May 4, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo resident tested negative for H1N1 virus

A resident of Iloilo coming home from the United States was briefly quarantined on Saturday but tested negative for the A(H1N1) infection.

Dr. Ariel Valencia, Officer-In-Charge of the Department of Health in Western Visayas, said the male adult was tagged after a thermal scan at the airport showed he had the symptoms of flu.

Ilonggo balikbayan family 'quarantined' for H1N1 virus tests

Saturday’s momentous homecoming of an Ilonggo balikbayan family of three turned into a health emergency and brought up close and personal the swine flu scare here.

This as the thermal scanning equipment at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Manila picked up the trio’s body temperature registering high fever.

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Muelle port.

Muelle port.

Hatton finished in 6 minutes

They waited for nearly four hours but it was over in just six minutes. But jubilation still swept communities, restaurant and bars, shopping malls and gymnasiums in Western Visayas where tens of thousands of Ilonggos cheered for Manny Pacquiao after the Filipino boxing icon scored a second round knockout against British boxing star Ricky Hatton.


Zarraga road mishap kills two babies on their way to church

Two babies failed to reach the church alive for their scheduled baptism on Saturday after a passenger jeepney rammed the tricycle they were riding in along a highway in Brgy. Gines, Zarraga, Iloilo.

8 Iloilo towns to avail of DSWD’s SEA-K

Eight municipalities in Iloilo Province will be able to avail of the Self-Employment Assistance-Kaunlaran Project (SEA-K) being implemented by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Field Office VI.

‘Dante’ unleashes more rain, stronger winds Pag-Asa warns of cloudy, rainy Visayas

Tropical Storm “Dante” intensified its strength yesterday bringing in forecast of more rains and a cloudy Visayas region today.


Ibrado vows to eliminate insurgency problem in 14 months

JAMINDAN, Capiz – Newly installed commanding general of the Philippines Army (PA) Lt. Gen. Victor S. Ibrado vowed here last Friday to eliminate the insurgency problems as ordered by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Thousands of Capiceños enjoy free showing of Pacquiao-Hatton fight

ROXAS CITY –Thousands of Capiceños enjoyed the live showing of the Pacquiao-Hatton boxing match yesterday sponsored by Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, Sr. and City Mayor Vicente Bermejo.

Gov’t speeds up public school sites titling

ROXAS CITY – The government has ordered the fast tracking of titling of public school sites in the country.

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Lito Atienza recently directed the agency’s lands bureau to speed up the titling of lands occupied by the public schools to have legal basis of ownership.


'Our Country needs leaders with Political Will'

HINIGARAN – Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) chair Bayani Fernando said the country needs leaders who have political will.

Manaay, new Cadiz City police chief

BACOLOD CITY -- Police Chief Inspector Noel Mana-ay will replace Police Chief Inspector Jefferson Descallar as Cadiz City police station chief effective today, May 4, 2009.

Bacolod forms 'swine flu' task force

BACOLOD CITY - Acting Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson signed last week an Executive Order for the creation of the City Task Force Against Swine Influenza Virus (SIV) to monitor and set-up preventive measures against the possible spread of the virus.


Focus and unity of life
Fun at sea
Bridging the gap
Traditional farming practices & sustainable development
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Thank you PRISSAAP
Saving the children through books
Anything under the Sun
April 1901 - Establishment of Iloilo, Antique, Capiz and Occidental Negros


Brain Youth

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS

Bull's Eye:
Gov Sally reacts

Res Gestae:
Pets and related stories

/ Francis Lindero

Eye Opener:
A boost to Mar's presidential bid

/ Rodolfo Gumabong

Earth Day in Roxas City

/ Rev. Fr. Reynaldo A. Villanoy Jr., Ph.D

Ouch! My Boo-boo

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Down South:
Out in the open

/ Gail Ilagan


Judgee's Birthday

Judgee's Birthday

Avid RC (remote control toys dearie) collector and mega businessman Judgee Lopez Pena, celebrated his birthday at his posh Ledesco Village home with close friends, RC chums and family.

---------------------------------------- 1st Go Fish In-Shore Fishing

1st Go Fish In-Shore Fishing

Fishing enthusiasts gathered to get the “perfectly good catch” and some cash prizes during the First Go Fish In-Shore Fishing Tournament held at the Iloilo Fish Port Complex.


---------------------------------------- A showdown of dogs at the Capitol

A showdown of dogs at the Capitol

The 108th Semana sang Iloilo that was celebrated recently, had several events and one of them was the “Amazing World of Canine Fun Match” at the Provincial Capitol's grounds. The Provincial Government tasked the Western Visayas Kennel Club, Inc.

---------------------------------------- Iloilo seeks out the Secrets of the Sun

Iloilo seeks out the Secrets of the Sun

What are the basic financial needs that each Ilonggo has to attain? What are the choices available for individuals who want to get into financial planning? More importantly, how can one achieve economic security and stability during these tough times?


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