November 28, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Guimaras marine resources still reeling from effects of oil spill

The oil sludge may not be seen anymore but damage to marine resources of Guimaras Island persists two years after a massive oil spill ravaged the island, according to scientists.

Installation of 15 gensets for Iloilo City still hangs

After much publicity was given on the proposed installation of 15 modular generator sets to augment the power needs of Iloilo City, the board of directors of National Power Corporation (Napocor) reportedly would still review the proposal.

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Two elderly women help make firecrackers in Arevalo district, the firecrackers and fireworks capital of Iloilo City.

Two elderly women help make firecrackers in Arevalo district, the firecrackers and fireworks capital of Iloilo City.

No way out of Thailand

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Heightened civil unrest here that led to the take-over of the Suvarnabhumi (pronounced 'Suwanapum') International Airport is causing daily losses of at least 500 Million Baht (roughly P650 Million in Philippine Currency) for the airport alone. With over 400 daily international flights canceled since Tuesday, no immediate resolution and solution is in sight. Or so it appears as per local media reports.


DBM circular needed before release of cash gifts

The city government could not release the P23 million cash gifts to regular city hall employees until the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) issues the memorandum circular for the purpose.

CHR engages USA for HR declaration 60th anniversary

The University of San Agustin (USA), through its Coordinating Center for Research and Publications, was engaged by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) RO6 in the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 2008.

DENR identifies Maasin, Iloilo as techno-demo area for bamboo processing

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has identified the Municipality of Maasin in Iloilo as techno-demo area for bamboo processing as one way to boost the bamboo industry and to be able to cope with the increasing demand for the product.

All set for Darag native chicken summit

For several years now, the West Visayas State University (WVSU) has been developing the Darag Native Chicken in Western Visayas in cooperation with the Philippine Council for Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD), entrepreneurs in the province, WESVARRDEC and other institutions in the region.

Western Visayas projects higher rice production in 2009

Western Visayas is projected to produce higher rice production in 2009 as it is expected to surpass its target production of 2.09 million metric tons this year.


Sigma SB member finally resigns

SIGMA, Capiz – The controversial Sangguniang Bayan (SB) member of this town, who had been absent for several months, finally resigned from his post last November 15.

Sen. Roxas graces private hospitals confab in Manila

ROXAS CITY – Senator Manuel "Mar" Roxas was the guest speaker and inducting officer of the Private Hospital Association (PHA) Convention held in Manila last November 25- 26.

RDC 6 meeting in Capiz Dec. 5

ROXAS CITY A regular conference of the Regional Development Council (RDC) in Western Visayas is set here on December 5 as part of the activities for the Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) celebration from Dec. 4 to 8 this year.

Sinadya sa Halaran publicity goes worldwide

ROXAS CITY – The Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) Publicity and Promotions Committee through the Capiz Provincial Press Bureau (CPPB) has created a Sinadya sa Halaran blog site in the aim to globally promote and disseminate the Capiceños' premier festival on December 4 to 8 this year.


'I'm not for sale,' says Negros solon

BACOLOD CITY -- "I have principle and dignity and it is unfair to tag me as 'for sale' congressman." This, Negros Occidental 4th istrict Representative Jeffrey Ferrer said in reaction to the revelation of Rep. Jose de Venecia Jr. that they were given P500,000 on Oct. 11, 2007.

Service above personal politics, Baha urges city officials

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod Anti-Baha Alliance (Baha) marked its 1st anniversary yesterday by holding a concelebrated mass at University of St. La Salle (USLS) with Msgr. Victorino A. Rivas as the main celebrant.

Lights on sidecar of tricycle, pedicab mulled

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) Committee on Transportation passed recently on first reading an ordinance requiring all motorized tricycle-for-hire and non-motorized pedicabs-for-hire plying within the city of Bacolod to install lights inside their sidecars.


FACA get-together for faith and food
Bridging the gap
The Ilonggo-Bisaya harana
The impossible dream come true: Will Camelot be regained?
Deriving good from evil
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
The "joc" (joke) is on us
Res Gestae
Meeting the grassroots



/ Philip S. Chua

Bull's Eye:
WVSU on the spotlight


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


Barbie and The Diamond Castle Musical Display

Barbie and The Diamond Castle Musical Display

Give your kids the time of their lives this holiday season by watching Barbie come alive in a magical outdoor musical show at Robinsons Place Iloilo.

A birthday and thanksgiving

A birthday and thanksgiving

Bob and Medelin Cruz texted their friends and closer relatives to join them to celebrate the joint birthday bash of their charming Freddah and Jan in their Bago City home. It was also a thanksgiving for Bob's getting well.

Namets Gid!

Namets Gid!

Namets, the special screening.
You can feast your eyes and taste buds on everything from the tasty Inasal, satisfying cansi, spicy kilawin, sweet piaya, creamy napoleones and a lot more.

Save on Surplus

Save on Surplus

Save on Surplus, Inc. (SOS) recently opened along San Roque Street, Roxas City to serve the Capiceños with father-and-son tandem, Catalino Albar Jr. as franchise owner and Catalino "Nonoy" Albar III as operations and general manager.


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