June 12, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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Job fairs, skills demo, fiestas, etc. mark ‘Kalayaan ‘09’ celeb

Iloilo joins the nationwide celebration of this year’s “Independence Day” with both “good news” and “bad news” for the government.

All good are the scheduled plans in place by local government units and government agencies with usual flag-raising ceremonies as highlight.

17 year old Bacoleña positive of A(H1N1) virus

BACOLOD CITY -- A 17 year-old Bacoleña who happened to be a student of De La Salle University - Taft Avenue in Metro Manila was found positive of A(H1N1) virus.

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A man sells miniature Philippine flags to motorists in downtown Bacolod City.

A man sells miniature Philippine flags to motorists in downtown Bacolod City. One hundred eleven years ago today, the first President of the Philippine Republic, General Emilio Aguinaldo, raised the Hong Kong-made Philippine Flag at the Aguinaldo Residence in Kawit, Cavite where the national anthem was also played for the first time.

Prices of 22 most prescribed drugs to be slashed by 50%

A year after the law was enacted, the public would soon start experiencing the effects of the Universally Accessible Cheaper and Quality Medicines law through a 50% drop in the prices of the top 22 most prescribed drugs in the country, Liberal President Senator Mar Roxas announced yesterday.


NFA threatens to blacklist abusive rice traders

Merchants who are part of the government's Tindahan Natin (TN) program may be stripped off their license to sell cheap rice if they are found guilty of violating proper trading practices, the National Food Authority (NFA) warned.

DA 6 serves 321 Aklan farmers during caravan of gov’t services

The Department of Agriculture RFU 6 has served a total of 321 Aklan farmers during the caravan of government services lead by the office of the ombudsman – Visayas.

WV unemployed workers to receive P9.46M for livelihood assistance

Some 24 checks worth P9.46 million will be released by the Department of Labor and Employment 6 (DOLE 6) to unemployed and rank-and-file workers in Western Visayas for their livelihood projects.


Capiz dads condemn lower house's Con-Ass

ROXAS CITY – The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) in its regular session yesterday has approved a resolution condemning the Congress initiative to convene into a Constituent Assembly without the indispensable participation of the Senate via House Resolution No. 1109.

Capiceños to benefit from Kalayaan ’09 observance

ROXAS CITY – About 150 Pangulong Gloria Scholarship (PGS) vouchers for different qualifications will be awarded by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Capiz during the 111th Independence Day celebration at the Roxas City Bandstand today, June 12.

SP body to probe Ardivilla

ROXAS CITY – Despite the opposition from the family of the late Art Cruz, the provincial board in its regular session yesterday ruled to conduct an investigation as to how Board Member Gilbert’s Ardivilla’s name was mentioned by a witness in the killing of 1st district Rep. Antonio del Rosario's political officer.


Bacolod dads condemn HR 1109

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod (SP) Member Jocelle Batapa-Sigue along with SP Members Wilson Gamboa Jr. and Celia Matea Flor sponsored yesterday a Resolution condemning the passage of House Resolution 1109 last June 2, 2009

Atienza donates 10-ft. Phil. Flag to Bacolod City

BACOLOD CITY -- Mayor Evelio Leonardia accepted yesterday the Philippine Flag donated by Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Lito Atienza to the City Government, particularly for the New Government Center.


Go with the flow
Res Gestae
PNP Chief speaks of freedom
Bridging the gap
Results/effects of Bisaya and Moro encounters in early times
Relational by nature
As seen on TV
FAQ’s on the race for equal space in media
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Blessings on JUNE


I-CAST what?


Cellphones and gas station fires

/ Philip S. Chua, MD, FACS, FPCS

TESDA scholarships: Big boost to education of youths

/ Rhea B. Peñaflor

The Gift

/ Florence F. Hibionada

A legacy of glitter stickers

/ Maria Reylan M. Garcia

Back from the grave

/ Bryan Mari Argos


Adidas provides shoes for Iloilo out-of-school youth

Adidas provides shoes for Iloilo out-of-school youth

The out-of-school youth of Iloilo City have a reason to smile these days. They are sporting good condition athletics shoes, thanks to the efforts of Adidas. Last May, Adidas initiated “Wanted Old Shoes”, a drive that gathered shoes carrying any brand names from the public.

---------------------------------------- The launching of i-SERVE

The launching of i-SERVE

Hundreds benefited from the services offered by the Integrated Services for Education and Volunteer Efforts (iServe) during its launching at the fountain area of Robinsons Place Iloilo.

---------------------------------------- Sarabia Manor and Convention Center's fun day

Sarabia Manor and Convention Center's fun day

Succeeding in a challenging industry for 38 years is a good reason to celebrate. Sarabia Manor and Convention Center treated its employees to a day of fun and leisure at the Villa Regatta, Villa, Iloilo last May 31.

---------------------------------------- Wow! The world’s biggest pizza

Wow! The world’s biggest pizza

By the stroke of 7:00 in the evening last Thursday came out from the big oven the biggest commercial, hand-made pizza set to make a record as the biggest in the world that will be commercially available.


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