March 10, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ong, City DILG clarify, assure brgy dads’ role in battle vs drugs

Campaign against illegal drug trade and proliferation throughout Iloilo City remains a priority of the barangay officials. Yet there are parameters and limits to said campaign, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) reminded.

Gonzalez dares congressmen to a debate

Justice Sec. Raul Gonzalez Sr. hit back yesterday at several members of the House committee on dangerous drugs, challenging them to a debate and highlighting his campaign against illegal drugs in the City.

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A typical sunset on Boracay Island with tourists strolling by the shore and resorts starting their entertainment presentation for their guests at night.

A typical sunset on Boracay Island with tourists strolling by the shore and resorts starting their entertainment presentation for their guests at night.

Pest infestation, climatic change affect Guimaras mango production

A new batch of pests and climatic change have greatly affected the mango industry in the island province of Guimaras. Governor Felipe Nava said for the past four years, mango industry suffered a slump with the town of Nueva Valencia first feeling its effects.


PDEA gives Friday's House probe a ‘thumbs-up’

It may be short and (bitter) sweet yet Friday’s congressional probe on Iloilo’s ‘drug-situation’ opened up new opportunities, new doors for improvement. Or so it would be for Iloilo First District Representative Janette Garin and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) here.

Internal Affairs probe bares Iloilo cops as region’s top erring police

Good news. Of the 7,383 cop-population of Western Visayas under Police Regional Office (PRO) 6, only a handful – 81 to be precise were involved in acts questioned as offensive in the past year up to the present. Bad news - Iloilo’s cops topped the list with questioned acts and activities all work-related and considered “grave offenses” too.

WV Regional Planning summit set

National and local government executives as well as top national and local government planners are set to chart of the course of both the Metro Iloilo-Guimaras and the Western Visayas regions amid repeated disasters that devastated them.


Capiz schools freeze tuition fee hike

ROXAS CITY – In the midst of global economic crisis, majority of schools in Capiz opted to freeze any plan for any tuition fee increases this coming school year 2009-2010.

Capiz to reach out-of-school children, youth

ROXAS CITY – To reach the out-of-school children and youth in Capiz, a massive campaign is being undertaken in the province.


Felix orders capture of auxiliary cop in shooting rampage

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental Police Director Senior Supt. Manuel Felix has issued a standing order to his men to arrest the member of the Police Auxilliary Unit of Barangay Alimango, Escalante City who went on a shooting rampage last Sunday, killing three civilians and wounding two others.

City beefs up police visibility for call center workers

BACOLOD CITY -- Acting City Legal Officer Atty. Vicente Petierre Jr. confirmed yesterday that the city government is on top of the situation relative to initiating the safety and well-being of the call center workers.

Cano Tan claims he is pure Filipino

“I am a natural-born Filipino and is very qualified to run as congressman of Bacolod City in the 2010 elections,” Ricardo “Cano” Tan argued after the proliferation of text messages questioning his citizenship.

Court to hear injunction filed by former Ceneco prexy

BACOLOD CITY -- Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 48 Judge Gorgonio Ybañez has summoned the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) District Election Committee and Atty. Vicente Sabornay, Ceneco Board of Director President, to appear today at around 8:30 a.m for the hearing of the petition filed by former Ceneco President Eddie Guillem.


Growing old. Acupuncture session, anyone?
Short pants, long pants
Res Gestae
Marriage encounter, a love experience for a couple
Bridging the gap
The San-Lop Melodiers: Playing music as sweet as sugar
Recognition, Reverence, Respect
Heart Bypass


Friends and chocolate mousses

/ aria Reylan M. Garcia

Bull's eye:
Double standard

/ Rex Salvilla

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.



It must be magic

It must be magic: Meet Prof. James Narvaez, an expert in illusion

Hervacio Bassig, a magician trained his grandson well in the art of illusion since the kid was nine years old. His years of training paid off as that curious child emerged to become one of the country’s sought after magicians.

---------------------------------------- A talk on volunteerism

A talk on volunteerism

In my four years of working for the media, I was exposed to writing about medical missions and other community work, which I personally attended. From such, I’ve witnessed the spirit of volunteerism.

---------------------------------------- Taking a break in Clark

Taking a break in Clark

It was exciting to take a break from family and work as I flew Cebu Pacific to a trip to Clark, once the American Air Base and now remaining as a Filipino community of business and leisure.

---------------------------------------- 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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