November 26, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Salvage of MV Ocean Papa completed, toxic cargo not found

The salvage operations of the wreckage of the cargo ship that sank off Antique was completed yesterday, according to the Coast Guard.

Commodore William Melad, Coast Guard District Commander in Western Visayas, said the operation was completed after 99 days involving the cutting up into parts of the cargo ship MV Ocean Papa and transporting them to the shore.

7 city councilors 'snub' Coscolluela presentation

Seven members of the Sangguniang Panglungsod did not attend yesterday's presentation of the plan for the proposed new city hall building by Architect William Coscolluela.

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City Councilor Irene Ong (left), president of Liga ng mga Barangay in Iloilo City, looks at the design of the proposed new city hall building presented yesterday by Architect William Coscolluela.

City Councilor Irene Ong (left), president of Liga ng mga Barangay in Iloilo City, looks at the design of the proposed new city hall building presented yesterday by Architect William Coscolluela.

Brgy. tanods urged to conduct regular patrol

BACOLOD CITY -- Barangay tanods play a vital role in crime prevention that is why they should conduct regular patrol in crime prone areas to prevent the occurrence of criminalities.

'Buy a calendar, buy a home' launched today

It takes a calendar to buy a home for a family affected by typhoon Frank. Rotary Club of Central Iloilo City, Robinsons Place Iloilo and The News Today will launch Buy a Calendar, Buy a Home today 4 pm, at the Mabini Wing of Robinsons Place Iloilo.


Experts recommend bored pile works for city hall project

Bored pile construction is highly recommended by the W.V. Coscolluela & Associates in the foundation works for the construction of the proposed seven-storey city hall building in Plaza Libertad.

UPV spearheads nat'l confab on Solar Oil Spill

Updates on on the impact of the Solar 1 oil spill in Guimaras will be discussed in a two-day national conference dubbed "Two Years After the Solar 1 Oil Spill: Where Are We?".

Drive vs. illegal use of government vehicles strengthened

The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas has created a task force to further strengthen its campaign against illegal use of government vehicles in Western Visayas.


Mining exists in Capiz despite moratorium

ROXAS CITY – A former board member claimed that mining operations continue to exist in the province of Capiz despite the 15-20 years moratorium on large-scale mining which was embodied in a resolution passed in 2002.

GAD advocates to stage theatrical show 'Ang Ibat-ibang Mukha ni Misty'

SAN JOSE, Antique -- In support to the global advocacy in raising public consciousness on the increasing cases of human trafficking especially on women and children the Gender and Development Inter-Agency Committee in coordination with DAWN.

2 of 3 suspects in Fil-Chinese teener slay fall

ROXAS CITY – Two of the three suspects who robbed a Chinese businesswoman and killed her daughter fell to the hands of authorities after massive manhunt operations.

Antique tops in rice sufficiency level in Region 6

SAN JOSE, Antique – "The Province of Antique is tops in rice sufficiency level in Region 6 with 178%".


Caña withdraws as lawyer of City Council in BREDCO controversy

BACOLOD CITY -- Former Sangguniang Panglungsod Member and lawyer Lyndon P. Caña has withdrawn his voluntary services as legal counsel in the case of the city government against the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (Bredco).

Ceneco maintenance works

Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) will conduct preventive maintenance of rotten pole and facilitate tapping of primary lateral supplying East Homes on November 26, 2008 (Wednesday) from 8:00am to 12:00nn.

SP allots P3.4M for fuel of garbage trucks, police car

BACOLOD CITY – The Sangguniang Panglungsod recently approved a total of P3.4 million for fuel supply of garbage trucks and police patrol cars.


Truth and the journalist
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
The "joc" (joke) is on us
Bridging the gap
The Ilonggo-Bisaya komposo through time
Of skunks and monkeys
Res Gestae
Meeting the grassroots


Cerebral Combustion:
All for the holidays

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Wayward and Fanciful:
Editing an editor

/ Gail Ilagan

Childish & immature

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Pulong Binalaybay: An insider's review

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Anxiety or Panic Attack

/ Philip S. Chua


Tya Mel through the years

Tya Mel through the years

Melly's Variety store has become sort of a landmark in the street of General Luna near the heart of Iloilo City. Emila Sio Tio is more popularly known as "Tya Mel" to the many students who have patronized her store throughout the years.

Soroptimist Int'l of Antique

Soroptimist Int'l of Antique

Soroptimist International Antique is a global organization of professional and business women committed to work for the betterment of women and girls in the local community and throughout the world, chartered in Antique last February 19, 2008.

A Birthday Reunion

A Birthday Reunion

At first, it looked daunting, with the noonday fog covering the cliffs of Tagaytay Highlands and its famed view nowhere in sight.

Shop for Charity

Shop for Charity

The idea of having a Christmas Bazaar in Iloilo City was born out of guilt. The typhoon Frank aftermath still haunted me not because my families were victims too but because I know that I am sitting comfortably on a cushioned chair with a roof above my head.


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