February 05, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Group scores 'band-aid' solutions to water problem

Environmental group Green Forum-Western Visayas called as “band-aid solutions” the measures undertaken by Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD) in trying to address water supply problems faced by its concession area.

Random drug test in WV schools to start in July

Random drug sampling will be conducted in all secondary public schools in Western Visayas by July this year, according to Department of Education (DepEd) OIC-Regional Director Mildred Garay.

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BETTER THAN BEGGING  These two boys, at a young age, already know how hard life is--they sell onions and garlic so they could earn money for their schooling inside Plazamart Mall in San Juan St., Bacolod City.

BETTER THAN BEGGING  These two boys, at a young age, already know how hard life is--they sell onions and garlic so they could earn money for their schooling inside Plazamart Mall in San Juan St., Bacolod City.

420 workers in Bacolod retrenched in January

BACOLOD CITY -- Metro Bacolod Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI) Vice President Jose Ma. Zayco confirmed yesterday that the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Region 6 reported that 420 employees from various establishments in the City of Bacolod and Negros Occidental were retrenched from January 1-28, 2009.


GSIS identifies partner-hospital in Western Visayas

The West Visayas State University Medical Center (WVSUMC) in Iloilo City was identified by the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) as its partner-hospital under the GSIS Hospitalization Support Program of GHSP

1st district pre-school teachers learn new teaching styles in DepEd gab

In view of the nation’s “Education For All (EFA) 2015 plan,” pre-school teachers and day care workers in Iloilo’s First District were called in for a different kind of training program.

Ford Fellowships application extended

The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (FF-IFP), through the University of San Agustin Coordinating Center for Research and Publications (UCRP), is extending the deadline for submission of full application forms for the 2009 Cohort of the FF-IFP until February 15, 2009.

CPU to host 6th Asian theologians congress

Central Philippine University (CPU) will host the 6th Congress of Asian Theologians (CATS) on February 8-14, 2009. Expected to attend the congress are 80 theologians coming from 13 countries of Asia.

MOA strengthens advocacy on honesty, punctuality

A Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was recently signed between educators from the government and the private sectors on moves to counter the stigma of "Filipino Time" and of graft and corruption in the upper echelons of government.


Capiz LGU gives P2 M to PGMA's CLEEP

ROXAS CITY –Governor Victor Tanco has already committed P2 million for the micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in Capiz.

Bizman hits airline over delayed flight

ROXAS CITY – A businessman, who frequents Manila from Roxas City complained to the management of Cebu Pacific that its flight is always delayed for at least one hour from schedule causing him to miss his appointments in Manila.

Exit door awaits men-in-uniform on drugs

ROXAS CITY – Dismissal from the service awaits uniformed personnel who will be found to be using illegal drugs.


NegOcc sets aside P15M for sugar workers

BACOLOD CITY -- The provincial government of Negros Occidental through Governor Isidro Zayco has allocated P15 million for food-for-work programs in preparation for the “dead season” for sugar workers.

Escalante City, LBP ink P97M loan for road improvement

BACOLOD CITY -- Escalante Mayor Melecio Yap and the officials of the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) here signed a loan agreement amounting to P97 million for the road improvement for the 10 barangays, namely, Buenavista, Rizal, Lagub, Malugtungan, Hapitan, Washington,Cervantes, Alimango, and Binagyhan.

Monico okays new site for 2 flyovers

Bacolod Congressman Monico O. Puentevella has agreed to the new location of the two mega flyovers to be constructed in Bacolod City this year.


A big bang for dressing
On wings of songs, “Yes, we can!”
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Talking about LOVE once again
Bad Breath: Is there a cure?
Bridging the gap
The early years of the Iloilo Dinagyang
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions


Obama and Ina

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Change sucks but deal with it

/ Kathy M. Argos

Open Letter:
Open letter to US Pres. Obama


Rational Insanity:
How the ‘it’ kept our culture

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Having a Say

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bull's eye:
Pagcor and PCSO's donations



Valentine's Dinner at The Promenade

Valentine's Dinner at The Promenade

Love makes life a happy experience. Thus, a day to celebrate had been set every 14th of February. Saying “I love you” to your family, friends, lovers and associates is not enough.

Gourmet Hub

Gourmet Hub

Hidden inside The Atrium is a jewel of a shop called Gourmet Club. If you’re a certified gastronome and worship Bourdain, Batali, Flay and other such famous geniuses in the kitchen, then you know that a trip to this one-of-a-kind store can easily make your gourmet fantasies come true.

3K marathon for Feast of Sr. San Blas

3K marathon for Feast of Sr. San Blas

Some 150 participants joined the yearly Feast of San Blas 3k marathon held in Barangay Malaiba, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique. The event was organized by Leonardo Guanzon, resident of the said barangay.

The 'mama' behind Monyeka Festival

The 'mama' behind Monyeka Festival: Varvin Hope Simone Hiñola

The Monyeka Festival airing weeknights at Campus Radio, GMA has gained a huge following. Why? Credit it to Mama Monyeka (Varvin Hope Simone Hiñola in real life) --- frank, alert, happy and has an endless vocabulary of funny words and antics that only a few can imitate.


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