November 6, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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City gov't ignores contractor's demand to pay P26M

City officials have yet to initiate any legal action on the threat of the Ace Builders Enterprise (ABE) to file cases against the city government should it fail to release the P26 million payment for the contractor.

Boracay gears for influx of Russian tourists

Tourism front-liners in Boracay will soon be adept in basic Russian greetings and in conducting simple conversation in a series of language and lifestyle courses in preparation for more tourists from Russia.

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A girl walks past the unfinished housing units for the supposed socialized housing project of the Iloilo city government in Pavia, Iloilo.

A girl walks past the unfinished housing units for the supposed socialized housing project of the Iloilo city government in Pavia, Iloilo. Over P130 million of people's money was wasted in this highly anomalous project which until now has not been resolved.

Oton priest succumbs to heart attack

These best describe locals and the Catholic faithful in Oton, Iloilo following yesterday's tragic heart attack of Father Ramon Sequito. The outgoing parish priest of Oton's Immaculate Concepcion Parish, Fr. Sequito was set to transfer to his new pastoral assignment in Balasan, Iloilo.


Pesina uncovers unqualified recipients in relocation sites

Roy Firmeza, head of the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao), has a lot of explaining to do when he faces the members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod regarding the master list of beneficiaries in the different relocation projects in the city.

RAIDSOG's buy-bust operations net 27 drug pushers

The Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Group (RAIDSOG) of Police Regional Office 6 arrested a total of 27 drug personalities since its creation in March 2008.

Iloilo's Cooperative Month celebration to culminate in Banate

Iloilo Provincial Government's celebration of the Cooperative Month will culminate November 7, 2008 in the Municipality of Banate as the host municipality.

DOLE 6 Service Caravans kick off

A month-long service caravans of the Department of Labor and Employment Region 6 and attached agencies kicked off in Barangay Jovellar, Igbaras, Iloilo on November 4.

US Polls tidbits

America wakes up today marking yet another history in having its first black president in Senator Barrack Obama.


Sen. Roxas settles Del Rosario-Bermejo rift over skywalk: Source

ROXAS CITY – A reliable source told The News Today that Senator Mar Roxas interceded between 1st District Congressman Antonio del Rosario and City Mayor Vicente Bermejo in order for the former's skywalk project to push through.

Fiscal orders release of 2 suspects in TATC shooting

ROXAS CITY – City prosecutors here ordered the release of two suspects in the shooting rampage at the Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center (TATC) two weeks ago.

DOH to put up more BnB outlets

ROXAS CITY – More Filipinos can expect greater access to quality and affordable medicines.


No hurt feelings, says overthrown Ceneco prexy

BACOLOD CITY – Former Central Negros Electric Cooperative President (Ceneco) Roberto Montelibano assured his fellow board of directors that he has nothing personal and does not harbor hurt feelings after he was overthrown from his position.

Judge Arles outstanding judge in the country

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of the city of Kabankalan issued a Resolution recently congratulating Judge Henry Arles, presiding judge of RTC Branch 61, for having been chosen as one of the four 2008 Judicial Excellence Awardees and outstanding RTC judge in the country.

Leonardia: BAHA grossly misinformed about rally dispersal in Brgy. Felisa

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia clarified that the Bacolod Anti-Baha Council (BAHA) was grossly misinformed about the events that led to the dispersal of the people's barricade in Brgy. Felisa last October 26.

Gov. Perez 'at home' in Silay

This was said by Antique Governor Salvacion Zaldivar Perez in her short message in front of Senate President Manny Villar, Silay City Mayor Jose Montelibano and Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia, in celebration of this city's 11thAdobo Festival and 3rd Muscovado Cooking Competition.


Calibrate by charity
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


The American Elections 2008

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French


/ 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


Street Magic for Kids

Street Magic for Kids

The Street Magic Club-Iloilo Workshop for Young Magicians, supervised by the Philippine Brotherhood of Magicians (PBM), conducted its first graduation day recently at the SM City Event Centre.

Dogs in costumes

Dogs in costumes

Superhero. Super villain. Funniest costume. Dogs of different breeds sported these costumes during SM City Iloilo and the Iloilo Kennel Club's "Dogs in Costume" event held at the said mall last Oct. 29, 2008.


Havin' A Blast!

It's that time of the year again, and I don't mean the Christmas holidays. It's the few days during All Soul's Day that sends everyone home to spend a few days with friends and family.

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.


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