December 9, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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House committee backs claim of Boracay Ati community

BORACAY ISLAND—The House committee on national cultural communities is backing the appeal of the Ati community here to have a permanent land of their own on the island.

No increase in Dinagyang prizes next year

There would be no increase in the prizes for the Dinagyag tribes competition next year. Iloilo Dinagyang Foundation Inc. (IDFI) vice chair Ricardo Andrada said they could not implement any increase in the prize money for the winners since the foundation already provides subsidies to the competing tribes.

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A huge Christmas tree stands in front of Bacolod City Hall.

A huge Christmas tree stands in front of Bacolod City Hall. It is made of bamboo and is adorned with colorful lanterns and a Nativity or "belen" (inset) on its base.

Dud bullets given to 6th RMG troops

BACOLOD CITY -- If Iloilo City has defective firearms, Bacolod City has defective bullets. And it was the defective or dud bullets that made members of the 6th Regional Mobile Group (RMG) defenseless when they were ambushed by alleged members of Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army (CPP-NPA) last week in Hacienda San Vicente, Brgy. Estado, Victorias City.


Suplico reports on guv's latest veto

Haste makes waste. Words of wisdom from Governor Niel Tupas Sr. to members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) led by his nephew, Vice Governor Rolex Suplico.

House sends invite to Capitol dads on Culasi townhood bill

Members of the 9th Iloilo Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) have been sent official invites by the House of Representatives relative to ongoing talks for the proposed conversion of Brgy. Culasi, Ajuy into a municipality.

Fish producers seek extension of tax amnesty

Deliberations are out today for the six-month extension sought by Iloilo’s largest fish producers group relative to the tax amnesty of the Iloilo Provincial Government.

Two 'good performing' tribes won't join Dinagyang 2009

Two tribes that regularly join the Dinagyang competition have not registered for next year's celebration.

City government embarks on tax advocacy campaign

The city government, through its assessor's office has embarked on tax advocacy campaign among senior high students of public high schools here to raise their awareness on why proper taxes should be paid.

Plagata assumes as OIC vice mayor

City Councilor Erwin Plagata takes over as the OIC vice mayor after Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog went to Poland for a week-long conference of the executive committee of the International Council for Local Government Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) for Local Governments Sustainability.


Repeal of military reservation in Capiz eyed

BORACAY ISLAND—The House committee on national cultural communities is eyeing the repeal or amendment of a presidential proclamation declaring more than 33,000 hectares of land in Capiz as a military reservation.

Tumandok: Soldiers grabbed our land

ROXAS CITY – The cultural minorities locally known as "Tumandok" claimed that the Philippine Army (PA) under 3rd Infantry Division based in Camp Peralta, Jamindan, Capiz committed atrocities against them during Martial Law such as burning their houses, stealing their animals and other farm produce and killing their relatives.

Thousands swarm Capiz gym for 'Dream Match'

ROXAS CITY – Some 15 thousand Capiceños from all walks of life enjoyed the "dream match" between Oscar Dela Hoya and Manny Pacquiao last Sunday inside the Villareal Stadium here.


Gov. Zayco turns over P2.2 M projects in Dancalan

Gov. Isidro P. Zayco led the turn over ceremony and inauguration of projects worth a total of P2,240,000, including Potable Water System Project, Irrigation Dam Project, Shallow Tube Well and a unit of computer complete with accessories for the Dancalan Waterworks Multi-Purpose Cooperative, yesterday in Brgy. Dancalan, Municipality of Ilog.

City gov't urged to buy lots for new relocation site

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Al Victor Espino, chairman of the Committee on Appropriation and Finance, is so serious in addressing the housing problem in the city after the group called "Alyansa sang mga Imol sa Bacolod" along with the KAISAHAN group staged a protest seeking a moratorium on the demolition of squatters.

Mikey administers oath of BM Alonso

BAGO CITY -- Presidential son, Pampanga Rep. Juan Miguel "Mikey" Arroyo recently administered the oath of office of the new member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental representing the 4th District, Board member Jose Benito Alonso.


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


When Grandpa stopped smoking

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Congratulations to 260 police recruits

/ John Sue

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


Capiz Lions Club Induction

Capiz Lions Club Induction

Roxas City --- The induction of the new sets of officers of the Capiz Lions Club was held last Friday, November 28 at the Governors Hall of the Capiz Provincial Capitol here.


Barbie and the Diamond Castle

Barbie and the Diamond Castle

Robinsons Place Bacolod presents Barbie and the Diamond Castle, an enchanting outdoor animated show that will run until the 3rd day of January next year.


Bangko Buena celebrates its success

Bangko Buena celebrates its success

Bangko Buena, Inc. started its operations in 1971. After 37 years, they now have 10 branches and two lending centers and still growing. This bank is the first rural bank to have a FCDU (Foreign Currency Deposit Unit) License from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas.

Black and white at Langford

Black and white at Langford

Langford Cafe, a favorite spot in SM City Iloilo's garden is a favorite place to hang-out for many of us. Why? First, the place, which follows the al-fresco setting, is very homey and serves a wide array of affordable mouth-watering pasta, sandwiches and tummy fillers as well as beverages at an affordable price.


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