March 16, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Sandigan convicts ex-mayor, treasurer over illegal cash gifts

After over 10 years of extensive legal battle, judgment was finally rendered on a graft case against a former Guimaras mayor, a town treasurer and town budget officer. “Guilty” as charged thus the conviction for former Buenavista Mayor Arturo Fernandez.

Opposition to power rate hike snowballs

BACOLOD CITY -- Opposition to the impending increase of P1.14 per kilowatt hour by the National Power Corporation (NPC) has snowballed as multi-sectoral groups, concerned citizens and some government leaders in Bacolod City and Province of Negros Occidental take their vigilance against this untimely imposition of the power rate increase.

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A man checks if there is a catch in the fishing net which he dropped along Bredco port in Bacolod City at sunset last Saturday.

A man checks if there is a catch in the fishing net which he dropped along Bredco port in Bacolod City at sunset last Saturday.

Privatization raises fear of power shortage

Western Visayas officials and consumer groups have called for the deferment of the transfer of power plants in Panay to a Singaporean firm this month and raised alarm over the possibility of a massive power shortage or higher power rates.


Singaporean firm to proceed with takeover

A Singaporean owned-firm will take over diesel powered plants on Panay Island despite moves of local officials to postpone the turn-over of the plants.

City to give tribute to late City Councilor German Gonzales today

The Iloilo City government will hold a necrological service as a tribute to the late former city councilor German T. Gonzales 6 p.m. today at the Sangguniang Panglungsod session hall where his remains will be laid overnight.

Monthly water bacteriology test considered in Jordan

To protect their concessionaires, the Jordan Water District will continue to conduct a water bacteriology laboratory examination in the water they are providing. The recent water bacteriology analysis result showed negative presence of E. coli bacteria.

Problem on lack of water worse than power shortage, says Treñas

Iloilo City is not only suffering from unstable power supply but also shortage of water. City Mayor Jerry Treñas even said that the water problem is worse compared to the problem on power.

Town budget officer off the hook

Limited participation. No direct or actual hand in the illegal disbursement. Not a co-conspirator. As such, Buenavista Budget Officer Emer Gaylan is one very lucky man having been cleared of serious graft charges before the country’s highest anti-graft Court.


Tapaz mayor fails to stop Palomar's banca race

TAPAZ, Capiz – Tapaz Mayor Rosemarie Gardose together with police and provincial Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) personnel failed to stop the boat (banca) race at the dam in Brgy. San Antonio this town yesterday

Gardose: I'm only doing my job as mayor

TAPAZ, Capiz – Tapaz Mayor Rosemarie Gardose clarified that what she has done in assisting and ordering the police to confiscate the wooden boats (banca) last Sunday was part of her job as mayor.


Negros media set protest vs ROR bill

BACOLOD CITY -- Members of Negros Press Club and other media organization in the province will stage a protest against the passage of the Right of Reply (ROR) Bill on March 19, at around 5 p.m.

Bacolod consistent finalist in Most Child Friendly City

Bacolod City was again cited as one of the finalists in the Presidential Awards for the 2008 Most Child Friendly City, under the highly urbanized city category.

2 new Ceneco directors vow crusade vs defective policies

BACOLOD CITY -- Newly elected Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) Board of Directors Pepito Malapitan and Zenaida Diamante Lacson of District 2 and District 3, respectively, vowed to lead a crusade to cleanse Ceneco of all its defects that has led to the suffering of the consumers.

FEBACDA, UNDOC to stage protest rally at LTO today

The Federation of Bacolod Drivers Association (FEBACDA) and United Negros Drivers and Operators Center (UNDOC) will stage a protest rally this morning at Land Transportation Office (LTO) Bacolod.


Get-together between Pope and priests
Bridging the gap
Early Ilonggo-Bisayan music
Growing old. Acupuncture session, anyone?
Res Gestae
Marriage encounter, a love experience for a couple
Heart Bypass


Rational Insanity:
Arts and culture-treasure of a nation

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Bull's eye:
Lawlaw nga serbisyo


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

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia


The Food Showdown 2009

The Food Showdown 2009

When America has its Iron Chef, Iloilo City has its own with the holding of the Food Showdown 2009, aka Chef Wars. The first elimination was held recently at The Avenue, with St. Therese MTC College students competing against food practitioners of the different The Avenue restaurants.

----------------------------------------Passionate Designs

Passionate Designs

“You can’t create anything special without passion.” So said Alex Salvilla, co-owner of Passionate Design & Printing Services, a specialty shop in Amigo Plaza Mall. He, his sister-in-law Christine and his wife Liezl are partners in the said venture.

----------------------------------------FCBAI Bakery Fair 2009

FCBAI Bakery Fair 2009

The FCBAI Bakery Fair 2009 was a successful event held at the World Trade Center. There were 408 booths – for cake displays; machinery and equipment; bakery ingredients, tools and processing machinery; refrigerated display showcases; restaurant equipment; bread and pastry, cakes.

----------------------------------------Pop Icons Live In Bacolod: A Review

Pop Icons Live In Bacolod: A Review

BACOLOD CITY – Let me start this piece by saying that yours truly is not your entertainment-slash-show business guru. Far from it actually. But, I am using that ‘inexperience’ to come up with an honest-to-goodness review of that one amazing evening of music and entertainment.


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