May 15, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Early flood warning system inaugurated today

Philippine officials and representatives from the Korean government will be inaugurating today a multi-million project on early flood warning system.

According to a statement from the Capitol’s information office, Sec. Estrella Alabastro of the Department of Science and Technology, Gov. Niel Tupas,.

PGMA renews call for unity

BACOLOD CITY -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo who was guest of honor at the Best Public Practices Award 2009 of the Regional Development Council (RDC) yesterday called for unity and cooperation of every sector for the country to reach its goals.

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People lining up to get their birth certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO) have reached Plaza Libertad in Iloilo City.

People lining up to get their birth certificate from the National Statistics Office (NSO) have reached Plaza Libertad in Iloilo City. NSO which is located across the plaza has been crowded with a lot of people nowadays as the NSO birth certificate becomes a requirement in the enrollment of incoming students.

3ID forms new army battalion for Panay

A new army battalion will be formed in Western Visayas before the year ends. This was learned from newly appointed Armed Forces of the Philippines chief of staff Lt. Gen. Victor Ibrado who visited the 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) headquarters at Camp Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz recently.

Defensor leads Capitol probe on ILECO III controversy

Key figures on the now infamous Power Supply Agreement (PSA) of one Iloilo electric cooperative will face off Tuesday in Sara, Iloilo.


Iloilo, Boracay included in tourism enterprise zone

Iloilo province and Boracay in Aklan are included in the country’s tourism enterprise zones following President Arroyo’s signing of Republic Act 9593 otherwise known as the National Tourism Policy Act of 2009.

Ombudsman shares credit with media over RP’s improved ratings

Members of the local media got a special “thank you” this week from no less than the Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas.

Girl, 15, raped then strangled with vine

Police are searching for a young adult with previous criminal records, now considered the suspect in the killing of a 15-year-old lass whose body was found in a dumpsite in Leon town.

City needs P40M to implement 20% salary hike

City Mayor Jerry Treñas said the city government needs at least P40 million to comply with the 20 percent increase in salary of regular employees which is set July this year.


Bermejo wants grassroots approach on garbage collection

ROXAS CITY – The city government is planning a holistic approach towards localized garbage collection and trash prevention to further intensify its cleanliness and beautification efforts.

Good sanitation, healthy lifestyle important, says DOH

ROXAS CITY – The Department of Health (DOH) has advised Capiceños to observe basic sanitation practices and maintain a healthy lifestyle to have a strong protective defense against Influenza A (H1N1) or the swine flu virus.

DOH encourages women to undergo cervical cancer screening

The Department of Health strongly advised women age 15-45 years old to undergo cervical cancer screening because with early detection the chances of treatment success are higher.


SP okays P1-M budget for Brgy. Felisa

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Greg Gasataya recently endorsed an Ordinance setting aside the amount of 1 million pesos annually for the host barangay of the City Waste Disposal Facility.

Neg. Occ. celebrates Safe Motherhood Week

BACOLOD CITY -- To safeguard the health and safety of pregnant women in the province, the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental through its Provincial Health Office (PHO) will launch a “Buntis Party”.


Res Gestae
PNP Badge of Honor
Bridging the gap
The great triumvirate of Capiz
Longing for Boracay in Nassau
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Pacman, the Man of the Hour
Time to go to another level
Anything under the Sun
Pres. Manuel A. Roxas


Bottled water and cancer?

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS

Coffee Thursday:
Lost words

/ Paolo Carreon

Mabini limers' hollow blocks: An alternative construction material

/ Raymond Peter T. Tolentino

No charge

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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


Diet celebrates

Diet celebrates

It pays to be a good friend of the Bacoleños and indeed Dieter Soukup was really happy when his few but true friends joined him during his birthday bash at his place in Bacolod. Your Twilighter was also one of the closer friends of the guy so we joined him in the party of the fun and funny people who were there.

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Queen Jhesa of Zarraga

The Municipality of Zarraga will have a new face to carry the town’s prestigious Fiesta Queen 2009 crown. And the lucky girl is no other than the sweet and charming Jhesa Dorleen Mae Tayong. She is the youngest among the children of Mr. Rodrigo Capioso Tayong and Mrs. Nelida Lacsi Tayong.

---------------------------------------- Theotokos Prayer Mission

Theotokos Prayer Mission: Continuing the Legacy of the 'God Bearer'

Reinforcing the relationship of human and God through being God's bearer is one of the most splendid and blessed gift Mary had received. Living with this legacy, Theotokos Prayer Mission was put into life.

---------------------------------------- Fiestas in the City

Fiestas in the City

A showcase of different municipalities’ festivals and products, the annual much anticipated tourism showdown Fiestas in the City officially kicked-off recently at the SM City with the town of Leganes striking the keynote on the opening day of the two-week celebration.


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