February 19, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Sicogon Is. owners, inhabitants hold dialogue, reach compromise

Majority owners of the once-famed tourist destination Sicogon Island and representatives of its inhabitants held a dialogue yesterday to resolve the conflict that has strained relations between them.

Janiuay seeks DOJ help to go after ex-treasurers

Municipal officials of Janiuay, Iloilo are seeking assistance of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzales to run after two former town officials.

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Staff Sgt. Kylie Boyle leads the children in playing the “Trip to Jerusalem”
A. Chris fernandez

Staff Sgt. Kylie Boyle leads the children in playing the “Trip to Jerusalem” game while a medical mission is being held at Sto. Ubog, Brgy. Jaena Sur, Jamindan, Capiz

Puentevella: Requirements for redistricting should be met

BACOLOD CITY – Lone District Rep. Monico O. Puentevella welcomes the move of the Sangguniang Panglungsod to divide the city into two congressional districts but he said the requirements should be complied.


Displaced OFWs avail of OWWA lending program

The regional office of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) in Western Visayas said that around 47 displaced overseas Filipino workers (OFWs)in the region have already applied for its lending program as of February 17, 2009.

WB looks into possibility of helping Iloilo City address garbage issues

Representatives from the World Bank (WB) and the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) arrived in Iloilo Tuesday for a scoping mission that aimed to formulate measures on how to mitigate burning at the Calajunan dumpsite and control the burning of household wastes.

Covering Stockton, a reporter’s must

Probably the most exciting political news coverage that any journalist can cover in this decade is the US Presidential elections that saw Democrat Barack Hussein Obama topple Republican John McCain in a political exercise that has redefined a nation.

Job Fair for displaced workers, unemployed set

Construction workers who have been idle for quite some time and displaced workers due to economic slowdown will soon find themselves in another job.


Former bank cashier hauls Dao mayor to Ombudsman

ROXAS CITY – Dao Mayor Joselito “Bobo” Escutin, whose family owns the Rural Bank of Dao, has been charged at the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas by the bank's former cashier.

Capiz veterans excited over upcoming benefits

ROXAS CITY About 248 living veterans in Capiz are hoping to be would-be beneficiaries for the additional benefits from the United States government for Filipino veterans of World War II.

GTZ fund to help mitigate impact of climate change

The P182.5 million grant from the German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) of the Federal Government of Germany would be an essential help to the Philippine government's efforts to address the impact of climate change in the country.


Sigue scores Bing over non-selection in ICT confab

Councilor Jocelle Batapa-Sigue, chairman of the Committee on Communications and Technology, appealed to Mayor Evelio Leonardia to set aside politics because 2010 is still far from now.

38 studes named barangay champs in Albee's Brainsbee

BACOLOD CITY -- Thirty-eight more elementary pupils and high school students in the province's Third District were named barangay champions as the Brainsbee ni Albee Competition in spelling, math and science reached its third week of implementation.

Bantayan wins Most Outstanding Botica Sang Barangay award

Barangay Bantayan in Kabankalan City has recently been awarded as having the “Best Botica Sang Barangay” in the whole western Visayas and the “Most Outstanding Botica Sang Barangay” in the whole Philippines.


Obama’s views on religion
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
NSPC 2009 in Naga
The heart murmurs, mumbles, and fumbles
Eye Opener
Love thy enemy
Bridging the gap
Traditional Ilonggo-Bisayan kitchen utensils
Change sucks but deal with it


Chocolate tastes like love

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Promiscuity, gonorrhea are risks for prostate cancer in men: study

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Down South:
My worlds colliding

/ Gail Ilagan

Rational Insanity:
Beauty Without The Knife

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Open Letter:
Open letter to US Pres. Obama



Bundles of Joy

Bundles of Joy

On occasions like birthdays and baptisms, parents genuinely want the best for their little angels. This has never been truer than in the case of mommies and daddies like Engr. Jose Rhett Gayol of Central Lopez in Sagay and Ma. Sosil Gayol of Ford Negros.

Panching’s special day

Panching’s special day

It was a special day for an extra special lady. Esperanza (Panching) Buenconsejo celebrated her 92nd birthday at the Westown Hotel recently. Family and friends who wanted to honor this extraordinary lady came and took part in a mass.

Power Lunch

Power Lunch

Judy Araneta-Roxas, mother of Senator Mar Roxas recently hosted a fabulous Saturday lunch held at the beautiful abode of Eva Araneta-Serra. It was not, however, your typical lunch but a truly rare occasion as a hundred fifty or so influential women showed up.

SAC-EBJ Memorial Marathon

SAC-EBJ Memorial Marathon

In commemoration of Evelio B. Javier’s death anniversary, a memorial marathon was held last February 11, 2009. It was spearheaded by St. Anthony’s College in partnership with Antique Provincial Government and Prosport Inc.


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