January 13, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Prosecutors deny unjustly dismissing cases vs drug pushers

The Iloilo Provincial Prosecutor's Office has refuted allegations that it has unjustly dismissed cases against suspected drug pushers.

Authorities start probe on Caticlan crash

A day after a Zest Airways plane missed the runway on landing, the Caticlan Airport in Malay, Aklan resumed normal flight operations, even as civil aviation authorities started their investigation of the crash.

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State prosecutors under the Department of Justice are currently rocked by scandals

State prosecutors under the Department of Justice are currently rocked by scandals -- the Iloilo Provincial Prosecutors Office at the Ramon Avanceña Hall of Justice not exempted – involving alleged unjust dismissal of cases against suspected drug pushers.

Court summons SP dads over Capitol budget fray

Vice Governor Rolex Suplico and members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) have been summoned by the Court over the controversial Capitol budget.


DOT assures safety of Caticlan airport

The Department of Tourism (DoT) has assured the safety of tourists traveling to Boracay via the Caticlan airport.

Biggest batchoy bowl to feed 3,000 streetchildren

There will be more than enough servings for lovers of Iloilo's famed La Paz batchoy on January 22 as makers of the savory noodle dish eye a world record in cooking the biggest batchoy bowl.

SP ‘braces’ for guv’s SOPA

Iloilo’s current and official state – in the words of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. – will be known next Tuesday.

Iloilo capitol allots P250,000 as support for Dinagyang Festival

The Iloilo provincial government has allotted P250,000 as support to Dinagyang Festival which is the major tourism activity here in Iloilo city and province.

Dairy zones to be expanded to northern Iloilo

The dairy zone that has been first established in the first district of Iloilo province will now be expanded full blast to the northern towns to enable other farmers to go into dairy production.


One missing as boat capsizes in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – A retired teacher was missing and presumed dead at dawn yesterday when a motor boat capsized while on its way from Brgy. Butacal, Panay going to Pontevedra, Capiz.

COA keeps eye on luxury cars used by Capiz LGU

ROXAS CITY – The Commission on Audit (COA) may dispose 15 luxury cars used by the Local Government Units (LGU) following an Administrative Order No. 233 dated August 1 last year entitled “Reiterating the prohibition on the acquisition and use of luxury vehicles and directing revisions of guidelines on government motor vehicles acquisition.”


Bing vows to abide by agreement with Ceneco

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia vowed yesterday to abide by all legal requirements as what they have agreed last Friday with the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) during their closed door meeting at the Bishop's Palace.

Ceneco: Brownouts not done intentionally

BACOLOD CITY -- Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) Acting General Manager Erlo Sajo said the brownouts that occurred here on January 9 were not done intentionally.

NBI chief optimistic despite various charges

BACOLOD CITY -- Despite various accusations against him National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) officer in charge Mamerto Cortez is still hopeful that at the end of the day he will win the fight.

Pacquiao to open national amateur boxing championships in Bacolod City

BACOLOC CITY -- Bacolod Lone District Congressman and Philippine Olympic Committee Chairman Monico O. Puentevella confirms that boxing hero Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao will be the guest of honor in the opening ceremonies of the 2009 Smart National Amateur Boxing Championships on January 16, 2009 in Bacolod City.


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


Does force really count?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

More children need of care

/ Kathy M. Villalon

The call of the kudyapi

/ Gail Ilagan

Prevent Alzheimer's

/ Philip S. Chua

Eye Opener:
Israel chosen nation of God

/ Rodolfo Gumabong

New Year's Wish

/ Aimee Andaya

Rational Insanity:
Annual wishes

/ Bryan Mari Argos


Unity in diversity

Unity in diversity

The Zonta Club International District 17 Area 3 presented a mini fashion show when they hosted a welcome dinner reception during its area meeting held at the luxurious Sarabia Manor Hotel and Convention Center.

Fun in Wonderland

Fun in Wonderland

It was fun in wonderland indeed when L'Cole Kindergarten School celebrated its foundation day. The students had wonderful performances in their colorful fantasy costumes. There's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Little Mermaid, Madagascar, and Crazy Feet, among others.

---------------------------------------- FCC-NSTP feeding program

FCC-NSTP feeding program

Roxas City – Filamer Christian College National Service Training Program-Civic Welfare Training Service (FCC NSTP-CWTS) launched its Feeding Program as part of the school’s Community Outreach/Extension Service to the community.

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.


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