September 2, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Owner of sunken vessel to stop searching toxic cargo

The owner of the sunken cargo vessel in Culasi town in Antique plans to call off the search for the vessel's toxic cargo that remain missing despite weeks of search operations.

1 Ilonggo soldier dead, another wounded in Sulu ambush

One Ilonggo soldier is confirmed dead while another is wounded in latest skirmishes between government forces and Muslim rebels in Mindanao.

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The ill-fated MV Ocean Papa

The ill-fated MV Ocean Papa, with its bow visible, in the waters near Mararison Island in Culasi, Antique.

Napocor finalizes purchase of 14 gensets for Iloilo City

The National Power Corporation (Napocor) is finalizing the purchase agreement with the winning bidder for the 15 units of modular generator sets to augment the power needs of Iloilo City.


Miriam wants NBI to initiate probe on aunt's murder

Ilongga Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago wants the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to take charge the conduct of an investigation on the death of her aunt Adelina Palma-Bermejo Thursday last week.

San Joaquin coco trees 'off limits'

No government-prescribed "Permit to Cut" shall be granted on any individual or entity out to cut coconut trees in the Municipality of San Joaquin, Iloilo . As such, all coconut trees here are "off-limits" as allowed by the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).

Tourism confab slated here October

The city will be hosting more than 500 tourism officers coming from all over the country for the 9thNational Convention of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) this October 2 to 5.

NFA men seize sacks of mixed rice

Some 100 sacks of rice estimated to value at P100,000 was recently confiscated in a warehouse in the northern part of Iloilo. It was learned that the regular milled rice was mixed with National Food Authority (NFA) rice.

City gov't supportive of ICPO, says Treñas

Despite the series of killings and grenade throwing incidents here, mayor Jerry Treñas is still very supportive to the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO). The city government is planning to buy additional police vehicles to improve their mobility.


Arraignment of suspects in broadcaster's killing today

ROXAS CITY – The two suspects in the killing of radio broadcaster Martin Roxas of Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) – dyVR will be arraigned today at the sala of Judge Edwin Contreras presiding judge of Regional Trial Court Branch 17 here.

Hoax text message rattles Capiz media

ROXAS CITY – The media community here panicked Sunday evening after a text message circulated that four mediamen were involved in a vehicular accident. Fortunately, it turned out that the text message was a hoax.


Mayor extends old slaughterhouse operation for 3 months

BACOLOD CITY – City Councilor Alex Paglumutan, chairman of the committee on market and slaughterhouse, confirmed yesterday that Mayor Evelio Leonardia granted the request of abbatoir workers to extend for another three months the operation of the old slaughterhouse in Brgy. 35.

All systems go at buffer zone as EDC implements environmental plan

BACOLOD CITY -- More than a month into its steam augmentation program in the Mount Kanlaon Natural Park (MKNP) buffer zone, geothermal leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC), formerly PNOC-EDC, is pleased to report that it is right on track with its work program.


Hope in S O S
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?


What's your name?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Gaano ba kalaki?

/ Mario D. Balandra

The depth of corruption at the Appeals Court

/ Benjie Oliveros

Rational Insanity:
A bunch of hurrahs

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Grapefruit and Pills

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,

Pleasure comforts the soul

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales


CAPTESA Day and TVET week

CAPTESA Day and TVET week

Roxas City – A yearly one-day celebration of Capiz TESDA Schools Association (CAPTESA) member-schools this city and province of Capiz was celebrated and coincided with the week-long celebration of Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) of TESDA.

Earth, Wind and Fire

Earth, Wind and Fire

The people of Bacolod jammed with the Earth Wind and Fire band featuring Alma Cane All Star at the University of St .La Salle.

Patadyong Power for Parcon

Patadyong Power for Parcon

The good thing about fashion now using our local hand-loomed fabrics is that it is so broad and inclusive of self-expression. Our patadyong, colorful and playful, were brought to life by Bo Parcon, one of Iloilo's talented and award-winning designers.

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.


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