October 24, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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13 yr-old escapes abductors, saves 2 other streetkids

At least two Cebuano-speaking male suspects with Ilonggo accomplices are feared to be on the loose in Iloilo. The purported mission? To look for "easy" kidnapping targets, not the rich kids, but public schoolchildren and streetchildren.

Caña asks PPA not to renew Bredco permit

BACOLOD CITY – Former City Councilor and lawyer Lyndon Caña, through a letter, asked the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) not to grant a permit to Bacolod Real Development Corporation (Bredco) when the latter applies for renewal next year.

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Thirteen year-old Rossjun tells his ordeal Bombo Radyo reporter Bernard Broniola.

Officials of Leonora S. Salapantan National High School in San Miguel, Iloilo have raised alarm over the presence of an alleged kidnap group victimizing children after one of their students became a victim.(inset) Thirteen year-old Rossjun tells his ordeal Bombo Radyo reporter Bernard Broniola.

Treñas orders check of land valuation in old airport site

Confused about the price quotations offered by two top officials of the Megaworld Corporation, Mayor Jerry Treñas directed the appraisal committee headed by July Grecia, assistant head of the City Assessors Office, to conduct land valuation on the property offered by the corporation as site of the proposed new city hall building.


Police arrest lady gun runner

Police yesterday recovered five firearms from a woman who is allegedly into gun running activities. The suspect was arrested in yesterday's entrapment operation in Burgos Street, City Proper.

Guam to accept foreign workers in 2010

Filipinos planning to find jobs abroad as early as now should already brace for the opening of another market in Guam two years from now.

Dad pushes for subdivision plans for relocation sites

In order to generate funds for the development of existing relocation sites, the Sangguniang Panlungsod approved a resolution requesting the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao) to apply for the approval of subdivision plans.

No CICL in Western Visayas jails – BJMP

There are no Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) detained in jails in Western Visayas.


Capiz to host Visayas global peace festival

ROXAS CITY – Capiz will host the Global Peace Festival in the Visayas on Nov. 17 – 19, the first event of such kind to be held here.

DENR intensifies establishment of geodetic control points in Western Visayas

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is now working doubly to increase the number of geodetic control points locally known as "mohon" in Western Visayas.


Juen, new Deputy Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas

President Arroyo has appointed Francis Anthony S. Juen as Deputy Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas.

BCPO: Masskara crime-related incidents down by 39%

BACOLODCITY – As the 29thMasskara Festival ended last October 19, the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) reported that crime-related incidents on the duration of the festival decreased by 39% compared to last year.

Appropriated budget for NGC short by almost P900T

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia recently asked the Sangguniang Panglungsod to increase the budget appropriation for New Government Center (NGC).


Again: "I'm leaving on a jet plane…"
Bridging the gap
The plaza as a historical and cultural space
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will
Profiling the Christian youth today
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Honesty, in real sense
Res Gestae


Aspirin: The Wonder Drug

/ Philip S. Chua

Bull's Eye:


Iloilo Sarswela on the boards again!

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Coffee Thursdays:
Giving in time of global depression

/ Paolo Carreon

Hero versus Superhero

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Cheap story

/ Bryan Mari Argos


A Masskara Adventure

A Masskara Adventure

Bacolod's Masskara fever came to its full height last October 17-19, 2008. Across the stage where the Masskara queen was to be proclaimed was a street party that surpassed last year's celebration.

1st Education Summit

1st Education Summit

The 1st Education Summit in San Jose de Buenavista was held last Sept.30, 2008 at the CAP Building, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique.

Isaac Josef's charms

Isaac Josef's charms

It was during the Robinsons Campus Fashionista press conference that I first met Isaac Josef Khan Aquino. He can't be missed because of his towering height of 6'2, good looks and charms.

Joshua's Swimming Party

Joshua's Swimming Party

Joshua Lance Martin Albar, only child of Roxas City Councilor Ramon "Monchit" Albar and Guisela "Ging" Toriano of Numancia, Aklan, celebrated his 10th birthday with a swimming party at the family-owned Albar Beach Resort in Culasi, Roxas City.


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