September 18, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Treñas to meet Jimena, Antiquiera over Dinagyang MOA

Worried about the possible impact that may be caused by the delay in the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the city government and the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI), City Mayor Jerry Treñas is set to meet with City Councilor Eldrid Antiquera, chair of the committee on tourism and promotions, and IDFI executive director Benito Jimena to finally settle their differences.

Another Ilonggo soldier falls in Mindanao

Another Ilonggo soldier was killed in Mindanao in what was a tragic end to a military service that was only eight months old.

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Electric cooperatives in the province seek exemption from real property taxes

Electric cooperatives in the province seek exemption from real property taxes imposed on every piece of pole, every unit of transformer and rolls of electric wires.

Hearing on LGU-imposed taxes on electric poles, wires, transformers set

Proponents for the exemption of real property taxes on electric poles, wires and transformers will officially present its case in a legislative investigation set next Tuesday.


Japanese funded refo program in Ajuy now covers 100 hectares

The Japanese-funded reforestation program in the town of Ajuy has now covered 100 hectares which is near its target for this year.

Dinagyang not to be blamed on poor NAT rating of schools

Participation of schools in the Dinagyang celebration does not necessarily affect the performance of students in the National Achievement Test (NAT).

DOT maintains focus on ensuring safety, security of tourists, USEC says

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has been consistent in maintaining its focus on ensuring the safety and security of tourists, according to Undersecretary Salvador D. Sarabia, Jr.


Pontevedra does LRED, a strategic path towards economic dev't

PONTEVEDRA, Capiz -- The municipality of Pontevedra, a third class municipality in the Province of Capiz, headed by Mayor Esteban Jose Contreras, M.D. will be bring into the locality Local Regional Economic Development (LRED)

Court resets Roxas murder case hearing on Dec. 2

ROXAS CITY – Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 17 presided by Judge Edward Contreras has rescheduled the hearing on the the murder case of slain Radio Mindanao Network (RMN) dyVR broadcaster Martin Roxas on December 2, 2008.

Wanted: 'Capiz Boy and Girl' officials

ROXAS CITY – The Rotary Club of Metro Roxas (RCMR) will conduct a qualifying examination on September 18 at the Provincial Capitol's Hall of Governors here for its 9th Boys and Girls Week Project on Sept. 22 to 26.


Ceneco exec denies category downgrade

BACOLOD CITY -- Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde belied reports that the cooperative's category was downgraded from A+ to Category B this 2008

Musical presentation, fashion show highlight tourism week in Kabankalan

The city government of Kabankalan in cooperation with the Dep-Ed-Kabankalan will present a musical presentation and fashion show on Sept. 26, 7 p.m. at the Farmers Center.

Leonardia asks P10M supplemental budget for garbage, Masskara Festival

BACOLOD CITY – City Councilor Greg Gasataya confirmed yesterday that Mayor Evelio Leonardia had submitted a request for the passage ordinance appropriating the amount of P10 million from the item "underestimated real property tax" for the essential needs of the City Government including the solid waste management project and next month's Masskara Festival.

The beginnings of Bacolod Boys Home

The Bacolod Boys Home, the home for the abandoned and neglected children and youth, was left in good hands by Fr. Gratian Murray, known as the Father of Boys Home.


de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Playing mute witness
Cerebral Combustion
Elegance over glitter: Pearls over diamonds
Bridging the gap
The opposition to the Americans and the Canton Republic of Negros
Super Lola
Res Gestae
Kapit bisig kabataan laban sa kriminalidad


Thoughts on UP as The National University of the Philippines

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Coal-fired power plant, needed to address power demand

/ Raphael Locario

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,

Where have all the book lovers gone?

/ William B. Ongsitco


23rd Negros Trade Fair slated Sept. 30-Oct. 5

23rd Negros Trade Fair slated Sept. 30-Oct. 5

The biggest trade fair in Negros is again happening on Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, 2008. Dubbed as "With the Times" the fair will start with a ribbon cutting.

Red roses for Rajo

Red roses for Rajo

When international fashion designer and celebrity Rajo Laurel unveiled his 50-piece haute couture collection last Sept. 9, 2008 at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangrila, the whole country watched.

St. Scholastica's Bacolod Alumnae Foundation, Inc.

St. Scholastica's Bacolod Alumnae Foundation, Inc.: Making a difference in the lives of poor and sick children in Negros

BACOLOD CITY -- There are great citizens who truly make a difference in the lives of the poor and sick children of Negros Occidental.

Teresa's 85th

Teresa's 85th

The Guadarrama clan had another reason to come together, and this time, it's for one of the most important occasions in their lives. It was for the 85th birthday of Biscocho Haus founder Teresa Guadarrama.


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