September 16, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Capitol workers direct wage hike plea to DBM Secretary

Capitol workers concerned on the realization of salary increase now seek intervention of no less than the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

"Please intervene and act expeditiously," came the appeal of the group addressed to DBM Secretary Rolando Andaya Jr.

Director Depra-Ramos shrugs off 'relief' yarn, welcomes 'ASEC' post

"I will leave Region 6 with wonderful memories. I want to leave in a happy atmosphere without any rancor. I have given my best service. I just wish continued quality health care for all."

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Nine police stations in Iloilo and Capiz availed of new patrol vehicles.

Nine police stations in Iloilo and Capiz availed of new patrol vehicles from the Philippine National Police hierarchy coursed through Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 under Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas. The patrol cars were distributed yesterday after the flag-raising ceremony at Camp Martin Delgado where Phil. Ambassador to Cambodia, retired Police Director Noe Wong (former Head of the PNP Directorate for Comptrollership) was guest speaker.

Pagcor releases P15M for streetlights to the airport

Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (Pagcor) recently released P15 million for the installation of high pressured sodium (HPS) lamps from Iloilo City until the Iloilo Airport in the boundary of Sta. Barbara and Cabatuan towns.


Iloilo broadcasters to cover US presidential elections

Three broadcast journalists from this city will join their colleagues from all over the world in the historic coverage of the presidential elections in the United States on November 4, this year.

Iloilo BHWs lobby for Christmas bonus

The Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) in Iloilo province are making sure that they will receive the P2,000 Christmas bonus this December by starting to lobby for it with Gov. Niel D. Tupas Sr. and the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP).

Leon locals seek SP help on opposition to Buga quarrying

Villagers in Leon, Iloilo are calling on provincial and environment officials to heed the community's plea against continued quarrying here.

International flights at Iloilo airport mulled

A study is now being conducted on the possibility of having a direct flight from Hongkong to Iloilo. This was revealed by City Mayor Jerry Treñas in an interview with the Iloilo City Hall Press Corps.


Firmalino sets Panitan Liga special election on Oct. 10

ROXAS CITY – Liga ng mga Barangay (LnB) Capiz chapter President Clemente Castro Firmalino has scheduled the special election of Liga ng mga Barangay in Panitan on October 10 this year.

Capiz LTO chief snubs SP invite

ROXAS CITY—For the second time around on Thursday, Land Transportation Office (LTO) chief Jun Degollado snubbed the invitation of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) for him to shed light on the Administrative Order No. 2008-15 or the rules and regulations on the use and operation of motorcycles on highways which was implemented starting September 1.

Roxas City goes for public service excellence

ROXAS CITY -- The one-year old administration of City Mayor Vicente Bermejo wants to further enhance its service delivery efforts by pursuing a program that calls for public service excellence, which is also the goal of a campaign of the national government highlighted in this month's civil service anniversary celebration.


Negros solons ask DA to fund SRA lab

BACOLOD CITY -- Members of the House Representatives from Negros Occidental, through a resolution, have called the attention of Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap to allocate funds for the upgrading of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) laboratory and facilities located in La Granja, La Carlota City.

School-based disaster management council formed

BACOLOD CITY -- Executive Assistant Joemarie Vargas, head of Public Safety Management and Emergency Section (PSMES), confirmed yesterday that the city government had formed a School Disaster Management Council to respond to the problem of ammonia leak from the plant of San Miguel Corporation in Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City.

Sen. Zubiri backs sugar planters vs. BIR

BACOLOD CITY -- Senator Juan Miguel "Migz" Zubiri supports the cause of the sugar planters and its cooperatives against the alleged harassment of the Bureau of Internal (BIR) in imposing value added tax (VAT) among sugar cooperatives.


Super Lola
Bridging the gap
The opposition to the Americans and the Canton Republic of Negros
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Let's take a stand
Res Gestae
Kapit bisig kabataan laban sa kriminalidad
Cerebral Combustion
Feel young, stay young


Young Voice:
Yes and No

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Letter to the editor:


Rational Insanity:
Stepping aside

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Butter on a burn

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,

Mass graves: CPP/NPA's fair deal?

/ Raphael Locario

Thoughts on UP as The National University of the Philippines

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Where have all the book lovers gone?

/ William B. Ongsitco




Fashion stalwart Mel Varca recently unveiled her vintage collection of timeless, modern and traditional Filipino costumes, which were masterfully designed, tastefully created, sinfully beaded and handcrafted to perfection in celebration of her 21th year in the fashion industry.

JCI 28th Area Visayas Convention

JCI 28th Area Visayas Convention

Members of the Junior Chamber International (JCI) Philippines (Bacolod Jaycees) pose at the Fountain of Justice as they take a breather after their motorcade, Sept. 5, 2008.

Sparkling at 76!

Sparkling at 76!

A year after her diamond natal day, grand dame LOLITA BITO-ON VDA. DE CASIO still sparkles at 76! "Inday Lolit" (as her family and acquaintances fondly call her) recently celebrated her 76th birthday at her residence in Tacas, Pontevedra, Capiz.

A model's secret unveiled

A model's secret unveiled

One's choice of clothes has an impact on how a person looks. Have you ever wondered why models and other fashionistas look really great? Because they know what frocks to wear.


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