September 24, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Budget cut to affect rehab programs, says Banias

Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias admitted that the reduction of the Western Visayas rehabilitation fund from P15 billion to P10.4 billion will affect the rehabilitation program lined up by various local governments relative to impact of the onslaught of typhoon Frank recently.

Committee wraps up probe with Rapiz in 'perfect no-attendance'

Reasons or alibis? Whichever it may be, for the Committee on Public Order and Security, "it's a wrap" for the investigation minus the side of main character, Police Chief Inspector Leroy Rapiz.

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The Emergency Response Network or Patrol 117 in the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)

The Emergency Response Network or Patrol 117 in the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Office in Iloilo City officially opened yesterday. The call center which operates 24/7 has the capability to receive emergency or crime calls from Iloilo City and some parts of Iloilo province with PLDT lines. The public can simply dial 117 on their landlines to seek emergency assistance.

Brgy. Felisa officials on dumpsite issue: Why our place?

BACOLOD CITY – Officials of Barangay Felisa have asked, through a resolution, Mayor Evelio Leonardia to furnish them a copy of the result of thefeasibility study for the city's solid waste management program which was conducted and funded by the Spanish Government.


City eyes getting 5 MW power from biomass plant in Passi

To further address its power needs, the city government is planning to source out 5 megawatts (MW) of power produced from a biomass plant in one of the sugar centrals in the component city of Passi. The power is sold at P3 per kilowatt hour.

Rapiz to SP body: 'Reds to attack Northern Iloilo, illegal fishing rampant anew'

Communist terrorists are out to attack Northern Iloilo. As such, Police Chief Inspector Leroy Rapiz, group director of the 608th Iloilo Provincial Mobile Group is on high alert.

Travel & Marketing Experts holds HRM Seminar

The Travel & Marketing Experts (TMX) in cooperation with Association of Hotel and Restaurant Management Students - Western Visayas Chapter will hold a one day regional seminar for Hotel & Restaurant Management students at the Iloilo Grand Hotel on September 27, 2008.

Library hubs help boosts children's reading comprehension skills

There are about 70 Library Hubs established in the different schools divisions in the country.


Capiz nutrition program gets NNC help

Two persons including a 13-year old boy drowned after a passenger boat sank in Valderrama town in Antique on Sunday.

Geo-hazard mapping finished by 2009, says DENR

A geo-hazard mapping and assessment is now being `conducted in the province Antique in Region 6 by the National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) and the Mines and Geo-Sciences Bureau after finishing the same task in the 41 municipalities of Zamboanga del Sur, the DENR press report disclosed.

Charity office helps 'Frank' victims

ROXAS CITY – The government's charity office has aided more than P13 million assistance to victims of calamity in the country.


4th District solon backs sugar coops

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental Fourth District Representative Jeffrey Ferrer is supporting the sugar cooperatives based in his district that is locked in legal battle with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) regarding their refusal to pay the 12% Value Added Tax (VAT).

Military launches Anti-NPA Kotong text hotline

BACOLOD CITY -- The military in Negros has just launched the Anti-NPA Kotong campaign to avert the alleged extortion activities of the rebels, 303rd Infantry Brigade Commander Brigadier General Josue Gaverza said.

City Hall men accused of molesting orphans

BACOLOD CITY -- Some innocent boys are said to be victims of sexual molestation at the Bacolod Boys Home (BBH) and affidavits of the victims are in a possession of a known lawyer in the city and also by Fr. Fernando Peralta of the Salesians of Don Bosco.

No rice scam in Neg. Occ., says PAO chief

BACOLOD CITY -- Though not mentioned in the Commision on Audit (COA) Report, Provincial Agriculturist Igmedio Tabianan made it clear to the public that farmers' benefits in Negros Occidental from government's Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) program was distributed properly and is supported by documents that it was really received by the target beneficiaries..


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Civil Service for sale?
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will
Proclaiming the gospel
Bridging the gap
The enduring patadyong in Ilonggo life
My walking buddies
Res Gestae
Kapit bisig kabataan laban sa kriminalidad


Anything Under the Sun:
Surrender our will to God

/ Atty. Rex S. Salvilla

Young Voice:
The nurse who loves to write

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Eye Opener:
Sensational U.S. Presidential derby

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Treasure chest

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

An open letter to President Ted Robles


From the inbox:
Public safety and public need


Rational Insanity:

/ Bryan Mari Argos


Avon launches Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer 2008

Avon launches Kiss Goodbye to Breast Cancer 2008

Breast cancer claims thousands of lives around the world every year, and poses a great threat to all women, regardless of age, race, social or economic status.

Merry-making with Mary

Merry-making with Mary

How does Bacolod's "Martha Stuart" and President of the Association of Negros Producers celebrate her "XXth" (!) birthday? Simple and intimate and loaded with all the trimmings of the famed icon she is linked with.

The Ruins in Talisay City

The Ruins in Talisay City

It was the largest residential structure built at that time. I joined a ride with my brother Doc Tinton who just arrived from Malaysia to check what's in it at The RUINS, said to be a popular destination for lovers of ancient homes. It was a short ride to Talisay City, just two kilometers north of Bacolod.

Let's cool the earth

Let's cool the earth

Capiz Task Force on Environmental Protection chaired by Board Member Rommel Lastimoso led the tree planting of some 3,000 seedlings of different species of trees along the riverbanks of Paslang River in Barangays Salucon and Bahit in Panitan.


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