November 10, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Uprooting of 400 trees inside ISCOF Dumangas condemned

Groups advocating environmental protection have bonded together to condemn the ruthless uprooting of more than 400 mahogany trees inside the Iloilo State College of Fisheries (ISCOF) - Dumangas Campus which they dubbed as "mahogany trees massacre".

BCPO chief's 'tour of duty' ends on Nov. 11

BACOLOD CITY – Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) chief Senior Supt. Ronilo Quebrar's tour of duty will expire on November 11, 2008.

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Individuals representing various sectors strongly condemn the uprooting of more than 400 mahogany trees from ISCOF Dumangas Campus.

Individuals representing various sectors strongly condemn the uprooting of more than 400 mahogany trees from ISCOF Dumangas Campus. They call on the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to hold the persons responsible for such act accountable.

Newly-born baby kidnapped in Alimodian hospital

An unidentified lady disguised as a nurse kidnapped a newly-born baby girl at a rural hospital Friday morning in what appears to be an off-shoot of a feud between two families.


Aussie resort owner to seek court intervention

The Australian resort operator on Boracay Island involved in an ownership dispute over the property is seeking court intervention to break the impasse with disputing parties.

PCG strictly implementing sea travel guidelines

Despite the clamors of hundreds of passengers of pump boats and fast crafts, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) station here vows to implement the new guidelines preventing ships less than 1,000 gross tons to set sail if typhoon signal Number 1 is hoisted over its voyage area.

Urban poor leader defends Icupao's Firmeza

For Iloilo City Urban Poor Federation Inc. President Benfred Tacuyan, requiring the Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao) head Roy Firmeza to submit the master list and corresponding documents of beneficiaries in the city's resettlement sites could hamper the work of the said office.

3 KFR men spotted in La Paz are IRC inmates: Source

Three members of the alleged Kidnap for Ransom (KFR) group spotted in one of the subdivisions in La Paz recently have pending cases and are actually detainees of the Iloilo Rehabilitation (IRC) in Barangay Nanga, Pototan, Iloilo.

City tourism office to come up with tourism calendar of events

The City Tourism Office is closely coordinating with the Department of Tourism (DoT) in coming up with tourism calendar of events for Iloilo City for the whole year round aside from its present two festival events.

Fr. Sequito laid to rest today

Reverend Father Ramon B. Sequito will be laid to rest today in his hometown, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo as hundreds are expected to pay their last respects.


Thousands of Dumaraonons attend ex-mayor's burial

DUMARAO, Capiz -- Ex-Mayor Heracleo "Bebot" Benjamen was laid to rest Saturday as the entire province mourned his demise.

Del Rosario gives P370T to 74 scholars

ROXAS CITY – Some P370,000 were given by Capiz 1st District Congressman Antonio del Rosario to 74 scholars studying in different public and private schools here.


NEA orders Lagarde to resume post as Ceneco GM pending probe

BACOLOD CITY -- Pending the investigation to be conducted on November 13, terminated Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) General Manager Sulpicio Lagarde should assume his post, said National Electrification Administration (NEA) administrator Edita Bueno.

371 patients are up for minor, major surgeries

BACOLOD CITY -- The ALOHA Medical Mission of the St. Scholastica's Bacolod Alumnae Foundation, Inc. (SSBAFI) kicked of yesterday at the Teresita Lopez Jalandoni Memorial Provincial Hospital in Silay City, Negros Occidental.

US envoy pays short visit at New Government Center

BACOLOD CITY -- US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney paid a short visit last Friday at the New Government Center upon the invitation of Mayor Evelio Leonardia before proceeding to the Provincial Capitol for the induction of 64 US Peace Corps Volunteers.


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


Bull's Eye:


An inconvenient Truth: A retrospect

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Wayward and Fanciful:
A different kind of war

/ Gail Ilagan

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


Al Cinco de Noviembre in Bago City

Al Cinco de Noviembre in Bago City

Bago City celebrated Al Cinco de Noviembre last Wednesday in commemoration of the liberation of Negros Occidental from the Spaniards one hundred ten years ago.

Hail to the Czar

Hail to the Czar

Asia's Fashion Czar and great artisan Jose "Pitoy" Moreno presented his fabulous collection of Philippine ternos and evening gowns at the Grand Ballroom of Amigo Terrace Hotel last October 25, 2008.

Help for Trapiche

Help for Trapiche

Juan Miguel Flores saw that many people needed medical care after typhoon Frank hit Western Visayas. Thus, he initiated a medical mission together with his batchmates at Ateneo de Iloilo.

The mixed martial artist in Jan

The mixed martial artist in Jan

Jan Neil Villareal Silayro is a gem in the mixed martial arts arena. This Ilonggo-born individual is the first Ilonggo who will get into professional mixed martial arts competition.


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