June 3, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Power supply contract for coal-fired power plant inked

Panay Power Corporation (PPC), Panay Energy Development Corporation (PEDC), and Panay Electric Company (Peco) yesterday signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) to formally seal the power supply contract for the coal-fired power plant which is currently undergoing construction at Brgy. Ingore, La Paz district.

Mining firm eyes gold, copper, silver in 2 Iloilo towns

A Korean – Filipino firm is seeking approval of the Iloilo Provincial Government for a planned exploration of precious minerals in the mountainous areas of two Iloilo towns.

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Signing the MOA

Signing the MOA, from left: GBPC Asst. Vice President Adrian Moncada, GBPC Chief Finance Officer Jimmy Azurin, City Councilor Antonio Pesina (representing Rep. Raul Gonzalez Jr.), City Mayor Jerry Treñas, Peco SVP for Operations Randy Pastolero, GBPC SVP Operations Silvano C. Zanoria and GBPC Project Manager Henry Alcalde.

LTFRB warns defiant taxi operators on receipt

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on Tuesday warned taxi operators that they face severe penalties, including revocation of their franchise, if they continue to defy a directive to install receipt-issuing meters on their cabs as well as issue manual receipts in the meantime. “Continuing to defy the directive may cost them their franchises,” LTFRB chairman Alberto Suansing said.


Palace orders Tupas to answer grave abuse, dereliction raps

The Office of the President in an Order issued a directive to Iloilo Governor Niel Tupas Sr. to answer the numerous complaints filed against him in Malacañang.

41 ex-rebels in Panay avail of SIP

As of June 1 2009, there have been a total of 41 former rebels who have chosen to leave their previous lives as guerillas to avail of the Government’s Social Integration Program.

Red tape-free government through the Anti-Red Tape Act

Government offices move a step closer to being red tape-free as over 250 agencies have completed their Citizen’s Charters, set up Help Desks and launched anti-fixer measures in compliance with Republic Act No. 9485 or the Anti-Red Tape Act (ARTA) of 2007.


Mayor urges probe on existence of crocs in Panay

ROXAS CITY – Panay Mayor Dante Bermejo has urged to investigate the existence of crocodile in his town after a fisherman captured one last week.

Capiz to host IP month celebration

ROXAS CITY – The province of Capiz under the leadership of Gov. Victor Tanco, Sr. in cooperation with National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCAA) will host the Indigenous People (IP) Month Celebration in Visayas on October 2 - 6, 2009 to be held at Villareal Stadium here.

Panay Surplus Motors now open for business

ROXAS CITY – Good news for the lower income families who wanted to avail motorcycle with lesser prices, the Panay Surplus Motors located along Boulevard this city is now open for business.


Bing belies P14M grant from Spanish gov't

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia denied yesterday the allegation of some quarters and other political groups that his administration received P14 million grant from the Spanish government for the detailed research and study on the solid waste management program.

Consultation over anti-GMO ordinance held

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Alex Paglomutan, chair of the committee on agriculture, recently took cognizance the appeal for moratorium on the implementation of City Ordinance No. 485 series of 2009 that adheres for the banning and prohibition of the entry of genetically modified organism (GMO's) in the city of Bacolod.


Aspirations in school
As seen on TV
Why Rizal is not my president
Res Gestae
PNP Badge of Honor (5)
Bridging the gap
Encounters between the 'Bisaya' and 'Moro' in the 1600s (2)
A day of remembering
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Josephian teachers speak out


Anything under the sun:
Let's sing our National Anthem (2)

/ Atty. Rex Salvilla

Respect for women

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Cadio vs. Boboy


Our appointment with destiny

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS


Well, it’s magic

Well, it’s magic: The Summer Fun Street Magic Workshop

When a card vanishes and suddenly appears in just a blink and a glass float in the mid air while pouring soda in it, it’s magic!

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JPC holds Let’s Dance

Dance sports always fascinate the crowd. The agility, energy and costumes that jives to the upbeat music never fail to amuse the spectators. To attest, dance fanatic of all ages pooled to watch the vigorous and steamy JPC Productions’ Let’s Dance Grand Finals atRobinsons Place.

---------------------------------------- Sikat Academy begins future stars

Sikat Academy begins future stars

Parents, titas and lolas on the audience seats couldn’t be happier seeing their little boys and girls warmly applauded numbers after numbers. The first Sikat Academy on Air of ABS-CBN Iloilo, one of this year’s biggest and brightest summer workshops in the city.

---------------------------------------- New flavors at The Promenade

New flavors at The Promenade

Sit down, relax, get served and enjoy your dinner. The Promenade, well-known for its sumptuous daily lunch buffets, Japanese and Spanish regular buffets, themed Saturday buffets and family feast every Sunday.


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