March 13, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Car owners, drivers warned vs 'basag kotse' group

Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Senior Supt. Melvin Mongcal warned car owners and drivers not to leave their valuables unattended inside their vehicles.

Gambling firm eyes 'poker room' in hotel

A company which is into gambling operation proposed to operate a poker room in one of the city’s hotels. Their proposal is now under study at the Sangguniang Panlungsod.

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Children beggars have become rampant in Kalibo, the capital town of Aklan.

Children beggars have become rampant in Kalibo, the capital town of Aklan. Apparently, it's what they call the prize of progress.

‘Single-mom stigma’ marks Bicam talks on Magna Carta of Women

Filipino single mothers – those who got themselves pregnant out of wedlock – now face the possibility of official discrimination in this country.


Staled checks – a PhilHealth concern

PhilHealth observed that several benefit payment checks are still under the name of the deceased member and members who are outside of the country, hence, cannot be encashed and consequently had staled.

Antique immunization program reaches 90% of target

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.

CHED reminds schools to observe simple graduation rites

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has reminded school administrators in Western Visayas to observe simple but meaningful graduation rites as part of the austerity measure being undertaken in the light of the global economic crisis.


WVRAA to feature ‘Palaro Tiangge’

ROXAS CITY – A pasalubong center that will include food stalls will be established at the Villareal Stadium here in time with the 2009 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet from March 15 to 20.

2009 WVRAA Meet opens this Sunday Sen. Roxas to be guest of honor

ROXAS CITY – Sen. Manuel “Mar” Roxas will be the guest speaker in the opening ceremony of the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet on Sunday as Capiz province hosts this big sports event March 15 - 21.


37 Barangay Captains vow support to Cano Tan

BACOLOD CITY -- The biggest birthday gift that Land Transportation Office – National Capital Region (LTO-NCR) Director Ricardo “Cano” Tan has received was the endorsement by the 37 barangay captains of Bacolod City for him to pursue his plan to run for Congress in the Lone District of Bacolod.

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.

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.


Bridging the gap
Early Ilonggo-Bisayan music
Momentum from religion’s decline
Growing old. Acupuncture session, anyone?
Res Gestae
Marriage encounter, a love experience for a couple
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


When friends meet friends

When friends meet friends

When parties happen that would mean friends meeting friends. And in one party night, members of the Rotary Club of Bacolod South gathered around at JunJun and Jane Lizares homey house.

---------------------------------------- Josephians excel in NSPC'09

Josephians excel in NSPC'09

Two pupils from St. Joseph School (Iloilo), Inc. garnered major awards in the recently concluded National Schools Press Conference (NSPC) at Naga City, Camarines Sur last February 15-20, 2009

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

---------------------------------------- Preparing for Manggahan Festival

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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