September 30, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Report out on UN-backed climate change study in Iloilo

A team of experts tasked to conduct a study on water resources management aimed at mitigating impact of climate change in Iloilo wrapped up its investigation.

Bacolod readies traffic re-routing for Masskara Festival

BACOLOD CITY -- The Traffic Management Unit of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) along with the Bacolod Traffic Authority Office (BTAO) have jointly submitted the closures and re-routing plan that will affect motor vehicles in different streets during the celebration of Masskara Festival 2008.

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Joshua Edubalad, a gradeschool pupil, is not only planting a tree at the Maasin Watershed

PLANTING A VISION. Joshua Edubalad, a gradeschool pupil, is not only planting a tree at the Maasin Watershed, but, with all the other young people, together they are "planting a vision" for Iloilo by taking care of the watershed. The activity was part of the 9th Fiesta sa Kakahuyan aimed at rehabilitating and protecting the Maasin Watershed, Maasin, Iloilo.

Tupas seeks DBM say on Appropriation Ordinance No. 2008-02

Mandatory review has been sought before the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) by Governor Niel Tupas Sr. on Appropriation Ordinance (AO) No. 2008-02 series of 2008.


Guv's double veto up in today's session

Members of the 9th Iloilo Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) will tackle in today's regular session the double veto of Governor Niel Tupas Sr.

City gov't readying 1,140 housing units in San Isidro relocation site

The city government is readying some 1,140 houses for urban poor families living in identified danger zones. The families whose houses were destroyed by Typhoon Frank are placed in the priority list of recipients.

Proposed construction of new city hall still hangs

The committee tasked to study the offer of Megaworld Corp. to have the new Iloilo City Hall constructed in its property in Mandurriao district has yet to render their recommendation.

P15M site dev't fund for San Isidro relocation site already available

The National Housing Authority (NHA) has signified the availability of P15 million for the site development of the 16.2 hectares relocation site in San Isidro, Jaro.


Capiz solon gives allowance to 1,000 college scholars

ROXAS CITY – Having been poor but deserving student during his time, 2nd District Congressman Fredenil H. Castro gave cash assistance to some 1,000 college scholars recently.

Panitan village chief appeals suspension

ROXAS CITY – Suspended village chief of Panitan, Capiz, through his lawyer, filed a motion with the Regional Trial Court (RTC) to prevent the Sanggunian Bayan (SB) from implementing the suspension against him.

Western Visayas honors 'Dangal ng Bayan' semi-finalist

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) 6 recently honored the region's sole semi-finalist for this year's Dangal ng Bayan Award, Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees.


Ceneco and city gov't settles dispute, to come out with compromise agreement

BACOLOD CITY – The Bacolod City government and Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) were ordered by Regional Trial Court Judge Gorgonio Ybañez to submit a compromise agreement on the issue of unsettled accounts.

DENR asked to close Felisa dumpsite

BACOLOD CITY – Two complainants have asked Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Lito Atienza to close the city's dumpsite in Brgy. Felisa.

Mayor Zayco leads guests in musical presentation

City Mayor Pedro P. Zayco, Jr., with Vice Mayor Delia Anacan were among the city officials who attended the musical presentation "Ikaw… Ako… Disenyo at ang Musika", a highlight of the tourism week celebration held at the Farmers Center in Kabankalan City on Sept. 26.

Health & Wellness summit

The Bacolod City Tourism Office is inviting owners/managers of spa, wellness, health, sports and medical-tourism related establishments to a 4-day Philippine Health and Wellness Summit 2008 with the theme: "Embracing Health and Wellness in the Heart of Asia".


Nourishing our unity of life
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


Letter to the editor:
Not baseless and misleading


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


TNT Capiz Bureau Launching

TNT Capiz Bureau Launching

The News Today (TNT) started its circulation in Roxas City only last summer of this year (April 17, to be exact). The Capiceños' warm acceptance of the daily paper was overwhelming that in just a matter of months.

Ang Sistema at Ang Galaw

Ang Sistema at Ang Galaw

Ang Sistema Ni Propesor Tuko is a debut comedy production by the Iloilo Prima Galaw Productions, a new creative group in Iloilo City. It was staged last September 11 and 12, 2008 and will be staged again on December 11 and 12, 2008 at the CAP Auditorium.

Dogs and more dogs

Dogs and more dogs

A Fun Match Dog Show was held at Robinsons Place Iloilo recently. At registration, dogs of different and mixed breeds and different sizes could be seen being walked around the fountain area by their owners or trainers. At about 10:45, after the final participant registered, the show started.

Private Schools PTA Officers – Panay organized

Private Schools PTA Officers – Panay organized

Having a parent-teachers association in one's school is important. With the collaboration between parents and teachers, a student's performance and situation in school are monitored and enhanced.


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