October 31, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Pesina, Firmeza tussle may open can of worms

The exchanges between City Councilor Antonio Pesina, chair of the committee on urban poor, human rights and minority group, and the chair of the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao), Roy Firmeza, may open a can of worms pertaining to the city's relocation sites which have long been suspected of irregularities.

DENR exec scores lifting of Boracay moratorium

BORACAY ISLAND―The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Thursday scored officials governing Boracay Island for lifting a moratorium on construction projects on the island-resort.

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A boy paints the grave of one of the dead inside the Molo Cemetery for P150.00 days ahead of All Saints Day.

A boy paints the grave of one of the dead inside the Molo Cemetery for P150.00 days ahead of All Saints Day. People are expected to flock to the cemeteries tomorrow to visit the graves of their relatives.

Prov'l, city cops gear for observance of All Saints' Day

Full police visibility, police assistance centers and deployment of uniformed and plainclothes men and women of the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) and Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) are a-go. Expected to be busiest though are the traffic enforcers with Senior Inspector Robert "Bob" Foerster of the Traffic Management Enforcement Unit (TMEU) here on the lead.

This, as the nation marks the yearly All Saints Day celebration with peace and order situation highlighting the day.


Icupao chief denies bribe attempt on Pesina

Iloilo City Urban Poor and Affairs Office (Icupao) chair Roy Firmeza denied the allegations hurled by City Councilor Antonio Pesina that he attempted to bribe the latter of P50,000 in exchange for a favorable endorsement of a property in Jaro.

Usec. Sarabia vows promotion of indigenous culture

Department of Tourism (DOT) Undersecretary for Security and Political Affairs Salvador Sarabia Jr. pledged to help in the promotion of the rich culture of the indigenous people inhabited in the three far-flung barangays in the town of Calinog.

DPWH help desks in WV highways

The Regional Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has started to establish Assistance Desks in all major highways in Western Visayas to assist motorists during the observance of All Saints' and All Souls' Days.

RSCWC holds first ever Child Perspective Workshop

The Regional Council for the Welfare of Children (RSCWC) facilitated the first ever Child Perspective Workshop participated in by 34 students from public and private high schools in the city and nearby towns, October 28-29 in Iloilo.


CARE MPC launches water refilling station

ROXAS CITY – The Capiz Agrarian Reform Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative (CARE MPC) yesterday launched its "E-CARE Water Refilling Station".

Food, energy security top gov't concerns

ROXAS CITY – How to make the country cope with the volatile global food and energy situation is one of the foremost concerns of the government.

PopCom gives RPM funding

ROXAS CITY The Commission on Population (PopCom) regional office has turned over a check worth P206,000.00 to the Capiz provincial government last October 27 in a turn-over ceremony at the Provincial Capitol here as partial release for the Responsible Parenting Movement (RPM) program in the province.


Bacolod's Task Force All Saints' Day declares readiness for Nov. 1 and 2

BACOLOD CITY – This city's Task Force All Saints' Day is all set for tomorrow's observance where people flock to the cemeteries to visit their loved ones and relatives.

Gasataya mulls P1M annual aid to Felisa

BACOLOD CITY – Councilor Greg Gasataya, chairman of the Committee on Environment and chairman of Task Force Clean and Green, proposed an ordinance setting aside the amount of P1 million annually for the host barangay of the city's waste disposal facility.

NegOcc guv deny receiving fertilizer fund

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental Gov. Isidro Zayco and the late former Gov. Joseph Marañon refused to receive a substantial amount of fertilizer assistance during the election period in 2004.

Bacolod cited as most child friendly city in Western Visayas

Bacolod City recently received the 2008 Presidential Awards for the Most Child Friendly Cities and Municipalities (Highly Urbanized City Category).


My friend, my sister
Bridging the gap
The Jaro plaza as a heritage gem
Give body due attention
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
SJS celebrates CIVICS Week
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will
Res Gestae


Arteriosclerosis in the young

/ Philip S. Chua

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


Little Diego's Party

Little Diego's Party

It was a fun sunny afternoon last October 4 when the only child of lovely couple Francis John Ignacio and the former Guia Joy Ortiz celebrated Little Diego's 1st birthday at his grandparents Tony and Cora Ortiz's newly built swimming pool in San Antonio Resort Village in Roxas City.

Relaxing @ Soleo Beach

Relaxing @ Soleo Beach

Going to the beach to relax need not be expensive. One could bring altogether a kilo of pork for inihaw, tilapia for sugba, kinilaw na isda, steamed rice, Pepsi Max and Nature's Spring water and that would be a complete basketful of fun food.

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.


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