January 8, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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MIWD works double time to improve water supply

Residents of Iloilo City and four neighboring towns will have little or no water supply starting today until Saturday due to repair and upgrading of facilities damaged by typhoon Frank.

Cuevas orders CIDG to lead probe on Aussie’s rob-slay

Orders are out from Police Chief Superintendent Isagani Cuevas, Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 director, for a top level investigation on the brutal slay of an Australian businessman here.

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Water basin

The heavily silted water basin of Metro Iloilo Water District in Barangay Talanghauan, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo. Seen on the left portion are workers clearing the water basin with sand and silt brought by typhoon Frank last year.

BFAD checks ‘suspicious salt’ out in public markets

A citywide check is now ongoing in various public markets of Iloilo following concerns raised on “suspicious” looking salt here.


Garin condemns Aussie, teener brutal slay, calls for informants to come out

First District Board Member Richard Garin, chair of the province’s Committee on Public Order and Security is calling on informants who can help shed light on two brutal killings in Iloilo.

Incoming first year students should register early

All incoming first year high-school students for school year 2009-2010 in this city are encouraged to register in public and private schools of their choice starting January 10.

Antique Outstanding Pupils and Students named

The Outstanding Pupils and Students of Antique, Inc. has released the names of its awardees for the year 2009.

Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino program starts in WV

Some 2,695 household beneficiaries in the province of Antique are now receiving their cash assistance from the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of the national government.


58 NPA rebels in Visayas give up arm struggle in 2008

ROXAS CITY – Fifty-eight members of the New People's Army (NPA) from the Visayas region have returned to the fold of law and avail the livelihood assistance program of the government.

City reopens one-stop-shop business licensing

ROXAS CITY – The city government here has reopened starting January 5 the "SULONG ROXAS Business One-Stop Shop" (BOSS) of its Business Licensing Division to process the renewal of business permits and issue new ones.

City to honor cop who foiled snatching attempt on teachers

ROXAS CITY – A police officer, who courageously risked his life in recovering the P1.6 million from the hands of three snatchers, is set to be honored by the city government with citation and even cash reward and will be recommended for promotion.


Bacolaodiat Festival to kick off Jan. 23

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod City Government along with the Bacolaodiat Festival Committee is now preparing a big Chinese New Year celebration known as "Bacolaodiat Festival", which will feature the best of the Chinese and Filipino cultures, scheduled to kick off on January 23-26, 2009.

City to convene Business and Economic Council

BACOLOD CITY – City Administrator Rogelio Balo will be the one to initiate the reconvening of Business and Economic Council in preparation for the impending impact of global economic crisis.

Negros exporters start to feel impact of global economic crisis

BACOLOD CITY -- The global economic meltdown has its effects in some local industries in Negros Occidental, said MBCCI Vice President for External Affairs Mr. Jose Ma. Zayco.


Our different languages
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
A Promise
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


A picture of hope.

Wish upon a star

Rotary Club of Central Iloilo made dreams real for the children of Buntatala I Day Care Center during the “Wish Upon a Star” activity held at Robinsons Place Iloilo last Dec. 18, 2008.

Amelia Rentillo

Teacher makes it big in crafts

On her secret to her success, Rentillo shares that it's all hard work and prayers. Don't take anything for granted


Dr Roland Fortuna, TNT's Ajenah Sualog and Dr Enrique Hipolito III.

APO holds 'Operation Tuli'

The Alpha Phi Omega International Collegiate Service Fraternity and Sorority, Zeta Chi Chapter of West Visayas State University, once again upheld their principle of service as they conducted “Operation Tuli” in Barangay Sto Niño Norte Arevalo Health Center last Dec. 21, 2008.

Dr Roland Fortuna, TNT's Ajenah Sualog and Dr Enrique Hipolito III.

A cozy December affair

And there it went. As fast as it came, Christmas is over. In fact, it zoomed by this year, maybe because December came full-packed with many activities that came together with my Christmas shopping and other preparations for my yearly celebration.

Prepare the Sirens

Prepare the Sirens

The organization is selling T-shirts online, the proceeds of which, will be used to finance chemotherapy sessions of kids with cancer


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