May 18, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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DepEd seeks private sector support on schools clean up

Brigada Eskwela, an annual nationwide endeavor organized by the Department of Education in preparation for the opening of classes in June, kicks off today in all public schools in Western Visayas and the entire country.

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Filipino Breakfast. Longganisa, fruit juice or fresh fruit slices, rice and eggs.

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PRepresentatives of various organizations, including The News Today, sign the Memorandum of Agreement for “Pamahaw”, a culinary search for Ilonggo Breakfast.

Representatives of various organizations, including The News Today, sign the Memorandum of Agreement for “Pamahaw”, a culinary search for Ilonggo Breakfast.

Treñas lobbies with DPWH chief for infra projects

City Mayor Jerry Treñas personally lobbied to Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane to give priority to the proposed rehabilitation of Montinola and widening of Buntatala bridge in Jaro.


Captured fugitive charged in death of 5 locals in 2 northern Iloilo towns

Northern Iloilo is one less fugitive following the arrest of a feared murder suspect here. Yet another successful police operation, it was to be the culmination of months of non-stop intelligence work by police personnel of the Estancia Police Office.

DENR field officials ordered to monitor geohazard areas

As precautionary measures and preparations for emergency situations like floods and landslides, field officials of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Mines and Geosciences Bureau were recently directed by Secretary Lito Atienza to monitor critical mine structures and geohazard areas all throughout the country.

Carol Catacutan exceptionally talented blind

Carol Catacutan is an epitome of ill-omened and great success lovely lady. At eleven years young, this talented lady became blind on both eyes. She was diagnosed by an eye specialist as having retenitis pigmentosa. From grades one to five before she got blind, she was always the topnotcher of her elementary class.

Iloilo flood control project targets 2010 for completion

The over-all accomplishments of the two on-going contract packages of the Iloilo Flood Control Project (IFC) are now placed at around 80 percent, as of April 2009.


Pro-, anti-mining groups clash in congressional consultation

MAAYON, Capiz – Pro and anti-mining advocates have engaged in a heated argument during the congressional consultation on mining held in this town on Thursday afternoon.

Mining's bad effects on fisheries, agriculture feared

MAAYON, Capiz – Mining's bad effects on fishery and agricultural crops as well as people's health are the main concerns raised by some officials during last week's congressional consultation on mining held in this town.


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.

Leonardia happy over PGMA's presence at NGC

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio R. Leonardia was happy to receive President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and her party to the New Government Center (NGC) last Thursday for the awarding rites of the Regional Development Council Excellence in Governance: Best Public Sector Projects Awards in its year 3.

Electric Masskara Dance undergoes innovation

BACOLOD CITY -- Masskara Festival Director Francis Eli Tajanlangit presented last Saturday an innovation to the electric Masskara dance that could be expected in this year's Masskara Festival.


Need for recollection
Bridging the gap
The great triumvirate of Capiz
Longing for Boracay in Nassau
Res Gestae
PNP Badge of Honor
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Pacman, the Man of the Hour
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


The Fusion of Jazz and Entwined Voices

The Fusion of Jazz and Entwined Voices

Savoring the pleasure of listening to opera songs and the upbeat of jazz music, parents, graduates and guests were jazzed up and entirely enthralled with the soulful performances of the UP Jazz Ensemble and the Entwined Voices, April 27.

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Fun Match of Akupi

The Asian Kennel Union of the Philippines, Inc. (AKUPI), a new dog registering organization, has arrived in Iloilo City and has affiliated itself with the Western Visayas Kennel Club, Inc. It started to hold dog shows last April and one of them was the fun match held at PNB last April 19, 2009.

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Two intimate gatherings

Pharmaceutical executive Ronald Lulu hosted an intimate gathering for his close friends one weeknight at his Balantang residence. Gerald Tinagan, heir to the Tinagan School of Martial Arts, Inc., turned a year older recently.

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CARLO’S Bakeshop… All the breads you love, all the time

Carlo's Bakeshop (Bakery – Café’) opened its doors anew so now is the perfect time for the family to enjoy the delicious taste distinct at CARLO’s Bakeshop’s fresh breads and health breads.


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