September 4, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas orders checking of lights in barangays to deter crimes

As part of the city's crime prevention program, City Mayor Jerry Treñas issued a memorandum order to the city's 180 barangay captains to check on the status of High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lights in their areas.

Iloilo gov't employees stage protest vs GSIS irregularities

Government employees in Iloilo yesterday joined a protest rally over alleged irregularities in the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

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Schoolchildren at A. Mabini Elementary School.
a. chris fernandez

Never Too Late. Schoolchildren at A. Mabini Elementary School show off their new bags given by the city government.

City distributes schoolbags to elementary pupils

The city government yesterday distributed 402 schoolbags to pupils of of A. Mabini Elementary School. The 402 schoolbags is part of the 42,000 schoolbags intended for the city's public elementary schools. The free schoolbags program of the city government and City Schools Division is funded under the Special Education Fund (SEF).


Arming CVOs not that easy—Treñas

Arming the barangay tanod or Civilian Volunteer Organization (CVO) is not easy.This is the reaction of City Mayor Jerry Treñas to the proposal of Councilor ex-officio Irene Ong to allow the barangay tanod to carry firearms so they could help in crime prevention.

Region welcomes 79 new 'Inspector' cops

The police force of Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 here in Western Visayas welcomed into its fold newly-promoted members.

Iloilo gets flood monitoring device from S.Korea

The Iloilo provincial government received more than P10 million worth of early warning system and monitoring device for flood mitigation project from the South Korea government, through the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

Raid nets 5 sex workers

No govt permit, no sex trade
Five women believed to be commercial sex workers were temporarily detained at the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO).

Treñas renews call for clean-up of barangays

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has renewed the call for a massive clean-up in barangays following the report of the City Health Office (CHO) that 16 Dengue cases were recently recorded in Barangay Don Esteban, Lapuz, La Paz district. Fortunately, no death was reported.

Youth leaders should lead advocacy on crime prevention

Youth leaders should be actively involved in spearheading the conduct of forums with their sector on topics that would greatly help prevent crime.


Capiz top cop seeks community help in drive vs criminalities

ROXAS CITY – Senior Supt. Josephus Angan, newly installed director of the Capiz Provincial Police Office (CPPO), appealed to the community to help in the campaign against criminalities by being vigilant.

Liga special election in Panitan still hangs

ROXAS CITY – The Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) national has already given a go signal for the holding of the special election in Panitan town yet for some reason no election has been held.

CAPELCO lowers systems loss in 2007

ROXAS CITY – A total of 14,383 units of residential and commercial kilowatt meters have been strategically clustered by the Capiz Electric Cooperative (CAPELCO) in 2007 as part of its efforts to reduce systems loss.


City officials face another graft raps over dumpsite acquisition

BACOLOD CITY – Another graft case has been lodged against city government officials relative to the acquisition of a 7-hectare property in Brgy. Felisa for a new dumpsite.

Bacolod City asks DENR assistance to open a sanitary landfill

BACOLOD CITY -- True to its stand on complying with environmental laws, the Bacolod City government has requested technical assistance from the DENR here on the procedures the city should go through to create a sanitary landfill.

Silay City celebrates Tourism Month

Silay City's opening salvo for tourism month celebration, this September is the forging of a sister-city relationship and twinning program with Makati City at Balay Negrense Museum.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Rebirth of a dormant war
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


'A Very Special Love' & 'For the First Time': Two Reviews

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Eye Opener:
The turbulent month of August

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Anything Under the Sun:
Scientists of West Visayas (2)

/ Atty. Rex S. Salvilla


/ Raleigh B. Rombines

What's your name?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Gaano ba kalaki?

/ Mario D. Balandra

The depth of corruption at the Appeals Court

/ Benjie Oliveros


Barrio Fiesta

A Barrio Fiesta Like No Other

No stone was left unturned when top stylist Boni Gaverza transformed the ballroom of the Centennial Resort Hotel and Convention Center into a beautiful barrio fiesta scene for the 100th birthday of Lola Consuelo Tambanillo Siaton.

Hope to the Ilonggo Youth

Hope to the Ilonggo Youth: Gokongwei China scholars bring 'Hope Warrior'

The Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF) China Scholars invaded Iloilo City for the sixth stop of the Project Hope Warrior (PHW) Caravan.

La Dulce Vita at The Promenade

La Dulce Vita at The Promenade

It's Grandparents' Day on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008. And, as we Ilonggos are always crazy about food and always linking that to special occasions, this is another opportunity to gather the family, eat and be merry as we pay tribute to our grandparents.


'Tsinelas' concert for a cause

Imagine what a simple thing like a pair of tsinelas can do to make a child feel better. The children of Linantuyan Elementary School in Guijolngan, Negros Oriental walk four to five kilometers from their upland home to the said school everyday ... in barefoot.


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