January 6, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Hotels, food establishments in city incur losses due to water shortage

Hotels and food establishments in the city have suffered losses due to the shortage of water supply coming from water utility Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD).

Police identifies suspects in Aklan radioman's slay try

Police have stepped up their search for two suspected gunmen of an Aklan broadcaster who survived an ambush last Friday.

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City police officer-in-charge Supt. Eugenio Espejo leads the removal of the tape from the firearms of policemen yesterday at the Iloilo City Police Office.

City police officer-in-charge Supt. Eugenio Espejo leads the removal of the tape from the firearms of policemen yesterday at the Iloilo City Police Office. Espejo reported that all the tapes on the firearms of ICPO cops were in tact meaning said firearms were not fired during the holiday celebrations.

Stray bullet cases in City up

The Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) reported an increase in stray bullet incidents although cases of firecracker injuries declined during the celebration of Yuletide Season in the city.


PNP probe: ‘Beheaded’ teener victim of ‘love triangle’

The violent and yet to be resolved killing of a teener in Dumangas, Iloilo has no other strong and more serious motive than that of a “love triangle.” The incident happened last week in what stands as one of the most grisly killings here.

Antique to receive P1.5M worth of medicines

SAN JOSE, Antique – Cheaper and quality medicines worth P1.5 million will be delivered to the Provincial Government-Provincial Health Office here in line with the implementation of Republic Act 9502 dubbed as the Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines Act of 2008.

DSWD to extend Food-for-School program

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Office 6 is now preparing for the extension of the Food-for-School program in Western Visayas.

PIA Iwag Award kicks off

The annual IWAG Award which the Philippine Information Agency (PIA) gives to qualified graduating editors/writers of college and high school publications begins as the participating schools are required to evaluate performance of their nominees.


Capiz welcomes new year with flash floods, landslide

ROXAS CITY – Residents of several barangays in six towns in the first and second districts of Capiz never enjoyed their New Year's eve as their homes were submerged by floodwaters brought by continuous rains.

React gift-giving benefits Pontevedra folks

PONTEVEDRA, Capiz – Members and officers of the Regional Emergency Assistance Communication Team (REACT) conducted gift-giving activity to 197 poor families in three barangays in Pontevedra, Capiz last December 28, 2008.


Politics behind absence of power connection at NGC?

BACOLOD CITY – The city government has no other recourse but to use the generator installed by Hillmarc's Construction to power the New Government Center (NGC) in the event Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) would deny power connection to the new edifice.

Petierre designated Secretary to the Mayor

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed yesterday that he has designated Assistant City Legal Officer Atty. Vicente Petierre Jr. as Secretary to the Mayor replacing Atty. Goldwyn Nifras who recently resigned.


The spiral of egoism
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..!


Old Skul

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Doing things with love

/ Kathy M. Villalon

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


Not black, not white

Not black, not white

Babak Niaraki's exhibit “Not Black Not White” received many accolades from critics when it opened at the Crave Restaurant's Gallery recently.


Starbucks invades Bacolod

Starbucks invades Bacolod

Now, you can say it! STARBUCKS is now in Bacolod! The Who’s Who in Bacolod started entering the doors of the coffee destination just before sunset as friends, associates and new acquaintances of the STARBUCKS Family sipped the favorite world-popular coffee favorite that is now in Sugar City.

To your right please

To your right please

To your right please. Next, to your right please. Again, to your right and finally, to your right please. Beauty and brain. These made Merrel Dawn Babas became the 2008 Miss Nursing of the University of Iloilo. She bested seven other candidates.

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.



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