October 9, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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SC upholds GMA proclamation on Boracay Island

The Supreme Court yesterday handed down twin rulings on the controversial land ownership on Boracay Island, affirming a presidential proclamation categorizing more than half of the island.

CENECO employees up in arms vs new GM

BACOLOD CITY – The Council of Managers (COM), Responsible Supervisory and Confidential Union of Employees (ResCUE) and CENECO Union of Rational Employees (CURE) in a Manifesto of Workers' Solidarity are questioning the management style of their new General Manager (GM) Engr. Sulpicio Lagarde Jr.

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Boracay's white sand beach

Boracay's white sand beach continues to draw tourists from around the world. Inset: Map of the 1,032-hectare island.

Megaworld given until Monday to study city's counter-offer

The adhoc committee on the construction of the new city hall has given Megaworld Corporation until Monday to resolve the counter-offer presented by the city government in relation to the construction of the proposed new Iloilo City Hall building.


SP still reluctant to confirm Opinion

Not until the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod is convinced with the performance of Engr. Llane Opinion, her confirmation as department head of the City Engineers Office (CEO) will remain elusive.

Molo parishioners lament transfer of parish priest

The transfer of Rev. Fr. Tomas Delicana, parish priest of St. Anne Parish Church in Molo, to the town of Pototan drew varied reactions from the parishioners. The current reorganization effected by the Archdiocese of Jaro affected 40 priests.

Filipino nurses in Arizona donate for typhoon Frank victims

The Philippine Nurses Association of Arizona (PNAAZ) recently donated $4,000 to the victims of Typhoon Frank here in Iloilo Province. The donation was coursed through the Rotary Club of Iloilo West.

Energy and environment conservations, focus of Consumer Welfare Month celebration this October

With the theme"Leading the Consumers toward Efficient Lighting for a Brighter Future", the country once again celebrates Consumer Welfare Month this October.

2nd Karay-a Arts Festival goes regional

SAN JOSE, Antique – The 2nd Karay-a Arts Festival (KAF 2) slated in San Jose, Antique on October 24-26 will be a regional festival with more participants coming from Iloilo and Bacolod City.


St. Luke's donates equipment to Bailan District hospital

ROXAS CITY – Some 34 hospital equipment worth millions of pesos were donated by St. Luke's Hospital to Bailan District Hospital last Tuesday morning.

Capiz donates P100T to Alay Lakad

ROXAS CITYCapiz Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr. has pledged P100,000 to Alay Lakad – Roxas City during the actual walk of Alay Lakad celebration last October 3 here.

Sapian ready to host coop month on Nov. 4-5

SAPIAN, Capiz – This town under the leadership of Mayor Arturo "Turic" Orosco, Sr. is ready to host the scheduled cooperative month celebration on November 4-5 in cooperation with 16 other towns and Roxas City.

'People's Hour' in Capiz caters 26 environmental concerns

ROXAS CITY – At least 26 environmental complaints and concerns were registered and acted upon during a "People's Hour" activity last October 2 at the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) here.


NOPPO gets most outstanding anti-trafficking community network award

The Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) headed by Provincial Director, Col. Rosendo Franco placed first in the Search for the Outstanding Anti-Trafficking Community Networks for the year 2008.

Establishments urged to provide space for nursing mothers

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Celia Matea Flor said yesterday that she will author a resolution enjoining all public and private establishment to provide breast feeding room or station.

Bacolod's tourism exec elected ATOP secretary general

Bacolod City's Senior Tourism Operations Officer, Ma. Elma "Butch" Gerasmo, was recently elected as Secretary General of the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP), in a recently concluded ATOP election held October 3, at the Iloilo Grand Hotel in Iloilo City.


Fertility and productivity
de los Reyes  
Bonafide Text
Advocating Newborn Screening
Bridging the gap
Ilonggo migration and the rise of towns in northern Negros
Res Gestae
Long live Rapiz! Long live Dela Paz!
A call in the night
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Bangkok Dangerous as Morality Play: A film review

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Coffee Thursdays:
5 Philippine destinations

/ Paolo Carreon

Cerebral Combustion:
First MMA in Iloilo 'Unleashed' a success

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Be prepared: Getting ready for red days

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Becoming unbecoming

/ Jyh Ming Gonzales

Brain tumors from cellphones?

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,

Eye Opener:
Perilous times around the world

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong


5th National Biennial Summit on Women in Policing

5th National Biennial Summit on Women in Policing

In pursuit of the theme "Empowered Women: Capable and Effective Managers of the PNP", 546 female law enforcers convened in Bohol Plaza Hotel and Restaurant, Panglao Island, Bohol, September 10-13, 2008.

Beauty Cradle's 4th anniversary

Beauty Cradle's 4th anniversary

Beauty Cradle turned four years old recently and who benefitted from this momentous occasion? Its regular clients as well as beauty and spa aficionados, who else?

Grand Fiesta

Grand Fiesta

Off I go once again to th Province of Capiz, specifically the Municipality of Dao when I attended their Patronal Town Fiesta, St. Tomas of Villanueva upon the invitation of their well-liked Vice Mayor James Magbanua.

Masskara Queen 2008 candidates

Masskara Queen 2008 candidates

October 5, 2008. The day when 10 lovely beauties vying for the title "Masskara Queen 2008" were presented to the public at the Event Center of SM city Bacolod.


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