change in the community as well as the structural change which includes the residents and government leaders. Political will is also needed for the success of the program.

DENR to hold regional people's hour

In order to personally address issues raised by the public, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Jose L. Atienza, Jr., will hold the regional people's hour in region VI on August 22, 2008 at the Department of Education, Division of Iloilo City Social and Cultural Hall from 9-12 noon.


Capelco: Reconnection of power is for free

ROXAS CITY – The management of Capiz Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Capelco) strongly denied that they are collecting payments for the reconnection of clients whose power connection were destroyed by the recent typhoon.

City dads to start probe on financial aid, payroll padding scams today

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlungsod committee of the whole will start its investigation today on the alleged financial aid and payroll padding anomalies by inviting three department heads who approved the disbursement documents.


Residents, workers block closure of old slaughterhouse

BACOLOD CITY – Hundreds of residents of Barangay 35 including slaughterhouse workers prevented the closure of the old slaughterhouse last Saturday by setting up barricades at the building's entrance.

15,000 Negros farmers avail of PGMA's discount coupon for fertilizer

More than 15,000 rice farmers here availed of the fertilizer discount coupons after President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo ordered the Department of Agriculture to extend assistance to farmers affected by the sudden hike in the cost of fertilizers.

City officials face raps on dumpsite acquisition

BACOLOD CITY -- Two taxpayers formally filed a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas against Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson and 14 others for criminal and administrative cases or violation of R.A 3019, particularly but not limited to Section 3(e), otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act


What to do?
Res Gestae
YES Club: 'Soon to Open'
Bridging the gap
Some issues and concerns on Bisayan history
A birthday party like no other
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Sharpening of journalistic prowess
Cerebral Combustion
Chronicles of a jealous wife


Olympian Jackstone

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Siftings :
That "Mamma Mia"/ ABBA Feeling; A Film Review and The Iloilo Sarswela For All Seasons

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

The Twilight Zone: Part 2

/ Joanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Rational Insanity:

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Damaging to business


Education amidst poverty



Annie's dance

Annie's dance: Annie Divinagracia Sartorio talks about her passion for dancing, her school and family

Annie Divinagracia Sartorio is a famous personality in the field of dance. She is the directress of the Annie Divinagracia Sartorio School of Performing Arts, which teaches classical ballet. She is married to Joren Fuerte Sartorio.

Althea B. Gay

Althea Gay's debut

Althea B. Gay celebrated her debut in an extraordinary way. "I attended many debuts and I learned that most of them are the same; the typical girly stuff, with princesses or fairytales," she said.

Carmeli Varela

Gracious entertaining by: Carmeli Varela

Since she was young, Carmeli Teves Varela loved to cook. This is because she and her sister had been watching their mother create great food masterpieces in the kitchen. "I remembered clicking on the spatula all the time," she said.

WOFEX 2008

WOFEX 2008: The ultimate food show experience

The 8th International Exposition on Worldwide Food and Beverage, Technologies and Machineries, dubbed as Wofex 2008 (World Food Expo), was held at the World Trade Center, Manila last August 6 to 9, 2008.


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