September 10, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DENR finally grants ECC to coal-fired power plant project in city

The Department of Environment Natural Resources (DENR) has granted an environmental certificate of compliance (ECC) to a controversial coal-fired power plant project at the heart of Iloilo City being opposed by church and environmental groups.

Granting of ECC to coal power plant gets mixed reactions

As expected, the granting of an environmental certificate of compliance (ECC) to a coal plant project drew mixed reactions from supporters and opponents of the project.

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Provincial Capitol employees trooped to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall
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Provincial Capitol employees trooped to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan session hall yesterday to lobby for the approval of the budget for their salary increase.

SP gives nod to Capitol workers' wage hike as 2 board members object, 1 abstains

Over P37.9 million in appropriation was approved yesterday by majority of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP).

The amount is set for the much-awaited ten percent salary increase to over 2,000 workers of the Iloilo Provincial Government.The said compensation adjustment was based on Executive Order No. 719 of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.


Iloilo has bright future in IT industry

Iloilo has a bright future in the information technology (IT) industry with the entry of several call center companies here.

Guimaras LGU to launch coastal rehabilitation program

The municipality of San Lorenzo in Guimaras is now set to launch its coastal rehabilitation project that will cover the town's six barangays on Friday.

Right project for San Joaquin, wrong 'governor' to ask for help

Return to sender.
From the usual action of "Noted" that the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) would take on communications coming from a top Capitol aide, "Return to sender" was added yesterday.

ICPO forms specialized team vs organized crime groups

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) will create a specialized team to take care of organized crime groups such as the gun-for-hire operating in the city. The presence of gun-for-hire groups created a stir in the city's peace and order recently.


Court junks TRO vs poultry farm closure

ROXAS CITY – Regional Trial Court (RTC) Presiding Judge Ignacio Alajar denied the petition for temporary restraining order (TRO) filed by Ex-Mayor Rodel Obordo against Sapian Mayor Arturo Orosco, Sr., Ph.D. relative to the closure of Obordo's poultry farm in Brgy. Maninang, Sapian.

ASU reviews extension and community services program

The Aklan State University - Extension and Community Services (ASU-ECS) Unit conducted its In-House Review on September 3-5, 2008 at ASU, Banga, Aklan.

3 jailbreakers back in jail

ROXAS CITY – Three fugitives who bolted from the lock-up cell of Roxas City PNP around 2:10 a.m. last Monday are now back in jail.


BCPO to get new headquarters worth P12.5M

BACOLOD CITY – The city government will help put up a new headquarters for the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) worth P12.5 million.

'Organikong Pagsasaka' for food sufficiency

The Department of Agriculture's "Organikong Pagsasaka" program takes the lead in intensifying promotion for use of organic fertilizers and non-chemical dependent technologies in farming.


Providence and us
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Let's take a stand
Res Gestae
Kapit bisig kabataan laban sa kriminalidad
Bridging the gap
Chinese influences in the sugar industry of 19th century WV
Love & Kisses after Frank
Cerebral Combustion
Feel young, stay young


Anything Under the Sun:
Scientists of West Visayas (3)

/ Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Rubber Bands

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Killing Time in a Crowded Park

/ PJoanne Marie Combong-Pijuan

Bariatric surgery

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,

AFP's heroic role on containing unrest in Mindanao

/ Raphael Locario

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

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Eye Opener:
The turbulent month of August

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong


Erwin Sustento

Erwin Sustento: An outstanding teacher in Filipino

Prof. Erwin Sustento brings pride to Ilonggos by being the recipient of the 2008 Gawad Balagtas Para sa Pinakamahusay na Guro sa Kolehiyo.

Recent Works at Gallery Orange

Recent Works at Gallery Orange

Seven renowned Iloilo-based contemporary artists showcased their one-of-a-kind collections of work of art in Lopues' Gallery Orange.

Shobe, the golden girl

Shobe, the golden girl

Shobe Yee was her usual young-looking, fit and charming self when she celebrated her birthday with her family and badminton friends recently.

Flex your Life

Flex your Life

Last week I attended one of the most rewarding seminars I have ever joined and this has made a huge impact on my life and perspective.


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