May 19, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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All-systems go as Sara hosts Ileco III investigation

An all-star cast of Capitol characters will be in Sara, Iloilo today for the out-of-town session and a much-awaited legislative investigation. Entire morning will see members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) in action while the afternoon business has been set for the Committee on Economic Affairs and Investment.

Baciwa eyes NGC vicinity for new building

BACOLOD CITY – Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) is planning to construct a new building for their office at the site where the New Government Center (NGC) is located.

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Iloilo Mission Hospital (IMH) recently launched its Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System.

Iloilo Mission Hospital (IMH) recently launched its Decentralized Wastewater Treatment System. Leading the ribbon cutting were, from left: Filamer Christian College Vice Pres. for Academic Affairs Dr. David Cortel, chair of construction committee; City Environment and Natural Resources Officer Engr. Noel Hechanova; IMH board member Dr. Dorothy Pulido; IMH medical director Dr. Elmer Pedregosa; and IMH board chairman Dr. Juanito Acanto.

Capitol hears Defensor duo’s move for Iloilo special eco-zone, free port

Initiative in the Senate for a special economic zone and free port for Iloilo province now reached the Capitol. With an endorsement from Third District Board Member Arthur Defensor Jr., members of the 9th Iloilo Sanggunian Panlalawigan (SP) hears today the discussions set forth in Congress.


Negros Occidental to benefit from ARCP2

Negros Occidental is one of the eighteen provinces in the country that will benefit under the Agrarian Reform Communities Project II (ARCP2) said the Department of Agrarian Reform 6 (DAR 6).

OMB rallies gov't info officers vs graft and corruption

The office of the Ombudsman in Iloilo called on the government information officers of national government agencies and local government units, to be instruments in curbing graft and corrupt practices starting from their respective offices.

Comelec, PPCRV intensify campaign for ‘correct’ registration

Part of the efforts in cleansing voters’ lists and preventing proliferation of flying voters during elections is the conduct of correct registration.


Jamby grills soldiers on abuses

ROXAS CITY – Sen. Jamby Madrigal of the Senate committee on cultural minorities has grilled soldiers on the alleged military abuses committed by the 47th Infantry Battalion of 3rd Infantry Division (3ID) during the public hearing last Sunday at the Capiz provincial capitol here.

New book says farmer-led sustainable agriculture achieves food security

With the ever-increasing cost of agricultural inputs such as the chemical fertilizers and pesticides, the growing awareness among consumers of the health advantages of organic food, and the mounting threat of climate change due to environmental degradation, the need for a more sustainable farming system is greater than ever.

PNRC to provide 350 more shelter assistance to 'Frank' victims

KALIBO, Aklan -- The Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC) here is providing some 350 additional shelter assistance to Aklanons who lost their houses to Typhoon Frank almost a year ago.


1st Inasal Festival: Bringing inasal to the world

Bacolod City is not just a City of Smiles, a home of the world-renown MassKara Festival, and the vibrant Bacolaodiat Festival of the Chinese community. The city is trying to put itself in the map of the world vying for the world record of the longest barbecue grill.

Mayor extends help to family of 2 minors burned to death

BACOLOD CITY -- The municipal government of Murcia through Mayor Esteban Coscuella already extended assistance to the family of two minors burned to death past midnight of May 16.

Grenade thrower arrested for arson

BACOLOD CITY -- A case for arson is being readied by the Hinobaan police against the 28-year old suspect in Sitio Cabungahan in Barangay Talacagay.


We have feet of clay!
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


My Capiz Adventure

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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

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


Hubo's Inner Beauty

Hubo's Inner Beauty

Beauty is not skin deep. Beauty also stems from within. And when the inner part of our being is beautiful, it also shows in the outside. This is the idea behind the exhibit “Inner Beauty” that Guijo Dueñas, now called Hubo, is staging in Manila starting May 21.

---------------------------------------- Talisaynon Tali-ambong Art Workshop

Talisaynon Tali-ambong Art Workshop

The first Talisayson Tali-ambong (Hiligaynon word for art) Summer Art Workshop started April 13, 2009 and had its culmination last May 4, 2009. The workshop was a success.


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