March 06, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PDEA’s high-profile drug cases to highlight congressional probe

Today’s congressional probe by the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs will hear and see updates on Iloilo’s sensational and “high-profile” drug cases. As such, it will seemingly be a “show and tell” moment for top officials of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) as principal resource persons.

Private generators to help address Visayas power woes

Private firms with generators will help offset the power shortage in the Visayas in the next few months, according to the Department of Energy.

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Power from the National Power Corporation's generating units will not be enough to meet the needs of Visayas consumers

Power from the National Power Corporation's generating units will not be enough to meet the needs of Visayas consumers especially this summer season so the Department of Energy has tapped the help of private firms with generators to address the problem.         

Bacolod's legal counsel dies

BACOLOD CITY -- City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora died of heart attack yesterday morning after attending a court hearing in Bago City.

Witnesses said Zamora was rushed to the Bago City District Hospital but physicians failed to revive him.


Cuevas justifies Rapiz relief

Chief Superintendent Isagani Cuevas, Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director addressed anew questions on the relief of one of Iloilo’s top cop.

Church group pushes for resumption of peace talks

An ecumenical group has urged the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to resume peace negotiations to help alleviate the impact of the global economic crisis.

PIA 6 awards devcom writers

The Philippine Information Agency (PIA) will give the yearly IWAG award for achievements in development communication, to 31 campus paper writers in Western Visayas.

City to turn off all plaza lights in support of Earth Hour

Iloilo City will join millions of Filipinos all over the Philippines in the Earth Hour campaign slated March 28 that aims to call for action on global warming.


Antique’s Expanded Program on Immunization reaches 90%

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Integrated Provincial Health Office reported a high coverage of Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) in 2008 that covered 90% of children 0-9 months old.

Capiz does a ‘first’ for peace

ROXAS CITY – The province of Capiz was the first to hold the reorganizational meeting of the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) in Western Visayas.

Congressional study on mining in Capiz postponed

ROXAS CITY – The House Committee on Natural Resources and Ecology postponed its ocular inspection in Maayon, Capiz yesterday after the members of the committee failed to arrive due to the ongoing polls automation voting in Congress.


Murder raps filed vs couple, 'hired killer'

SAN CARLOS CITY, Negros Occ. -- Police here yesterday filed murder cases against a couple and the man they allegedly hired to kill Genevieve Sonia Mas recently.

Capitol releases incentives for 3rd POF-Visayas elims medalists

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental under Gov. Isidro P. Zayco through the Provincial Sports Office yesterday gave close to P70,000 cash incentives to medalists of the Philippine Olympic Festival (POF) - Visayas Elimination held last July in Dumaguete City.

Vacant stalls in public markets up for bidding

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Alex Paglumotan, chair of the Committee on Markets and Slaughterhouse, confirmed yesterday that the Local Market Committee is now undertaking bidding for various vacant stalls situated in Libertad Public Market, Central Market and Burgos Public Market.


Meeting the master and his ‘aspirin breath’
Recognition, Reverence, Respect
Bridging the gap
The San-Lop Melodiers: Playing music as sweet as sugar
Soul of the economy
Heart Bypass
de los Reyes
Bonafide Text
Congratulations, Josephians!


Coffee Thursdays:
No more rice for breakfast

/ Paolo Carreon

Eye Opener:
Deputy Ombudsman Apostol can do it!

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

'DSWD steering not rowing'

/ PO3 Francis B. Lindero Jr.

Down South:
Chicken sky high

/ Gail Ilagan

Rational Insanity:
Special Education and Dyslexia

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Turning 18

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


Rum Cake + Espresso = Perfect Combination

Rum Cake + Espresso = Perfect Combination

Here’s the scenario: After a grueling day at the office, you meet up with friends for dinner at BLUE JAY COFFEE and trade stories about how your day went. The one with the worst time at the office gets the dessert. But wait, he doesn’t just get the dessert, he gets the coffee as well!

---------------------------------------- Karmela at 18

Karmela at 18

It was the night when San Antonio Beach Resort in Baybay, Roxas City was transformed into a Martha Stewart-like setting with white calla lilies adorning the cabanas, beaded curtains hanging on the trellis, and fresh pink roses teeming on tall glass vases set on every table.

---------------------------------------- First organic garden produce of Nature’s Village Resort

First organic garden produce of Nature’s Village Resort

Nature’s Village Resort (NVR) Hotel and Restaurant in Talisay City, Negros Occidental harvested its first-ever organic garden produce of lettuce last eb. 23, 2009. This opens yet another venture in the resort-hotel’s bid to promote sustainable tourism development in the province.

---------------------------------------- KMEC’S 4th Foundation Day

KMEC’S 4th Foundation Day

Parents, teachers and students of Kinderlys Montessori gathered to celebrate their 4th Foundation day last Feb. 21, 2009. The event started with a mass at the school campus followed by a caravan from the town of San Jose de Buenavista to Sibalom back to KMEC.


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