February 11, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Capitol advisor cries foul on bribery charges

The top executive of a firm serving as “financial advisor” of Governor Niel Tupas Sr. on the matter of constructing a convention center has finally spoken. And he did so yesterday in behalf of Chinese businessman Cedric Lee.

Iloilo SP nails down Convention Center project

Any and all hopes for a P350 million convention center courtesy of the Iloilo Provincial Government are officially gone. In fact, in the words of Iloilo Vice Governor Rolex Suplico - “dead.”

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The dream of the provincial government to put up a P350 million Iloilo Convention Center.

The dream of the provincial government to put up a P350 million Iloilo Convention Center on this site formerly occupied by the old Iloilo Rehabilitation Center will no longer materialize as the 9th Sangguniang Panlalawigan declared the project “dead” amid talks of bribery attempt on three Board Members.

PDIC sets payout sked for Nation Bank depositors

BACOLOD CITY -- Around 500 depositors of the closed Nation Bank attended a forum led by the Philippine Deposit Insurance Corp. (PDIC) at the BAYS Center Monday.


Aussie loses bid to gain possession of Boracay resort

An Australian national failed in his bid to take possession of a contested resort in Boracay island. But Australian Greg Hutchinson was able to take possession of a neighboring apartment.

Displaced Sicogon residents hold 120-km march to dramatize plight

Hundreds of residents and farmers will hold a 120-kilometer march starting today to protest their displacement from an island being revived as a tourism destination.

Motorcycles top in traffic accidents

More than 50 percent of the traffic accidents last year involved motorcycles. In a report obtained from Regional Operations and Plans Division (ROPD) of the Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, 151 of 285 recorded traffic accidents from January to December, 2008 involved motorcycles. The record is 27 incidents higher than the 2006 reports.


No chemicals used to rid mangrove infestations in Panay and Pontevedra

ROXAS CITY – Panay and Pontevedra towns which are the hardest hit by mangrove infestations are not using chemical pesticides to get rid of pests that hit the plantations. The mangroves are dying putting the ecosystems of the said towns in danger.

City vice mayor opposes sale of new tricycle steel plates

ROXAS CITY – City Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas opposes the selling of new tricycle steel plates since there was no approved ordinance to that effect.


15MW hydro power plant eyed in Kabankalan

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental will have an additional alternative power source with the entry of Conal Holdings Corp.

City starts seminars on 'No Segregation, No Collection' scheme

BACOLOD CITY -- City Mayor Evelio Leonardia confirmed yesterday that he will strengthen the solid waste management policy this year by strictly enforcing the "No Segregation, No Collection Policy" as embodied under Republic Act 9003 or Ecological Solid Waste Management Act.

Project Shine extended in Isabela

BACOLOD CITY -- About 60 provincial government scholars from the Fifth District of the province participated in the Brigada Eskwela held at San Agustin and Cabcab Elementary Schools in the Municipality of Isabela, over the weekend.


Appointment with Love
Bridging the gap
Traditional Ilonggo-Bisayan kitchen utensils
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
All about LOVE
Bad Breath: Is there a cure?
My (Some!) New Year's Resolutions


99 checks

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Rational Insanity:
Geriatric Care Essentials: Ten Pointers for Elderly Caregiving

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Open Letter:
Open letter to US Pres. Obama


Change sucks but deal with it

/ Kathy M. Villalon

Having a Say

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Bull's eye:
Pagcor and PCSO's donations



Date Night at AMALFI

Date Night at AMALFI

Every aspiring Romeo has to start somewhere and what better day to start the wooing and the romancing then on Valentine’s Day. And so, if you don’t want to be called an amateur in the realm of romance and love.

Loraine’s lavish celebration

Loraine’s lavish celebration

A mini-carnival ensemble, surrounded by multi-hued inflatables by Che` Balloons & Decors, highlighted by a Barbie milieu welcomed family and friends of the cute and lovely celebrator Loraine Joy Villanueva.

A wonderful start

A wonderful start

It was a fabulous Chinese New Year celebration that took place at the Freedom Grandstand recently. There was a display of rich and bright colors, loud sounds coming from varied musical instruments, greetings of peace.



It was a rainy Sunday of February 1st 2009 when the very first “Artekalye” of the Negrense Artists was officially opened at San Agustin Extension, Bacolod City.



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