October 29, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Modern muscovado mill to rise in Antique

SAN JOSE, Antique—A modern muscovado mill will soon rise in Antique as part of the province's efforts to regain its title as the muscovado capital in the country.

Show proof that I gained from dumpsite acquisition

BACOLOD CITY -- Councilor Greg Gasataya, Chairman of the City Clean and Green Coordinating Team, challenged Bacolod Cong. Monico O. Puentevella to show proof that he benefited from the acquisition of the P23.8 million property in Brgy. Felisa to be used as a new dumpsite.

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A modern muscovado mill will soon open in Barangay Kasit-an in Laua-an, Antique.

A modern muscovado mill will soon open in Barangay Kasit-an in Laua-an, Antique. (Inset) Muscovado sugar from Antique with newly developed labels.

Cost of proposed city hall building up by P2-M

The new computation for the construction cost of the proposed city hall building increased by more than P2 million six months after the recent computation was made. City Mayor Jerry Treñas said in the latest computation provided to them by Architect William Coscolluela, the construction of a seven-storey building now cost P465,039,000. It will be constructed on a land area of 13,158 square meters.


Half-day transaction at city hall on Friday

To give enough time for city hall employees to visit their loved ones who are buried in cemeteries outside Iloilo City, business transactions at the Iloilo City hall on Friday will only be half-day.

283 traffic aides undergo drug-testing

Some 283 traffic aides recently underwent drug-testing as a requirement for their job contract renewal with the city government.

Iloilo Flood Control Project moving on to operation – DPWH

Despite human, infrastructure and financial setbacks, the Iloilo Flood Control Project is moving on to operation in 2009, said IFCP Information Management Group Head Engr. Jose Al Fruto of the Department of Public Works and highways (DPWH).

CSC to conduct Seminar on Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007

The Civil Service Commission Regional Office No. 6 will conduct a one-day Orientation-Seminar on the Anti-Red Tape Act of 2007 on October 29, 2008 for National Government Agencies (NGAs) and on October 30, 2008


Aklan vet eyes AI for bigger cattle, carabao population

KALIBO, Aklan -- Aklan is aiming to increase the population of cows and carabaos in the province through artificial insemination.

Antique towns to make tourism master plan

SAN JOSE, Antique -– More or less forty participants composed of Tourism Officers, Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators and Sangguniang Bayan members from various towns gathered on October 21-25 at Oak Brook.

Capiz solon turns attention to farmers

ROXAS CITY -- Congressman Fredenil Castro of the Second Congressional District of Capiz has turned his attention to farmers in his area who were affected by natural calamities including the June 21 typhoon "Frank".


Mayor Bing chosen as NPC chairman for Bacolod

Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia was recently appointed as City Chairman of the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC).

Agrarian reform beneficiaries set up camp

BACOLOD CITY -- More than 300 agrarian reform beneficiaries belonging to the MAPISAN alliance set-up a camp-out in front of the DAR Provincial Office to push for immediate action on pending cases in large landholdings in southern Negros.

SP to pose objection on renewal of PPA's permit to Bredco

BACOLOD CITY – In today's regular session, Councilor Dindo Ramos, who also sits as the Chairman of the Committee on Laws, will pass a resolution opposing the 'permit to operate the port' application made by Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (Bredco) to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).

Ex-GSO head awaits reinstatement after CA order

BACOLOD CITY -- Court of Appeals-Cebu City (Formerly CA Special Twentieth Division) recently ordered Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia to execute their July 28, 2008 decision reinstating Mr. Jerome Solinap as General Service Officer.


de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
SJS celebrates CIVICS Week
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
Res Gestae


'Rescue' operations

/ John Sue

Cerebral Combustion:
10 thousand-lesson worth: A guide to online scams

/ Hacel Du-Chua

'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


AHON donates books to Guimaras

AHON donates books to Guimaras

Last October 20, Your Pepper went to the Province of Guimaras to witness the turnover of some P4-million worth of books by Acts of Hope for the Nation (AHON) Foundation to some schools.

Bacolod welcomes: A.M.Builders' Depot

Bacolod welcomes: A.M.Builders' Depot

A.M. Builders' Depot, formerly AM Trading Corp., and established in 1997 now services residents of Bacolod City and Negros Occidental as it opens its biggest store at the Bacolod Reclamation Area, beside the SM City Bacolod North Wing .

Epilepsy Awareness and Advocacy

Epilepsy Awareness and Advocacy

A lay forum on Epilepsy and a medical mission with the theme "Reaching Out, Touching Lives in San Jose de Buenavista," was held last Oct. 12, 2008 at Antique National School in San Jose, Antique.

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.


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