November 3, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Boracay nearing limit of tourism carrying capacity

BORACAY ISLAND—Boracay Island is on the brink of breaking its tourism carrying capacity, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Cops on the hunt for witnesses in Janiuay ambush

Thursday's ambush of two victims in Janiuay, Iloilo was a clear case of a well-hatched murder plan. Yet to date, the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) has yet to secure witnesses on the violent killing.

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WHITE ELEPHANT. Some P2 million was spent on this building of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas Iloilo Provincial Office situated in Magsaysay Village, La Paz, Iloilo City.

WHITE ELEPHANT. Some P2 million was spent on this building of the Liga ng mga Barangay sa Pilipinas Iloilo Provincial Office situated in Magsaysay Village, La Paz, Iloilo City. But for unknown reasons the Liga does not occupy this building, instead it is being left to rot as people in the vicinity loot the building piece by piece.

BAHA asks Bing to issue public apology to Felisa residents

BACOLOD CITY -- The group called Bacolod Anti-Baha Alliance (BAHA) is asking Mayor Evelio Leonardia to issue a public apology to the residents of Brgy. Felisa in relation to what happened last October 26, 2008.


Press Secretary says 'right to reply' law unnecessary

BORACAY ISLAND—Press Secretary Jesus Dureza said pending bills requiring media to give the side of those subjected to critical reports and criticisms are unnecessary and intrusive on the press.

Over P1B Capitol budget highlights today's special session

Members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) convene today for a special session with the yet to be 'deciphered' 2009 Executive Budget at the center of deliberations.

Perez signs docu on housing project for prov'l employees

SAN JOSE, Antique – Gov. Sally Z. Perez signed the Deed of Absolute Sale with the representative of the Development Bank of the Philippines for the 3 hectare lot in San Fernando, San Jose which will seat the 202 houses for the provincial employees, yesterday.

Pavia housing project still facing uncertainty

Majority Floor Leader Eduardo Peñaredondo said the housing project of the city government faces uncertainty since it is a "complicated matter" to deal with. "It is like a high voltage electric current.

PAGASA gets P17M from AusAID for updated storm-forecasting technology

Philippine weather forecasters will soon have enhanced capability to map storm signals and surge inundation with a AusD455,500 (about P17 million) funding from the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID).

SC issues new guidelines on jail visitation, inspection

In line with the Supreme Court's equal access to justice for the program, new guidelines and rules on jail inspection and visitation have been issued.


3 suspects in TATC shooting rampage charged

ROXAS CITY – Three suspects who were involved in a bloody shooting rampage in Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center (TATC) recently were charged for murder and serious physical injuries before the city prosecutor's here last week.

City turns vigilance into ordinance

ROXAS CITY – The city government now has the legal weapon to prevent and control the entry or outbreak of avian influenza or bird flu to the seafood capital of the Philippines.

Firmalino chess tourney winners known

ROXAS CITY – The championship match for the Board Member Clemente "Budong" Firmalino Cup of the Capiz Chess Association (CCA), Inc. was held last October 26 at 2nd Floor, Gaisano Marketplace.


Movement against mining launched in Central Negros

BACOLOD CITY -- Around 115 representatives coming from various organizations, the academe, churches and local government units of Kabankalan, Himamaylan, Binalbagan, Isabela, Moises Padilla and La Castellana, Negros Occidental gathered in Himamaylan City.

Kabankalan marks Children's Month celebration

Guest speaker on the Children's Month celebration held in Kabankalan City on Oct. 30 was Mayor Marxlen Laurence dela Cruz of Don Salvador Benedicto.

11th Adobo Festival slated Nov. 4-5

The Balay Negrense Lifestyle Museum in Silay City will be home again to the annual Adobo Festival on November 4 to 5. Now, on its 11th edition, the event dubbed "A Taste of History" will also feature the 3rd Muscovado Competition.


Res Gestae
Cooperatives, major economic player
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


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

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Why you won't like Angus cows in your homes

/ William B. Ongsitco

Monsters or ghosts?

/ Aimee Andaya

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


Beauty and The Best

Beauty and The Best

2008 Best Dressed Women of the Philippines, the most awaited fashion spectacle-cum-fund raising affair was held last September 23 at the Rizal Ballroom of the Makati Shangri-la.

Home, sweet home

Home, sweet home

It was a momentous occasion for the Agpasa and Maquino clans when Roslyn Majaducon-Agpasa, my aunt, went home to the Philippines and spent time with family, relatives and friends for two weeks.



The Philippine Rural Reconstruction Youth Association is a national organization of youth leaders dedicated to be the catalysts of change. It envisions "A Philippine Society Where The Filipino Youth Are Active Participants In Sustainable and Equitable Community."


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.


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