January 28, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Foundation exec stabbed dead, hunt on for 2 male suspects

A top executive of a foundation/Non-Government Organization (NGO) was found dead yesterday morning inside one of the rooms of a local hotel in Iloilo City.

7 Iloilo towns officially ‘First Class’

Good news to the Province of Iloilo!

Reclassification of Iloilo towns in terms of Average Annual Income (AAI) now placed seven municipalities as “First-Class” towns. What’s more - 18 towns improved altogether and now re-classified a notch higher from previous classifications.

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888 Chinatown Square in Bacolod City complete with decorations welcoming the Chinese New Year glows at night.

888 Chinatown Square in Bacolod City complete with decorations welcoming the Chinese New Year glows at night.

Iloilo City all set for 'grand' Chinese New Year celebration

As more Ilonggos want to take a bite of “tikoy” (a Chinese delicacy), Mayor Jerry Treñas will request the members of the Filipino-Chinese community selling the food item for a sufficient supply during the food festival on Thursday.

Treñas said he will ask the Chinese businessmen selling “tikoy” to prepare large quantity of the food stuff to accommodate Ilonggo buyers.


Suspects ‘hotel guests,’ not intruders, hotel lawyer says

‘Guests’ and not intruders are responsible in yesterday’s grisly killing inside one of the city’s hotels.

Ethical Leadership seminar held for local leaders

More than 200 participants coming from all over Western Visayas attended the Seminar on Ethical Leadership sponsored by West Visayas State University, College of Arts and Sciences-Graduate School, Master of Public Governance students and the National Movement of Young Legislators (NMYL) Iloilo Chapter.

WevNet, Gov't agencies to host forum on farmers' concerns

The Western Visayas Network of Non-Government Organizations (WevNet) in collaboration with the regional offices of the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Agrarian Reform.


Capiz guv hands P1.5 M for MCTC bldg

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. gave P1.5 million as financial assistance of the Provincial Government of Capiz to the construction and renovation of Municipal Circuit Trial Court (MCTC) of Sigma, Sapian and Jamindan located in the town of Sigma.

Capiz Tesda Schools holds CAPTESA Meet 2009

ROXAS CITY -- The association of eighteen active member-schools in Capiz and this city, the Capiz TESDA Schools Association, Inc. (CAPTESA, Inc.), established in 1999 will hold its 2009 CAPTESA Meet, January 28-30, 2009.

Allies want Roxas to run for president or nothing

ROXAS CITY – “Take it or leave it as all systems go for Sen. Mar Roxas to run for president in the year 2010 national and local polls,” political allies of the senator said.


Barredo denies running for Mayor of Bacolod in 2010

BACOLOD CITY -- Atty. Ike Barredo, former 4thDistrict Board member, now Consultant for Special Concerns of Governor Isidro Zayco will not run for Mayor in the City of Bacolod.

Balo laughs off Ceneco explanation on refusal of power connection for NGC

BACOLOD CITY -- It is 'hilarious' or in other words 'funny'. This was the reaction of City Administrator Rogelio Balo after he received the answer of Central Negros Electric Cooperative on January 23, 2009.

DENR laments city's slow compliance on rehab of dumpsite

BACOLOD CITY -- National Solid Waste Management Commission Executive Director and DENR Assistant Secretary Gerardo V. Calderon recently issued a Final Notice to Mayor Evelio Leonardia.


de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
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
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions


Bull's eye:
Dinagyang casualty


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


Cooking demo by ACC students

Cooking demo by ACC students

Students of the Caregiver and HRM Departments of the Advance Central College (ACC) held a cooking demonstration recently, with the presence of Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero and Mayor Rony Molina of San Jose de Buanevista, Antique.

Mark Borres

Mark Borres: Ilonggo Youth Ambassador conquers Japan and ASEAN

An Ilonggo Youth, Mark Borres, who recently qualified as the Philippine Youth Ambassador conquered Japan and ASEAN countries for the 2008 Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program (SSEAYP).

The Festival Queen and Hiyas sang Iloilo 2009 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.

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.


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