October 17, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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For 'bungling' selection of president, Yasay sues CPU top officials

The controversy surrounding the selection of a new president of the Central Philippine University (CPU) was thrown wide open yesterday after former school chairman Perfecto "Jun" Yasay Jr. sued top officials of the university.

Search for toxic cargo stopped

Search operations for the missing toxic cargo of a vessel that sank off Antique last June has been called off by the Coast Guard after more than a month of operations.

But divers have failed to locate around 80 sealed drums containing at least 16 metric tons of the toxic substance toluene di-isocyanate (TDI).

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Atty. Elmer Garcia Mendoza, legal counsel of former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Atty. Perfecto Yasay.

Atty. Elmer Garcia Mendoza, legal counsel of former Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Atty. Perfecto Yasay, endorses the civil complaint they have filed against officials of Central Philippine University with the clerk of the Regional Trial Court.

PDEA vows to neutralize known drug lord

Just like Al Capone, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is hoping to pin down Iloilo City's publicly known drug lord for anti-money laundering violations and not for possession of methampetamine hydrochloride or shabu.

Tupas seeks SP nod on P1.1B 2009 budget

Governor Niel Tupas Sr. is now seeking for legislative approval on a working budget for next year's operations of the Iloilo Provincial Government.


PGMA has yet to receive petition of five governors

President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has yet to receive the petition of the five governors in Western Visayas asking her to revoke the Environmental Compliance Certificate (ECC).

Iloilo City ranks 5th in illegal drugs problem

A top official of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) revealed that Iloilo City ranks fifth among the cities in the country when it comes to illegal drug problem. However, the official said the problem is still in the "manageable level" compared in other areas.

DOST holds 4th Visayas S & T Fair

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) will hold the "4th Visayas Science and Technology (S & T) Fair" on October 22-26, 2008 at the Island City Mall, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, to be hosted by DOST Region VII.

Iloilo City to open library hub in June next year

The city government, through its local school board, is looking forward to open its library hub, a depository of various kinds of books and other reading materials in time for the opening of classes in June next year.


BIR RDO 72 holds withholding tax seminar

ROXAS CITY -- The Bureau of Internal Revenue Office 72 here conducted a Seminar on Withholding Tax at Roblee Hall of Filamer Christian College.

Capiz PCL delegates learn more from Bacolod convention

ROXAS CITY – Delegates from Philippine Councilor's League (PCL) Capiz chapter who joined the three-day 2nd National Executive Convention Officer and National Board Meeting in Negros Occidental expressed that they have learned more from the said activity.

Capiz dad to invite LTFRB head to shed light on transport woes

ROXAS CITY – A member of the Capiz provincial board is set to invite the head of Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) in region 6 to shed light on the current transportation problems.


P1.5B airport access road to start in November

BACOLOD CITY – Construction of the P1.5 billion access road from New Bacolod-Silay Airport to La Herencia Subdivision Brgy. Bata, Bacolod City will start by the first or second week of November, Department of Public Works and Highways Engr. Sonny Boy Oropel said.

Capitol finances organic coffee growing projects

A total of P140,000 worth of checks was turned over yesterday to four farmers associations in the province for the Organic Coffee Growing Project, in a simple ceremony held at the Governor's Office.

Small and Medium-based enterprise fast growing in Bacolod

BACOLOD CITY -- Permit and License Division Chief Ardis Jaculina vehemently denied yesterday the report that business climate in Bacolod City had a slowdown because of the sudden growth of the small business and family-based entrepreneur.


A sandpiper to bring you joy
Capitalism needs a sound spirit
Bridging the gap
The Pangasi Festival of Lanipe, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Remembering my alma mater
Res Gestae
Long live Rapiz! Long live Dela Paz!
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Health@Heart :
Warning: Asthma Dangers

/ Philip S. Chua

Soap Watch: Iisa Pa Lamang, Garden of Eden in reverse

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Masskara Festival, the Negrense way

/ Rodolfo F. Gumabong

Coffee Thursdays:
Melamine and me

/ Paolo Carreon

Big government ahead

/ David Brooks

Bull's Eye:
Remedial measures



Jose Pitoy Moreno

Jose Pitoy Moreno: The Fashon Czar Of Asia

It is a rank that speaks of his talent as an artist, his achievement as a designer and his stature in Philippine fashion. Internationally, he is the best-known Filipino designer.

AFP gets busy with engineering projects for the community

AFP gets busy with engineering projects for the community

The Armed Forces of the Philippines, being an organization, has several departments apart from the ones that you see fighting against the enemy in war-torn areas.

International Cleanup Day

International Cleanup Day

In a bid to improve the health of underwater eco systems Diver One , Inc., a group of local dive instructors and dive masters, that gives scuba diving classes and packages rallied 25 scuba divers.

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.


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