January 26, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Joint RP-US military exercises in Capiz kicks off today

Filipino and American troops will hold a 25-day joint military exercise starting today inside a military reservation in Capiz being claimed by an indigenous people's group as part of their ancestral domain.

Water in two Guimaras villages Ecoli contaminated

Water supply in two villages of Jordan, Guimaras have been temporarily shut-off while fears of similar fate hang in neighboring communities.

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Champion -- Tribu Paghidaet.

Champion -- Tribu Paghidaet. See other results.

Dinagyang 2009 Results

Photos and results of Dinagyang 2009.

Heard soon over Palace phone: 'Hiloo'

If Sen. Mar Roxas has his way, the heavily-accented Bisaya way of saying 'hello' would soon be heard answering the Palace phone, quite reminiscent of the 'Hello Garci' line attributed to President Arroyo.


Iloilo power firm reduces rate

The lone power distributor here has significantly reduced its generation charges on systems loss and value-added taxes (VAT) by P2.68 per kilowatt-hour when compared with the November 2008 charges.

Sanitation, peace and order assured inside Jaro plaza

Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) Jaro Chapter President Jonas Bellosillo assured that they will take care of the peace and order and sanitation inside the Jaro plaza as the Jaro Agro-Industrial Charity Fair started.

New police precinct in Lapuz eyed

A new police station will soon be established in the district of Lapuz. The proposed creation of a new police station is being worked out by the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6.

Court acquits shoe-repair man, convicts cousin in Miag-ao rape slay

A shoe-repair man accused in the 2001 rape-slay of a 15 year-old victim was acquitted while his cousin, co-accused for the grisly crime was found guilty.


Avian flu simulation slated in Roxas City

ROXAS CITY -- The city government here through the Office of the City Veterinarian will conduct a simulation exercise, January 26-28, to test the city's preparedness in the event of an Avian Influenza or bird flu emergency.

Bermejo wants more service on his 'day'

ROXAS CITY – It was business as usual for City Mayor Vicente Bermejo at City Hall during his January 22 birthday.


ARBs from Negros Occidental receive organic fertilizers

Another batch of agrarian reform beneficiaries receive sacks of organic fertilizers recently. The ARBs are members of close to 20 ARB Cooperatives in the 5th District of Negros Occidental. The distribution of organic fertilizers is part of the commitment of support to ARBs by 3rd Distirict Congressman Jose Carlos Lacson.


Longing for Boracay at Myrtle Beach
Bad Breath: Is there a cure?
Bridging the gap
The early years of the Iloilo Dinagyang
Sense of beginning
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Pit Senior!
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions


Dinagyang of Love

/ Fr. Boy J. Galindez, OSA

Eye Opener:
Ill-gotten wealth is a curse

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

PAGCOR’s Genuino

/ Alain Russ Dimzon

Bottled mishaps

/ Alain Russ Dimzon

When you're ready

/ Kathy M. Villalon

“Where did I come from?”

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Planning or working abroad? Hear me first

/ Bryan Mari Argos


Festival queen winners.

The Festival Queen and Hiyas sang Iloilo 2009 winners

Two charming Ilonggas blessed with stunning features emerged as this year’s Iloilo Festival Queen and Hiyas Sg Iloilo 2009 in a glittering beauty pageant last Wednesday night, Jan. 21, 2009 at the CAP Auditorium.

Pirates of the Caribbean.

Pirates and more at Sky Cable

The biggest show on air, Sky Cable came up with a pirates-costume party one night when it launched the Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy's showing in Star Movies and Sky Cable. The party was held at Pirates, Smallville.

The planner..Susan Ramos.

A Fantabulous Welcome!

She did it again…this time, with more feelings than usual. I’m talking about Susan Yulo Ramos hosting a welcome party (“parties” is a better word) for friends jetting in from the States, namely, Grace Akol of Fort Myers, Florida, and Mylene Hilado of Los Angeles, California.

Jun Rio still tops; turns 80 this '09

Jun Rio still tops; turns 80 this '09

Bacolod City’s prime posh destination, L’ Fisher Hotel was turned into an evening of fun, memories and great food as soft-spoken Baldomero “Jun” Rio, Jr. welcomed his very own family, relatives, associates and friends.



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