March 19, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Ombudsman sacks LTO Guimaras chief

Government's anti-graft body ruled anew to get rid of yet another top government official this time coming from the Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Veterans happy over partial victory

Over the years, the rows of chairs have significantly dwindled and many faces were noticeably absent. Most of those who came were widows and orphans.

But yesterday's commemoration of the 64th anniversary of the liberation of Panay, Guimaras and Romblon islands from Japanese occupation carried a jubilant note.

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Defense Undersecretary Ariston V. de los Reyes and Col. Gerardo Layug, commander of the Army’s 301st Brigade.

Defense Undersecretary Ariston V. de los Reyes and Col. Gerardo Layug, commander of the Army’s 301st Brigade, view the exhibits at the World War II Museum after the ceremonies in commemoration of the 64th Victory (Liberation) Day in Panay, Romblon and Guimaras yesterday.

23 NPA rebels yield; to get cash assistance

The government will be giving out cash gifts to Panay-based members of the rebel group, New People’s Army who will be formally surrendering today before Malacañang’s peace adviser.


Cash incentives up for top public school grads

Elementary pupils and high school students in public schools who will graduate this school year as valedictorian or salutatorian will receive incentives from the city government. The incentives range from P1,000 to P300 for each honor student.

Rojas slams delayed prosecution of vice mayor’s killing

“Shall we sit and wait for another useless and heartless shedding of blood before we let justice run its course? Justice? I just hope it does arrive in time.”

RP to secure add’l benefits for WWII vets

Philippine officials will endeavor to secure additional benefits for Filipino World War II veterans.

Add'l patrol cars to improve police mobility

Donations of several patrol cars to the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) will help improve the mobility of the policemen in running after criminals especially those motorcycle riding hold-up men.

DBM declaration on inoperative budget not a shocker, say Capitol dads

“Told them so.” “I knew it was coming.” “Not a shocker.” “Will just ask for reconsideration.”

Army to focus on Panay rebels

The Army will shift the focus of its counter-insurgency campaign to Panay Island in the second half of the year, the commander of the Army unit stationed on the island said on Wednesday.


Cuartero mayor declares support to Castro, Bolante

CUARTERO, Capiz – Mayor Roger Flores of this town said that Mrs. Jane “Inday Babay” Castro, wife of Rep. Fredenil Castro of the 2nd district, and former Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Jocelyn “Jocjoc” Bolante are his bets for congresswoman and governor, respectively in the 2010 elections.

1st CAAP inter-office Sportsfest 2009 kicks off

ROXAS CITY – The Civil Aviation Authority of the Phils. (CAAP) formerly Air Transportation Office (ATO) conducted the 1st Inter-office Sportsfest 2009 at the Roxas City airport on March 16 - 23 this year.


Solon wants imposition of LTO fines deferred

BACOLOD CITY -- Bacolod Lone District Congressman Monico O. Puentevella calls on the Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC) to defer the implementation of fines and penalties on traffic and administrative violations.

OPA's missing car returned today

BACOLOD CITY – The Isuzu Fuego vehicle of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), which was reported missing a month ago, will finally be turned over to the provincial government today.

CA rules: Closure of bingo firm without due process

BACOLOD CITY -- The Court of Appeals (CA), Twentieth Division, Cebu City has issued a decision which partly granted the appeal filed by Phuture Visions, Inc. relative to the Motion for Partial Reconsideration and Mandamus and Damages

DA establishes Corn Post Harvest Plant and Trading Center

Negrenses are now privileged to eat corn and its by-products which are free from aflatoxin, a toxic chemical, because of the establishment of the Corn Post Harvest Plant and Trading Center at Sagay City, Negros Occidental recently.


de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
SJS celebrates 37thFoundation Day as one family
Res Gestae
Cuevas’ iron hand faces another challenge
Secularism the new orthodoxy
Bridging the gap
Early Ilonggo-Bisayan music
Growing old. Acupuncture session, anyone?


Who's behind death of Kumander Parago’s daughter?

/ Raphael Locario

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


Dancing with Fire

Dancing with Fire: Jay, Alfredo and Keith light up your party with fire

It's summer time, the perfect time for beach parties. A great way to light up any nighttime beach party (or any other gathering) is a fire poi performance.

----------------------------------------A photographic experience with autistic children

A photographic experience with autistic children

The Autism Society of the Philippines-Iloilo Chapter (ASP-Iloilo) and the Photographic Society of Iloilo (PSI) collaborated to come up with a successful photographic workshop and exhibit entitled “ASP at 20: Sharing Hopes, Building Dreams” recently.

---------------------------------------- Guisi-Sibiran Festival of Guimaras

Guisi-Sibiran Festival of Guimaras: Reviving the traditional way of fishing

Nueva Valencia, Guimaras is known not only for its beautiful beaches but its Guisi-Sibiran Festival held every February, which I was lucky to witness this year.

----------------------------------------Paint and Ink

Paint and Ink

Nuklar Alvarado and Otay Hiceta. They are two gentlemen who are very passionate with their art. Their sensitive senses and playful imagination make magic on the canvas. They paint or draw not just to please the viewers but to show reality.


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