February 24, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Elderly couple charred, 40 houses gutted in Bakhaw fire

An elderly couple were charred to death inside their house after a fire broke out at dawn yesterday in Zone 2 Brgy. Bakhaw, Mandurriao district, Iloilo City.

City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) data showed that a total of 40 houses were totally burned while 10 were partially damaged by fire.

New marine reserve, fish sanctuary up in Northern Iloilo

A new marine reserve and fish sanctuary has been identified and established in one Northern Iloilo town. The proposed protected area is a marine habitat inside the 129-hectare site east of Nueva Sevila, Barotac Viejo, Iloilo . As such, the marine reserve cum fish sanctuary will be protected from all fishing methods deemed destructive particularly on the sea grasses here.


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Eighty-eight year-old war veteran Nicanor Samilo with his military papers intact wait for his turn to be entertained inside the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office.
A. Chris Fernandez

Eighty-eight year-old war veteran Nicanor Samilo with his military papers intact wait for his turn to be entertained inside the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office.

Ilonggo war vets reunite, ecstatic over 'Obama Bill'

Eighty-eight year-old Nicanor Altamarino Samilo traveled all the way from Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental. All by himself too, never mind that he had to travel by land and across the sea just to get to Iloilo City.


Leganes boat enthusiasts top Paraw Regatta 2009

Paraw enthusiasts from the town of Leganes emerged as winners in the recently concluded 37th Iloilo Paraw Regatta. Last year, the major winners came from Tigbauan and Sto. Nino Sur, Arevalo.

BIR 'Premyo sa Resibo' draw reaches Iloilo

The “Premyo sa Resibo” raffle draw tour of the Philippines will be in SM City-Iloilo this February 27, 2009, at 3:00 in the afternoon.

OPARD, OWWA warn vs. illegal recruiters anew

Although the public has been warned against illegal recruiters many times before, the more that they should be at this time of economic crisis.

DSWD implements NHTS in WV

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) is implementing the National Household Targeting System (NHTS) is Western Visayas as the lead agency in poverty reduction.


Ex-district engineer denies substandard projects

ROXAS CITY – Former District Engineer Orlando Panaguiton of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) strongly denied there were substandard projects implemented during his stint as alleged by his former employee Mr. Gene Divino.

SP invites Divino to shed light on DPWH 'anomalies'

ROXAS CITY – Whistle-blower Mr. Gene Divino will be invited by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) in their session this week to clarify damaging issues he raised against the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 2nd engineering district.

Programs for Capiz children remain a priority

ROXAS CITY – Programs for the development and welfare of children in Capiz continue to be one of the priority agenda of Governor Victor Tanco.


New face to join Bacolod politics in 2010

BACOLOD CITY – A new face will join the political landscape of this city in next year's election. But as to what position he will be running, it will be known at a proper time.

BIR warns business owners vs 'Oplan Kandado'

BACOLOD CITY – Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Revenue Region 12 director Rodita Galanto warned business establishments here of closure once they fail to issue receipts for the goods they sell or services they render.

Libel raps readied vs man distributing black propaganda

BACOLOD CITY -- City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora yesterday disclosed that Mayor Evelio Leonardia will file a case of Libel against Henry Dionio y Suarez who was caught distributing leaflets printed with black propaganda against the mayor last February 21, 2009.


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
Giving even when you have little


Free Water

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Down South:
Morning glory

/ Gail Ilagan

SM advantage

/ Florence F. Hibionada

Bull's Eye:
Raul endorses Jerry


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

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

Rational Insanity:
Beauty Without The Knife

/ Bryan Mari Argos


Mr. and Ms. WVSU 2009

Mr. and Ms. WVSU 2009

The search for Mr. and Ms. West Visayas State University (WVSU) 2009 recently highlighted the University Week annual celebration. This yearly celebration is participated by different colleges and external campuses of the University. It recognizes the students’ abilities.

Welcome Home, Sisters!

Welcome Home, Sisters!

Every year, the Maryville Hall of St. Scholastica’s Academy-Bacolod hosts a ritual that coincides with the school’s celebration of St. Scholastica’s feast day. The ritual is a luncheon hosted by the following year’s silver jubilarians, and in this event, a turnover ceremony takes place.

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.


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