March 09, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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LTFRB-6 awaits order lowering regular fare to P6.50

The minimum fare for public jeepneys in Western Visayas will be lowered by 50 centavos within this week, according to the Land Transportation and Franchising Regulatory Board (LTFRB).

Calinog mayor refuses to step down

A town mayor in Iloilo province refuses to step down from his position although he lost to his opponent in an election case, triggering calls for him to respect the rule of law. I’m still the mayor of Calinog, Mayor Salvador Divinagracia declared Friday, a day after Provincial Election Supervisor.

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A cargo truck loaded with sacks of corn turned upside down after losing its brakes

A cargo truck loaded with sacks of corn turned upside down after losing its brakes on the downhill portion of Brgy. San Juan, Barotac, Viejo early morning last Saturday. The driver of this cargo truck died instantly.

Zamora’s loss doesn't weaken Leonardia admin, says Petierre

BACOLOD CITY – Topnotch City Legal Officer Atty. Allan Zamora may be gone but this does not weaken the administration of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, says Atty. Vicente Petierre III in reaction to statements from the mayor's political rivals.


Garin wants expanded powers for PDEA lawyers

First District Rep. Janette Garin wants the powers of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) lawyers expanded.

House drugs probe resurrects Muslim pusher's case

Lawmakers investigating the alleged irregular dismissal of illegal drugs cases have questioned the dismissal of a case against a suspected drug pusher in Iloilo two years ago upon the order of Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez.

City one of top 10 outsourcing locations in Asia-Pacific

The city was named as one of the top 10 highlighted destinations in Asia-Pacific in terms of outsourcing boom by an international firm.

Birds will fly over Antique on Earth Day

Antique is identified as one of the important bird areas in the Philippines, so on April 23, 2009, a swarm of different birds depicted on kites will fly over the skies of Antique, Panay islands in a Bird Kite Flying Contest.

Program for ex-rebels gets support from prov'l government

Mr. Milo D. Maestrecampo, Social Integration Program (SIP) Western Visayas Area Coordinator for OPAPP, presented to the Iloilo Provincial Peace and Order Council the accomplishments of SIP in Panay Island.


Gasoline station robbed, cashier killed

ROXAS CITY – A gasoline boy, who also serves as a cashier of a gasoline station, was killed while a security guard was seriously wounded when unidentified suspects robbed a gasoline station in Brgy. Lawaan here early Saturday morning.

Aklan farmers to stop planting rice for one season to arrest 'tungro'

KALIBO, Aklan -- Aklan farmers are mulling to stop planting rice for a cropping season to eradicate "tungro" infestation which has affected the crops of the farmers, rendering low palay harvest.

Support for Bolante's bid for governor snowballs

ROXAS CITY – Former Governor Jose “Ting” Borda said that the vice governor, nine incumbent municipal mayors in the 2nd district of Capiz and 5 others declared support for former Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante’s bid for governor in 2010 elections.


Green Alert: EDC polluting water source since 2001

BACOLOD CITY -- Green Alert Negros (GAN) revealed that then PNOC (now EDC) operation has been polluting the water source since 2001. This is in their old drilling site inside Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park.

CBC Lily of the Valley Mission Home blessed

BACOLOD CITY -- Giving back the immeasurable blessings from God, devout couple Engr. Rodulfo and Violeta Niere have opened another door of opportunity to the people of La Carlota City, as they established the Community Bible Church (CBC) “Lily of the Valley Mission Home” Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Yonque St.,in their beloved hometown.

Vendor's Plaza still a non-performing asset

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Alex Paglumutan, chair of the Committee on Market and Slaughterhouse, recently passed a resolution requesting City Administrator Dr. Rogelio Balo, head of the City's Socio Economic Enterprise, to update the Bacolod City Council on the actions taken with regard to the "potential future use" of Vendors Plaza situated at the Reclamation Area.


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


Bull's eye:
Double standard

/ Rex Salvilla

Res Gestae:
Marriage encounter, a love experience for a couple

/ Francisco B. Lindero Jr.

Anything under the Sun:
Sorrows and joys of St. Joseph

/ Rex Salvilla

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.



Rediscovering Carlo’s

Rediscovering Carlo’s

Carlo’s Bakeshop, since 1987, had been a favorite destination of lovers of biscuits, cookies, pastries, tarts, cakes and more.Now, it now boasts of new additions to its sought-after favorites.

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Providence-Negros Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony of Providence-Negros Model Houses was held recently at the Providence site, Burgos Extension, Brgy. Granada, Bacolod City. The groundbreaking was officiated by Pastor Jeff Jose, Pastor Roger Rementas and Pastor Roden Depositario.

---------------------------------------- Mass Comm Alumni Homecoming

Mass Comm Alumni Homecoming

The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos (UNO – R), College of Arts and Sciences, Mass Communication Department hosted its Alumni Homecoming held at the University Auditorium last February 20.

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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!


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