November 12, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Coast Guard execs change posts in Iloilo stations

Former Iloilo Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) commander Harold Harder is back in his post with his comeback officially on today.

This following the relief of Captain Eduardo Fabricante in the Iloilo PCG station, a direct aftershock of the accident off the waters of Concepcion, Iloilo.

Treñas: Gray areas in awarding of lots need to be resolved

City Mayor Jerry Treñas believes there are "gray areas" in the awarding of home lots in the city's resettlement projects. As such, he is determined to thresh out the differences between Councilor Antosnio Pesina and the urban poor groups under the Iloilo City Urban Poor Network.

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Fully armed police personnel were deployed in the old public market of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo yesterday following the refusal of the vendors to vacate the area.

Fully armed police personnel were deployed in the old public market of Barotac Nuevo, Iloilo yesterday following the refusal of the vendors to vacate the area. It was learned that Mayor Hernan Biron ordered the clearing of the old public market to give way for its renovation. Below, Christopher Deriada from the municipal mayor's office in a heated confrontation with vendors.

P6M alloted for training of WV out-of-school youth

Some P6-million had been allotted for the training of out-of-school youth in Western Visayas.

This was revealed by Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Regional Director Buen Mondejar during the sidelines of the opening of the 6th Aklan Product Showcase held in SM City Iloilo.


City to increase LBP credit line by P86M for city hall bldg project

The city government will have to increase its credit line at Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) to some P86 million in order to finance the proposed seven-storey new city hall building. In the recent estimate, the construction would cost the city P465,039,000.

Task Force Bangon Panay to defend P8.6B budget in Congress

The Task Force Bangon Panay is set to defend the proposed P8.6 billion Paglaum (Hope) Fund today before the members of the committee on appropriations of the House of Representatives.

Police raps property owner in resort takeover

Police yesterday filed criminal complaints against a property owner and 10 other persons who forcibly took over the resort operated by an Australian national on Boracay Island.


39 WV college publications vie for PIA Journalism Awards

Thirty-nine college publications are vying for five major awards, one special award and nine special group awards to be given out by the Philippine Information Agency 6, during the 2008 College Press Conference (COPRE) and Awards this November 28.

Aklan's Alay Lakad-Alay Linis set Nov. 28

KALIBO, AKLAN -- After several scheduling and re-scheduling, organizers of Aklan's first-ever Alay Lakad-Alay Linis activity have finally decided to hold it November 28 of this year.

CRC's missing 2 carbines now in PGSO custody

ROXAS CITY – The two missing vintage U.S. Carbines of Capiz Rehabilitation Center (CRC) are now in the custody of the Provincial General Services Office (PGSO) at the provincial capitol here.

UP Visayas student qualifies in regional Stat Quiz

Rosa Lea A. Baldevarona of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) in Miag-ao will be the representative of the province of Iloilo and Guimaras in the 2008 Philippine Statistics Quiz Regional Finals.


Bago TB Center grabs leadership, performer awards

Bago City Health Office TB DOTS Center was recognized for the second time as Enterprise Leader and Star Performer Awardee in a ceremony held recently at the Hyatt Hotel and Casino, Manila.

Dads dare BCPO to curb gun-for-hire groups

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) member Alex Paglumutan along with SP members Al Victor Espino, Roberto Rojas and Greg Gasataya confirmed recently that they have drafted a proposed resolution requesting the City Director of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).

NEA blinks, holds Lagarde's reinstatement

BACOLOD CITY – In a sudden twist of events, National Electrification Administration (NEA) has ordered the board of directors of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco).

Talisay City distributes piglet discount cards

BACOLOD CITY -- Eleven beneficiaries in Talisay City, Neg. Occ. received restocking discount cards for 22 piglets under the city's integrated livelihood program in partnership with the Department of Agriculture.


Cerebral Combustion
The friend, the virus and the late-night random musings
Res Gestae
Civilians must not wear police uniform
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
History cycles and providence
IPRA for Terry
Bridging the gap
The Jaro plaza as a heritage gem


Dinner beside a tombstone

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Inconsiderate police personnel, if not inefficient PNP recruitment process

/ John Sue

Bull's Eye:


An inconvenient Truth: A retrospect

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon

Wayward and Fanciful:
A different kind of war

/ Gail Ilagan

An inconvenient Truth: A retrospect

/ Engr. Herman M. Lagon


Coastal Memoirs

Coastal Memoirs: An Art Competition

Artists of all affiliations will be given a boost once again through an art competition this month. Dubbed as "Coastal Memoirs," the tilt also aims to boost tourism in the southern coast of Iloilo because the participants will be asked to make the churches of San Joaquin, Miagao, Guimbal.

International Smorgasbord at the Promenade

International Smorgasbord at the Promenade

The Promenade, famous for its mouth-watering, innovative and wide range buffet, is hosting the International Smorgasbord buffet every Saturday night of November.

Model OFW Families honored

Model OFW Families honored

The distance of parents from their children may not be a hindrance for the success of each party involved. This was proven by the experiences of several families of overseas foreign workers, as presented during the Model OFW Family Award 2008 held at SM City Iloilo.

Voices of the Underground

Voices of the Underground

Hear their cries . . . hear their sentiments . . . hear their voices . . . THE VOICES OF THE UNDERGROUND. It is a group whose members expose their philosophies through poetry. After all, poetry is a venue for speaking about one's feelings, emotions, dreams and realities.


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