January 12, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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26 hurt as plane misses Caticlan Airport runway

Twenty six persons were injured when a landing Zest Air plane with passengers bound for Boracay Island undershot the runway of the Caticlan airport in Aklan Sunday morning.

Ajuy officials raise P75T reward for killers of Aussie bizman

A cash reward of P75,000 has been raised to help solve the murder of an Australian businessman in Ajuy town in Iloilo.

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dinagyang candidates and hara sang negros.

WESTERN VISAYAS BEAUTIES Top photo shows ten of the 11 lovely candidates in the Miss Dinagyang 2009 beauty pageant which will have its coronation night on January 17 at Colegio de San Jose. Below are the 20 Hara Sang Negros candidates posing with Kabankalan City Mayor Pedro Zayco, Jr. at his office. Hara Sang Negros is the highlight of the 33rd Sinulog celebration of Kabankalan City in Negros Occidental.

Cops blank on killing of car dealer employee

Gunmen sprayed automatic gunfire on the employee of a car dealer here early morning last Friday along a busy street in broad daylight, killing him and baffling police investigators on the motive and identity of the killers.


Iloilo top cop links with media on arrest of suspect in killing of Ajuy vice mayor

Continued police manhunt of remaining suspects in the celebrated liquidation of an Iloilo town vice mayor has now gone back to linkages with the media.

Career service exam set on March 29

The Civil Service Commission (CSC) has set the first Career Service Examination-Paper and Pencil Test (CSE-PPT) professional and sub-professional levels for 2009 on March 29.

2009 Dinagyang Badminton tourney all set

The Iloilo City Sports Council under the leadership of Councilor Joe III Espinosa has endorsed for the approval of the “3rd Mayor Jerry P. Treñas National Dinagyang Badminton Cup” which will be held on January 23 and 24, 2009 at Sportsville Badminton Court.

PRO6 announces 400 vacant positions for POIs

Four hundred police officers 1 (POIs) are needed to augment the region’s police force, hence the opening of another PNP Attrition and Regular Recruitment Programs January next year.


City Liga study tour successful – Acervo

ROXAS CITY – City Liga ng mga Barangay President Wilson Acervo said that the chapter’s study tour in Subic, Manila, Pampanga and Baguio recently was successful and fruitful one.

Capiz RTC Judge Fantilanan dies

ROXAS CITY – Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 18 Judge Charlito Fantilanan of Roxas City Hall of Justice died of cancer last Friday, January 9, at the Philippine General Hospital in Manila. He was 62 years old.


City Hall power back to normal; Ceneco padlock removed

BACOLOD CITY – Power has been restored in Bacolod City Hall and other government offices here after an amicable settlement was reached between Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) and the Bacolod City government through the intercession of Bishop Vicente Navarra Friday night.

20 candidates join Hara Sang Negros search

There are twenty official candidates who will join in the Search for Hara Sang Negros ’08 that will highlight the 33rd Sinulog celebration of Kabankalan which will officially starts on Jan. 12 to 18.

Land titling in Brgy. 1 directly under CENRO

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod Mayor Evelio Leonardia officially turned over the land titling needs for Barangay 1 to the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO), January 8. 2009.


Seed good and bad
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


Cherry Nietes, David Makabutas and company.

A cherry's blessing

Nope, I'm not referring to a blessing given by a fruit. But, like the cherry, this blessing may come in a small package but it brings with it the benefits of safe and convenient transport, lesser fuel expense and a better life for the driver. This is about the Zorex Cherry Taxi, which recently held its blessing at its garage in Compania, Molo.

Orange and Rice Medley.

Nothing but desserts

I had too much of what you call the pre-Christmas gastronomic experience, with groups holding parties here and there. I was praying for a break.


---------------------------------------- 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.


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