April 28, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Rats, tungro virus affect 405 has. rice land in Aklan

Rats and tungro virus have affected 405 hectares of rice land in the province of Aklan. The agriculture department and the town officials have already put in place measures to contain the pest infestation and crop disease.

Bacolod gov't on DOJ ruling on Ord.474: No comment

BACOLOD CITY -- The city government does not want to comment yet on the alleged decision from the Department of Justice (DOJ) declaring the controversial City Ordinance No. 474, series of 2008.

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A harvester carries a load full of newly cut rice stacks to his bamboo mat where they can prepare it for threshing in Sigma, Capiz.

A harvester carries a load full of newly cut rice stacks to his bamboo mat where they can prepare it for threshing in Sigma, Capiz. Rice farmers in Capiz rely on their 3rd crop of the planting season where they could gain more income from the usual two-crop planting season.

SP body gives nod to new marine reserve in Iloilo town

Regulations are out to govern any and all activities particularly fishing within a 129-hectare of “protected area” in the municipal waters of Barotac Viejo, Iloilo.


SP infra body urges DPWH exec to keep watch of GMA road works

All's well that ends well. Or so it is now for the Capitol's Committee on Infrastructure particularly with the committee chair, Second District Board Member June Mondejar.

AFP eyes 'troop movement' in Red-infiltrated brgys

A tight watch is underway in Western Visayas villages particularly those known to have been infiltrated by communist insurgents.

Napocor conducts probe on Visayas blackout

State-owed National Power Corporation (Napocor) said they are still conducting investigation to determine the real cause of the blackout that hit the Visayas grid Saturday.


London NGO, Panay town ink MOA on mangroves rehab

PANAY, Capiz – This town under the leadership of Mayor Dante Bermejo and Zoology Society of London (ZSL), a non-governmental organization (NGO) with official address in Iloilo City, will start to rehabilitate mangrove plantation in this area which was recently infested by pests.

65 kids graduate of Bible School at Aklan PNP

KALIBO, Aklan –– The Aklan Police Provincial Office (APPO) successfully accommodated a total of sixty-five (65) children enrollee in the Daily Vacation Bible School (DVBS) for children in Camp Pastor Martelino, New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan


Bacolod vet closely monitors possible entry of ‘swine flu’

BACOLOD CITY -- Close field monitoring of hogs in the city’s slaughterhouse in Brgy. Handumanan has been conducted by the Veterinary Office.

Ombudsman denies ex-mayor's plea on graft raps

BACOLOD CITY -- The Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas denied the Motion for Reconsideration filed by former Bacolod City Mayor Luzviminda Valdez and nine others in connection with the case of Malversation of Public Funds through falsification of public documents lodged by the late city legal officer Atty. Allan Zamora.

10 wheelchair recipients presented to media

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia and Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr. with wheelchair donor Jocelyn Lantron presented to the media yesterday 10 beneficiaries from the different barangays of the city.


Saving the children through books
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

Ouch! My Boo-boo

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Down South:
Out in the open

/ Gail Ilagan

Bull's Eye:
Obet & Boboy T.

Advers(us)sarial Summer 10

/ Bryan Mari Argos and Marcel Milliam


/ Philip S. Chua

Coffee Thursdays:
Book Review: The Four Agreements

/ Paolo Carreon


A dream come true for 50 couples

A dream come true for 50 couples

There were 50 couples who said their “I do's” in the My Dream Wedding project of Councilor Julienne Baronda. Their church wedding was solemnized by Rev. Achilles Secio at the San Jose Parish Church.

---------------------------------------- Meeting Priscilla

Meeting Priscilla

I was very fortunate to meet a Brazilian beauty, Priscilla Meirelles, Miss Earth 2004, at the Iloilo City Visitors Bureau (ICVB) Lounge of the Iloilo airport. She was wearing a white tank top and a gray jacket. Even without makeup, she's beautiful.


Inside Rafael M. Salas’ Library

Last March 9, the Negros Museum was all dressed up to welcome a “special guest”. A stage was set with the grand piano in the center, flowers were blooming all over the museum lobby, food was set on one corner, and those who attended donned their best Filipiniana attire for the occasion.

---------------------------------------- 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


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