October 30, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Urban poor groups hit Pesina for ignoring their plight

Three urban poor organizations are calling for the resignation of the chair of the committee on urban poor of the Sangguniang Panlungsod for his inaction on the concerns of the urban poor communities.

Bacolod City 30% IRA dependent; SP reviews P1.1-B 2009 budget

BACOLOD CITY – Year 2009 is another milestone to Bacolod since this year's P1 billion budget will increase by 10% next year or P1.1 billion.

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'Tis the time of the year when flowers are experiencing brisk sales, so flower vendors everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity brought by All Saints Day.

'Tis the time of the year when flowers are experiencing brisk sales, so flower vendors everywhere are taking advantage of the opportunity brought by All Saints Day.

NPC's gensets to be operational next month

The 15 modular generator sets to be provided by the National Power Corporation (NPC) to Iloilo City will become operational starting next month. Power players here are firming up the agreement for the interconnection.


Militant groups welcome bishops' call for radical change

Militant groups here under Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN) express support to the call of the five Catholic bishops for a drastic change in government due to unabated corruption in the Arroyo government.

MGB to complete geological hazard mapping in Western Visayas by 2010

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) is hoping to complete its geological hazard mapping in Western Visayas by 2010.

Rehab of old Carpenters Bridge funded by IFCP

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the rehabilitation of the old Carpenters Bridge in Tabucan, Mandurriao was funded by the Iloilo Flood Control Project. Thus, it should not be used as "parking area" of the Saviour International Hospital.

P2M worth of abandoned pyrotechnics confiscated in Iloilo port

The Bureau of Customs (BoC) and the Regional Maritime Office 6 (RMO 6) here have confiscated some P1.8 million to P2 million worth of abandoned firecrackers and pyrotechnics that were earlier declared as toys contained in a 20-footer container van on board the vessel of Sulpicio Lines.

Roxas seeks Senate caucus on Bolante

Liberal President Senator Mar Roxas on Tuesday pushed anew for the holding of a caucus among all senators to decide on convening the Senate committee of the whole to re-investigate the fertilizer fund scam.


Only Aklan residents exempted from Boracay tax

BORACAY ISLAND -- The Caticlan Jetty Port Administration has clarified that only the Aklan residents are being exempted from several tax fees imposed on tourists in this resort island.

Capiceños appreciate BSP outreach

ROXAS CITY -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) effort to reach the community and explain the BSP - produced statistics received the appreciation of the participants during an open forum of the activity last October 17 here.

End to illegal recruitment urged

ROXAS CITY – The head of the organizers of the 2ndGlobal Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) hosted by the Philippines urged governments worldwide to swiftly act on putting an end to the exploitative practices of the fly-by-night recruitment agencies who charge illegal fees to workers.

Hand washing corners set up

ROXAS CITY -- Hand washing corners were established in various rural health units (RHU) in Capiz to sustain the province's support to global campaign to improve sanitation and hygiene.


Bacolod SP backs Senate move to continue fertilizer scam probe

BACOLOD CITY -- The Sangguniang Panglungsod passed a resolution Wednesday supporting the move of the Senate of the Philippines to proceed with the investigation on the controversial Fertilizer Fund Scam.

Batapa urges brgy leaders to help in anti-VAWC drive

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Jocelle Batapa-Sigue yesterday passed a resolution requesting and encouraging all 61 barangays in the city to give importance to the campaign against violence on women and children.

3 Felisa Kagawads deny receiving money from Bing

BACOLOD CITY -- Brgy. Felisa Kagawads Joel Lavarro, Rodrigo Tamayo and Rodel Latosa strongly denied that they received financial favors of P50,000 each from Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia in exchange of their support to the continued use of their barangay as the city's dumpsite.

Copper letterings in epitaphs, grills in tombs stolen

BACOLOD CITY -- As "Fiesta Minatay" approaches, thieves have taken advantage of stealing some valuable materials at the La Carlota public cemetery.


Give body due attention
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
SJS celebrates CIVICS Week
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


Coffee Thursday:
Two poems

/ Paolo Carreon

The Bolante Homecoming – A Halloween Scare?

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

'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:



Emerald Lions Club plant trees, and more

Emerald Lions Club plant trees, and more

The Iloilo Emerald Lions Club, Inc. held a tree planting at the Maasin Watershed Forest Reserve recently. Along with the students of the St. Augustine College of Nursing, they planted 300 seedlings.

Photographic Society of Iloilo turns 28

Photographic Society of Iloilo turns 28

The Photographic Society of Iloilo (PSI) celebrated its founding anniversary recently at the Boracay Ballroom of Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center and your Pink Pepper rubbed elbows with its remarkable and artistic members.

SM UN Day Celebration

SM UN Day Celebration

The Parade of United Nations' costumes highlighted the UN Day celebration at the Northwing Event Centre of SM City Bacolod recently.

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.


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