December 18, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Panay electric cooperatives ink deal for biomass power

Panay Island will soon host the country's first commercial production of energy coming from rice stalks, husks and other agricultural wastes in a boost to the usage of renewable sources of energy to address the critical power supply of Western Visayas.

Cargo ship sinks off Antique, 1 dead, 19 rescued

One drowned and 19 others were rescued after a cargo ship loaded with 22,000 bags of cement sank off Antique Tuesday night, the Coast Guard reported.

Coast Guard on alert for possible oil spill

Coast Guard officials in Western Visayas are on the lookout for a possible oil spill in Antique after a cargo vessel sunk, killing a crew member. Nineteen other crew members survived the sinking Tuesday afternoon.

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Christmas Attractions

CHRISTMAS ATTRACTIONS Top, a house fully adorned with Christmas lights along the highway in Pavia, Iloilo attracts motorists; bottom, People have started to flock the Angelicum School in Jaro, Iloilo City to enjoy the colorful Christmas lights.

PENRO employee in 'hot water' for extortion

BACOLOD CITY -- An employee of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) is in "hot water" after he was arrested by police intelligence operatives for alleged extortion. Iver Estañol, 49, of Brgy. Eroreco, Bacolod City and detailed at Cenro-Kabankalan City was arrested during an entrapment operation by Negros Occidental Provincial Police Office and Bacolod City Police Office Intelligence and Investigation Branch at the 888 Chinatown Square in Bacolod City, Monday.


Calinog town execs fear presence of 'underworld characters'

Officials of the Municipality of Calinog, Iloilo called on the immediate establishment of police outposts throughout the town.

DOH honors barangays in WV with best sanitation practices

Two barangays in Western Visayas won the title as "Barangays with Best Sanitation Practices for Environmental Health" under the urban/city and rural municipal categories.

COA questions Capitol breeding project

Year-end reporting of the Commission on Audit (COA) resulted to yet more discoveries on questionable transactions of the Iloilo Provincial Government.

Tubungan regulates sale of firecrackers, pyro works

Sale, manufacture, distribution and use of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic works in the Municipality of Tubungan has been regulated.

4 Iloilo towns get help from SAHI

Four towns in the province of Iloilo were recipients of relief assistance from Saudi Arabia Ilonggo, Inc. (SAHI), a private organization of Ilonggos working in Saudi Arabia and nearby countries.


LMP Capiz holds Christmas party in Boracay

ROXAS CITY – League of the Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Capiz chapter under the leadership of Pilar Mayor Rita Lyn Patricio held its annual Christmas Party at Villa de Oro, Boracay, Aklan.

Capelco top official lists system loss in bday wishes

ROXAS CITY – "My wish is a single digit system loss for the cooperative." This was among the 50th birthday wishes of Capiz Electric Cooperative (Capelco) General Manager Engr. Edgar Diaz who prepared a birthday party last December 3.

Capiz health authorities want effective strategy to eliminate filariasis in 2009

ROXAS CITY – An effective strategy to eliminate filariasis cases in the province is being eyed by the Capiz health authorities for 2009.


Bike friendly zone in Bacolod mulled

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Wilson Gamboa Jr. along with Councilor Jocelle-Batapa-Sigue yesterday passed on first reading an ordinance establishing bike lanes or bike friendly zone along Burgos Street.

Green alert backs CBCP call for environmental protection

BACOLOD CITY -- Green Alert Negros supports the recent call of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on the government and other stakeholders to help protect the country's natural resources to be able to secure the future.


Case-hardening the family
Soap Watch Review: Kahit Isang Saglit
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Top 10
My kind of invocation
Bridging the gap
Public land transportation in Iloilo in the 1930s
Res Gestae
He made it, at last..!


Coffee Thursdays:
Home for Christmas: Yearnings of Filipinos overseas

/ Paolo Carreon

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


Best Turkey Dish at SM Iloilo's Thanksgiving

Best Turkey Dish at SM Iloilo's Thanksgiving

SM City Iloilo held the Thanksgiving Day Best Turkey Dish Contest recently and adjudged as the Most Popular Dish and one with the Best Taste was the dish made by the students of Colegio Del Sagrado Corazon de Jesus (CSCJ).

Jaro Queens 2009 from the House of Chan

Jaro Queens 2009 from the House of Chan

Come February 2, 2009 the district of heritage-rich Jaro will celebrate one of the country's grandest fiestas in honor of Nuestra Senora de la Candelaria, said to be miraculous.


National Federation of Sugarcane Planters celebrates Christmas

National Federation of Sugarcane Planters celebrates Christmas

National Federation of Sugarcan Planters (NFSP) President Enrique "Nene" Rojas welcomed federation members and associates to the NFSP Christmas gathering at its own headquarters in Bacolod to celebrate Christmas among its employees and members.

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.


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