September 26, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PhilHealth fines, suspends accreditation of Bacolod hospital

The Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) has found a Bacolod City hospital guilty of fabricating claims for cataract surgeries conducted on patients recruited through medical missions.

Gov't agencies join forces to monitor toxic China milk

After malls and big grocery stores in the city pulled out milk products sourced out from China, the team from the City Health Office (CHO), Bureau of Food and Drugs Administration (BFAD) and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will start to check on retail stores repacking milk products.

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Police Regional Office 6 buy their groceries from "Tindahan ni Mamang Pulis"

Police personnel from Police Regional Office 6 buy their groceries from "Tindahan ni Mamang Pulis" located inside Camp Martin Delgado, Iloilo City.

Tupas slaps SP with twin veto orders

It is practically back toground zero for the Iloilo ProvincialGovernment beset with Executive and Legislative differences on the crucialissue relative to its operational budget.

Governor Niel Tupas Sr. delivered double punches withtwo veto orders on Appropriation Ordinance No. 2008-03 and AppropriationOrdinance No. 2008-04.


P1M CR at Iloilo Central Market ready for public use

A P1 million worth of comfort room at the Iloilo Central Market was inaugurated yesterday. Its now open for public use free of charge. The construction was funded by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

SP defers confirmation of CEO head anew

For the second time, the Sangguniang Panlungsod deferred the confirmation of Engr. Llane Opinion as head of the City Engineers Office (CEO). Because of this City Mayor Jerry Treñas scheduled to meet with the members of the legislative body.

Cuevas to police applicants: We don't recognize fixers

Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director, Chief Superintendent Isagani R. Cuevas warned interested police applicants not to get help from fixers as they don't recruit through agents.

Land patents awarded to 78 former tenants of gov't property

Seventy-eight former land tenants in Iloilo recently received certificates of land patents from the government. The awarding of land patents is under the poverty alleviation initiative of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and spearheaded by their respective Community Environment and Natural Resources offices.


LTO chief clarifies issue on AO 15

ROXAS CITY – Finally, Land Transportation Office (LTO) Chief Jun Degollado broke his silence over the implementation of controversial Administrative Order No. 2008-015 or the rules and regulations on the use and operation of motorcycles on highways.

1st Capiz Dance Season kicks off Sept. 27

ROXAS CITYThe first Capiz Dance Season will be launched by the provincial government in coordination with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) on September 27 at the Provincial Park here to promote Capiznon dances and talents.

Alay Lakad officials to grace Capiz 'walk'

ROXAS CITY – Top officials of Alay Lakad Foundation, Inc. (ALFI) will grace the walk-for-a-cause here on October 3, according to City Veterinarian Dr. Dante Corros.


Leonardia, Zayco: Report presence of banned Chinese dairies

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia appealed to the public to call Bacolod City Hall and City Health Office if they found banned "Made in China" dairy products displayed in grocery stores around the city.

Capitolville homeowners seek gov't assistance on illegal vendors

BACOLOD CITY -- Officers and members of Capitolville Homeowners Association (CHA) made official its plea for government intervention on proliferation of illegal ambulant vendors.

Jonathan Zaens performs at Nature's Village, Talisay on Sept. 28

Multi-awarded Filipino bass baritone Jonathan Zaens will perform on September 28 at Nature's Village Resort in Talisay City.

AY Foundation conducts medical mission in Cadiz

A total of 31 major operations and 50 minor operations were performed by the 25-men medical team of the AY Foundation, Inc. in their second day of medical mission yesterday at Cadiz District Hospital in Cadiz City.

Masskara goes to Andong City, South Korea

Ten Masskara Street Dancers from Brgy. Alijis will represent Bacolod City in the Andong International Folk Art and Mask Dance Festival 2008 that will be held Sept. 26, Friday, at Andong City, South Korea.


The scavengers of Florvel
Res Gestae
Opportunity for reform
Bridging the gap
Ilonggo migration and the rise of towns in northern Negros
Crises have spiritual roots
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Civil Service for sale?
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Bypass better than plasty

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,

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



Food and chatting among friends

Food and chatting among friends

Flying in from Australia, travel lady Leda P. Barbers invited some friends and people dear to her heart and close to her sons to a merienda cena at the favorite resto destination in Bacolod City, 21 Restaurant literally.

Nelly Weiss

Nelly Weiss: A toast to a regal lady

Regal lady Nelly Palomar-Weiss of Tapaz, Capiz celebrated her birthday in their ancestral home in the said town. Relatives and close friends came all the way from Metro Manila, Iloilo City, Roxas City, and other towns of Capiz to greet her.

The legacy of Don Joaquin Ortiz Sr.

The legacy of Don Joaquin Ortiz Sr.

Ortiz Street. Taken simply as a street named after some person in the course of our very long history. Most of the young generation of today, if asked, would not even know Don Joaquin Ortiz Sr. on whom the street was named after.

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.


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