December 19, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Boracay stakeholders pin hopes on Senate

With Supreme Court (SC) declaring with finality that Boracay Island belongs to the State, stakeholders in the world-famed tourist destination in Aklan pin their hopes on Congress.

BHW master list undergoes 'clean-up': SP meets today on over P23M Capitol give-aways

In principle, Iloilo's 7,896 Barangay Health Workers (BHWs) stand to receive anew P2,000 each in cash gift from the coffers of the Iloilo Provincial Government.

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Children sell Christmas gift wrappers on a busy sidewalk in downtown Iloilo City so they could earn money for themselves and their family this holiday season.

Children sell Christmas gift wrappers on a busy sidewalk in downtown Iloilo City so they could earn money for themselves and their family this holiday season.

Native chicken seen to boost farmers' income

Success for Western Visayas farmers will hopefully spring right from their own backyards as the region prepares for the full-blown commercialization of its native chicken.


RH issues highlight Antique popdev celebration

Issues surrounding the Reproductive Health (RH) Bill took center stage as hundreds of Barangay Service Point Officers (BSPOs) gathered yesterday in the Province of Antique.

Coast Guard on lookout for overloading ships

The Philippine Coast Guard is on the lookout for overloaded ships. Because of the increase in passenger and cargo volume during the Christmas season.

Top performing Botika ng Barangay in Western Visayas named

Two Botika ng Barangay (BnB) were cited as Best Performing BnB in Western Visayas while seven have been included as finalists in the nationwide search for Best Performing BnB for 2008.

House majority wants CARP extension joint resolution amended

A group of lawmakers at the House of Representatives on Wednesday moved to amend the joint resolution agreed upon by both Chambers of Congress which extends the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) for another six months.

KALAHI-CIDSS covers 20 towns in Western Visayas

Some twenty (20) municipalities in Western Visayas are now covered by the KALAHI-CIDSS or the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services.

DENR to start surveying of Boracay lands next year

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will start the surveying for titling of lands in Boracay next year after the Supreme Court affirmed its ruling declaring most of the island as public land.


Prov'l PUJs OK 1-peso fare rollback

ROXAS CITY – Provincial public utility jeepneys (PUJs) and bus owners and drivers associations are amenable to the fare rollback as Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Regional Director Porferio Clavel directed recently.

Jamindan gets windfall gov't social service 'blessing'

ROXAS CITY – The municipality of Jamindan, Capiz is one of the recipients of a bonus package of social services projects from the government through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).

38 couples tie knot Dumarao mass wedding

DUMARAO, Capiz – Some 38 couples have tied the knot at a civil mass wedding held at the civic center sponsored by the municipal government under the leadership of Mayor Leslie Warren "Beboy" Benjamin.


DILG recognizes NegOcc as 'Best Performing Province'

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental through the leadership of Governor Isidro Zayco garnered the award for Best Performing Province for this year's 'Pagdayaw' from Department of Interior and Local Government.

Bacolod City adjudged as Best Performing City in WV

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod City was adjudged recently by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Western Visayas as Excellent in Local Governance.


Christmas always survives
The rule of law
Soap Watch Review: Kahit Isang Saglit
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Top 10
Bridging the gap
Public land transportation in Iloilo in the 1930s
Res Gestae
He made it, at last..!


Open Letter:
An Open Letter on the P23M Cash Gift for Iloilo's Barangay Health Workerss



/ Philip S. Chua

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


Dad and Mom's Treat for Baby

Dad and Mom's Treat for Baby

It was a colorful party at the newly built Uytiepo residence as Daddy Danny and Mommy Donna gave a birthday treat to their loving and cutie Danielle Marie a children's party attended by kids and family relatives and closer friends.

Halad sa Kasimanwa

Halad sa Kasimanwa

Halad sa Kasimanwa sa Sinadya sa Halaran is a campaign that aims to provide the target beneficiaries with something to look forward this Christmas season.


Jeanette's birthday on a high note

Jeanette's birthday on a high note

Bubbly and vivacious Jeanette Alicante threw a party on November 29, the eve of her birthday in one karaoke room at Club 21 in Smallville with close friends and family members.


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).


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