May 13, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Napulan signals alarm on plight of IRC inmates

Calls on probe of catered meals.

What do the men of Magellan and the inmates at the Iloilo Rehabilitation Center (IRC) have in common? Strength, courage and beriberi.

SC nails down conversion of 16 towns into cities

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the Supreme Court (SC) has denied with finality the conversion of 16 municipalities into cities.

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Department of Tourism assistant regional director Atty. Helen Katalbas (2nd from right) prepares to taste the biggest plate of valenciana.

Department of Tourism assistant regional director Atty. Helen Katalbas (2nd from right) prepares to taste the biggest plate of valenciana presented by the municipality of Leganes during the opening of Fiestas in the City at SM City Iloilo. Also in photo is Leganes Mayor Adolf Jaen (far right).

Bacolod all set for longest chicken BBQ bid

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Occidental Governor Isidro Zayco will be the guest of honor and speaker at the opening of the 1stBacolod Inasal Festival on May 15.


Rojas seeks Capitol, House probe on ILECO III bribery yarn

Anomalous and a case of social injustice. Such summed up yesterday’s sentiments of Fifth District Board Member Jett Rojas on the highly-controversial power purchase agreement of an electric cooperative here.

RDC gears for Best Public Sector Projects Award

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will be the keynote speaker during the awarding ceremonies for the Best Public Sector Projects Award to be held in the New Government Center (New City Hall) of Bacolod City on May 14, 2009.

DA strengthens monitoring ports of entry vs H1N1 virus

The Department of Agriculture 6 (DA 6) has strengthened its monitoring of the ports of entry in Western Visayas to prevent the entry of Influenza A (H1N1) virus.


Reward money for Cruz’s killers rises up to P300,000

ROXAS CITY – Reward money for the killers of Art Cruz has increased to P300,000 after City Mayor Vicente Bermejo and Capiz Governor Victor Tanco Sr. have offered additional P100,000 each for those who can give information on the identities of the suspects.

Sapian’s 'tahong' and 'talaba' to be displayed at Pasalubong Center

ROXAS CITY – Sapian’s two major products, talaba (oyster) and tahong (green mussels), will be made available at the proposed “Pasalubong Center” to be put up in Sapian intended for passengers of Roll on-Roll off (RORO) that pass by this town in going to Manila and vice versa.

Capiceño lawyer in Manila warns against impostor

ROXAS CITY – A noted criminal lawyer has warned against a name-dropper who engaged in nefarious activities and has deceived several hapless and unknowing clients of million of pesos.


Perez to Puentevella: Don't intervene with RDC

BACOLOD CITY -- Antique Governor Salvacion Perez, who also sits as chairperson of the Regional Development Council (RDC), revealed that Bacolod Lone District Congressman Monico Puentevella called Pres. Arroyo's appointment secretary Bong Joves to discourage the president from coming to the RDC affair which is set to be held at the New Government Center on May 14.

NOPPO's 'Oplan Paglalansag' nets 46 loose guns

In line with the Philippine National Police's thrust of ensuring an orderly and peaceful conduct of national and local elections one year from now, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Police Office (NOPPO) has stepped up its campaign against loose firearms in the province.

Negros Youth Summit 09 kicks off today

BACOLOD CITY -- Negros Youth Summit 2009 Convenor Joel Jaquinta recently announced that the first ever Negros Youth Summit 09 with the theme "Crisis Generation: Prepare, Repair & Reap" will kick off today May 13, 2009 at the Pana-ad Park and Stadium and this will end on May 15, 2009.


Time to go to another level
The 'sensational' Filipinos
Bridging the gap
Traditional farming & folkways in WV
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Pacman, the Man of the Hour
Saving the children through books
Anything under the Sun
Pres. Manuel A. Roxas


No charge

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Bull's Eye:
Dr. Lapating's radio plugs
Breast Enlarger

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS

Coffee Thursday:
Conversation to self

/ Paolo Carreon


Hinigaran festival wows tourists

Hinigaran festival wows tourists

Hinigaran, one of the more progressive towns of Negros Occidental, recently celebrated their town festival with the traditional parade and tribe competition. Visitors from all over the province and nearby islands of the region came to witness the festivities of Hinigaran as Mayor Aguilar.

---------------------------------------- Iloilo Tinagan School of Martial Arts

Iloilo Tinagan School of Martial Arts

Turning the youth into fine and disciplined young individuals. It started with a dream, then it turned into passion. Now, it has become a reality and the first ever to be in the Philippines.

---------------------------------------- Let the children shine

Let the children shine

Children shine when you give them opportunities for growth. One such avenue is honing their craft in writing and drawing. And when you encourage and support them to come out with their own books, so much the better.

---------------------------------------- Liwayway Bernardo: Oton's new queen

Liwayway Bernardo: Oton's new queen

A new queen bearing the title Hiyas sang Katagman 2009, in line with the 437th Foundation Day of the Municipality of Oton, emerged on the drizzling April 27 night at the town’s Amphitheater Green.


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