December 4, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Sec. Gonzalez will no longer head Panay rehab commission

Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. will no longer head a task force that will manage the P8-billion rehabilitation fund for areas ravaged by typhoon "Frank" after his proposed designation was met by protest.

Who keeps the defective rifles?

The members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) of the city government failed to show the five AR-rifles to the members of the city council in an executive session.

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Personnel from the city government of Bacolod hang lanterns on the trees within Bacolod City public plaza.

Personnel from the city government of Bacolod hang lanterns on the trees within Bacolod City public plaza. The lanterns light up at night giving a feel of Christmas among plaza goers.

Ex-Antique gov gets 10 years for graft

A former governor of Antique province was convicted of graft by the Sandiganbayan in connection with the anomalous purchase of P5.67 million worth of school desks and armchairs in 1997.


Aklan mayor, Cebu firm face raps over Boracay construction

The Field Investigation Office (FIO) of the Office of the Ombudsman has recommended the filing of administrative and criminal charges against the mayor of Malay town in Aklan and a Cebu-based property developer for the construction of a hotel on an alleged protected area on Boracay Island.

Tobias joins East Timor mission for second time

After serving as OIC city police director, Senior Supt. Bartolome Tobias will once again join the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT).

PRO-6 augments city's police for X'mas

The Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 will deploy two 2 platoons of policemen to the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) to increase visibility this Christmas season.

Mabilog off to Poland for ICLEI''s execom confab

Vice Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is off for a week-long conference of the executive committee of the International Council for Local Government Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) for Local Governments Sustainability in Poland.

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.


Bermejo breaks silence, hits back at Del Rosario

ROXAS CITY – City Mayor Vicente Bermejo broke his silence and hit back at 1st District Cong. Antonio del Rosario over the latter's expose regarding the fertilizer fund scam.

Our rift started after I ran for mayor—Bermejo

ROXAS CITY – City Mayor Vicente Bermejo revealed that the worsening rift between him and 1st District Congressman Antonio Del Rosario all started when he ran and won for City Mayor in 2007.

19 beauties vie for Mutya Sang Sinadya sa Halaran

ROXAS CITY – Nineteen beautiful lady candidates from different towns of the province of Capiz will vie tonight for the prestigious beauty and brain contest at the CAP Auditorium around 7 p.m. here.


SP set to approve New Revenue Code

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) Member Diosdado Valenzuela, chairman of the Committee on Ways and Means, confirmed yesterday that the New Revenue Code.

Atty. Ike Barredo shows interest in serving birthplace

BACOLOD CITY -- Three-termer former Provincial Board member of the 4thDistrict of Negros Occidental, now Special Assistant of Gov. Isidro P. Zayco for Special Concerns, Atty. Ike Barredo has shown interest to serve Bacolod City, the city of his birth.


Expanding our sense of beauty
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Likely to happen
The impossible dream come true: Will Camelot be regained?
Bridging the gap
The Ilonggo-Bisaya harana
FACA get-together for faith and food
Res Gestae
Meeting the grassroots


Coffee Thursday:
2008: In personal reflection

/ Paolo Carreon

Cerebral Combustion:
Falling out of love???

/ Hacel Du-Chua

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


Oton celebrates 3rd Sandiya Festival

Oton celebrates 3rd Sandiya Festival

The watermelons grown in Oton are the best in Iloilo and thus making a name for itself as Iloilo's "Watermelon Capital."


Out of Town Sorties

Out of Town Sorties

Madame Fatima Tanco, the amiable wife of Capiz's Governor Vic Tanco, celebrated her birthday with a sumptuous buffet lunch for close friends and well wishers at the Governor's Mansion in Roxas City.

Street magic!

Street magic!

Magic is amazing. Magic is fascinating. Magic is fun. That's why almost all of us want to see, experience, or learn magic tricks.


Thanksgiving at The Promenade

Thanksgiving at The Promenade

The Roast Turkey with Cornbread at The Promenade was a hit during the Thanksgiving Day Special of its International Smorgasbord laid out last Nov. 29, 2008.



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