January 5, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Lagdameo's call: Be agents of hope and poverty alleviation

Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) President and Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo has called on the people to be “agents of hope and poverty alleviation” in the new year.

In his New Year's message, Lagdameo said that while everybody would be hoping for a happy and prosperous year, concern should be focused on the “poorest of the poor.”

Aklan broadcaster survives attack

A broadcaster in the capital town of Kalibo in Aklan escaped unhurt from an alleged assassination attempt by unidentified gunmen Friday evening.

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A vendor in downtown Iloilo City, appearing exhausted after a busy day, sleeps on top of his stall printed with City Mayor Jerry Treñas's slogan “Uswag Iloilo”.

A vendor in downtown Iloilo City, appearing exhausted after a busy day, sleeps on top of his stall printed with City Mayor Jerry Treñas's slogan “Uswag Iloilo”.

Ombudsman warns travelers of Iloilo Airport modus

A Cebu Pacific traveler carrying more than the alloted 7 kilo-carry-on/hand-carry weight allowance ended up uncovering a feared modus operandi at the Iloilo Airport.

PNP: Major drop in WV pyro injuries but…

The good news was monitored and reported by the Philippine National Police (PNP) here even as Bacolod City topped the incident-list. Yet more incidents actually happened albeit unrecorded in PRO 6 records and hospitals, Iloilo’s top cop said in a separate media interview.


Tanza fire victims to get financial aid

The city government will give financial assistance of P5,000 each to the 36 families whose houses were gutted by fire last December 30, 2008 in the boundary of barangays Tanza-Esperanza and Malipayon in Iloilo City.

PNP files raps vs Army soldier, ex-Army pal in hold-up

The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) here vowed full cooperation on the investigation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) following last week's robbery-hold up perpetuated by an Army soldier and an associate.

Back-to-School for thousands of Ilonggo studes

Students from both public and private schools throughout Iloilo and nearby Western Visayas provinces join the over 21 million of the country's students who are officially back to school today.

23 ‘official’ New Year babies for Iloilo

The Year of the Ox officially welcomed 23 New Year babies in Iloilo City. Officially that is, as it could be more for others who were born outside the hospitals here.


5 Capiz towns hit by flash flood

ROXAS CITY – Five towns in the province of Capiz were affected by the flash floods brought by continued rains last December 31, 2008.

DA strengthens national veggie program for 300 Gawad Kalinga sites

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is strengthening the implementation of its national vegetable program in 300 housing sites of Gawad Kalinga (GK) in line with government efforts to ensure food security and generate additional livelihood opportunities for low-income families.


Leonardia lines up priorities for 2009

BACOLOD CITY -- After the executive budget of P1.1 billion was passed last December 2008, City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has lined-up his priorities for this year 2009 looking vigorously for the success of more infrastructures projects and programs.

NOPPO records lower crime volume in 2008

Year 2008 was a good year for Negros Occidental Police Office (NOPPO) when it posted lower crime volume compared to 2007 but a better year was envisioned by the new director as he laid down his plans of action this 2009 aiming for better police service.


Ending and beginning
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Here comes 2009!
Bridging the gap
The traditional mode of Christmas celebration in WV
The rule of law
Res Gestae
He made it, at last..!


Rational Insanity:
Annual wishes

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Our collective Stockholm syndrome

/ Gail Ilagan

Eye Opener:
What is in store for the Philippines in 2009?

/ Rodolfo Gumabong

New Year's Wish

/ Aimee Andaya

Cerebral Combustion:

/ Hacel Du-Chua

Reason for the Season

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Mang Inasal goes green

Mang Inasal goes green

For its 5th founding anniversary, Mang Inasal has decided to go green, through a tree planting held last Dec. 12, 2008 in Guimaras.


A Rider's Opening

A Rider's Opening

A new branch of Solid Yamaha opened is door in their new building in Roxas City recently with the top brass of Yamaha Motor Philippine Inc. President Yoshiaki Takeda pesonally gracing the grand event.

Bazaar for a cause

Bazaar for a cause

Every year, the St. Scholastica’s Bacolod Alumnae Association, Inc. (SSBAAI) hosts a Christmas Bazaar at the school’s gymnasium.


Greenpeace: Save Boracay Save the Climate

Greenpeace: Save Boracay Save the Climate

The issue and threat of the changing climate is so apparent that its prominence is internationally acclaimed and is continuously taking the center stage.



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