May 22, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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HIV/AIDS advocacy in W.Visayas gaining ground

Record from the region's health department showed that there are now 75 individuals here in Western Visayas considered as persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The data however covers from the period beginning year 1994 up to March this year.

City gov't to distribute P1M free school supplies

The city government is set to give P1 million worth of free school supplies to students in the public elementary and high schools this school year.

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A closure order and a padlock can be seen at the main gate of Pirates Restobar in Diversion Road, Iloilo City.

A closure order and a padlock can be seen at the main gate of Pirates Restobar in Diversion Road, Iloilo City. Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) under its “Oplan Kandado” program padlocked the said establishment the other day for failure to declare its actual income and pay the required taxes.

SP urges Baciwa to stop water rate hike

BACOLOD CITY -- The Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) has joined the fray in opposing the plan of Bacolod City Water District (Baciwa) to increase its rates this year.


Showbiz sex scandal stirs Capitol

While members of the Iloilo City Council officially “googled” and ogled over the latest internet sex video sensation of Manila-based personalities, the Capitol had counterparts do the same.

Salcedo hears plea for DepEd teachers, workers’ GSIS benefits

Nationwide call for the immediate release of government benefits for the Department of Education (DepEd) family found an ally in the Iloilo Provincial Government.

Raul Jr. turns over guns, computers to ICPO

Representative Raul Gonzalez Jr. turns over today more than P384,000 worth of firearms and computer units to Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) director Senior Supt. Melvin Moncal.


Arnis,a national sport soon

ROXAS CITY – Since 2005, Arnis has been part of the Palarong Pambansa, the biggest and the grandest sporting event in the country. However, it was only part of the demo-events during the 2005-2006 Palaro in Naga City and was finally included as one of the sporting events during the 2007 Palaro in Koronadal, South Cotabato, a DepEd report said.

CLEEP bolsters govt's job generation thrust

The Comprehensive Livelihood and Emergency Employment Program (CLEEP) administered by the Department of Labor and Employment has benefited several job seekers in the country.


2 RHB members die in encounter

BACOLOD CITY – Two suspected members of the Rebolusyonaryong Hukbo ng Bayan (RHB) died in an encounter with Army soldiers in Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental recently.

Jail escapees in Victorias City all accounted for

BACOLOD CITY -- Exactly 30 hours after their daring escape from the Victorias City Police Station lock up cell, four escapees were rearrested one after the other by elements of the local police and were immediately detained facing additional charges for their acts.

Prov’l Board wants LBC ad withdrawn

BACOLOD CITY -- The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental is set to pass a resolution requesting LBC, a delivery service provider, to withdraw its controversial advertisement, which it said is detrimental to Filipino educational values.


Conversation with an astronaut
Res Gestae
PNP Badge of Honor (3)
Bridging the gap
Engagements between the 'Bisaya' and the 'Moro' during the early Spanish period
Pro-life news
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Josephian teachers speak out
Anything under the Sun
Pres. Manuel A. Roxas


Does cellphone use damage sperm?

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS

My Capiz Adventure

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

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


Owning Heritage

Owning Heritage

“Iloilo is such a rich and noble land.” In a time when kids imitate Hannah Montana, or adults spend thousands to see the Effeil Tower and be influenced by the beauty of the Western world, a little nudge to remind them of what we have, is timely.

---------------------------------------- Bayan provides emergency hotlines

Bayan provides emergency hotlines

Finding help is easy as 1-2-3. Communication convenience during emergencies is now made easy and possible in Western Visayas through Bayan Telecommunication's creation of the three-digit emergency numbers-117 for criminal reports and local government emergencies.

---------------------------------------- All set for the Sagala of Festival and Fiesta Queens

All set for the Sagala of Festival and Fiesta Queens

On May 23, 2009, beautiful ladies will parade around SM City Iloilo in the Sagala of Festival and Fiesta Queens as part of the highlights of Fiestas in the City celebration.


---------------------------------------- Bacolod La Sallians invade Bago City

Bacolod La Sallians invade Bago City

Driving down Bantayan Plaza of Bago City one evening brought me to a visit to the breezy spot where Councilor Victor Javellana’s inspiration, Daday Javellana operates a small coffee stop by the river view.


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