October 14, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DENR says ECC for Iloilo coal-fired power plant stays

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has bucked calls of five Western Visayas governors to revoke a government permit for a coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City.

GMA's '03 speech bares change of tune for Antique gov on coal-fired power plant issue

A coal-fired power plant in Iloilo City poses risks and dangers to the lives of the people with threats inherent to global warming. The chosen site not only put the health and lives of city residents at risk but thousands of students, workers and employees from provinces of Antique, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Capiz and Aklan.

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Iloilo Provincial Health Officer Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado (2ndfrom left)

Iloilo Provincial Health Officer Dr. Patricia Grace Trabado (2ndfrom left) gives the anti-filariasis medicine to eight-year old S-Jey Nequing of Caboloan Sur, Oton who was accompanied by his mother during the kick-off ceremony of the mass drug administration for filariasis in the province at the Provincial Capitol yesterday. Witnessing the event are DOH 6 ARD Dr. Sofia Chua (1stfrom left) and other IPHO personnel.

Boracay title holders not covered by SC ruling—Atienza

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has assured property owners with land titles on Boracay Island that their lots will not be affected by the recent Supreme Court ruling declaring the island as government property.


WV govs' move surprises Treñas

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said, it is the responsibility of the city officials to decide on the future of the city especially with regard to its power needs and not the other government leaders.

Utility worker files graft raps, seeks Ombudsman, CSC help vs 'Super Mayor'

The highest-ranking official of the Pavia Municipal Government faces criminal and administrative raps filed by one of the lowest-ranking longtime employees here.

MIWD launches corporate hymn composition contest

Metro Iloilo Water District is now accepting entries for its corporate hymn composition contest.

City to tap brgy captains in implementing Sanitation Ordinance

The help of the city's 180 barangay captains is needed in the successful implementation of Ordinance 149 or the Sanitation Ordinance.


Capiz crackdown on illegal firearms ordered

ROXAS CITY -- Western Visayas has about 6,300 unregistered firearms, says the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Capiz requests anti-filariasis drugs from DOH

ROXAS CITY – The provincial government has requested from the Department of Health (DOH) the needed medicines for its plan to conduct selective treatment of filariasis cases in Tapaz town.

Capiz yields 12T MT fishery products

ROXAS CITY -- Capiz was able to produce more than 12,000 metric tons of fishery products in the second quarter of this year.


BIR to put up building in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY -- Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Region 12 Director Rodita Galanto confirmed that the construction of their new office building will start before the end of her term.

Bacolod is Nutrition Green Banner Awardee

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed yesterday that the City of Bacolod was adjudged as 2007 City Nutrition Green Banner Awardee by the National Nutrition Council.

1stMayor Bing Inter-Cities Invitational Amateur Boxing Tournament slated on October 15-16

To provide venue for aspiring boxers not just in Bacolod but all over the country, Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia will officially open the 1stMayor Bing Inter-Cities Invitational Amateur Boxing Tournament on October 15-16, 2008 at Robinsons Place Bacolod .


Verbal melamine
Converge, coordinate, cooperate
Bridging the gap
Questions and puzzles regarding Ilonggo & Bisayan ethnic identity
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Advocating Newborn Screening
Res Gestae
Long live Rapiz! Long live Dela Paz!
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Time machines

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Bull's Eye:
Change of mind


Rational Insanity:
Ten stupid questions people usually ask

/ Bryan Mari Argos

"The first thing we do..."

/ Luis V. Teodoro

Bangkok Dangerous as Morality Play: A film review

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Athletic Heart Syndrome

/ Philip S. Chua, MD,


The Great Flow Opening

The Great Flow Opening

The symbol of; Iloilo City's premiere nightlife partying FLOW Super Club opened recently their latest and most sophisticated; party shrine ever, to accommodate their already overflowing nightly guests with a great gig that the city's party animals have never seen before.

The swimsuit competition of Masskara Queen 2008

The swimsuit competition of Masskara Queen 2008

Lovely young ladies on stage were the beautiful attraction at the pool area of Planta Hotel-Bacolod last Oct. 10, 2008. They were the 10 Masskara Queen contestants in their swimwear.

Hablo-Buaron grand wedding

Hablo-Buaron grand wedding

Young couple Carlos Hablo of Bacolod City and Cheery Mae Buaron of Roxas City recently tied the knot at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Jaro, Iloilo City. Proud parents Herman and Nora Hablo and Rogelio and Rebecca Buaron shared the joyous moment with principal sponsors.

'Barangay Ko…Palangga Ko…Patahumon Ko' by YES Club

'Barangay Ko…Palangga Ko…Patahumon Ko' by YES Club

True to its advocacy of preserving the environment and conserving the natural resources, the Youth Empowerment for Service (YES) Club launched its project "Barangay Ko, Palangga Ko, Patahumon Ko!", Sunday, October 5.


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