March 23, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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NegOcc mulls CA petition vs NPC power rate hike

BACOLOD CITY -- Atty. Joemax Ortiz, who represented the province of Negros Occidental as intervenor in the just concluded hearing on the provisional rate increase of National Power Corporation (NPC) in Cebu City, said they will file a petition for prohibition before the Court of Appeals.

Photo exhibit recalls World War II in Panay

Most of the black and white pictures were grainy and were often blurred. But the images still evoked vivid memories, brought tears to the elderly and told unknown stories to the younger generations.

Thousands of Ilonggos have flocked to an exhibit of rare photographs of the World War II on Panay Island at the food court area of the SM City mall in Mandurriao District here.

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A vendor peels indian mangoes at Burgos Market in Bacolod City.

A vendor peels indian mangoes at Burgos Market in Bacolod City.

Text message links brgy. official to illegal drugs

A former barangay captain who is now a barangay kagawad is allegedly into illegal drugs and gambling operations. The information on his alleged involvement was relayed to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) through a text message.


‘A good man, great father,’ Gonzales’ son honors Pa as hundreds attend funeral

Hundreds came to pay their last respects to veteran broadcaster and most honorable public servant German Gonzales.

Brgy Capt, police chief issue affidavits backing Estancia mayor

Ongoing police probe are now hearing more on the yet to be resolved incident involving one of Iloilo’s controversial top cop and a Northern Iloilo town mayor.

Travel agents from Europe set seminar in Boracay

Europe’s biggest tour consolidator Meier’s Weltreisen is coming to Boracay for its Far East Live Seminar (FELS).

Treñas backs Megaworld’s bid for PEZA accreditation

City Mayor Jerry Treñas has no objection on the application of Megaworld Corporation to the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA). He said PEZA has written him of the corporation’s bid to become an economic zone.


Palomar-Gardose fight reaches SB

TAPAZ, Capiz – After their heated confrontation at Marugo Resort in San Antonio here last week, businessman Roberto “Nonong” Palomar has brought his fight against Mayor Rosemarie Gardose at the Sangguniang Bayan (SB).

New gov’t execs in Capiz known

ROXAS CITY – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here have new heads.


EDC drills first well at MKNP buffer zone

MAILUM, Bago City – The Energy Development Corporation (EDC) has started to drill the first well at the Buffer Zone of Mt. Kanlaon Natural Park.

Change of leadership at Ceneco

BACOLOD CITY – A sudden change of leadership happened at Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) over the weekend.


The inner man
At wit’s end
Bridging the gap
The brave and patriotic WV freedom fighters
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
SJS celebrates 37thFoundation Day as one family
Res Gestae
Cuevas’ iron hand faces another challenge
Growing old. Acupuncture session, anyone?


Rational Insanity:
Ten things to notice in restaurant food

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Bull's Eye:
Spotlight on Banate


Cancer: The truth about this killer disease

/ Philip S. Chua

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


Charie Ginete-Ilon: All woman

Charie Ginete-Ilon: All woman

A woman is God’s greatest gift to man and to nature. Such is the description of Charie Ginete-Ilon, ABS-CBN Iloilo manager when I asked her about what a woman is, in her opinion.Charie is probably one of the most admired young women today.

---------------------------------------- Lent-Friendly Menu at Blue Jay

Lent-Friendly Menu at Blue Jay

This is the time of the year when non-meat dishes take center stage in every restaurant’s menu. During the Lenten Season, expect all the fish entrees, tuna sandwiches, and seafood dishes to bask in the limelight while the ubiquitous steak and meat fares humbly retreat to the backstage.

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Guisi: Your passport to adventure

So many good feedbacks had been heard about Guisi, Nueva Valencia, Guimaras. Thus, Pink Pepper decided to see if the exciting stories about this paradise, are indeed true.Well, after a long time of just imagining how the place would be, I finally visited it last February.

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Green Mango: A haven of good fast food

The News Today got invited to try out Green Mango, a newly opened fast food restaurant in Valeria Street (near Atrium) the other day and it was quite a surprising and enjoyable gastronomic experience for us.


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