September 1, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Smallville establishment owners hurt by 'drug haven' tag

Establishment owners at Smallville complex in Mandurriao district finally broke their silence on the issue that illegal drugs circulate in the area which is considered as the city's most popular night spot.

Kin of 2 missing activists still hoping they're alive

Families of two missing Iloilo activists have renewed their appeal for the release of their loves who were abducted more than a year ago.

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Activists and families of missing activists in Iloilo.

Activists and families of missing activists in Iloilo hold a rally on Saturday to call for the release of all abducted activists.

Car of city's intel chief bombed

Iloilo City 'under siege'?
Villagers in Barangay Salvacion Molo, Iloilo City awakened to a car bombing yesterday morning.


Best burial for fallen officer

As promised by his wife, he was given the best burial.
Amid a shower of confetti, full military honors and a rousing tribute, Lt. Col. Angel Benitez, was laid to rest at high noon yesterday as his fellow soldiers vowed to pursue his fight.

City moves to address series of killings

Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered an increased police visibility and intensified intelligence gathering in the wake of successive killings in the city.

Iloilo cops off to secure detained suspect in vice mayor's killing

A team of operatives from the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) are off to Butuan City for an official mission.

Ilonggos in Texas ready relief, open homes for Pinoy-evacuees in New Orleans, Louisiana

Ilonggos based in Houston, Texas, USA worked over the weekend to gather forces and put together emergency assistance for Filipino-evacuees from New Orleans and Louisiana.

Erap extends help to family of slain officer

Former president Joseph Estrada on Friday handed out cash and scholarship assistance to the family of slain Lt. Col. Angel Benitez, just four days after President Macapagal Arroyo gave the same assistance.


Reds bomb Globe cell site in Jamindan

ROXAS CITY – Around ten armed men believed to be members of the Communist Party of Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) bombed the cell site of Globe Telecom last Friday night in Sto. Rosario, some seven kilometers from Jamindan town poblacion.

Ivisan to have simple fiesta celebration

IVISAN, Capiz – Mayor Felipe Neri Yap of this town said the celebration of their forthcoming fiesta from September 1- 10 would be simple because of the damage that the town has incurred due to typhoon "Frank" recently.

Aklan's PDCC cited most outstanding in Western Visayas

KALIBO, AKLAN -- Aklan's Provincial Disaster Coordinating Council (PDCC) was acknowledged as the most outstanding in Western Visayas.


Solon launches school-based environmental awareness campaign

BACOLOD CITY – Fifth District Representative Ignacio T. Arroyo, chairman of the House Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, made rounds in public schools in La Castellana recently to encourage the youth to do their share in the protection and preservation of the environment.

Iggy distributes checks to 456 scholars in Binalbagan

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental 5thDistrict Rep. Ignacio T. Arroyo led the distribution of checks to 456 of his scholars in Binalbagan, Friday.

'We will survive the test of times'

BACOLOD CITY -- The Northern Negros Planters Association (NNPAI) marked its 40 years of existence and commits to survive the changes and new challenges of the sugar industry.


Snake in the grass
Res Gestae
Tainting the Court of Appeals
The young once
Bridging the gap
Prominent Ilonggo migrants in Negros, 19th c.
Cerebral Combustion
Feel young, stay young
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Why not Cha-cha?


Rational Insanity:
A bunch of hurrahs

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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


Dominador 'Jun' Villaluna Jr

Dominador 'Jun' Villaluna Jr.: The antique blade collector

With his amazement and fascination in martial arts movies during his younger years, he was able to accumulate numerous varieties of ancient swords and weapons, which were accustomed in the early 17th century.

Mary Kay's

Mary Kay's new business center opens

Mary Kay's Women of Blessing Unit celebrated the opening of its new business center with office dedication ceremony officiated by Pastor Edwin Arana of Christ Centered Fellowship, joined by close friends, colleagues and family recently.


Steak Break: @ Amigo Hotel's Islands Restaurant

Take a break, have that steak break at Amigo Hotel's Island Restaurant. This nook in the heart of the city, which is known for its superb food, is having a Steak Break promotion, featuring three meat lovers' delights – Fillet Mignon Steak, Cinnamon Brewed Steak and Tangy Herbed Steak.

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.


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