November 7, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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10 dead, more missing as huge waves rip pumpboats in Concepcion

Ten locals are confirmed dead as an undetermined number remain missing when huge waves brought by Tropical Depression "Quinta" ripped at least three passenger pumpboats off Concepcion, Iloilo.

Iloilo, Bacolod cities in the league of top BPO sites

BACOLOD CITY – Iloilo and Bacolod cities were among the three cities in the Visayas excluding Cebu that are included in the list of "Top 10 Next Wave of Locations for Outsourcing in the Philippines."

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Photo shows the public plaza of Bacolod City submerged in water around 11 a.m. yesterday as a result of continuous rains brought by tropical storm Quinta.

Photo shows the public plaza of Bacolod City submerged in water around 11 a.m. yesterday as a result of continuous rains brought by tropical storm Quinta. The rains also caused flooding in other parts of the city.

Violence erupts in Boracay over demolition

Several persons were injured and a fire destroyed and damaged stalls and houses after violence erupted during a demolition on a disputed lot along the beach on Boracay Island yesterday morning.

Supt. Larry Decena, acting Aklan police director, said a still undetermined number of persons were hurt after unidentified persons threw stones at the demolition team and their police escorts.


Hundreds stranded in Iloilo, Guimaras ports

Hundreds were stranded in all public ports yesterday particularly in Iloilo , Guimaras and Bacolod following issuance of storm signal No. 1 brought by tropical depression "Quinta.".

Australian resort owner holes up in room after take over

An Australian resort operator on Boracay Island locked himself and his family up in their apartment Wednesday night over an ownership dispute over the property he operates, police said.

Western Visayas posts good harvest despite 'Frank'

Despite the onslaught of "typhoon Frank" in June, Western Visayas posted a good rice harvest in its first harvest season from January to June 2008.

Selling of rights prevalent in city's relocation sites

The inclusion of unqualified beneficiaries in the city's resettlement sites and the selling of rights of qualified beneficiaries for large sum of money are the two common irregularities that are prevalent in the city's relocation projects.


Probe on Antique solon's P10M PDAF underway

The Provincial Board of Antique will start its inquiry into the P10 million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Congressman Exequiel B. Javier which the latter released to the Municipality of Patnongon through the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit VI allegedly for hunger mitigation program.

Usec. Fajardo lauds Coop Month celebration in Capiz

SAPIAN – Undersecretary Lorelei Castañeda Fajardo, deputy presidential spokesperson, lauded the 16th Cooperative Month celebration held here last Wednesday, saying it is the best and most colorful in the country.


BAHA respects Mayor's decision to cut-off ties

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod Anti-Baha Alliance (BAHA) spokesman Alan Gensoli yesterday acknowledged Mayor Evelio Leonardia's decision to severe their ties following the forceful dispersal of the people's barricade in Brgy. Felisa last Oct. 26 by the city government.

City asks Baciwa for accomplishment report on pipe-laying projects

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Bacolod approved Tuesday, November 4, a resolution filed by Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., requesting the Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) and its authorized contractor to install early warning devices at the site of its pipe-laying projects.

US Amb. Kenny visits Bacolod today

US Ambassador Kristie Kenny will be visiting Bacolod City for the first time today and will pay a courtesy call on Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia at the New Government Center.


IPRA for Terry
Calibrate by charity
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Res Gestae
Cooperatives, major economic player
Bridging the gap
The Jaro plaza as a heritage gem
Cerebral Combustion
Chances are, Sen. Mar Roxas will


Eye Opener:
How do we get out of debt?

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

An inconvenient Truth: A retrospect

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Appetite Control

/ Philip S. Chua

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


ABS-CBN Bayanijuan launches180-day feeding program

ABS-CBN Bayanijuan launches180-day feeding program

Continuing its advocacy program in celebration of the network's 55th anniversary, the ABS-CBN recently launched Bayanijuan feeding program at the Capiz Gym here.

Mandy Salcedo's Fashion Statements

Mandy Salcedo's Fashion Statements

Mandy Salcedo, Iloilo's sought-after fashion designer has presented his fashion statements as he unveiled his holiday collection recently. His "Fashion Statements" showcased 135 new designs.

Super Discount Store

Super Discount Store

Leisure village Smallville recently added another "new thing" for its nocturnal habitues by having a fashion boutique right in the middle of its restaurant row.

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.


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