March 27, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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WV leaders urge release of 'Paglaum' fund now

Western Visayas officials have called on the national government to find and release funds for repair and rehabilitation projects in areas ravaged by last year's typhoon “Frank”, warning of the possibility of another disaster when the rainy season sets in.

'Standing room only' in Boracay nowadays

The number of vacationers in Boracay island at present has swelled, and there are not enough rooms that some tourists would rather skip sleeping and instead spend the night bar-hopping.

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This bridge in Brgy. Buga, Leon, Iloilo destroyed by typhoon Frank last year.

This bridge in Brgy. Buga, Leon, Iloilo destroyed by typhoon Frank last year awaits the release of the “Paglaum” fund so it could be reconstructed. At present people have to wade in the river to cross to the other side.

Antique's capital town adopts 'No Plastic Day'

SAN JOSE, Antique – Saturday is “No Plastic Day” in this capital town of the province of Antique.

The policy is embodied in a resolution passed by the Sangguniang Bayan (SB) declaring every Saturday of the week as “No Plastic Day” in San Jose Tradetown and in Business Park.


City to launch search for standardized Ilonggo breakfast

Iloilo City is planning to hold a search for the standardized Ilonggo breakfast that will be served as a regular fare to visitors.

City gov't eyes 100 police auxiliaries

The Iloilo city government is planning to hire 100 police auxiliaries to help the city police force ensure peace and order in the city.

Lambunao fire guts 3 classrooms

An early morning fire burned down yesterday three classrooms of the Lambunao National High School in Lambunao, Iloilo.


Tapaz PNP chief relieved

TAPAZ, Capiz -- This town's chief of police Sr. Insp. Diomedes Cuadra, Jr., was relieved from his post effective March 23, 2009.

Capiz is culture-friendly LGU awardee

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Gov. Victor A. Tanco, Sr. is set to receive an award for the province as a culture-friendly Local Government Unit (LGU) in Malacañang.

Capiz dad to Maayon, Cuartero folks: Oppose mining

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Board Member Gilbert Ardivilla urged local folks in the towns of Maayon and Cuartero to strongly oppose the impending entry of mining operations in their area.


Sec. Cabral leads distribution of senior citizens' cash aid

BACOLOD CITY -- Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Esperanza Cabral along with Bacolod Lone District Representative Monico O. Puentevella led yesterday the distribution of cash assistance to 99 indigent senior citizens in this city.

Library holds strorytelling tilt

The Provincial Library Services Division of the Office of the Governor in cooperation with the Association of Public Information Specialists of Negros Occidental, Inc. (APISNO, Inc.)

Transport groups told to submit position papers

BACOLOD CITY -- In a prelude to a public meeting to be conducted by the House Committee on Transportation which he chairs, Bacolod City Rep. Monico Puentevella.


Making chastity doable
Job hunting
Bridging the gap
Some great Ilonggo-Bisaya writers in history
Amazing Women
Res Gestae
Cuevas’ iron hand faces another challenge
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
SJS celebrates 37th Foundation Day


Eye Opener:
Controversial government red plate

/ Rodolfo P. Gumabong

Coffee Thursdays:
The importance of being prudent

/ Paolo Carreon

Rational Insanity:
Ten things to notice in restaurant food

/ Bryan Mari Argos

Bull's Eye:
Spotlight on Banate



Summer Seafood Lovin’

Summer Seafood Lovin’: Enjoy the Best Seafood Dishes this Summer at BAUHINIA Filipino Cuisine

It’s strange to see a tableful of noisy eaters stunned into silence by the mere sight of food. But that was what happened the other day when BAUHINIA’s Miner del Mundo served an array of seafood dishes for us to sample.

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Capiz Hosts Wvraa 2009

ROXAS CITY – Capiz Board Member Gilbert Ardivilla urged local folks in the towns of Maayon and Cuartero to strongly oppose the impending entry of mining operations in their area.

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Food Showdown 2009: Ilonggos to represent Visayas

Three Ilonggos are going to represent Visayas in the Food Showdown in Manila soon. Ramlo Villaluna, Troy Cachero and Vincent Uy's team won during the Food Showdown Regional Elimination last Feb. 27, 2009 at Robinsons Place Iloilo.

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At the Helm of CPU: Dr. Ted Robles leads his Alma Mater forward

Today is the investiture of Teodoro Canillas Robles, Ph.D., the fourth Filipino president of the Central Philippine University. Ever since he had been elected as CPU's President, all eyes were on the said institution and the man tasked.


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