November 24, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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West Visayas eyed as center for renewable energy use

Western Visayas is being eyed as the center for the utilization of renewable sources of energy amid a global movement to veer away from fossil fuel.

In the Western Visayas Renewable Energy Congress held in Iloilo City on Friday, advocates for the use of renewable energy stressed that there is enough sources of renewable energy in the region to supply the increasing demand for electricity.

Dinagyang 2009 preparations in 'troubled waters'

Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI), organizer of the forthcoming 2009 Dinagyang Festival, admitted that preparations for the grand event is still in "troubled waters" as there are no sponsors yet.

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Vice Pres. Noli De Castro and City Mayor Jerry Treñas huddle just before the start of the ground breaking ceremony for the P35 million Iloilo Disaster core shelter housing project at the San Isidro, Jaro relocation site.

Vice Pres. Noli De Castro and City Mayor Jerry Treñas huddle just before the start of the ground breaking ceremony for the P35 million Iloilo Disaster core shelter housing project at the San Isidro, Jaro relocation site. Also in photo is Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez and Presidential Assistant for Western Visayas Raul Banias (partly hidden).

VP De Castro to lot beneficiaries: Do not pawn your CELA

Vice president Noli de Castro asked the 308 Ilonggo informal dwellers not to pawn their Certificates of Eligibility for Land Allocation (Cela) as their grandchildren could reap the fruits of effort they initiated in having the property.


Zubiri urges putting up of ethanol plants in Iloilo, Capiz

Senator Juan Miguel Zubiri has urged the putting up of ethanol plants on Panay Island as he called amid the continued drop in the price of sugar and to offset the expected slack in foreign investments due to the global economic crisis.

3 UPV-made animation shorts finalists in Animahenasyon 2008

Three animation projects locally made here at the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) just made it through as finalists in the recently concluded Animahenasyon: Pinoy Animation Festival 2008 held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 12-15 November.

142 senior citizens avail govt's P500 cash subsidy

Around 142 senior citizens from Jaro district patiently waited for their turns in receiving P500 cash subsidy under the "Katas ng VAT Tulong kay Lolo at Lola" project from Vice President Noli De Castro and Social Welfare Secretary Esperanza Cabral.

Miagao vies for Excell Awards

MIAGAO, Iloilo – The Municipality of Miagao is one of the five municipalities vying for the Excellence in Local Governance Awards (Excell Awards) Outstanding 1st – 3rd Class Municipality provincial level.

NHA to allocate P15M for dev't of San Isidro relocation site

City Mayor Jerry Treñas recently announced that the National Housing Authority (NHA) will allocate P15 million for the site development of the 16.3 hectares San Isidro, Jaro relocation site.


SP has no jurisdiction over large-scale mining -- Lastimoso

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) has no jurisdiction over large-scale mining and it could only regulate small-scale mining activities.

CEH honors physicians, retirees and employees

ROXAS CITY – The whole year-round centennial celebration of the Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (CEH), a Protestant-run hospital, culminated last Friday with a Thanksgiving and Awarding Dinner and Fellowship held at MVW Restaurant here.

Bizman urges Sen. Roxas to show stand on cha-cha

ROXAS CITY – A businessman in Pontevedra has urged Sen. Mar Roxas to show his stand whether he is for or against the charter change that Malacañang is pushing.


Traffic experiment for NGC-bound routes to start Dec. 10

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Wilson Gamboa Jr., Chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Traffic Management, recently passed a resolution for a conduct of a traffic experiment starting December 10 involving east-bound routes.

Japanese garden in Bacolod

Koichi Yamaguchi and Toshiyuki Okubo of the Yamaguchi Landscaping Company of Japan accompanied by Shigini and Thelma Watanabe of OISCA International of Bago City, paid a courtesy call on Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia over the weekend.

Civil Engineers week starts today

BACOLOD CITY -- About 2,000 members of Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers (PICE) and students of Civil Engineering in the province are expected to join the Civil Engineering Week starting today November 24 up to the 30th.


Bridging the gap
The Ilonggo-Bisaya komposo through time
Of skunks and monkeys
Tough times demand toughness
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Res Gestae
Meeting the grassroots


Rational Insanity:
Pulong Binalaybay: An insider's review

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Anxiety or Panic Attack

/ Philip S. Chua

Coffee Thursdays:
Giving in time of global depression

/ Paolo Carreon

Destruction of distraction

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Wayward and Fanciful:
Primal scream

/ Gail Ilagan

Bull's Eye:
Underground call center


Police officers must undergo regular neuro test

/ John Sue


A Mythical Birthday

A Mythical Birthday

All the gods and goddesses were in great jubilation at Mt. Olympus sending forth all their gifts of best wishes - beauty, good health and happiness, when one of their favorite modern goddesses, Charmaine turned 18.

Garden of the Ascension

Garden of the Ascension

All Saint's Day last Nov. 1, 2008 was a fun-filled event for 12,000 people who flocked to the Garden of the Ascension. New activities were designed by the management of Garden of the Ascension like Clown on the Loose at the Legacy.

Freska Joins Pink Kitchen

Freska Joins Pink Kitchen

Iloilo's very own culinary wiz Pauline Gorriceta- Banusing of Freska was invited to showcase Ilonggo specialties like Baked Diwal, Chicken Inasal, Steamed Talaba, Batchoy with Puto Manapla and Grilled Managat in the annual Pink Kitchen .

Capiz Emmanuel Hospital turns 100

Capiz Emmanuel Hospital turns 100

Roxas City --- Capiz Emmanuel Hospital (CEH) is celebrating its centennial foundation this year. Founded in 1908, the hospital is the oldest and one of the living legacies of the American Baptist Mission in Capiz. Dr. Frederick Meyer.


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