December 5, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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CBCP prexy calls on people to continue fight vs corruption

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)  President and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo has called on the people to continue fighting graft and corruption and to search for honest leaders.

Neophyte policewoman killed in action

BACOLOD CITY -- The remains of PO1 Jane Tacadao, a 29-year old policewoman from San Lorenzo, Guimaras, who was killed in an ambush in Victorias City on Wednesday was temporarily laid at Rolling Hills Memorial Chapel while preparations are being made for the transfer to her hometown.

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This unique Christmas attraction, made of oyster (talaba) shells, entices passers-by in Bangga Panot, Brgy. San Juan, Molo, Iloilo City.

This unique Christmas attraction, made of oyster (talaba) shells, entices passers-by in Bangga Panot, Brgy. San Juan, Molo, Iloilo City.

Contractor returned payment for rifles, confirms Treñas

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday confirmed the contractor of the AR-rifles already returned the money to the city government after the rifles were found to be defective.

Treñas said R. Espenelli Marketing supplier of five AR-15 rifles returned the money used as payment for the delivery of the firearms after it was found to be defective.


Iloilo police director identifies high risk police stations

Iloilo Provincial Police Office Director Ricardo de la Paz has identified the high risk police stations that will be given priority for the deployment of the new recruits of the Police Regional Office 6.

Iloilo City needs P500T for int'l traffic signs

The City Government needs P500,000 to install international traffic signs in an effort to address the perennial traffic congestion in the metropolis.

DENR, REC to bring service providers to W. Visayas to collect toxic wastes

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Regional Ecological Center (REC) will bring to Western Visayas service providers from Luzon that could help treat toxic and hazardous wastes.

Treñas seeks help of LCP, ULAP for release of extra cash gifts

City Mayor Jerry Treñas requested the League of Cities in the Philippines (LCP) and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) to closely coordinate with the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

City mulls communal toilet in waterfront barangays

The city government is contemplating of constructing communal comfort rooms in the different parts of the city particularly in the waterfront barangays.


Sinadya sa Halaran defines Capiceños religiosity

ROXAS CITY – The various religious activities for the 2008 Sinadya sa Halaran celebration (SSH) from December 4 to 8 will identify the Capiceños' religiosity.

List of Ahon Pamilyang Pilipino (APP) beneficiaries undergo validation

SAN JOSE, Antique – The list of beneficiaries of Ahon Pamilyang Pilipino (APP) – Conditional Cash Transfer /Financial Assistance underwent the final selection/validation process.

Capiz conducts Product Expo Dec. 4-8

ROXAS CITY -- The Department of Trade and Industry holds this year's Capiz Product Expo back to back with Estilo Capiz at the Activity Center of Gaisano City Mall on 4-8 December 2008.


City designates Reclamation Area as 'firecrackers zone'

BACOLOD CITY -- Executive Assistant Ernie Pineda confirmed yesterday that he was instructed by Mayor Evelio Leonardia to designate the area situated between SM City Mall and Bay Center or within the vicinity of Reclamation Area as Firecrackers and Pyrotechnics Zone.

SP asks CHO to check 'foul odor' at new slaughterhouse

BACOLOD CITY -- Councilor Alex Paglumotan, chairman of the Committee on Markets and Slaughterhouse, has asked, through a resolution passed last Wednesday.

Church forms fact-finding mission for MKNP

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod Bishop Vicente M. Navarra, D.D. has commissioned some priests from the Diocese of Bacolod to conduct a fact-finding mission on the situation at the protected areas of the Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park (MKNP) where the Energy Development Corporation is having its geothermal project.


"A Brother Like That"
Bridging the gap
Air transportation in Iloilo in the 1930s
The Spirit of Filipinoness in the Land of Santa Claus
Expanding our sense of beauty
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Likely to happen
Res Gestae
Meeting the grassroots


Eye Opener:
Narrow is the gate to heaven

/ Rodolfo Gumabong

Anthrax and bio-terrorism

/ Philip S. Chua

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


2008 Sta. Barbara Fiesta Queen

2008 Sta. Barbara Fiesta Queen: Sian Elizabeth Suyo Maynard

These lines from the poem of Lord Byron best describe this year's Sta. Barbara fiesta queen. A British-mestiza from the Hisole Delgado Umadhay Somosiera and Suyo clan, she is Sian Elizabeth Suyo Maynard.

2009 FORD FOCUS launched in Negros

2009 Ford Focus launched in Negros

Ford Negros' usual dreary evening in its Talisay locale suddenly bustled with activity when loyal customers trooped to the place aboard their Expeditions, Everests, Explorers, Escapes, Rangers, and more, to witness the launching of the 2009 FORD FOCUS.

An inspiration to fellow Capiceños: Cesar 'Toto' Cobrador

An inspiration to fellow Capiceños: Cesar 'Toto' Cobrador

Cesar 'Toto' Cobrador is an epitome of a person who attained success through sheer hard work, determination, and courage. His success story should serve as inspiration to fellow Capiceños that poverty, and inequity that comes with it, should not be a hindrance to a person's triumph in life.

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."



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