December 2, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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RDC committee to look into city's water problem

The infrastructure committee of the Regional Development Council (RDC) has created a sub-committee to look into the problem on water supply in Iloilo City.

Mayor Jerry Treñas, RDC's head of infrastructure committee, said a sub-committee headed by Community and Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) chief Engr.

Continued psycho-social intervention for Guimaras oil spill victims urged

Social scientists have recommended continued psycho-social monitoring and support for Guimaras residents affected by the massive oil spill two years ago after a study showed significant levels of distress suffered by the victims.

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Colorful fireworks lighten the dark sky above Robinsons Place Bacolod during a fireworks display witnessed by thousands of people last Saturday.

Colorful fireworks lighten the dark sky above Robinsons Place Bacolod during a fireworks display witnessed by thousands of people last Saturday.

The truth behind GMA's 'repat orders,' PAL's 'goodwill' flights

BANGKOK, THAILAND – Four hundred thirty-three Philippine-bound travelers stranded here for 5 days due to the airport shutdowns made it home last night.


Iloilo's Dinagyang 2009 launched

Organizers launched yesterday afternoon Dinagyang 2009, the city's top tourist attraction.

Icupao no longer part of selection committee for P35M core shelter project

Iloilo City Urban Poor Affairs Office (Icupao) headed by Roy Firmeza will no longer be part of the selection committee for the P35 million Iloilo City Disaster Response Core Shelter project in San Isidro, Jaro relocation site.

Western Visayas remains bird flu-free

This holiday season, chicken and other poultry products are safe to be consumed as Western Visayas and the rest of the country are still free from the threats of the avian influenza virus.


Capiz solon denies dragging Bermejo into the fertilizer scam

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.

CEH administrator urges support for Sen. Roxas' presidential bid

ROXAS CITY – Newly elected vice president of Private Hospital Association (PHA) Mr. Jessie Contreras has urged Capiceños and all Ilonggo to unite for the presidential bid of Sen. Mar Roxas in the 2010 national and local elections.

Sinadya sa Halaran to showcase 'Manggad sang Capiz'

ROXAS CITY – An exhibit of Capiceño culture history, governance and arts will be staged by the Organization of Tourism Officers of Capiz (OTOC) and the Provincial Tourism Office (PTO) from December 4 to 7 in line with the Sinadya sa Halaran (SSH) celebration from Dec. 4 to 8 this year.


City intensifies waste segregation drive

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Greg Gasataya, chair of the Clean and Green Coordinating Action Team, confirmed yesterday that the city government has already started a massive information drive on waste segregation particularly in various establishments and 61 barangays in the city of Bacolod.

Street named after Bacolod's urban planner

Bacolod now has a street in honor of the man who is considered by local historians as one of the first urban planners and builders of was once the Pueblo of Bacolod in Negros Occidental, Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, main author of the ordinance naming the street said.


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


Bull's Eye:
Hard evidence


I don't want to die like Pepe

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Wayward and Fanciful:
Ten to one

/ Gail Ilagan

Rational Insanity:
Pinoy fear factor?

/ Bryan Mari Argos


/ Philip S. Chua

Coffee Thursday:
The audacity of Mr. John

/ Paolo Carreon

Cerebral Combustion:
All for the holidays

/ Hacel Du-Chua


Gabby at the New Amigo Plaza Mall

Gabby at the New Amigo Plaza Mall

Mr. Gabby Concepcion has made Ilonggas as well as the management, the staff and tenants of the New Amigo Plaza Mall happy when he wowed the crowd that trooped to the newly renovated establishment recently.

Namets in Bacolod

Namets in Bacolod

Namets held its premiere at Bacolod recently. This is a film directed by a Negrense, Jay Abellardo who is from Silay City, a city that is known for its lip smacking delicacies.


Party Time

Party Time

Good friends and fellow Rotarians Lendry Certeza and Ofelia Stammers celebrated their birthday together many moons ago at the Executive Room of Hotel del Rio with dear friends and fellow Rotarians in attendance.


The Prince of leadership

The Prince of leadership

Prince Julien Hermien Celo. He is better known by everybody as simply Prince. But Prince is far from being simple. He is undoubtedly an achiever. His aura practically exudes this.


Running Away From Home

Running Away From Home

Running. A few years back, you would get puzzled looks from people if you tell them it was what you did for fitness and fun. It was not the thing Filipinos, especially non-athletes, did.



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