November 13, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Business as usual in Boracay despite land disputes—DOT

It is business as usual in Boracay despite the tension in some parts of the island stemming from land disputes.

Cuevas vows no white wash in probe of training instructors

BACOLOD CITY – Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas, Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director, vowed to give justice to 51 neophyte cops allegedly maltreated by fellow police officers during the 45-day counter-insurgency operations training at Camp Aniceto Lacson in Victorias City, Negros Occidental.

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Controversial Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao) chair Roy Firmeza and City Councilor Antonio Pesina.

Controversial Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao) chair Roy Firmeza and City Councilor Antonio Pesina finally catch up with each other in yesterday's session of the Sangguniang Panglungsod. Firmeza suffered intense grilling from Pesina and other councilors over the alleged irregularities in the allocation of lots to beneficiaries in the city's relocation sites.

Guimaras tops 2007-2008 NAT in WV

The Division of Guimaras again topped the 2007-2008 National Achievement Test (NAT) in Western Visayas with a total Mean Percentage Score (MPS) of 74.87.

Said division also topped the NAT in the preceding period (2006-2007) with an MPS of 68.37.


SP body heeds Garin stance, review up anew on guv's road fund implementation

No authority was granted for Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that would have signaled the start of millions in fund releases for local road projects.

Barangay agriculture information centers up in Leon, Iloilo

The Department of Agriculture (DA) Wednesday has opened two additional barangay information centers (BAIC) in the Municipality of Leon, situated some 28.2 kilometers from Iloilo City, as one of the highlights of the 'Farmer's Week' celebration here.

Brgys tapped in 'Bantay Abuso' drive

The city government is set to launch its 'Bantay Abuso' project this coming Nov. 20 with the end result of organizing a gender and development (GAD) team and a women and children's desk in each of the city's 180 barangays here.

City mulls renting Angeles Arcade for 11 offices

The City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) has recommended to Mayor Jerry Treñas the renting of Angeles Arcade in Mabini Street, Iloilo City across the Iloilo Terminal Market to house the 11 offices of the city government presently occupying the century old Elizalde and Co. building owned by the Commission on Audit (CoA).

Groundbreaking for P5M hostel in Guimaras set today

A ground breaking ceremony is set today for the construction of a P5 million hostel cum training facility in the island-province of Guimaras. The construction is funded by the Countrywide Development Fund (CDF) of Congressman JC Rahman Nava.


Aklanons rise from Frank's devastation, says Aklan Guv

The Aklanons have not lost their focus to rise from the devastations brought by typhoon Frank in Aklan province in June 2008.

DOLE launches 75th anniversary website

A commemorative website was launched by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) for its upcoming 75th Foundation Day on December 8.

Panay towns revive 'economic union'

ROXAS CITY – The five neighboring towns of Capiz and Aklan have revived their collaborative project "Central Panay Economic Unification" (CPEU) which was first formed in the 1990s by Jamindan and Tapaz of Capiz and Altavas, Batan and Libacao of Aklan to pursue joint economic development.

Prospects for MSMEs, construction sector in Aklan bright, says DTI

KALIBO, AKLAN -- Businesses in Aklan have big potentials, according to Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) - Aklan Provincial Director Diosdado P. Cadena.


Lightning kills 2 hacienda workers, 10 wounded

BACOLOD CITY – Twelve hacienda workers were hit by lightning while they were about to eat dinner Tuesday night in Hacienda Camansi-Gonzaga, Brgy. Robles, La Castellana, Negros Occidental.

Meat inspector apologizes over 'hot meat' issue

BACOLOD CITY -- Meat Inspector II Oscarlito Limos yesterday asked apology to City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora for any shortcomings he made for not issuing an "order of condemnation" when the Task Force Botagoy apprehended several kilos of "hot meat" in Barangay Bata last week.

Pre-employment orientation seminar for OFWS

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod Public Employment Services Office (PESO) has started its PEOS Program or the Pre-Employment Orientation Seminar, November 7, Friday, at the Planta Hotel.


Befriending psychology
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
IPRA for Terry
Bridging the gap
The Jaro plaza as a heritage gem


The Culture of "Pagtatakip": Pinoy Politics as Showbiz

/ Ma. Zenaida B. French

Coffee Thursdays:
Migration stories: The good, the bad and the ugly

/ Paolo Carreon

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


Bacolod Silay Airport

Bacolod Silay Airport

The new Bacolod Silay National Airport, as the Cebu Pacific flight crew would announce the airport upon aircraft touch-down, has given a new change of face for the province of Negros Occidental and Bacolod City, the capital.

Halloween at Kinderly's Montessori

Halloween at Kinderly's Montessori

The kids had fun celebrating their Halloween party last November 5, 2008 at Kinderly's Montessori, Turko Stret, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique.

The Good Shepherd Sisters at Maryridge

The Good Shepherd Sisters at Maryridge

Fate did not bring me to the Good Shepherd Sisters healing and renewal house in Tagaytay City. It was my good friend, a Good Shepherd Sister herself, Sr. Leah Ann Espina, who recommended to me that I pay a visit to "Maryridge".

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.


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