November 4, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Tupas to Capitol chiefs: 'Disregard SP say on Mejorada, Cabaluna's employ'

Notice to all Capitol department heads: Manuel Mejorada and lawyer Salvador Cabaluna III remain as provincial administrator and provincial legal officer, respectively. While at it, disregard the Resolution of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) stating otherwise.

No Aetas in Boracay before dev't--Trompeta

Department of Tourism (DoT) Regional Director Edwin Trompeta believes there were no indigenous people (Aetas) that inhabited Boracay before it was developed into a high-end tourism destination. The Aetas stayed in mainland Caticlan, he averred.

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A man works on the lights of a parol which he sells along the road in Luna Street, La Paz.

A man works on the lights of a parol which he sells along the road in Luna Street, La Paz. Christmas decorations for sale have started to sprout in commercial establishments as the holiday season nears.

Leonardia ignores BAHA call for apology

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday said that he will not apologize to the residents of Brgy. Felisa relative to the tension that happened October 26 when the residents conducted a barricade blocking garbage trucks from entering the dumpsite.

Earlier, Bacolod Anti-Baha Alliance condemned in the strongest terms the alleged physical abuse and humiliation inflicted upon the residents of Brgy. Felisa by City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora and the Bacolod City Police Office and then called on Mayor Leonardia to issue a public apology.


Treñas backs probe on Firmeza's attempt to bribe Pesina

City Mayor Jerry Treñas agreed to have Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao) chair Roy Firmeza investigated upon his return from China relative to the allegation of City Councilor Antonio Pesina that he attempted to bribe the latter.

City to use street-lights alternately

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas has ordered the City Engineer's Office to alternate the use of sodium lamps at main thoroughfares here beginning at 10 P.M. daily in a latest cost-saving measure to reduce the city government's monthly power bills.

SP body resolves anti-townhood plea of Northern Iloilo locals

The Capitol's Committee on Ordinances, Legal Matters and Inter-Government Relations firmed up its stance on an appeal "strongly opposing" the creation of a new town in Iloilo.

De Castro to grace groundbreaking rites for Habitat housing project

Vice President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairman Noli de Castro will grace the groundbreaking ceremony for an initial 500 houses to be built at the city-owned San Isidro, Jaro relocation site on November 21.


2-day Coop Month celebration in Sapian starts today

SAPIAN, Capiz – Today marks the start of the 16th Provincial Cooperative Month Celebration to kick off with a motorcade along the main thoroughfares of this town, Mayor Arturo "Turic" Orosco, Sr. said.

Capiz highlights stats month with data presentation

ROXAS CITY – A data presentation forum was conducted by the provincial government last October 29 here to highlight its celebration of National Statistics Month (NSM) this October.

DOLE service caravan in Capiz Nov. 19 and 20

ROXAS CITY – The Department of and Employment (DOLE) has set a service caravan in Capiz on November 19 and 20 in line with its upcoming 75th Foundation Day on December 8.


City intensifies operation vs. 'hot meat'

BACOLOD CITY – Effective 12:01 in the morning of November 5, 2008, any meat slaughtered in places other than the New Slaughterhouse in Barangay Handumanan will be considered "hot meat".

Escalante mayor frees trapped green sea turtle

In a move to preserve the natural resources in the shores of Escalante City, Mayor Melecio Yap recently freed a sea turtle that was accidentally trapped at Malabagon Reef.


Training in austerity
Res Gestae
Cooperatives, major economic player
My friend, my sister
Bridging the gap
The Jaro plaza as a heritage gem
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
SJS celebrates CIVICS Week
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will



/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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


A leader in Glyzelle

A leader in Glyzelle

Glyzelle Ybiernas, a student of Ateneo de Iloilo and editor-in-chief of Ripples, is one student that people her age can look up to. She is equipped with qualities of a leader, thus making every project under her care a success.

Halloween Costume Contest Winners Named

Halloween Costume Contest Winners Named

Rus Josua Macaya as Harry Potter was declared Best Hero, while Chrislor Joie Parejado's Manananggal and Chantal Corrine Sabang's Dyosa Engkantada costumes won the Best Villain and Sidekick award.

React for Olotayan Island

React for Olotayan Island

Roxas City --- REACT (Regional Emergency Assistance Communications Team) HALARAN, a local emergency communications team under the Office of Civil Relations-Philippine Information and Civic Action Group (PHILCAG).

The Sagradistas come home

The Sagradistas come home

The students of Colegio del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus celebrated its 91st year with a homecoming recently. Numerous alumni from abroad, different parts of the country and the city and province of Iloilo came to celebrate this momentous occasion.


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