December 1, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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MIWD condones payment of water bills with 0-5 cu.m reading

Iloilo City residents who get air instead of water from their faucets would no longer be forced to pay the minimum charge of P159 to the Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).

MIWD in a resolution passed by its Board of Directors decided to condone the payment of water bills in areas experiencing water shortage particularly in Jaro district and the waterfront barangays.

Thematic zoning for kiosks in Dinagyang '09

Placement of kiosks in next year's Dinagyang will follow a thematic zoning, an innovation thought by the festival's committee on kiosks in order to attract more people.

Engr. Ely Bagtasus, chair of the committee on kiosks, in an interview with Z100's Kape Beynte-Beynte.

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An array of water meters along a footwalk in Brgy. West Habog-habog Molo. Certain service areas of Metro Iloilo Water District currently suffer intermittent or absence of water supply.

An array of water meters along a footwalk in Brgy. West Habog-habog Molo. Certain service areas of Metro Iloilo Water District currently suffer intermittent or absence of water supply.

P1 rollback in Roxas City tricycle fare soon

ROXAS CITY – Tricycle fare in this city will drop by one peso soon. A fare rollback was agreed upon last Saturday during a public hearing called by the joint committees on public utilities chaired by City Councilor Herbert Chu, ways and means chaired by City Councilor Jose "Joe" Agdalipe and rules and ordinance chaired by Ramon Albar held at the Dinggoy Roxas City Center.


Gov't trooper wounded in firefight with rebels

A government trooper was wounded when his units figured in a firefight with New People's Army rebels late Saturday.

Dinagyang Festival 2009 gears up for another best

The Executive Committee of the Iloilo Dinagyang Festival 2009 has expressed optimism that it can achieve its objective of giving festival followers and tourists a fun-filled celebration despite a little delay in the implementation of lined up activities in its table of operation.

Mayor orders check on guns acquired for city cops

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has ordered the City Legal Office (CLO) and the Bids and Awards Committee to come up with an agreement for the winning bidder in the procurement of P336,000 worth of .45 caliber pistols to immediately test fire the guns.

Int'l PWD' day celebration highlighted

Motorcade, symposium, gift giving will mark the worldwide celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the city and province of Iloilo on December 3, 2008.

MIWD undertakes research on Calajunan dumpsite effects on groundwater

The Metro Iloilo Water District is initiating the conduct of an extensive research on the effects of the Calajunan dumpsite on the groundwater source within and the adjoining surroundings of Barangay Calajunan in Mandurriao, Iloilo City.


More than 200 couples to say 'I do' Dec. 5

ROXAS CITYMore than 200 couples have been registered by the Office of the Population Commission (PopCom) in Roxas City for the upcoming wedding festival on December 5 at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral here as part of the Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) activities from Dec. 4 to 8 this year.

Capiz Lions Club inducts new set of officers

ROXAS CITY – The new set of officers of the Capiz Lions Club were inducted last Friday, November 28, at the Governor Hall of the Capiz Provincial Capitol here.

Kalibo Ati-Atihan management board reminds tribes to paint black soot

KALIBO, Aklan -- "The original Ati is black," said the Co-Chair of the Committee on Tribal Participation of the Kalibo Ati-Atihan Management Board (KAMB), Abraham Diestro, during a meeting last November 22, 2008 at the Municipal Hall, this town.


Bacolod Comelec urges early registration

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod City Comelec Officer Atty. Mavil Majarucon urged the new registrants to register early and not to wait for the deadline to prevent congestion and panic.

Supplier starts installing furnitures at NGC

BACOLOD CITY – Comfac Corporation, winning supplier of the furnitures and fixtures for the New Government Center (NGC), has started installing filing cabinets, office chairs, tables and other amenities in preparation for the grand opening of the NGC set on December 16, 2008.

Flood Mitigation Committee starts clearing of roads and waterways

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod City government is now halfway with various activities lined up relative to the clearing of roads and waterways in an effort to curb flooding in the city.


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


Rational Insanity:
Pinoy fear factor?

/ Bryan Mari Argos


/ 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


A Fund Raising

A Fund Raising: for FCCAAI Educational and Human Development Foundation

Roxas City --- The Filamer Christian College Alumni Association Inc. (FCCAAI) recently held a fund raising dinner at the Roblee Hall of the college.

Gianne's Art of Teaching

Gianne's Art of Teaching

The venue was the Agape Hall, a small and cozy structure within the compound of the Carmelite Monastery in Manadalagan, Bacolod City.

The Bamboo Market Week showcase

The Bamboo Market Week showcase

Some 19 exhibitors showcased their furniture and crafts during the 5th Iloilo Bamboo Market Week, which opened last November 24 at the SM City, Iloilo.

The Queen was crowned

The Queen was crowned

A night of fantasy and reality combined is the realization of a young lady's dream to be a princess awaiting her coronation to be queen for even a short moment in her lifetime.


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