October 20, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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SP all set to 'deeply' pore over P1.1B proposed 2009 Capitol budget

Official legislative jurisdiction starts tomorrow for members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) on the over P1.1 billion proposed budget of the Iloilo Provincial Government.

DILG chief hails New Gov't Center

BACOLOD CITY – Interior and Local Government Secretary Ronaldo Puno yesterday was all praises of the city's New Government Center.

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Participants to the Masskara Festival in Bacolod City show off their colorful smiling masks

Participants to the Masskara Festival in Bacolod City show off their colorful smiling masks while waiting for their turn to compete last Saturday.

Collective decision needed over proposal to buy lot at old airport

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said it would be a collected decision between the executive and the legislative body to affirm the recommendation of the ad hoc committee to buy some 5,000 square meters of lot at the old airport as new site of the proposed city hall building.


Santiago wants 'swift justice' for enforcers involved in illegal drugs

Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Director General Senior Undersecretary Dionisio Santiago recommends a "swift justice" against those policemen and drug enforcement officers who are on payroll of drug lords.

Updated Nutrition Plan boosts government's hunger mitigation program

An important impact program in the updated Medium Term Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (MTPPAN) 2008-2010 is Promotion of Good Nutrition which is also a primary component of the government's Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Program (AHMP).

EDC affirms commitment to deliver power to Negros in 2010

BACOLOD CITY -- The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has affirmed its commitment to deliver power to the Negrenses by 2010.

High school studes take advance look on college careers in TESDA nat'l trainees' day

Hundreds of Iloilo's high school students flocked the "career profiling" event put together by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda).

Japan exchange program now open for application

The National Youth Commission (NYC) recently announced that application for the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Program is now open.


Receipt-issuing taxi now operates in Roxas City

ROXAS CITY – This city's first ever taxi units have started operating after it was launched last Saturday.

City dad calls DILG for a public safety plan

ROXAS CITY – In a Peace and Order Council Meeting on October 13, this year held in a restaurant here, City Mayor Vicente B. Bermejo called for the support of the community and of the barangay officials to improve the already satisfactory peace and order situation of the city.

Cuartero town invokes help of backyard garden

ROXAS CITY -- A local government unit (LGU) in Capiz has been pushing for an alternative livelihood initiative to raise family income amidst the current global economic crisis.


'40 years old and above' basketball tournament launched in Kabankalan

The "40 years old and above" basketball tournament was launched at the K-Center in Kabankalan on Oct. 13.

La Carlota City builds new City Health Office

BACOLOD CITY -- La Carlota City will soon have a new two-storey City Health Center building at the cost of more than P16 million.

Roxas supports amendment of Cooperative Code

BACOLOD CITY -- Senator Manuel "Mar" Roxas supports the amendment of the Cooperative Code which will give clearer provision on the exemption of sugar cooperatives from paying the advance value added tax (VAT) on refined sugar.


Res Gestae
The bulletin board
Bridging the gap
The Pangasi Festival of Lanipe, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
A sandpiper to bring you joy
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Remembering my alma mater
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Rational Insanity:
Cheap story

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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



Bata top 2008 Masskara streetdance contest

Barangays Mandalagan, Bata top 2008 Masskara streetdance contest

BACOLOD CITY -- The Masskara dancers of Barangay Mandalagan was adjudged as 2008 Champion in Streetdance Competition - Open Category after their impressive performance witnessed by foreign and local tourists last Saturday at the Bacolod Public Plaza.

Ilonggos at the 7th Tatler Ball

Ilonggos at the 7th Tatler Ball

Iloilo Correspondent for Philippine Tatler
The glitter of Manila skyline was just a spark of Makati Shangrila when the country's premiere high society magazine Philippine Tatler celebrated their 7th Anniversary

The Master and the Budding Superstar Protege

The Master and the Budding Superstar Protege

One can easily tell he is a typical American jock but the modest 25-year old mixed martial arts enthusiast is not entirely all about displaying the male braggadocio.

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.


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