March 3, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Comelec exec faces dishonesty raps over teachers’ plaint

An election officer in one Northern Iloilo town faces graft raps following an in-house investigation made by the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) Regional Office 6.

CARP woes rank high in Ombudsman cases

From the usual complaint of graft and corrupt practices act, to illegal termination and similar abuses in government, land woes likewise topped the nature of assistance sought before the Office of the Ombudsman in the Viaayas.

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Department of Tourism has recommended Valle Verde Mountain Resort in Sibunag, Guimaras.

Department of Tourism has recommended Valle Verde Mountain Resort in Sibunag, Guimaras as one of the four eco-tourism sites to be developed under the Grants for Entrepreneurial and Eco-Tourism (GREET) Program for 2009.

PGMA in Iloilo City today to inaugurate BPO firm

President Macapagal-Arroyo will inaugurate the TeleTech call center site here today in a big boost for the city's efforts to become one of the country's top business processing outsourcing (BPO) centers.


Zest Air expands travel opportunities in Panay island

Zest Air will expand its operations to include the island of Panay in its route starting March 16, 2009.

DOT 6 identifies eco-tourism projects for Iloilo, Guimaras

The Department of Tourism (DOT) has accepted for validation four eco-tourism project proposals in Iloilo and Guimaras under its Grants for Entrepreneurial and Eco-Tourism (GREET) Program for 2009.

Mayor issues closure order vs metal company

City Mayor Jerry Treñas yesterday issued a closure order against Goodwill Metal Corporation in Brgy. Ticud, La Paz in response to the complaint of residents on the irritating gas emissions coming from the said establishment.


Bolante breaks silence, faces Capiz media

ROXAS CITY – Embattled former Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante, who is now facing plunder charges along with eight others, held his first ever press conference with the local media yesterday at Villa Patria here breaking his silence on the controversial P728 million fertilizer scam.

Gulayan sa Paaralan hits Panay provinces

Gulayan sa Paaralan Program of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is one of the means to mitigate or eliminate hunger especially in areas were there is high incidence of mal nutrition in school children.


Leonardia to critics: Don't blow up call center's expansion issue

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday clarified that the reported series of robbery cases victimizing call center agents was not the reason why business process outsourcing (BPO) firm Teletech implemented its expansion in Iloilo City.

Masskara dancers to represent WV in One Visayas show

BACOLOD CITY -- The Bacolod MassKara Festival Dancers have been chosen to represent the province and the entire Region 6 in the first ever ONE Visayas Exhibition to be hosted by Cebu City on February 28-March 8, 2009 at the Cebu International Convention Center, Mandaue City.

9 Bacolod barangays kick off waste segregation

BACOLOD CITY – In line with the strict implementation of the provisions of Republic Act 9003 otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, the city government of Bacolod through Mayor Evelio Leonardia started the campaign on solid waste management, especially waste segregation to nine pilot areas.


Meeting the master and his ‘aspirin breath’
Star quality plus conviction
Bridging the gap
Baroto, paraw, batil, barangay, etc: Panay's maritime legacy
Everyone’s invisible war
Pulmonary Embolism
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Congratulations, Josephians!


Down South:
Chicken sky high

/ Gail Ilagan

Rational Insanity:
Special Education and Dyslexia

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Is Thailand back in business?

/ Francis G. Basco

Turning 18

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Istayl Naton’s Angeli

Istayl Naton’s Angeli

Her modeling stint for a designer when she was just in high school paved the way for a television network personality to consider her to host their local TV show. Although the plan did not materialize right there and then, having Angelia Gabrena Ong onboard is topmost in their mind.

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Buffet nights at The Promenade

This month, trust THE PROMENADE to again cook up exciting and new flavors that would surely thrill the taste buds of buffet lovers all over the city. And truly, we were gastronomically thrilled when I and some members of the press were invited to taste test some Latin eats and Japanese dishes.

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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.

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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.


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