November 27, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Coal power plant proponents assure cheaper power rates

Proponents of coal-fired power plants in Iloilo yesterday said electric rates in Iloilo would be more affordable if the power supply is generated from coal plants.

IDFI targets P13M donations for Dinagyan 2009

The Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) is targeting P13 million donations to fund the 2009 festival. The foundation has already sent letters to the prospective sponsors. None has yet to respond.

IDFI Vice Chairman Ricardo Andrada said they are hoping to collect P13 million donations with few months left before the final activity. The P13 million already include the P3 million subsidy from the city government.

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A fisherman on board a boat hides under the shade of the Quirino Bridge in La Paz district while waiting for a catch at the Iloilo river.

A fisherman on board a boat hides under the shade of the Quirino Bridge in La Paz district while waiting for a catch at the Iloilo river.

Very high fuel consumption brings trouble to Bing, 6 others

BACOLOD CITY – Complaints for plunder and administrative charges were filed by two Bacolod residents against Mayor Evelio Leonardia and other city officials including a gasoline station owner relative to the city's "highly questionable" fuel consumption.

Hundreds of Pinoys 'in the crossfire' of Thailand unrest

BANGKOK, THAILAND - Hundreds of Filipino tourists, children included and returning Thailand-based Pinoy workers are among the thousands now holed up in the Suvarnabhumi International Airport here.


PGMA allots P300M for DA-6

The ongoing Senate probe on former agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn "Jocjoc" Bolante will not affect the delivery of services of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Western Visayas as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has approved a P300 million budget for the agency in 2009.

Extra cash gift, payment for electricity get huge portion of P73M Supplemental Budget

The city government has allocated huge portion of its P73,490,929.08 proposed Supplemental Budget Number 5 for the payment of extra cash gift for officials and employees of the city government and for payment of the city's electric bills.

3rd Solid Waste Summit to highlight Organic Waste Management

The 3rd Solid Waste Management (SWM) Summit, which will be on December 3-4, 2008, will focus on deliberations and sharing of experiences on the most advanced waste technologies and waste management best practices.

Outstanding writers, publications to be awarded

The stage is set for the 36th Regional College Press Conference (COPRE) and Awards '08 which will be held on November 28, 2008 here in Iloilo City.

Visayas board members' confab slated on Nov. 28-30

Close to one hundred Regular and Ex-Officio Board Members from the Visayas Island are expected to attend the 6th Provincial Board Members League of the Philippines (PBMLP) Visayas Island Conference at Casa Pilar, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on November 28-30, 2008.


Roxas brought P998-M worth of projects to Capiz

ROXAS CITY – Contrary to his critics' claim that he has not brought much projects to Capiz, Sen. Mar Roxas has, in fact, facilitated the realization of projects for his hometown worth P998-million or almost a billion pesos.

FCC-NSTP holds clean-up drive in Baybay

ROXAS CITY – About 275 NSTP-CWTS students of Filamer Christian College (FCC) conducted a clean-up drive along the shorelines of Baybay Beach here in the morning of November 19, 2008.


DOLE to hold public hearing for new wage order in Negros

BACOLOD CITY -- The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) will hold a public hearing on the proposed wage increase on Friday in Bacolod, said DOLE Regional Director Aida Estabillo.

City legal officer to send fertilizer scam docus to Congress

BACOLOD CITY -- City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora said he will furnish Congress with his personal files pertaining to the controversial fertilizer fund scam next week.


Deriving good from evil
The impossible dream come true: Will Camelot be regained?
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


Coffee Thursday:
The audacity of Mr. John

/ Paolo Carreon

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


Happy Birthday, Sunshine Toti

Happy Birthday, Sunshine Toti

In Bacolod City you would hear that there is a group of men, yes all men, who, for many years back have grouped themselves and titled their camaraderie and friendship with their identity now most popularly known in the business and civic circle as the SUNSHINE BOYS.

PG's 100 Oblations

PG's 100 Oblations

It took quite sometime for dynamic and multi-awarded artist PG Zoluaga to finish his 100 Oblations. And when he was done, he was able to produce an awesome art piece that graduates of the University of the Philippines can relate to.

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.


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