October 15, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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All set for Bacolod City's 70th charter day

BACOLOD CITY – The most memorable day for Bacolod City is coming as everything is already set for the 70thCharter Day Charter celebration on October 19, 2008.

'Project Tulong' turns over multi-million hospital equipment to Janiuay

Some P15 million worth of hospital equipment including four dialysis machines, 35 electronic hospital beds, 50 hospital mattresses, wheelchairs, surgical shoes and gowns and a portable X-Ray machine were turned over to Janiuay, Iloilo yesterday.

A private sector initiative, the multi-million turn-over was the result of an impromptu project dubbed "Project Tulong." Initiated by an Ilongga and later embraced by longtime friends and associates, a plea for help and action was made a day after Typhoon Frank devastated Iloilo in June.

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The Italy-inspired giant mask of Team "Balangaw" headed by Jenny Melliza of Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City

The Italy-inspired giant mask of Team "Balangaw" headed by Jenny Melliza of Brgy. Singcang, Bacolod City was declared the grand winner of the Mask of the World Giant Mask-Making Contest held at SM City Bacolod recently. SM City Bacolod organized the "Mask of the World" giant mask-making contest in celebration of the city’s 29th MassKara Festival themed Bacolod, city of the world. All entries are being displayed at the mall’s Northwing Event Centre.

Committee chooses Megaworld property as new city hall site

The ad hoc committee tasked to study the construction of the new Iloilo City Hall building has recommended to push through with the deal offered by Megaworld Corporation to the city government.


Treñas on Perez's description of him as arrogant, short-tempered: Only in her dreams

"Only in her dreams." This is what Mayor Jerry Treñas has to say to Antique Gov. Salvacion Perez relative to the latter's description of him as "pikon kag arogante (short-tempered and arrogant)."

Capitol SP mulls re-shuffling of committee structure

Committee chairmanships and vice-chairmanships in the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) are expected to see changes anytime soon.

School children told: Computers are for learning not for games

International Institute for Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) President Juan Miguel Luz yesterday stressed the importance of computers in today's technology. Computers are instrument for learning and not for games. It is one's gateway to the world, he said.

OFWs' families should prepare for the future

There is no state of "rush-back-home" for the Filipino overseas workers in the face of global economic crunch as of now, but it is worthwhile for their families to prepare for their eventual return.


Panitan Liga prexy vows to unify colleagues

ROXAS CITY – Ignacio Deocampo, now the full-fledged president of the Liga ng mga Barangay – Panitan chapter, vowed to unify the 26 village chiefs in their town. He won through coin toss last October 6 liga special election.

City gov't acquires 4 big bikes for traffic aides

ROXAS CITY – The city government under the leadership of Mayor Vicente Bermejo has acquired four units of Jaguar motorcycle to be used by the traffic aides in the city.

Capiz to join 1stGlobal Handwashing Day

ROXAS CITYA simultaneous hand washing activity will be conducted in all Rural Health Units (RHU) in the province on October 15, 2008 in line with the 1stworldwide observance of the first ever Global Handwashing Day.


'Wanders' taking Manila theater-goers into a magical journey

A magical two-hour theater production, "Wanders", is the subject of animated talk among those who watched it in Metro Manila.

Compromise deal between city and Ceneco under SP review

BACOLOD CITY -- City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora confirmed yesterday that they had already endorsed to the Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) the request of Mayor Evelio Leonardia to sign the compromise agreement.

Franco's transfer to NCR held in abeyance

The reassignment of Negros Occidental Police Office (Noppo) Director Senior Supt. Rosendo Franco to National Capital Region (NCR) was held in abeyance following the cancellation of the designation of Supt. Flomar Natuel as officer-in-charge of Noppo.

Midwives Association holds 34thAnnual Convention

The 34thAnnual Convention of the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines, Inc. (IMAP) will kick off with a motorcade on October 15, Wednesday, at 1:00 p.m. Dubbed "IMAP, Inc.


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


Big government ahead

/ David Brooks

Bull's Eye:
Remedial measures


Time machines

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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,


Bacolod Masskara Colors the World

Bacolod Masskara Colors the World

Robinsons Place Bacolod plays host venue to the Wearable Mask Making Competition as Bacolod City rolls on to the highlight days of its annual world famous MASSKARA FESTIVAL.

The new SM Cinemas

The new SM Cinemas

If you happen to watch a movie at SM City Iloilo Cinema, then you have noticed its new and exciting look. Then, you have enjoyed its renovated design as well as experienced its state-of-the-art facilitiesand the classy and spacious lounge area.

Habol by Jaki Peñalosa

Habol by Jaki Peñalosa

Ilonggo hablon was mixed with handwoven materials made from other places like Cambodia (silk) and other imported materials.

SM, Aksyon Radyo conduct free medical & dental service

SM, Aksyon Radyo conduct free medical & dental service

More than 500 individuals from Bacolod City and its neighboring cities and towns availed of the free medical and dental services conducted by Aksyon Radyo Bacolod's Operation Tulong Task Force.


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