October 28, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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New City Hall to stay in old site after Megaworld deal failed

The city government now has to go back to its original plan of building the new City Hall in its old site in Plaza Libertad after Megaworld Corporation totally withdrew from the supposed deal for the project.

GBPC: Clean coal technology not a threat to environment, people's health

The proponent of a 164 MW coal-fired power plant in Brgy. Ingore, La Paz reiterated that the proposed power plant would not be a threat to the environment and the people's health as it will use clean coal technology.

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This beautiful lantern and other items displayed on the table are the handiworks of prisoners.

This beautiful lantern and other items displayed on the table are the handiworks of prisoners. They are part of the exhibit for the National Correctional Consciousness Week being held at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol.

Old slaughterhouse operation to end Nov. 3

BACOLOD CITY – Starting November 3 the old slaughterhouse in Brgy. 35 will be transformed into a meat or food processing area, said City Councilor Alex Paglumotan, chairman of Committee on Markets and Slaughterhouse. The councilor reported that everything is in place as the city government through Mayor Evelio Leonardia together with affected people around the old slaughterhouse agreed to end the operation on the said date.


Guimaras to plant trees for 'carbon credits'

The provincial government of Guimaras has initiated a massive planting of 4,000 seedlings in one of its watershed areas in Jordan for them to qualify for the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) under the Kyoto Protocol.

Typhoon tops list of disasters needing preparation

The five municipalities in the island-province of Guimaras has identified typhoon as the top most disaster the provincial government has to deal with. Flood is the next form of disaster that needs to be addressed.

City gears up for peaceful All Saints Day celebration

City Mayor Jerry Treñas appealed to all Ilonggos to cooperate with the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to maintain peace and security inside the cemeteries this coming All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

Treñas raises warning vs. 'akyat bahay' gang

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday called on every Ilonggos to be vigilant against Akyat-Bahay Gang operating in the city especially this coming All Saints Day and All Souls Day. Everyone should be very cautious. "It is unfortunate it happened to me," the mayor lamented.

Solons support on Guimaras' fight vs mining sought

Congressmen have urged the House of Representatives to support the stand of officials and residents of Guimaras Island against mining operations on the island-province.


Capiz health authorities set filariasis treatment Nov. 4

ROXAS CITY – The Provincial Health Office (PHO) has scheduled a selective treatment of 41 filariasis victims from the various barangays of Tapaz on November 4.

Dumarao Ex-mayor dies

DUMARAO, CAPIZ – Former Mayor Heracleo "Bebot" Benjamen died last Friday at Iloilo Doctor's Hospital due to a lingering illness. He was 60 years old.

Franchise Seminar set in Antique

SAN JOSE, Antique – Entrepreneurs in Western Visayas will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of franchising as a better investment vehicle through a seminar dubbed "Business Opportunities through Franchising: the 2008 Franchising Forum in Antique".

Mobile techno school launched

ROXAS CITY – A Mobile Technology School that was conceived to support the government's program to provide Filipinos especially the out-of-school youth with skills for gainful employment was launched October 22 in Panitan, Capiz.


57-T Ceneco consumers to avail P500 subsidy

BACOLOD CITY – The billing division listed around 57,000 residential consumers of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) who can avail the P500 subsidy from the national government's program dubbed Pantawid Kuryente: Katas ng VAT, General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde said.

Newks defends presence in Felisa last Sunday

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod City Lone District Representative Monico Puentevella defended yesterday his act of going to Brgy. Felisa last Sunday while the barangay leaders and residents blocked the entry of garbage trucks carrying tons of garbage collected from all over the city.


Glimmer in somber November
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


'Sa lugar lang'

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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


Castro-Firmalino relief operation in Olotayan

Castro-Firmalino relief operation in Olotayan

ROXAS CITY – The residents of Brgy. Olotayan, an island-barangay here, are very grateful and delighted to be recipients of another relief operation even after almost four months that typhoon Frank devastated their place.

The Big Give

The Big Give

The devastation of Typhoon Frank last June was the worst the people of the island of Panay have ever experienced but such adversity brings out the best of people.

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).


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