September 19, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Police still checking background of 3 men killed in shootout

Police are still determining the background of three armed men who were killed in an alleged shootout with intelligence operatives at a gasoline station in Iloilo City Wednesday night.

Guimaras Court acquits SB member on 2 criminal raps

Twin victories were achieved by a town councilor in Buenavista, Guimaras who was acquitted on two criminal cases here. Found "not guilty" was Councilor Joynareh Gaitano in a case that stemmed from an October 2005 incident.

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Road section in Passi City.

This road section in Passi City remains untouched although billboards bannering the supposed road concreting project has long been put up beside the highway.

Treñas welcomes charges from environmental groups

City Mayor Jerry Treñas welcomes the plan of the groups opposing the construction of a coal-fired power plant to sue him for allowing the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to grant an Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC) to Global Business Power Corporation (GBPC).


Westbridge School senior is boy mayor

A senior from Westbridge School, Inc. (WSI) is this year's boy mayor as the Rotary Club of Iloilo City (R.I. District 3850) holds its annual Boys' and Girls' Week celebration from September 22nd– 26th.

City government, business group to host economic briefing

The city government and the business community here will invite economic experts from Manila to talk about the financial crisis in the United States and its impact to the Philippines.

Estancia cops arrest teen-murder fugitive

Intensified intelligence and surveillance work paid off for operatives of the Estancia Police office following the arrest of the town's second "Most Wanted" fugitive.

No finality yet on reported withdrawal of some school-based Dinagyang tribes

Nothing is final yet to on the alleged plan of two school-based tribes in Dinagyang to withdraw from the 2009 competition because of the "circuitous procedure" of the Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) in justifying their subsidy assistance.


Dao town Fiesta slated Sept. 18-22

DAO, Capiz – This town under the leadership of Mayor Joselito "Bobo" Escutin will be celebrating their annual fiesta on Sept. 18 – 22.

Cantiller to keep inviting LTO-Roxas chief in SP session

This Land Transportation Office (LTO) Roxas City chief Jun Degollado reportedly said after he was visited by Board Member Baden Cantiller in his office to personally know why he failed to comply with the provincial board's invitation for him to shed light on some issues affecting the motorists.

Orosco on issues vs Villar: It's politically motivated

ROXAS CITY – Sapian Mayor Arturo "Turic" Orosoc, Ph.D. defended Senate President Manny Villar over the issue linking the latter to the alleged P200 million double entry in the national budget. Orosco said the issue hurled against the senator is "politically motivated".


Lowest bid contractors undergo BAC scrutiny

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) is now starting their post qualification procedure for Legacy Construction to verify the details stated in its bid documents after the company tendered the lowest bid for the renovation and expansion of the Valladolid District Hospital.

Batapa scores city gov't on Bacolod Boys' Home row

BACOLOD CITY – City Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue scored Mayor Evelio Leonardia for designating his executive assistant to manage the affairs of the Bacolod Boys' Home, an orphanage established for boys.

Prov'l employee seeks dismissal of complaint over 'missing rice'

BACOLOD CITY -- Panaad Nursery Supervisor Romulo Sibolboro prayed for the dismissal of administrative complaint filed against him before the Provincial Legal Office for lack of basis and evidences.


Bridging the gap
The enduring patadyong in Ilonggo life
My walking buddies
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Playing mute witness
Cerebral Combustion
Elegance over glitter: Pearls over diamonds
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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