August 22, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Gray areas in LTO's admin order contentious, says Pesina

Land Transportation Office (LTO) regional director Gerard Camiña said Administrative Order 2008-015 prescribing the rules and regulations for the use and operation of motorcycles on highways will be implemented.

Group formalizes opposition to redistricting of city

A group composed of representatives from various sectors have signed a manifesto expressing their strong opposition to the approval of House Bill 4256 or a bill reapportioning Iloilo City into two districts.

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Atty. Daniel Cartagena (center) reads the manifesto against House Bill 4256

Atty. Daniel Cartagena (center) reads the manifesto against House Bill 4256 or a bill reapportioning Iloilo City into two districts which they will be filing before the Senate committee on local government. With Cartagena in photo are former City Councilor Joshua Alim and Atty. Romeo Gerochi.

Slain officer conferred highest combat award

Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro on Wednesday conferred the highest combat award posthumously to slain Lt. Col. Angel Benitez.

Teodoro gave the Distinguish Conduct Star to Benitez's widow Maria Elena or "Cookie" in an unannounced visit to the wake of Benitez at the slain officer's residence in Barangay Tabuc Suba in Jaro District here.


Gonzalez Jr. favors military offensives vs MILF rogues

Iloilo City Representative Raul Gonzalez Jr. is in favor of an all out military offensive against the fighters of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao.

BFAR presents plan to rehabilitate fishing industry in W. Visayas

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) here has allotted a bigger portion of its proposed budget for the rehabilitation of the fishery sector in the region to the aquaculture industry.

City council okays conversion of 14 city streets to national roads

The City Council has approved the conversion of 14 city streets into national roads so that the maintenance and repair of these roads will be included in the budget of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) district engineering office.

Phil. Army needs male soldiers

The Philippine Army urgently needs male candidate soldiers. This is open to those who already passed the Philippine Army Aptitude Test Battery (PAATB).

PNRC to build 1,050 housing units for typhoon victims in Iloilo

The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) Iloilo Chapter will put up 1,050 housing units for victims of typhoon Frank in Iloilo.


Groundbreaking of two skywalk projects slated Aug. 26

ROXAS CITY – Despite strong opposition from City Mayor Vicente Bermejo, First District Representative Antonio Del Rosario is bent on pursuing his two skywalk projects in the city.

Capelco to award outstanding BAPAs

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Electric Cooperative (Capelco) will award the outstanding Barangay Power Associations (Bapa) for 2007 in the upcoming 33rd annual general membership assembly on August 23 at the Capiz Gym here.


Livelihood committee formed to help displaced abattoir workers

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod City Cooperative Head Brenda Budeos confirmed yesterday that Mayor Evelio Leonardia created a livelihood committee to sustain the need of affected abattoir workers by giving them food and livelihood assistance.

City Hall to re-bid P50M fixtures for NGC

BACOLOD CITY -- The city government will conduct a re-bidding of the P50 million worth of furniture and fixtures for the New Government Center after the bidding conducted last Wednesday failed.

City council eyes amendment to 'obsolete' Revenue Code

BACOLOD CITY – The Sangguniang Panglungsod of Bacolod City passed on first reading a proposed amendment to the existing Revenue Code which was adopted more than ten years ago.


NUPL-Iloilo: lawyers for the people
Bridging the gap
The Filipino language as spirit of national identity
Contraceptive mentality
Cerebral Combustion
Desperate housewives make the country billions richer
Res Gestae
Undying passion
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Remembering Ninoy


Health @ Heart:
Implants and suicide link

/ Philip S. Chua

Eye Opener:
Clues to eulogers, preachers and speakers

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

The MoA, the Cha Cha, and the U.S. Ambassador

/ Benjie Oliveros

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


Making a mark in Antique

Making a mark in Antique: Leah Marie Ysunza Sausa

Leah Marie Ysunza Sausa has long since known the ins and outs of the media industry, having worked first in radio when she was in high school. Following her passion, she took up BS in Mass Communications at the West Visayas State University.

Father and son

Father and son celebrations

Roxas City Councilor Ramon "Monchit" Albar and only child Joshua Lance Martin or "Josh" both celebrated their birthdays this month of August.

Centennial Hotel

Centennial Hotel Revisited

My dinner was exceptionally delightful at the Asyana Restaurant, especially that the dinner invite came from the charming Edmund Valencia, general manager of the Centennial Resort Hotel and Convention Center.

Antoinette Lacson

Antoinette Lacson: Crazy about Havaianas and more

Everybody is crazy about Havaianas! Thanks to Antoinette Lacson, a Manileña and resident of Bacolod City, this world-famous brand is being marketed quite efficiently in Western Visayas.


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