February 13, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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SP probe sought anew on Airport quarry

The new Iloilo airport may be in full operation yet the issues surrounding quarry activities here during the construction period remains unresolved.

‘2010 RP polls to be faster than in US,’ says Comelec exec

Next year’s presidential elections will be faster than those in the US, a commissioner of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) declared yesterday.

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Aerial view of the Bacolod reclamation area.

Aerial view of the Bacolod reclamation area.

Napocor’s Panay Diesel Power Plant now privatized

The 146.5-megawatt Panay Diesel Power Plant (PDPP) owned by the National Power Corporation (Napocor) based in Tinocuan, Dingle, Iloilo has been privatized.


The TESDA-JITCO promise of a new life

Power nations all over Europe and the United States of America face what stands as the worst recession and economic crisis ever. Jobs from corporate giants in said countries and branches elsewhere, the Middle East and Asia included

Bredco eyes conversion of Bacolod reclamation area into economic zone

BACOLOD CITY – City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora sees no problem with the plan of Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (Bredco) to convert the 250 hectares reclaimed property into a special economic zone.

PhilHealth celebrates 14th Anniversary

PhilHealth is celebrating its 14th Anniversary this February, the National Health Insurance Month, with the theme “Kalusugan ng Lahat PhilHealth ang Katapat.” As part of the celebration it holds an exhibit at SM City Iloilo starting February 13 as it opens its service desk at the mall.

DAR reshuffles provincial officers in four WV provinces

Four provincial offices of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) in Western Visayas are working under the leadership of new Provincial Agrarian Reform Officers (PAROs) pursuant to Special Order No. 20, series of 2009 recently signed by Secretary Nasser C. Pangandaman.


Ivisan SB member in hazing case nowhere to be found

IVISAN, Capiz – Vice Mayor Isaias B. Arboleda admitted that Sangguniang Bayan Member Christian Zander Mendoza, one of the subjects of an arrest warrant over a hazing case, has been absent from the regular sessions since last month.

Destruction of mangroves in Ivisan manmade, says Mayor

IVISAN, Capiz – Mayor Felipe Yap said that the mangrove plantation in his town was not affected by pest infestation but by manmade destructions.

10,253 families availed of Pantawid ng Pamilyang Pilipino Program

SAN JOSE, Antique – A total of 10,253 families availed of Pantawid ng Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) from the five municipalities in the province said Lazaro Petinglay, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer.


Bacolod dad mulls Chicken Inasal Festival

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) Member Alex A. Paglumotan, chairman of the Committee on Market and Slaughterhouse, recently passed on second and final reading an ordinance establishing a yearly festivity to be known as the Bacolod Chicken Inasal Festival at the Manokan Country.

Negros educator welcomes random drug test

BACOLOD CITY -- A Department of Education official welcomed the random drug test to students because illegal drug use has become rampant among students.

Novero: If heaven will allow me, I will run for Congressman

BACOLOD CITY -- Former Bacolod Vice Mayor Renecito Novero said that if heaven will allow him to run, he will run anew for Congressman in the Lone District of Bacolod City.


The heart murmurs, mumbles, and fumbles
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


Eye Opener:
Love thy enemy

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

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


Italian Coffee, anyone?

Italian Coffee, anyone?

As this city’s emissary of Danesi Caffè, the Roman coffee roaster with over a century of coffee roasting experience, Blue Jay is giving java junkies a whole new reason to get that requisite caffeine fix.

Feast of San Blas in Malonoy

Feast of San Blas in Malonoy

A feast in honor of San Blas or Saint Blaise was recently held in Brgy. Malonoy, Dao, Capiz. No less than Msgr. Vicente Hilata officiated the mass in honor of the patron saint of the said barangay.

Not Your Ordinary Dolly

Not Your Ordinary Dolly

Dolly Calmorin Chua is a well-rounded woman who makes it a point to be all that she should be --- a partner to her husband, a good mother, a businesswoman and someone who pursues the things that she wants.

Hearts Feast @ Maki and Freska!

Hearts Feast @ Maki and Freska!

Love is definitely in the air this Month of Hearts. And a better way to captivate your special someone is to treat them to a feast of the best dishes in town. Planning for an enjoyable date this Valentine’s Day without putting a hole in your budget?


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