August 29, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Miriam's 73-year old aunt stabbed dead

An unidentified suspect yesterday stabbed the 73-year old aunt of Ilongga Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago in her residence at Kahirup Village, Brgy. Cubay Jaro. The victim died at the Western Visayas Medical Center (WVMC) minutes after she was brought for medical treatment.

SP junks proposal for public city college

The hope for a public city college eventually turned into illusion after the Sangguniang Panlungsod dismissed the proposal for lack of funds.

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Fishpens continue to exist in the middle of Iloilo River.

Fishpens continue to exist in the middle of Iloilo River despite several pronouncements from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to get rid of those obstructions.

Treñas: Vigilante group may escalate war in Mindanao

City Mayor Jerry Treñas believes the plan of the Ilaga, a group of Ilonggos in Mindanao who fought the Muslim rebels in the '70s, to fight against the atrocities of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels will only escalate the agitation of what is currently happening in Mindanao.


Iloilo City receives computer donations

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas signed Thursday three sets of deed of donations with three companies for 60 slightly used computers to help fill up and replace the 175 computer units destroyed by flood spawned by Typhoon Frank last June 21-22 in public elementary and high schools here.

Capitol dads give nod on Batad public market expropriation proceedings

Batad Mayor Elvira Alarcon and town officials here are now backed by the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) on planned expropriation proceedings here.

LGUs have until December to convert open dumpsite into sanitary landfill

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Jose Lito Atienza Jr. said local government units (LGUs) have until end of this year to comply with the provisions of the Republic Act 9003 or the Solid Waste Management Act especially on the conversion of open dumpsites into sanitary landfills.

CBCP issues prayer letter for peace to reign in Mindanao

The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) issued a letter asking to pray for peace to reign in Mindanao.

Iloilo OTOP Fair 2008 opens at Robinsons Place Iloilo

As a continuing effort to promote and develop the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the province, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in cooperation with the Small and Medium Enterprises Development (SMED) Foundation, Inc.


Capiz vice gov justifies absences from SP sessions

ROXAS CITY—Finally, Vice Governor Felipe B. Barredo broke his silence over the issue that he is absent most of the time during the Sangguniang Panlalawigan sessions.

Capiz dads mourn village chief's death

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan during its regular session yesterday passed a resolution extending profound sympathy to the bereaved family and constituents of Brgy. Captain Alfredo Bajada Mendez of Sto. Angel, Dumalag, Capiz.

10 recipients get wheelchairs from Rotary Club of Metro Roxas-Central

ROXAS CITY – Ten disabled persons acquired wheelchairs from Rotary Club of Metro Roxas-Central on Tuesday at MVW Restaurant here.


Nothing to fear about geothermal power plant, says Ormoc Mayor

Ormoc City Mayor Eric Codilla yesterday defended the plan to put up a geothermal power plant in Negros Occidental even as he vouched for the time-tested environmental consciousness of the Energy Development Corporation (EDC) on the project.

LCP condemns senseless acts of rogue MILF members

The League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) strongly condemned the senseless acts committed by rogue elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mindanao and they expressed full support to military operations being conducted by the government against the Muslim rebels.

Ex-GSO head files writ of execution for his restoration

BACOLOD CITY -- Former General Services Officer (GSO) Jerome Solinap confirmed yesterday that he filed a petition for the issuance of the writ of execution after the Court of Appeals Special Twentieth Division rendered a ruling last July 28, 2008.


The young once
Bridging the gap
Prominent Ilonggo migrants in Negros, 19th c.
Res Gestae
Ready or not?
Cerebral Combustion
Feel young, stay young
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Why not Cha-cha?
Meant to serve


Grapefruit and Pills

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,

Pleasure comforts the soul

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

Teaching kids to be pro-poor

/ William B. Ongsitco

Bien Lumbera and his crusade for 'Wikang Filipino'

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Bull's Eye :
San Isidro housing project

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Confessions of a red ballpen

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Cleopatra's Barge

Cleopatra's Barge first

The sizzling Cleopatra's Barge of Amigo Terrace Hotel feted recently their valued clients and guests on their first anniversary with a celebration worthy of a Queen's banquet.

Lufthansa Technik Phils' everlasting gift

Lufthansa Technik Phils' everlasting gift

The Agojo Elementary School in Panay, Capiz was the lucky recipient of a new school building with three classrooms donated by Lufthansa Technik Philippines.

Vista Alegre

Vista Alegre: Pilot Barangay of Anti-BAHA Alliance SWM education drive

Vista Alegre is the pilot barangay chosen by the Bacolod Anti-BAHA Alliance for its Solid Waste Management education drive.

Tinagong Dagat

Cleaning up Tinagong Dagat

A wise passage goes this way, "We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it for our children." Same passage also goes, "The earth is a loan to us from God, and we are here as leaseholders with huge responsibilities."


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