March 17, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Semirara residents forced to withdraw petition

Residents of Semirara Island in Antique are allegedly being pressured to nullify their petition against alleged pollution coming from mining operations on the island.

SP body tackles today P275M inoperative budget

And it’s back to the halls of the Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP). All nearly P276 million in Capitol “holiday” appropriation and expenditures that failed to meet government-prescribed requirements. For the Department of Budget of Management (DBM), this is one major multi-million problem that the Iloilo Provincial Government must resolve.

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Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and city police director Melvin Moncal receive the 16 units of handsets and 2 base donated by the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Panay

Mayor Jerry P. Treñas and city police director Melvin Moncal receive the 16 units of handsets and 2 base donated by the Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Panay for (FCCCP) use of the city police force in maintaining peace and order.  On hand to give the handsets were FCCCP officials Reynaldo Navarro, Francis Sio, Tan Ching Gee and Lucio Lim.  Also present to witness the event was Congressman Raul Gonzalez, Jr.

Iloilo leaders to meet GMA over power situation

Officials from both Iloilo city and province, including Malacañang's representative in Region VI, are set to meet personally with President Arroyo this Wednesday to discuss concerns related to the privatization of the Panay Diesel Power Plant (PDPP) in Dingle, particularly the fear of a possible island-wide blackout.


Guzon, Fuentes lead speakers in regional planning summit

Former Environment Secretary Elisea “Bebet” Guzon and South Cotabato Gov. Daisy Avance-Fuentes will lead a battery of resource persons in the coming Western Visayas Regional Planning Summit on March 26, 2009 in Iloilo City.

PVAO to conduct free medical and dental outreach to vets

The Philippine Veterans Affairs Office (PVAO) Iloilo will conduct a medical and dental check – up for veterans, their surviving spouses and families, March 17, 2009 at the Jaro Plaza Covered Gym.

2009 outstanding Ilonggo students, pupils bared

The Outstanding Circle Students of Iloilo (OCSI) has released the winners for the 2009 Search for the Ten Outstanding Secondary School Students and Ten Outstanding Elementary Pupils of Iloilo.

Group vows to block Bolante's political plans

A militant fisherfolk alliance has vowed to block plans of former Agriculture undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante to run for governor or any other elective position in Capiz province in the 2010 elections.

Joint team to probe coal pollution in Antique

A multi-party team is set to inspect the coastal area of an island in Antique alleged to have been damaged by wastes coming from a coal washing plant.


TOPS Antique holds 7th awarding ceremony

SAN JOSE, Antique – The Outstanding Pupils and Students of Antique, Inc. (TOPS Antique) held its seventh awarding at the Sibalom covered court last February 27, 2009 in a fitting ceremony that was hosted by the Municipality of Sibalom and Sibalom Elementary School.

More jobs for Capiceños assured

ROXAS CITY -- More Capiceños are assured to avail jobs and employment opportunities this year. Supervising Labor Employment Officer Conrado Bancaya of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Capiz disclosed that Capiceños will also avail of the emergency employment from the government's program.

Roxas City campaigns for support to March 28 ‘Earth Hour’

ROXAS CITYThe Roxas City government will join millions of communities around the world in the observance of “Earth Hour” on March 28 in support to the global action against climate change.


Bing denies influence in Ceneco election

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia vehemently denied that he intervened in the just concluded election of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) after most of the winning candidates for Board of Directors are his allies.

Bacolod to host IBP national convention

Bacolod City will host 2,000 lawyers from all over the country during the 12th National Convention of Lawyers of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines set on March 25 to 27 at the Bacolod Pavilion Hotel and Resort.

Only two investors interested in Northbound terminal

BACOLOD CITY -- Only two investors signified their intention to build the northbound terminal in Bacolod City after the city opened its doors to private entity or individual to operate the terminal under the build-operate-maintain scheme few months ago


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


Is education enough?

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Anything under the Sun:
St. Joseph – patron of a happy death

/ Rex Salvilla

Open Letter:
An open letter to her Excellency Gloria M. Arroyo

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

Bona fide text:
Health is wealth

/ Nicfranz C. de los Reyes


Santa Clarita Int’l School celebrates family day

Santa Clarita Int’l School celebrates family day

“Family: The basic foundation of a child’s education” is this year’s theme for the 14th Family Day of Santa Clarita International School, Inc. which was celebrated last February 20-21, 2009. A thanksgiving mass started the activity.

----------------------------------------Vino Escarlata

Vino Escarlata

Ilongga Professor Fe Ganchero, a UP Diliman Master of the Arts in Teaching Chemistry graduate who is presently teaching in UPV College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry started making rose wine as a hobby since 1984.

----------------------------------------Silay City welcomes the biggest pizza

Silay City welcomes the biggest pizza

Your Twilighter drove north of Bacolod to Silay City where the new national airport is now located. Right there we saw Mayor Jose “Oti” Montelibano and First Lady Marissa joining the new business investors in their city.

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


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