March 04, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Global recession means good business for RP BPOs

Even as companies abroad continue to lay off workers and even close shop, the country’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) industry is faring well.

“With rescission comes the pressure on companies to reduce the cost, and they look for opportunities to outsource business that they are doing in high cost countries like the US, Australia, UK, Canada, New Zealand.

3 call center agents shine in PGMA Iloilo visit

Sharon Caceres-Acusta worked as a secretary in Brunei in 2006 where she earned a higher salary compared to her counterparts here.

But after two years, she decided on coming home to be with her daughter even if she was sure that she would have been given a raise and more benefits if she stayed longer.

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Call center agent Sharon Caceres-Acusta shares with President Macapagal-Arroyo.

Call center agent Sharon Caceres-Acusta shares with President Macapagal-Arroyo her experiences in finding jobs after working abroad or in Manila. Looking on is TeleTech's Executive Vice President for Asia Maulik Parekh.

Court assails city take over of Bredco port

BACOLOD CITY – Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 42 Presiding Judge Fernando Elumba has granted the Writ of Preliminary Injunction prayed by Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation (Bredco) against the implementation of City Ordinance 454 series of 2007.

Centena all-set to assume post

The countdown begins for the installation of soon-to-be mayor (anew) of Calinog, Iloilo. Or so it is for his camp following the Writ of Execution filed as last stumbling block to said return in public office.


Still enough jobs for returning OFWs—Roque

Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) administrator Marianito Roque yesterday assured that there are still enough jobs for Filipinos in spite of the global financial crisis.

Court sets ‘summary hearing’ on Capitol budget battle

Top officials of the Iloilo Provincial Government will soon be back in Court for the yet to be resolved legal battle on the province’s Executive Budget.

Search for Outstanding Ilonggo Entrepreneurs on

Iloilo Province has launched a search for the 2009 Outstanding Ilonggo Entrepreneur in the fields of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Forestry, for manufacturing(for the 5 subsectors) and lastly for Service(for the 4 subsectors).


MRWD employees want Bercilla out

ROXAS CITY – Ninety out of 120 employees of the Metro Roxas Water District (MRWD) want Interim General Manager (IGM) Engr. Pablo Bercilla removed from office due to alleged wrong doings he had committed.

DepEd allots funding for special science schools

A total of 57 Special Science Elementary Schools were given financial assistance by the Department of Education to support activities that will help develop among students the love for science and for them to make a professional career out of it.

Poor deserving students take relief in 'One Town, One Scholar' Program

SAN JOSE, Antique – Poor and deserving students all throughout the country has reason to be jubilant as Pres. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s “One Town, One Scholar” Program takes off with the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) 6th National Directorate Meeting.


Alangilan holds solid waste segregation campaign

BACOLOD CITY -- Barangay Alangilan Captain Deggie Tanista spearheaded the information and education campaign on proper solid waste management among four puroks over the weekend.

Bacolod's 'Voltes V', protectors of people's interest, says Bais

BACOLOD CITY – The “Voltes V” of Bacolod City are the protectors of the people’s interest. This Councilor Homer Bais, a member of the “Voltes V” which is composed of city officials, said amid issues hurled against the group.

Nutrition coordinators learn natural farming system

VICTORIAS CITY, Negros Occ.-- Assistant Secretary Maria-Bernardita Torres led Regional Nutrition Program Coordinators and National Nutrition Council (NNC) Central Office staff in a tour of a booming micro-model farm.


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Baroto, paraw, batil, barangay, etc: Panay's maritime legacy
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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


Angelati Italia Gelato in Al Dente

Angelati Italia Gelato in Al Dente

ANGELATI ITALIA is here in Iloilo City! Angelati is a coined word from Angel and Gelati (plural of gelato) that we have come up with. We wanted to use Angel to exude the angelic and heavenly side of our gelato, which is low-fat, almost sinless and good for everyone.

---------------------------------------- Reaching out: From the U.S.A. to Balantang

Reaching out: From the U.S.A. to Balantang

The Philippine Medical Society on Northeast Florida, Inc. Filipino Civic and Cultural Association of Jacksonville Florida, USA, organized a medical mission outreach program at Barangay Balantang, Jaro recently.

---------------------------------------- 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.

---------------------------------------- Buffet nights at The Promenade

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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