November 5, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Groups seeks fare reduction of P0.50 to P1.00

A cause-oriented organization yesterday filed with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Regional Office 6 a petition for fare reduction amid the sudden drop in world oil prices.

Mondejar leads call for SP deferment of '09 budget report

Legislative action on the committee report regarding the 2009 Executive Budget has been deferred.

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At last, a cause-oriented group representing the riding public filed a petition for fare reduction with the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) amidst the drop in world oil prices.

Leonardia restores Solinap as GSO head

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia has issued a memorandum restoring Jerome Solinap as head of General Services Office (GSO).


IDFI still to run Dinagyang '09 minus Jimena

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) will still run the affairs in the yearly Dinagyang festival, which placed Iloilo City in the local and international tourism map, but no longer with Mr. Ben Jimena, its known executive director.

Hundreds of college studes get Garin school aid

A total of 320 college students enrolled in various city colleges and universities received yesterday checks for educational assistance from First District Representative Janette Loreto-Garin.

City gov't to save 30-40% in electric consumption

The city government is expected to save some 30-40 percent of its electrical consumption along the Diversion and General Luna Streets in its move to alternate the use of sodium lamps.

Rural farmers rely on radio as prime source of information

Radio once again proved its superiority and effectiveness in educating and transferring agricultural technologies among rural farmers when a total of 203 farmer-students graduated on the School-on-the-Air (SOA) on PalayCheck system in the province of Antique recently.

Antique’s oldies show off their beauties, award outstanding members

SAN JOSE, Antique – The recently concluded Senior Citizens’ Provincial Congress in Liberman Sports Complex, Pandan saw the fairest and the best 60 and up Antiqueños as they held the Search for Señora Guwapa 2008 and awarded the Most Outstanding senior citizens of the province.


City councilors deny walking out of session

ROXAS CITY – Majority city councilors here denied that they walked out of last Thursday's session contrary to the allegation of Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas.

City vet warns vs. illegal slaughtering of animals

ROXAS CITY – The City Veterinarian has warned residents against the slaughtering of animals without having been inspected by the city government.

Filariasis treatment in Capiz kicks off

ROXAS CITY – A selective treatment of 41 filariasis victims from the various barangays of Tapaz will kick off today.


Owner should apply permit to operate the port, says PPA

BACOLOD CITY – A port official said the owner of the port should be the one to apply a permit to operate with the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)

P3.7 Million livelihood projects, 6 ambulances

BACOLOD CITY -- True to his trademark as a man of compassion, Negros Occidental 5th District Rep. Ignacio T. Arroyo celebrated his birthday with a unique bash, with almost everything meant for the people of his district.

DENR gives city till Oct. 2009 to complete sanitary landfill

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Greg Gasataya, chairperson of the Clean and Green Coordinating Action Team and SP Committee on Environment.


Exposing a placebo freedom
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Res Gestae
Cooperatives, major economic player
My friend, my sister
Bridging the gap
The Jaro plaza as a heritage gem
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


Diava Images: A Photo Exhibit

Diava Images: A Photo Exhibit

Talented and young Antiquenos displayed their first ever photo exhibit last October 24, 2008 at the Old Capitol Building in San Jose, de Buenavista , Antique.

Dinner at DMGJ Tourism and Hospitality Academy

Dinner at DMGJ Tourism and Hospitality Academy

New chefs have graduated recently from the DMGJ Tourism and Hospitality Academy, located in Jereos, La Paz. They are dubbed as the "future chefs, daring to be different" and in order to prove this, they treated families and friend.

Young couple going organic

Young couple going organic

Negros Occidental is said to be the fourth largest island in the Philippines and home to more than 3.5 million people covering 5,000 square miles. Its capital is Bacolod City and here was born a new company, FRESH START.

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.


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