February 20, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Family of slain girl in Antique calls for justice

SAN JOSE, Antique—The family of a 15-year old girl killed and allegedly raped here has called on authorities to hasten the investigation and resolution of the victim's case.

Militant groups file raps vs 303rd Brigade soldiers

BACOLOD CITY – Militant groups yesterday filed charges of illegal detention, grave threats, grave coercion and violation of Section 10 of RA 7610 (Child Abuse Law) against soldiers under 303rd Brigade led by Captain Frankie Lim.

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Bettors line up at a lotto outlet in Plazoletagay yesterday hoping to pick the correct combination to win the close to P300 million 6/49 Superlotto jackpot.
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Bettors line up at a lotto outlet in Plazoletagay yesterday hoping to pick the correct combination to win the close to P300 million 6/49 Superlotto jackpot.

Super Lotto frenzy hits Iloilo

Will the country wake up today to welcome the next multi-millionaire coming from Iloilo?

With projected P300 million (roughly US $6M) at stake, super frenzy hit the city’s Super Lotto outlets. Lines have been consistently long since Wednesday with the close of last night’s sale adding excitement to the brewing lotto frenzy.


US reps coming to Iloilo City on February 24-26 for vets benefits

Representatives from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Manila Regional Office will be in Iloilo City on February 24 to 26 to accept claims from Filipino World War II veterans for the benefits granted to them by the United States government.

Jobs for unemployed nurses

The Department of Labor and Employment Region 6 will accept application of unemployed registered nurses for employment under the Nurses Assigned in Rural Service (NARS) program effective Monday, February 23.

Bigger role of PAMBs cited

The members of the Protected Areas Management Boards (PAMBs) nationwide, are urged to be responsible and at the same time, liable for the environmental degradation in their areas.

Completion of Iloilo Flood Control Project set in 2010

The billion-peso Iloilo Flood Control Project funded by the Japan Bank of International Cooperation (JBIC) is expected to be completed in 2010.


Capiz pays tribute to Capiznon National Artists

ROXAS CITY -- Government officials, artists and residents here will pay tribute to their homegrown National Artists, Jovita Fuentes (Music) and Daisy Hontiveros-Avellana (Theater) by offering a performance tribute entitled SALUDO on February 23, 6:00 PM at Capiz Provincial Park, Roxas City.

Capiceño is country's most outstanding construction mason

ROXAS CITY – A mason worker from Jamindan, Capiz has added luster to the development battlecry of their lady town mayor Ethel R. Jinon of "SHINING JAMINDAN" by winning the national award for most outstanding mason in the country's construction industry during a competition held recently in Metro Manila.s


Police Commissioned Officers in NegOcc to undergo schooling

With the impending opening of the Public Safety Officers Basic Course this month over at the Regional Training School-6 in Bakyas, Barangay Mansilingan in Bacolod City, a minor reshuffling of officers will take effect at the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office.

City invites more bidders for Northbound Terminal

The City Government of Bacolod invites more bidders for the establishment of the Northbound Terminal of Bacolod City, said Councilor Wilson Gamboa, Jr., Sangguniang Panglungsod Committee Chair on Transportation.


Obama’s views on religion
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
NSPC 2009 in Naga
For the nth time: “I do.”
Eye Opener
Love thy enemy
Bridging the gap
The cultural dimension of boats and boat-building in Panay island
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



Cupid’s Valentine B-day Bash

Cupid’s Valentine B-day Bash

Valentine’s Day was a rainy day in Bacolod City but the closer friends of birthday celebrator Cupid Barbers insisted to join him cut the cake, taste the kare-kare de pata, lumpia shanghai, noodles, steamed fresh bangus, and of course the fave lechon baboy and the ever tasty duck in soy.

A reunion for Balik Cafe

A reunion for Balik Cafe

“Pag-iririmaw 2008” as the name suggests, is a gathering of Balik Café held at the Barangay Café, Sta. Barbara. It was started with a mass, followed by a caravan from the café and around the major thoroughfares of Sta. Barbara.

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.


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