October 16, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Officials lift moratorium on new developments in Boracay

Officials governing Boracay Island have ordered the lifting of a moratorium on new construction projects in the already congested island-resort.

COA orders special audit for New Government Center

BACOLOD CITY -- Commission on Audit (COA) recently constituted a special audit team to conduct a contract review and inspection of the New City Government Center.

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Parents teach their children proper hand washing in yesterday's first ever Global Hand Washing Day.

Parents teach their children proper hand washing in yesterday's first ever Global Hand Washing Day in support of the United Nation’s call for improved hygiene by disseminating the significance of hand washing with soap and water. The activity was held in Brgy. San Pedro, Molo, Iloilo City.

Ombudsman takes battle vs graft, corruption in Guimaras

Nationwide advocacy and battle against graft and corruption initiated by the Office of the Ombudsman makes a two-day stopover in the island-province of Guimaras.


Ordinance 149 lacks operational guidelines, says GSO head

The Iloilo City Solid Waste Management Board (ICSWMB) Technical Working Group has to check the operational guidelines of Regulation Ordinance 149.

2008 search for OFW model family highlights family values

The values that traditional Filipino families uphold are often times shattered because a parent has to leave for overseas work, hence, OFWs' families need distinct care and attention.

Iloilo, Negros Occidental top in Kalahi-Kalayaan priority initiative

The provinces of Iloilo and Negros Occidental are placed in the priority list of the national government in its Kapit-bisig Laban sa Kahirapan: Kalayaan (Kalahi: Kalayaan) initiative in the last quarter of this year.

Construction of P35M HUDCC-funded housing units to start soon

The Habitat for Humanity Philippines (HFHP) Foundation Inc. will soon start the construction of 500 housing units at the San Isidro, Jaro relocation site.

CASA appeals for ILECO 2 backing on ERC plea to reclassify transco line

Efforts to have a 69 kV sub-transmission line reclassified into "full transmission" are focused anew to the Iloilo Electric Cooperative (ILECO) 2 management.


Capiz guv turns over farm tractor to Sigma

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Governor Victor Tanco Sr. turned over Monday a four-wheel farm tractor for use of the people in the Municipality of Sigma.

Castro-Firmalino joint relief operations in Roxas City

ROXAS CITY – 2nd District Representative Fredenil Castro of Capiz and Provincial Liga President Clemente " Budong" Castro-Firmalino jointly conducted relief operations in Barangay Olutayan as part of the concern for victims hit by typhoon Frank in June.

Reorganized PPP Aklan Chapter vows more projects

The reorganized chapter in Aklan of the Press Photographers of the Philippines (PPP), a broad alliance of photojournalists in the country, has vowed more projects and activities this year.


Negros execs laugh off new impeachment plaint

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental Third District Congressman Jose Carlos Lacson laughed off reports of yet another impeachment complaint filed again by colleagues in Congress, the fourth, against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Manapla Jamboree honors Scout Bayoran

The Municipality of Manapla hosted the Boy Scouts of the Philippines Third Council Cultural and Technological Scout Jamboree (CT JAM) held in Brgy. San Pablo recently participated in by elementary and high school boy scouts all over Negros Occidental.

Comelec disqualifies barangay captain, 'funeral parlor not a family home,' says execs

BACOLOD CITY -- The Commission on Elections (Comelec) En Banc has given Barangay Captain Gloria Alisbo of Brgy. 9, Bacolod City five days to file a Motion for Reconsideration before the Supreme Court (SC).


Capitalism needs a sound spirit
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Remembering my alma mater
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


Coffee Thursdays:
Melamine and me

/ Paolo Carreon

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


The Halloween Transport Show 2008

The Halloween Transport Show 2008

Modified vehicles like cars, sports utility vehicles, buggies and motorbikes are being displayed at SM City Iloilo's Event Centre for one week in relation to Thrills and Chills, a Halloween Transport Show by Ground Effects and the said mall.

Pinta Figuras

Pinta Figuras: A headress and body painting competition

It never ceased to amaze people how artists could render their crafts in different media and much more if it is the human body that serves as the artist's canvass.

Masks all around

Masks all around

Smiling faces show the happy spirit of Bacoleños. This year, we Bacoleños celebrate our 29th Masskara Festival with the traditional smiling masks. Visiting our downtown area, we witnessed many colorful and well-designed smiling faces or masks being sold.

Alay Lakad 2008

Alay Lakad 2008

Walking does not only promote good health but it can be used to raise funds for the common good. Take the case of the Alay Lakad 2008 held last Oct. 3,2008 starting at the Evelio B. Javier Plaza, Antique.


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