September 29, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Guimarasnons step up campaign vs mining

JORDAN, GUIMARAS—Guimaras residents and officials have launched a signature campaign against applications for large-scale mining on the island-province.

Bacolod solon eyes strengthening of agricultural coops

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod Lone District Representative Monico O. Puentevella recently filed House Bill 5180 seeking income tax and EVAT exemption for agricultural cooperatives.

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The Guimaras Bulk Sugar Installation in Jordan, Guimaras
A. Chris Fernandez

Remnant of the flourishing sugar industry in Iloilo during the 70s, the Guimaras Bulk Sugar Installation in Jordan, Guimaras.

Treñas urges SP to pass ordinance vs. 'texting while driving'

City Mayor Jerry Treñas encourages the Sangguniang Panlungsod to pass a regulation ordinance that will prohibit "texting while driving." He said it is a very important legislation to protect the lives of the motorists.


2008 National Laity Week celebration kicks off today

About 500 laity all over the country gather here today, Sept. 29, for the National Laity Week Celebration 2008.

'Only the truth please,' Garin appeals to critics as RH debate in House heightens

Deliberations are in full-swing in the Lower House of Congress on the planned passage of Reproductive Health (RH) Bill.

1 Ilonggo crew dead, at least 2 others missing as fishing vessel capsizes off Indonesia

One Ilonggo crew of a fishing vessel that capsized off sea waters of Jakarta, Indonesia was confirmed dead while two others, a father and son team, are among the missing.

P2M damage estimated in Roxas City bank fire

Bank records, furnitures and office equipment of GreenBank in Roxas City, Province of Capiz were lost to an early morning fire over the weekend.

Iloilo, Guimaras Rotary Clubs to sponsor foreign mission in Iloilo City

All Rotary Clubs in Iloilo and Guimaras will sponsor a Foreign Medical, Dental and Surgical Missions here in Iloilo City on January 26-30, 2009.


Japan gov't donates P5M Core Shelter for Antique typhoon Victims

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Japanese government donated a total of $80 thousand for the construction of 100 Core Shelter for typhoon Frank victims in the municipalities of San Remigio and Sibalom.

Capiz archbishop in US for Pinoy Saint's feast

ROXAS CITYCapiz Archbishop Onesimo C. Gordoncillo, D.D. is now in the United States to be the principal celebrant of the solemn feast day mass of San Lorenzo Ruiz on September 28 at Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

Capiz dads urge BFAD to recall contaminated milk from China

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) in its regular session last Thursday had approved two resolutions directing the Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) to temporarily recall from retail or wholesale stores and stop offering or selling of milk products and their by-products manufactured from China.


2 Negros solons push bill to save agri exports

BACOLOD CITY -- Rep. Alfredo Marañon III (Neg. Occ., 2nd District) and Rep. Jeffrey Ferrer, (Neg. Occ., 4th District) have proposed a compromise bill purposely to save the country's traditional agricultural export industries from collapse.

Bacolod City Employees Day slated on Oct. 15

BACOLOD CITY -- In line with the MassKara 2008 celebration, and the 70th Charter Day of Bacolod, the City Government through the Bacolod City Government Employees Union (BCGEU) will hold its Employees Day on October 15 at the Bacolod Bays Center.

PGMA wants to stay in office beyond 2010, says Drilon

BACOLOD CITY -- Senator Franklin Drilon declared there is a serious move to amend the Constitution before 2010 which will eventually lead to the extension of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo's term of office beyond 2010.

Lifting of tariff on imported sugar threatens local industry—Zayco

BACOLOD CITY -- Governor Isidro Zayco said he will raise the appeal of sugar leaders to Finance Secretary Margarito Teves for the retention of the tariff on cheap highly subsidized imported sugar entering the country beyond 2010.


Why don't they get it?
Res Gestae
Sealed with facts
Bridging the gap
Ilonggo migration and the rise of towns in northern Negros
The scavengers of Florvel
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Civil Service for sale?
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Rational Insanity:
Ten things that will tell you that you are getting older

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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



Rotary of Antique makes dreams real

Rotary of Antique makes dreams real

Rotary Club of Antique's theme this year is Make Dreams Real. This is one prestigious and only active service organization in the province.

Romie's stage

Romie's stage

Romie Delaliarte is one of Iloilo City's reputable artists who excel in theater and dance. Most of the plays and musical performances shown here are products of the masterful genius of this man. Get to know more about him ...

Sinful Desires at Tinapayan

Sinful Desires at Tinapayan: The first and only annual chocolate affair is back ... for serious chocoholics

Enjoy the sweet life of chocolate with Tinapayan';s Sinful Desire from September 29 to October 31.

Teleperformance Bacolod

Real estate roadshow at Teleperformance Bacolod

Always looking after the welfare of its employees, Teleperformance-Bacolod invited seven real estate developers to participate in a three-day Real Estate Roadshow last Sept. 17 to 19, 2008, dubbed MONEYWISE: Build your dreams through investments.


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