December 24-28, 2008 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Code White Alert raised in all hospitals this holiday

While others are busy preparing for the holiday break, workers in the health sector would be having extended work.

Department of Health (DOH) has raised a Code White Alert in all DOH hospitals for today, Dec. 24, and tomorrow (Christmas Day) to ensure prompt emergency services to injured patients during the Holiday Season.

Cuevas orders probe of Jaro cops on duty

The Philippine National Police is investigating the manhandling of a female television reporter inside the Jaro police station in Iloilo City.

Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas, Western Visayas police director, said he has ordered an investigation on policemen assigned at the Jaro District police station where GMA reporter Charlene Belvis was manhandled early Monday morning.

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Chief Supt. Isagani R. Cuevas, Police Regional Office 6 director, leads the taping of the muzzle of the firearms of police officers at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City yesterday.

Chief Supt. Isagani R. Cuevas, Police Regional Office 6 director, leads the taping of the muzzle of the firearms of police officers at Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City yesterday. The move is in line with the campaign of the Philippine National Police against indiscriminate firing this holiday season.

Preparations underway for arrival of Russian tourists

Authorities are in the thick of preparations for the arrival of a huge group of Russian tourists to Boracay Island.


Mayor 'beautifies' Ordinance, strikes 'deteriorating' word on peace and order situation

What's in a word? A lot. Particularly if it speaks negatively of a town and the town's peace and order situation. As such, Calinog Mayor Salvador Divinagracia wants a recently approved Ordinance here "beautified." While at it, change the most important phrases too

Maasin celebrates 9th Tultugan Festival

All roads lead to the town of Maasin on December 26 as the booming third district municipality known all over the country for its finest bamboo products celebrate once again its renowned Tultugan Festival, which is on its ninth year this year.

Mother throws one-year old son from ship

A one-year old boy drowned after his mother threw him from a passenger ship before she jumped overboard Tuesday morning.

More cops sent to Boracay for holidays

More policemen have been deployed to Boracay Island and other areas expected to be crowded during the Christmas and New Year's Day celebration.

Millions out of IPG coffers as Tupas OKs release of BHW, employees' cash gift

Hundreds of women volunteer workers flocked the Capitol yesterday in what was the first set of cash gift releases by the Iloilo Provincial Government.


Jocjoc Bolante visits family, allies at hometown in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – The controversial former Department of Agriculture (DA) Usec. Jocelyn "Jocjoc" Bolante visited his family, friends and allies last week at his hometown in Dao, Capiz.

Roxas City identifies firecrackers trade zone

ROXAS CITY – All firecracker retailers here have been confined to a single area to avoid fire accidents in the trade of firecrackers during the holiday season.

Legit operators want 'colorum' vans out of the roads

ROXAS CITY – Some 25 legitimate franchise holders of the vans plying the routes Estancia-Balasan-President Roxas to Roxas City and vice-versa are seeking the intervention of the regional director of the Land Transportation Office and the Office of the Traffic Regulatory and Management Unit (TRMU).s


Bishop to landowners: Be compassionate this Christmas

BACOLOD CITY -- Diocese of Bacolod Bishop Vicente Navarra appealed once again to all concerned government agencies and at the same time to the landowners to be generous and compassionate as we celebrate tomorrow our bountiful Christmas Day.

New NOPPO chief leads gun taping

BACOLOD CITY -- To free the province from any indiscriminate firing involving the police officers this Christmas and New Year's Eve, Provincial Director Senior Supt. Manuel Felix on Monday supervised the taping of the muzzles of guns issued to policemen.


de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
CHRISTmas with the Family
Christmas always survives
Christmas always survives
The rule of law
Soap Watch Review: Kahit Isang Saglit
Res Gestae
He made it, at last..!


Cerebral Combustion:

/ Hacel Du-Chua

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


A Christmas Costume Party!

A Christmas Costume Party!: For the Apostleship of Prayer, Sta. Maria Parish Church

To break free from the usual routine of everybody, members of the Apostleship of Prayer of the Sta. Maria Parish Church, donned their best costumes and held a Christmas party like no other.

Bascon Cafe

Bascon Cafe: Passion for cakes and desserts in Bacolod

Good food, tasty appetizers, great cakes and desserts are the signatures of Bacoleños and Negrenses. They all love to eat, drink and be merry. For this reason, Bascon Hotel has been a leader in food catering in Bacolod City for decades now.

SM City Iloilo opens breastfeeding station

SM City Iloilo opens breastfeeding station

Nursing mothers have special needs. They always plan their baby's feeding schedule when they plan their activities. This is the reason why most nursing mothers rather stay home for convenience rather than go malling with their family.

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.


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