April 21, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Crisis crunch hits druggies: 'Maryjane' back, 'Shabu' out?

Believe it or not, even the region's druggies are hit by the economic crisis. This, as combined efforts of the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO 6) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 6 (PDEA 6) bare significant decline on trade and proliferation of illegal drugs here.

In a report, The News Today (TNT) gathered that first quarter “intensified operations” of anti-illegal drug operatives led to the recovery of over 1,600 grams of Marijuana.

DENR stands by report on Semirara pollution

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Western Visayas is standing by its report alleging that the Semirara Mining Corp. (SMC) violated environmental laws by polluting the waters and marine resources of Semirara Island.

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A young girl plays with a beautifully colored butterfly at the Murcia Butterfly Garden.

A young girl plays with a beautifully colored butterfly at the Murcia Butterfly Garden exhibit booth which is part of the Eco-Garden Show of Panaad sa Negros Festival in Bacolod City.

Wild talks of 'sightings' persist as police probe on Antique 'kidnapping' hangs

Top police and provincial officials of the Province of Antique have spoken and are one in getting to the bottom of the James Ardaña reported kidnapping. A prominent businessman here, it has been 11 days since his disappearance with no less than Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez ordering a thorough probe.


SSS, PhilHealth unify ID system

The Social Security System (SSS) and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth) have agreed to implement a single identification system for members of the two agencies, a top official said.

Kaibigan ng PCSO draws 1,200 volunteers in Iloilo City

The ‘charity virus’ has stricken Iloilo province. An estimated 1,200 residents of Iloilo and nearby municipalities yesterday joined the growing number of Filipino volunteers who have pledged to donate their time and services to charity work through the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

PRO6 Day Care Center opens today

The Police Regional Office 6 (PRO 6) Day Care Center for police dependents and children in neighboring barangays of Camp Martin Delgado opens today.


STL illegally operating in Capiz

ROXAS CITY – Small Town Lottery (STL), which is legally operating in Iloilo City as its franchise coverage area, has been reported to be illegally operating in Capiz province particularly in the 2nd district.

89 families in Valderrama availed of shelter assistance

SAN JOSE, Antique – A total of 89 families from Barangay Boroc-boroc, Valderrama availed of Shelter Assistance from the Department of Social Welfare and Development.


'Pana-ad Festival, the 1stProvincial Expo'

BACOLOD CITY -- Tourism Secretary Ace Durano has considered the Pana-ad festival as more than just a festival. For him, it’s the 1stProvincial Exposition (Expo) or Expo Negrense.

Leonardia: Overprice issue a mere political propaganda

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia yesterday hit back at his detractors for putting the word "overprice" in the auditorial review conducted by the Commission on Audit on the New Government Center.

Roxas family donates 7-ha. lot to Bacolod's homeless

BACOLOD CITY -- Senator Manuel “Mar” Araneta-Roxas II, with his mom Judy, donated the seven-hectare property to the homeless families of Magsungay, Bacolod City in line with the grand reunion of the “Famila Araneta”, held Saturday and Sunday (April 18-19, 2009) at Bago City.


Open to life
Bridging the gap
Mahimud-uson: The Alimodian heritage exhibit at UPV
A daughter remembers…
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Reasons why students prefer SJS
Eye Opener
Who will go to heaven



/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Res Gestae:
Gun ban in malls, public establishments: a notice of inconvenience?

/ Francis Lindero

Bull's Eye:
'Pass through' fees illegal

Arthritis pills notice

/ Philip S. Chua

Down South:
Blazing the trail to nowhere?

/ Gail Ilagan

Coffee Thursday:
Is war at home?

/ Paolo Carreon


Double summer fun

Double summer fun

It was the Feast of St. Joseph at Barangay Balantang last March. As their yearly tradition, Ronald Lulu and his family had prepared a feast. Families and friends trooped to their cozy residence to enjoy a sumptuous buffet, cocktails and good conversations with each other.

---------------------------------------- Iloilo Sacred Heart School's culminating activity

Iloilo Sacred Heart School's culminating activity

The Iloilo Sacred Heart School held its culmination activity at the Grand Hotel recently. Parents and guardians just couldn't help but take pictures and be awed at the sight of their graduates go up on stage to perform some musical numbers as well as receive their awards and diplomas.

---------------------------------------- SJS celebrates 37th Foundation Day as one family

SJS celebrates 37th Foundation Day as one family

These are lines taken from the 1973 popular song of The 5th Dimension, “Living Together, Growing Together” and this is the theme of St. Joseph School (Iloilo) Inc.'s Family and Foundation Day last March 18 and 19, 2009.

---------------------------------------- Child's play in a beautiful world

Child's play in a beautiful world

On the 10th year Foundation Day of one of the city's most promising or perhaps the most favorable school for early education - RS Child Development Center located in Villa, Arevalo.


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