February 06, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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27 displaced Ilonggo OFWs seek OWWA assistance

Global recession has hit the homes of Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) families here in Iloilo and elsewhere in Western Visayas region.

With corporate giants in Europe, the Middle East and America folding up operations or shutting down one branch after the other, Ilonggo OFWs are forced to go home.

Mother sees foul play in daughter's death

The mother of an alleged suicide victim in a commercial establishment in Valeria Extension, Iloilo City believes there is foul play in the death of her 27-year old daughter Wednesday afternoon.

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JUST FOR SHOW For the first time in Calinog's Hirinugyaw - Suguidanonay Festival last Sunday, February 1.

JUST FOR SHOW  For the first time in Calinog's Hirinugyaw - Suguidanonay Festival last Sunday, February 1, the four participating tribes performed at their best without expecting any prize or trophy due to the current economic crisis. Above photo shows performers from Tribu Jalaud. Other participating tribes were Tribu Silaw, Tribu Banaag and Tribu Marikudo.

Experts discover more abnormalities in mangroves

Scientists have discovered more abnormalities in mangroves contaminated by the oil spill in Guimaras which point to the continued effects of the disaster. Dr. Resurreccion Sadaba, program manager of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas (UPV) Oil Spill Response Program.


MIWD turns over watershed financial assistance to Maasin

Metro Iloilo Water District (MIWD), headed by its chairman of the Board of Directors, Celso Javelosa, turned over to the local government of Maasin its financial assistance for the maintenance and development of the watershed within the Maasin area.

DOE says supply of LPG in Visayas remains normal

Supply of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in Visayas, especially in key cities, has remained normal or within the inventory level, according to Energy director for Visayas Antonio Labios.

BIR Region 11-A sets zonal valuation hearing

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Regional Office No. 11-A has set the holding of the zonal valuation hearing for Iloilo province and city on Feb. 19 at the NEDA Hall here in this city.

DepEd gears up financial literacy in secondary schools

Beginning academic year 2009-2010, public high school students will learn the basics of stock exchange and capital markets through the Department of Education and the Philippine Stock Exchange Module Development Project.


Administrative raps against Tapaz PNP chief

TAPAZ, CAPIZ --- Ma. Aurora Artuz Palomar, a businesswoman and socio-civic leader of this town, filed administrative charges with the National Police Commission (Napolcom) against Sr. Inspector Diomedes Cuadra, Jr., chief of Tapaz PNP.

Tapaz PNP chief belies poking gun at bizwoman

TAPAZ, Capiz – The PNP chief of this town strongly denies all accusations hurled against him by a businesswoman when they met at the town hall here.

City gov’t acquires heavy equipment

ROXAS CITY – Five newly-acquired heavy equipment of the city government under the leadership of Mayor Vicente Bermejo were blessed yesterday in front of the city hall.


SP approves P82M supplemental budget

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental approved on their regular session Wednesday the P82.4 million supplemental budget for this year.

City legal officer files answer to Ombudsman

BACOLOD CITY -- City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora yesterday filed his answer to the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas relative to the complaint lodged by three differently-abled persons.

Franchising: Good option to would-be entrepreneurs

Want to go into business? Consider franchising. This was one of the options offered to participants of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-sponsored Basic Entrepreneur seminar as part of the “A Responsive and Innovative Strategy for Entrepreneur,” (ARISE) program of the agency here.


Crisis of leadership
Appointment with Love
Bridging the gap
Traditional Ilonggo-Bisayan kitchen utensils
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Talking about LOVE once again
Bad Breath: Is there a cure?
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



Philexport has own showroom

Philexport has own showroom

Jiz said that the group will undergo more trade fairs, both local and national. “Trade shows are held every quarter and we should be active in such because our showroom is not located in a strategic location (hidden),” Jiz said. Thus, expect the group to hold trade shows in malls here.

Your Twilighter moves about

Your Twilighter moves about

The past months were much fun with parties and fun occasions as Your Twilighter moved about to meet people in different venues and happenings around Bacolod City.


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.


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