May 25, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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NEA probers untangle bribery yarn, Artech-Ileco 3 deal

After weeks of continued media fray over alleged bribery and other controversies surrounding a local multi-million power supply agreement, investigators were sent here by the National Electrification Administration (NEA).

Realtor dies unpaid in UI sale transaction

The family of the late realtor Quin Baterna, who succumbed to cancer last Friday, May 22, vowed to pursue the case filed by the former against Alberto Lopez former president of University of Iloilo (UI) and another former UI official Leandro Fernando L. Montelibano.

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US Navy personnel with Councilor Homer Bais (3rd from right)

US Navy personnel with Councilor Homer Bais (3rd from right) move mounds of dirt to land fills for new houses during during the joint Military COMREL at Gawad Kalinga, Purok Riverside, Brgy. Banago last Saturday.

Taxi groups fear 'death' with 'tourist bus' operation

Taxi operators and drivers under the Alliance of Panay Taxi Operators and Drivers' Associations (Aptoda) have formally registered their opposition to the planned entry of “tourist buses” at the Iloilo Airport in Cabatuan to be operated by the Philippine Visitors, Investors Services and Assistance, Inc. (Philvisa).


ILECO 3 to NEA: ‘Please take over’

Manifesto declares entire BOD “persona non grata’
Should the deal pushes through, at least P100 million in perceived and feared losses have been estimated on the controversial power supply agreement that rocked one of Iloilo’s biggest electric cooperatives.

Dangerous drugs law seminars set in Aklan, Iloilo

The Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) in collaboration with the Philippine Judicial Academy (PHILJA) will hold inter-agency conference/seminar-workshops on the Dangerous Drugs Law in Aklan and Iloilo.

CTO seen to exceed collection target

The City Treasurer's Office is expected to exceed from their estimated collection target for 2009 as they posted 51 percent of their target from January to April. In the first four months of the year, they have already collected P488,533,717.

Parents urged to enroll 5-yr-old kids in schools

An education official has encouraged parents who have five-year-old children to enroll them in public schools which for the first time now offer preschool classes.

Panay-Bukidnon embroidery enters fashion scene

“Panubok” the traditional embroidery of the ethnic tribe Panay-Bukidnon of Central Panay will be making its way to the fashion scene in Iloilo City this coming May 26, 5 p.m. at SM City Activity Center as Kultura Kusog Ko Inc. as part of the National Heritage Month Celebration


Beup surfaces to deny hand in Cruz killing

ROXAS CITY – The municipal administrator of Sta. Barbara, Iloilo strongly denied allegations that he has something to do with the killing of Arthur Cruz, political officer of First District Cong. Antonio del Rosario.

Chief Justice Puno belies running for president

ROXAS CITY – Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Reynato Puno belied reports that he is interested to run for president. The denial was made during a press conference at the grand opening of Solid Honda last week where he was guest.

Ati’s festival showcases ‘way of life’

ROXAS CITY – A showcase of various indigenous music, dances, traditional games and native delicacies highlighted the 2nd Ati cultural festival last May 21 at Mt. Tag-ao in Barangay Tamulalod, Dumarao, Capiz.


NEA recognizes Gasambelo leadership as valid

BACOLOD CITY -- The National Electrification Administration (NEA) through its Deputy Administrator for Electric District on Utilities Services Edgardo Piamonte recently affirmed and recognized the leadership of Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) Board President Edward Gasambelo.

BCPO joins AIDS candlelight memorial

The Bacolod City Local AIDS Council which is composed of the different sectors of the society including the Philippine National Police, Bacolod City Police Office celebrated the 26th Candle Light Memorial Day Friday on the theme: Together, We are the Solution! at the Gaisano City Atrium Bacolod City.


Speech as an empty suit
As seen on TV
User generated pornography: A Philippine scandal
Conversation with an astronaut
Res Gestae
PNP Badge of Honor (4)
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Josephian teachers speak out
Bridging the gap
Engagements between the 'Bisaya' and the 'Moro'...


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


Double Treat

Double Treat

Proud parents Rodolfo and Menen Sang-alan gathered their close friends and family members to the Spousal of Our Lady Parish Church in Mandurriao to witness the baptism of their lovable baby girl named Leighanna Shanen.

---------------------------------------- My Mom And Iloilo Supermart: An on-the-spot painting contest

My Mom And Iloilo Supermart: An on-the-spot painting contest

Iloilo Supermart celebrated Mother’s Day last May 10 with an On-the-Spot Painting Contest. From the numerous entries, 10 artworks were chosen for the finals.

---------------------------------------- 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.


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