February 23, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Semirara residents decry pollution of coastal resources

Several residents of Semirara Island in Antique are calling on the government to stop the alleged pollution of their coastal resources from wastes coming from coal mining operations on the island.

VACC to help family of slain girl in Antique

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) is supporting the family of the young girl murdered and believed raped in Antique province find justice.

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Photos taken by Semirara residents showing siltation and dead or dying mangroves allegedly caused by wastes from the coal mine.

Photos taken by Semirara residents showing siltation and dead or dying mangroves allegedly caused by wastes from the coal mine.

More hopefuls in historic lotto sales as ‘pot money’ reaches P350M

The government’s Super Lotto 6/49 game now made history as the biggest jackpot prize estimated to be at least P350 million by last night’s draw.


'Iron age' mini-paraw bags 1st prize

A miniature paraw artistically made of scrap metal and wires was chosen as this year’s first prize winner in the SM miniature paraw making contest. The work of art was favored by the judges from among the many entries.

City’s sailboat owners rule in Paraw Regatta slalom race

Entries from Iloilo City ruled in the two categories of the Iloilo Paraw Slalom race held Saturday. The Paraw Regatta Slalom is an added attraction to the yearly Paraw Regatta Festival.

Speeding 10-wheeler kills four, injures three others

Police in San Joaquin town are coordinating with their counterparts in Ajuy town to arrest the driver of a cargo truck involved in an accident that killed four and injured three others.


Province readies for foundation anniversary

ROXAS CITY – Preparations for the 108thfoundation anniversary of Capiz this coming April 15 have begun.

Controversial skywalk nears completion

ROXAS CITY – The city's first ever skywalk located along Roxas Avenue already nears completion but controversies keep on hounding it. Recently, a concerned citizen, who requested anonymity, sent a text message to this writer informing that he/she will file a case against 1st District Rep. Antonio Del Rosario for having his name engraved on the gilder of the skywalk.

2,500 athletes to compete in WVRAA meet in Capiz

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Athletes and delegation officials coming from six provinces in Western Visayas will participate in the weeklong sports and cultural competition on March 15-21, 2009 at Villareal Stadium, this city.


Passporting Service in M. Padilla, Mar. 21-22

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental 5thDistrict Rep. Ignacio "Iggy" T. Arroyo will make things easier for his constituents to apply and renew their passports.

Dad mulls regulation of sleeping in public places

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Catalino Alisbo, chairman of the Committee on Senior Citizens, recently proposed an ordinance, which will be discussed this week, regulating sleeping in public places.

Top NPA rebels arrested in Bacolod City

Two high-ranking New People's Army (NPA) rebels were apprehended by combined operatives of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOPPO) Intelligence Branch/Special Operations Group (SOG) and the 303rd Brigade of the Philippine Army led by Police Superintendent Rosauro Francisco Jr. last Thursday in Barangay Bata, Bacolod City.


Fasting is still cool
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


SM advantage

/ Florence F. Hibionada

Bull's Eye:
Raul endorses Jerry


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


A gathering for the 'kapamilya'

A gathering for the 'kapamilya'

Every company's success is attributed to its partners. ABS-CBN Iloilo, recognizing the importance of such, held “Pasidungog sa Kapamilya” a cocktail party recently at the Centennial Hotel and Resort.

A dance showdown

A dance showdown

The Dinagyang Kapamilya Dance Showdown showcased the latest dance steps from Iloilo City’s street dance enthusiasts. It was also a venue for screaming fans to see Sam Concepcion in person.

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.


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