June 15, 2009 :: Iloilo City, Philippines
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PRO 6 bares over 30,000 WV guns with expired permits

There is responsible parenthood and there also is responsible gun-ownership. A total contrast yet one in huge responsibility.

CHO asks for protective suits from DOH

BACOLOD CITY -- Vice Mayor Jude Thaddeus Sayson said the City Health Office (CHO) has already requested for protective suits from the Department of Health (DOH) to be used by their personnel in responding to patients suspected to have acquired the Influenza A(H1N1) virus.

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The 5,000-strong human flag composed of VMA Global College students

The 5,000-strong human flag composed of VMA Global College students, city government employees and students highlighted the celebration of 111th  Philippine Independence Day in Bacolod City last Friday.

17 left homeless in Brgy. Monica fire

Arson investigators have yet to officially conclude its probe on yesterday’s early morning fire at Barangay Monica, Iloilo City proper. Yet to date, a total of seventeen families have been confirmed to be homeless as a result of the blaze that occurred about 4 a.m.


Call for submissions for Patubas 2 literary anthology

Ten years after the release of Patubas – An Anthology of West Visayan Literature, published by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts and edited by Palanca Hall of Famer, Dr. Leoncio Deriada.

CA screens, sanctions 554 Palace appointees

The bicameral Commission on Appointments (CA) of the 14th Congress has so far given its consent to a record 554 presidential appointees or nominees.

Kalayaan jobs too hot not to be handled

A total of 561 jobseekers last Friday went home with good news to tell their families after they got hired on-the-spot (HOTS) during the opening of the three-day Kalayaan job fair held at Amigo Plaza Mall here in connection with the celebration of the 111th Philippine Independence Day.


Lawyer urges DOT to boost Capiz tourism

ROXAS CITY – A Capiz-born criminal lawyer has appealed to Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Joseph Durano to consider the province's potential for development as another tourist destination, in line with the Tourism Act of 2009.

Castro: RP still not totally independent

SAPIAN, Capiz – Mrs. Jane Tan-Castro, wife of 2nd District Cong. Fredenil Castro, said that the country is not yet totally independent as it is still dominated by other countries in terms of businesses, monetary funds and other interests.


Mansilingan's rerouting ordinance declared invalid

BACOLOD CITY -- Sangguniang Panglungsod Member Dindo Ramos, chair of the Committee on Laws and Ordinances, confirmed recently that the Bacolod City Council unanimously declared invalid the Barangay Ordinance 1.

PGMA will not run for Congress in 2010 says spokesperson

BACOLOD CITY -- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo will not run for a lower position after her term ends in June 30, 2010, said Presidential Deputy spokesperson Ma. Lorelei Fajardo who was in Bacolod City Friday as guest speaker of the 111th Independence Day celebration.

DOLE grants P450T to labor union for internet café biz

It has been the desire of members of the Central Negros Electric Cooperative (Ceneco) Union of Rational Employees (Cure) to improve the lives of their members by embarking on an entrepreneurial activity.


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At Gun Point
Bridging the gap
Results/effects of Bisaya and Moro encounters in early times
Go with the flow
Res Gestae
PNP Chief speaks of freedom
de los Reyes
Bona fide Text
Blessings on JUNE


Filipinos just love videoke

/ Bryan Mari Argos

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


The Beacon launched

The Beacon launched

Brokers from Iloilo and Manila gathered for a night of fellowship recently to toast the launching of The Beacon, a residential resort in Makati. Here, one can enjoy the perks and privileges of living like a star in a prestigious and stunningly elegant high-rise residential condominium.

---------------------------------------- The romance of Filipino Art Deco

The romance of Filipino Art Deco

The romance of Filipino Art Deco, by Manuel Maximo Lopez del Costitta-Noche was presented to the public during the Owning Heritage Art Deco exhibit held at SM City Iloilo recently.

---------------------------------------- A hero in his simple ways

A hero in his simple ways

I thought that no one would labor without money as a return because of the economic crisis that we are facing. Money is the main reason why people work hard. Thus, it's easy to forget to spend time with one's neighbor and the community.

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


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