January 9, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ombudsman dismisses 2 Igbaras execs over P1M ‘ghost project’

Criminal graft charges will be filed against a mayor and two top executives in one Southern Iloilo town.

Cops widen probe on Aussie's rob-slay

As the investigation into the robbery and killing of Australian Werner Holz widens to include the relatives of his Filipina wife, police say they already have 'three or four' suspects.

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A team from the City Legal Office padlocks the main entrance of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) building.

Ceneco cuts City Hall power; City padlocks Ceneco

BACOLOD CITY – In an apparent retaliation to Central Negros Cooperative's (Ceneco) disconnection of power from the Bacolod City Hall, the city government yesterday padlocked the power utility's administrative office for its failure to settle its franchise tax obligation.


Comelec junks Pacificador's election protest vs. Perez

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has junked a petition of former Assemblyman Arturo Pacificador and former governor and congressman Jovito Plameras Jr. to annul the proclamation of Antique Governor Salvacion Zaldivar-Perez in the May 14, 2007 elections.

Seven more dengue cases in Sinikway

Aside from one recorded fatality of the dreaded mosquito-borne disease, there are still seven more dengue victims in Barangay Sinikway, Lapuz. Most of them are children.

MIGEDC-JICA conduct social experimentation on traffic

The Metro Iloilo-Guimaras Economic Development Council (MIGEDC) in partnership with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under the Multi-stakeholder Transport Planning and Traffic Management Improvement in Metro Iloilo-Guimaras (MTMI-MIG) program is set to conduct a social experimentation on the exclusive left turn lane, a traffic scheme starting Jan. 12-15, 2009.


City gov’t has new administrator

ROXAS CITY – City government under the leadership of Mayor Vicente Bermejo has a new administrator in the person of Rey Cordenillo.

Kalibo slates 2009 Ati-atihan Products Showcase

KALIBO, Aklan -- Forty (40) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) representing sectors such as crafts, food and garden will be joining this year's Kalibo Ati-atihan Product Showcase 2009, which will open on January 12 at the Kalibo Pastrana Park.

DOTC Asst Sec Bobby Lastimoso celebrates natal day in Capiz

DAO, Capiz – Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) Asst. Secretary Roberto “Bobby” Lastimoso recently celebrated his 65th birthday with the blessing of rest house and future political-headquarters in Dao last Sunday, January 4.


City prepares for impact of global economic meltdown

City Administrator Dr. Rogelio Balo said that the impact of the global economic meltdown to the country has not yet been foreseen with clarity, as of this time.

First int'l flight lands in Bacolod-Silay Airport

BACOLOD CITY -- People in Negros Occ., reeling fresh from revelry that New Year brought in was treated to another equally significant event - the historic landing of the first international aircraft in Bacolod-Silay airport last January 2, 2009.

40 pigs turned over to beneficiaries in Kabankalan City

BACOLOD CITY -- Forty gilts (young female pigs) from Pig Improvement Company were turned over by the Office of the Provincial Veterinarian headed by Dr. Renante J. Decena to the Kabankalan City Agriculture Office recently.


Our different languages
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
A Promise
Bridging the gap
Leisure activities in Iloilo in the early 1900s
Joy in our world
Res Gestae
He made it, at last..!


Prevent Alzheimer’s

/ Philip S. Chua

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:
Israel chosen nation of God

/ Rodolfo Gumabong

New Year's Wish

/ Aimee Andaya

Cerebral Combustion:

/ Hacel Du-Chua


Mambusao SB member Nap Andaya greets the celebrator.

Sunday in Dao

It was a breezy but fine Sunday afternoon when Cesar “Toto” Cobrador hosted a birthday merienda cena for his good friend, Gen. Roberto “Bobby” Lastimoso, in his place in Dao, Capiz. Lastimoso, a former PNP Chief and now DOTC ASSEC and MRT general manager, was celebrating his 65th birthday.

Your Twilighter Mini with Robert J.

Family fun at the farm house

As the Year of the Ox entered, relatives of U.S. based Jojo Javellana welcomed him in the newly-built modern country farmhouse he built and skillfully done by his brod Robert and brod’s designer wife Rowena.

---------------------------------------- Mr Bermudo and Oskie Nava.

On nightmares and sharing

Two award-winning films by Ilonggo filmmakers Oscar Reuben “Oskie” Nava and Ray Gibraltar were presented recently by the Commission on Human Rights Region 6 in line with the 60th anniversary of the Declaration on Human Rights.

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.


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