December 23, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Female TV reporter manhandled in front of police station

A television reporter suffered minor injuries after she was manhandled inside a police station after covering a traffic accident early yesterday morning.

Tupas orders heightened police visibility

Iloilo Governor Niel D. Tupas, Sr. ordered Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) Director Senior Supt. Ricardo De la Paz to heighten police visibility in the crowded areas like churches and public markets, and along the highways to ensure the safety of the people and the commuters.

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Downtown Iloilo City is now abuzz with shoppers rushing to buy presents for family and friends this holiday season.

Downtown Iloilo City is now abuzz with shoppers rushing to buy presents for family and friends this holiday season.

Treñas positive on city's business climate for 2009

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas remains optimistic on the city's business climate for next year and is positive that the global financial crisis will not have a considerable impact on the city's economy.

"2009 may be a little difficult, but I am very hopeful with the business prospects of the city based on the manifested interests of some of the country's major business players.


Iloilo Ms. Dinagyang to wear 'newspaper gowns'

Next year's Iloilo Miss Dinagyang will "go green" as 13 beauties will don gowns made from newspapers.

Yuletide season merrier for Iloilo town

SAN MIGUEL, Iloilo – The officials and people of this Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development (MIGEDC)-member town, located 17 kilometers from here, have two big reasons to be merry this month.

The day painters brush way to Christmas

About 400 painter-contractors and lead men in the paint construction belonging to Iloilo Kabarkada Painters group and accredited by Davies Paints trooped to the parking lot of Club 21 at Smallville, Sunday noon, December 21, to celebrate Christmas.

Vandals attack Suplico tarps in Northern Iloilo towns

Yet to be identified vandals struck at least four Iloilo towns with very specific targets – the tarpaulins announcing the free health program of Vice Governor Rolex Suplico.

Iloilo City identifies 6 firecracker zones

The city government here has identified six zones as selling and buying areas of firecrackers and other pyrotechnic materials from December 20 to December 31, 2008.


OFW dependents receive livelihood assistance

Some thirty dependents of overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) received financial assistance from the Department of Labor and Employment Region 6, through the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA).

RP's campaign against poverty and hunger gaining ground

The Philippine"s campaign against poverty and hunger is gaining ground, thanks to the whole-hearted cooperation between the national government and the private sector.

US promotes business in conflict regions

Entrepreneurs as well as small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in conflict regions like Mindanao can have their projects marketed to a broad network of investors, donors, lenders or contributors in the United States, courtesy of the U.S. State Department.


Quebrar still Bacolod Police Chief

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed yesterday that Bacolod Police Chief Sr. Supt. Ronilo Quebrar is under "hold over capacity" in spite of the fact that his two-year term had already expired.

SP holds last session at New Gov't Center

BACOLOD CITY -- The Sangguniang Panglungsod led by Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson as presiding officer held their last session for this year at the New Government Center (NGC) yesterday.


Bridging the gap
The traditional mode of Christmas celebration in WV
Christmas always survives
The rule of law
Soap Watch Review: Kahit Isang Saglit
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Top 10
Res Gestae
He made it, at last..!


Reason for the Season

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

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


White Gift Service

White Gift Service: Sharing this Christmas

WHITE GIFT SERVICE is an annual Christmas Community Service Program of Filamer Christian College (FCC) extended to selected indigent families and groups coming from the extension-outreach barangays of the college.

Christmas for children with disabilities

Christmas for children with disabilities

Every child deserves to feel the spirit of Christmas. Such comes in several ways, but nothing beats an event that is shared with other children and their respective families.


SOS Village celebrates Christmas

SOS Village celebrates Christmas

With the theme "SOS Celebrates the Holiday Season and Promotes Peace and Unity for all Mankind," SOS Children's Village-Iloilo held its Christmas celebration last Dec. 6, 2008.


Inmates' Christmas lanterns spectacle

Inmates' Christmas lanterns spectacle

"Lift little souls and make them feel how to shine this Christmas" Indeed they shone during the night of the official lighting of Giant Parols at the Robinsons Place - Bacolod main entrance canopy, adding attraction to the mall and causing passers-by to stop.


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