April 27, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Teodoro: AFP needs more troops, funds

SAN JOSE, ANTIQUE—The Armed Forces needs at least 6,000 more troops and an additional P2 billion to effectively confront the country's security concerns, Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro said yesterday.

Senate tackles P8-B 'Paglaum fund'

The Senate will tackle today on second reading a bill allocating P8 billion to rehabilitate areas destroyed and damaged by last year's typhoon “Frank.” Western Visayas leaders hope that the bill will be passed before the first anniversary of the disaster on June 21.

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A participating group shows their best during last Friday's Saad Festival in Leganes, Iloilo.

A participating group shows their best during last Friday's Saad Festival in Leganes, Iloilo.

SP member raps Antique Governor

P5-M farm input fund did not reach farmers
A member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan in the province of Antique filed graft charges against Salvacion Z. Perez, governor of the Province of Antique and chair of non-government organization Antique Development Foundation (ADF), and its seven officers over the anomalous use of the P5 million Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) Farm Input Fund in year 2004.


Fire destroys scores of houses in Boulevard, Molo

Fire gutted an array of houses, including a furniture shop, in slum area on Zone 3, San Juan, Molo district here.

Bantay Dagat operation nets 19 illegal fishers in Guimaras

Simultaneous weekend operations by the Bantay Dagat (Guardians of the Sea) resulted to major arrests of suspected illegal fishers off the waters of Guimaras.

Region 6 holds Productivity Olympics

The National Wages and Productivity Commission (NWPC) of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in coordination with all its Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards (RTWPBs) on Friday

Police assets confirm sightings of missing businessman

Eighteen days into a widened search for alleged kidnapped victim James Ardaña of Sibalom, Antique and authorities here have no suspects to name.

Bizmen warned vs. pre-poll 'fund-raising drive'

Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Raul Gonzalez Sr. has ordered surveillance in at least three local banks and a money changing station in the Province of Aklan.


Capiz now has 3 congressmen

DAO, Capiz – It’s a dream come true for Cesar A. Cobrador, a native of this town, to become a member of the House of Representatives being a nominee of the AGAP partylist which is one of the partylist groups the Supreme Court (SC) ordered included.

Is Azarraga eyeing higher post in NP?

ROXAS CITY – Is businessman Erin Azarraga quitting as provincial chairman of Nationalista Party (NP) in Capiz for a higher position?

Thousands benefit from 'civac' in Dumarao

DUMARAO, Capiz – Some 2,000 indigents coming from the different barangays of this town availed of free medical/dental and medicines as well as supplemental feeding under the administration of Mayor Leslie Warren “Beboy” Benjamin last week here.


'Wanders', fireworks end 16th Panaad festival

BACOLOD CITY -- The week-long Panaad sa Negros Festival, on its 16th year, ended last Saturday.

Boracay Fire Dancers to join 1st Inasal Festival Opening

BACOLOD CITY -- To add fun and excitement in the forthcoming 1st Inasal Festival 2009 in Bacolod City, the Boracay Fire Dancers and the Masskara Festival champions will showcase their talent in the grand opening parade on May 15, 2009.

NOPPO tops Regional Performance Rating

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Noppo) through the leadership of Senior Supt. Manuel Felix emerged on top of the 1st Quarter Performance Evaluation Rating (PER) of Police Regional Office 6 covering the period 01 January to 31 March 2009.

10 finalists for TOSP Region 6 bared

BACOLOD CITY -- Ten out of 20 nominees from various prestigious schools in Negros Occidental, Antique, Capiz, Guimaras and Iloilo were adjudged last Friday as Top Ten Outstanding Students in Region 6 to represent in a national bid for Ten Outstandings Students of the Philippines (TOSP).


Law and conscience
A daughter remembers… (2)
Bridging the gap
Traditional Panayanon farmers' reckoning of time
Anything under the Sun
April 1901 - Establishment of Iloilo, Antique, Capiz and Occidental Negros
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Reasons why students prefer SJS


Res Gestae:
Pets and related stories

/ Francis Lindero

Advers(us)sarial Summer 10

/ Bryan Mari Argos and Marcel Milliam

Bull's Eye:
Abusive traffic aide


/ Philip S. Chua

Coffee Thursdays:
Book Review: The Four Agreements

/ Paolo Carreon


/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Down South:
Blazing the trail to nowhere?

/ Gail Ilagan


Garden of the Ascension turns 9

Garden of the Ascension turns 9

Garden of the Ascension turned nine years old this year and celebrated it with a fun-filled party last April 4, 2009 at the Multi-Purpose Pavilion of the said memorial park in  Jibao-an, Pavia, Iloilo

---------------------------------------- Jonel Peraña

Jonel Peraña and the 22nd Phil. Karatedo Federation National Championships

Jonel Peraña had always been a very strict instructor for karatedo. Under his tutelage, students learn a lot of discipline. Despite his sense of humor, he manages to instill seriousness among his students during class.

---------------------------------------- Easter at The Avenue

Easter at The Avenue

The Avenue was filled with families that were eager to celebrate Easter with good food and fun-filled activities last April 12, 2009. There were games and prizes for the children who joined the Easter celebration.

---------------------------------------- Fireworks Night in Capiz

Fireworks Night in Capiz

It was the night when the skies of Roxas City was literally lit up by the spectacular fireworks competition that capped the last day of the CAPIZtahan 2009 celebration commemorating the 108th Foundation Day Commemoration of the Civil Government of Capiz.


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