March 02, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Semirara mining firm disputes pollution allegations

SEMIRARA ISLAND, Antique—The Semirara Mining Company (SMC) has denied allegations of residents that wastes coming from its mining operations on this island have caused siltation that contaminated and damaged mangrove trees and other coastal resources.

Calinog mayor to resist expulsion

Former Calinog Mayor Alex Centena said he expects the Commission on Elections to order the removal of Mayor Salvador Divinagracia, and his installation anytime this week.

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Members of the Mejica family with the faculty and students of Baluarte Elementary School.
A. Chris Fernandez

Members of the Mejica family with the faculty and students of Baluarte Elementary School after the floral offering at the monument of Don Rosendo Mejica in yesterday's commemoration of the 136th Birth Anniversary of the school's founder. Baluarte Elementary School founded by Mejica in 1905 is considered the first public elementary school in the country.

Ombudsman probe uncovers 'oil spill fund' anomaly in Guimaras

The Fact-Finding Investigation of the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas on millions in feared government losses of the Oil Spill fund has now dragged a seemingly “all-star cast” of characters cum subjects of inquiry.



Estancia locals execute affidavit on Mosqueda-Rapiz near duel

More locals in Estancia, Iloilo have now come out with eyewitness accounts on a near shoot-out vis-a-vis duel of the mayor here and a controversial police officer.

Slain girl's family wants NBI to speed up tests

The family of a 16-year old girl killed in Antique is calling on authorities to fast-track the DNA testing on her male companion and on a suspect to determine whether she was raped or not.

Antique towns develop eco-tour packages

SAN JOSE, Antique – Magestic mountains and rivers, white sand beaches, marine sanctuaries, virgin forest and many others, these are among the natural wonders that made up the eco-tour packages crafted by clusters of municipalities in the province, said Danny Misajon of the Provincial Tourism Office.


Village chief, civilian killed in Capiz shooting

ROXAS CITY – A barangay captain and a civilian were killed after a commotion occurred during a benefit dance in Sitio Bocboc, Quios, Panitan, Capiz last Feb. 26, 2009.

No documents to support Divino’s claim

ROXAS CITY – Former Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) 2nd Engineering District employee Gene Divino failed to show documents to support his claim regarding the agency's alleged substandard projects.


Result of DNA test on baby annuls marriage of couple

BACOLOD CITY -- Due to fraud committed by the wife in getting her overseas worker husband to marry her, Bacolod Regional Trial Court Judge Ray Alan Drilon has ordered the annulment of the marriage of a Negrense couple.

SP sets rules on transport group accreditation

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Catalino Alisbo recently passed a resolution mandating all public transport associations in the city of Bacolod to include in their accomplishment report for city accreditation their traffic seminar conducted among bonafide members and training on road courtesy among others.

Homicide rap up vs. brod-in-law killer

BACOLOD CITY – A case of homicide will be filed today against Peter Gallaza, 32, a security guard who killed his brother-in-law Police Officer 1 Federito Armateo Jr., member of PNP Special Action Force assigned in Iligan City.


Bridging the gap
Baroto, paraw, batil, barangay, etc: Panay's maritime legacy
Star quality plus conviction
Everyone’s invisible war
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Congratulations, Josephians!
Giving even when you have little
Eye Opener
Love thy enemy


Rational Insanity:
Special Education and Dyslexia

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Pulmonary Embolism

/ Philip S. Chua

Is Thailand back in business?

/ Francis G. Basco

Free Water

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Down South:
Morning glory

/ Gail Ilagan

SM advantage

/ Florence F. Hibionada

Bull's Eye:
Raul endorses Jerry



Beauty Dynamics opens

Beauty Dynamics opens

Beauty is God-given, thus you have to take good care of such despite the challenges that you face everyday. So said Vice Mayor Jed Mabilog during the opening of Beauty Dynamics. Beauty Dynamics is owned by April Besara and Ronilo.

---------------------------------------- GO FISH!


I’m no fish expert, but one taste of Blue Jay’s Pan-fried Salmon and Chilean Sea Bass, and I’ve become a convert.  Of course, I still won’t renounce my love for steak, but who can resist the flaky and fresh Norwegian Salmon.

----------------------------------------The stone finds at Maharlikang Bahandi

The stone finds at Maharlikang Bahandi

A trip to Robinsons Place Iloilo brought us to the section where they sell necklaces. I spotted a friend Aaron of Maharlikang Bahandi and I found his accessories, made of precious stones, interesting.

Make it a Freska habit

Make it a Freska habit

Whenever we think of a place to hang-out after a hard day’s work, if we want to relish fine dining or simply relax by having a few drinks, we think of something that is truly Ilongg.


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