December 17, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Displaced Sicogon residents seek gov't help

CARLES, Iloilo – For almost a week now, more than 100 residents were displaced out of Sicogon Island and are currently staying at the town plaza pending the delineation of a disputed parcel of land.

Farmer-beneficiaries were forced out of the island due to the alleged continuous harassments by the armed security guards of the Sicogon Development Corporation (Sideco) since November 22.

Former SK head backs 'SK reform bill'

Reform and not abolition. While at it, increase the 'age-coverage' in the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK). And grant the SK fiscal autonomy too.

Such now formed part the main message of advocates for the SK Reform Bill policy with consultations reaching Iloilo.

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Displaced residents from Sicogon Island hold a protest action at the town plaza of Carles, Iloilo. (Inset) A view of the Sicogon Island.
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Displaced residents from Sicogon Island hold a protest action at the town plaza of Carles, Iloilo. (Inset) A view of the Sicogon Island.

Firecracker production in Iloilo down 40%

The local pyrotechnics industry in Iloilo is also going through a tough time. Arevalo district, the pyrotechnic capital of Iloilo, is experiencing a slowdown not only in the production but also in the sales due to the gloomy economic situation.


DOH-6 honors 'healthy' establishments in W. Visayas

The Department of Health - Center for Health Development 6 (DOH-CHD 6) on Monday recognized its partners in the implementation of the Philippine Health Promotion Program (PHHP) in Western Visayas.

LTO launches LTO-TV to protect transacting public from fixers

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) has launched recently the LTO-TV that would protect the transacting public from fixers.

Qatar to undertake agri and fisheries ventures in RP

Qatar has expressed interest in investing in agricultural and fisheries projects in the Philippines, among other business ventures that are expected to draw more Qatari investments to the country.


City's P286M budget for 2009 approved

ROXAS CITY – Some P286,275,706.09 budget for the year 2009 was approved during last week's regular session of the city government here.

DA confident RP is free from Ebola

ROXAS CITY – To protect the name of the Philippines as a "responsible exporter," agriculture officials will test local hogs from Mindanao.

Capiz prov'l gov't denies violation of mining moratorium ordinance

ROXAS CITY –The provincial government under the leadership of Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. has strongly denied it violated Ordinance No. 06 seeking a 50 years mining moratorium in Capiz.


Capitol employees to receive P25T bonus each

BACOLOD CITY – As a way of thanking the capitol employees for their hard work and achievement in the field of public service, Governor Isidro Zayco signed yesterday a request addressed to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan approving an appropriation ordinance for employees' Christmas bonus this year.

City applies to operate Bacolod port

BACOLOD CITY -- City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora confirmed yesterday that the city government of Bacolod has formally applied for a permit to operate the Bacolod Port last December 2, 2008 and also confirmed that they are seeking a revocation of the permit to operate granted by the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) to the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (Bredco).


To a new young priest
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Top 10
Pacquiao Miscellany, Random Thoughts, etc.
My kind of invocation
Bridging the gap
Public land transportation in Iloilo in the 1930s
Res Gestae
He made it, at last..!


Cerebral Combustion:
Something special for someone special

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Raiders of the Lost Christmas

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Wayward & Fanciful:
Small and terrible

/ Gail Ilagan

Rational Insanity:
For the sake of Regional Literature

/ Bryan Mari Argos

What exactly is education?

/ William B. Ongsitco

Air Travel: Medical Tips

/ Philip S. Chua

Looming showdown

/ Carol Pagaduan-Araullo


Pyro Magic 2008

Pyro Magic 2008 - The Return: Pyro Musical Fireworks Competition

Over a hundred thousand people from all walks of life converged and witnessed this year's and the City of Smile's First Pyro Musical Fireworks competition at SM City Bacolod last December 13.

Mother Rosario

Mother Rosario: Foundress of the Dominican Sisters of Molo

She was a scion of affluence. The only daughter of a very wealthy couple Don Ignacio Arroyo and Doña Maria Pidal, was born on February 17, 1884 in Molo, Iloilo City, Philippines.

The World X-mas Trade Fair

The World X-mas Trade Fair

A bazaar was set up in Iloilo City's CAP Auditorium for the Christmas Season last November 28-29, 2008. Different boutiques and first-timer shops joined the event, hoping to promote their business and to be able to showcase their products.

SAC @ 50

SAC @ 50

Saint Anthony's College is celebrating its 50th Golden Jubilee Grand Celebration. This started Dec. 15 and will culminate with a grand alumni homecoming on Dec. 27, 2008.



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