October 2, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Sugar coops fail to get Arroyo's backing on tiff with BIR

BACOLOD CITY -- President Arroyo did not give in to the request of the sugar cooperative leaders to exempt sugar cooperatives from value added tax (VAT).

CASA's ‘Project Co-Gen: 'Power' to the people yet when?

Central Azucarera de San Antonio (CASA), a major player in the nation's world of business. Antonio Steven L. Chan, CASA president and recently honored as one of the Most Inspiring Ilonggo Entrepreneurs. The Chan siblings, recorded as one of the country's biggest sugar traders.

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Bacolod City's 29th Masskara Festival

Bacolod City's 29th Masskara Festival officially opened yesterday at the Bacolod City public plaza with President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as guest of honor.

Church calls on laity to lead fight vs graft and corruption

Church leaders have called on lay people to be more active in fighting graft and corruption.

Delegates to the national convention of the Council of the Laity of the Philippines held at the Punta Villa Resort here were called to be more active in fighting graft and corruption and practicing good governance.


Proponent of 'Berdugo' probe hails SP move vs top cop

Board Member Jeneda Salcedo, principal proponent of the legislative investigation on Iloilo's top cop welcomed the resolution reached by colleagues in the provincial board.

Lay people join signature drive for Gov. Panlilio

Pampanga Gov. Ed "Among" Panlilio yesterday gathered support from the participants of the 2008 National Laity Week in his fight against corruption in the government.

2009 S&T undergrad scholarships, extended

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST), in a Memorandum dated September 9, 2008 signed by DOST Secretary Estrella F. Alabastro, had extended the deadline for filing of applications for the 2009 DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarships until October 10, 2008.

Reactivation of watershed management boards pushed

The provincial government of Iloilo is urging the existing watershed management boards in Iloilo to reactivate and strengthen their working groups under the Iloilo Watershed Management Council.


Lastimoso: Revival of Panay railways still possible

ROXAS CITY – Ex-Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Roberto "Bobby" Lastimoso, now manager of Metro Rail Transit Authority in Metro, Manila, said that there is still a possibility that the defunct Panay Railways from Iloilo City to Roxas City with the extension going to Caticlan, Kalibo, Aklan would be revived.

Capiz HRMPs contribute to success of 108thcivil service anniversary

ROXAS CITY – The Civil Service Commission (CSC) – Capiz Field Office has acknowledged the support of the Human Resource Management Practitioners (HRMP) to the success in the provincial observance of the 108thPhilippine Civil Service anniversary last September.

STIs rampant in Capiz, IPHO reports

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) has recorded a total of 182 persons afflicted with sexually transmitted infections (STI) prompting the said office to raise the alarm bells especially among the male populace.


SP okays SK educational financial aid ordinance

BACOLOD CITY -- The Sangguniang Panglungsod has approved an ordinance granting educational financial assistance to Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) chairpersons and kagawads (councilors) enrolled in tertiary level.

Iggy to studes: 'Learn and cope with rapid modernization'

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental 5thDistrict Rep. Ignacio T. Arroyo urged the participants of the 8thDivision STEP Skills Development and Competition to learn and cope with the rapid modernization.

Activists disrupt PGMA's Masskara opening message

BACOLOD CITY -- Hundreds of riot police were deployed yesterday at the Bacolod City public plaza as President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was the special guest in the opening ceremony of the 29th Masskara Festival.


Res Gestae
Silent protest for reform
The universal heart
Bridging the gap
Ilonggo migration and the rise of towns in northern Negros
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
It's about the NASSPHIL
The scavengers of Florvel
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Coffee Thursdays:
The world without

/ Paolo Carreon

Eye Opener:
Perilous times around the world

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Cerebral Combustion:
Hugyaw Panay Bukidnon

/ Hacel Du-Chua

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,


St. Therese yields most gold medals in Food Showdown 2008

St. Therese yields most gold medals in Food Showdown 2008

In the Food Showdown 2008 organized by ABS–CBN and the Lifestyle Network held last September 17–19, 2008 at the World Trade Center, Manila the St. Therese Culinary Team yielded the most number of gold medals.

Save lives, donate blood

Save lives, donate blood

ROXAS CITY—The bloodletting activity spearheaded by the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) Capiz Chapter headed by its president, Councilor David Bauson, was recently held at the poolside of the Villareal Stadium here.

Unleashed: First ever mixed martial arts in Iloilo City

Unleashed: First ever mixed martial arts in Iloilo City

Everyone is getting excited about the first ever exhibition fight featuring mixed martial arts this coming Oct. 4, 5 pm at the Iloilo Sports Complex Covered Gym.

Beautifying Your Home

Beautifying Your Home

Robinsons Place Bacolod was the sight of the destination of Bacoleños and Negrenses who dream to make their homes more beautiful. The presence of new floor and wall tiles, bathroom fixtures, wooden furniture and wall decors, whether antiques or modern.


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