October 23, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Group welcomes congressional probe on Boracay aborigines

The Church mission helping the Ati families on Boracay Island has welcomed a congressional investigation on the alleged displacement of Ati families from their community.

City officials agree to source power from biomass plant

No city official objected to the plan of sourcing out additional five megawatts (MW) of power from the biomass plant of Central Azucarera de San Antonio in Passi City.

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An aeta community in Sto. Bolabog, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay island pose with the sisters of Holy Rosary Parish Ati Mission (HRPAM)

An aeta community in Sto. Bolabog, Brgy. Balabag, Boracay island pose with the sisters of Holy Rosary Parish Ati Mission (HRPAM) in this file photo taken sometime in January 2005.

Suplico eyes resolution notifying all offices of vacancy in top posts

Vice Governor Rolex Suplico led the call for official notification on all department heads of the Iloilo Provincial Government regarding the vacancies on top positions here.


2 divers in Ocean Papa 'blast' now safe

Two divers involved in the salvaging of a sunken cargo vessel in Culasi town in Antique were taken to the hospital on Monday after being hit by trapped air from one of the vessel's compartments.

Bomb threat on 2 malls a hoax, says ICPO chief

Text messages spreading yesterday about the alleged plan of the New People's Army (NPA), armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), to bomb two malls in Iloilo City was nothing but a hoax.

'Budget make-over' causes confusion, interlude in Capitol hearing

Day one of the deliberations on the 2009 Executive Budget of the Iloilo Provincial Government saw numerous interruptions and breaks. And it was not because of the P150 million increase from the current year's budget.

Guv bars Capitol chiefs from attending budget hearings

Notices for the budget hearings were sent out by the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) secretariat addressed to respective section chiefs of the Capitol.

DPWH orders quick removal of unsafe billboards

Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) District Engineers in the region were told to immediately remove unsafe and illegal billboards in their areas or face administrative sanction.


Court junks EDC's motion to dismiss

BACOLOD CITY -- Regional Trial Court (RTC) branch 44 Judge Rodney Bolunia has denied the motion to dismiss filed by Energy Development Corp. (EDC)

Sibolboro in hot water anew

BACOLOD CITY – The 350 bags of rice earlier reported missing have already been accounted for, but Panaad nursery supervisor Romulo Sibolboro is again in hot water.

Comelec voter's education campaign kicks off today

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod Election Officer IV Atty. Mavil Majarucon recently informed the Sangguniang Panglungsod of Bacolod City that the Commission on Election (Comelec) will be conducting a Voters' Education Campaign.


Del Rosario to put up only 1 skywalk instead of 3

ROXAS CITY – Congressman Antonio del Rosario (1st District, Capiz) finally decided to put up only one skywalk here instead of the original three that he proposed.

Roxas City's peace & order good for business

ROXAS CITY – Mayor Vicente Bermejo said he was happy to note the sound peace and order condition of the city but admitted that keeping the city that way is a challenge.

Sapian mayor to promote local tourism in Coop Month celebration

SAPIAN, Capiz – Mayor Arturo "Turic" Orosco, Sr., Ph.D. vows to promote local tourism and make a fiesta atmosphere during the celebration of he Cooperative Month here November 4-5.


Profiling the Christian youth today
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Honesty, in real sense
Bridging the gap
The Pangasi Festival of Lanipe, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras
Res Gestae
A sandpiper to bring you joy
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Coffee Thursdays:
Giving in time of global depression

/ Paolo Carreon

Bull's Eye:
Future city hall


Hero versus Superhero

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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


7th National Women's Climb

7th National Women's Climb

The 7th National Women's Climb of the Mountaineering Federation of the Philippines was held in Mt. Kanlaon Negros Occidental.

Bohol by the numbers

Bohol by the numbers

For a Mass Communication graduate with an intense aversion to numbers, I couldn't help but become fascinated by the numerous offerings of Panglao and Bohol.

Keeping in touch

Keeping in touch

The Iloilo National High School held "Keeping in Touch 2008" recently. This has two activities --- the blessing of the Artists E-Hub and the induction and oath-taking ceremony of the School for the Arts Federated Parent-Teacher Association, Inc.

The Perfect Ball

The Perfect Ball

It was a night of utmost glamor and big hearts, when the country's premiere lifestyle and society magazine, Philippine Tatler celebrated its 7thanniversary with a grand ball at the Rizal Ballroom of the swanky Makati Shangrila last Oct 11, 2008.


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