January 27, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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CPP orders offensives in protest of Capiz 'war games'

The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) has directed its armed wing, the New People's Army (NPA) in Panay and Bicol to intensify offensives to oppose joint military exercises in these areas.

In an e-mailed statement dated January 25, the CPP also condemned the 25-day US-RP joint military exercises at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan town in Capiz.

Fund lack, credit crunch fail to dampen Dinagyang Fest

The pall of the global economic slowdown failed to dampen the festive mood during yesterday’s highlight of the Dinagyang Festival.

An estimated 1.5 million joined in the Dinagyang merrymaking, Mayor Jerry Treñas said.

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Garbage collectors had their day full gathering all the mess left by the three-day revelry of the 2009 Dinagyang Festival in the major streets of the city yesterday.

Garbage collectors had their day full gathering all the mess left by the three-day revelry of the 2009 Dinagyang Festival in the major streets of the city yesterday.

Military recovers extortion list after Tapaz encounter

A list of extortion targets and a rifle grenade were among the recoveries made by the military following Sunday morning’s encounter in Tapaz, Capiz.


Foul weather stays RP-US war games in Capiz

Filipino and US soldiers opened yesterday Balance Piston 09-1 at Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz. Heavy rains, however, grounded the actual start of the exercises.

Pinay DH tags Hongkong top-cop boss in rape plaint

A 29 year-old Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) is the latest to seek assistance of embassy officials in the Philippine Consulate in Hongkong reporting that she is a rape victim.

Dinagyang Festival generally peaceful, police say

Police said the two-day festivities of Dinagyang Festival 2009 were generally peaceful apart from a stabbing incident that claimed the life of a merrymaker and wounded another during the merrymaking activity in the wee hours of the morning.

Province extends tax amnesty

Good news to all real property taxpayers in the province of Iloilo! A tax amnesty will be extended to those delinquent real property taxpayers effective until March 31, 2009.


Father of hazing victim cries for justice as 8 suspects now missing

ROXAS CITY – The father of John Angelo Dollete, who died of hazing, is now crying for justice after the eight suspects whose arrest warrants were earlier issued are now at large and believed to have gone hiding.

'Better forget about running for president'

ROXAS CITY – Considering that Sen. Mar Roxas’ rating is always far behind among presidentiables, a political analyst who spoke on condition of anonymity suggested that the senator should no longer aim for the highest position of the land come 2010 election.


SP to create measures for taxpayers affected by new Revenue Code

BACOLOD CITY -- The Sangguniang Panglungsod of Bacolod City will study and design measures in order to answer problems arising from the implementation of the city’s new Revenue Code this 2009.

Ceneco denies refusing power connection for NGC

BACOLOD CITY -- Central Negros Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Ceneco) OIC General Manager Erlo Sajo denied allegations hurled by City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora.

City receives disconnection notice anew

BACOLOD CITY -- Central Negros Electric Cooperative Inc. (Ceneco) OIC General Manager Erlo Sajo sent last Friday another demand letter for payment of the unpaid billing last December 2008.


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


Press Statement

/ A. Chris Fernandez

Down South:
The peacebuilder takes command

/ Gail Ilagan

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


Party at Guimaras

Party at Guimaras

The Guimaras local government led by Gov. Felipe Hilan Nava and his ever supportive First Lady, Lalie Nava held a fun-filled party at the capitol grounds last Christmas season. Each department prepared sumptuous food and drinks, which Pink Pepper really adored.

Bebot Espinosa's 5?th birthday

Bebot Espinosa's 5?th birthday

There's one night that was extremely special for Bebot Espinosa. It was when he celebrated his birthday with family and friends at his residence.


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.


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