March 12, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Divinagracia steps down but says 'fight' still on

Normalcy is expected today in the operations of the municipal government of Calinog, Iloilo following days of tension and impasse after former Mayor Salvador Divinagracia finally stepped down yesterday afternoon.

TPGC to operate US$100M wind farm in Guimaras

Three years from now, the island-province of Guimaras will have sufficient power supply as US$100-million wind farm project of Trans-Asia Power Generation Corporation (TPGC) becomes operational.

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Returning Calinog Mayor Alex Centena.
EC Garcia

Returning Calinog Mayor Alex Centena holds his first meeting with the various municipal department heads inside the Calinog Water District office yesterday morning.

NBI takes DNA samples of victim's family, male companion

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has taken DNA samples of the family of the murdered 16 year-old girl in Antique and her male companion to help in the agency's investigation of her death.


Year-round Glaucoma clinic, advocacy mark Ilonggo eye docs’ support to World Glaucoma Day

Sustained advocacy and year-round conduct of Glaucoma clinic here go full circle as Ilonggo eye care professionals throughout Western Visayas (WV) region mark today’s “World Glaucoma Day.”

Iloilo City top cop bares 3 anti-crime strategies

Lower crime incident tops among the priorities of the new Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) Director, Police Senior Superintendent Melvin G. Mongcal.

Proclamation 430 declares March 18 as holiday in Panay, Romblon

March 18 has been declared a non-working special holiday in the islands of Panay and Romblon including the cities of Iloilo and Roxas in line with the commemoration of the 64th anniversary of the liberation of Panay and Romblon.

Guimaras strengthens CBRT program

With the changing trend in the tourism industry, the provincial government of Guimaras is now working in building up its community-based rural tourism program (CBRT) in order to link in the competitive tourism market. Tourism is one of the priority economic development thrusts of the province.


Capiz stude off to USA for science and eng'g fair

ROXAS CITY – A third year high school Special Science and Technology Class student of the Capiz National High School will represent the Philippines to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) to be held at Reno, Nevada, USA on May 10 - 16, 2009.

Sen. Mar to grace WVRAA opening

ROXAS CITY – Preparations are being firmed up for the ceremonies to open the 2009 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet on March 15 at the Villareal Stadium here.

Panay mayor belies pledging support to Bolante

PANAY, Capiz – Mayor Dante Bermejo of this town strongly denied that he attended the dinner called by former Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-Joc” Bolante last Feb. 28 at Villa Patria where he reportedly pledged his support to the former agriculture official.


NegOcc officials slam power rate hike

BACOLOD CITY – Negros Occidental officials want an investigation on the recent approval of the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of the rate increase applied by the National Power Corporation (NPC) amounting to P1.1460 per kilowatt hour.

Don Salvador Benedicto eyed as summer capital of Negros

BACOLOD CITY -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental went to the municipality of Don Salvador Benedicto yesterday to conduct a public hearing on the proposal of making it the summer capital of the province.

Green Alert on EDC contamination: Take it seriously

BACOLOD CITY -- Green Alert Negros (GAN) was upset after knowing that the farmers in Sitio Gayas, Minoyan, Murcia is not taking the issue of contamination seriously but rather disputed GAN's statement that it only damaged 3 hectares which they deem as very minimal.

Leonardia backs 'waste to energy' program

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday said that his administration is very open to any scheme that will allow the use of waste to generate energy.


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


Coffee Thursdays:
The affair with curiosity

/ Paolo Carreon

Anything under the Sun:
The unsung war heroes

/ Rex Salvilla

Bona fide text:
Health is wealth

/ Nicfranz C. de los Reyes

Friends and chocolate mousses

/ aria Reylan M. Garcia

Bull's eye:
Double standard

/ Rex Salvilla


Never too late

Never too late

February was such a hectic month for me, besieged with so many out of town invites which I have to attend to that I simply failed (not forgotten dearies) to put out in my column some of the best affairs I have been too.

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Preparing for Manggahan Festival

Manggahan Festival, held every 22nd day of April, commemorates the provincehood of Guimaras. It is a week-long celebration where varied activities show the cultural heritage of the province.

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Facets Woman: The true essence of womanhood

Four Negrense women from all walks of life are presently showcasing their artworks at the Museo Negrense de La Salle of the University of St. La Salle-Bacolod. Each artist portrays women in various lifestyles.

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Quota International inaugurates new Leganes Resource Center for the Deaf, R6 (LRCD)

The day started with a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Hon. Adolf Jaen, Mayor of the Municipality of Leganes, DG Lin B. Liboro, District 41 Governor, Quota International, Inc. and Mr. Earlwayne Tan of Davies Paints, Inc. doing the honors.


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