October 27, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Capitol chiefs in the 'line of fire' over Budget deliberations

Vice Governor Rolex Suplico, chair of the Committee on Appropriations, is insisting on the presence of Capitol chiefs in the ongoing deliberations of the 2009 Executive Budget.

As such, he wrote his uncle, Governor Niel Tupas Sr., to reconsider an earlier decision prohibiting attendance of said department heads.

Garbage trucks barred from entering Brgy. Felisa dumpsite

BACOLOD CITY – Dumptrucks carrying tons of garbage collected from all over this city failed to enter Brgy. Felisa, where the city's dumpsite is located, yesterday after residents blocked the road going to the dumpsite.

The residents stayed on the streets, had their lunch there and braved the scorching heat of the sun with their placards, to strongly send a message to the city government that they no longer want their barangay to become host of the dumpsite even if it will be made into a sanitary landfill.

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Fishermen from Guimaras have started living normal lives after the disastrous oil spill two years ago that affected their livelihood.

Fishermen from Guimaras have started living normal lives after the disastrous oil spill two years ago that affected their livelihood.

Cong'l probe on oil spill victims reparation sought

Lawmakers are seeking a congressional investigation on alleged government inaction on insufficient reparations of victims of the massive oil spill on Guimaras Island two years ago.

Bacolod becoming 'city of smell' feared

BACOLOD CITY – The city is on the verge of becoming a "city of smell" rather than "city of smile" once the impasse between the city government and the residents of Brgy. Felisa is not resolved the soonest possible time.

Sparing Guimaras in mining areas list still uncertain

It's still a very long way for Guimarasnons in their fight against the entry of large scale mining activities as Department of Environment and Natural Resources Office (DENR) Secretary Lito Atienza is non-committal to spare the island from the list of areas in the country open for mining.


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.


2 kids dead in market shootout

ROXAS CITY – Two children fell after being hit in a series of gunshots that shattered the busy market place of Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center (TATC) last Thursday, 4:30 in the afternoon.

Bermejo saddened by TATC shootout

ROXAS CITY – City Mayor Vicente Bermejo expressed his condolences to the families of the two kids who were killed by stray bullets after a shootout occurred at the Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center (TATC) last week.

Illegal meat caused TATC shootout

ROXAS CITY – Quarrel over the illegal trade of meat is the cause of the shootout that took place around 4:30 in the afternoon at the Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center (TATC) Thursday last week.


City awards cleanest and greenest barangays

BACOLOD CITY -- Barangay Handumanan, Barangay Punta Taytay and Barangay 13 were recently adjudged as the cleanest barangay in Rural, Coastal and Urban category, respectively, during the awarding rites held at the Liga ng Barangay Hall last Friday.

COA asks NGC documents from SP

BACOLOD CITY -- The Commission on Audit Team 2 Bacolod City sent a letter to Sangguniang Panglungsod Secretary Atty. Nilo Alejandrino requesting documents in view of their on-going audit of the newly completed Bacolod New Government Center (NGC).

Philam Life exec allays fears of policy holders

BACOLOD CITY -- Philippine American Life and General Insurance Company (Philam Life) President and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. came here over the weekend to assure the policy holders here that there is nothing to fear or worry about their investments with the company.


The sense of Sunday
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
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Honesty, in real sense
Res Gestae


Eye Opener:
Will it be Obama or McCain in White House 2009?

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Rational Insanity:
Preserve the cultural heritage of the Capiznon, defend the Tumandok

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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


Masskara sa Makati

Masskara sa Makati

Last September 30 to October 5, the 23rd Negros Trade Fair of the Association of Negros Producers filled Rockwell's Tent with avid shoppers and "eaters". Shoppers had their bags filled with export quality products from Negros, ranging from gifts, toys, house wares, furniture, and of course, food.

Bauhinia Filipino Cuisine

Bauhinia Filipino Cuisine

An exciting twist for a traditional fare. This is what's in store for diners at Bauhinia* Filipino Cuisine, located at The Avenue, Pison Compound, Mandurriao (located in the middle of Smallville and Boardwalk).

A Poolside Affair

A Poolside Affair

Roxas City shined its brightest recently when enterprising and and well-liked dynamic couple Antonio "Tony" and Cora Gamboa-Ortiz, owners of the impressive San Antonio Resort-Village and Casa Felisa.

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.


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