September 25, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Galanto defends imposition of VAT on sugar coops

BACOLOD CITY -- Amid mounting protests from sugar industry players, Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 12 Regional Director Rodita Galanto explained in a hearing called by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan committee on agriculture that she merely performs her duty as a tax collector and not to quarrel with the sugar cooperatives.

Plaza Libertad is city's bet for Pretty Plaza tilt

Plaza Libertad is the city's bet for this year's "Pretty Plaza, Banwa Gwapa" project of the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC).

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Girl City Mayor Clarice Opinion of Assumption Iloilo confers with Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog.

Girl City Mayor Clarice Opinion of Assumption Iloilo confers with Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog as girl and boy city officials attend the session of the Sangguniang Panglungsod yesterday. Rotary Club of Iloilo City is spearheading the Boys and Girls Week celebration from Sept. 22-28, 2008.

Supermarkets voluntarily pull out China milk from shelves

Grocery stores and supermarkets in Iloilo City voluntarily pulled out from their shelves milk products from China following reports that thousands of children had been hospitalized in China after taking milk brands containing the toxic substance melamine.


Nabitasan Elem School still No.1 NAT performer

For two consecutive school years, the Nabitasan Elementary School maintained its title as the top performing elementary school in the Division of Iloilo City with 85.40 weighted Mean Percentage Score (MPS) in the recent National Achievement Test (TEST). Five new elementary schools came out in the top 10.

AFP orders pursuit of Reds in Sipalay ambush

Government troopers in Negros Occidental are in pursuit of communist terrorists responsible for yesterday's ambush in Sipalay City.

P1.5 M district health office inaugurated

A P1.5 million worth district health office cum Social Hygiene Clinic in Tanza, City Proper was inaugurated recently. The district health office will accommodate the medical needs of the nearby barangays.

Even without Del Callar, NPC plan to install 15 gensets for city to go on

The resignation of former National Power Corporation (NPC) President Cyril del Callar will not affect the plan to provide Iloilo City with 15 units of modular generator sets (gensets) to augment the city's power needs.


8 signatories in complaint vs Mayor, police chief retract

ROXAS CITY – Eight signatories in the letter-complaint against Tapaz Mayor Rosemarie Gardose and Tapaz PNP chief Inspector Diomedes Cuadra have cleared the two of the serious allegations that they have committed abuse of power.

Jailguard under probe for bringing bar girl inside jail compound

ROXAS CITY – A provincial guard at the Capiz Rehabilitation Center (CRC) is currently under investigation for allegedly taking a bar girl inside the jail compound.

Season-long training for Capiz mango growers

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture conducted a season-long training for Capiz Mango Growers from March 25 to August 15 of this year.


Sugar coop raps Negros BIR chief

BACOLOD CITY – A sugar cooperative hailed to the Office of the Ombudsman - Visayas Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region No. 12 officer in charge Rodita Galanto and chief Legal Officer Atty. Nenette Epon for allegedly violating the Revised Penal Code, Civil Service Law and Code of Ethical Standards for Government Employees.

AVON launches I Walk with 30,000 for a Healthier Tomorrow

BACOLOD CITY -- Every step counts and each one brings us closer to eradicating a disease that takes thousands of lives yearly. Breast cancer is the number one cause of mortality among Filipino women, and the country posts the highest incidence of breast cancer in the Southeast Asian region.

City, academe should strive more for IT industry, says Sigue

BACOLOD CITY – Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, chairman of the Committee on Communications, encouraged the city government and the academe to work more and design programs for human resource and skills advancement to prepare those who will be working and employed later in the fastest growing industry of Information Technology (IT) in the city.


Crises have spiritual roots
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Civil Service for sale?
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will
Bridging the gap
The enduring patadyong in Ilonggo life
My walking buddies
Res Gestae
Kapit bisig kabataan laban sa kriminalidad


Soap Watch on Primetime: Dyosa

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Coffee Thursdays:
Returning to crisis

/ Paolo Carreon

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



Dance sports!

Dance sports!

Dance sports has always fascinated me. The agility, energy and costumes are what attract me to this kind of dancing and I was quite happy to attend the regional dance sports competition held by the Dancesport Federation of Western Visayas last Sept. 13, 2008 at the Amigo Terrace Hotel.

University of St. La Salle U-week 2008

University of St. La Salle U-week 2008

The University of St. La Salle celebrated its University Week recently. The University Week is one of the much awaited events in this institution, wherein the students, administration, faculty, staff, parents and alumni can participate in several performances.

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.


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